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Community honors Chilhowie's Dowell and Walker with signs, Men Behind the Smiles event  Southwest Virginia Today

As tears continue for two young Chilhowie friends who died within months of each other, their contributions to their communities and their perpetual smiles have ...

Saturday's College Football Preview Capsules  Bristol Herald Courier

Chowan (N.C.) at UVa-Wise. Game time: Noon. Where: Carl Smith Stadium (Wise, Va.) Radio: WLSD, 92.5 FM. Coming In: Season-opener for both teams.

Chilhowie High School student graduates with 14 years of perfect attendance  WCYB

A student from Chilhowie High School isn't just celebrating graduation. She's celebrating 14 years of perfect attendance. Samantha Musick graduated from ...

Huffman and Amelia a winning duo at Wythe track  Bristol Herald Courier

Chilhowie sophomore Amber Huffman is a multi-winner at Wythe Raceway, including six wins this season with Amelia, her 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier.

Chilhowie football team has 22 reasons for hope in VHSL championship game  Roanoke Times

Since late September, the Warriors have honored the memory of former star athlete and teacher Will Walker.

Life of Chilhowie's Will Walker celebrated for his commitment to faith, family, farming  Southwest Virginia Today

Ashley Walker accepts a commemorative plaque posthumously honoring her late husband, Will, as a finalist for the 2018 Virginia Farm Bureau Federation ...

REGION 1D BASEBALL: Sanchez leads Chilhowie past J.I. Burton, 17-6  Bristol Herald Courier

Chilhowie High School's baseball team has feasted on opposing pitching this season and Greg Sanchez has been the guy setting the table.

Chilhowie High School graduates 77 members of the Class of 2018  Southwest Virginia Today

The weather finally cooperated enough on graduation night for Chilhowie High School to conduct the ceremony outdoors on Friday for the first time in years.

VHSL CLASS 1 STATE FOOTBALL SEMIS: Chilhowie has a secret weapon in Anthony Blevins  Bristol Herald Courier

Ask members of Chilhowie High School's football team about senior running back Anthony Blevins and they will tell you about a guy who might be Southwest ...

Smyth County School Board sets graduation, other key academic dates  Southwest Virginia Today

The last day of school is set for Thursday, May 23, if no more days are missed by Smyth County students. The students will have about two and a half.

Chilhowie grad pens first book, 'Ugly Me' | News  Southwest Virginia Today

Smyth County native Josh Stamper published his first book, “Ugly Me,” in April and hopes it will help to bring awareness to the suffering many of today's students ...

Chilhowie cruises past Eastside in Region 1D playoffs  Bristol Herald Courier

CHILHOWIE, Va. – Chilhowie High School's football team had a perfect record during the regular season. The Warriors opened the postseason with a perfect ...

Chilhowie native killed in line of duty, remembered for bright smile  Bristol Herald Courier

FARMVILLE, Va. — A Virginia State Police officer, who hailed from Chilhowie, was killed Monday when police officers attempted to execute a search warrant.

Northwood to host Chilhowie-Galax VHSL state semifinal game  Bristol Herald Courier

It was going to be the first state semifinal game played on Chilhowie High School's football field since 1970.

Lauren Sisler becomes Chilhowie football fan  Roanoke Times

The ESPN and SEC Network reporter and Giles grad has sent videos of support to the Warriors.

HOGOHEEGEE DISTRICT BASEBALL: Berry leads Chilhowie past Holston for title  Bristol Herald Courier

Before Ray Berry had ever taken a swing, unleashed a pitch or fielded a groundball in 2019, Chilhowie High School baseball coach Jeff Robinson figured big ...

Chilhowie's Apple Festival will honor Doane, celebrate 'Art, Apples and Agriculture'  Southwest Virginia Today

Chilhowie council member Charlie Doane will lead the 2018 Chilhowie Community Apple Festival Parade as grand marshal this year.

Will Walker: Remembering the man behind the smile | Smyth County News  Southwest Virginia Today

Crowds upon crowds of people shuffled slowly into Chilhowie Christian Church last Sunday evening to pay their final respects to beloved Chilhowie farmer, ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Ray Berry has very good day in Chilhowie's Region 1D win over Thomas Walker  Bristol Herald Courier

Chilhowie High School junior Ray Berry played very, very well on Friday. Berry went 3-for-5 with five RBIs and also struck out 14 in pitching five innings of ...

