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Country Christmas Show celebrates 35th year in Bristol

1870: The Christian holiday of Christmas is declared a federal holiday in the United States. The 35th Annual Country Christmas Show will return to Viking Hall on its traditional Thanksgiving weekend, Friday, November 24, Saturday, November 25 and Sunday, November 26, 2017. The Country Christmas Show

WCYB.COM - 2017-11-24 11:21:48

Olive Garden in Bristol, VA helping others during the holidays

(PHOTO: T. Davis / WCYB) Restaurants in our region are preparing and donating food to help families this holiday season. Darden Restaurants which include Olive Garden and Longhorn Steakhouses provide wholesome surplus food to local area food banks. "It's a really big source of pride for us you know,

WCYB.COM - 2017-11-22 21:25:02

Cabela's preps for sidewalk party, giveaways ahead of Black Friday

One of the stores that chose to stay closed on Thursday night is Cabela's in Bristol, Virginia. But they're prepping to open their doors at 5 a.m. on Black Friday. And as of 6 p.m. on Thursday, they already had people waiting in line to score some deals. Before opening, Cabela's will be hosting a si

WCYB.COM - 2017-11-24 01:15:21

On the Record Ep. 4: "Christmas Trees on the Mountain"

Welcome to "On the Record," a podcast roundup of news by the Bristol Herald Courier. Joe Tennis talks to several owners of Christmas tree lots in the Whitetop Mountain area, while Tim Hayes gives a football playoff preview. Paul Rice brings you music and events.

HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2017-11-24 11:00:00

Christmas dinner, auction to benefit area's needy

BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. - Hunger First will host its 10th annual Christmas benefit dinner Dec. 2 at The Outdoorsman on U.S. Highway 11W near Blountville. The event is designed to benefit local children and families in need, and all proceeds will go directly to families in the community, according to a le

HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2017-11-24 04:00:00

Cornerstone Christian Academy open house on Dec. 6

ABINGDON, Va. - Cornerstone Christian Academy (CCA) is hosting an open house on Dec. 6 for all interested families. Founded in 2011, the academy serves students from junior kindergarten through the 12th grade. It has grown from 27 students to approximately 200. The academy is a "classical, non-denom

HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2017-11-24 04:04:00

Retailers adjusting to savvier Black Friday shoppers

BRISTOL, Va. - As the retail sector limps toward the end of a rough year, retailers across the nation and the Mountain Empire are now making it easier than ever to find those coveted Black Friday deals. Black Friday has evolved over time from the day after Thanksgiving to more of a season, with pre-


Wildlife officials not surprised by local increase in coyotes

There have been coyote sightings recently in Bristol, although no official reports have been made to wildlife officials. Anthony Mangrum, of Bristol, Tennessee, said he recently saw a coyote while driving near Carriage Hills Apartments on Lee Highway in the Exit 5 area of Bristol, Virginia. "I was c


Official results in for Frankfort Town Council race

FRANKFORT, N.Y. -According to the Herkimer County Board of Elections, the results for the close Frankfort Town Council race are officially in the books. On election night, the poll results had Michael Testa and Darlene Balio-Abbatecola earning the two open seats over John DiSano and Christopher E

WKTV - 2017-11-23 01:33:00

Utica traffic stop results in cocaine charge

UTICA - An Oneida man is accused of possessing cocaine following a traffic stop Wednesday, New York State Police said. At about 11:55 p.m., state police stopped a vehicle during a DWI sobriety checkpoint on Interstate 90, officials said, finding one of the occupants to be in possession of approximat

OBSERVER-DISPATCH - 2017-11-24 13:56:27

Oneida County Sheriff's office investigating Thanksgiving morning shooting

ONEIDA COUNTY- The Oneida County Sheriff's office is currently investigating a shooting that happened on Thanksgiving morning. They said at about 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Darwin Cooley, 50, from Carthage was hunting with his brother in law Travis Dam, 42, from Whitesboro, in an area north of Whitesbor

WKTV - 2017-11-24 06:53:00

State Police: Utica Man's BAC Three Times Legal Limit

A Utica man is facing an aggravated DWI charge after police say he was found to be driving with a blood-alcohol-content more than three times the legal limit. State Police say a trooper observed 37-year-old Ka Htoo's vehicle cross the center line of State Route 31 in Verona and he ultimately drove

WIBX950.COM - 2017-11-23 08:00:00

After nearly 3 decades, local Thruway worker continues taking tolls

UTICA, N.Y. - One local Thruway worker is celebrating three decades of taking tolls at Exit 31 in Utica. Bill George has found stability for nearly 30 years in a booth most people consider a stop along the way. "I started almost 30 years ago. I work part-time, collecting tolls," George said. "I

WKTV - 2017-11-24 04:53:00

Fort Herkimer Church Thanks Fenner's Legacy.

GERMAN FLATTS- The traditional interfaith Thanksgiving Day service, at the Fort Herkimer Church was held Thursday morning. This years' service wasn't your typical gathering as church goers said farewell to Donald Fenner, chairman of the Fort Herkimer Church Board of Commissioners. Fenner has been

WKTV - 2017-11-24 02:14:00

Local shoppers use late night Thanksgiving deals to buy for others

NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. - As Black Friday deals creep earlier and earlier into Thanksgiving, many stores are choosing to close their doors until Thursday has passed. Their goal is to give employees more time with their families. Many people criticize Black Friday as a hypocritical chaser to the holida

WKTV - 2017-11-24 05:52:00

Utica church serves up free Thanksgiving dinner

UTICA - At noon on Thanksgiving Day, a staggering amount of volunteers started spooning out Thanksgiving dinner to hungry guests. It was the 39th time The First Presbyterian Church in Utica has offered the food for free, said Tom Wattles, a coordinator for the church's annual Thanksgiving Day dinner

OBSERVER-DISPATCH - 2017-11-23 23:30:00

Carolina Beach Road project 'substantially' complete

Resurfacing, widening and median improvements done NEW HANOVER COUNTY -- A project to widen and create turning lanes along a 9-mile stretch of Carolina Beach is nearly complete, and the N.C. Department of Transportation has moved up a project to resurface and widen another 4-mile stretch of the busy

STAR NEWS ONLINE - 2017-11-24 14:04:00

Carolina Beach lake dredging in limbo

Town council to decide options for lake project in upcoming meeting CAROLINA BEACH -- The excavator is still and a mound of mud sits untouched on the shore of Carolina Beach lake. A section of walkway remains closed more than a month after the town had to stop what has become a seemingly never-endin


Police look for suspect who shot and killed man in car

GOOSE CREEK, S.C. (AP) - A man has been shot to death in his car in South Carolina and police are looking for the shooter. Goose Creek Police Maj. John Grainger told local media that officers were called to a vehicle around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. A man in that car was taken to a hospital where he died

WECT - 2017-11-24 13:31:43

Police: Attentive driver helped solve hit-and-run quickly

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Authorities say an attentive driver helped solve a hit and run just minutes after it happened in North Carolina. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Lt. Andrew Harris says the driver saw a man walking as he drove to the store around 9:15 p.m. Wednesday, then as he returned noticed a

WECT - 2017-11-23 14:14:25