Quantcast

Local news - Greenville, NC | News | Weather | Sports - WNCT.com

Emails reveal Gov. Haslam to hold private meeting with select educators tomorrow in Jonesborough

Updated:

Governor Bill Haslam (R) will be in town Friday but at one of his stops the public won't be invited. In fact, only a select few will be part of a roundtable discussion about education. Emails obtained through a public records request reveal Gov. Haslam will hold a private roundtable Friday afternoon at the Washington County Department of Education in Jonesborough. Director of Schools Ron Dykes says his district was asked to host the meeting. More>>

Hampton woman intends to plea guilty for federal sex charges involving young children

Updated:

A Hampton woman earlier this month filed her intent to plead guilty to federal sex charges involving young children. More>>

Bristol, Virginia police searching for two suspects in armed robbery

Updated:

Bristol, Virginia Police say two masked men robbed the Country Boy Food Mart on Lee Highway just after 10:20 Wednesday night. More>>

Mistrial declared in 2012 vehicular homicide case; juror misconduct cited

Updated:

A judge in Washington County, Tenn., declared a mistrial Thursday afternoon in a deadly car crash from Valentine’s Day 2012. More>>

Bristol Police search for Appalachian Tire burglar

Updated:

Bristol Tennessee Police Department officers are currently investigating numerous burglaries that took place at a local tire storage lot. More>>

WJHL Surprise Squad back in action today Video included

Where will we be? We won't tell! It's a SURPRISE! Where will we be? We won't tell! It's a SURPRISE!
Updated:

News Channel 11's Surprise Squad, led by Sara Diamond and Morgan King, will be hitting the streets once again today, and we couldn't be more excited! More>>

$1 million lawsuit filed against private probation company Video included

Updated:

Copyright 2014 WJHL. All rights reserved. More>>

Tractor trailer wreck on Rock Springs Road exit ramp; traffic being detoured to Wilcox Drive exit Video included

Updated:

A detour is being arranged at the nearby Wilcox Drive exit to northbound Highway 93/John B. Dennis Highway to eastbound Moreland Drive and then back to Rock Springs. More>>

Candidates flock to Facebook before election Video included

Sheriff Chris Mathes Sheriff Chris Mathes
Updated:

This election year, candidates are flocking to Facebook to win support and gain the most votes. More>>

"Time for change" for ETSU athletics

Updated:

ETSU Athletics' new logo isn't the only change in the works. Athletic Director Dick Sander said "It's a time for change at ETSU," and that includes a new home for Buccaneer Basketball.Buccaneer Basketball is moving to Freedom Hall. "Mr. [Pete] Peterson and I this afternoon reached final agreement on the primary components of the contract," said Dr. Brian Noland, ETSU President. "The 'Minidome' right now is going through significant renovation with the placement of a new roof on the building, ... More>>

Son sentenced to life without parole for parents' murder at Pizza Plus Parlor Video included

Updated:

Wednesday's sentencing in Tazewell County marked the conclusion of a five year investigation into a double murder.Harvey and Valerie Looney were found dead at the Pizza Plus restaurant in Claypool Hill, Virginia back in 2009.The man convicted of killing them, their son, Christopher Looney. More>>

Mayor vetoes Carter County budget Video included

Updated:

On Wednesday Carter County Mayor Leon Humphrey vetoed the budget approved earlier this week.On Monday the Carter County Commission passed a budget with a tax increase and money for a new school."We were wanting to move forward and we're being held back,” Carter County Superintendent Dr. Kevin Ward said after he learned Humphrey vetoed the budget.With the amended budget passed the property tax increased by 12 cents to $2.45 per 100 dollars of assessed value.Of that $1.06 would go to schools wi... More>>

Nasty living conditions, black algae water lead to animal cruelty charges for woman who shows dogs competitively Video included

Updated:

A woman who owns several dogs and cats in Jonesborough faces multiple animal cruelty charges after an animal control officer says he found the animals living in deplorable conditions. Johnson City-Washington County Animal Control Officer Wayne Thomas caught it all on tape. More>>

US Nitrogen continues talks with Old Knoxville Highway Utility District

Updated:

US Nitrogen is continuing informal talks with Old Knoxville Highway Utility District regarding access to water from the Nolichucky. This comes days after a public meeting where dozens of residents expressed environmental concerns regarding US Nitrogen returning treated water to the river without going through a utility company. A US Nitrogen representative said in order for the company to reach an agreement with Old Knox., the utility would have to make some major upgradesIn a statement to Ne... More>>

Rock House Road bridge reopens

Updated:

Nearly two years ago a massive flood tore through the Dry Creek community in Washington County, Tennessee. The flood damaged dozens of homes and destroyed the Rock House Road bridge that connected the community to other parts of the county. After years of planning and rebuilding, the highway department made the finishing touches to the new Rock House Road bridge Wednesday afternoon. The bridge is now officially open. Washington County Highway Superintendent John Deakins told News Channel 11 t... More>>

Former Wash. Co bus driver granted judicial diversion, will serve two years probation Video included

Brenda Gray Brenda Gray
Updated:

Former Washington County bus driver Brenda Gray took the stand in in her sentencing hearing Wednesday. More>>

Fast-pitch softball tournament starts this weekend at Winged Deer Park

Updated:

A tournament is coming to our region and bringing 1,000s of fans and millions of dollars with it. More>>

KPD seek information in alleged assault of man

Updated:

Kingsport Police Department officers are seeking information in an assault allegation from June 20. More>>

