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Bristol, Va. police looking for missing 16-year-old

BRISTOL, Va. (WJHL) — Police are asking the public to be on the lookout for a missing teenager. The Bristol, Virginia Police Department is trying to locate 16-year-old Rachel Joyner. According to the police department, she was last seen by her family on Sunday evening. Joyner is described as 5-foot 2-inches tall and weighing 115 […]
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3 Bristol firefighters injured in Friday morning house fire

BRISTOL, Tenn. (WJHL) — No occupants of a Bristol home received injuries during an early-morning house fire Friday; however, three firefighters were injured while fighting the flames. Bristol Fire Chief Mike Carrier told News Channel 11 that crews arrived at the home on the 800 block of Kentucky Avenue just before 2 a.m. to find […]

‘I’ll see him again’: Charlotte woman’s husband one of four airmen killed in C-130 crash 10 years ago

CHARLOTTE (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — Remembering our nation’s heroes that paid the ultimate sacrifice, including four airmen from right here in the Charlotte area. Friday marks ten years since four men died and two others were seriously injured when a Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System Equipped C-130, belonging to the North Carolina Air National Guard, crashed while fighting a woodland fire in Southwestern South Dakota.

July 4th 2022 Local Events In The High Country

Below is a list of events happening in the High Country for the weekend and Monday July 4th, 2022. Take note that this list will be updated as needed. Trinity Baptist Church in Deep Gap, 7186 old NC hwy 421 S, Event starts at 6:30 with food games and fireworks by Perennial Pyrotechnics.

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 […]

Public camping in Tennessee becomes a felony, homeless seek refuge

BRISTOL, Tenn. (WCYB) — A new law took effect Friday, making camping on Tennessee public property a felony. That is leaving some to question how it will impact the homeless population, especially along the state line. The law creates a Class C misdemeanor if a person camps on or...

Bristol Virginia police issue missing person alert for 16-year-old

Bristol, Virginia police are asking for the public’s help in locating a teenager last seen by her family on Sunday evening around 7 p.m. Rachel Joyner, 16, was described as a white female standing 5 feet 2 inches tall weighing 115 pounds with long brown hair and brown eyes.
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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.

Bristol Virginia jail officially closes

BRISTOL, Va. (WJHL) – Bristol Virginia Sheriff Tyrone Foster has confirmed the closure of the jail downtown. Inmates will no longer be housed at the Bristol Virginia Jail; instead, they’ve been transferred to the Abingdon facility within the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail Authority. The closure took immediate effect on July 1. All inmates have already […]
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Man Charged With Firing Gun In Downtown Boone

A Morganton man is under arrest after firing a gun in downtown Boone, then fleeing into Caldwell County. 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.

State Liners win fourth straight; beat Danville 6-5

The Bristol State Liners started July just like they ended June, with a win. Bristol rallied from a 4-0 deficit on Friday night to beat Danville 6-5. The win was the fourth in a row for the State Liners. Bristol is now 9-18 overall. The State Liners host Bluefield on...

Hard Rock donates Bristol Mall furniture to Habitat for Humanity

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL) — Hard Rock found a new home for furniture left over at what was once the Bristol Mall. A release on Friday stated the casino donated the remnants of the shopping hub to the Habitat to Humanity’s Re-Store in Kingsport. “This is just one way Hard Rock is choosing to serve the […]