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Past articles by Angelique:

Local women's ministry needs community's help ahead of grand opening at new location

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WCYB)— Local women's ministry, Oasis of Kingsport, needs the community's help to get ready for its grand opening. Oasis serves women from all backgrounds and not just for laundry needs. The faith-based organization helps with agency referrals and offers a support system. Anyone, at any skill level, is welcome to help with the organization's big move (WCYB Photo) The nonprofit… → Read More

Drive-thru vaccinations available at Liberty Bell on Monday afternoon

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WCYB) — More school-age children in the region have the chance to get their COVID-19 vaccine. The Washington County, Tennessee Health Department is giving out Pfizer shots on Monday, May 24. EARLIER THIS MONTH |The FDA authorized Pfizer's vaccine for ages 12 and up. The drive-thru site will be at Liberty Middle School's parking lot C. They will be administering vaccines from… → Read More

Hampton Valley Forge Volunteer Fire Dept. celebrates groundbreaking of third fire station

HAMPTON, Tenn. (WCYB)— It's a project decades in the making and designed to save lives in Carter County. Members of the Hampton Valley Forge Volunteer Fire Department say they've wanted an additional station for as long as they can remember. Fire engine and items for the groundbreaking ceremony (WCYB Photo) A groundbreaking ceremony Saturday morning recognized the great deal of community support… → Read More

Voting underway for three contested races in Kingsport

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WCYB)— Voters in the city of Kingsport continue casting their ballots for Tuesday's municipal election. There are three races on the ballot. One spot is open for mayor; three alderman seats are up for grabs and two for school board. During the campaign season, News 5 visited several forums where candidates presented their platforms. You can view them below. Kingsport mayoral… → Read More

Virginia no longer under universal mask mandate; Northam recommends in line with CDC

VIRGINIA (WCYB)— On Saturday, Virginia entered its first day in a while without a mask mandate. "This is a tremendous step forward," said Gov. Ralph Northam (D-Virginia) in a video released Friday. He lifted the universal mandate following the CDC's updated guidelines. Northam's recommendations are much in line with the federal health agency's. That means those who are fully vaccinated can ditch… → Read More

Local club to host model aircraft fun-fly and swap Saturday

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WCYB) — A heads up for model aircraft and aviation lovers in the Tri-Cities... Johnson City Radio Controllers Club is gearing up for its premiere event this year! The Spring Fun-Fly and Swap is this Saturday, May 15 from 9 a. m. to 4 p. m. Everyone is invited to the outdoor event. It will be at the Tri-Cities Model Airport in Kingsport. Club member say there will be something… → Read More

Sullivan Co. ends COVID-19 protocols in schools; other districts adjust or keep theirs

(WCYB)— Local school districts in East Tennessee are faced with the decision of whether to lift mask mandates. Gov. Bill Lee took away localities' option for a mask mandate last week, but that decision did not include school systems. Sullivan County School (WCYB Photo) SULLIVAN COUNTY. Sullivan County's board of education voted 5-to-1 Tuesday night to get rid of its COVID-19 protocols, with less… → Read More

Holston Habitat for Humanity celebrates a Johnson City mom's groundbreaking ceremony

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WCYB) — A Johnson City mom is one step closer to moving into her dream home. Another look at the home's foundation (WCYB Photo) Sarah Ramirez says it's exciting and that it's been a long time coming. She's grateful to the Holston Habitat for Humanity. Ramirez has been an applicant since 2018. She tells us having her own home means "everything" to her. Her home is the 2021… → Read More

New community garden in Johnson City coming together

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WCYB) — A community garden in Johnson City is starting to come together. Munsey United Methodist Church is leading the effort. Volunteers filled raised beds with compost Saturday. The garden is in a parking lot behind the church. Director of Missions Steve Wheeler says this is part of a mandate from Christ. Plans are to grow fresh food, like tomatoes and greens, for people… → Read More

TBI: Man shot, in hospital after encounter with Erwin police officer

ERWIN, Tenn. (WCYB)— A man is in the hospital after an Erwin police officer shot him late Friday night, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. A news release states that police were called to 3rd Street for a reported disturbance. When they got there, officials say a woman approached the officers. She indicated she been assaulted, identified the man and his car, according to the… → Read More

