When a Meadowview woman had trouble finding caregivers for her young grandchildren, she did what any grandmother would like to do. She started her own preschool and day care to help her own daughters and other mothers in the area receive reliable child care.
Baby showers, baby scans and maternity clothes are exciting milestones for any mom-to-be, but the shadow of the pandemic in 2020 hovered over this memorable time for five local couples.
When public schools across the country opened to a new school year, administrators knew they would face challenging issues — from battling the dangers of COVID-19 to the wearing of masks in classrooms. But many likely didn’t realize that a bus driver shortage would complicate things.
A Washington County produce farmer may be changing the way people shop this summer by offering vegetables to buyers who can’t always come to him.
ABINGDON, Va. — An Abingdon woman credits one of her first experiences as a local pageant winner more than 10 years ago for building the skill…
Artist Kyle Wilson is one of 50 artisans exhibiting their artwork at the 2021 Arts and Crafts Show, which kicked off at the Virginia Highlands Festival in Abingdon on Friday. The annual juried show is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Sunday, Aug. 1 on the Barter Square at Barter Stage II.
At 93, Nancy Patterson Lamb leads a quiet life in her Damascus Main Street home, caring for her two cats, Buttercup and Millie, and these days reflecting on her life as an inventive ceramic artist.
The mother calls her daughter an overachiever. Isabella Katherine McCall simply labels herself as someone who enjoys a challenge. Whatever the reason, the 21-year-old college student is setting records at Emory & Henry College, where she prepares to graduate this spring.
Described as a selfless servant in the community, Rob Goldsmith has led People Inc. of Virginia to become one of the largest, most effective community action agencies in the country. After joining the organization in 1978 at the age of 27, Goldsmith will retire as president and CEO of People Inc. at the end of the year.
Customers always are pleasantly surprised to visit Woody and Amy Tuell’s tables at the Abingdon Farmers Market. And with good reason. The Abingdon couple is involved in a diverse variety of wares that offers something for nearly everyone.
Visiting Nancy Johnson’s art studio is like taking a visual journey. For nearly 20 years, Johnson has been a resident artist at The Arts Depot in Abingdon, where she shares stories from the past — heart-warming family stories she heard as a child from the lap of her mother and stories of slavery that sometimes make her uncomfortable to tell.
A group of teens who were home during their college break are being praised for helping save an Abingdon man’s life. It was definitely a case of being in the right place at the right time, said 19-year-old Spencer Buddington, who, along with his friends, is being dubbed a hero.
A business owner with ties to an Asian monastery is scheduled to return to his community in Thailand as soon as his local restaurant is sold.
DAMASCUS, Va. — A Damascus business owner is starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel after enduring months of lost profits due to COVID-19.
GLADE SPRING, Va. — A local photographer is focusing on the beauty of her surroundings to bring hope and joy to people during the coronavirus pandemic.
An Abingdon young woman has learned firsthand what it means to walk a mile in someone’s shoes. In fact, Cosette Moormans, 21, recently walked close to 200 miles to raise awareness for the people of Latin America where she; her younger sister, Tess; and her father, Mark, served as volunteers a year ago.
Rhonda Morris has just one thing to say to her clients when their barber shop conversations turn to the COVID-19 vaccine. “I tell them, ‘Look at me. I’m fine. Nothing bad has happened to me. I haven’t grown a tail or anything weird like that,’” she said with laughter.
Katie Lamb, the new mayor of Damascus, is an artist, an entrepreneur, an animal lover and a people person. “But I am not a politician,” she said with a laugh.
An Abingdon teen has packed her bags and headed to the big city in pursuit of her dream career in the performing arts.
ABINGDON, Va. — This little piggy will go to market, but not before Washington County 4-H youth have a chance to groom and train their hogs fo…
KINGSPORT, Tenn. — Playing it safe during the coronavirus just got a lot more fashionable for a designer and seamstress formerly of Glade Spring.
ABINGDON, Va. — Robin Wilson has been a respiratory therapist longer than some of her team members at Johnston Memorial Hospital have been alive.