SCSO searching for man who used counterfeit cash at Apple Shed Video included

Updated:

Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office is currently searching for a man who reportedly passed counterfeit money at a store in Kingsport. More>>

JCPD arrest whiskey burglar of downtown JC bar

Michael Holder Michael Holder
Updated:

Johnson City Police Department officers arrested a man after he allegedly broke a window to get into a local bar and stole a bottle of whiskey. More>>

Shirley Jones to perform at Barter Theatre benefit event

You can make reservations by calling 276-619-3315, and also find out about how you can meet Shirley Jones at an exclusive reception following her performance. More>>

Two Morristown men arrested on numerous drug charges following traffic stop

Foulks and James Foulks and James
Updated:

Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested two Hamblen County men on methamphetamine charges following a traffic stop on Tuesday. More>>

Woman pleads guilty to making false tainting claim

A Bluff City, TN woman has agreed to plead guilty to falsely claiming a relative's bottle of Tropicana juice had been poisoned. More>>

News

Man charged in Econo Lodge stabbing in Kingsport Video included

Richard Thomas Richard Thomas
Updated:

Kingsport Police Department officers charged a Freeport, Fla. man Tuesday after he reportedly stabbed another man at a local motel.
More>>

Family gets closure 69 years after WWII soldier disappears Video included

Updated:

Private First Class Cecil Harris was 19 years old when he went to France to fight in World War II. A few months later, he was killed in Dambach, France. For almost 7 decades, his only surviving son wondered what happened to his father.  Edwin Harris met his father for the first and only time in the summer of 1944, when he was a newborn.

More>>

Student group hopes to bring event similar to UT's 'Sex Week' to ETSU Video included

Updated:

By Jordan MooreJOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL) - Hoping to bring an event to campus, one that could stir debate just because of its name, 'Sex Week'. As of now, that name is not official but students at ETSU tell us the bottom line of this event would be to create an open communication about the topic.Tuesday afternoon, ETSU student Max Carwile lead a discussion on how to move forward with this concept. More than a dozen students and faculty listened in on her ideas to create a sexual health and awar... More>>

News

Beretta moves to Tennessee because of Maryland gun laws Video included

A manufacturer is heading to the volunteer state because of a gun-control bill that places limits on its operations in Maryland...Beretta says it will move operations to Gallatin, Tennessee. That new facility is scheduled to be opened in the middle of next year. Beretta's General Manager says a gun-control bill that passed the Maryland senate would have prohibited the company from being able to manufacture, store or even import products it sells. Beretta says it has no plans to relocate i... More>>

Police investigating Tuesday night stabbing at Econo Lodge motel in Kingsport Video included

Kingsport Police are investigating a stabbing at a city motel.  Police arrived at the Econo Lodge just after 7 p.m.. Kingsport Police are investigating a stabbing at a city motel. Police arrived at the Econo Lodge just after 7 p.m..
Updated:

Kingsport Police are investigating a stabbing at a city motel.Police arrived at the Econo Lodge just after 7 p.m. More>>

Tweetsie Trail horse ban causes criticism by some Video included

Updated:

A trail connecting Johnson City to Elizabethton will soon be open. More>>

AARP’s “Smart Driver” course offered

GREENEVILLE, TN – Want an easy discount on your auto insurance? Take a driver safety course. AARP’s new “Smart Driver Course” for those 55 and older will be offered Wednesday and Thursday, July 30-31, at Takoma Regional Hospital. “This is an informative course that helps participants learn current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques, and how to operate their vehicles more safely,” Tina Chudina, Takoma’s community relations liaison, said. “Everyone can benefit from brushing up on ... More>>

July blood drives

Wellmont Health System’s Marsh Regional Blood Center will conduct public blood drives at the following locations in the coming days. · Wednesday, July 23, 8-11 a.m., Tri-Cities Regional Airport, Blountville · Wednesday, July 23, 1-5 p.m., Tulsa Dental Products, Johnson City · Thursday, July 24, noon-7:30 p.m., Holston Valley Medical Center, emergency room annex, Kingsport · Thursday, July 24, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., University of Virginia-Wise, Student Center parking, Wise, Virginia · Friday, Jul... More>>

State official: Rep. Hill's Overmountain PAC not under investigation Video included

Despite the failure of a political action committee, of which he serves as treasurer, to file proper campaign paperwork with the state on time, Tennessee's Bureau of Ethics and Campaign Finance says neither Rep. Matthew Hill (R-District 7) nor the PAC are Despite the failure of a political action committee, of which he serves as treasurer, to file proper campaign paperwork with the state on time, Tennessee's Bureau of Ethics and Campaign Finance says neither Rep. Matthew Hill (R-District 7) nor the PAC are
Updated:

Despite the failure of a political action committee, of which he serves as treasurer, to file proper campaign paperwork with the state on time, Tennessee's Bureau of Ethics and Campaign Finance says neither Rep. Matthew Hill (R-District 7) nor the PAC are under investigation. Although the actions of a political action committee that Hill is associated with caught the state's attention earlier this month, it appears Hill can now put that behind him. More>>

Complaint to Private Probation Services Council sheds light on potential conflict of interest Video included

Updated:

Copyright 2014 WJHL. All rights reserved. More>>

Quillen College of Medicine Class of 2018 orientation continues

Updated:

When you think of a hospital, team work probably isn't the first word that comes to mind, but that is what it takes to get the job done. Today 72 first year medical students began their orientation with some team building exercises. Quillen College of Medicine Class of 2018 participated in what is called "Quillen Academic Boot Camp" More>>

