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.
Big wheels are set to roll the historic Dooley House from Pecan Street to Park Street in Abingdon this week.
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.
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2021 Historic Preservation Awards for the city of Bristol, Virginia.
Leaders of the Historical Society of Washington County are urging a prominent church in Abingdon to reconsider tearing down a historic house on Pecan Street.
For generations, families across the Mountain Empire took trips to downtown Bristol to shop inside the expansive H.P. King Department Store on State Street.
A caravan of touring cars transported between 200 and 300 gallons of moonshine whiskey through the Mountain Empire in the winter of 1922, at the height of the Prohibition era.
Long before the Twin City joined nearby communities to operate the Tri-Cities Airport in Tennessee — a small airport operated in the northeast section of the city.
Located in Abingdon’s historic district, The Tavern restaurant stands tall and dates back to before the town was formed.
The original opponent of the Robert E. Lee statue issued a stern prophesy after the monument was erected in 1890.
“He could flat swing a bat,” said Tim Johnson, who was a standout at Thomas Walker and competed against Butler. “He had that perfect, fluid lefty swing.”
Janine Sprague had 215 hits over the course of four successful seasons at East Tennessee State University and one of her biggest knocks occurred in Bristol against a college softball legend.
Josh Tompkins pulled out his cell phone back in the winter and began crafting a heartfelt text message.
“One thing was for sure,” former Lebanon basketball coach Sam Blevins said. “You wanted him on your team.”
Twenty-one years after opening, the Tinseltown movie theater in Bristol, Virginia, is permanently closing.
You’ve probably watched at least some of “The Last Dance” by now, ESPN’s 10-part documentary series about Michael Jordan and the 1997-98 Chicago Bulls.
Before either Bristol was incorporated, many residents were searching for ways to practice their faith. For one congregation, that search led to the foundation of a church that is still going strong 164 years later.
“John Ward said, ‘You’re David Mitchell from Coeburn, Virginia. You played basketball and baseball here and you never saw a shot you didn’t like.’ This is almost 20 years after I had played at Tennessee,” Mitchell said. “I said ‘How do you remember that?’ He said ‘That’s my job.’ ”
Four distinguished men — Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, John Burroughs and Harvey Firestone — visited Bristol in 1918 on a whirlwind camping trip in the Southern Appalachian Mountains.