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Wellmont launches website

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 1:27pm
KINGSPORT, Tenn. – Wellmont Health System is launching a new website specifically dedicated to its effort to find a merger partner.

UPM asks Bristol, Tenn., for more street closure time

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 12:29pm
5th Street will now be closed until Friday, Aug. 15 at 5 p.m.

Robbery suspect in Bedford County killed by State Police identified

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 11:26am
David A. Mendoza, 32, led police on two chases before he was shot and killed on July 29.

Closures planned for Boone Dam area

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 10:34am
GRAY, Tenn. – Access to Boone Dam will be restricted later this month due to a paving project.

Don't drown healthy salad in fatty dressing

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 10:00am
One reason I enjoyed going to July family reunions in Rocky Mount, N.C., each summer was the delicious food. These gatherings included typical Southern fare of fried chicken, pork barbecue, hush puppi

Summer salads: Hold the lettuce

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 9:45am
About the only thing that kept me from melting last week when it came to mealtimes was keeping the oven off.

Are you letting stress rob you of good health?

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 9:30am
Exercise, time management techniques, massage and muscle relaxation, support system and deep breathing are sure ways to help reduce your stress levels

Tethering amendment dropped from animal control ordinance

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 11:41pm
BRISTOL, Tenn. — City leaders approved changes to its animal control ordinance Tuesday night but an option that would have required dogs to be off their chains from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. and other laws rel

Former top aide for Va. secretary called Williams 'the tic tac man'

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 10:45pm
The aide, Molly Huffstetler, testified Tuesday that in August 2011 she attended a meeting at the Executive Mansion with Williams, then the Star Scientific CEO, and Maureen McDonnell only because the g

Bristol Virginia City Council members mixed on real estate tax increase

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 10:39pm
BRISTOL, Va. — City Council members offered mixed reviews Tuesday of a plan by Vice Mayor Archie Hubbard to increase real estate taxes and make other changes to the fiscal 2014-15 budget.

Firefighters rescue woman from smoke-filled home

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 10:35pm
The Bristol Virginia Fire Department found an elderly woman on the floor of a smoke-filled Coventry Court home.

Neighborhood Watch groups held block parties for residents to show enthusiasm for building stronger, safer communities

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 10:32pm
The aroma of hot dogs and hamburgers filtered through Solar Hill on Tuesday night as residents celebrated National Night Out.

Incumbent, 2 challengers vie for Sullivan school board seat

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 10:26pm
Bluff City resident Michael Hughes and Blountville resident Bruce Reed are challenging 4th District incumbent Robyn Ivester, of Piney Flats, who was first elected in 2010.

State employment group to hold event for jobless coal miners

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 4:52pm
A local office of the Virginia Employment Commission is sponsoring a special event next week to help those out of work in the region, but particularly those hit by coal mining job losses.

TVA reports financial gains in first nine months of 2014

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 4:19pm
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. ― The Tennessee Valley Authority today reported net income of $147 million for the nine months ended June 30, 2014, on almost $8 billion in revenue, and a nearly 7 percent reduction i

Plaintiffs want court to rule on gay marriage ban before Supreme Court

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 2:17pm
Last week, a county court clerk in northern Virginia sought to delay the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals' ruling striking down Virginia's law while it is appealed.

Tennessee Supreme Court races see spending spike

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 1:54pm
Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey has taken $425,000 from his PAC to purchase ads against the three justices.

Damascus names new police chief

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 12:39pm
A longtime member of the Damascus Police Department was named its chief.

Culinary book club to begin in October

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 12:20pm
Island theme chosen for this season's book club.