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Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect for Mountain Empire

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 6:56pm
The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for most of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia, including the Bristol area.

Police: No explosives found after threat at Meadowview Marriott

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 1:59pm
KINGSPORT, Tenn.—Authorities responded to the Meadowview Marriott Conference Resort and Convention Center in Kingsport on Saturday morning after the site received a bomb threat via fax.


Sat, 05/27/2017 - 12:17am
The 159 students from Virginia High School’s class of 2017 graduated on Friday, after hearing a commencement address from University of Virginia College at Wise Chancellor Dr. Donna P. Henry. Family and friends celebrated with balloons, stuffed animals and small…

Northeast State board sends letter supporting Gilliam to TBR

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 9:13pm
BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. — Amid an investigation of Northeast State Community College and President Janice Gilliam, a letter of support has been sent to Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor Flora Tydings touting accomplishments of the college’s foundation under Gilliam’s leadership.

Coalbed methane suits moving forward for SW Va. landowners

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 9:13pm
Years-long litigation involving coalbed methane production in Southwest Virginia is moving forward after recent decisions in federal court.

New homes, careful drivers and hikers of the Appalachian Trail

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 8:58pm
This is a weekly column called Odds and Ends, a Saturday roundup of the most significant digits buried in the Bristol Herald Courier’s stories. From shocking statistics to demonstrative data, Odds and Ends provides context, analysis and insight to numbers…

Poultry farm damaged during recent storms

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 8:56pm
The sounds of construction equipment echoed across Green Valley Poultry Farm on Wyndale Road in Abingdon Friday as the rebuilding began. One of the sheds and a lot of eggs were damaged during the storm that whipped through the area…

Virginia candidate wants confederate monuments renamed

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 1:01pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Democrat running for statewide office in Virginia is calling for the state to take down and rename monuments to the Confederacy.

Heavy rain causing untreated sewage into rivers in Southwest Virginia

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 12:09pm
BRISTOL, Va. -- Heavy rains have left untreated sewage from flooded and broken sewer lines and manholes into rivers in Southwest Virginia.