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Duckpin bowling alley coming soon to downtown Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn--A duckpin bowling alley is coming soon to downtown. Co-owner Chip Zimmerman said he and his partner have plans to open "Pins & Friends" in September at 700 State Street, across from the Cameo Theatre. Zimmerman said in duckpin bowling, the pins and bowling balls are smaller and lighter,...
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What is there to do this weekend in the Tri-Cities? Find out here

(WJHL) — June 25-26 marks another summertime weekend in the Tri-Cities, and Storm Team 11 predicts a sunny and hot start to both Saturday and Sunday with afternoon showers and storms possible. Saturday, June 25 Carter Railroad Museum Heritage Day Where: George L. Carter Railroad Museum on EastTennessee State University’s campus Info: Open 10 a.m. […]

Cayman Ratliff leads after First Round of East TN Amateur

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (WJHL) – Some of the top amateur golfers in East Tennessee made their way to the Elizabethton Golf Course for Friday’s First Round of the William B. Greene Jr. East Tennessee Amateur Golf Tournament. A total of 17 golfers in the Championship Division finished their opening round under par, but everyone is chasing […]

William Shane “Grasshopper” Adams

William Shane “Grasshopper” Adams, 34, Butler, passed away Monday, June 20, 2022. He was born July 4, 1987 in Elizabethton. William was a graduate of Hampton High School and had worked in landscapping in earlier years. He loved people and loved helping them anyway he could. He attended Piercetown Baptist Church.

River Riders survive late Whistlepigs rally for 10th win

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (WJHL) – The first inning home run from Avery Owusu-Asiedu was the spark that ignited a River Riders Friday night win, 9-7 over visiting Princeton. Elizabethton built a 9-2 advantage, but saw it shrink to just two runs, thanks to an RBI groundout and a grand slam from the Whistlepigs’ Jesse Robinson. But, […]
Kingsport Times-News

Teamwork leaves Ratliff on top at East Tennessee Amateur

ELIZABETHTON — It was like old times for Cayman Ratliff at Elizabethton Golf Course. Only this time, he had some company. Ratliff shot a 6-under-par 66 Saturday to grab the first-round lead of the 28th annual William B. Greene Jr. East Tennessee Amateur golf tournament, an event he has won twice.

Tri-Cities residents react to overturn of Roe v. Wade

BRISTOL, Tenn. (WCYB) — Tri-Cities residents are reacting to Friday's landmark decision by the Supreme Court. Tennessee is likely to see a nearly total ban on abortion in about 30 days -- but what is next for the state is laid out in a 2019 law -- The Human Protection Act.
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Next generation of Johnson County bull riders are stepping up

L-R Bullriders Loki Osborne, 15, of Butler, TN, and Joe Joe Church, 14, of Mountain City, before their rides at the Bulls and Barrels Rodeo on Saturday night. Wes and John Stalans brought the Spur N S Rodeo monster bulls back to Johnson County for two nail-biting nights of Bulls and Barrels on Friday and Saturday. Featuring the fan-favorite events of bull riding and barrel racing, along with some spectacular trick riding and raucous comedy, it was the action-packed night that Mountain City resident Pauleen Kidd attended with her two sons and her granddaughter, was hoping for. “It’s a good time Saturday night,” she said.

River Riders use early offense to earn series split with WhistlePigs

The Elizabethton River Riders (10-11) found their way back into the win column on Friday night as they defeated the Princeton WhistlePigs (9-12) by a final score of 9-7. Right fielder Avery Owusu-Asiedu went 3-for-5 on the night with three RBI and a run scored. He also finished just a triple shy of the cycle.

Reward, pre-registered members can pick up Hard Rock Unity cards today

Hard Rock Bristol reward members and pre-registered members may pick up their Hard Rock Unity cards beginning today. The casino announced Friday that pickups of the cards will be held for the next two weekends prior to the temporary casino’s official opening Friday, July 8. Pickups can be made at the temporary casino location at 500 Gate City Highway, the former site of the Bristol Mall. Guests should follow signage around to the entry where they may pick up the Unity cards.
Kingsport Times-News

Out & About

“Humor Me: The Art of Laughter” is on display at the William King Museum of Art in Abingdon, Virginia, through July 3. For more information visit WKMA reccomends that all staff and visitors to the museum, regardless of vaccination status, wear masks. The Reece Museum at East Tennessee...

State Liners fall to River Turtles, 5-4

BRISTOL Va. – It’s been a frustrating season for the Bristol State Liners and first baseman Daniel Hicks has certainly felt the pain. The former Tennessee High standout has produced at the plate, but has battled bad luck and injuries for a squad that dropped a 5-4 Appalachian League decision to the Pulaski River Turtles on Friday night at DeVault Stadium.

Hard Rock holds final hiring event for Bristol Casino

BRISTOL, Va. (WJHL) – Hard Rock held the final hiring event on Saturday before the temporary casino opens in Bristol, Virginia on July 8. The event started at 11 a.m. and ran through 2 p.m. Around 500 people are already employed and about 200 more came out for interviews on Saturday, many of which were […]

Northeast State Community College tuition to remain unchanged

Northeast State Community College students will not see an increase in tuition for the 2022-23 academic year. The announcement was made Friday afternoon in a press release from the school. The Tennessee Board of Regents voted to keep current tuition rates unchanged during its quarterly meeting held last week at...

A look at 13 intriguing prep football games in far SW Virginia for 2022

The Virginia High School League released its master football schedule on Wednesday and like a menu at a fine dining establishment, folks throughout the Commonwealth craving some pigskin have scanned it thoroughly. There are the yearly favorites and some special matchups, but of course there are games each Friday for...