BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. — For the first time in its 200-year history, the Old Deery Inn will host a Festival of Trees, beginning Friday, Dec. 2.
BRISTOL, Va. — A divided City Council narrowly approved giving the Birthplace of Country Music $100,000 Tuesday, fulfilling an agreement originally made in 2011.
NORTON, Va. — The highway marker dedicated to the memory of Dave Hurst, a 25-year-old African-American coal miner who was a victim of a lynching in Wise County, Virginia, in the 1920s, has apparently been stolen.
Years after Louie Perna went on another one of his seasonal migrations to warmer climes walking south, barefoot with his two constant companion dogs, Booboo and Buddy, he returned to Bristol, Tennessee where he had been living.
A few decades ago, Louis Perna II wanted see the country and figured the best way to behold it would be by foot.
The James H. Quillen Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) in Johnson City is a big operation with widespread impact on the Tri-Cities.
It’s toy time at the William King Museum of Art in Abingdon, Virginia.
DAMASCUS, Va. — Over the past week, volunteers with the HistoriCorps, a non-profit focused on preserving and saving historic places, have been hard at work restoring the old Green Cove Station, the last standing original train depot on the Virginia Creeper Trail.
The Wise County/City of Norton Community Remembrance Coalition will gather in Norton, Virginia, on Saturday to dedicate a highway marker in memory of Dave Hurst, a 25-year-old African American coal miner from Alabama who was lynched in Wise County, Virginia, in the 1920s after being accused …
BRISTOL, Tenn. – More than three decades after his passing, the music and legacy of Tennessee Ernie Ford endure.
The three tiny fingerprints ensure that the life of the child who long ago touched the newly-made brick won’t be forgotten.
Most music fans can get their first look at “Born in Bristol” next weekend.
Ralph S. Peer and two engineers of the recording department of the Victor Talking Machine Company arrived in Bristol the latter part of the week and are preparing to make a number of phonograph records in this city. Mountain singers will be the talent used for record making. The mountain “hi…
ABINGDON, Va. – The latest William King Museum exhibit, The Open Road: The Art of the Motorcycle, looks to provide the feeling of hitting the open road, riding across the American landscape on a classic motorcycle while exploring the evolution of bike design and biker subcultures, as well as…
What has been called one of the most important guitars in the history of American music is now on display at Bristol’s Birthplace of Country Music Museum.
ABINGDON, Va. – Members of the Washington County, Virginia community gathered at the parking lot of the Washington County Administration Building Friday for the rededication ceremony of the Confederate statues, previously located on the lawn of the Abingdon, Virginia courthouse.
Washington County officials plan to rededicate two monuments Friday that once stood on the grounds of the Washington County Courthouse in downtown Abingdon, Virginia.
Three hundred and forty-three people climbed the stairs at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday to remember the tragic terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
Bristolians gathered at Cumberland Square Park on Saturday for the second annual Juneteenth Celebration.
A home built prior to Bristol, Virginia’s incorporation has been restored by a Washington County couple, who are hosting a reception today from noon-2 p.m., featuring Rita Springer, 93, great-granddaughter of the original owner and the restored home’s first overnight guest.
The Tri Cities Civil War Roundtable will host a free talk about the Wilson’s Creek Campaign at 6 p.m. Monday, May 10, in the Renaissance Center Theater (1200 E. Center St. in Kingsport).
25 photographic images comprise “Our Living Past: Platinum Portraits of Southern Music Makers,” now hanging in the special exhibits gallery at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum. It includes folk art pieces by some of the music makers in the exhibit and runs until Sept. 30.
The month of March marked several painful anniversaries for the family of Israel Ray Smith — the last time anyone saw or spoke to him, the initial call from his employer asking police to check on his well-being, and the day he was officially reported missing.
Michael Wright has opened Abingdon Adventures outdoor recreation shop in the historic Norfolk and Western Railway passenger depot in Abingdon, built in 1909 to service the main line as well as the tracks that were later abandoned in 1977 and became the Virginia Creeper Trail.
The Bristol Herald Courier reflects on one year of COVID-19 and its effects on the region.
Dave Dalton wants to save the Hiram Dooley House on Pecan Street in Abingdon. A part-time Abingdon resident, Dalton has applied for a special-use permit to move the 1849 brick structure from the grounds of Sinking Spring Presbyterian Church to a vacant lot on nearby Park Street.