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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 […]
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.

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.

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...

In-store Food City donations to support Paralyzed Veterans of America

BRISTOL, Va. (WCYB) — An in-store donation campaign geared towards helping paralyzed veterans is now underway. Paralyzed Veterans of America, or PVA, has once again partnered with Food City and champion racecar driver Richard Petty. Lisa Johnson, Special Events Manager for Food City, told News 5, until July 26,...

SW Va. man arrested after chase on side-by-side

PIKEVILLE, Ky. — A southwestern Virginia man was arrested on a long list of charges, after allegedly leading police on a chase. State troopers were conducting a roadblock at the intersection of U.S. 460 and Marrowbone Creek around 11 Friday night, when they went to check on James Douglas Allen Adkins, 26, of Vansant, who was driving a side-by-side. As the officers approached, they could detect a strong odor of alcohol, and then Adkins drove away.
Johnson City Press

Gate City set to host inaugural Red, White and Blue Bash

GATE CITY — This year marks the first year Gate City Frontier will host its Red, White and Blue Bash in downtown — but that doesn’t mean it won’t feature old-fashioned, Independence Day activities and tradition. Gate City Frontier will host its inaugural celebration on Saturday,...