PREP BASEBALL: Chilhowie claims 6-3 win over Patrick Henry  Bristol Herald Courier

It was two good teams. I think Patrick Henry is one of the top teams in the region,” Chilhowie coach Jeff Robinson said. “We've played two good games with ...

In photos and words: Smyth County's Class of 2019 graduates  Southwest Virginia Today

The diplomas were all in the seniors' hands. The big ceremonial finale when the principal would declare them graduates was the final step before the students ...

Gregg Belcher: Chilhowie Warrior sports hero remembered | Smyth County Sports  Southwest Virginia Today

Gregory Allen Belcher was a model student, humble to his core, liked and respected by everyone who crossed his path, and the greatest basketball player to ...

Chilhowie sends message of love to its football team  Staunton News Leader

If you're on a bus coming home after a long day, the last things you want to see in front of you are a fire engine, a rescue squad and a couple of police cars.

Chilhowie gets a boost as Padgett joins football coaching staff  Bristol Herald Courier

The football team at Chilhowie High School is loaded.

Chilhowie’s Dylan Catron signs to play basketball at Emory & Henry  WJHL-TV News Channel 11

CHILHOWIE, Va. (WJHL)- Chilhowie High School's Dylan Catron has signed to play basketball with Emory & Henry College.

Connections between Chilhowie's current state finalists, 1970 team have many connections  Roanoke Times

CHILHOWIE — Jeff Robinson teaches history classes five days a week inside Room 108 at Chilhowie High School, in addition to his duties as head football ...

Another Pennsylvania man faces charges after Smyth pursuit  Southwest Virginia Today

Another Pennsylvania man faces charges in Smyth County after Chilhowie police say he led them on a pursuit on Interstate 81 early Sunday morning in a car ...

Chilhowie High student wins playwright festival  Bristol Herald Courier

CHILHOWIE, Va. — Though Chilhowie High School student H. Avery Smith has always leaned toward music, he has recently struck a new note — in drama.

Chilhowie defense physical, stingy and effective  Roanoke Times

At 5-foot-10 and 225 pounds, Ethan Armstrong is the biggest guy on Chilhowie High School's defensive line and he packs quite a punch.

REGION 1D FOOTBALL: Chilhowie is on the brink of first title since 1975  Bristol Herald Courier

Like a character in a Charles Dickens novel, Chilhowie High School's Bradley Parris has indeed seen the worst of times and the best of times.

Chilhowie coach Robinson the ultimate Warrior  Bristol Herald Courier

After Jeff Robinson ate some Japanese food for lunch last Monday, Chilhowie High School's head football coach cracked open a fortune cookie and couldn't ...

VHSL CLASS 1 STATE CHAMPIONSHIP: Riverheads stymies Chilhowie  Bristol Herald Courier

The Riverheads Gladiators dominated in all facets of the game in taking a victory over Chilhowie.

HISTORY WITH HAYES: Belcher put in buckets for Chilhowie  Bristol Herald Courier

Dylan Catron's 43-point performance last week in a win over Patrick Henry put Chilhowie High School's 6-foot-8 junior in elite company. Catron's point ...

Chilhowie stops J.I. Burton in Region 1D baseball, 6-2  Bristol Herald Courier

CHILHOWIE, Va. – Chilhowie High School's baseball team had a fast start at the plate.

Tragedies claim two Smyth lives | News  Southwest Virginia Today

Tragedy twice struck Smyth County on Thursday, claiming the lives of a Saltville toddler and a Chilhowie man in two separate incidents.

Chilhowie High School graduates 99 students Friday evening | Smyth County News  Southwest Virginia Today

Chilhowie High School's commencement ceremony took place Friday, May 30, at 6 p.m. at the high school. Diplomas were presented to 99 students.

VHSL CLASS 1 STATE FOOTBALL: Hot Chilhowie is on a roll  Bristol Herald Courier

The defining moment thus far in Chilhowie High School's football season was Saturday's 25-21 state semifinal win over Galax.

Parallels abound between legendary 1970 squad and current Chilhowie bunch  Bristol Herald Courier

Jeff Robinson teaches history classes five days a week inside Room 108 at Chilhowie High School to go along with his duties as head football coach.

