Bristol, VA

Police search for Bristol boy who may have handgun

BRISTOL, Va. (WJHL) — The Bristol, Virginia Police Department (BVPD) on Tuesday asked for the public’s help in finding a 15-year-old boy who may have a handgun. A news release from the agency named the juvenile as Anthony Cook, who was reportedly last seen at his Bristol, Virginia home on Aug. 7 at 4 p.m. […]
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Jonesborough man charged after allegedly threatening victims with knife

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) – A Jonesborough man was arrested after police reported he threatened people in two different homes with a knife. According a release from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO), Braden Autrey, 24, showed up at two separate homes on Bailey Bridge Road Monday. Autrey allegedly “threatened the occupants with a fixed […]
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Guilty plea leads to 10-year sentence for Elizabethton man

An Elizabethton man was sentenced to 10 years in jail after pleading guilty to illegally possessing a handgun. According to a release, Keion Thomas Perkins, 26, entered the guilty plea on Monday. He will have to serve at least three years (30 percent) of his sentence before becoming eligible for parole.

Southern Craft continues normal hours after cause of fire discovered

CARTER COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) – After the cause of a fire in the walls of Southern Craft BBQ’s Watauga Lake location was discovered, restaurant operators said the business will resume normal operation. The fire, which began early Monday afternoon, burned inside of an exterior wall before being extinguished by fire crews. Restaurant operator Rafael Zabala […]
Kingsport Times-News

First phase of Riverbend Park construction underway

KINGSPORT — The first steps toward creating the newest park in the Model City are underway. Crews are in the process of clearing debris for the new Riverbend Park, which will be located behind the Walmart Supercenter on Fort Henry Drive.

First phase of construction starting for city park

KINGSPORT — The first steps in the newest park in the Model City are underway. Crews are now in the process of clearing debris for the new Riverbend Park, which will be located behind the Walmart Supercenter on Fort Henry Drive. “They have started work,” Kitty Frazier, parks and...

Kingsport Parks & Rec hosting 1st-ever foam party

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL) — City Parks & Recreation announced a free event at the V.O. Dobbins, Sr. Complex field on Saturday that the entire family can enjoy. Organizers announced the event as the city’s first-ever foam party. A foam machine will fill the area with a thick mountain of clean foam from 5-8 p.m., a […]

A Life Lived: Brian Mathes showed us how to live despite our losses

Life was not easy for Brian Mathes, who had suffered physically most of his life. But, if you had never seen him, only heard him, you would have not known he lived with diabetes most if not all his life. He had lost a kidney, a leg, most of one finger and was soon to have another finger amputated, and at the end of his life was on dialysis. He was also blind in one eye — all because of diabetes.

Bristol, Virginia police: Missing 15-year-old boy may be in possession of a handgun

BRISTOL, Va. (WCYB) — A missing 15-year-old boy may be in possession of a handgun, according to the Bristol, Virginia Police Department. Skyler Anthony Cook was last seen at his Bristol home on August 7 at around 4 p.m. He is described as 5-foot-5 and weighs 160 pounds, police said. He has brown hair and blue eyes and was last seen wearing dark gray sweatpants, a dark gray shirt, white athletic shoes, and a red baseball hat.

“A vision for Hawkins County:” Kingsport YMCA opens Rogersville Brighter Horizons Youth Center

It’s fun to be at the Y-M-C-A! Last Thursday, the Kingsport Family YMCA celebrated the grand opening of the new Rogersville Brighter Horizons Youth Center, which is located inside the former Boys and Girls Club. The newly renovated community outreach youth center will provide after-school programs to area youth as well as parent workshops and family engagement events. It will also serve as the administrative offices for all Greater Kingsport...

Hampton High launches school’s first volleyball program

Hampton girls will have another sport to compete in as the Lady Bulldogs will begin a volleyball program in 2022. Head coach Megan McCoy and assistant coach Mary Peek will have a roster with some previous experience and a few basketball players in the mix as well. “Our athletic director...

Gavin Cross joining Columbia Fireflies

Bristol native Gavin Cross is moving up in the Kansas City Royals organization. Cross is joining the Columbia Fireflies, the Low-A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals. Cross made his professional debut last week for the Royals rookie league team in Arizona. He will join the Fireflies for their game on Tuesday at Myrtle Beach.

ETSU football ranks No. 11 in Stats Perform Preseason Top 25

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — Working off a ground-breaking 2021 season, the ETSU football team landed No. 11 on the Stats Perform Preseason Top 25, the university announced Tuesday. ETSU football racked up a total of 750 points in the first poll of the 2022 campaign and was one of three SoCon schools that made […]

KCS: Degrading supports cause preemptive dome closure

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL) – After Kingsport City Schools (KCS) officials announced the closure of the Buck Van Huss Dome on Monday, News Channel 11 sat down with system administrators to find out what led to the decision. Andy True, assistant superintendent for KCS, said concerns about the building’s structure began during an inspection for a […]
Kingsport Times-News

Kingsport City Schools accepting applications for Insight KCS

KINGSPORT — Kingsport City Schools is accepting applications for the 2022-23 class of Insight KCS. In its ninth year, the program is an opportunity for 10 to 15 area residents to learn more about the inner workings of all KCS educational and functional operations. Insight KCS is an initiative...