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Blountville quarry expansion approved

Wed, 12/21/2016 - 11:09pm
BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. — Site plans for the expansion of a quarry in Sullivan County were unanimously approved Wednesday by the county’s Board of Zoning Appeals.

Rash of vehicle break-ins prompt police to warn residents

Wed, 12/21/2016 - 9:44pm
As the Christmas shopping season wraps up this week, thieves are continuing to target residents and their vehicles in the Mountain Empire.

Bristol developer Johnson donates $1M for United Way endowment fund

Wed, 12/21/2016 - 8:03pm
Bristol developer Steve Johnson donated $1 million Wednesday to the United Way of Bristol’s newly created endowment fund.

New health clinic for city employees will open in Bristol, Tennessee

Wed, 12/21/2016 - 7:41pm
BRISTOL, Tenn. — Free access to a doctor, prescriptions, and lab work is exactly what the doctor ordered for Bristol Tennessee employees thanks to a new health clinic slated to open in January.

Russell County church fire remains under investigation

Wed, 12/21/2016 - 7:00pm
LEBANON, Va.—A fire that destroyed a church in Russell County, Virginia remains under investigation.

Sullivan, Hawkins counties recognized as top destinations for aerospace companies to locate

Wed, 12/21/2016 - 2:33pm
BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. — Networks-Sullivan Partnership represented communities have been recognized in the top five most desirable destinations for aerospace companies to consider, according to a written statement.

New car insurance verification system to launch in Tennessee

Wed, 12/21/2016 - 2:26pm
The Tennessee Department of Revenue is launching a new car insurance verification system in 2017 to promote compliance with the state’s Financial Responsibility Law, according to a written statement.

Clay Walker named board chair of Tennessee Economic Partnership

Wed, 12/21/2016 - 2:22pm
Clay Walker, CEO of Networks-Sullivan Sullivan Partnership has been elected as the 2017 chair of the board of directors for the Tennessee Economic Partnership.

Pinnacle developer Steve Johnson donates $1 million to United Way of Bristol endowment fund

Wed, 12/21/2016 - 12:38pm
BRISTOL, Va. -- In the season of giving, Pinnacle developer Steve Johnson has donated $1 million to the United Way of Bristol's endowment fund. The check was unveiled during a press conference Wednesday morning at the United Way office.

Virginia Tech announces research agreement with Facebook

Wed, 12/21/2016 - 8:23am
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Virginia Tech is among 17 schools that have signed a research agreement with Facebook that will make it easier to work together on future technology projects.

Your Weather Report: Chilly start to the work day across the Mountain Empire

Wed, 12/21/2016 - 7:18am
BRISTOL, Va. -- A brisk chill in the air across the region this morning.

Journey's End recreates Mary and Joseph's search for lodging

Wed, 12/21/2016 - 1:11am
The journey of Mary and Joseph was recreated Tuesday night in downtown Bristol as they go from inn to inn seeking lodging, where Mary gives birth to Jesus.

Trial set for sheriff's $6.5 million lawsuit against Sullivan County

Tue, 12/20/2016 - 10:00pm
BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. — An April 11 trial date has been set for the $6.5 million lawsuit filed by Sullivan County Sheriff Wayne Anderson’s $6.5 million lawsuit against the county.

Wellmont, MSHA: FTC made errors in analysis of proposed merger

Tue, 12/20/2016 - 9:44pm
The region’s two health systems say errors were made in the analysis of their proposed merger by Federal Trade Commission staff who said during recent public hearings in Tennessee and Virginia that the move would negatively affect prices and quality…

Bristol, Tenn., garbage truck driver injured in train collision in good condition

Tue, 12/20/2016 - 9:14pm
The garbage truck driver injured in the train accident Monday in Washington County, Virginia, remained in good condition Tuesday night at Bristol Regional Medical Center, according to his father.

Wellmont-MSHA say errors made in FTC analysis of proposed merger

Tue, 12/20/2016 - 6:27pm
Response to FTC remarks made Monday

17th Annual Journey's End

Tue, 12/20/2016 - 5:15pm
BRISTOL— Bristol’s 17th Annual Journey’s End will be held downtown tonight at 6:15 p.m.

Update: 2 people taken to hospital after overnight Abingdon shooting

Tue, 12/20/2016 - 3:00pm
ABINGDON, Va. — An Abingdon woman who was assaulted by a man she was living with shot him in the chest early Tuesday, according to Washington County Sheriff Fred Newman.