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Local 22-year-old recovering after double lung transplant

BIRMINGHAM, Al. (WJHL) – A local 22-year-old has successfully undergone a double lung transplant. Lexi Lester has been on ECMO life support since last August. Lester tested positive for COVID-19 at the end of July and then spent a few days at the Bristol Regional Medical Center before being placed on a ventilator. She was […]
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New Peoples Bank: Multiple services back in operation

HONAKER, Va. (WJHL) – After the loss of several critical services due to an unexplained “network incident”, New Peoples Bank staff informed customers that many were brought back online Sunday. According to a tweet from the bank chain, all branch locations are open for business — both inside and drive-thru. Online and mobile banking was […]
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Hard Rock Casino Bristol holds final hiring event before opening

Hard Rock International hosted its final hiring event at the temporary casino in Bristol before it opens to the public. The hiring event was held Saturday at the casino property on Gate City Highway. News 5 was told there was a line to get in the door to apply. Bristol...

Bristol Gardens and Grill wins People's Choice Award in 2022 Wing Walk

The yearly Discover Bristol Wing Walk returned to Bristol on Saturday. Those participating checked in at Cascade Draft House and were given a punch card prior to beginning. They then sampled wings from six restaurants in Bristol and voted on which ones they thought are the best. Organizers say it's...
Kingsport Times-News

God is the great comforter in our time of need

Editor’s Note: Local pastors partner with us to bring a message of hope and comfort to readers twice a week. Look for it on Sundays and Wednesdays. Sorrow is part of life. Sadly, many people run from it instead of dealing with it. Human sorrow is a natural and healthy emotion. However, we should not be mourning over sinful desires that are unfulfilled.
Kingsport Times-News

Wonder at the stars, hike and get close to wildlife at Summer in the Park

KINGSPORT — Summer in the Park offers family-friendly, hands-on outdoor discovery activities each week at Warriors’ Path State Park. During the week of June 27, families can wonder at the stars, hike day and night, create habitats, get close to wildlife, and much more — and it’s all free. Highlights are included in Sunday Stories each week:
Kingsport Times-News

Posey wins at LPR ahead of rain

COEBURN — Alex Posey was the only driver to beat the rain to the winner’s circle on Saturday at Lonesome Pine Raceway. The Bristol, Virginia, racer beat Gray’s Brandon Sutherland and Kingsport’s John Ketron to the finish line to win the 30-lap Pure 4 race, the only event of the evening to hit the track before the rain hit.
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Getting people where they need to go: Mountain Empire Transit a test case for state transportation planning

BIG STONE GAP — Thirty-eight years ago, Mountain Empire Older Citizens was trying to help senior citizens get to the organization’s feeding and socialization programs. Starting with a few white vans and a combination of volunteer and paid employees, that effort has grown into a full-sized regional public transit system — Mountain Empire Transit — with service across Wise, Lee and Scott counties and the city of Norton.
Kingsport Times-News

Axmen complete third series sweep of State Liners

KINGSPORT — Thanks to sparkling defense and timely hitting, the Kingsport Axmen baseball team beat the Bristol State Liners for the sixth straight time this season, taking a 4-2 victory Sunday at Hunter Wright Stadium. The Axmen (18-5) swept an Appalachian League series from the lowly State Liners (5-17)...
Kingsport Times-News

William “Bill” Gordon Jones, Sr.

KINGSPORT - William “Bill” Gordon Jones, Sr., 78, of Kingsport, passed away Wednesday, June 8, 2022, of complications from a stroke. He was born March 29, 1944, in Sullivan County, TN to the late James and Luna Luster Jones and spent his entire life here. William was a...
Kingsport Times-News

James David Archer

James David Archer, 83, died on Saturday, June 25, 2022, surrounded by family at Holston Valley Hospital following a lengthy illness. He was born July 22, 1938, in Hawkins County. A loving husband, dad and papaw, James enjoyed spending time with his family, working in the yard and watching westerns....

Axmen hand State Liners sixth straight defeat

The Bristol State Liners have lost six straight games – again. Bristol dropped a 4-2 Appalachian League decision to the Kingsport Axmen on Sunday at Hunter Wright Stadium and the State Liners are mired in a six-game skid for the second time this season. Rhodes College’s Daniel Hicks (Tennessee...
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George Allen Hufnagle

WEBER CITY - George Allen Hufnagle, 60, of Weber City, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 25,2022 at Johnson City Medical Center. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. George worked at Cap Snap/Potolla Packaging for 21 years prior working for Holston View Cemetery.
Kingsport Times-News

Patricia “Patty” Deel Williams

KINGSPORT – Patricia Deel Williams (Patty) 71, of Kingsport, died Saturday, June 25, 2022 at NHC Healthcare Kingsport as the result of pancreatic cancer. Patty was born August 9, 1950 in Abingdon, VA. Her family moved to Kingsport from Wise County Virginia in 1952 to establish a family business.