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ABINGDON, Va. — The collective salaries of Abingdon’s male employees total approximately $1.8 million more than female employees — but the gap has nothing to do with gender, according to Town Manager Greg Kelly.

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ABINGDON, Va. — A 2017-18 season that builds on Barter Theatre’s award-winning tradition of bringing bold interpretations of audience favorites as well as new works to the stage was announced Friday.

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BRISTOL, Tenn. — If approved by the Tennessee Department of Transportation, a road project that’s been talked about for decades that would connect the Volunteer Parkway near Bristol Motor Speedway with U.S. Highway 11W near The Pinnacle could be under construction in about 10 years.

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BRISTOL, Va. — Aldi has set an opening date of Nov. 16 for its store in Bristol, Virginia — the discount grocer’s first location in Southwest Virginia.

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BRISTOL, Va. — Girls Inc. of Bristol officials are hopeful a yard sale this weekend will help make Christmas a little brighter for nearly 200 children across Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee.

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BRISTOL, Tenn. – While many in the region are busy buying Halloween costumes and candy, Bristol Motor Speedway is busy stringing millions – that’s right, millions – of lights.

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David Woodard. I am a native of Tazewell County. I graduated from Pocahontas High School and Concord University. Currently, I am completing a Masters of Public Administration through Ashford University. I’ve worked twelve years in EMS, eight years as a business owner, and seven years in loca…

BRISTOL, Va. — Some might like it hot — but not if you want eye-popping fall foliage. The ongoing summer-like heat has dulled the annual foliage show in the Mountain Empire, which normally brings in tourists and their dollars to the region.

Eastman Chemical Co. officials said Monday that two coal gas explosions and a fire last week at the Kingsport, Tennessee, plant could have a $50 million to $100 million impact on the company this year.

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JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — As Alaska lawmakers prepare for their fourth special session of the year, Gov. Bill Walker says he wouldn't have gone through the hassle and expense of calling it if he didn't expect legislators to pass the bills on his agenda.

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The FBI hasn't been able to retrieve data from more than half of the mobile devices it tried to access in less than a year, FBI Director Christopher Wray said Sunday, turning up the heat on a debate between technology companies and law enforcement officials trying to reco…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The manager of Fidelity Investments' stock-picking unit held an emergency meeting last week to reiterate the firm's policies against sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior, a person familiar with the matter said.

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — As volunteers streamed in to donate blood, doctors tended to the wounded and investigators scoured the scene of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, Las Vegas tourism officials moved quickly to protect their valuable franchise in a city where branding is everything.

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ROME, N.Y. (AP) — Envisioning a day when millions of drones will buzz around delivering packages, watching crops or inspecting pipelines, a coalition is creating an airspace corridor in upstate New York where traffic management systems will be developed and unmanned aircraft can undergo safe…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — With stock price indexes setting record highs, many investors have been keeping a wary eye on the markets. Have stocks risen too far, too fast? Are they destined to fall from here? And what might happen if prices experienced a full-fledged correction — typically defined as …

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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain announced an unprecedented plan Saturday to sack Catalonia's separatist leaders, install its own people in their place and call a new local election, using previously untapped constitutional powers to take control of the prosperous region that is threatening to secede.

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SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — When the wildfires ignited, vineyard workers stopped picking grapes and fled for their lives. Some vineyard owners decided to stay and fight back, spending days digging firebreaks and sleeping among their vines for safety.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — First the U.S. government temporarily banned laptops in the cabins of some airplanes. Now it is looking to ban them from checked luggage on international flights, citing the risk of potentially catastrophic fires.