Coeburn, VA

Hard Rock announces opening schedule of Bristol Casino

BRISTOL, Va. (WJHL) – Leading up to the grand opening of the Bristol Casino, Hard Rock has a week filled with events. The events are scheduled to take place from July 5-7. Attendance at these events is invite-only and not open to the general public. Friends & Family Event – Guests will have the opportunity […]
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Acres of Fun: Appalachian Fair lineup finalized

GRAY, Tenn. (WJHL) – Appalachian Fair Officials announced the finalized lineup for the annual fair at the Appalachian Fairgrounds. The lineup and performance dates are: Carly Pearce – Monday, August 22 Russell Dickerson – Tuesday, August 23 Walker Hayes – Wednesday, August 24 We Are Messengers – Thursday, August 25 Shenandoah – Friday, August 26 […]

Chase With Police Ends With Crash Into Telephone Pole

Two individuals were arrested in Letcher County on Monday following a police chase that ended when the driver crashed into a telephone pole. Whitesburg Police Department Officials say that 27-year-old Charles Michael Osborne was driving along Jenkins Road when he is said to have pulled out in front of an officer. The officer in question recognized Osborne as he was wanted for absconding from parole. A traffic stop was attempted, but Osborne opted to speed away, leading police on a chase through Hospital Road, RT 15, and RT 119.
Kingsport Times-News

Bristol casino set for week of events, grand opening

BRISTOL, Va. — The grand opening of the temporary casino in Bristol is just a week away. The Bristol Casino Future Home of Hard Rock will celebrate with a grand opening on Friday, July 8. This week, project officials announced in a press release that the grand opening event will be held at 11 a.m. and the doors will officially open to the public at 2 p.m.

John Fulkerson donates $5,000 of NIL money to Tennessee Fund

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Before he embarks on his professional career, beloved Vol basketball player John Fulkerson is giving back to the University of Tennessee once again. Before the start of the 2021-2022 season, the Kingsport-native pledged he would donate $2 to the Tennessee Fund for every point scored by the team that season. After […]

Bristol, Va jail officially closes, Sheriff looks to future plans for new jail

BRISTOL, Va--The Bristol Virginia Jail will officially close on July 1, but the Sheriff is already looking at long term plans to build a new facility in the city. In October 2021, the Bristol City council voted in favor of closing the jail and becoming part of the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail Authority. The current facility was built in 1970 and was in desperate need of renovations.

Hannah Dasher to appear in Bristol July 23

The Birthplace of Country Music i Museum in Bristol presents country music and Tik Tok sensation Hannah Dasher in concert at 6 p.m. EDT, July 23. Dasher’s performance is part of the 1927 Concert Series. Catering by Catherine, cocktails, and a meet-and-greet with the artist are included in the ticket price.

Trail Team 11: Finding the Overlook Trail with Marty Silver

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL) — Nestled in the heart of Kingsport is the beautiful Warriors’ Path State Park. However, many who pass the park don’t realize everything it has to offer. “A lot of people don’t even know Warriors’ Path has trails at all. We have almost 12...

Crews working to put out house fire in Bristol, Tennessee

BRISTOL, Tenn. (WCYB) — Crews are working to put out a house fire in Bristol, Tennessee, Thursday morning. The fire on V I Ranch Road was reported just after 8 a.m. Crews are still working the fire, as of 11:15 a.m. No one was home. The cause of the...

Rep. Morgan Griffith and Virginia CFX Authority Board discuss expressway funding

LEBANON, Va. (WCYB) — The Virginia Department of Transportation plans to utilize almost $2 million recently allocated by the federal government for the expressway project. Virginia Coalfields Expressway Authority members listened to the update during a meeting in Lebanon Thursday. Griffith addressed the board about the recent federal funds...
Kingsport Times-News

Carson Peters and Iron Mountain set for weekend show at Carter Fold

HILTONS — Northeast Tennessee native and “The Voice” alum Carson Peters will return to the Carter Fold Stage this weekend. Peters, along with his bluegrass band Iron Mountain, will perform at the Fold on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. The band’s last appearance at the venue last month...
Kingsport Times-News

Weber City Volunteer Fire Department to hold Fourth of July event

WEBER CITY — The volunteer fire department in Weber City will host its first-ever Independence Day celebration this weekend. The Weber City Volunteer Fire Department will host the free event on Saturday at 5 p.m. at the former Food City location in Weber City. The main event will be...

Make-A-Wish helps ease local children through illnesses

When a child faces a serious illness, it’s not just the youngster whose life is affected: it’s also the family, the friends, the community and even the region. Each can lose hope and fail into despair under the tremendous weight. Make-A-Wish East Tennessee seeks to help ease these...
Johnson City Press

Tri-Cities Airport reopens long-term express parking lot

BLOUNTVILLE — The Tri-Cities Airport long-term express lot will soon welcome travelers once again. The long-term express lot will reopen in response to the continued increase in passenger traffic, the airport announced on Wednesday. According to a press release, the lot was closed in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The parking area is a credit card only lot that offers access to a covered walkway and is located past the rental car parking lot.