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Bristol Virginia teachers paid less that state, national averages

Teacher salaries in Bristol, Virginia, lag behind the average pay in the state and nation. In the 2016-17 school year, Bristol Virginia Public Schools teachers made about 5.2 percent less than the state average from the previous year, according to a Bristol Herald Courier analysis of information obt

HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2017-09-24 04:20:00

Bristol man awaiting sentencing in sex case arrested on new charges

BRISTOL, Tenn. - A Bristol, Tennessee, man awaiting sentencing in a child rape case was arrested Wednesday on unrelated charges. Gary Lynn Wood, 71, was charged with driving under the influence and illegal parking, according to Sullivan County General Sessions Court records. Bristol Tennessee Police

HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2017-09-22 02:24:00

Bristol, Virginia Public Schools failed to reach full accreditation; now looking to rebound

BRISTOL, VA - The Bristol, Virginia school system, the Lee County school system and the Buchanan County school system failed to make full accreditation in the 2016-2017 school year. In Bristol, three of the four public elementary schools reached the top status. However, Highland View Elementary Scho

WCYB.COM - 2017-09-21 19:57:24

The right way to talk about history

John Wayne loomed large over my childhood. Even now, when a John Wayne movie is on TV, I stop and watch. As a kid, it never occurred to me that John Wayne somehow represented both sides of the Civil War as an ex-Confederate in "The Searchers" and a Union colonel in "The Horse Soldiers" in a way that

HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2017-09-24 04:00:00

5 years later, organizers say Race for Wandell continues to grow

ELIZABETHTON, TN (WJHL)- Saturday morning people from all over the Tri-Cities region gathered at East Side Elementary School in Elizabethton for the 5th annual Race for Wandell. Dr. Josh Wandell, the former principal at East Side Elementary School was diagnosed with ALS in 2013. Josh's brother, Neal

WJHL.COM - 2017-09-24 00:37:30

Local band members, cheerleaders take center stage at Neyland Stadium Saturday

JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL)- Saturday afternoon the award-winning Elizabethton High School Marching Band took center stage at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville. Band members had the opportunity to perform alongside the Pride of the Southland Band at halftime as the Vols took on UMass in Knoxville. The 4-time

WJHL.COM - 2017-09-24 00:27:59

Betsy Band at Neyland Stadium

The bands played a series of patriotic tunes, capped by an Elizabethton-led version of "God Bless the USA" for tens of thousands of UT fans. The Oak Ridge High School Band also performed in the show. Among those in the crowd were Elizabethton's Ryan Wetzel, Matthew Dailey, Ethan Eggleston and Ryan W

JOHNSON CITY PRESS - 2017-09-24 02:01:00

Inaugural BBQ, Blues & Brews festival in Elizabethton Saturday

ELIZABETHTON, TN (WJHL) - The City of Elizabethton is launching its first ever "BBQ, Blues & Brews" festival this weekend. Seven regional restaurants will compete for the title of best of show. Diners will get to vote for their favorite barbeque. There will also be beer vendors on hand. Additional f

WJHL.COM - 2017-09-23 16:54:20

Wandell race raises funds for ALS patient in Elizabethton

Josh Wandell sits at the finish line of the 3 kilometer race to see runners. ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. - Hundreds of people ran in Elizabethton today, raising thousands of dollars for former elementary school principal Josh Wandell. Five years ago, Wandell was diagnosed with Amyotrphic Lateral Sclerosis (

WCYB.COM - 2017-09-23 22:35:24

Local education officials share what really works in their schools

KINGSPORT - In a room full of Northeast Tennessee school board members, ask what programs are performing well for them in grades K-12 and you'll get an earful and lots of variety. From Mountain City to Morristown (Johnson County to Hamblen County), officials of the Tennessee School Boards Associatio

KINGSPORT TIMES-NEWS - 2017-09-21 15:55:00

Museum Day at Birthplace of Country Music Museum

BRISTOL, Va. - The Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way, Bristol, Va. will open its doors free of charge on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. as part of Smithsonian magazine's 13th annual Museum Day Live. With this event, participating museums across the United S

JOHNSON CITY PRESS - 2017-09-22 21:08:00

NN Inc. relocating corporate HQ from Johnson City to Charlotte

NN CEO Rich Holder NN, Inc., (NNBR) a diversified industrial company that grew from a northeast Tennessee bearing and roller business to an international supplier of multiple industries today announced that it will relocate its global headquarters to Charlotte, North Carolina from Johnson City, Tenn

BJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-22 07:00:00

Health officials: Sullivan Central High student has confirmed case of tuberculosis

A student at Sullivan Central High School in Blountville has a confirmed case of tuberculosis, according to a joint statement released Thursday by county health and school officials. The report from Regional Health Department Medical Director Dr. Stephan May and Director of Schools Evelyn Rafalowski

WCYB.COM - 2017-09-21 20:42:16

Downtown receives color during inaugural art walk

Downtown businesses extended hours Friday evening as individuals were able to express their artistic sides. Blue River Studio and the Elizabethton Arts and Cultural Alliance hosted the first-ever Downtown Elizabethton Art Walk, which was met with a substantial response from the public. "We've had

ELIZABETHTON.COM - 2017-09-22 23:59:59

Witten invests in reading program for local kids

ELIZABETHTON, TENN. - In the midst of his football camp in June, Jason Witten and his wife Michelle, made a $25,000 gift to the Boys & Girls Club of Elizabethton/Carter County. This gift will be used to help local youth succeed in school through a year-round literacy program called "Club Lit" at the

ELIZABETHTON.COM - 2017-09-22 23:59:59

A Day At The Park: Kiwanis Club hosts picnic for special education students

Laughter filled the air on Friday and smiles of joy could be seen all around as students from local schools attended the annual special education picnic hosted by the Elizabethton Kiwanis Club. Nearly 200 children from special education programs with both the Carter County and Elizabethton City Scho

ELIZABETHTON.COM - 2017-09-22 23:12:03

Unsure about your life? Do not fear, have courage

Do you know the exact time you will wake up tomorrow? 6 a.m. 8:30 a.m.? Maybe 10 a.m.? Do you know the exact outfit you will wear tomorrow? Shorts and a tee? Tennessee gear (May the Lord be with you)? Suit and tie? A fancy dress? This should be an easier question: Do you know what you are going to

ELIZABETHTON.COM - 2017-09-22 14:03:11

Carter County kids march in "Book it to the Bridge" parade for Imagination Library

ELIZABETHTON, TN (WJHL) - As part of Tennessee Imagination Library Week, children from Carter County celebrated "Book it to the Bridge" on Thursday morning in downtown Elizabethton. They held a sidewalk parade through town to the covered bridge, carrying some of their favorite books and even dressin

WJHL.COM - 2017-09-21 20:24:19

Volunteer opportunities to restart 'soon' at animal shelter

Individuals wanting to get involved with the animals of Carter County and Elizabethton will soon have the "purr-fect" chance to do so at the local animal shelter. Following the official designation of new animal shelter board by county and city governments, steps are being taken to constitute volun

ELIZABETHTON.COM - 2017-09-21 23:59:59

Local youth offering community outreach in downtown

For the remainder of the Carter County Car Show schedule, children in attendance now have a chance to kick back and relax with their peers. TEACH BETA Club has partnered with Carter County Drug Prevention Coalition (CCDP) to offer a "Youth Outreach Center" inside the CCDP office in downtown Elizabe

ELIZABETHTON.COM - 2017-09-21 23:59:59