Efforts underway to name bridges for fallen Virginia State Police Trooper Lucas B. Dowell  Bristol Herald Courier

CHILHOWIE, Va. — Travelers on Interstate 81 in Chilhowie and the U.S. Highway 29 Bypass in Amherst may soon pass over bridges in honor of fallen Virginia ...

I-81 bridge named after slain Virginia State Police trooper  Lynchburg News and Advance

A bridge on Interstate 81 is being named after fallen Virginia State Police Trooper Lucas Dowell.

It's Chilhowie Apple Festival time! | Smyth County News  Southwest Virginia Today

The 64th annual Chilhowie Community Apple Festival, taking place Friday through Sunday, features arts & crafts, music, a parade, exhibits, a band festival, and ...

'It's all about Lucas': Petition effort underway to name Amherst bridge after fallen police trooper  Lynchburg News and Advance

An effort is underway to name a bridge in Amherst in honor of Lucas B. Dowell, a Virginia State Police trooper who died after being shot Feb. 4 in the.

VHSL 1A STATE FOOTBALL: A 47-year wait over for Chilhowie as Warriors beat Galax, 25-21  Bristol Herald Courier

As Chilhowie High School head football coach Jeff Robinson made his way through the throng of folks who had flooded the field following a monumental victory ...

Social media post brings attention to icy windows at Marion Senior High  Southwest Virginia Today

A Marion Senior High School student posted photos and comments about ice forming inside classroom windows on Monday and the post was picked up by ...

Chilhowie QB Cale would like to reverse the GW curse  Bristol Herald Courier

Chilhowie High School senior quarterback Zack Cale has a score to settle. You see, the George Wythe Maroons have caused much consternation for the ...

Chilhowie boys retain Hogo perch; Holston girls edge Warriors  Bristol Herald Courier

No matter the season and no matter the sport, Zack Cale is Chilhowie High School's catalyst.

HMG Scholar Athlete Contest  WCYB


Smyth County School Board sets last day of academic year  Southwest Virginia Today

School ends next week for Smyth County students but the budget woes for administrators could go well into the summer.

Teacher shortage strikes Virginia, begins to impact Smyth  Southwest Virginia Today

The Virginia Department of Education is working to alleviate a teacher shortage across the commonwealth that is beginning to affect rural areas like Smyth ...

VHSL 1A STATE FOOTBALL: Chilhowie chasing the gold against Galax  Bristol Herald Courier

The offense is clicking. The defense is suffocating. The special teams are producing. As Chilhowie High School enters today's VHSL 1A state semifinal game at ...

Ollie's is coming to Marion, Overstock Mercantile to Chilhowie  Southwest Virginia Today

Ollie's Bargain Outlet is coming to Marion this summer.

Smyth County schools announce back-to-school information, open houses  Southwest Virginia Today

Smyth County students will return to school on Aug. 10. County schools have planned open houses at each facility prior to the first day of school. Kindergarten ...

VHCC courses certify students to work as addiction counselors  Southwest Virginia Today

ABINGDON, Va. — Seventeen-year-old Hannah Johnson has always had a soft spot for helping others.

Smyth Career & Technology Center gives hands-on workforce preparation  Southwest Virginia Today

Sparks fly, engines whir, there's a sharp, loud ping of metal against metal and computers hum while air compressors hiss and click. It's just another day at school ...

In words & photos: Smyth County celebrates the Class of 2017  Southwest Virginia Today

Smyth County's three high schools celebrated their graduation ceremonies and sent the members of the Class of 2017 into the world with well wishes last ...

Portrait of Lucas Dowell unveiled at VSP memorial service for fallen officers  Bristol Herald Courier

The Virginia State Police unveiled a portrait Thursday for fallen Trooper Lucas Dowell, a 28-year-old officer from Chilhowie who died in February.

Back-to-school information for Smyth County students  Southwest Virginia Today

Smyth County public school educators are preparing for the return of students in two weeks on Aug. 19. The information below includes important dates and ...

Smyth County School Board celebrates education successes | Smyth County News  Southwest Virginia Today

It was a night of recognition at the Smyth County School Board on Monday night as board members recognized students and staff for various accomplishments ...

‘This is home’: Officer reflects on job patrolling South Holston Lake  Bristol Herald Courier

Tyler Sheets rips up the shimmering surface of South Holston Lake, patrolling the water from the shady forest of Alvarado to the rocky cliffs of Washington County ...

