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Virginia deputies, county workers unite to save man from jumping off bridge
WISE COUNTY, Va. (WCYB) — Officials with the Wise County Sheriff's Office in Virginia said they received a 911 hang-up call Monday from a suicidal individual. Deputy Alex Stallard and Deputy Anthony Walsh were dispatched to the area. "He said he was across from the Scotchman in Appalachia and...
California man sentenced after selling fentanyl linked to two teen overdoses in Wise County
A California man has been sentenced to 17 years in federal prison after he sold fentanyl linked to two teenage overdoses that occurred in Wise County, Virginia.
'It felt like an eternity' | Wise Co. deputies recall saving man from bridge
'It felt like an eternity' | Wise Co. deputies recall saving man from bridge.
Hit-and-Run in Lee County: A Microcosm of National Road Safety Concerns
In the early morning quiet of a Lee County neighborhood, an event occurred that would ripple through the community, emblematic of a broader societal issue. An SUV, straying from the path of AJ Osborne Highway, crashed into a vacant residence around 6 a.m. The driver, leaving behind a trail of destruction, fled the scene on foot. With no casualties, the incident could have been much worse, but it left authorities, including the Virginia State Police (VSP), with the task of uncovering the driver's identity and piecing together the circumstances of the crash.
Fire destroys Bloomingdale home
SULLIVAN COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) – A Thursday morning fire destroyed a home in the Bloomingdale community. According to Senior Captain Carley Verbal of the Bloomingdale Volunteer Fire Department, crews were called to the scene on Parson Drive around 7:30 a.m. The home was destroyed in the fire, Verbal said. As of Thursday afternoon, the cause […]
Southwest Va.’s energy transition excludes its most important stakeholders: Southwest Virginians
In October 2022, Gov. Glenn Youngkin announced a surprise visit to Norton, Virginia’s Rural King shopping center. After gathering in the parking lot, officials whisked members of the press away to a former surface mine outside town. At the mine, Youngkin unveiled the announcement at the heart of his trip: his administration plans to allocate […] The post Southwest Va.’s energy transition excludes its most important stakeholders: Southwest Virginians appeared first on Virginia Mercury.
Wise County Case Highlights the Intersection of Drug Trafficking and Gun Violence
The conviction of Randall Scott Hileman, a 56-year-old man from Wise County, to 10 years in federal prison for methamphetamine trafficking and illegal firearm possession, has shed light on a critical issue plaguing many communities. Hileman's sentencing follows his guilty plea to charges including conspiracy to distribute meth and possession of firearms by a convicted felon. During the investigation, his connections to co-defendant Justin Elliott, a fellow meth trafficker, were revealed, with both admitting to distributing over 30 kilograms of meth across Southwest Virginia.
Culinary Tour of Italy: Kingsport's 4 Exceptional Italian Restaurants
This article presents a curated list of four Italian restaurants located in Kingsport. Have you had the chance to visit any of these establishments? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts. Please feel free to share your experiences in the comments section below.
VSP: Driver left scene after crashing SUV into Lee Co. home
LEE COUNTY, Va. (WJHL) – Virginia State Police (VSP) are investigating after a vehicle crashed into a home in Lee County Tuesday morning. According to state police, troopers were called to the 5300 block of AJ Osborne Highway shortly after 6 a.m. An SUV reportedly ran off the highway and struck the home. VSP reports […]
'Santa train' is spreading the joy of Christmas among under-privileged kids this holiday season
Christmas is a festival every child waits with bated breath because of the joy it entails. Unfortunately, not everyone has the privilege to enjoy Christmas to the fullest due to varied reasons. To make this festival memorable for everyone, the Santa Train has made it its mission to make sure that they spread the Christmas spirit as far and wide as possible. The 'train' ensures that no child who visits it goes away without any gift, per PEOPLE. The gift signifies to the children that they are 'loved' and no kid should miss out on that feeling. It is with this intention that the noble cause is entering its 8th decade.
Virginia High School Boys Basketball Schedule, Live Streams in Lee County Today - December 7
If you live in Lee County, Virginia and like to stay in the loop regarding all of the local high school basketball action, we've got you covered. Below, we have all the details you need for how to watch the games today. Follow high school basketball this season on the...
Kingsport community coming together to raise awareness for missing endangered young adults
KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WCYB) — The community has been asked to come together on Thursday to raise awareness of the disappearances of two young adults in Kingsport. Layla Santanello, 21, was last seen on June 27 in Kingsport. Four months later, 19-year-old Hollynn Snapp was last seen on October 15,...
Journey Back in Time: Experience the Enchanting Magic of 1818 Christmas at the Inn!
Location: Netherland Inn and Boatyard National Historic Site. Get ready to step back in time and experience the magic of Christmas at the Netherland Inn! 🏰✨ Join us for "1818 Christmas at the Inn," a festive celebration that will transport you to the year 1818. 🎅🎶
Today the gas price is close to $3.09 in Ermine as of 2023-12-07. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Thursday is $3.202, a week ago the price is $3.246 , according to AAA.
Join us for a festive Christmas Candy Making event at Sullivan Gardens Branch
Get ready to sprinkle some sugar and spice into your holiday season! The Sullivan Gardens Branch is hosting a delightful Christmas Candy Making event on Fri, Dec 08 from 2pm - 3pm. This sweet affair will take place at 3200 Glen Alpine Rd 3200 Glen Alpine Road, Kingsport, TN 37660.
Guest Commentary: Kentucky Counties Hit Hardest by Disasters Swing Toward Beshear
While three in four Kentucky counties swung toward Beshear in 2023, the extent of the vote swing in disaster-impacted counties is notable.
Surgoinsville, Mount Carmel awarded nearly $500K in HOME grants
The Tennessee Housing Development Agency has awarded nearly $500,000 in grant funding to two Hawkins County municipalities to make much-needed repairs to substandard homes for elderly and disabled residents. THDA awarded a pair of $249,100 HOME Program grants to the cities of Surgoinsville and Mount Carmel to renovate or rebuild single-family homes located within their jurisdictions. Each locality will be able to repair or rebuild up to three homes. The...
Kingsport child’s Disneyland wish granted thanks to Make-A-Wish East Tennessee
Lucas Kinley is a 9-year-old kid from Kingsport, with a love for all things Marvel. When Lucas turned three, his parents noticed that he began to have trouble walking. His mother, Cayla Kinley, said this realization led to multiple tests and hospital visits.
ARH, cardiologist to pay $3 million in civil case over improper healthcare billing
Appalachian Regional Healthcare and one of its cardiologists have agreed to pay more than $3 million to settle civil allegations that they submitted, or caused the submission of, improper claims to Medicare and Kentucky Medicaid for non-covered services, according to a statement from the office of U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky Carlton S. Shier IV.