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Kingsport holds largest Independence Day fireworks display in city’s history

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL) – Kingsport held its first “Red, White and Boom” celebration Saturday night. “The City said let’s take it to a new level,” Director of Special Events for Kingsport Emily Thompson said. Thompson said this year’s celebration marks the largest Independence Day fireworks display to-date. First, the night kicked off with some music […]
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Norton chief, slain officers recognized

NORTON – As Norton Police Chief James Lanes continues his recuperation, organizations and the public keep remembering his what happened to him just over a year. Lane received his latest recognition Saturday from non-profit organization Running 4 Heroes. Organization founder, 13-year old Zechariah Cartledge, presented Lane with a $10,000 check to help with expenses as he continues his recovery from his May 2021 line-of duty shooting.
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Kingsport Times-News

Nonprofit gives injured Norton chief $10K, honors slain officers

NORTON — As Norton Police Chief James Lane continues his recuperation, organizations and the public keep remembering what happened to him just over a year ago. Lane received his latest recognition Saturday from the nonprofit organization Running 4 Heroes. Its founder, 13-year-old Zechariah Cartledge, presented Lane with a $10,000 check to help with expenses as the chief continues his recovery from his May 2021 line-of-duty shooting.
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Kingsport PD: 2-year-old found unattended, investigation underway

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL) – An investigation is underway after Kingsport police say they found an unidentified child alone Saturday morning. According to an Instagram post from the Kingsport Police Department (KPD), a boy with red hair estimated to be around 2 years old was found in the 3800 block of Eastline Drive around 8:45 a.m. […]
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Kingsport Times-News

Editorial: Model City finally resolving water billing issues

Kingsport is unique for many positive things. For instance, at 3,550 acres, Bays Mountain Park is the largest city-owned park in the state. The city also operates a water rate system that a consulting firm said is unmatched. But in this case that’s not a positive. “This is one...
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Bristol casino donates former mall furniture

BRISTOL, Va. — The furniture once utilized at the former Bristol, Virginia mall will soon find new life. Hard Rock International has donated various items from the former mall building that is set to transform into the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Bristol site, officials said in a Friday press release. Items such as flower pots, former kiosks and more have been donated to the Habitat for Humanity’s Re-Store in Kingsport.
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Kiwanis Clubs honor Kingsport students

At the end of each school year, the Kiwanis Club of Kingsport and the Cosmopolitan Kiwanis Club arrange for the presentation of scholarship and sports-manship awards at several schools in Kingsport. The awards are presented to deserving students in elementary, middle and high schools. The students who receive these awards...
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Kingsport Times-News

VanDyke, Canter showing early dominance at Kingsport Speedway

KINGSPORT — Kres VanDyke and Kevin Canter are proving once again to be the men to beat at Kingsport Speedway. VanDyke, a three-time Late Model Stock track champion, has a six-race winning streak on the three-eighths-mile concrete oval. The Abingdon driver also set fast time in qualifying Friday before the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series program was rained out. He will look to extend the streak at the next NASCAR Weekly Series races on July 15.
KINGSPORT, TN

A GATE CITY TRADITION: Summer in Pocatello has become synonymous with Grays baseball

For the past eight years, the Gate City Grays baseball team has been a homegrown incarnation of America’s favorite pastime, giving local fans a ballclub to rally behind and an affordable way to get the ballpark experience. It’s apparent upon walking into Halliwell Park on Grays game day that there’s a sense of community around the team. That’s what Grays co-owner Terry Frederickson envisioned when he and his wife, Erica, started the team in 2014. ...
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Norton Police Chief set to receive injured first responders grant

NORTON, Va. — It was nearly one year ago that 13-year-old Zechariah Cartledge came to Southwest Virginia. The Florida teen ran a mile in honor of a fallen first responder, and also presented a $10,000 grant to Coeburn Police Officer Robert Potter, who was injured in the line of duty.
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Kingsport Times-News

Kingsport lines streets for annual Independence Day Parade

KINGSPORT — Thousands of people gathered on East Center Street and Fort Henry Drive Saturday morning for the annual Independence Day Parade. People cheered as floats, bands and flags marched on the streets of Kingsport. The Mack Riddle Independence Day Parade was organized by the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce...
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Kingsport Times-News

River Riders rally in the ninth to beat Axmen

KINGSPORT — Elizabethton’s Avery Owusu-Asiedu and Alex McCoy started strong and finished strong Saturday. The duo accounted for seven hits, including two home runs, and nine RBIs in the River Riders’ 11-9 Appalachian League baseball win over Kingsport at Hunter Wright Stadium. The River Riders (13-15) moved...
KINGSPORT, TN

River Riders navigate late Axmen run for road win

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL) – Elizabethton seemed well on its way to a victory after just the first inning from Hunter Wright Stadium, as Avery Owusu-Asiedu and Alex McCoy each hit homers to build a 5-1 lead. However, a furious eighth-inning comeback from Kingsport put them in front, 8-7, off the bat of Jake Perry. But, […]
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Norton Police Chief awarded Injured Officer Grant

NORTON, Va. (WCYB) — A local police chief is being recognized for his service through a huge gift from a teenager states away. But the chief wants all the focus on that teen's mission. I'm honored. I'm humbled, blessed beyond words. Norton Police Chief James Lane, honored with a...
NORTON, VA
Johnson City Press

LampLight Theatre to host new patriotic tribute — 'Spirit of Liberty'

KINGSPORT — LampLight Theatre will be hosting a brand-new patriotic tribute this year. “Spirit of Liberty” will resonate the message of freedom with music classics, dance and comedy. This is the 17th annual Americana show that LampLight has produced. These patriotic extravaganzas have become a favorite for...
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