More than a quarter of kids in our region living in poverty according to recent report Video included

Updated:

Though Tennessee is improving overall, Northeast Tennessee has some of the highest numbers of children living in poverty in the state.According to the recently released numbers from the Kids Count Data Book by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the volunteer state is one of five states that made the biggest improvement in the well-being of children.Tennessee moved up three rankings to 36th overall, the report is based on education, health care and poverty.Tennessee also moved from 42nd to 37th in... More>>

Rep. Matthew Hill quietly buys website in opponent's name and posts attack ad there Video included

Rep. Matthew Hill (R-District 7) admits his campaign quietly bought a website in the name of his opponent for $8 from GoDaddy.com and then posted an anti Phil Carriger ad on the site."We bought the domain name because they didn't," Rep. Hill said. "I think it was like $8 or something." PhilCarriger.com takes you to a website called "The Real Phil Carriger." More>>

Vote for your favorite local MiLB mascot Video included

Jay Cee of the Johnson City Cardinals - Courtesy of the JC Cardinals Twitter Page Jay Cee of the Johnson City Cardinals - Courtesy of the JC Cardinals Twitter Page
Updated:

Minor League Baseball’s Mascot Mania is underway for the Appalachian League and some of your favorite Tri-Cities area mascots need your help! More>>

Chrysler recalls 792,000 Jeep SUVs for ignition switches

DETROIT (AP) - Chrysler is recalling up to 792,300 older Jeep SUVs worldwide because the ignition switches could cause engine stalling.Tuesday's recall covers 2005-2007 Grand Cherokees and 2006-2007 Commanders.Chrysler says it's not sure exactly how many will be recalled. The company says an outside force such as a driver's knee can knock switches out of the "run" position, shutting off the engine. This disables power-assisted steering and braking and the front air bags might not inflate.Engi... More>>

Children's Advocacy Center golf tournament August 4th

For more information about the golf tournament, please call (423) 279-1222.
More>>

Kingsport man charged with aggravated burglary

Kyle L Kampman Kyle L Kampman
Updated:

Johnson City Police Department officers arrested a Kingsport man Sunday on aggravated burglary charges. More>>

Erwin man charged for 2013 auto burglary

Joshua Lee Fender Joshua Lee Fender
Updated:

Johnson City Police Department officers arrested an Erwin man Tuesday, following an investigation into an auto burglary on July 4, 2013. More>>

Kingsport police seek man, woman captured on surveillance during burglary

Updated:

The Kingsport Police Department needs your help identifying two suspects who robbed a home on Gravely Road in Kingsport. More>>

Kingsport man arrested after authorities find crack cocaine inside home

Updated:

Kingsport Police Department officers arrested a 74-year-old man Monday, after they allegedly found crack cocaine and packaging materials during a search of his home. More>>

Woman charged after kids found living in home with animal feces, no running water Video included

Misty Martinez Misty Martinez
Updated:

A Kingsport woman was arrested on multiple charges Monday after Kingsport Police Department officers said she allowed her children to live in a home with animal feces scattered throughout and no running water. More>>

News

Deeds leads new Virginia Mental Health Panel Video included

a massive review of virginia's mental health system is in the works as lawmakers continue their efforts to make it a model system across the U-s... a new mental health reform panel met for the first time on Monday and elected state senator creigh deeds as its chairman. deeds has made improving the state's mental health system his top priority after his mentailly ill son killed himself last year. senator deeds says it's the panel's mission to recommend and help implement improvements to vir... More>>

Poor probationers in debt too deep; penalties pile on Video included

Updated:

Area probationers are finding themselves trapped under a pile of debt too deep to dig themselves out of. News Channel 11's Kylie McGivern examines their complaints and questions the oversight of private probation companies.  More>>

Community reacts to Eddie Overholt's arrest at Greene County public meeting Video included

Updated:

Friday morning moments after Greene County Mayor Alan Broyles cautioned against public outburst at a Greene County Industrial Development Board Meeting, Eddie Overholt asked board members to speak up. More>>

Woman faces charges after crashing car with four passengers inside

A woman is facing charges of reckless driving after crashing her car Monday night in Weber, Virginia. More>>

Carter County Commissioners raise property tax rate

Updated:

Property owners in Carter County will soon be paying more in property taxes.The County Commission voted to increase the county's property tax rate today, part of the reason, to help fund the design phase of a proposed new school.The property tax rate in Carter County had been $2.33 per one hundred dollars of assessed value.The County Commission increased that rate by 12-cents to $2.45 per one hundred.However, not everyone on the County Commission is happy about raising taxes, to help fund des... More>>

Election officials confident Kingsport can vote on wine in grocery stores

Updated:

Sullivan County Election Officials tell News Channel 11 it's likely Kingsport residents will soon be able to decide whether they want to buy wine with their groceries. More>>

Arch Coal idles mine complex in Virginia and Kentucky Video included

Updated:

Arch Coal says it is idling the Cumberland River Coal Company complex in Wise County, Virginia, and Letcher County, Kentucky. More>>

Car crash under investigation in Weber City, VA

Virginia State Police are investigation a crash in Weber City.  It happened on River Road around 9 p.m.. Virginia State Police are investigation a crash in Weber City. It happened on River Road around 9 p.m..
Updated:

Virginia State Police are investigation a crash in Weber City.It happened on River Road around 9 p.m..An officer on scene said it appeared that a car hit a rock and lost control.Five people were in the car, and at least one person was taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries.This is a developing story. More>>

Army veteran awarded Medal of Honor for valor during Afghanistan battle

Ryan M. Pitts is the ninth living recipient of the nation's highest decoration for battlefield valor for actions in Iraq and Afghanistan. Ryan M. Pitts is the ninth living recipient of the nation's highest decoration for battlefield valor for actions in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Updated:

President Barack Obama is bestowing the Medal of Honor on a former Army staff sergeant who fought off enemy fighters during one of the bloodiest battles of the Afghanistan war. Ryan M. Pitts is the ninth living recipient of the nation's highest decoration for battlefield valor for actions in Iraq and Afghanistan.  More>>

Murder trial canceled, plea deadline set in Gergish, Hunter case

Updated:

A plea deadline has been set for three men accused in a 2013 murder case.Monday was supposed to be the start of a four-day long murder trial for Joshua Gergish, Chavez Hunter and Marcus Gergish.They are accused in the shooting death of Timothy Peregoy Senior, who was found outside a Nathaniel Drive apartment complex in April 2013. The trial was cancelled late last week and now a plea deadline in the case has been set for September eighth.Copyright 2104 WJHL. All Rights Reserved. More>>

Testimonies heard in Ballard murder case Video included

Updated:

Monday witnesses gave their testimonies in the case of Moses "Lucky" Ballard Junior who is charged with second-degree murder of Michael "Tito" Rowe.Ballard is also charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in this case.Investigators said a fight on July fourth between Rowe and Ballard erupted in gunfire on Myrtle Avenue in Johnson City.Ballard appeared in court Monday for a preliminary hearing.Two women who were there the night of the shooting testified."We got in to a little ... More>>

Summer Food Program distribution and Back to School Picnic plans Video included

Updated:

Good Samaritan Ministries held its final of three food box distributions for its Summer Food Program today,handing out boxes of canned food, frozen food, breakfast items as well as toiletries and detergent to around 200 families that had pre-registered for the program. More>>

JCPD arrest man on attempted murder, kidnapping charges Video included

Updated:

Johnson City Police Department officers arrested a man Sunday after he allegedly assaulted a woman and threatened to kill her. More>>

Bristol, Va. police investigating burglary of VapeAloud

Updated:

Bristol Virginia Police Department officers are currently investigating a burglary of a business on Lee Highway. More>>

Piney Flats man sentenced to 14 months after postage stamp scheme Video included

Updated:

A Piney Flats man was sentenced to 14 months in prison Monday following his arrest for a counterfeit postage scheme. More>>

ETSU football "Kids Camp" set for July 26th

 The ETSU football program will host the Carl Torbush/ETSU Football Kids Camp presented by Chick-Fil-A at Johnson City Crossings for children entering 4th grade to those entering 8th grade on Saturday, July 26th inside the ETSU/MSHA Athletic Center.
More>>

Inmate dead after fight at Northeast Correctional Complex; name released Video included

Timothy Tillery Jr Timothy Tillery Jr
Updated:

 The name of a Northeast Correctional Complex inmate who died this weekend after a fight between several inmates at the prison has been released. More>>

Hot Pursuit 5K & 2Mile Walk to benefit Sullivan County Sheriff's K-9 unit

Money raised from the event will go to Sullivan County's K9 Unit to purchase additional training equipment as well as materials needed to make improvements to their K9 agility course. More>>

Church Hill man charged after cutting electrical wires inside home being renovated

Markus Flanigan Markus Flanigan
Updated:

A Church Hill man was arrested Friday on burglary and vandalism charges after he was seen leaving a home being renovated on Ramey Town Road. More>>

Out of the Box Bash benefit for Christmas Box program

Updated:

Local bakers are encouraged to enter their best desserts for this special event. Attendees will bid on their favorite dessert, and awards will be given to the baker raising the most funds. More>>

Progress being made on The Tweetsie Trail; run/walk set for Aug. 30

Courtesy of The Tweetsie Trail Facebook page Courtesy of The Tweetsie Trail Facebook page
Updated:

Construction on a local trail aimed at public walking, hiking, running, biking and other types of recreation has made strides toward completion. More>>

Firefighters find $48,000 worth of marijuana while fighting fire in Hawkins Co. Video included

Updated:

The Hawkins County Sheriff's Office arrested three people after firefighters said they found an elaborate marijuana growing operation while they were trying to put out a fire.  More>>

News

What's Working: Tennessee High School adds summer reading assignment for all students Video included

Tennessee High School is quiet in the summer, but the students continue to learn."we want to elevate expectations" Tennessee High English teacher Tim Davis is excited about the schools new summer reading program. For the first time everyone of the nearly 1200 Tennessee High School students are now required to read a novel during the summer and complete a summer reading assignment. "we ask them to do more and they do more." Each grade level is assigned a specific novel"Kelly Vance picked the... More>>

$530 million spent at Tenn. national parks in 2013

A report shows more than 8 million people visited Tennessee's national parks last year, spending $530 million in the process. More>>

Christmas in July craft fair in Jonesborough

Updated:

It was Christmas in July Sunday at the Jonesborough Visitors Center.Members of the Jonesborough senior center had booths set up to display and sell homemade jewelry, decorations, quilts, and other crafts.The senior center members said they want to pass on the art of crafting. "It brings back a lot of happy memories for people to see some of the pieces that grandma had, or that their mom had. And it makes me feel good, gives me a burst of happiness to give them a burst of happiness," one craft... More>>