New signage unveiled at Cleveland Disc Golf Course

CLEVELAND, Va. (WCYB)— Leaders in Russell County, Virginia are encouraging locals and visitors to enjoy the great outdoors. The county's health coalition and County Supervisor Carl Rhea unveiled a new entrance sign at the Cleveland Community Disc Golf Course. It's on the same site as the community recreation center. Carl Rhea makes first throw of season(Courtesy of Heather Powers) → Read More

Locally grown: Greenhouse plants at Hampton High School for sale

HAMPTON, Tenn. (WCYB) — The agriculture class at Hampton High School kicked off the first sale from its greenhouse this year. You can purchase a variety of flowers and vegetable plants on campus. They're locally grown by the students in the Future Farmers of America program. Inside Hampton High School's greenhouse, 2 (WCYB Photo) Money raised will help fund the group's costs for competitions and… → Read More

Community rallies around, raises money for Hampton High School seniors

HAMPTON, Tenn. (WCYB)— The community in Hampton is showing an outpouring of support for its high school seniors. Money raised Friday and Saturday during a "yard sale" will help lower prom ticket prices and alleviate some costs for graduation. The sale had everything from clothing, shoes, kitchen items and toys. Toys at "yard sale" (WCYB Photo) Organizers say fundraising has been challenging… → Read More

Community fundraising begins in effort to save historic house in Abingdon

ABINGDON, Va. (WCYB) — Efforts to save a historic brick home in Abingdon continue. PREVIOUSLY |Plans in place to save historic brick house in Abingdon. As we reported Monday, businessman Dave Dalton and his wife Jill are looking to move the Hiram Dooley House from Pecan to Park Street. The distance is roughly 200 feet. The planned move has the blessing of town officials, the neighboring church… → Read More

'A hopeful feel': Local churches turn to outdoor services for Easter celebrations

(WCYB)— For some churches in our region, Easter in 2021 was on the lawn. "We're maintaining distance between those different family groups, people are bringing out their chairs and their blankets," said Titus O'Bryant, teaching and executive pastor of ministries at Grace Fellowship. The Johnson City church welcomed the community Sunday for an adapted celebration featuring bluegrass music. Last… → Read More

5K runners, walkers raise money for Stoney Creek Volunteer Fire Department

CARTER COUNTY, Tenn. (WCYB)— The warm weather drove great turnout at a 5K in Carter County Saturday. The yearly "Bunny Hop Run/Walk" benefits the Stoney Creek Volunteer Fire Department. It's the third time they've hosted this 5K. Dozens of runners were on hand and came together for a common cause. Proceeds from the race will go to the building fund for Station 2. (WCYB Photo) "We're working… → Read More

ETSU Health meets overwhelming community response to vaccine clinics

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WCYB)— More shots were administered into arms this weekend, as part of the region's race to vaccinate against COVID-19. ETSU Health, along with volunteers Saturday, gave out hundreds of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to people 18 and older. The clinic will open again two times next week, but they are by appointment only and all slots are booked. You can add your name to an… → Read More

Miniature horse 'Zip' on a journey to become a therapy horse

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (WCYB)— Horses can do wonders for emotional support. Experts describe it as equine therapy. Zip is a fun-loving and friendly pony. Owner Twinkle lives part-time in Elizabethton. Soon, the two will be heading to Florida for Zip's training as a therapy horse. It's Twinkle's eventual goal to operate a nonprofit organization, with hopes to start a reading program, go into… → Read More

'Running 4 Heroes': Young Florida boy pays special visit to Sullivan County

SULLIVAN COUNTY, Tenn. (WCYB)— Zechariah Cartledge, a 12-year-old from the Orlando area, heads up the nonprofit Running 4 Heroes. He founded the organization a few years ago. "I went to this certain 5K called the Tunnels to Towers 5K. It actually honors fallen 9/11 heroes. At the time, I actually didn't know that. During the run, I was just inspired by all the first responders running in their… → Read More

Arts Depot in Abingdon hosts 'Meet the Artist' event

ABINGDON, Va. (WCYB)— A special "welcome back" Saturday for art enthusiasts in the region. The Arts Depot hosted a "Meet the Artist" even for Carole Blevins. Her watercolor pieces are on display the gallery until April 10. Blevins is sharing nearly a year's worth of artwork inspired by the beauty of Barcelona, Spain. She traveled there just before the pandemic. Artist Jorge Diaz also has his… → Read More