Bianca Marais, WJHL

Bianca Marais

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Johnson City, TN, United States

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Dickenson Co. Emergency Management asks people to social distance, cites lung issues among miners in community

DICKENSON COUNTY, Va. (WJHL) – Dickenson County Emergency Management is asking people to remember to social distance, wash hands and wear face coverings as the number of COVID-19 cases in the county increases to six. The agency posted on its Facebook page that, “Due to our Mining Industry we have so many People with Lung […] → Read More

VDH: 67,830 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Virginia; 21 new local cases

RICHMOND, Va. (WJHL) – The Virginia Department of Health reported 67,830 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state on Saturday. The total case number of confirmed and probable cases in Virginia is 70,670. VDH said there have been 1,859 confirmed coronavirus-related deaths across the state along with 107 probable COVID-19 deaths. On Saturday, VDH reported […] → Read More

Dollywood: 3 people sent to hospital after “themed decoration” falls, strikes them at the park

PIGEON FORGE (WATE) – 3 people were transported to the hospital after an item used as “themed decoration” at Dollywood fell on them. A Dollywood spokesperson says it happened around 2 p.m. in the Wilderness Pass area of the park when the item fell and struck them while they were walking below. This was not […] → Read More

JJ’s Restaurant and Sports Bar remains closed

ABINGDON, Va. (WJHL) — According to a Facebook post from JJ’s Restaurant and Sports Bar, the pub will remain closed until further notice after an employee tested positive for the novel coronavirus. This closure was announced last Tuesday, and no further updates are available at the time. The restaurant will use its Facebook page to announce reopening plans. → Read More

Sullivan County leaders to discuss a merge of 2 utility districts Monday

BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) – Leaders in Sullivan County will meet Monday afternoon to discuss the future of a pair of utility districts. A proposed merger between Weaver Pike and Holston Utility will be the topic of discussion. If approved, the agencies will become a combined South Fork Utility District. The meeting will be open to […] → Read More

VDH: 62,981 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Virginia; 7 new cases in SW VA

RICHMOND, Va. (WJHL) – The Virginia Department of Health reported 62,981 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state on Sunday. The total case number of confirmed and probable cases in Virginia is 65,748. VDH said there have been 1,746 confirmed coronavirus-related deaths across the state along with 107 probable COVID-19 deaths. On Sunday, VDH reported […] → Read More

Bristol Motor Speedway officials unveil NASCAR All-Star Race trophy, pace car

BRISTOL, Tenn. (WJHL) – Officials at Bristol Motor Speedway Saturday morning unveiled the trophy and pace car for the NASCAR All-Star Race at the Volunteer Parkway Food City. The race that pays out $1 million to the winner will for the first time ever be hosted at Bristol Motor Speedway on July 15, at 7 p.m. Food City officials make a special community announcement, as well. → Read More

VDH: 62,400 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Virginia; 3 new cases in SW VA

RICHMOND, Va. (WJHL) – The Virginia Department of Health reported 62,400 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state on Saturday. The total case number of confirmed and probable cases in Virginia is 65,109. VDH said there have been 1,745 confirmed coronavirus-related deaths across the state along with 104 probable COVID-19 deaths. On Saturday, VDH reported […] → Read More

‘COVID-19 has not taken a vacation,’ Tenn. Gov. Lee warns against 4th of July gatherings

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee Wednesday implored all Tennesseans to get tested for the coronavirus, stay home and follow best social distancing practices. The Tennessee Department of Health reported nearly 1,800 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, a record high for the state. Tennessee Commissioner of Health Dr. Lisa Piercy warned people […] → Read More

VDH: 59,071 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Virginia, 3 new cases in SW VA

RICHMOND, Va. (WJHL) – The Virginia Department of Health reported 59,071 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state on Sunday. The total case number of confirmed and probable cases in Virginia is 61,736. VDH said there have been 1,628 confirmed coronavirus-related deaths across the state along with 104 probable COVID-19 deaths. On Sunday, VDH reported […] → Read More

Greeneville man arrested on domestic assault charge

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) – A man in Greeneville, Tennessee was arrested early Saturday morning for domestic assault. A woman witnessed Jenry Hernandez Ramirez throw a female up against a blue car andhit the female in the face. The victim got into the car with Ramirez, while the witness contacted law enforcement. Officers with the Greeneville […] → Read More

Popular vacation destinations could also be COVID-19 hotspots

(WJHL) – Popular vacation destinations for people in the Tri-Cities region might also be potential COVID-19 hotspots. Communicable Disease Director Dr. Molly O’dell said The Virginia Department Of Health is advising people to self-quarantine for 14-days upon return from Myrtle Beach. The city, also advising anyone traveling to the area, ensure that they do not […] → Read More

TN Dept. of Education on back to school: Consider kits for students, avoid community supplies

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) – The Tennessee Department of Education released guidance for school systems to aid in the reopening process amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The latest of which is a video series showing what the classroom might look like in the fall. “As this is an evolving situation, the department will continue to post updates […] → Read More

ETSU hosts 2020 Governor’s School online due to pandemic

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – The pandemic didn’t stop high school students from expanding their horizons in ETSU. The school still hosted the 2020 Governor’s School for the Scientific Exploration of Tennessee Heritage. Tennessee’s Governor School draws top students from around the state for an intense month of learning on college campuses. The pandemic shutdowns […] → Read More

SW Virginia voting location changes due to pandemic

HAYSI, Va. (WJHL) – Voting might look a little different Tuesday on Election Day in Virginia due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A heads up for voters in Dickenson County – due to COVID-19 and the requirements of social distancing the county’s Electoral Board has done an emergency move of the Tarpon Voting Precinct. Officials say […] → Read More

JCPD: Man arrested for identity theft

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – Officers with the Johnson City Police Department arrested a man Saturday for giving them a false identity. Officials say they were notified of a suspicious person in the area of South Roan Street and University Parkway on Saturday. While in the area, officers located 51-year-old Anthony Gentry Jr. who matched […] → Read More

VDH: 54,953 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Virginia; 2 new cases in Washington Co.

RICHMOND, Va. (WJHL) – The Virginia Department of Health reported 55,504 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state on Sunday. The total case number of confirmed and probable cases in Virginia is 57,994. VDH said there have been 1,508 confirmed coronavirus-related deaths across the state along with 103 probable COVID-19 deaths. On Sunday, VDH reported […] → Read More

Friendship Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram of Bristol to open new facility Monday

BRISTOL, Tenn. (WJHL) – Friendship Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram of Bristol, is set to open the doors to its new facility on Monday. According to a press release from the dealership, the new facility will be located at 3193 W. State Street in Bristol. The new facility is the first phase of “Centre Point 74,” […] → Read More

VDH: 54,953 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Virginia; 3 more cases in Smyth Co., 1 in Washington Co.

RICHMOND, Va. (WJHL) – The Virginia Department of Health reported 54,953 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state on Saturday. The total case number of confirmed and probable cases in Virginia is 57,443. VDH said there have been 1,504 confirmed coronavirus-related deaths across the state along with 103 probable COVID-19 deaths. On Saturday, VDH reported […] → Read More

VDH: 54,506cases of COVID-19 in Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. (WJHL) – The Virginia Department of Health reported 54,506total cases of COVID-19 in the state on Sunday. VDH said there have been 1,546 deaths across the state along with 5,536 hospitalizations. Bristol, Va. – 4 cases / 1 hospitalizationBuchanan County – 18 casesLee County – 9 cases / 1 hospitalizationNorton – 2 cases […] → Read More