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  1. Cyber bullying, social media cited as part of investigation into Virginia teen's death  WSLS 10
  2. Police: Va. teenager committed suicide as a possible result of 'cyber-bullying'  WSET
  3. Investigators find evidence of cyberbullying in student's death  WVVA TV
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Tazewell County Sheriff's Office investigating cyber bullying in recent case of student's death  Bluefield Daily Telegraph

RICHLANDS, Va. — Looking into incidents of online cyber bullying across the nation is part of a current investigation involving the death this week of a young ...

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.

Race to the finish: Richlands' Moir focused on wins, not recognition  Bluefield Daily Telegraph

RICHLANDS, Va. — Included among Richlands' five losses on the season — three of which have been by a total of four points — was a one-point heartbreaker ...

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.

Student flown to hospital after injuring head in Richlands  Bluefield Daily Telegraph

RICHLANDS, Va. – A Richlands Middle School student was flown Tuesday to a hospital outside the region as a precaution after injuring her head in a fall, the ...

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.

LOCAL BRIEFS: Richlands to honor Zac Carter  Bristol Herald Courier

Richlands High School will honor Zac Carter today when the Blue Tornado hosts Southwest District rival Marion in basketball.

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.

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.

Sheriff gives update on Justin Dye investigation  WVVA TV

TAZEWELL COUNTY (WVVA) Sheriff Brian Hieatt with the Tazewell County Sheriff's Office announced during tonight's school board meeting the findings of the.

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.

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 ...

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.

Tazewell County names new chief deputy commonwealth attorney  Bluefield Daily Telegraph

TAZEWELL, Va. — Tazewell County's Commonwealth's attorney announced Thursday at a new chief deputy commonwealth's attorney will now serve in his ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Richlands' "Prom Promise" poses potential dangers of drunk driving  WVNS-TV

RICHLANDS, WV (WVNS) -- Richlands sophomore Caitlin Christian will be one of around 200 students expected to attend prom this year. But through her acting ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

'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 ...

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 ...

Phillips selected as new Richlands boys basketball coach  Bluefield Daily Telegraph

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

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.

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 ...

Rife takes over at Tazewell | Sports |  Bluefield Daily Telegraph

BLUEFIELD — A familiar face will be in a new place when the 2015-16 boys basketball season begins at Tazewell High School.

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

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

Jacksonville-Onslow Hall of Fame to recognize four

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

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 ...

Big Jake: Bland County's Jake Watters doubles up on top hoops awards  Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Bland County's Jake Watters doubled up on post season basketball honors, earning the All Region 1C Player of the Year after having been named All Mountain ...

Gov. Northam confirms offensive yearbook photo  WVVA TV

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam admits to appearing in a photo in his 1984 medical school yearbook that he calls "clearly racist and offensive." Read the.

SUPER BOWL: Mike Compton was on the field for New England when Patriots dynasty began  Bristol Herald Courier

Mike Compton lay prone on his stomach on the Superdome turf in New Orleans in the split-second before he would become a Super Bowl champion for the first ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Richlands' Phillips working to build a winner  Bristol Herald Courier

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

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.

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 ...

McCall, George William | Obituaries  Roanoke Times

George William (Billy) McCall Jr., 88, of Cedar Bluff, Va. passed away on Tuesday, December 22, 2015 in Bristol, Tenn. Mr. McCall was born in Huntington, ...

Road closed at the WV/VA state line  WVVA TV

According to VDOT, Route 598/East River Mountain Road is closed due to damage from high water and debris at the WV/VA state line. Motorists traveling from.

Hard-nosed Amelia County holds off Richlands with defense  Bluefield Daily Telegraph

HARRISONBURG, Va. — Eric Medley is entirely too young to remember the “bad boy” Detroit Pistons teams that used in-your-face defense to win consecutive ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Missing: 17-year-old in Wyoming County  WVVA TV

Law enforcement is asking for the public's assistance in locating a Wyoming County runaway.

Winter weather advisories issued for Tuesday  WVVA TV

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in effect for Eastern Greenbrier, Summers, Monroe, Giles, Wythe, Bland, Mercer, and Tazewell counties from 7AM Tuesday ...