Smyth County Sports Hall of Fame inducting three  Southwest Virginia Today

After a few years of dormancy, a Smyth County Sports Hall of Fame committee has resurfaced and voted to induct three members this year. They are John ...

Ballenger joins Smyth County School Board staff | Smyth County News  Southwest Virginia Today

Chris Ballenger found a brand new culture when he moved to Smyth County from Oklahoma and he and his family are loving it.

Abingdon's Carter looks forward to playing Ridgeview  Bristol Herald Courier

Abingdon junior River Carter got his first taste of serious high school football in the eighth grade.

Northwood High educator is named Teacher of the Year  Southwest Virginia Today

Education wasn't Smyth County Teacher of the Year Jerad Ward's first choice of a career but when it came down to deciding on a course of study in college, one.

5 Star Student: Logan Price  WCYB

Logan Price is only in 8th grade, but he already plays guitar, bass and drums.He's 14-year-old and the youngest person in the Highlands Fellowship Church ...

College notebook: Transfer garners attention at Botetourt  Roanoke Times

Gage Bassham, who has yet to play a snap for Lord Botetourt's football team, hasn't lacked for attention in his new environment.

Christmas parades coming to Chilhowie, Saltville, Sugar Grove this weekend  Southwest Virginia Today

This weekend will feature a triple play of Christmas parades in the county.

Smyth County names Teacher of the Year for 2018  Southwest Virginia Today

From elementary to high school, teachers all across Smyth County have been honored with the title of Teacher of the Year for 2018 at their respective schools.

2018 Hogoheegee District Football Preview Capsules  Bristol Herald Courier

Chilhowie was the final area football team still standing a year ago as the Warriors reached the VHSL Class 1 state finals, where they suffered a 42-0 loss to ...

Former Tribe coach Clark new offensive coordinator at E&H  Kingsport Times News

Former Dobyns-Bennett football coach Graham Clark has been named the new offensive coordinator at Emory & Henry. Clark, 64, retired as the winningest ...

Smyth County chamber presents annual awards | Smyth County News  Southwest Virginia Today

It was nearly standing room only at the 36th annual dinner and meeting of the Smyth County Chamber of Commerce Tuesday night. Around 120 attendees ...

Out & About: Little River Band at Harvester Performance Center  Roanoke Times

For a country as rugged as Australia, some of its most famous musical exports have leaned to the softer side of rock.

Haynes Greenhouse’s corn maze opens Sept. 21  Bristol Herald Courier

GLADE SPRING, Va. — It may take close to an hour to walk through the twists and turns of a corn maze at Haynes Greenhouse in Glade Spring, but for.

Fields retires from Blue Ridge Job Corps with legacy of service  Southwest Virginia Today

When he accepted the position of substitute arts & crafts teacher at Blue Ridge Job Corps Center in 1984 William Fields had no idea it would lead to a career.

Kyra Bishop  Bristol Herald Courier

Kyra Bishop has been named to The Board of Directors of The Bank of Marion, headquartered in Marion, Virginia. Bishop will replace board member David F.

Smyth County musicians form charitable 'DJ' business | Smyth County News  Southwest Virginia Today

From lively beats at a dance to timely tunes at a class reunion or merry melodies at a holiday gathering, music adds to any event.

Young Playwrights Festival Announced At Barter Theatre  Broadway World

Barter Theatre's 17-Annual Young Playwrights Festival took place on November 5, 2018 with two performances in the morning at Gilliam Stage for over 800 ...

Chilhowie's Catron, Halsey receive state basketball honors | Smyth County Sports  Southwest Virginia Today

The Virginia High School Coaches Association has selected Chilhowie's Danielle Catron and Mark Halsey as its Group 1A girls' basketball player and coach of ...

Clark could be home run hire for E&H  Bristol Herald Courier

EMORY, Va. – Graham Clark was in his element Tuesday morning.

Chilhowie's Olivia Bailey heads to CBS National News in New York City  Southwest Virginia Today

From Southwest Virginia to New York City, Olivia Bailey is taking a big leap in the field of communications though she's had a few large stepping stones along ...

Smyth County native now living in South Korea  Southwest Virginia Today

Brian Millsaps, a Chilhowie native, and his wife, Rahee Jung, and their children, Ian Matthew and Jaynah Sarang, make their home in South Korea, where ...

