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Tennessee Promise mentors needed in Washington County

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 8:03pm
Nearly 200 local volunteer mentors are needed in Washington County, Tennessee to work with high school seniors from the class of 2016 who participate in the Tennessee Promise program.

UVa.-Wise recognized for low debt

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 8:02pm
WISE, Va. – The University of Virginia’s College at Wise has been recognized nationally again this year for graduating students with low debt, according to a report published by the Institute for Coll

New prosecutor appointed to Johnson case

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 8:02pm
BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. -- Knox County District Attorney General Charme Allen has been appointed to handle Nikolaus Johnson’s appeal for a new trial in the 2004 killing of Bristol Tennessee Police Officer

Cumbow beats Price in Washington County Commonwealth's Attorney race

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 7:57pm
ABINGDON, Va. – There was an upset Tuesday night in the Washington County commonwealth’s attorney’s race with challenger Josh Cumbow besting incumbent Nicole Price by more than 800 votes.

November Music Jamboree at Wytheville Community College

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 6:59pm
WYTHEVILLE, Va. -- Wytheville Community College is sponsoring its free monthly Bluegrass and Old-Time Jamboree, this time featuring The Country Boys and The Slate Mountain Ramblers on Saturday, Novemb

Key races and issues in Tuesday's elections

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 5:40pm
In most states, the big elections will come next year. But on Tuesday, voters in a few states are electing governors and legislators, some cities will select mayors, and a variety of major issues will

VDOT deploys travel time messages in region

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 5:36pm
BRISTOL, Va. - The Virginia Department of Transportation is posting approximate travel times for morning and afternoon commutes for Roanoke, Wytheville and Bristol along Interstate 81 in southwest Vir

Mountain States reports revenue growth

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 5:15pm
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Citing strong volume growth and cost discipline, Mountain States Health Alliance today posted its audited financials for fiscal year 2015, covering July 2014 through June 2015.

Kingsport to hold three day model train open house

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 4:53pm
KINGSPORT, Tenn. — Kingsport's Office of Cultural Arts and Engage Kingsport will hold a three day model train open house in downtown Kingsport Nov. 5 through Nov. 7.

Knox County district attorney appointed prosecutor in Bristol cop killer case

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 4:05pm
BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn.—The district attorney general of Knox County has been appointed as the prosecutor in the Nikolaus Johnson case, replacing the Sullivan County district attorney's office.

ETSU names notable women award winners

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 3:44pm
JOHNSON CITY – Mary R. Langenbrunner and Cecilia McIntosh have been named the 2015 recipients of the Notable Women of ETSU awards to be presented by East Tennessee State University’s Women’s Studies P

The Bristol Blotter for Nov. 3, 2015

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 3:17pm

Man sentenced in Bristol gun distribution ring

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 3:10pm
ABINGDON, Va.—A man will serve 10 years in prison on federal firearms charges.

Kingsport's First Thursday events to kickoff holiday shopping season

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 1:00pm
KINGSPORT, Tenn. — Thursday will be Kingsport's official start of the holiday shopping season with the First Thursday Sip and Stroll events being held.

Washington County, Virginia reporting steady turnout for Election Day

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 12:38pm
ABINGDON, Va. -- Hours into Election Day and the polling places in Washington County are reporting "steady turnout," according to General Registrar Derek Lyall. 

4 UT professors to serve as Fulbright Scholars

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 10:52am
Four University of Tennessee professors will serve as Fulbright Scholars this academic year.

Virginia aquarium acquires 2 rare crocodiles

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 10:39am
The Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center says it has acquired two rare crocodiles that were born and raised on a crocodile farm in Malaysia.

"Orthophonic Joy" gets Grammy consideration

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 6:45am
BRISTOL, Tenn. – A CD project that is introducing a whole new audience to the 1927 Bristol Sessions is being considered for Grammy Awards.

Theatre Bristol tickets now on sale

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 5:00am
BRISTOL, Tenn. - Tickets are on sale now for Scrooge! The Musical at the ARTspace Theatre.

Kingsport transit service offers November promotion

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 4:45am
KINGSPORT - Kingsport Area Transit Services will host “Thankful Thursdays” in the month of November.