RAM clinic provides an estimated two million dollars in free health care this weekend Video included

Updated:

After three days of rain and more than 2,500 patients passing through, the Remote Area Medical (RAM) volunteers packed up their free health care clinic in Wise Sunday. Coordinators estimate more than 2 million dollars in free care was provided this weekend.RAM and the Southwest Virginia based Heath Wagon organization provide free medical, dental, and vision treatment each year at an annual clinic for those who are uninsured and under insured."Far too many this is the only access they have to ... More>>

People protest immigration in Johnson City Video included

Updated:

A group of protesters in Johnson City were part of about 300 protests nationwide Saturday.A group of people protested at the Princeton Road Overpass at Interstate 26 in Johnson City to speak out about immigration.Protester's told News Channel 11 they feel strongly that the U.S. needs to secure its border with Mexico."It's foolish for people to think that it's only children coming across the border, that's my main concern. We have gang members coming, we have human traffickers coming, we have ... More>>

Your Weekly Constitutional: The Chief Justice Video included

Updated:

The Chief Justice. Gary Wade, the Chief Justice of the Tennessee Supreme Court, tells us all about his fascinating job as the highest elected judicial officer in the state, and how he got there. It all started in his hometown of Sevierville, where he went to high school with another famous Tennessean you may know, Dolly Parton.Catch 'Your Weekly Constitutional' with Stewart Harris on WETS-FM, 89.5, Sundays at 3pm and Tuesdays at 8pm.Copyright 2014 WJHL. All rights reserved. More>>

Go Green With Your Clean Video included

Updated:

Many parents today are concerned about the amount of chemicals that come into their house and come in contact with their children. Although the store bought cleaners are effective at getting rid of dirt, dust and mildew they can sometimes cause problems. Eczema, airway irritation, eye irritation, and allergic reactions are all possibilities from contact with chemicals from household cleaners.For a healthier way to clean look for products with labels that say:GreenNontoxicBiodegradablePetroleu... More>>

Charges pending after fatal crash in Kingsport Video included

Updated:

Charges are pending after a fatal accident in Kingsport. More>>

Fallen tree causes power outage for hundreds of JCPB customers

Updated:

The Johnson City Power Board is working to restore power for hundreds of customers after a tree fell across the lines. The outage is along Oakland near the Rotary Park area and Girl Scout Center.According to JCPB, the tree caused significant damage to seven spans of wire. As of 4 p.m. Saturday, JCPB said it will be several hours before all power is restored.To report any outages call 423.282.5272Copyright WJHL 2014. All rights reserved. More>>

Annual bowling tournament for people with disabilities Video included

Updated:

Saturday dozens of kids and adults with disabilities made their way to Warpath Bowling Lanes in Kingsport to bowl for free.Every year for the last 30 years on the last week of Fun Fest Warparth Bowling Lanes hosts a free tournament for kids and adults with physical and mental disabilities. The co-owner of the bowling alley Beverley Lane said the purpose is for the kids to have a day of fun out with their families.“These kids, they can beat me. Most of them it doesn't matter whether they've go... More>>

Family of teen killed on jet ski overwhelmed with community support Video included

Updated:

Saturday friends of Bailey Stout, the 14-year-old girl killed in a jet ski accident last week, came together to raise money for the family.On July 11th Stout was killed when the jet ski she was riding with her mother was hit from behind by a jet ski driven by her father."You beat yourself to death for your child to be dead in your arms and you are hollering for help,” Nikki Hulse, Bailey’s mom said. “There’s not enough words to express if it wasn’t for the community and the people we would ha... More>>

Fit Tips: Mobility Video included

Updated:

On today's fit tips, we're working mobility. Rob and Sara demonstrate the importance of stretching out your hips and you only need a wall to do it.Copyright 2014 WJHL. All rights reserved. More>>

Medical Watch: Healthy Summer Eating Video included

Updated:

Summer is an easy time to eat healthy or fall off the wagon. Lets talk about a few tips that will set you up for success instead of tripping you up.1) Beware of large picnic plates and eating straight from containers2) Utilize the fresh produce of summer from your yard or local farmers market and make vegetarian meals at least twice a week3) use fresh fruit AND veggies to make smoothies for the whole family4) Drink half your weight in water (oz) every day (unless on fluid restriction by your ... More>>

Charges pending against Rogersville man who fell off cliff during Walmart theft getaway

Kingsport Police say Darrell Helton will face criminal charges after stealing from Walmart. Kingsport Police say Darrell Helton will face criminal charges after stealing from Walmart.
Updated:

Kingsport Police say a man who stole from a local Walmart and fell off a cliff during his getaway will soon face criminal charges.  More>>

Some people in Carter County questioning new middles school

The Carter County Commission will adopt a budget on Monday.That budget includes funding for a proposed school in the Stoney Creek area.The proposed school is proposed to cost 16 million dollars and would hold a little over 600 students from 5th through 8th grade from Keeneburg, Hunter and Unaka elementary schools.The proposed budget includes giving 850,000 dollars to the school system for the new middle school.The county already spent 200,000 dollars to close on property along Highway 91 inte... More>>

UPDATE: Two escorted out of U.S. Nitrogen pipeline meeting

Updated:

Two people were escorted out of a public meeting Friday morning at the light and power building.The Greene County Industrial Development Board met Friday to vote on whether or not to reapply for TDOT permits.The permits would give U.S. Nitrogen access to state right of ways needed to build a miles long pipeline from the Nolichucky River to the company’s plant.Activists and those living along the river crowded the light and power board room hoping to express these concerns.Greene County Mayor ... More>>

Two ousted from U.S. Nitrogen pipeline meeting Video included

Updated:

A public meeting in Greene County ended in a shouting match and two people being escorted from the light and power building Friday morning. More>>

PHOTOS: Rockin’ the 80s, send your pics!

