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Richlands High School remembers former running back Devon Johnson  WVNS-TV

Memorabilia of former Marshall running back- Devon Johnson -sits in the office of Richlands High School Head Football coach Greg Mance. Its in the locker ...



Richlands students take break to mourn student's death  WVVA TV

About 100 plus students from Richlands High School and Middle school took a break from classes to mourn the loss of a ninth grader there.



Congressman Griffith holds town hall at Richlands High School  WVVA TV

Congressman Morgan Griffith of the 9th District of Virginia held a townhall in Richlands High School today with students. Students asked Griffith about.



Family mourns teenager lost to suicide  WCYB

A Southwest Virginia community is in mourning after a 15-year-old Richlands High School student took his own life. His family said it was because of bullying.



Forrest Thump: Richlands' Levi Forrest an elite kicker, punter  Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Levi Forrest isn't the most prolific placekicker in Richlands High School Football history. But he probably will be.



Former Richlands, Marshall star Johnson dies at 25  Bristol Herald Courier

Devon Johnson, one of Southwest Virginia's most accomplished football players of the past decade, died Tuesday at the age of 25.



Top 10 of the last 10: Best football games of the decade  Staunton News Leader

We asked you, the readers, for a list of the best high school football games you've seen involving area teams over the last 10 years. And we got plenty of ...



Richlands is off to the races with Moir  Bristol Herald Courier

Race Moir wasn't focused on offense when he arrived at Richlands High School.



Video: 2018 Richlands High School's Prom Promise Mock Car Accident  Bluefield Daily Telegraph

With the assistance of Richlands first responders and Wings Air Rescue, Prom Promise students act out a Mock Car DUI car accident at Ernie Hicks Stadium ...



Jacksonville-Onslow Hall of Fame to recognize four  WCTI12.com

The Jacksonville-Onslow Sports Commission announced it will induct two people into its Hall of Fame while two others will receive Heroes Spirit Awards.



LOCAL BRIEFS: Services set for former Richlands star  Bristol Herald Courier

Funeral services for former Richlands High School and Marshall University standout Devon Johnson will be conducted Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Southwest ...



A community comes together to remember Devon Johnson  Bristol Herald Courier

Former Richlands High School football player Aaron Daugherty said he was shocked Tuesday night when he heard the news that Devon Johnson passed away ...



Hyder taking his athletic, leadership skills to E&H  Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Neither a fractured foot nor an enlarged spleen could keep Luke Hyder from a college football future.



Push back against bullying event in Tazewell  WVVA TV

In light of the tragic death of a Richlands High School student, community members in Tazewell have decided to take action.



Richlands' Yulia Slone triumphed over near-tragedy | Sports  Bluefield Daily Telegraph

RICHLANDS, Va. — During the course of her high school soccer career, Yulia Slone has played for Radford, for Virginia High and for Richlands. Last week she ...



Funeral services set for Devon Johnson | Sports  Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Funeral services for Richlands football and basketball standout Devon Johnson will be held on Sunday, Nov. 11, at Southwest Virginia Community College's ...



Parents of teen say he hid feelings before suicide  WVVA TV

It's been an emotional two weeks for the family of Justin Dye, the fifteen year old Richlands High School sophomore who took his own life on October 15th.



Students go hungry in Richlands, VA after a miscommunication at school  WJHL

RICHLANDS, VA (WJHL)- Parents of students at Richlands High School in Virginia are seeking the resignation of the school's principal after students weren't ...



Victims identified in double fatal accident in front of Richlands High School  WITN

Police have identified the victims in Tuesday afternoon's deadly crash in front of Richlands High School. The accident happened around 2:30 p.m., shortly after ...



Virginia State Police investigating fatal Washington County crash  WCYB

The Virginia State Police is investigating a single-vehicle crash in Washington County. The crash occurred Saturday at 2:10 a. m. on Route 19, less than a mile ...



Marsh Regional has critical need for O-negative blood  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — Marsh Regional Blood Center is experiencing a critical need for donors with O-negative blood following a holiday weekend and recent ...



Richlands student beats adversity to pursue passion  Bristol Herald Courier

RICHLANDS, Va. – A tragedy early in the life of a young man from Southwest Virginia revealed a hidden talent that has pulled him from the shadows of a dark.



'Field of dreams': Richlands softball gets diamond of its own  Bluefield Daily Telegraph

RICHLANDS, Va. — It will one day be known as Rhonda Blevins Field. For now, Ronnie Davis has another name for the new home of the Richlands softball ...



