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Virginia’s Department of Motor Vehicles is now open for walk-in business, more than 18 months after COVID-19 caused the state to shut the doors. Why did it take so long, and require so much pressure to go back to even a three-day-a-week walk-in schedule?

According to data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the average high in the Tri-Cities in May was 81.9 degrees, which is 5.9 degrees above normal. On 21 days, the highs were at 80 or above, 14 of those days were 85 degrees or higher and it was 89 degrees on five days. There were two 90-degree days. On May 24, a record high of 88 degrees was set. And remember, summer doesn’t officially start until June 21.

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BRISTOL, Va. — An updated vehicle registration renewal process from the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles is designed to save you money and a trip to the DMV — and could cut state costs by $325,000 annually.

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Regarding your Opinion page in the Jan. 22, 2017, edition, what Nick Stafford has proven, and Jim Maxwell (publisher of the Bristol Herald Courier) has seconded, is their mutual disrespect for public employees.

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With 2016 in the rearview mirror, we have leapt into the New Year with bright eyes and a sense of excitement. We started the year off with the usual types of stories that news organizations report about the weather. In the second week, we switched gears. A quirky little story came our way, after being passed up by another local news organization — and this story caught fire!

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Virginia race fans, add one more thing to the list of things you can do at Bristol Motor Speedway.

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