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Surgoinsville residents celebrate 200 years as a 'Riverfront' town

Surgoinsville residents celebrate 200 years as a 'Riverfront' town - VIDEO

September 12th, 2015 7:10 pm by Jeff Bobo

Descendants of Surgoinsville founder Major James Surguine were the guests of honor Saturday as the town celebrated its bicentennial beside the Holston River that brought the first European settlers there two centuries ago.

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New scam claims pay or go to jail

New scam claims pay or go to jail

September 12th, 2015 6:00 pm by Nick Shepherd

"A number of people have gotten calls from individuals claiming they either represent the court system or they represent the prosecutor's office and they say you have to pay us certain money or you're going to go to jail or you're going to be prosecuted,"

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Kingsport businessman to be honored at UT football game

Kingsport businessman to be honored at UT football game

September 12th, 2015 4:00 pm by Matthew Lane

Wayne Basler is expected to be recognized during the first quarter of the UT football game on Saturday, with UT officials presenting him with a plaque of appreciation. Basler is described as a "true Volunteer" for his support of the university's athletic

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This week in crime

This week in crime

September 12th, 2015 10:00 am by Staff report

This week's stories include a Kingsport man assaulting his grandmother, a cheating wife being caught again, a rebel flag incident on the interstate and an ex-boyfriend sending more than 481 texts, among others

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Sullivan school board, not county commission, to dispose of former Brookside school

Sullivan school board, not county commission, to dispose of former Brookside school

September 11th, 2015 7:30 pm by Rick Wagner

The school board agreed by consensus during a Tuesday afternoon work session to put the disposal of the former Brookside Elementary on the Monday, Sept. 14 agenda.

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Update: Missing Bluff City woman found dead

Update: Missing Bluff City woman found dead

September 11th, 2015 7:02 pm by Nick Shepherd

According to Leslie Earhart, public information officer for the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office, a vehicle was found in a sinkhole off Pleasant Grove Road.

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Country Cabin hosts 47th Dock Boggs Festival

Country Cabin hosts 47th Dock Boggs Festival

September 11th, 2015 3:05 pm by Southwest Virginia Bureau

Headlining this year's locally cherished music fest will be Thistle Dew, a vocal trio dedicated to preserving and perpetuating two forms of music nearest their hearts -- Celtic and Appalachian Traditional

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Rumors of planned Black Panther attack drive school attendance down Friday

Rumors of planned Black Panther attack drive school attendance down Friday

September 11th, 2015 1:46 pm by Rick Wagner

Internet and social media accounts of a Sept. 11 anniversary attack involving the Black Panthers circulated in recent days. The unsubstantiated information was the Black Panthers were going to enter schools and massacre white students and teachers.

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SCSO searching for missing woman

SCSO searching for missing woman

September 11th, 2015 12:38 pm by Nick Shepherd

Nancy Echevarria has no known medical conditions and family members say this behavior would be extremely out of character for her.

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Going Greek or Roman? Northeast has grand opening for new amphitheater

Going Greek or Roman? Northeast has grand opening for new amphitheater

September 11th, 2015 10:26 am by Rick Wagner

Northeast President Janice Gilliam said students already have been using the 400-seat feature as an informal place to meet and network. It adds to the 500-seat auditorium in the performing arts center

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