Phillips selected as new Richlands boys basketball coach  Bluefield Daily Telegraph

RICHLANDS, Va. — Basketball and Richlands have long been productive mix for Fred Phillips.



Ex-Herd RB Devon Johnson dies at 25 | Sports  Williamson Daily News

HUNTINGTON - Marshall University is once again mourning the loss of a figure within its football program.Former running back Devon Johnson passed away ...



Fourth quarter spurt by Moir lifts Richlands over Pioneers  Bluefield Daily Telegraph

LEBANON, Va. — With their backs against the wall, Richlands came out fighting. Junior Race Moir powered a furious second half comeback as the Blue ...



Fred Phillips' heart is full of hoops | Sports  Bluefield Daily Telegraph

RICHLANDS, Va. — Believe it or not, Fred Phillips and Michael Jordan have a few things in common.



High school graduates across the region walk the stage  Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Eight high school graduations took place on Friday across the region.



HISTORY WITH HAYES: Ernie Hicks had a long reign coaching at Richlands  Bristol Herald Courier

Having already announced that the 1964 season would be his last at the helm of the Richlands High School Blue Tornado, Kenneth McNabb “Ernie” Hicks was ...



Mary Sue Altizer Newsome-Peters  Southwest Times

Nov. 24, 1938-Dec. 18, 2018. Mary Sue Newsome-Peters of Pulaski, Va., passed away after complications from heart surgery Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018 at ...



Graham's wins sixth straight, skins 'Cats 44-7 | Sports  Bluefield Daily Telegraph

BRISTOL, Va. — The Graham G-Men were nearly untouchable on Friday night, as they defeated the Virginia High Bearcats 44-7 in Bristol.



Northwood to host Chilhowie-Galax VHSL state semifinal game  Bristol Herald Courier

It was going to be the first state semifinal game played on Chilhowie High School's football field since 1970.



Richlands' Phillips working to build a winner  Bristol Herald Courier

Fred Phillips was placed in the center of a Tornado this past summer.



Richlands soccer sweeps George Wythe | Sports  Bluefield Daily Telegraph

RICHLANDS, Va. — Richlands soccer standout Mya Holmes scored six goals Monday in an 8-1 win over George Wythe at Ernie Hicks Stadium. Bailey Hurst ...



Cougars lose nailbiter to Richlands  USA TODAY High School Sports

Stuarts Draft players celebrate a touchdown during a Group 2A state semifinal football game played in Stuarts Draft on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016. NOTE: If you ...



Newsome-Peters, Mary Altizer  NRVN News

Mary Sue Newsome-Peters of Pulaski, VA passed away after complications from heart surgery on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.



Richland High School's Lila Hackett is WNCT's STEM Teacher of the Month  WNCT

WNCT is honoring our STEM teachers and this month we are in Onslow County, where one teacher has made such an impact on her students that they come ...



Former Richlands players coaching in VHSL title game  Bristol Herald Courier

Richlands plays for the Virginia High School League 2A state football championship on Saturday, while two guys who were once standouts for the Blue Tornado ...



PREP FOOTBALL OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Richlands' John-Luke Asbury  Bristol Herald Courier

RICHLANDS, Va. – Those scorching summer afternoons spent slinging the pigskin around while perfecting timing routes with his wide receivers. The numerous ...



NFL to Cavs coach – The Official Student Newspaper  The Highland Cavalier

Michael Compton, offensive line coach at The University of Virginia's College at Wise, lived out every football player's dream as a third-round draft pick in the ...



Tazewell Sheriff's Office goes the extra mile for neglected horses  WVNS-TV

When the Tazewell County Sheriff's Office responded to a code enforcement hotline call recently, deputies made a harrowing discovery.



Devon Johnson signs with Panthers as undrafted free agent  Bristol Herald Courier

The powerful running back from Marshall University signed with the Carolina Panthers as an undrafted free agent on Saturday shortly after the NFL draft ...



Deputies: Richlands volunteer assistant coach arrested on allegations of sexting a teenager  WNCT

Deputies arrest a Richlands assistant coach for allegedly sexting with teenage girl.



Mike Compton recalls the early days of New England's dynasty  Bristol Herald Courier

Mike Compton was there when it all began. When Tom Brady took over for an injured Drew Bledsoe as the starting quarterback for the New England Patriots.



E&H's Josh Compton was inspired by his dad Mike  Bristol Herald Courier

For many Southwest Virginia residents, the Thanksgiving Day routine once featured a hometown hero.



Appomattox thumps Richlands in 2A title game  Bristol Herald Courier

Richlands failed to meet its goal while the Appomattox Raiders extended their win streak to 30 games with a 42-7 decision.



