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Abingdon, Virginia is located in Washington County. Zip codes in Abingdon, VA include 24212, 24211, and 24210. The median home price in Abingdon is $199,900. More Abingdon information.

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Friday Jul 25 | WCYB

Father-son teams arrested for cockfighting ring

Three people, accused of cock fighting and gambling, entered guilty pleas in federal court in Abingdon, Virginia.


Tue Jul 22, 2014

New Vision

US man creates kingdom in Africa for daughter

Fathers often see their daughters as royalty. But a few months ago, when Emily Heaton said she wanted to be a princess, her father Jeremiah quickly found her a kingdom.



Taste of the Town Tour kicks off in Abingdon, Virginia

It features samples of the local bounty used at restaurants in Abingdon. Participants will be stopping 5 to 6 times for small tastes of food and drink that highlight the restaurants' unique flavor.


Mon Jul 21, 2014


Man claims desert kingdom for daughter

Jeremiah Heaton was playing with his daughter in their Abingdon, Virginia, home last winter when she asked whether she could be a real princess.


Fri Jul 18, 2014


Quiz of the week's news

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Wed Jul 16, 2014


Dad Claims Foreign Land For His 'Princess'

Jeremiah Heaton, of Abingdon, Va., has made his daughter a princess. He has claimed Bir Tawil , an area between Egypt and Sudan under dispute between the two nations.


Tue Jul 15, 2014

Lake County Record-Bee

Nick's 'Sam & Cat' gone after less than season

With Ariana Grande hitting it big in the music world this summer, her time as a star on children's television is about to become history.


Lake County Record-Bee

'Days of Rage' is fast-paced thriller

The world of Special Ops seems to be a new trend in publishing, but author Brad Taylor, a former Delta Force operative, knows how to unveil the behind-the-scenes action.


Townsend Times

Man claims kingdom so daughter can be princess

Jeremiah Heaton told the Bristol Herald Courier that he recently trekked to a small, mountainous region between Egypt and Sudan called Bir Tawil.


Evening Sun

African nations to help Libya control its borders

Libya's neighbors are offering to help the country control its borders, collect heavy weapons and reconcile rival political forces as security in the North African nation deteriorates.


Mon Jul 14, 2014

The York Daily Record

Bundy son facing arrest in separate criminal case

The 34-year-old son of a Nevada rancher who hosted armed protesters against federal agents in a cattle roundup dispute in April is facing arrest in a separate case stemming from his felony conviction on 2012 burglary and weapon charges.



OSV mixes 'Fire & Ice' for a day of fun

To celebrate its "Fire & Ice" old-fashioned fireman's muster on Saturday, July 19, Old Sturbridge Village is offering half-price admission for all firefighters, and free admission to children age 17 and under when accompanied by an adult paying full price.


Fort Morgan Times

Syfy to launch 'The Expanse' starring Thomas Jane

Syfy network says Thomas Jane will star as a world-weary detective in an other-worldly thriller for the network.


The York Daily Record

Attorney: Guam rampage suspect assaulted in jail

The lawyer for a Guam man accused of killing three tourists in a crash and stabbing rampage says her client was assaulted in jail by another inmate.



The Extreme Thing a Father Did for His Daughter to Be a...

A Virginia father took the idea of "Daddy's Little Princess" - a phrase seen on everything from baby bibs to pink T-shirts - to the next level, claiming a plot of the African desert as his kingdom so his daughter could, in fact, be a real princess.


WSNX-FM Grand Rapids

Dad Buys Land To Make Daughter A Princess

Meet Jeremiah Heaton from Abingdon, Virginia. His 7 year old daughter, Emily, asked him if someday she would really be a princess? And in Dad fashion, Jeremiah decided to buy a patch of land between Egypt and Sudan and claim it as his 'kingdom'.



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Sat Jul 12, 2014

The Washington Post

To make a dream come true, Va. man founds a country

Jeremiah Heaton and his seven year-old daughter, Princess Emily, show off the flag that their family designed as they try to claim a piece of land in the Eastern African region of Bir Tawil.


Fri Jul 11, 2014

Deseret News

Virginia dad plants flag in area between Egypt, Sudan to fulfill princess promise to daughter

Jeremiah Heaton and his seven year-old daughter, Princess Emily, show the flag,July 2, 2014, in Abingdon, Va, that their family designed as they try to claim a piece of land in the Eastern African region of Bir Tawil.


Thu Jul 03, 2014


New campaign promotes responsible drinking over holiday weekend

Washington County Sheriff's deputies and police officers in Damascus will be working to curb drinking and driving over the holiday campaign as part of a new campaign to encourage smart decision making.



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