Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Gatlinburg Donations coming in to Bristol Fire Station

Gatlinburg Donations

Members of the Bristol Tennessee Fire Department load their trailer with donations from the community on Tuesday afternoon.  Over 100 bottles of water, Gatorade, diapers, blankets and other items were collected during the day to take to Gatlinburg this evening.  Donations will be accepted all week long at the Haynesfield Fire Station.

Photo Earl Neikirk/Bristol Herald Courier/HeraldCourier.com

http://www.heraldcourier.com/news/how-to-help-gatlinburg-fire-victims/article_cb7b28bd-f727-5b75-afa5-32c5947ed10d.html

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Community Christmas Tree lighting

Community Christmas Tree Lighting

A group sits in front of the Bristol Community Christmas Tree after the lighting on Monday for the 36th. year.  Hundreds of people showed up for the sing, drinking hot cocoa and eating cookies before the lighting at 7 pm.

Community Christmas Tree Lighting

Community Christmas Tree Lighting

Photo Earl Neikirk/Bristol Herald Courier/HeraldCourier.com

http://www.heraldcourier.com/news/bristol-tree-lighting-brings-families-together-to-celebrate-the-upcoming/article_e691cebe-14fb-5355-bd7a-9efed9dc9951

Tree Sales in Bristol

Christmas Tree Stands

Amanda Campbell, right, holds cousin Brayden Poore,5, while picking out the perfect christmas tree with daughter, Jada Campbell, center, and Sandy Arnette and Kayleigh Poore,2, at Fleenor Christmas Trees in the parking lot of Southern States in Bristol, Virginia.  The family wanted a tree tall and not too wide for their place.

Photo Earl Neikirk/Bristol Herald Courier/HeraldCourier.com

http://www.heraldcourier.com/community/live-tree-sales-to-help-addiction-program/article_74750273-9b4a-57a6-9402-c1d2e38fb1d3

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Black Friday Sales

Black Friday Shopping

Colt and Chelsea Vaughn dressed up as an Elf and Mr.Santa Claus for their shopping on Black Friday smelling scents at Bath and Body Works at the Pinnacle.  The two are from Kingsport, Tennessee and started this tradition several years ago to dress up.  They started their day early at Bass Pro Shops and were hitting all the shops they could on Friday for the fun and deals.

Photo Earl Neikirk/Bristol Herald Courier/HeraldCourier.com

http://www.heraldcourier.com/news/black-friday-thrives-in-the-mountain-empire-as-shoppers-hit/article_5bdec0b4-f4bc-5582-beff-4bad1fef834c.html

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Local Celebrities bag groceries for United Way

United Way Food City Celebrity Bagging

Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey helps out Jean Lambert with her shopping on Tuesday during the United Way Food City Celebrity Bagging event at the Food City in Blountville, Tennessee.

United Way Food City Celebrity Bagging

Bristol Herald Courier reporter David McGee works bagging at the Food City on Euclid Ave. on Tuesday during the United Way Food City Celebrity Bagging event.

Photos Earl Neikirk/Bristol Herald Courier/HeraldCourier.com

http://www.heraldcourier.com/news/reporter-joins-celebrity-baggers-to-raise-funds-for-united-way/article_97c76c41-0780-52e0-9c8f-2f4fb9c3dc8d.html

Thanksgiving Dinner 2016

Thanksgiving Dinner

Raymond Clark looks throught the Fresh Turkey Breasts at the Food City on the Volunteer Parkway on Tuesday.

Photos Earl Neikirk/Bristol Herald Courier/Heraldcourier.com

http://www.heraldcourier.com/news/local-grocery-stores-ready-for-last-minute-thanksgiving-meal-shoppers/article_70326d50-6cff-5c9e-8baa-0da250b4bfca.html

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Boy Scouts collect food for local pantry

Boy Scouting for Food Drive

Cub Scout 121 Shawn Mann, right, with the Sequoyah Council loads 40 bags of canned goods collected on Saturday for the 29th. Annual Food Drive.  The food is sorted and then stored at the Bristol Emergency Food Pantry and then give out to the community who are served by the Pantry.

Photos Earl Neikirk/Bristol Herald Courier/HeraldCourier.com

http://www.heraldcourier.com/news/boy-scouts-collect-food-for-local-pantries/article_6d77791e-ae9c-11e6-894c-9350f07bdf0c.html

George Wythe over Patrick Henry Football

George Wythe vs Patrick Henry

Patrick Henry #7 Connor Buchanan gets swarmed by George Wythe #22 Gordan Harber, #32 Landon Thompson, #15 Booger Owens and #10 Ben Bishop.

Photo Earl Neikirk/Bristol Herald Courier/HeraldCourier.com

http://www.heraldcourier.com/sports/maroons-mash-patrick-henry/article_ca10363c-ae1c-11e6-84f3-277bad79d986.html

Friday, November 18, 2016

Bristol Motor Speedway Children's Charities Night of Smiles

Speedway Children's Charities Night of Smiles

Clauda Byrd, Executive Director Speedway Children's Charities Bristol Motor Speedway, applauds as the total amount raised to be given to local charities was $1,002,380.  The Night of Smiles is held to give out the money raised over the year to organizations who have a direct impact on children in the community.

Photos Earl Neikirk/Bristol Herald Courier/HeraldCourier.com

http://www.heraldcourier.com/news/bristol-chapter-of-speedway-children-s-charities-hits-m-benchmark/article_36abad79-b50d-5e78-b585-1e87ffc02dd8.html