Green retiring as Tazewell County Administrator | News  Bluefield Daily Telegraph

TAZEWELL, Va. — Pat Green had no ambition to be Tazewell County Administrator when she graduated from Southwest Virginia Community College. “I had to ...



Blue Ridge Junior Golf Tour 2018 tees off at Fincastle on the Mountain  Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Sixty-one junior golfers converged at Fincastle on the Mountain on Thursday in the place where the local golf pro and several members launched the successful ...



Column: Quest to honor legendary Ernie Hicks continues  Bluefield Daily Telegraph

For much of the last 10 years my travels have taken me to Richlands and Ernie Hicks Stadium.



Lacrosse taking root at Virginia High  Bristol Herald Courier

BRISTOL, Va. – Lanz Geisler speaks softly but carries a big stick. For the past few years, the Virginia High senior has promoted the sport of lacrosse to ...



Richlands grad Devon Johnson waived by the Carolina Panthers  Bristol Herald Courier

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Former Richlands High School and Marshall University star Devon Johnson was one of four players waived by the Carolina Panthers on ...



No more extra innings: Bradley Strong says good-bye to pro baseball  Bluefield Daily Telegraph

BLUEFIELD — Bradley Strong singled and scored the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning for the Fort Myers Miracle on June 15. It turned out to be.



Locals go with the flow on Clinch River excursion  Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Almost 100 kayaks and tubes hit the Clinch River in Tazewell County Sunday afternoon for a leisurely float for a few miles and to promote the beauty of the river.



Devon's heaven: Johnson stops by old stomping grounds  Bluefield Daily Telegraph

CLAYPOOL HILL, Va. — One of the biggest football heroes ever to play at Richlands High School was in the area on Saturday to help raise funds for the ...



Athletics part of the future at SWCC | Sports  Bluefield Daily Telegraph

WARDELL, Va. — The plan is to put the “Community” back in SWCC.



Lindsey Sr., James | Obituaries  Roanoke Times

1925 - 2016James R. Lindsey, Sr., 91, of High Meadows in Roaring Gap, N.C., died peacefully on Monday, December 5, 2016, surrounded by family who loved ...



Abingdon steel firm moves to Main Street after owner wins challenge  Bristol Herald Courier

ABINGDON, Va. — With no college education and having worked as a second-shift welder, Steven Harris likely considered himself a country boy from ...



Slideshow: Richlands Vs Graham High School football  Bluefield Daily Telegraph

BLUEFIELD — The Blue Tornado and the G-Men came into Friday night's contest looking to end a… COUPON DEALS · NEWSPAPER ADS · Appalachian ...



Pike delivers strong message to Tazewell County Students  Southwest Virginia Today

His is an impassioned and somber message and Zeke Pike wanted to make sure it was fully delivered at Richlands High School.



LOCALS IN COLLEGE: Allen transferring from Radford to Hawaii Pacific  Bristol Herald Courier

Brittany Allen was seeking a change of scenery and she's definitely going to get it.



Cousin, Mance make their marks in UVa-Wise spring game  Bristol Herald Courier

A scouting report on Jamorya Cousin must include the word versatile. In bold letters.



GIRLS SOCCER: Nadia Ashiq of Richlands named region player of the year  Bristol Herald Courier

John Battle duo of Sasha Haderer and Melina Turner join Ashiq, Taylor of Richlands on first team.



Richlands grad Compton on College Hall of Fame ballot  Bristol Herald Courier

Mike Compton, a 1989 graduate of Richlands High School where he starred for the football team, is one of 76 former players on the ballot for the College ...



Former Southwest Virginia coach Billy Haun to lead VHSL  Roanoke Times

When Billy Haun was on the losing end of a particularly lopsided football game as the head coach at Richlands High School in 1988, his postgame comment ...



Family of teenager who took his own life shares anti-bullying message  WCYB

The family of a Richlands High School student is spreading an anti-bullying message after the 15-year-old took his own life last week. The family said he was ...



AP All-America team: Tide leads with 4 of 10 CFP players  WVNS-TV

The College Football Playoff semifinalists combined to place 10 players on The Associated Press All-America first team, including a high of four from No.



Onslow County Classic Basketball Tournament  Camp Lejeune Globe

Eight local high schools wrapped up 2016 with the Jacksonville-Onslow Sports Commission's 11th annual Onslow County Classic boys' basketball tournament ...



