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Kasey Marler


Johnson City, TN, United States

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Recent articles by Kasey:

Garth Brooks, wife quarantining after possible exposure to COVID-19

(WJHL) – Country music icon Garth Brooks and his wife are both currently quarantining because of possible exposure to COVID-19. According to a Facebook post, it’s a cautionary move after they were exposed to the virus during the Garth-Trisha Camp. They will be quarantining for two weeks as a precautionary measure. The July 7 Facebook […] → Read More

USA Raft Adventure Resort waiting for results of beer board vote

IRWIN, Tenn. (WJHL) – A local rafting and outdoor adventure business could add adult beverages to their options. The discussion of a new beer license for USA Raft Adventure Resort is scheduled to take place. The Unicoi County Beer Board will be discussing the resort’s new beer license application. The popular Erwin destination reopened following […] → Read More

Virtual picnic raising money for local Ronald McDonald House

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – The Southern Appalachian Ronald McDonald House serves as home away from home, providing necessities for families with children in the hospital. The Southern Appalachian Ronald McDonald House is hosting a virtual family picnic. Instead of gathering in large groups as is usually the case, the group is asking for monetary […] → Read More

New Virginia law increases fine for reckless driving

RICHMOND, Va. (WJHL) – The fine for reckless driving has been increased in Virginia. If you’re caught and convicted of going between 20 and 25 miles over the speed limit, you could have an additional $100 added to your fine. Another new law passed requires drivers to yield the right of way to any pedestrian […] → Read More

Kingsport to host third census event Monday

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL) Kingsport will host it’s third census event on Monday June 29. The event will take place at Girls Inc. of Kingsport from 5-7 p.m. Those in attendance will be able to have questions answered, as well as get help on how to fill out their census forms. Refreshments and pizza will also […] → Read More

Racing roars back to life at Kingsport Speedway Friday night

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL) – Racing at the Kingsport Speedway is scheduled to return Friday night. The track will host its first NASCAR-sanctioned race of the year. Friday night’s featured racing divisions include: -Late model stock car -Sportsman -Pure 4 -Mod 4 -Pure Street Spectators can come into the speedway at 5 p.m., and the race […] → Read More

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies needs your vote in contest for Best Aquarium in North America

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (WJHL) – Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies needs your help and your vote! The Gatlinburg, Tennessee attraction is in the running for USA Today Best Aquarium. They need you to vote them as number one! Right now, Ripley’s Aquarium is sitting at third place behind Audubon Aquarium of the Americas in New Orleans, […] → Read More

Johnson City Schools’ Bookworm Mobile hits the street for first time this summer

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – Johnson City Schools’ Bookworm Mobile rolled down the road for the first time this summer. The mobile book and meal unit is in it’s fifth year delivering meals and reading materials to Johnson City Schools students. The program only served 14 children in its first year. This summer, it’s expected […] → Read More

VDOT issues call to action for drivers following 2 tow truck fatalities

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Va. (WJHL)_ The Virginia Department of Transportation is urging drivers in the commonwealth to make sure to move over for any crews on roadways. This message comes after the department says two of its towing partners were killed in less than a week in the northern region of the state. In one incident, […] → Read More

Thirsty Orange Brew Extravaganza postponed to April 2021

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – Another summer festival has been lost for 2020 due to the pandemic.. The 9th Annual Thirsty Orange Brew Extravaganza has officially been postponed until 2021. Thirsty Orange is scheduled to return on April 24, 2021. Organizers said they did not want to risk helping spread COVID-19. People who bought tickets […] → Read More

Movies to return to Marquee Cinemas Pinnacle 12 Friday

BRISTOL, Tenn. (WJHL) – The Marquee Cinemas Pinnacle 12 in Bristol, Tennessee will begin showing movies again on Friday, June 12. The theater closed in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The theater’s Facebook page did not mention any specific safety measures the theater will be taking, but did ask patrons to follow safety guidelines, […] → Read More

Boone Police: Man suffers gunshot wound after accidental shooting while in bathroom

BOONE, N.C. (WJHL) – An accidental shooting in Boone, North Carolina led to one person being rushed to the hospital. According to the Boone Police Department, officers reported to the Lowe’s on Blowing Rock Road after a gun was fired. Officers say a man was using the restroom at the store when the gun he […] → Read More

Johnson City BOE to discuss graduation ceremonies, school start time at Monday night meeting

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – The Johnson City Board of Education is planning to meet, and more graduation plans are on the agenda. In-person graduation is to be discussed Monday night, along with plans for returning to school in August. The board of education is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Stay tuned with News […] → Read More

Bristol, Tennessee easing restrictions on municipal buildings and parks

BRISTOL, Tenn. (WJHL) – You can expect to see some some eased COVID-19 restrictions next time you enter Bristol, Tennessee municipal buildings. City Manager Bill Sorah announced plans to ease the restrictions last week. Buildings like city hall and the Ewell L. Easley Municipal Annex are reopening after being closed to the public for the […] → Read More

Tri-Cities Airport announces new Florida flight destination

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – Regional airports across the country, including Tri-Cities Airport, are continuing to look ahead as they look to rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic. Tri-Cities Airport announced that flights to Saint Pete-Clearwater International Airport are starting Friday. The airport is hoping to utilize the new flight as they encourage customers to practice […] → Read More

AAA expects fewer travelers this Memorial Day weekend

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) Memorial day weekend is usually one of the busiest travel days of the year, but AAA says we could see a new record low for travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Both Tennessee and Virginia are gearing up to make sure the roads are safe for anyone that does decide to […] → Read More

Thousands evacuated as river dams break in central Michigan

MIDLAND, Mich. (AP) — Rapidly rising water overtook dams and forced the evacuation of about 10,000 people in central Michigan, where flooding struck communities along rain-swollen waterways and the governor said one downtown could be “under approximately 9 feet of water” by Wednesday. For the second time in less than 24 hours, families living along […] → Read More

Text scam says shoppers can get free groceries at Target

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – Target is warning shoppers of a new scam. If you received a text that claims Target is giving away free groceries this week, it is a scam. The scam text going around says people could get $175 worth of free groceries this week in light of the coronavirus pandemic. The […] → Read More

Dispatch: Family evacuated following Johnson City house fire

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – Johnson City fire crews responded to a house fire behind the 11-E Motel on West Market Street around midnight on Monday. The people who were living in the home were evacuated, according to dispatchers. The Red Cross was called to assist the family. No injuries were reported, according to the […] → Read More

JCPenney files Chapter 11 bankruptcy amid COVID-19 pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has pushed troubled department store chain J.C. Penney into Chapter 11 bankruptcy. It is the fourth major retailer to meet that fate. → Read More