• Children of slain deputy: A hero ‘just for being our dad’

    “He is being called a ‘hero’ for the job he did and the lives he saved. We have called him a hero for a long time_just for being our dad.”

  • Abingdon man pleads guilty in death of 2-year-old girl

    ABINGDON, Va. (AP) — An Abingdon man accused of killing a toddler has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. Gregory Marlow entered his plea this week in Washington County Circuit Court. He will be sentenced in…

  • No charges in death of Abingdon pedestrian hit by salt truck

    ABINGDON, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police say no charges will be filed in the death of an Abingdon pedestrian who was hit by a salt truck. State police spokeswoman Corinne Geller tells the Bristol…

  • Elon University halts fraternity’s activities over citation

    ELON, N.C. (AP) — Officials at Elon University have suspended new-member activity at Kappa Sigma fraternity after 17 new members were cited for trespassing in a Virginia cemetery. The Times-News of Burlington reports (http://bit.ly/1GrWghp) school…

  • Abingdon council OKs funds to repair Barter Theater’s roof

    ABINGDON, Va. (AP) — Abingdon officials plan to repair the Barter Theater’s leaky roof. Town Council on Monday approved $15,000 for the project. The funding includes $10,000 that had been set aside for a retreat…

  • UVa. student who died took drug Molly, dad says

    As police await the autopsy results of the University of Virginia sophomore who died after collapsing at D.C.\’s Echostage night club, Mary \”Shelley\” Goldsmith\’s dad says his daughter\’s friends told him she took the drug Molly, a purified form of ecstasy.