Many restaurants and other businesses provide discounts, freebies and more to veterans, active service members and their families on Veterans Day.
It is important to note that most businesses require proof of military service and that not all franchise locations participate in their Veterans Day offers — contact your local establishment for more details.
Applebee's — Veterans and active-duty military receive a free meal when dining in from a special menu on Nov. 11. And when dining in on Nov. 11, military guests will receive a $5 bounce back card to redeem for dine-in, to go or delivery within three weeks.
Bed Bath & Beyond — Veterans, active-duty military members and their spouses can get 25% off their entire in-store purchase on Nov. 11..
Bob Evans — Bob Evans is offering a special menu of seven homestyle favorites available free to veterans and active duty military on Nov. 11.
Buffalo Wild Wings —On Nov. 11, Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants will offer 10 free Boneless wings and fries for all veterans and active-duty service members.
Chili's Grill & Bar — Chili's Grill & Bar will offer a free meal on Nov. 11, to all veterans & active military members at participating Chili's Grill & Bar restaurants. The meal must be picked from the free meal menu.
Cracker Barrel — Cracker Barrel will offer a complimentary slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake to all veterans & active military members when dining at any Cracker Barrel location on Nov. 11.
Denny's — Veterans and active military personnel get a free Build Your Own Grand Slam on Nov. 11, from 5 a.m. to noon. Dine-in only.
Dollar General — Veterans, and active-duty military and their families will receive a 20% discount on purchases made on Nov. 11 through Nov. 14
Dunkin' Donuts — On Nov. 11, veterans and active-duty military receive a free donut at participating locations. Offer available in-store only.
Golden Corral — Golden Corral is hosting their Military Appreciation Night on Nov. 11 from 5 p.m. to close. This includes a free "thank you" meal when dining in.
Great Clips — Great Clips will offer a free haircut or a free haircut card to all veterans & active military members on Nov. 11.
Hooters — All veterans who purchase a beverage will receive a free entrée from the Hooters Veterans Day Menu on Nov. 11.
IHOP — Veterans and active-duty military get free Red, White & Blueberry Pancakes at participating locations on Nov. 11. Dine-in only.
Krispy Kreme — Veterans will receive a free small coffee and doughnut of choice on Nov. 11.
Little Caesars — Little Caesars is offering a free lunch combo (4 slice deep dish pizza with pepperoni and a 20 oz. Pepsi-Cola product) to veterans and active military members on Nov. 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Office Depot — All active-duty and retired military personnel get 20% off in-store purchases through Dec. 12, 2021. This coupon required.
Olive Garden — Olive Garden is offering a free meal from the special Veterans Day menu. The offer is only available for dinner and proof of service is required.
Red Lobster — Red Lobster is offering dine-in veterans, active duty military and reservists a free appetizer or dessert on Nov. 11.
Sheetz — Veterans and active military personnel can get a free 6-inch turkey or ham sub and a regular fountain drink at Sheetz on Nov. 11. The deal also includes a free car wash at Sheetz locations that have car washes.
Starbucks — Veterans, military service members and military spouses get a free tall (12-oz) hot brewed coffee at participating stores on Nov. 11.
Target — Veterans, active-duty military members and their families can get 10% off in-store or online orders through Nov. 13.
Texas Roadhouse — Texas Roadhouse will hand out dinner vouchers at the stores' parking lots on Nov. 11, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Veterans and active-duty military can redeem their dinner vouchers when the restaurant opens for dinner, through May 30, 2022.
Wendy's — Active-duty military and veterans get a free breakfast combo on Nov. 11 at participating locations from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Playground equipment stolen from multiple locations in Dickenson County. The Dickenson County Sheriff's Office reports that the thefts began in October. A slide that belonged to the Town of Clinchco was among the items stolen. Several items were stolen from the Bear Pen Playground on Brush Creek Road in Clintwood, including a swing, handrails, and climbing board hardware. No persons of interest or suspects have been identified, but anyone who is found to be involved would face a larceny charge. If anyone has any information on the thefts, they should call the DCSO at 276-926-1650.
Two Scott County deputies treated for fentanyl exposures. The Scott County Sheriff's Office reports that two deputies were transported to the Holston Valley Medical Center, in Kingsport, on Monday morning following a possible fentanyl exposure. According to the SCSO, the deputies had been packaging "illegal narcotics to send to a forensic lab for analysis," when they began experiencing symptoms. One deputy reportedly had severe symptoms. One deputy reportedly had severe symptoms, but both deputies were cleared and released from the hospital. Virginia State Police Hazmat Team decontaminated the Scott County Sheriff's Office as a precaution.