These Virginia high schools will receive a Golden Football from the NFL  wtvr.com

Golden Footballs were sent to the high school of every player or head coach who was on an active roster in a Super Bowl.



Alliance among SW Va. high schools leads to academic team success  Kingsport Times News

An alliance among high schools in Southwest Virginia to improve the performance of academic teams has been a smashing success — leading to a state ...



Harmon, Egnor achieve all-state lists | Sports  Bluefield Daily Telegraph

BLUEFIELD — Richlands junior Olivia Harmon received second team all-state honors in Group 2A volleyball on Monday from the Virginia High School League.



2017 Thompson Award nominees are named  Bristol Herald Courier

The Gene “Pappy” Thompson Award for Excellence originated in 1982 to recognize an area high school student-athlete who exhibits exemplary athletic skills, ...



Christiansburg wrestling wins 16th straight state title  WSLS

SALEM (WSLS 10 SPORTS) - VHSL Wrestling Final Results (via trackwrestling.com) 1A. 1. Rural Reteat 200.5. 2. Riverheads 155.0. 3. Patrick Henry 83.0. 4.



NFL: Devon Johnson waived by the Carolina Panthers  Bristol Herald Courier

Former Richlands High School and Marshall University fullback Devon Johnson was waived by the Carolina Panthers on Thursday after a back injury hampered ...



COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Former Abingdon QB transfers from UVa-Wise to Emory & Henry  Bristol Herald Courier

You'll still find Jake Sturgill playing college football in Southwest Virginia in 2018, but he'll be calling the signals for a different team.



Franklin County hires former Salem assistant J.R. Edwards as new football coach  Roanoke Times

ROCKY MOUNT — The last time Franklin County hired an assistant from Salem as its head football coach, the move brought the program unprecedented ...



Compton says he's the new O-line coach at UVa-Wise  Bristol Herald Courier

Mike Compton has held the titles of All-American, Super Bowl champion, high school football coach and local legend. His gridiron odyssey has once again led ...



Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune hosts STEM Fair  WNCT

Nearly 200 local students will attend a STEM Fair at Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune Thursday.



LOCALS IN COLLEGE: Johnson begins Mars Hill career against King  Bristol Herald Courier

Sheena Johnson's first regular-season game for her new school happened to come against her old school.



New Hampton coach pledges state-wide recruiting | Colleges  Roanoke Times

Robert Prunty, a fixture in Southside Virginia when he was the football coach at Gretna High School and Hargrave Military Academy, is looking at the state from a ...



Nightlife, music & dance, theater and more | Features  Bristol Herald Courier

NIGHTLIFE. ACOUSTIC COFFEEHOUSE: Johnson City, 415 W. Walnut St. Feb. 5, 10 p.m., Zack Joseph and The Society; Feb. 6, 8 p.m., The Hotshot Freight ...



McDowell shrine adds new members | Local Sports  Bluefield Daily Telegraph

WELCH — More than 350 people gathered in the Mount View High School cafeteria Saturday afternoon to participate in and witness the induction of 18 people ...



Shepherd out of baseball, but cherished the 'ride'  Bristol Herald Courier

The 2017 season begins today for many minor league baseball players, but Matthew Shepherd will not be among them.



BREAKING: Incumbent Will Morefield Overcomes Challenger, Wins HOD-3 in Mass Meeting — Updated  Bearing Drift

Delegate Will Morefield fought off an eleventh-hour challenge to win the Republican mass meeting nomination for the House of Delegates 3rd District on ...



Future engineers, scholars excel in First Tech Challenge  Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Teams from throughout the Commonwealth converged on the King Community Center on the Southwest Virginia Community College Campus to compete in the ...



Photos: Jacksonville Veterans Parade  Camp Lejeune Globe

A crowd lined Western Boulevard in Jacksonville Saturday to watch about 120 units participate in the Jacksonville Veterans Day Parade, which was put on by ...



LOCAL IN THE PROS: Former THS ace Cunningham earns Frontier League All-Star nod  Bristol Herald Courier

Chase Cunningham is still in complete command. The former Tennessee High standout is 6-0 with a 2.49 ERA in 10 starts for the Washington (Pennsylvania) ...



Graham to lead Loris High baseball program  Myhorrynews

By Lacy Hardee. For The Loris Scene. The hiring of 26-year coaching veteran Tim Graham to lead the Lions baseball programs this season has been ...



Judge rules Pulaski County murder case evidence inadmissible  Roanoke Times

PULASKI — A medical examiner will not be allowed to testify later this month that she determined Mindy Dickerson's 2005 death to be caused by asphyxiation, ...



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