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Your View: If casino comes, Bristol may have to change its sign

A good time ago, when the late Bud Philips ran a column in this paper, he once described an 1800s hotel on Front Street. If I recall, and I may stand corrected, he mentioned this was also a “brothel” — and of a well-known prostitution madame — plus gambling and all sorts of lawlessness.

HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2018-10-16 06:00:00

A Bristol family's vacation turned into a nightmare: Local woman stranded on an island

"There were so many ways the system has let down CeCe. And it may very well cost her, her life, " said Carter.

WCYB.COM - 2018-10-15 18:13:02

UPDATED: Sullivan County VFD chief arrested on DUI

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Sullivan County Volunteer Fire Chief Bruce Wilson was charged with driving under the influence after being found unconscious in his vehicle, according to a police report.

HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2018-10-16 03:59:00

Police: Texting driver caused wreck on I-81

Joshua Sizemore, 31, Bristol, Virginia, was charged with driving on a revoked license and failure to exercise due care.

HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2018-10-15 18:09:00

Kingsport police: Man wanted for attempted murder after stabbing

Police in Kingsport are searching the area for a man they say stabbed a 19-year-old man at an apartment complex. The incident happened at Dogwood Terrace Apartments located on Bowater Drive around 1:30 a.m.Police said they found the victim suffering from a life-threatening stab wound. The victim is

WJHL.COM - 2018-10-15 18:31:43

UPDATED: Man accused of threatening workers at haunted forest

KINGSPORT, Tenn. — An intoxicated man threatened to stab the next person who scared him at a haunted forest in Kingsport and grabbed a juvenile working there by the neck, according to a police report.

HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2018-10-16 03:45:00

Bristol, VA councilman Doug Fleenor resigns ahead of vote to remove him

BRISTOL, VA (WJHL) - Doug Fleenor told News Channel 11 this afternoon he has made the decision to resign from his council seat in Bristol, VA.Fleenor said in a release:

WJHL.COM - 2018-10-15 19:13:31

Bristol man loses leg in mower after attacking son with chainsaw

Now, he’s behind bars for allegedly trying to attack the mower’s rider — his son — with a chain saw, and forcing the son’s grisly act of self-defense.


Police: Sullivan County VFD Fire Chief found passed out in his car, arrested for DUI

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Sullivan County Volunteer Fire Chief Bruce Wilson was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after being found in his vehicle unconscious, according to a police report.

HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2018-10-15 14:59:00

Four Charged Following Traffic Stop

Four people received various charges including drug possession and tampering with evidence following a traffic stop Saturday on East Andrew Johnson Highway.After initiating the traffic stop on a vehicle with an expired registration, Officer Larry Gilbert called a K-9 officer, which alerted to the od

CITIZEN TRIBUNE - 2018-10-15 14:30:00

Intoxicated man threatens workers at local haunted forest

KINGSPORT, Tenn. -- An intoxicated man threatened to stab the next person who scared him at a haunted forest and grabbed a juvenile working in the forest by the neck, according to a police report.

HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2018-10-15 15:46:00

Pub opens at The Golf Club of Bristol; renovations for fine dining restaurant underway

The Bentley and Gray’s Pub opened on Sept. 15. The remodeled space offers panoramic views of The Golf Club of Bristol, at 6045 Old Jonesboro Road, while serving cold beverages.

HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2018-10-15 03:45:00

Man run over by lawn mower while trying to kill son with a chainsaw, police say

BRISTOL, Tenn. —A Tennessee man who police said was run over with a lawn mower while trying to kill his son with a chainsaw had to have his leg amputated.The Bristol Herald Courier reports that a warrant for 76-year-old Douglas Ferguson couldn't be served until Tuesday because of the severity of his


A fatal crash on N.C. 181. Michael floods Burke. Broughton's reuse project held up. Did you miss any local news?

One person was killed and two others hospitalized after a wreck on N.C. 181 on Wednesday morning. Aaron Daniel Sorrell, 26, of Elizabethton, Tenn., was driving a car headed north on N.C. 181 when he struck a SUV headed south near Perkins Avenue at around 6 a.m., said Trooper G.N. Gentieu with the No

MORGANTON NEWS HERALD - 2018-10-14 20:00:00

Johnson City woman charged with meth possession and shoplifting

Kella Proffitt, 35 was walking in front of the Walmart on Brownsmill Road and yelling at employees when officers arrived around 4:30 p.m. on Saturday. According to the release, Proffitt ran into the store to escape when she saw the police car roll up to the scene. However, officers were able to find

HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2018-10-14 18:26:00

‘A Letter From Hell’: Half-hour walk-through production opens Oct. 17

“To whom it may concern,” said Shane Webb, 14, in character as a fellow named Shane, “I was 17 years old when I died. I was young, thought I knew it all. I closed my eyes. When I opened them, I was in hell.”


Our View: Bristol: Birthplace of bluegrass, too

Bristol has long branded itself as the Birthplace of Country Music, but the city could be selling itself short. It’s time to recognize the Twin City’s seminal role in the formation of bluegrass, too.


Bristol Virginia City Council split has been building for months

City Council members pose for a photo at the start of the new term in July. From left, Councilman Bill Hartley, Vice Mayor Kevin Wingard, Mayor Kevin Mumpower and Councilman Neal Osborne. Councilman Doug Fleenor left the meeting before the photo was taken.Photo via City of Bristol Virginia


Man falls off roof at 3M Midway plant, medical helicopter responding

According to the Greene County Sheriff, a medical helicopter has been called to the3MMidway plant in Midway, Tenn.


Everything Gus Malzahn said after Auburn lost to Tennessee

AUBURN, Alabama —Gus Malzahnwas upset after losing to Tennessee.The grimace was carved deeper on his face than usual in a postgame press conference following a 30-24 loss to Tennessee on Saturday. The Tigers (4-3, 1-3 SEC) certainly know now any talk of competing for a championship is over after los