Friday, March 23, 2018

BVFD trains with Animal Oxygen Masks

Bristol Virginia Fire Dept Animal Grant

Bristol Virginia Fire Fighters were trained on the use of their new pet oxygen masks by Veterinarian Dr. Mark Riehl, right, on Thursday in the main Fire Station #1.

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Thursday, March 22, 2018

Austin Dillion talks Bristol Motor Speedway

Food City 500 Preview

Richard Childress Racing Austin Dillon was at Bass Pro Shops in Bristol Tennessee for the 2018 Bristol Motor Speedway Preview.  Dillon spoke about the season up to this point and what he likes about the Bristol Motor Speedway during race week coming in April 13-15.

Photos Earl Neikirk/Bristol Herald Courier/

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Children's Author comes to St. Anne Catholic School

Eric Litwin visits area School

Nationally known children's author Eric Litwin visited St. Anne Catholic School Monday morning after the school won a national contest for Scholastic Books.  Litwin performed and read some of his books and had the children participate as well.

Photos Earl Neikirk/Bristol Herald Courier/

Monday, March 19, 2018

Audible Egg Hunt held in Abingdon, Va

Audible Egg Hunt

Josie Wyatt, runs her hand down the arm of her father to find an easter egg she is searching for during the Audible Egg Hunt on Saturday at Pleasant View United Methodist Church. Wyatt was born with Bilateral Anophthalmia, a rare condition is characterized by absent eyeballs in the presence of eyelids, conjunctiva or lacrimal apparatus and is from Damascus, Virginia.

Audible Egg Hunt

Presley Tuggle, 5, from Saltville, VA grabs an Audible Egg during the egg hunt in Abingdon, Virginia on Saturday.  Tuggle has Ocular albinism  a genetic condition that primarily affects the eyes. This condition reduces the coloring (pigmentation) of the iris, which is the colored part of the eye, and the retina, which is the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye.  The egg she has collected has a switch to turn off the beep.

Photos Earl Neikirk/Bristol Herald Courier/

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Dog saves family during house fire in Norton, Virginia

Dog Saves Family

Gunner has been credited in saving his family after he detected a fire and woke up Rebecca Taylor on the third floor of their house on Park Ave. in Norton Virginia last friday, March 9, 2018.  The fire started in the basement of the house.

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United Way of Southwest Virginia Impact Awards 2018

United Way SWVA 2018 Impact Awards

United Way of SWVA President and CEO,  Travis W. Staton, speaks during the 2018 Impact Awards held on Thursday at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center.  Awards were given out to individuals and organizations that contributed to the success of the programs offered by the United Way of Southwest Virginia.

Photos Earl Neikirk/Bristol Herald Courier/

Friday, March 16, 2018

Green and Red Beer in Bristol for St. Patrick's Day

Saint Patricks Day and Beer

Studio Brew owner Erich Allen looks at a glass of Sexy Irish Red Ale.  Allen is having a St. Patrick's Day party at the Studio Brew in Bristol, Virginia.

Saint Patricks Day and Beer

Two of the popular beers at Bristol Station are Barefoot Blonde Ale and Helle Raiser Beer.  Both can become green for St. Patty day.

Photos Earl Neikirk/Bristol Herald Courier/