Updated:

News Channel 11 now has more than 80,000 Facebook fans! We are celebrating the milestone by reminiscing about the 80s.  More>>

Governor McAuliffe stresses importance of closing coverage gap at RAM event

Updated:

Hundreds of volunteers made their way to Wise County to disperse free health care to those in need this weekend.Remote Area Medical Volunteer Corps along with Southwest Virginia based Healthwagon have teamed up to provide free medical, dental, and vision treatment to those who are uninsured and under insured.Governor Terry McAuliffe toured the event Friday, and said it draws attention to the healthcare gap and need for Medicaid expansion.Thousands of people will be treated this weekend, hundr... More>>

Carter Co. 911 moves into a new home Video included

Updated:

A new era for Carter Co.'s 9-11 started this week, on Wednesday the system opened up their new building and at 10 am the new system went live in a new building at 529 S. Sycamore St.  More>>

Early voting brings out large crowds in Carter Co. Video included

Updated:

Early voting began today across Tennessee and that brought out large crowds in Elizabethton where the ballot in Carter Co. has 13 pages including four write-in campaigns.  More>>

Former bus driver pleads guilty in 2012 Washington County bus crash Video included

Brenda Gray Brenda Gray
Updated:

The woman accused of injuring 26 Washington County students in a 2012 bus crash pleaded guilty to eight counts of aggravated assault by reckless action, one count of reckless endangerment, and one count of speeding Friday morning in Washington County Criminal Court. More>>

July Mugshots - Northeast Tennessee

Updated:

The following are mugshots of individuals arrested on a variety of charges in July by local authorities in Northeast Tennessee. More>>

KPD warns of counterfeit currency circulating through area Video included

Updated:

The Kingsport Police Department has reportedly received numerous counterfeit bills found throughout the area and they are asking residents, businesses and financial institutions to be aware of the activity. More>>

News

State is asking for help and input in it's health plan Video included

Updated:

The Tennessee Department of Health is asking for your input on the state's health plan.. More>>

Kia recalls nearly 52,000 Souls to fix steering

Updated:

Kia is recalling nearly 52,000 Soul small SUVs to fix a problem that can cause steering failure. More>>

SCSO searching for alleged burglars of Bloomingdale home Video included

Updated:

Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office deputies are currently searching for two men they say broke into home in the Bloomingdale area of Kingsport Monday. More>>

News

RAM clinic runs from Friday until Sunday at the Wise County Fairgrounds Video included

Updated:

The Remote Area Medical Clinic begins Friday 7/18 and runs until Sunday 7/20 at the Wise County Fairgrounds in Wise County, Virginia. Hundreds of volunteers will give people free dental, health, and eye exams during the clinic. More>>

Family of attacked horse sets up reward fund for information Video included

A Jonesborough family wants to know who came onto their property and slashed one of their horses with a box cutter. A Jonesborough family wants to know who came onto their property and slashed one of their horses with a box cutter.
Updated:

A Jonesborough family has set up a reward fund after they say someone took a box cutter and slashed the leg of one of their horses.   More>>

How far will you go to destroy personal data on your old phone? Video included

Updated:

How far will you go to destroy personal information on your cell phone? And does it go away after being destroyed? News Channel 11’s Sara Diamond is taking destruction to the extreme, as she explores Smartphone Security.  More>>

No decision made about Washington County, Va. fracking ordinance Video included

Updated:

The Washington County, Virginia Board of Supervisors gathered Thursday night to talk about a proposed ordinance that’s been under discussion for months.That ordinance would establish permitting and location standards for the controversial practice of “fracking.”That’s the term used for extracting gas and oil from the ground using water, sand, and/or chemicals at high pressures underground.The last time the Board of Supervisors met to discuss the fracking ordinance, they heard from people for ... More>>

J.C. Commissioners approve SHHS field house contract

Johnson City Commissioners approved a contract Thursday night that will clear the way for a new field house to be built at Kermit Tipton Stadium.Commissioners voted unanimously contract documents from the J.E. Green Company for the new field house.Johnson City Mayor, Ralph Van Brocklin, said construction on the field house could begin in as soon as a month. More>>

Writes-ins, long ballots could cause back up at Carter County polls

Updated:

 Election day across Tennessee is August 7th, but early voting begins Friday, July 18.  For Carter County, counting all the votes may go past August 7th. That's because of all the write-in campaigns waging in the county-wide election. More>>

Carriger outspending Hill in 7th District TN House race

Updated:

News Channel 11 pulled campaign finance records and learned the two candidates for 7th District state representative are out-spending every other state candidate in Northeast Tennessee.Matthew Hill is trying to keep the job representing Washington County in the Tennessee General Assembly, a job he's held for the past 10 years.  He faces a serious challenge from fellow Republican Phil Carriger. More>>

Center applying to provide methadone faces zoning hurdles Video included

Updated:

Copyright WJHL 2014. All rights reserved. More>>

"Thrill hill" resident says speeding must stop

Updated:

A street nicknamed "thrill hill" by residents is causing some people in the Telford community to demand more police patrols.The street, Nofattie Road located in Telford, Tennessee got its nickname from its steep hills and winding pavement.Telford resident Kyle Greenwell told News Channel 11 with houses so close to the road and cars driving way over the speed limit, there's a disaster waiting to happen."Speed limits 30 miles an hour we have cars that in excess of 90 miles an hour," said Greenw... More>>

A year after flooding in Bloomingdale; repairs still needed Video included

It's hard to believe, today marks the one year anniversary of the flood that destroyed dozens of Kingsport downtown businesses and homes. And even though its been 12 months, several families are still trying to rebuild. Last year, raging water swept through the Bloomingdale community damaging and destroying homes. After the flood The Tennessee Housing Development Agency announced it would give Sullivan County $100,000 as part of a rebuild and recover grant.The First Tennessee Development Dist... More>>

Rogersville man charged for allegedly growing marijuana in home

Norman Francis Wright Norman Francis Wright
Updated:

Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a Rogersville man on marijuana charges following a tip that he was growing the marijuana in an outbuilding on his property. More>>

Johnson City Senior Center Foundation to hold community yard sale

Updated:

The Johnson City Senior Center Foundation will hold a community yard sale from 7 a.m. until noon on Saturday, Aug. 2.  More>>

Hawkins Co. Sheriff's deputies search for auto repair shop thief Video included

Updated:

Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office deputies are currently searching for a man who reportedly took tools and electronic equipment from a repair auto shop in Mooresburg, Tennessee on Monday. More>>

Lakeside Concert Series welcomes Lightnin’ Charlie and the Upsetters

Lightnin' Charlie Lightnin' Charlie
Updated:

On Thursday (July 17) Winged Deer Park’s Lakeside Concert Series will showcase the talents of a fan favorite known locally, nationally and internationally for his charisma and dynamic stage show.  Lightnin’ Charlie has been entertaining crowds with his virtual encyclopedia of classic American music styles for four decades. More>>

Tennessee Tax-free holiday set for August 1-3

Updated:

During this weekend, consumers will not pay state or local sales tax on clothing, school and art supplies that cost less than $100 per item and computers that cost $1,500 or less. More>>

Fun Fest 2014 activity, entertainment guide Video included

Updated:

Tri-Cities residents will have plenty to do for the next few days, as Kingsport kicks off its 34th annual Fun Fest. More>>

Carl Torbush adds Erik Losey to ETSU football coaching staff

Erik Losey, a Hixson, TN native, played at ETSU in 2002 and 2003 and has spent the last seven seasons in the college ranks. During the 2013 season, he served as an assistant coach at Alcom State. Erik Losey, a Hixson, TN native, played at ETSU in 2002 and 2003 and has spent the last seven seasons in the college ranks. During the 2013 season, he served as an assistant coach at Alcom State.
Updated:

ETSU head coach Carl Torbush says former Buccaneers offensive lineman Erik Losey has joined the team’s coaching staff. He says Losey is a strong addition to the reinstated program.  More>>

MOST WANTED: Credit and debit card "skimmers" stealing ID's in the Tri-Cities Video included

Updated:

 According to the Federal Trade Commission, "Scammers use cameras, keypad overlays, and skimming devices - like a realistic-looking card reader placed over the factory-installed card reader on an ATM or gas pump - to capture the information from your card's magnetic strip without your knowledge and get your PIN." More>>

May Mugshots - Northeast Tennessee

Updated:

The following are mugshots of individuals arrested in May by local authorities in Northeast Tennessee.

More>>

The face behind Bella's Law: Opiate Addiction Treatment Act of 2015 Video included

Updated:

Copyright 2014 WJHL. All rights reserved. More>>

Too old to drive: What do statistics in the Tri-Cities show? Video included

Updated:

Some people say that the older you are, the more of a concern it is to get behind the wheel."Our vision is not as good, our reflexes are not as fast, our hearing sometimes goes," says Glenna Herron, 71 years old.  More>>

44th annual Jonesborough Days under way Video included

Updated:

The sound of the kids' train rolling along Main Street, can only mean one thing - Jonesborough Days are here. It has become an annual Fourth of July tradition for many in our region. More>>

Kingsport man electrocuted at McMinn County farm

A Kingsport man died early Wednesday morning when he was electrocuted on a McMinn County farm. More>>

DCH Foundation Freedom 5K Run/3K Walk set for July 4 in Clintwood

There’s something for the whole family at the inaugural DCH Foundation Freedom 5K Run/3K Walk and Kids, Fun Run, to be held July 4 starting at 8 a.m.  More>>

ETSU athletics officially returns to Southern Conference Video included

The Buccaneers are back home. After spending the past nine seasons as members of the Atlantic Sun Conference, the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics officially rejoined the Southern Conference. More>>

Dump truck, flatbed truck crash injures two; 11E westbound reopened Video included

Updated:

Washington County emergency communications dispatchers confirmed a crash has occurred between a dump truck and a large flatbed truck at the intersection of Sand Valley Road and Highway 11E in Jonesborough. More>>

Kimberly Perry, of The Band Perry, marries MLB star JP Arencibia Video included

 Kimberly Perry, the lead singer of The Band Perry tied the knot in her hometown. Kimberly Perry, the lead singer of The Band Perry tied the knot in her hometown.
Updated:

Greeneville is abuzz with excitement and News Channel 11 has a clue as to why. Kimberly Perry, the lead singer of The Band Perry has tied the knot.  More>>

Share your Blue Plum photos with us! Just post them on our Facebook wall, send them to pix@wjhl.com or post them on Intagram or Twitter using the hashtag #PlumGoodTime.  More>>

Washington County election results are official; Ford still undecided about recount Video included

Updated:

The Washington County Election Commission certified the results for the May Republican primary Thursday. The candidate for Sheriff, Craig Ford, is still undecided on whether he’ll request a recount. More>>

Private school move presents zoning issues in Bristol, Va.

