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Jonesborough man charged with exposing children to meth

JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. (WJHL) — A man already facing charges following an incident this year is now facing a new charge stemming from a child neglect investigation. Timothy L. Woodfin, 58, of Jonesborough, was arrested Tuesday, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. In March, Woodfin was arrested and charged with reckless endangerment and aggravated assault […]
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WCSO: Surveillance video leads to burglary arrest

JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. (WJHL) – A man has been charged in relation to a Jonesborough burglary that occurred in April, according to the Washington County, Tennessee Sheriff’s Office (WCSO). A release from the sheriff’s office states investigators began looking into a burglary that occurred on Dean Archer Road on April 23. After obtaining surveillance video of […]
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Alicia Nicole Price Bailey

Heaven welcomed another angel Alicia Nicole Price Bailey, age 29, Erwin, when she was called home suddenly and tragically from a genetic heart defect on Friday May 13, 2022. Alicia was a daughter, sister, cousin, and friend, but most of all a loving mother to her miracle baby, Marcus. He was the love of her life.

Pamela Elizabeth Crawford Murphy

Pamela Elizabeth Crawford Murphy, 59, of Elizabethton, Tenn., passed away on Monday, May 16, 2022, following a brave confrontation with small cell carcinoma. Pam’s last moments were spent in her Elizabethton, Tennessee home with her daughters and granddaughter by her side. Her legacy is that of a confident, audacious, and convicted woman. Whether Pam was your grandmother, sister, mother, daughter, or friend, she was a rare kind of person. With no hesitation or expectations in return, she kept her word — gave her all — and went the extra mile for those she cherished. Never knowing a stranger, Pam always made you feel welcome. And would do anything for a laugh! She was generous — even with our failings — creating safe spaces for us to both be kind to ourselves and see our mistakes with full and honest acceptance. Using all the little details that come with a gracious heart, Pam shared her authentic smile, hand in solidarity and support, and willingness to listen when you needed it the most.

Inflation pushes locally-owned restaurants to make tough choices

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. — As inflation pushes the costs of goods higher, it’s forcing tough decisions for small business owners, some are taking drastic steps to survive. Freiburg’s in downtown Johnson City has a prominent sign advertising the $4.99 lunch, but now fewer items will be available at that price. The restaurant announced on Facebook, it’s due to the rising cost of “EVERYTHING” and they held out as long as they could.

Pinkston puts ink to paper to become member of King University cheer squad

Monday was a special day at Happy Valley High School as Anslie Pinkston signed her National Letter of Intent to cheer for the the King University Tornado cheer team. Pinkston has been a Happy Valley cheerleader cheering on both football and basketball teams. She was joined at the signing by her mother, Courtnie Dalton, along with friends, family, and fellow cheerleaders and coaches from Happy Valley.

Asian families were imprisoned at N.C. mountain hotel during World War II

MONTREAT, N.C. — In the beautiful North Carolina mountains, a Christian retreat was established in the 1800s by interdenominational clergy. They named it Montreat, and a college and conference center were also built. What You Need To Know. Established in 1897 by interdenominational clergy as a Christian settlement, the...

Food vendors can serve up local eats at Jonesborough Days

JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. (WJHL) — Town leaders are calling on food trucks and vendors to make their good eats available to festival-goers during Jonesborough Days on July 2-3, 2022. Concession hours will run from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. that Saturday and from 12-10 p.m. on Sunday. Food vendors can snag a 10×10 space for $250, […]

Northeast Tennessee Region Celebrates EMS Week with Conference in Johnson City

Flight Nurses from H.E.A.R.T. conduct pediatric training at pre-conference 2021John Dabbs/Photographer. President Biden issued the official EMS Week proclamation on May 13, 2022, designating May 15-21, 2022 as National EMS Week, honoring the work of the nation's EMS providers. The first EMS Week was in 1974 and was declared by President Gerald Ford, according to the American College of Emergency Physicians.

Blue Ridge Paddling to have ribbon cutting in Erwin May 23

ERWIN, Tenn. (WCYB) — A business that offers whitewater rafting in Tennessee and North Carolina is having its ribbon cutting in Erwin on May 23 at 10 a.m. According to the town of Erwin, Blue Ridge Paddling offers access to the Lower Nolichucky River, Watauga Lake, and the French Broad River. The business offers "guided raft trips, guided and unguided inflatable kayak (ducky) trips, and whitewater kayaking instruction."

New Carter Compassion Center prepares site to help homeless

Work has begun at the home of the new Carter Compassion Center where the community’s homeless will soon be able to seek assistance. The organization, which received its 501c3 designation in 2021, will be located at the former Elizabethton-Carter County Chamber of Commerce building on U.S. Highway 19E. The building, which is owned by the city, has been empty since the chamber moved downtown in 2020.

O’Charley’s Restaurant & Bar in Johnson City closes

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — A restaurant chain that served up American comfort food off of North Roan Street closed its doors to diners indefinitely. O’Charley’s staff said Monday that operations at its 112 Broyles Drive location ended — effective immediately. News Channel 11 received the following statement from O’Charley’s CEO W. Craig Barber: “It […]