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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

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

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

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

Seven suicide attempts, two deaths at Abingdon Regional Jail in past month

WASHINGTON COUNTY, VA - Two people have died by hanging in Abingdon's regional jail, out of a total of of seven suicide attempts just since the first of the month. Jail officials say that number is high. "The last one before prior to these two was from April 2011. So it's been since 2011," says Sout

WCYB.COM - 2017-09-20 22:58:51

Abingdon, Va. man wanted on outstanding warrant arrested at car wash; will face additional drug charges

Bradley Scott Williams ABINGDON, VA (WJHL) - Abingdon Police Department officers arrested a man on multiple charges Tuesday after an off-duty Washington County Sheriff's Office deputy saw him at a local car wash. According to an APD news release, the deputy told police that Bradley Scott Williams,

WJHL.COM - 2017-09-20 17:55:37

Fall festivals celebrate the mountains

Autumn has arrived, and that means it's time for the first big weekend of fall festivals. And, around here, you'll have plenty of choices to spend a day shopping, soaking up the smell of smoke - or listening to bluegrass tunes with the backdrop of mountains in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virgi

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

Amazon Echo users can now get Herald Courier updates

Alexa, tell readers they can now hear Bristol Herald Courier news updates on Amazon devices. Never mind - we'll take it from here. The intelligent assistant on Amazon's Echo devices now allows users to listen to the headline and first paragraph of Herald Courier news stories. For the time being, the

HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2017-09-21 02:55:00

Two men plead guilty in drug conspiracy case

ABINGDON, Va. - A pair of men from India, who made cold calls to the U.S. to sell versions of pharmaceutical drugs, including controlled substances, pleaded guilty to federal conspiracy charges Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Abingdon. Alok Kailashnath Jaiswal, 32, of Azangarh, India, and Rahil

HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2017-09-21 02:57:00

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

Abingdon councilwoman found not guilty of domestic assault

ABINGDON, Va. - Abingdon Town Councilwoman Cindy Patterson was found not guilty of domestic assault - a misdemeanor charge that led some fellow council members to seek guidance from a judge about whether she is fit to serve. The trial was held Tuesday in Washington County Juvenile and Domestic Relat

HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2017-09-21 04:00:00

Dead 27s are alive and rockin'

No one seeks membership in the 27 Club. Comprised of musicians who died at the age of 27, dozens enrolled permanently in the club. They include blues man Robert Johnson and rock's Jimi Hendrix. Wallace Mullinax hails from Charleston, South Carolina, and a 27 club of another sort. The guitarist leads

HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2017-09-20 20:06:00

Former BB&T manager sentenced for stealing cash out of SW Virginia vaults

A Roanoke woman and former regional manager for BB&T was sentenced to 14 months in prison after admitting to taking thousands of dollars from several regional branches in Southwest Virginia. Melissa D. Huffman, 47, pleaded guilty to one count of embezzlement and has already paid back $31,850 to the

WCYB.COM - 2017-09-20 14:55:27

Country & bluegrass-style testimony in Gospel Music Arts Celebration

BRISTOL, Va. - Hallelujah, God! "Praise the Lord," said Mildred Statzer. Diane McKoy punctuated. "Amen," said McKoy. A packed house of hallelujahs among an amen choir of believers heralds Diane and Mildred's forthcoming 10th Annual Gospel Music Arts Celebration. Contribute to the praise on Sept. 24

SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA TODAY - 2017-09-19 20:36:00

Wanted Abingdon man arrested on drug charges

ABINGDON, Va.-An Abingdon man faces drug charges after police said they found drugs in his car on Tuesday. Bradley Scott Williams, 33, was arrested and charged with possession of a Schedule I or II drug with intent to distribute and possession of marijuana. He had been wanted on a court warrant when

HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2017-09-20 21:23:00

Armed man sets fire to Kingsport apartment, refuses to exit

KINGSPORT - A knife-wielding city man has been arrested for allegedly threatening to stab residents of Ballis Tourist Home, setting fire to an apartment, then refusing to come out of the burning room. Ronald Lynn Hudson, 50, of 100 Pennsylvania Ave., was eventually coaxed out by emergency personnel

KINGSPORT TIMES-NEWS - 2017-09-21 20:12:00

Kingsport police seek tips in 'cloned' debit card case

KINGSPORT - City police are investigating fraudulent purchases at a liquor store and Intimate Treasures, saying the transactions were made with a Johnson City woman's debit card information. On Aug. 28 the victim contacted the Kingsport Police Department. She reported that her account had been charg

KINGSPORT TIMES-NEWS - 2017-09-21 17:43:00

Kingsport fraud suspect racks up nearly $4K in purchases

KINGSPORT - A safe stolen from a city home has spurred a search for a man believed to have used the victim's credit card and checks, netting thousands of dollars in fraudulent purchases at a pair of stores. According to the Kingsport Police Department, a resident of Cliffside Road reported a burglar

KINGSPORT TIMES-NEWS - 2017-09-20 16:33:00

Kingsport police: Man arrested after setting tourist home on fire

Photo credit: Kingsport Police Department A Kingsport man is behind bars on multiple charges after police say he set the Ballis Tourist Home on West Sullivan Street on fire. Ronald Lynn Hudson, 50, is facing charges of aggravated burglary, aggravated assault, attempted aggravated arson and felony va

WCYB.COM - 2017-09-21 18:49:01

KPD: More than $42K worth of supplies, equipment stolen from Advance Home Care

KINGSPORT, TN (WJHL) - Kingsport Police Department officers are investigating after more than $42,000 worth of supplies and equipment were stolen from a local business. The crime happened on Monday at Advanced Home Care on Jack White Drive. According to a police report, a man can be seen on surveill

WJHL.COM - 2017-09-21 21:49:26