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Past articles by Chantel:

Tri-Cities residents recount terrifying severe storms experiences

Security camera video taken near Chuckey Tennessee in Greene County reveals what some endured Thursday night. → Read More

NHRA races brings fun for fans, economic boost for region

The NHRA Drag Race in Bristol attracts a large crowd each year and according to Bristol Motor Speedway the sport is growing. → Read More

Carter County EMS and Rocky Fork State Park prepare for heavy rainfall impact

From the Tennessee to the North Carolina mountains, many are preparing for the rainy days ahead. Carter County EMS and Lamar Alexander Rocky Fork State Park Rangers being one of the first. → Read More

Active shooter class held in Bristol, Tenn. following Virginia Beach shooting

A special training took place in Bristol, Tennessee to prepare Tri-Cities residents for an active shooter situation. This training comes on the heels of last week's deadly mass shooting in Virginia Beach. One-hundred and fifty people were in attendance Wednesday night. → Read More

Sullivan Co. budget committee recommends 7-cent tax increase

Members of the Sullivan County budget committee voted 4-1 to recommend a 7-cent property tax increase to the county commission Wednesday afternoon. → Read More

Newly selected Sullivan County Director of Schools Dr. David Cox excited to come back home

The Sullivan County Board of Education offered the director of schools job to Dr. David Cox. → Read More

Lawmakers approve funding for I-81 improvements, includes increase in gas tax and truck registration

Wednesday afternoon, Virginia lawmakers approved funding for I-81 improvements, which include a two percent higher gas tax rate and an increase in truck registration fees. → Read More

Tennessee hands-free bill advances

A bill that would ban the use of a cell phone without a hands-free device while driving passed the Senate Transportation Committee in Nashville on Wednesday. → Read More

Mother reacts to son's release, deportation by Venezuelan government

Sherry Weddle says everything changed Wednesday night when she got a Facebook message around 7 p.m. from her son Cody Weddle simply saying I'm fine and then another saying I'm sorry. → Read More

Mother reacts to son's release, deportation by Venezuelan government

Sherry Weddle told me everything changed in a moment Wednesday night when she got a Facebook message around seven o'clock from her son, Cody Weddle, simply saying I'm fine and then another saying I'm sorry. → Read More

United Methodist Church prepares to vote on a controversial issue regarding human sexuality

After years of debate, The United Methodist Church is heading toward a showdown over the language in the Methodist Church Book of Discipline. → Read More

Community reacts to Virginia Interstate 81 toll bill proposal

A newly proposed bill could impact thousands in our region that use Interstate 81 in Virginia. → Read More

Sullivan County BOE meets with an attorney during a special called meeting

The current plan by the Sullivan County School Board is to use money from their fund balance for the sewer line from the school to Bristol's wastewater treatment. → Read More

No. 13 Lady Vols Drop Close One At UGA, 66-62

ATHENS, Ga. – Sophomore point guard Evina Westbrook poured in 10 points in the fourth quarter, but it wasn't enough to overcome a third-quarter UT shooting slump and Georgia's second-half rally as... → Read More

Detroit Tigers Daniel Norris returns to the Tri-Cities to host his 5th annual camp

Detroit Tigers Daniel Norris returns to the to his hometown, Johnson City, to host his 5th annual camp. → Read More

Multiple victories highlight Day Two of ETSU Track and Field Invitational

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 12, 2019) – The ETSU Track and Field team closed its home opening meet on a high note on Saturday inside the MSHA/ETSU Athletics Center — recording multiple strong finishes and earning an individual accolade on Day Two. → Read More

ETSU battles to 72-68 overtime win at Mercer

MACON, Ga. (Jan. 12, 2019) – Sparked by a hard-fought and gritty performance, the ETSU men’s basketball team kept several streaks alive as the Buccaneers battled their way to a 72-68 overtime win over Mercer on Saturday evening inside Hawkins Arena. → Read More

Scheetz drops 19 as Bucs fall to Mocs in conference opener, 76-67

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Jan. 12, 2019) – In both team’s conference opener, the ETSU women’s basketball team fell to conference rival Chattanooga on Saturday afternoon inside McKenzie Arena, 76-67. With just under thirty seconds remaining, the Bucs pulled within three, but free throws would secure the game for the Mocs. → Read More

Government Shutdown's impact on the Tri-Cities

Twenty one days into the government shutdown has people across the country and in the Tri-Cities region worried about the future. → Read More

Seven-year-old Carter County boy facing a possible ban after playing in a St.Jude charity game

A Carter County seven-year-old boy was asked to not play with this team until the Carter County Youth Basketball League Board determined his eligibility. → Read More