• NASCAR felt Jones was capable of driving Hamlin’s car

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Erik Jones had never turned a lap in the Sprint Cup Series when he became a last-minute replacement driver for Denny Hamlin at Bristol. Jones was flown in from North Carolina…

  • Bristol Compressors to expand workforce to meet demand

    BRISTOL, Va. (AP) — Bristol Compressors International is expanding its full-time workforce to meet demand for its products. The company plans to move 50 seasonal workers into full-time positions and create another 60 full-time jobs…

  • Alpha Natural Resources’ Va. headquarters building sold

    BRISTOL, Va. (AP) — Alpha Natural Resources’ corporate headquarters building in Bristol has been sold. Developer Steve Johnson says the building was sold for $28 million to a limited liability company. Johnson told the Bristol…

  • Indianapolis VA Hospital Under Fire for Email Making Fun of Veterans

    (INDIANAPOLIS) — The Department of Veterans Affairs took another hit Monday as news surfaced that an email had been circulated to staffers at an Indianapolis VA hospital making fun of the mental health problems suffered…

  • Glass recycling firm to open operation in Bristol

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Glass recycling company Nulife Glass is planning to open an operation in Bristol, creating 46 jobs. Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Friday that the company plans to invest $5.9 million for the…

  • Martinsville had highest jobless rate in November

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The city of Martinsville had the highest jobless rate in Virginia in November. The Virginia Employment Commission says the city’s seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate was 9.9 percent. That’s down from 10.1…

  • Alpha sells Pa. coal subsidiary to Rosebud Mining for $86m

    BRISTOL, Va. (AP) — Alpha Natural Resources has sold a Pennsylvania coal subsidiary to Rosebud Mining Company for $86 million. In a news release Tuesday, Alpha announced the sale of AMFIRE Mining Company. The deal…

  • Museum offers Culpeper version of Monopoly

    CULPEPER, Va. (AP) — Monopoly fans in Culpeper can now play a local version of the game. Culpeper Opoly was developed by Sophie Hudson with Kash Design. The game board features historic images of the…

  • Virginia military family gets holiday home makeover

    A military family in Alexandria is getting a big surprise ahead of
    Christmas. Before their father deploys, Operation Homefront is giving them
    home makeover.

  • Police ID 2nd person of interest in Lyon sisters investigation

    Montgomery County investigators plan to release more information about their Virginia search for evidence related to the disappearance of the Lyon sisters.

  • New museum marks the ‘Birthplace of Country Music’

    JEFF MARTIN Associated Press BRISTOL, Va. (AP) — The sounds of some of the earliest country music recordings are filling a new museum. But the Birthplace of Country Music Museum is not located in Nashville.…

  • Fairfax County mom dies after hornet sting

    On a typical Saturday afternoon earlier this month, Melodye
    Creason decided to trim back the
    azaleas in front of her family\’s Annandale home before running an errand.

    It was a life changing decision, says her husband of 24 years, Rich Creason.

  • Break-in nets electronics at Va. baseball stadium

    BRISTOL, Va. (AP) — Police are investigating a burglary at the Pittsburgh Pirates’ rookie-league affiliate in Bristol, Virginia. Bristol Pirates General Manager Mahlon Luttrell says electronics and other items were stolen from the Appalachian League…

  • Museum recognizes Bristol’s music heritage

    BRISTOL, Va. (AP) — A museum is opening in Bristol, Virginia, that recognizes the region’s country music heritage. The Bristol Herald Courier ( reports the Birthplace of Country Music Museum debuts Friday and will host…

  • Veterans networking site focuses on jobs

    After spending time serving their country, many
    veterans face difficulty finding a job and
    adjusting to normal life back at home. A new
    social networking site aims to help connect
    veterans with peers and employers.