Controversy over ‘Dixie’ creates split between school and community  Bristol Herald Courier

GLADE SPRING, Va. — Many members of the Glade Spring community and alumni of Patrick Henry High School were angered when news spread that “Dixie” ...

Many classes are being offered in the area  Bristol Herald Courier

ACRYLIC PAINTING: Chilhowie, Va., The Art Place, Tuesdays from 6-8 p.m. for six week period taught by Helen Evans. $60. Evans, 276-646-8235 or Edna Love ...

Salem-Louisa County final: Dinwiddie coach Mills familiar with Spartans, Lions  Roanoke Times

Billy Mills has varied interests in Sunday's VHSL championship football games.

Annual Music in the Castle festival and competition included 3 exhibition bands  Bristol Herald Courier

Thirty bands performed Saturday during the annual Music in the Castle festival at Tennessee High School.

Year-round greenhouse draws tourists' attention to family farm  Southwest Virginia Today

GLADE SPRING, Va. — It may take close to an hour to walk through the twists and turns of a corn maze at Haynes Greenhouse in Glade Spring, but for.

Creative Collages: Vintage print ads become medium for artist Lori Mann  Bristol Herald Courier

ABINGDON, Va. — When a donation of National Geographic showed up at the William King Museum of Art, Lori Rouse Mann was like a kid in a candy store.

Chilhowie student interns on set of Big Stone Gap movie  Southwest Virginia Today

Award-winning young playwright Micah Untiedt got the opportunity of a lifetime (so far) when she was asked to intern on the filming of the highly anticipated ...

Extension Answers: Spotted Lantern Fly found in Virginia  Southwest Virginia Today

The Spotted Lantern Fly (SLF) originates from China, where its presence has been documented in detail dating as far back as the 12th century. In modern times ...

2017 Thompson Award nominees are named  Bristol Herald Courier

The Gene “Pappy” Thompson Award for Excellence originated in 1982 to recognize an area high school student-athlete who exhibits exemplary athletic skills, ...

Comcast NBCUniversal Awards $83,000 In Scholarships To 74 Virginia High School Seniors  PR Newswire

RICHMOND, Va., May 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Comcast NBCUniversal today announced that it has awarded approximately $83,000 in scholarships for the ...

2018 Thompson Award nominees  Bristol Herald Courier

The Gene “Pappy” Thompson Award for Excellence originated in 1982 to recognize an area high school student-athlete who exhibits exemplary athletic skills, ...

Photo gallery: Graham Clark retirement party  Kingsport Times News

A reception for Graham Clark, who announced his retirement after 25 years as Dobyns-Bennett's football coach, was held Wednesday in the Tennessee Room ...

Newman seeks fifth term as Washington Co. sheriff  Bristol Herald Courier

ABINGDON, Va. — With 16 years of experience as the Sheriff of Washington County, Fred Newman is running for his fifth term in this year's upcoming election.

Bristol Music Club announces winners of 2018 scholarship auditions  Bristol Herald Courier

BRISTOL, Tenn. — The Bristol Music Club held its annual scholarship auditions May 5 at the First Presbyterian Church in Bristol, Tennessee. Judges for the ...

Time to trick-or-treat for a fun time on Halloween  Bristol Herald Courier

HALLOWEEN. EXPLORE THE OTHER SIDE WITH LOCAL SPIRITUALIST: All readings and services, regularly priced $60, now only $45 through Halloween.

DB's Clark: 'I've been blessed'  Kingsport Times News

Dobyns-Bennett coach Graham Clark will be part of the 2016 Tennessee Football Coaches Association 2016 Hall of Fame Induction Classic. The TNFCA ...

Thanksgiving dinner is being held in the local region  Bristol Herald Courier

THANKSGIVING DAY. COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING *SERVICE* AND DINNER: Sandlick Elementary School, Nov. 15, 11 a.m. *Service* is sponsored by the ...

Dobyns-Bennett head coach, Graham Clark, announces retirement  WJHL

Clark, announcing his retirement, has been head coach for the program for 25 years. He's lead the Dobyns-Bennett Indians a total of 233 wins, with a winning ...

Check the many Halloween happenings in the area  Bristol Herald Courier

HALLOWEEN. EXPLORE THE OTHER SIDE WITH LOCAL SPIRITUALIST: All readings and services, regularly priced $60, now only $45 through Halloween.

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