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 ...

Green retiring as Tazewell County Administrator  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 ...

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.

Blues 'Race' to 'Moir' victories | Sports |  Bluefield Daily Telegraph

RICHLANDS, Va. — A basketball season has been called a marathon, not a sprint. At Richlands, it has been all about the Race. As in Race Moir, a junior ...

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.

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

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

Sidewalk dining coming to downtown Bluefield  WVVA TV

Part one of an ordinance allowing dining on public sidewalks in the central business district of Bluefield was approved Tuesday. Owner of the Blue Spoon.

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.

Kennedy takes the stand for testimony in Coon Branch trial  WVVA TV

WELCH, WV (WVVA) The final day of testimony wrapped up for the prosecution and defense as the trial of State of West Virginia v. Michael Kennedy comes to.

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.

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 ...

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 · All Grants ...

Man's body found in Ohio River between Ohio, West Virginia  WVVA TV

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — Police in West Virginia say the body of a man has been found in the Ohio River. Wheeling police say in a news release a boater.

Governor Justice says in 2-3 weeks his office will announce a fix for drug crisis  WVVA TV

(Lewisburg) Last week WVVA reported on the growing concerns for methamphetamine use in West Virginia. TOday Governor Justice weighed in on that story.

UPDATE: Industrial hemp future in WV threatened by civil suit  WVVA TV

(White Sulphur Springs) The West Virginia Department of Agriculture says industrial hemp is on the rise, but excitement for the new crop is tempered by a civil ...

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 ...

Man charged after shooting in Beckley  WVVA TV

Two people were shot and one is in custody after a shooting in Beckley on Thursday.

Kanawha man sentenced for federal drug charge  WVVA TV

A Kanawha County man caught with approximately 259 grams of meth in August of 2017 has been sentenced to 144 months in prison, announced United ...

Troopers investigate murder in McDowell County  WVVA TV

State troopers are investigating a murder that happened Wednesday in McDowell County.

UPDATE: Special Education Teacher to appear in Circuit Court, child abuse charges  WVVA TV

A woman facing child abuse charges is expected to be in Mercer County Circuit Court on Monday. Marlene "Molly" Robinson has been indicted by Grand Jury.

Beckley physician pushes back on report critiquing pain management treatment  WVVA TV

BECKLEY, W.Va. (WVVA) A Beckley doctor pushed back Thursday on a new report calling into question an alternative pain management treatment to pills.

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 ...

Hurricane Florence: Potential impacts for the Two Virginias  WVVA TV

Hurricane Florence is currently churning over the open Southern Atlantic Ocean this evening as a Category 1 storm, packing winds of 85 MPH at the time of.

Four missing in Raleigh County  WVVA TV

CLEAR CREEK, W.Va. The Raleigh County's Sheriffs Dept. is investigating the disappearance of four people near Clear Creek on Saturday. According to.

Flurries/freezing drizzle today, rain and snow tomorrow  WVVA TV

As a weak cold front pushes into the area today, we can expect the cloud cover to be building back in again this morning. Temps early will be in the 20s,

Additional closings and delays list  WVVA TV

Here you will find an list of closing and delay information that is not available on our SnowPatrol.

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 ...

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.

Toys for tots taking donations in Greenbrier County  WVVA TV

(Rainelle) Toys for Tots in Greenbrier County kicked off in October and runs through December 23rd. Run by the Marine Corps, the program gives toys to.

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 ...

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.

Fugitive wanted in 3 states captured in West Virginia  WVVA TV

A man wanted on more than 40 felony charges in three different states was captured in Beckley.

WV State Police seeking new recruits  WVVA TV

The West Virginia State Police are seeking new recruits.

Bluefield Recreation and Fitness Center officially open  WVVA TV

BLUEFIELD, WV– This morning was the first official day of operation for the newly renovated Recreation and Fitness Center. Over the course the six week ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

New Hampton coach pledges state-wide recruiting  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 ...

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.

Christiansburg wrestling wins 16th straight state title  WSLS

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

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