UPDATE! FOUND SAFE 11-09-21
Wise County Sheriff's Office Investigations Division is asking for the public's assistance in locating Anthony Seth Daniels. Seth had sent a text message on Saturday, November 6 stating he was going to stay the night with a friend. Seth has not shown up for work or had any contact with family. Seth was last known to be operating a black Chevrolet Tahoe with Virginia Tags UBY 8977. If anyone can provide any information about his whereabouts please contact Wise County Central Dispatch at 276-328-3756.
TERRY KILGORE WILL NOT BECOME SPEAKER, BUT WILL NOW TRY TO BECOME MAJORITY LEADER OF HOUSE OF DELEGATES
Delegate Terry Kilgore will not be Speaker of the House of Delegates, but he has been endorsed for Majority Leader. Kilgore announced last Wednesday, November 3, that he would throw his hat into the ring to become the Speaker of the House of Delegates, after Republicans took over the majority of the body. The House Minority Leader Todd Gilbert announced on Thursday that he would seek the position as well. On Friday, the two came to an understanding and have endorsed each other for separate jobs. Their letter said, "Todd is proud to endorse Terry for Majority Leader, and Terry is proud to endorse Todd for Speaker." The caucus will meet on November 14 to settle final leadership nominations and prep for the upcoming session and house majority as newly-elected delegates enter office.
Woman and small child escape house fire in Dickenson County. The Dickenson County Sheriff's Office reports that a home on Lockhart Flat Loops caught fire at around 11:30 a.m. Monday. A woman and small child, both of whom were able to escape without injury, occupied the home. The house received extensive damage from the fire. The Red Cross has been notified to assist the victims.
Driver transported to hospital following Sunday night crash near Norton. Virginia State Police reports that a crash occurred on Route 23 South at 6:37 p.m. Sunday. A Toyota Rav-4, driven by 73-year-old Ina Lane, of Duffield, ran off the right side of the road, overcorrected into the median, and rolled over before coming to rest in the northbound lanes. The Norton Fire Department was originally called to the crash due to reports of entrapment. Although, upon arrival Lane was found outside the vehicle with minor injuries. She was transported to a hospital with injuries. Lane has been charged with failure to maintain lane and the crash remains under investigation.
For The 17th Year Food City Will Once Again Be Hosting The Annual Johnia Berry Toy Drive. The Drive Will Kick Off November 6th And Run Through December 3rd. Area Food City’s Will Have Specially Marked Collection Containers Throughout The Tri-Cities. Toys Will Be Distributed On December 6th The Anniversary Of Johnia’s Death.
The Salvation Army’s Yearly Angel Tree Program Is Now Underway. Walmart Has Teamed Up With The Organization To Provide Online Shopping Opportunities This Year. To Find A Tree Or Learn More, Visit salvationarmyusa.org
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA - Wise County and City of Norton Commonwealth's Attorney Charles H. "Chuck" Slemp, III has been chosen to assist Attorney General-elect Jason Miyares's transition team.
Delegate Jason Miyares defeated the two-term incumbent Attorney General in last week's statewide election. Miyares will take the reins of the Commonwealth of Virginia's law firm in January. The Attorney General's duties include conducting or assisting in certain criminal investigations and prosecutions, alerting the public of scams and enforcing state consumer protection laws. Miyares, a former prosecutor and state legislator, said at the announcement last week "If there's anything that I want to bring back to the forefront in this process are the victims."
Miayres has promised to "shift the focus of the office" and direct his office to a "public safety and law enforcement focus, precisely at a time when the murder rate is the highest its been in over two decades in Virginia." Accordingly, many members of the Miyares transition team are prosecutors and former Attorneys General.
Wise County Commonwealth's Attorney Slemp is one of five Commonwealth's Attorneys from across Virginia chosen to assist in Miyares's transition to power, including Virginia Beach CA Colin Stolle, Chesterfield County CA Stacey Davenport, Lynchburg City CA Bethany Harrison, and Chesapeake City CA Nancy Parr. Former Virginia Attorneys General Jerry Kilgore, Bob McDonnell, Ken Cuccinelli, Richard Cullen, Mark Early, and Jim Gilmore are also a part of the effort. Jerry Kilgore will serve as the Chair of the transition, Former Governor George Allen will also advising Miyares's team, and several Virginia Sheriffs have been named to the effort.
Chuck Slemp said, "I'm excited about the opportunity we have to reshape the Office of the Attorney General in Richmond. I think that the voters recognized the importance of public safety issues in Virginia when they went to the polls last Tuesday. The criminal-first, victim-last mindset of the last four years and the progressive criminal justice reform movement has made our communities less safe. I am so honored to be a part of the process as we work together to restore sanity in Richmond."
Miyares will be sworn in as the Attorney General of Virginia on January 15, 2022.