The Story of the Killer "Catfisher", Jenelle PotterNikNewsBreak Contributor
The Mountain City Fiddlers’ Convention: Tradition and Music in Northeast TennesseeJohn M. DabbsNewsBreak Contributor
Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources presents a free Kids Fishing Day on June 3Cheryl E PrestonNewsBreak Contributor
Embrace the Outdoors at Trail Days Festival 2023 in Damascus, VirginiaJohn M. DabbsNewsBreak Contributor
Sheriff: One dead, one injured after Johnson County shooting
JOHNSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) — A man is dead and a woman injured after a shooting in Johnson County on Thursday, police said. According to a release from the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO), officers responded to a domestic disturbance on Highway 133 in the Shady Valley community at 11:30 p.m. Upon arrival, officers found […]
Ashe County Sheriff's Office needs your help
The Ashe County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's assistance. If you have any information regarding the individual in these photos, please contact Ashe County Crimestoppers at (336) 846-4188. Your personal information will not be recorded or requested.
Daniel Boone marker restored
LAUREL BLOOMERY, TENNESSEE - Shirley Widener, a lifelong resident of Laurel Bloomery, TN, often played as a child by a monument that was bigger than life. It was the marker located near Highway 91, honoring American pioneer legend Daniel Boone. She often gazed at the stone monument, shaped like an arrowhead, and wondered about the adventures of the legendary Boone. As she grew older, she would learn the history of Boone and his relationship to this prime hunting and fishing wilderness she called home.
Original owners buy brewery back from Anheuser-Busch
BOONE, N.C. (Gray News) - The co-founders of a North Carolina brewery are buying their business back from Anheuser-Busch. Nathan Kelischek and Chris Zieber founded Appalachian Mountain Brewery in 2011 before entering a partnership with the Craft Brew Alliance and eventually being acquired by the world’s largest brewing company.
Lady Falcons claim team title; local athletes win gold at VHSL state meets
Man arrested on drug, gun charges in Washington County, VA
(WCYB) — Deputies in Washington County, Virginia have arrested a man on drug and gun-related offenses. Larry Harless, Jr. was taken into custody Wednesday at a travel plaza in Glade Spring. Deputies say Harless was "slumped behind the running vehicle." Officers also discovered a firearm and more than $14,000 in cash.
Harbin Hill residents sign petition to oppose shooting range at DMRA
Doe Mountain Recreation Authority has applied for funding from Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency to build a shooting range on the 8600-acre property. The proposed location is behind the Adventure Center, on Harbin Hill Road. According to one DMRA employee, the vision is to build a multi-sport facility housing rifle, trap...
Marion man accused of wounding Walmart worker with machete
MARION, Va. (WJHL) – A Marion man was arrested Thursday after police found him with a machete after an alleged attack. According to a release from the Marion Police Department, officers were called to the Smyth Valley Shopping Center in the 1100 block of North Main Street around 8:15 a.m. due to a man with […]
6,500-acre NC wilderness site for sale, waterfalls included. See how much it costs.
Daniel Boone traversed this vast Appalachia wilderness that has hit the market.
Barn fire damages surrounding property
CRUMPLER - A barn fire in Crumpler on Tuesday morning left other property damaged as crews battled to put the flames out. At approximately 5:40 a.m. on May 30, emergency personnel responded to a fire on Choice Center Lane in Crumpler. According to Ashe County Fire Marshal Josh Steelman, a barn was on fire and subsequently damaged two mobile homes, a tag along trailer, a car and a camper. Steelman said that the cause of the fire was ruled as accidental. Jefferson Volunteer Fire Department, New River Volunteer Fire & Rescue, Lansing Volunteer Fire Department, Ashe Medics and the Ashe County Rescue Squad assisted at the scene of the fire.
Town of Boone hosts Pride Flag raising event in honor of Pride Month
It is officially Pride Month, and the town of Boone is showing its support.
Workforce development and childcare center coming to Southwest Virginia
ABINGDON, Va. (WCYB) — A former shopping center is set to be transformed into a United Way of Southwest Virginia hub. The old Kmart building in Abingdon is where the facility will be. The goal is to turn it into the anchor campus for a region-wide workforce initiative. This...
VDOT: Interstate 81 projects taking place in Southwest Virginia
Work is underway on varying sections of Interstate 81 for maintenance, lane closures will result. A truck climbing lane will be added to Interstate northbound near Mile Marker 39 in Smyth County. VDOT (Virginia Department of Transportation) says the roadway shoulder is closed for construction; drivers need to pay attention to work zone signs.
Ashe native commissioned as Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army
FLEETWOOD - Ashe County native Kaessey Thompson was among 23 University of North Carolina Chapel Hill students that commissioned as Second Lieutenants into the United States Army on May 13, prior to graduation from the university the next day. During her time in the UNC Army ROTC program, Thompson served as Squad Leader, Platoon Sergeant, MS201 Teaching Assistant, and Battalion S3: Operations Officer. Thompson graduated as a Distinguished Military Graduate (DMG's are commissioning cadets who finish in the top 20% of Army graduates on the...
Probation search leads to drug charges for Jefferson man
JEFFERSON - Ashe County Sheriff B. Phil Howell announces the arrest of Travis Layden Bare, 46, of Jefferson. On May 24, Ashe County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Baldwin assisted N.C. State Bureau of Investigation and Federal Probation Officers with a probation search at Bare's home. Sgt. Vogler and K9 Rhino assisted with the search inside the residence. K9 Rhino conducted an open-air sniff with a positive alert. After the search was performed, deputies discovered a baggie containing mushrooms, a green leafy substance identified as marijuana, and...
Prep Roundup: Falcons fall in region title game; area athletes claim gold at VHSL state meet
(WJHL) – Virginia high school athletics continue into the month of June, as local athletes continued to compete for region and state championship on Friday. In Roanoke, Abingdon fell short searching for a Region 3D championship, as top-seeded Cave Spring took the trophy with a 14-4 victory. The Falcons will travel to Lynchburg Christian Academy […]
The top 10 places people in Johnson County are looking to buy homes
Stacker compiled statistics about where people in Johnson County are looking to buy homes using cross-market demand and monthly inventory data from Realtor.com.
Each June You Can Pay In Produce To Get Into This Virginia Theater
The Barter Theatre in Abingdon, Virginia, opened during the height of the Great Depression. It was 1933, and actors were not only struggling to bring their stories to the stage but to eat as well. One local man, Robert Porterfield, knew there was a better, more satiating way to fill theater seats and actors’ bellies.
Hospitality House receives $446,625 to create more housing units to support families
WATAUGA — The Hospitality House of Northwest North Carolina will create an additional 13 permanent housing units to support families and individuals across the seven counties the organization serves after it received $446,625 from the North Carolina Balance of State and Northwest Continuum of Care. At a funding announcement and luncheon on Wednesday, May 31, North Carolina Field Office Director Lorenzo Claxton joined more than 60 leaders in local advocacy to award the North Carolina Balance of State and Northwest Continuum of Care with $22,331,610...
Ashe County announces 4th of July fireworks celebration
WEST JEFFERSON - On behalf of the County of Ashe, Ashe County Parks and Recreation is planning to have the annual 4th of July Fireworks Show at 368 Ray Hill Drive in West Jefferson. This location, which is the ridgeline between the water tank and cell tower in West Jefferson, is directly across from Mt. Jefferson Road and can be viewed from both the U.S. Highway 221 side as well as Main Street in West Jefferson. The combination of being both a high vantage point...
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