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Past articles by David:

$2,000 donated to Feeding Southwest Virginia

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Va. (WJHL) – The effort to end hunger in Southwest Virginia got some help in the form of a large donation. Dr. Mark Matney, the Washington County Virginia Commissioner of Revenue, presented a check for $2,000 to Feeding Southwest Virginia Wednesday. The money was raised as part of a statewide campaign called “Commissioners […] → Read More

Viking Hall unlikely to host large events after study

BRISTOL, Tenn. (WJHL) – The City of Bristol, Tennessee has released some findings of a study on the future of Viking Hall. The city commissioned consultants to look into the possibility of using the facility to host larger entertainment events as it had in years past. Among the type of events considered included big concerts […] → Read More

TN Republican Party chairman visits Johnson City during GOP support trip

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – With 2022 being an election year in the Volunteer State, the head of the Republican Party in Tennessee is crisscrossing the state in hopes of boosting GOP support. Tennessee Republican Party Chairman Scott Golden was in Johnson City Monday, speaking at the East Tennessee Republican Club. Golden acknowledged that Republicans […] → Read More

Select 7 Credit Union gives away 100 free frozen turkeys

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – A local credit union embraced the season of giving on Thursday by handing out 100 free frozen turkeys. Select 7 Credit Union held its seventh annual turkey giveaway at the office on East Main Street. Credit union leaders say the giveaway is their way of putting good out into the […] → Read More

One Acre Cafe preparing for ‘Christmas Community Meal’

A Johnson City restaurant that makes it its mission to provide meals for everyone in an effort to battle food insecurity is getting ready to provide the community with Christmas meals as part of their special Christmas event. → Read More

Washington Co. employees collect canned food for first-ever Holiday Food Drive

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) – Washington County, Tennessee employees are doing a little extra for those they serve this year. Over the past two weeks, county employees collected canned and dry foods for local families in need. On Tuesday, county leaders presented the donations from the first-ever Washington County Holiday Food Drive to the Jonesborough […] → Read More

Johnson City police work with Good Samaritan Ministries to deliver food boxes

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – Officers with the Johnson City Police Department served their community in a different way Monday by bringing the gift of food to those in need. The JCPD partnered with Good Samaritan Ministries to distribute food boxes to low-income families at Cityview Apartments Monday ahead of Thanksgiving. The department has worked […] → Read More

Johnson City attorney running for First District Circuit Court judge

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — A Johnson City attorney has announced her bid for First District Circuit Court judge. Suzanne Cook is running for the seat that serves Carter, Johnson, Unicoi, and Washington counties. Cook currently practices law with Hunter, Smith, and Davis and teaches trial practice as an adjunct professor at the University of […] → Read More

Non-profit buys 150 acres to be added to Roan Mountain State Park

CARTER COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) – A non-profit organization with a mission of protecting land and water resources in Tennessee and North Carolina announced the purchase of land for Roan Mountain State Park. The Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy purchased 150 acres adjoining the park, according to a release from the organization. The purchased land sits about […] → Read More

New Orange Theory Fitness location to open in Johnson City

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – People in Johnson City looking for a place to get in shape after making a New Years’ resolution will have a new option soon. Orange Theory Fitness will soon open a new location at 3211 Peoples Street near Pet Smart and Home Depot. The franchise specializes in heart rate-based interval […] → Read More

Veterans celebrated at ETSU ceremony Wednesday

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – East Tennessee State University celebrated Veterans Day early on Wednesday by hosting a special ceremony for those who served the United States of America. During the ceremony, “Taps” was played, and ROTC cadets took part in a roll call for ETSU alumni who had been killed in action. The ceremony’s […] → Read More

Case for accused Tipton Street Pub shooter bound over to grand jury

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – A man charged in a fatal shooting at a downtown Johnson City bar will have his case sent to a grand jury. Jonathan Murphy faces a second-degree murder charge in the death of Ryan Nicholson. Police say Murphy shot Nicholson multiple times at Tipton Street Pub during an argument on […] → Read More

Second Harvest Food Bank launches Project Thanksgiving for families in need

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL) – A Tri-Cities food bank has started its annual Thanksgiving campaign. Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee and WCQR kicked off the 2021 Project Thanksgiving program on Monday. 2021 marks the 13th year of Project Thanksgiving. The campaign serves families in need throughout the eight counties in the food bank’s region. […] → Read More

THDA makes changes to assistance program for first-time homebuyers

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) – The Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA) is hoping to help first-time homebuyers in the midst of an energized housing market. THDA’s downpayment assistance program aims to help future homeowners by working with lenders in the state to find an affordable rate. The agency has made changes to the program that prospective […] → Read More

Speedy and spooky: ETSU to host Halloween fun run to benefit CURE charity

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – If your Halloween costume doesn’t involve any trailing tails or billowing capes, you can get involved with a good cause this weekend. CURE International ETSU will host the “Graveyard Glow Run” Wednesday night, and local ghouls and goblins are invited to attend. At 7 p.m. Oct. 27, rather than the […] → Read More

Gate City school takes part in ‘Pinkout’ to show support for cancer survivors

GATE CITY, Va. (WJHL) – Students and staff at a Southwest Virginia elementary school held a colorful tribute to cancer survivors and cancer fighters Friday. Shoemaker Elementary held its “Shoemaker Goes Pink” event to show support for those who have battled breast cancer. Faculty, staff and students all donned pink clothing in a display of […] → Read More

Mount Carmel Elementary ‘rocked out’ as part of national initiative

MOUNT CARMEL, Tenn. (WJHL) – Students at a Tri-Cities elementary school were treated to a special day of learning and fun Thursday. Mount Carmel Elementary joined in on the National Rock Your School Out Day initiative. Classrooms inside the school were transformed into things such as a safari, a three-ring circus, a bakery, a campsite […] → Read More

Free RAM clinic heading to Gray Nov. 5-7 still in need of volunteers

GRAY, Tenn. (WJHL) – Free health care and dental services return to the Tri-Cities in early November. Remote Area Medical (RAM) will hold its fifth clinic at the Appalachian Fairground in Gray from Friday, Nov. 5 through Sunday, Nov. 7. Gates to the fairground open at 12:01 a.m. on Friday. RAM officials say certain healthcare […] → Read More

Town of Unicoi celebrates grand opening of new travel center

UNICOI COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) – A new travel center will greet drivers on Interstate 26 in Unicoi County. The Town of Unicoi hosted a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the center on Monday. It is located on Unicoi Road at Exit 32 off I-26. Town leaders told News Channel 11 their hope is that […] → Read More

Harshbarger proposes changes to mandate timelines based on immunity from previous COVID cases

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WJHL) – Congresswoman Diana Harshbarger (R-TN) promoted new legislation to change the way vaccine mandates are enforced, citing the efficacy of natural antibodies when fighting new COVID-19 cases. The “Natural Immunity is Real” act would aim to ask federal health officials to consider “natural immunity” left in individuals after a case of COVID-19, […] → Read More