Updated:

A private school in Bristol is looking to expand and relocate in the city but with the school's desired new location comes a few road blocks. More>>

Do you have a photo of you and your mom? Please share them with us. We'd like to include them in our online photo gallery. Just send your photos to pix@wjhl.com, post them on our Facebook wall, or tweet them to @wjhl11. More>>

ETSU Alum Dr. Joe Moore hired to revive Buccaneer marching band program Video included

Updated:

The sounds of a marching band will soon be heard on the campus of ETSU once again. More>>

Problem properties: Who are the lazy landlords and trouble tenants? Video included

Our Community Watchdog review of all code violations in the region's three major cities dating back to 2013 reveals those answers in this special report. Our Community Watchdog review of all code violations in the region's three major cities dating back to 2013 reveals those answers in this special report.
Updated:

Our Community Watchdog review of all code violations in the region's three major cities dating back to 2013 reveals those answers in this special report.  More>>

3-year-old in state custody, no charges filed after "one-pot" meth labs found

Updated:

Neighbors are still in shock after investigators found several "one-pot" meth labs at a home in Scott County. More>>

  • Monday's Most WantedMonday's Most WantedMore>>

  • July Mugshots - Northeast Tennessee

    July Mugshots - Northeast Tennessee

    Friday, July 18 2014 4:06 PM EDT2014-07-18 20:06:33 GMT
    The following are mugshots of individuals arrested on a variety of charges in July by local authorities in Northeast Tennessee.
    The following are mugshots of individuals arrested on a variety of charges in July by local authorities in Northeast Tennessee.
  • June Mugshots - Northeast Tennessee

    June Mugshots - Northeast Tennessee

    Thursday, July 10 2014 5:30 PM EDT2014-07-10 21:30:26 GMT
    Gregory A. DarnellGregory A. Darnell
    The following are mugshots of individuals arrested on a variety of charges in June by local authorities in Northeast Tennessee.
    The following are mugshots of individuals arrested on a variety of charges in June by local authorities in Northeast Tennessee.

  • MOST WANTED: Credit and debit card "skimmers" stealing ID's in the Tri-Cities

    MOST WANTED: Credit and debit card "skimmers" stealing ID's in the Tri-Cities

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 11:50 AM EDT2014-07-09 15:50:32 GMT
     According to the Federal Trade Commission, "Scammers use cameras, keypad overlays, and skimming devices - like a realistic-looking card reader placed over the factory-installed card reader on an ATM or gas pump - to capture the information from your card's magnetic strip without your knowledge and get your PIN."
     According to the Federal Trade Commission, "Scammers use cameras, keypad overlays, and skimming devices - like a realistic-looking card reader placed over the factory-installed card reader on an ATM or gas pump - to capture the information from your card's magnetic strip without your knowledge and get your PIN."
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Son sentenced to life without parole for parents' murder at Pizza Plus Parlor

    Son sentenced to life without parole for parents' murder at Pizza Plus Parlor

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:50 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:50:11 GMT
    Wednesday's sentencing in Tazewell County marked the conclusion of a five year investigation into a double murder.Harvey and Valerie Looney were found dead at the Pizza Plus restaurant in Claypool Hill, Virginia back in 2009.The man convicted of killing them, their son, Christopher Looney.
    Wednesday's sentencing in Tazewell County marked the conclusion of a five year investigation into a double murder.Harvey and Valerie Looney were found dead at the Pizza Plus restaurant in Claypool Hill, Virginia back in 2009.The man convicted of killing them, their son, Christopher Looney.
  • Woman impales herself on cemetery fence; says she was running from attacker

    Woman impales herself on cemetery fence; says she was running from attacker

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 2:53 PM EDT2014-07-23 18:53:18 GMT
    A woman claims she was running from an attacker and tried to jump a five foot fence when she became impaled. Firefighters had to use power saws and a grinding saw to cut her free, all while she was conscious. After 30 minutes she was transported to an area hospital for surgery to remove the spike sticking out of her thigh. It happened at Vine Cemetery in Hazleton. She said the nearest gate was locked. Witnesses backed...
    A woman claims she was running from an attacker and tried to jump a five foot fence when she became impaled. Firefighters had to use power saws and a grinding saw to cut her free, all while she was conscious. After 30 minutes she was transported to an area hospital for surgery to remove the spike sticking out of her thigh. It happened at Vine Cemetery in Hazleton. She said the nearest gate was locked. Witnesses backed...
  • July Mugshots - Northeast Tennessee

    July Mugshots - Northeast Tennessee

    Friday, July 18 2014 4:06 PM EDT2014-07-18 20:06:33 GMT
    The following are mugshots of individuals arrested on a variety of charges in July by local authorities in Northeast Tennessee.
    The following are mugshots of individuals arrested on a variety of charges in July by local authorities in Northeast Tennessee.
Powered by WorldNow

3221 South Evans Street
Greenville N.C. 27834

Telephone: 252.355.8500
Fax: 252.355.8568
Email: newsdesk@wnct.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.