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Police: Bristol boy at center of search found safe

BRISTOL, Va. (WJHL) — The Bristol, Virginia Police Department (BVPD) on Wednesday confirmed that a 15-year-old boy who had been reported missing was found and is safe. The agency on Monday asked for the public’s help in finding a juvenile, identified as Skyler Anthony Cook, who may have had a handgun, according to police. He […]
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Kingsport Times-News

Watch now: Falcons looking for another strong season

ABINGDON — Abingdon is coming off one of its most successful years in the program’s history, and the team is looking for more success this season. The Falcons finished 12-2 last season and won its first regional championship in football in 42 years. Try the Kingsport Times News...
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Bristol, Virginia police: Missing 15-year-old boy may be in possession of a handgun

BRISTOL, Va. (WCYB) — A missing 15-year-old boy may be in possession of a handgun, according to the Bristol, Virginia Police Department. Skyler Anthony Cook was last seen at his Bristol home on August 7 at around 4 p.m. He is described as 5-foot-5 and weighs 160 pounds, police said. He has brown hair and blue eyes and was last seen wearing dark gray sweatpants, a dark gray shirt, white athletic shoes, and a red baseball hat.

Bristol Casino: Future Home of Hard Rock marks first month in business

BRISTOL, Va. (WCYB) — It's officially been one month since the Bristol Casino: Future Home of Hard Rock opened its doors. "I am in Heaven, it's just been amazing, just the results we are seeing, the team members have been having a great time and the community feedback has been great. I couldn't have asked for more."

Gavin Cross joining Columbia Fireflies

Bristol native Gavin Cross is moving up in the Kansas City Royals organization. Cross is joining the Columbia Fireflies, the Low-A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals. Cross made his professional debut last week for the Royals rookie league team in Arizona. He will join the Fireflies for their game on Tuesday at Myrtle Beach.

Bristol, Virginia City Council passes public camping ban

BRISTOL, Va. (WCYB) — The Bristol, Virginia City Council approved an ordinance Tuesday night making it illegal to camp on public streets and sidewalks. The ordinance makes it a Class 4 misdemeanor for any person within the city to camp on city owned streets, sidewalks, alleys or other public rights of way.

Wellspring Foundation provides major grant to AHCDC

The newly established Wellspring Foundation of Southwest Virginia presented its first contribution to the region on Aug. 2 with a grant to Appalachian Highlands Community Dental Center (AHCDC) of Abingdon, Virginia. Wellspring’s funding of $500,000 for the expansion of AHCDC’s clinic was awarded to the organization in a presentation ceremony...

49 Winchester To Make Grand Ole Opry Debut This Month

The boys of 49 Winchester are headed to make their debut at the Mother Church of Country Music. They just announced that they’ll be making their big debut on the Opry stage later this month on August 30th, and if you aren’t already familiar with the Castlewood, Virginia band, it’s high time to change that.

Brandon Pritt wins Best in Show at car and bike show in Mountain City

MOUNTAIN CITY — Mountain City’s Brandon Pritt took home the honors of Best in Show with his Harley Davidson motorcycle in the Joe Barlow/Kim Sutton Car, Truck and Bike Show held in Mountain City, Tenn. on Friday, Aug. 5. Pritt is the son of Angela Marlow and Carey Pritt, and grandson of Patsy Allen of Creston. This is the eighth year of the show that benefits the Joe Barlow Scholarship Fund. Barlow was a 20-year member of the Johnson County EMS that died in the line of duty in a vehicle accident in 2009 when the Johnson County Rescue Squad ambulance he was driving was involved in a head-on collision.

New coach Ginn sees no reason why Marion can’t be successful on gridiron

MARION, Va. – Marion won just one football game last season en route to its fourth straight losing record. But new head coach Jack Ginn sees reason for optimism with the Scarlet Hurricanes. “I don’t know what’s stopping you from being successful here,” Ginn said. “I’ve yet to see...

Bristol station for beach music lovers is a hit

A Bristol, Tennessee-based internet radio station, Beach Wave Radio is in the process of introducing beach music to the Birthplace of Country Music. Ben Morris, one of the three founders and DJs of Beach Wave Radio, proclaimed that there is more to Bristol, Tennessee, than country music. There is also rhythm and blues, and with it comes beach music.

Drug Court provides a new beginning

BRISTOL, Va. – Karina Jaureguri appeared in Bristol Virginia Circuit Court Tuesday – not to face or be sentenced to a criminal charge – but as the latest graduate of the city’s drug court. The ceremony came complete with a diploma and expressions of encouragement from...