Bristol, Tennessee officials were tight-lipped Tuesday about the details of social media posts that recently resulted in reprimands for five officers in the Bristol Tennessee Police Department, including two captains and a lieutenant.
A teacher at Sullivan Central High School was recently notified that he would be suspended for three days without pay for “unprofessional behavior” on social media, according to school documents obtained by the Bristol Herald Courier.
Part 3 in our look at coaches' stipends focuses on the region's minority coaches and the labor of love that balances out long hours and hard work with often low pay.
Like toilet paper, hand sanitizer and disinfectants, alcohol appears to be one of the essential items many in the Mountain Empire have felt a need to stock up on during the COVID-19 pandemic.
BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. — Sullivan County Board of Education members, the board’s attorney and the school system’s former and current directors spent a combined total of $19,715 to attend conferences in Nashville this year and in 2018.
Communities across Southwest Virginia are setting their sights on outdoor recreation, agriculture and broadband internet expansion as some of the ways former coal mining sites could be cleaned up and transformed for economic development opportunities.
Over the next week, we will deliver a special report titled “Critical Mass” that is the result of eight months of investigation and hard work by reporters, photographers and editors. Between today and next Sunday, we will feature 24 stories, dozens of photos, a number of colorful graphics, v…
Former Virginia Highlands Community College President Gene Couch claimed nearly $1,000 in inappropriate reimbursed expenses, a 2018 audit report shows.
BRISTOL, Tenn. — Starting with 14 lots, Bristol Tennessee city staff members are working to sell unneeded city-owned properties and put them back on the tax rolls. According to a list of properties acquired by the Bristol Herald Courier through a records request, the city owns a total of 298…
Record rainfall in 2018 and early 2019 not only caused flooding and property damage in Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee, it resulted in more potholes for local drivers to dodge this spring.
ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. — Two German military pilots died in 1976, when their supersonic jet crashed into the ridge of Holston Mountain in an often-forgotten tragedy likely only remembered by passersby on a gravel forest service road along the Carter and Sullivan county line in Tennessee.
The pilot who landed his plane on Interstate 81 on March 29 didn’t call 911, but he did call the Federal Aviation Administration’s Air Traffic Control Tower at Tri-Cities Airport in Blountville.
Authorities failed to realize the magnitude of a growing, miles-long backup of traffic along Interstate 81 in December and instead focused on individual problem areas, according to a recently completed after-action report from the Virginia Department of Transportation.
Great winter fishing is probably not the first thing that comes to mind when tourists think of things to do and see in Bristol, but that may change after a nationwide fishing blog recently placed the Twin Cities in the top 10 best places to fish in the winter.
Read through the obituaries published today in Bristol Herald Courier - Tricities.
Snow lingered across the Mountain Empire Monday after a couple of days of precipitation led to anywhere from 2 to 6 inches throughout the area as a result of the holiday weekend winter storm.
She finished the race in 2:19.12, 24 seconds faster than the previous record set by Deena Kastor at the 2006 London Marathon.
A Republican bill targeting diversity efforts at Virginia's Governor's Schools would ban them from using race and other factors in admissions. But school leaders say students aren't selected based on race, and the leader of Maggie Walker Governor's School in Richmond says the bill is written in a way that doesn't address its admissions process.
Gov. Glenn Youngkin issued nine executive orders and two executive directives on Saturday. Among other things, the actions end statewide mask mandates in public schools, rescind the statewide COVID vaccine mandate for state workers and curtail how schools can teach students about racism.
Tennessee lawmakers passed legislation that on Jan. 1 made it a requirement that all licensed cosmetologists, manicurists, hairstylists and barbers in the state take an anti-domestic violence awareness course.
ABINGDON, Va. — A Pound, Virginia, man, who admitted to conspiring with others to defraud the government of nearly $500,000 in pandemic-related unemployment benefits, was sentenced Thursday to more than eight years in prison, prosecutors said.
The Henry County Board of Supervisors is asking the Henry County Circuit Court for a judgement to stop the City of Martinsville from forcing the county to accept a Voluntary Settlement Agreement (VSA) regarding reversion.
BRISTOL, Va. – The city’s financial advisors and bond counsel met with the Industrial Development Authority Friday to discuss funding for a proposed new school.
BRISTOL, Tenn. –Tennessee State Legislators Sen. Jon Lundberg and Rep. John Crawford received suggestions for new legislation and heard about Bristol Tennessee plans to move its municipal election a breakfast meeting in downtown Bristol, Tennessee Friday morning.
The Bristol Virginia School Board unanimously selected Breanne Forbes Hubbard to fill the unexpired term of Tyrone Foster on Thursday.
Steven Craig Davis took the oath of office to serve as commonwealth’s attorney for Wise County and the city of Norton in a courtroom filled with family, friends and supporters Wednesday.