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Murry Lee


San Antonio, TX, United States

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Recent articles by Murry:

Kingsport swim club challenges members to swim distance to Italy

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL) – Kingsport’s 100-Mile Swim Club is all about group challenges, and its latest tasks the group with swimming the distance to Europe. A release from the Kingsport Aquatic Center (KAC) states the swim club has announced its next destination is Saint Mark’s Square in Venice, Italy. Club members swim at their own […] → Read More

Convicted murderer, former Sullivan County escapee among missing inmates

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Va. (WJHL) – The two escaped inmates at the center of an ongoing Washington County, Virginia manhunt have a checkered past with law enforcement, including two murder convictions and a multi-state escape attempt that left other alleged escapees dead. Albert Ricketson Albert Ricketson, 31 of Abingdon, was arrested by the Washington County Virginia […] → Read More

News Channel 11 celebrates 70 years live from Elizabethton

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (WJHL) – News Channel 11 is celebrating 70 years of serving the Tri-Cities in 2023. Each month, our crew is heading out to a different town in our region to highlight what makes it stand out. On Wednesday, Jan. 25, News Channel 11 headed to Elizabethton. Kasey Marler, Kelly Grosfield and Jeremy Eisenzopf […] → Read More

Tennessee Secretary of State visits ETSU

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – East Tennessee State University (ETSU) hosted one of the state’s highest-ranking government officials Wednesday. Secretary of State Tre Hargett visited ETSU and presented the university with an award for efforts in driving voter registration. On Sept. 20, ETSU marked National Voter Registration Day by encouraging all students, faculty, staff and […] → Read More

Queen of the Doe | Elizabethton’s Covered Bridge has stood for 141 years

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (WJHL) – News Channel 11 is celebrating 70 years of journalism in the Tri-Cities, and each month a different locality in the area will be featured. For January, News Channel 11 spotlighted Elizabethton. For many, the Covered Bridge is the first thing that springs to mind when thinking about Elizabethton. The landmark has […] → Read More

Abingdon up for 2 USA Today awards

ABINGDON, Va. (WJHL) – A Southwest Virginia town has been nominated for two USA Today Readers’ Choice awards. Abingdon, Virginia found itself on the list of nominees for both Favorite Small Town Food Scene and Favorite Southern Small Town. The town is no stranger to being lauded for its food scene. Abingdon took home the […] → Read More

Gathering in the Gap festival returns to Southwest Virginia on Memorial Day weekend

BIG STONE GAP, Va. (WJHL) – The Gathering in the Gap festival will return to Big Stone Gap in May 2023. The 15th annual festival at the Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park on Saturday, May 27. Gretchen Cope joined the Good Morning Tri-Cities team Tuesday to speak about what to expect at the festival. To learn more about performers, the festival and tickets, click here. → Read More

WCSO unveils grant, program to address inmate needs

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) — The Washington County Tennessee Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) announced a new three-year, $1 million grant Tuesday morning to provide support for inmates as they struggle with mental health and enter the workforce after incarceration. Sheriff Keith Sexton said a great number of the inmates in the Washington County Detention Center suffer […] → Read More

Blountville Utility to conduct repairs, shut off water for some Tuesday

BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) – Some customers of the Blountville Utility District will be without water for a portion of Tuesday, Jan. 24. According to a letter from the utility district, water will be shut off for customers on the following streets in the Akard subdivision in Bristol from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.: The utility […] → Read More

ETSU releases 2023 football schedule

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – East Tennessee State University is looking ahead to the fall, releasing its football schedule for the 2023 season. The Bucs will kick off their second season under head coach George Quarles on the road against Jacksonville State Sept. 2. The matchup will hold added weight due to Jacksonville State now […] → Read More

Kingsport seeking goat sculpture sponsors to liven up city

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL) – The Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts is giving sponsors a chance to make their mark on the Model City with their own specially-painted goat sculpture. A release from the office states that 10 fiberglass goat sculptures will be painted by a local artist with input from the sponsors. The cost to […] → Read More

Commission strikes down rezoning request to build drive-thru coffee shop across from Indian Trail

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – After narrowly passing a rezoning request for a potential coffee shop along North Roan Street earlier in January, the Johnson City Commission ultimately shot the request down. Commissioners met Thursday night and heard a second reading of the rezoning request. The request had asked that the property, located directly across […] → Read More

Hellbender salamanders call Southwest Va. streams home, activists fight to aid population

(WJHL) – Virginia is home to North America’s largest salamander: the Eastern Hellbender. However, the massive amphibians can only be found in the Southwest region of Virginia, and their local legacy is one that wildlife officials say should be protected. On average, the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources (DWR) reports hellbenders grow to between 11.5 […] → Read More

7 Brew announces second Johnson City location at former Ruby Tuesday’s

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – A coffee chain planning to expand into the Tri-Cities announced Wednesday that it is opening another Johnson City location. 7 Brew had already announced plans to open a coffee stand at the site of the former Toys R Us on North Roan Street. The company also announced plans to open […] → Read More

Scott County Public Schools among districts to benefit from mental health grant

SCOTT COUNTY, Va. (WJHL) – A Southwest Virginia school system is one of seven in the state to benefit from a $15 million federal grant for the expansion of behavioral and mental health services for students. A release from the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) states that the five-year grant will fund the following school […] → Read More

DOJ: 7 charged in conspiracy to bring drugs into East Tenn. & Southwest Va.

ABINGDON, Va. (WJHL) – Seven people have been indicted by a federal grand jury for their alleged role in an operation to bring heroin and methamphetamine into East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. A release from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), states that following people were charged and arrested after the four-count indictment was returned: […] → Read More

Elizabethton soldier killed in WWII accounted for

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (WJHL) – A World War II U.S. Army soldier from Elizabethton was identified after his remains were recovered overseas. A release from the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) states that U.S. Army Pfc. Mark P. Wilson was accounted for on Sept. 12, 2022. Wilson, who was 20 years old at the time of […] → Read More

TBI investigation into Daniel Boone incidents complete; now goes to DA

GRAY, Tenn. (WJHL) — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) has completed its investigation into assault allegations by members of the Daniel Boone High School football team and has now passed the findings on to the district attorney. A TBI spokesperson told News Channel 11 Tuesday that the bureau’s investigation into allegations of physical and […] → Read More

1 charged with murder in Carter Co. drug overdose

CARTER COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) – An Elizabethton man was arrested Tuesday and charged with murder in relation to a 2022 drug overdose case, the Carter County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) announced. According to a release from the CCSO, John Marcos Ramos Osborne, 20, was arrested after a grand jury indicted him on charges of second-degree murder, […] → Read More

Salary, benefits, and duties for next director of schools in Sullivan County outlined in contract

SULLIVAN COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) – On Feb. 2, the Sullivan County Board of Education plans to meet and discuss the contract for its next director of schools. The unsigned contract was released Tuesday in accordance with state law that requires school boards to give at least 15 days’ advanced notice of their intent to extend […] → Read More