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Motorcycle driver who crashed during high speed pursuit charged with felony endangerment

A Church Hill man who allegedly fled a traffic stop on a motorcycle while speeding on Carters Valley Road in Mount Carmel was arrested after he crashed into the back of a passenger vehicle during the pursuit. MCPD Detective Hunter Jones stated in his report that on June 17 around 6:20 a.m. he observed a yellow sport bike, later identified as a Honda CBR, traveling East on Carters Valley Road near Big Oak Road 65 mph in a 45 mph zone. ...
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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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Tri-Cities Airport to host job fair

BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) – The Tri-Cities Airport will host a job fair on Tuesday, June 28 from 12-4 p.m. Due to increased travel demands, Tri-Cities Airport companies hope to hire numerous candidates for different available positions. Companies looking to hire new candidates are: Tri-Cities Airport Authority TSA American Airlines UNifi Ground Handling Services Tailwind Consessionaries […]

Church Hill 2023 budget includes surplus, employee raise

“We have no tax increase, and we feel like we took care of our employees,” Church Hill Mayor Dennis Deal said of the proposed 2022-2023 fiscal year budget, which has the town operating in the black . The board unanimously approved the budget on second reading at their June 21 meeting. City Clerk Vicky Turner told the Review that, since the town is still searching for a full-time City Recorder,...
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.
Kingsport Times-News

Washington Elementary principal named a National Distinguished Principal

KINGSPORT — Washington Elementary School Principal Heather Wolf has been named a 2022 National Distinguished Principal (NDP) by the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) for the state of Tennessee. Each year, the NAESP honors outstanding elementary and middle school principals from across the nation and abroad as...
Kingsport Times-News

Fun Fest store opens

The Fun Fest Store is now open. The store is stocked with shirts, hoodies, long sleeves, coffee mugs, garden flags and other fun goodies. Tickets for Fun Fest concerts can be bought at the store, located at 400 Clinchfield St., Suite 100, inside the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce office. The...

LISTEN: Tim Stafford & Thomm Jutz, “Take That Shot”

Hometown: Kingsport, Tennessee; and Buehl, Germany (actual) / Nashville, Tennessee (felt) In Their Words: “‘Take That Shot’ is a song about how images influence our perceptions of people and events. We cover a pretty wide range of photos in this song. From Billy the Kid, to Marilyn Monroe, to Bill Monroe and Robert Johnson. Tim and I are both very interested in history, so writing these types of songs comes natural to us.” — Thomm Jutz.

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...

BrightRidge: Over 1,000 temporarily lost power around Gray

Update: According to BridgtRidge’s outage map, power was restored as of 2:10 p.m. Sunday. GRAY, Tenn. (WJHL) – Over half of BrightRidge’s customers in the Sulphur Springs area were without electricity Sunday afternoon, according to the company’s outage map. Around 1:50 p.m., the BrightRidge outage information system showed a 50.75% outage rate in the area. […]
Johnson City Press

Five questions with Joshua Trimm

Joshua Trimm has just completed graduate school at East Tennessee State University. A Kingsport native, Trimm shares some of the obstacles that he had to overcome in order to graduate with his degree in Computer Science. Trimm is now working for Eastman Chemical and his story is one of perseverance and determination to work toward a better future.

Kingsport’s storm drain art contest begins

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL) – The City of Kingsport is seeking local artists to paint five storm drains to raise awareness about the importance of protecting rivers, stream habitats and aquatic wildlife. The City of Kingsport’s Stormwater Department, the Office of Cultural Arts and Engage Kingsport will choose five winners to receive $150 and their chance […]
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)...