Thursday, June 14, 2018

FCA Wrestling Camp brings Olympian to mentor

FCA Wrestling

2012 Olympian and Asst. Va Tech wrestling coach Jared Frayer was on hand for instruction at the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Mal Brown FCA Wrestling Clinic on Wednesday at Virginia High School.  Middle and High School athletes from Tennessee and Virginia attended.

Photos Earl Neikirk/Bristol Herald Courier/HeraldCourier.com

http://www.heraldcourier.com/sports/olympian-vt-assistant-coach-frayer-leads-fca-wrestling-clinic-at/article_cd0703b0-6f64-11e8-93b6-dba847337f2e.html

It is Vodka time in Tennessee

Appalachian Heritage Distillery

Tim Nichols is the distiller that makes Vodka at the Appalachian Heritage Distillery in Bristol, Tennessee.  The distillery has already won awards for quality and cost.

Photos Earl Neikirk/Bristol Herald Courier/HeraldCourier.com

http://www.heraldcourier.com/news/vodka-distillery-opens-in-bristol-wins-national-awards/article_ab6d85fc-6f83-11e8-bc84-873084e0fa52.html

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Sullivan County looking for Animal Shelter Space

Sullivan County Home

Sullivan County Mayor Richard Venable wants to make a former children's home in Blountville the county's new animal shelter. He is consulting an architect on whether the building can be renovated for that purpose. Talking to animal shelter manager to get her thoughts on the proposal too.

Photos Earl Neikirk/Bristol Herald Courier/HeraldCourier.com

http://www.heraldcourier.com/news/sullivan-county-mayor-suggests-using-former-sullivan-house-as-new/article_26a3fd3e-6df7-11e8-bc99-6f3445ea99e4.html

Healing Hands Kids Dental Day

Kids Dental Day at Healing Hands

East Tennessee State University Dental Hygiene students dressed at Toothpast and a Tooth took part in in the State of Tennessee's Smile Power Week by hosting their 3rd annual Children's Dental Day at healing Hands with 75 children receiving dental cleanings and oral hygiene education in a fun carnival like atmosphere.

Photos Earl Neikirk/Bristol Herald Courier/HeraldCourier.com

http://www.heraldcourier.com/news/all-smiles-at-third-annual-free-children-s-dental-day/article_b2887c04-f21d-518b-87b3-d9bd7aec4280.html

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Barter Theatre turns 85 in Abingdon, Virginia

Barter Theater 85 years old

Barter Theater 85 years old

This is the main stage for the Barter Theatre in Abingdon, Virginia.

Barter Theater 85 years old

Richard Rose is the second-longest serving artistic director in Barter’s history, celebrating his 26th year here at Barter Theatre. He is only the third artistic director in the historic theatre’s 85-year history.

Barter Theater 85 years old

Katy Brown heads casting for Barter Theatre and is the associate artistic director of both The Barter Players and The Barter Players Encore Company.  Katy Brown is an Associate Artistic Director of Barter Theatre and is pleased to be in her eighteenth year at the theatre. She has directed more than 90 professional productions, including: The Three Musketeers, Peter and the Starcatcher, Mary’s Wedding, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Miracle Worker, Little Women, The 39 Steps, Hamlet, Othello, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, Anne of Green Gables, Doubting Thomas, The Road to Appomattox, The Fantasticks, Holiday Memories, The Foreigner, Romeo and Juliet, A Thousand Cranes, Violet, as well as Barter’s national tour of Of Mice and Men.

Photos Earl Neikirk/Bristol Herald Courier/HeraldCourier.com

http://www.heraldcourier.com/news/as-it-celebrates-anniversary-barter-theatre-continues-to-drive-abingdon/article_d1d93aee-aafe-50b2-8da5-ab76f9683464.html

Spring Sports weekend at Radford

Virginia High vs Page County Baseball

Virginia High #18 Zach Griffith tags Page County #1 Noah Hammer running to second but looses the ball during game on Saturday.

Photos Earl Neikirk/Bristol Herald Courier/HeraldCourier.com

http://www.heraldcourier.com/sports/class-baseball-page-county-edges-vhs---in-title/article_9edc9afa-6c52-11e8-a120-bf32a287bc25.html

Abingdon vs Spotsylvania 3A

The Abingdon bench clears as two run come in during the beginning of the game on Saturday.

Photos Earl Neikirk/Bristol Herald Courier/HeraldCourier.com

http://www.heraldcourier.com/sports/class-baseball-extra-innings-setback-forces-falcons-to-settle-for/article_90f2672e-6c36-11e8-b483-e3fd811f92ec.html

Richlands vs Page County Softball

Richlands #9 Jaden Stevenson looks back as she rounds first base on a wild throw.

Photo Earl Neikirk/Bristol Herald Courier/HeraldCourier.com

http://www.heraldcourier.com/sports/class-softball-richlands-stopped-in-title-game-for-second-straight/article_8087c98a-6c34-11e8-bfb8-d35eaba8e62f.html

Group 1A Honaker vs Patrick Henry Baseball

Honaker #4 Chase Miller gets back down to the bag late as Patrick Henry #4 Josh Presley is safe at second.

Photos Earl Neikirk/Bristol Herald Courier/HeraldCourier.com

http://www.heraldcourier.com/sports/class-baseball-honaker-slips-by-patrick-henry/article_5c0e37cc-6b69-11e8-9b30-cbcbda2ed117.html

Group 2A Softball Lebanon vs Richlands

Richlands #1 Chloe Newberry runs infront of #3 Kaitlyn Baldwin as Lebanon #1 Kara Long slides into second safe.

Photos Earl Neikirk/Bristol Herald Courier/HeraldCourier.com

http://www.heraldcourier.com/sports/class-softball-plunk-in-th-inning-lifts-richlands-past-lebanon/article_344577ea-6b65-11e8-a43b-fb37a8973536.html

Thursday, June 7, 2018