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THP: Johnson City motorcyclist killed in Carter Co. crash

CARTER COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) — A motorcyclist is dead following a crash in Carter County Thursday night. According to a crash report from the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP), the crash occurred around 10:35 p.m. in the 1000 block of Gap Creek Road. The THP reports a Honda 13V motorcycle was heading west when it skidded […]
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Missing Johnson City man found safe, TBI says

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WCYB) — Update: Dale Covington has been found safe, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. Covington was found in Rogersville, authorities said. --- The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has issued a Silver Alert for a Johnson City man who has a medical condition. Dale Covington,...

Man charged with discharging a firearm in the city & Going Armed to the Terror of the People

Boone, NC – On Thursday morning, June 30th at 2:11 a.m., Boone Police Officers were dispatched to Boone Saloon, located at 489 W. King St., regarding a possible impaired driver and a disturbance at the business after the patron was asked to leave at closing. The suspect left prior to arrival of officers; however, according to witnesses, fired one round from what was later to be determined as a 9 mm handgun, before fleeing the scene. A vehicle description, along with registration information was broadcast to surrounding law enforcement agencies.

Registration open for new Johnson City off-leash dog bar

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – A soon-to-open dog bar in Johnson City is now accepting registration. Off Leash Social plans to open in the near future, but ahead of the location’s grand opening, pet owners can go ahead and register their dogs online. Memberships are available on an annual or monthly basis, which include various […]
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New state legislation to affect Tennessee schools

Over 40 new pieces of state legislation regarding education will be going into effect on Friday. As parents, teachers and concerned community members, it is very important that Johnson City and Washington County residents be aware of the new state legislation that will be affecting local education agencies (LEAs). July marks the beginning of the new fiscal year and the time that over 40 new pieces of education legislation will take effect.

Two new businesses celebrate with ribbon cutting

The Elizabethton/Carter County Chamber of Commerce hosted a joint ribbon cutting with Main Street Elizabethton on Thursday, June 30, at 10 a.m. to celebrate August Muse and Appalachian Irish Dance Company. “The community has five dance studios; numerous music and art teachers; local school music, art and theater programs; a...

Elizabethton officials prepare for Independence Day Celebration

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (WCYB) — Elizabethton officials are preparing for this weekend's Independence Day Celebration. Festivities will begin Saturday at Covered Bridge Park at 3:45 p.m. "If you missed out last year, I'm sure that you saw pictures or footage that was all over the news last year," Kelly Kitchens...

What’s coming up this weekend?

(WJHL) — From Red, White and Blue to a reptile boogaloo, the Tri-Cities are in for an exciting weekend. News Channel 11 has compiled a list of everything to visit the next two days. Elizabethton July 4th CelebrationWhen: Saturday, July 2 beginning at 3:45 p.m.Where: Covered Bridge ParkMore: Activities include a bike ride, pup pageant, […]
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July 4th celebrations happening all over the Tri-Cities

This July 4th weekend is packed full of fun activities to celebrate the holiday. Celebrations will take place in Elizabethton, Erwin, Johnson City, Jonesborough and Unicoi. Elizabethton kicks off Independence Day activities on Friday at the Covered Bridge Park with their monthly First Friday event that will include the Firefly 5K Run/Walk and live music by Big Son. Their annual Independence Day celebration will take place Saturday, also at the Covered Bridge, along with the weekly cruise-in show on Elk Avenue.

UPDATE: FOUND SAFE; Silver Alert For Missing 77 Year Old Johnson City Man

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigations issues a Silver Alert for a missing 77 year old Johnson City man. The TBI is asking for you help in locating Dale Covington. Covington is five feet eleven inches tall, weighs 170 pounds, with gray hair and blue eyes. Covington has a medical condition that could make it difficult for him to safely return.

Unicoi business owner charged with theft over $10,000

JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. (WCYB) — A Unicoi business owner has been charged with theft over $10,000, according to Washington County, Tennessee Sheriff Keith Sexton. Steven Chase Willis, 27, of Erwin, is the owner of Earth Effects Landscaping, according to police. The sheriff's office said it began receiving complaints of a landscaping business that was contracting with customers in Washington County.

Watauga County Historical Society Announces the Lyons Brothers As Next Inductees to the WCHS Hall of Fame

As part of ongoing activities associated with the Boone 150 celebrations in 2022, marking the 150th anniversary of Boone’s official incorporation as a town on January 23, 1872, the Watauga County Historical Society (WCHS) has established the Watauga County Historical Society Hall of Fame. Throughout 2022, WCHS will name twelve individuals or groups—one each month—as members of the inaugural class of the WCHS Hall of Fame. For the month of June 2022, the WCHS is delighted to announce that the Lyons Brothers—Leslie, Clarence, and Earl—have been named as the next inductees of this inaugural class of the WCHS Hall of Fame.