Monday, September 18, 2017

Rhythm & Roots Reunion Sunday

Rhythm & Roots Reunion

The last group on State Street Stage Sunday was the 90th. Anniversary Bristol Sessions Tribute organized by Cruz Contreras on the guitar.  There was a group of several musicians who sang songs from the Sessions.  The final song featured all the musicians including  Robert Ellis, BJ Barham, Cruz Contreras, Josh Oliver and Michale Trotter, Jr. plus others not pictured singing Will the Circle Be Unbroken?

Photos Earl Neikirk/Bristol Herald Courier/HeraldCourier.com

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Saturday, September 16, 2017

Rhythm & Roots Reunion 2017 Friday

Rhythm & Roots Reunion

The crowd to see Dwight Yoakam filled up the entire street from the Piedmont Stage to State Street on Friday night at Rhythm & Roots Reunion.

Rhythm and Roots Friday

Dwight Yoakam plays the Piedmont Stage on Friday at Rhythm & Roots Reunion.

Photos Earl Neikirk/Bristol Herald Courier/HeraldCourier.com

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Rhythm and Roots Friday

U. S. Senators Tim Kaine and Lamar Alexander performed on Friday at Rhythm &  Roots Reunion on the State Street Stage.

Photos Earl Neikirk/Bristol Herald Courier/HeraldCourier.com

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Virginia gives out Community Grants

Community Development Grant

Washington County Virginia received a Community Development Grant from the State of Virginia for $362,500 for Hiden Valley Water Phase 2.  Shown with check is Jason Berry, County Adminstrator, Randy Pennington, Chairman Washington County Board of Supervisors, Robbie Cornett, director of the Washington County Service Authority, James McCall and Ken Taylor, both on Board of Commissioners Washington County Service Authority.

Photos Earl Neikirk/Bristol Herald Courier/HeraldCourier.com

http://www.heraldcourier.com/news/swva-communities-receive-state-grant-funding/article_9d535c93-9c8b-519e-8c62-f29626e6ed5f.html

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Gas leak at Tri Cities Airport

Gas Leake Tri Cities Airport

Construction crews look at the area they were digging and hit a gas line off of Highway 75 between Norteast State and the Tri Cities Airport on Tuesday.

Photos Earl Neikirk/Bristol Herald Courier/HeraldCourier.com

http://www.heraldcourier.com/news/gas-line-ruptures-near-tri-cities-airport/article_c79cab21-ae7e-524b-9158-da01015546c1.html

Mercantile on State expands to Kingsport

Cookie Dough Expansion

Stephanie and Dustin Cox, owners of That Cookie Dough sell their product at the Mercantile in Bristol Tennessee.  They are expanding to include a kitchen to produce the cookie dough and an area for chairs and tables.

Photos Earl Neikirk/Bristol Herald Courier/HeraldCourier.com

http://www.heraldcourier.com/news/mercantile-on-state-expands-with-second-location-in-kingsport/article_a9162f82-4678-51c4-8f3d-08873b3493fd.html

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Marion holds 9/11 Ceremony Monday

Marion 9 11 Memorial Service

Turk Johnson, Marion VFW, left, and Marion Mayor David Helms and Seaman Apprentice Dylan Teaster, Chilhowie High School, place a wreath at the 9-11 Memorial in front of the Marion Fire Hall on Monday, September 11.  The Fire Hall has a section of metal from the Twin Towers on display.

Photos Earl Neikirk/Bristol Herald Courier/HeraldCourier.com

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Hurricane Campers at Bristol Motor Speedway

Bristol Motor Speedway helps Hurricane campers

Matin and Lori Tomberg and grandson Joseph from Vero Beach, Florida arrived at the Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday as the hurrican was starting to come in.  The 5 members and serveral cats and dogs.  Their house in located on the Indian River and has been in high water before.  They plan on going back Tuesday to start home.

Photos Earl Neikirk/Bristol Herald Courier/HeraldCourier.com

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