Mike Wilson walked off the Virginia Creeper Trail with a wealth of artistic inspiration. He took some photographs with his wife. Then he aimed to capture on canvas what was caught by his camera. The painting was so realistic that fans told him it looked just like a photograph.
DAMASCUS, Va. — From the outside, the unassuming small-town diner on Shady Avenue in Damascus may not look like anything special, but on the inside, Ralph Wilson stays busy serving up old-fashioned southern comfort food. People don’t come for the aesthetics at The Damascus Diner — they return to the old-school-style diner for the burgers, mashed potatoes and meatloaf.
ABINGDON, Va. — The Washington County Public Library has a new leader.
ABINGDON, Va. — An Abingdon businesswoman has found a way to turn her historic home into more than just a place to stay.
DAMASCUS, Va. — Ultra-marthoner Eric Grossman traded his running shoes for a bicycle when he pedaled into town on Wednesday, completing a 550-mile mostly-unpaved backcountry cycling route that traverses the state of Virginia from Washington, D.C., to Damascus.
ABINGDON, Va. — Students at Virginia Highlands Community College are learning that fish bones can be good storytellers.
DAMASCUS, Va. — Two local women hope their small business will be a big hit in a trail town that welcomes hikers and tourists year-round. Tonya Fuller and Becca Sarvey have teamed up to open Little Bits Baking Co. & Provisions, the only business of its kind in Damascus.
BRISTOL, Tenn. — Seven-year-old Creed Rosenbalm was ready to roll when students at Emory & Henry School of Health Sciences surprised him with a modified power toy tractor, giving the special needs child the mobility he lacks.
ABINGDON, Va. — The owners of a local winery are using their winnings from a recent contest to remodel their winery kitchen, a project they hope will add jobs and foster a sense of community.
ABINGDON, Va. — A new recreational trail in Abingdon is allowing people to walk or bike from one end of town to the other, reducing traffic congestion while promoting good health, according to Abingdon Mayor Wayne Craig.
GLADE SPRING, Va. — Buying local just got creative for a Glade Spring farming couple. Dylan and Denita House, who opened Creative Seeds Farm in 2009, will sell their popular lettuce mixes by subscription beginning this spring.
DAMASCUS, Va. — A Washington County youth who aspires to be a professional horse trainer got the opportunity of a lifetime when she competed at the world’s largest single-breed horse show in October.
When I read Breathing Room by C.A. Rollins on the Opinion and Reflection page of the Nov. 21, 2018 edition of the Washington County News, I stopped to reflect on the opening line. “Fill in the blank."
DAMASCUS, Va. — As North Carolina works to recover from the recent devastating destruction of Hurricane Florence and Tropical Storm Michael, students at a Washington County high school are doing their part to help.
GLADE SPRING, Va. — Glade Spring elected a female mayor earlier this month, likely making her the first woman to hold the position in the history of the town.
ABINGDON, Va. — A Washington County teacher wants to make reading cool again.
ABINGDON, Va. — With no college education and having worked as a second-shift welder, Steven Harris likely considered himself a country boy from Southwest Virginia. Then he became a winner last year of the Washington County Business Challenge.
ABINGDON, Va. — Sandi Puckett's husband’s farm accident — and those she often saw as a hospital operating room nurse — prompted Puckett and other members of the Washington County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee to host their first educational event to help keep youth and families safe on the farm.
BRISTOL, Va. — Recycled juice pouches, old clothing, mesh from fruit bags and even Mason jar lids were featured on the runway at Valley Institute Elementary School.
EMORY, Va. — Three Emory & Henry College recently taught students in Brazil without leaving their Washington County campus.
ABINGDON, Va. — For the past 10 years, Abingdon resident Buddy Carrier has shared a special ministry with the children around the world who receive the Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes.
ABINGDON, Va. — Charlene Phelps hasn’t slowed down since she began organizing a shoebox ministry in her Abingdon church.
ABINGDON, Va. — Dianne Lester was only 3 years old when her father, Shipfitter Petty Officer James D. Roark, was lost at sea when a 20-foot storm wave swept him and two other men overboard. But 50 years after his death and the Vietnam War, she recently connected with his Navy shipmates during a reunion in Atlanta.
Abingdon High School student Ryan Gobble won grand championships for both the market lamb and commercial ewe categories at the 2017 fair, a double win for the 17-year-old.