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7-year-old seeks diabetes alert dog

Ariana has Type 1 diabetes, which her mother says forced her to quit activities she loves, like cheer leading and pageants.

Running to raise awareness

A California man is running across the country to raise awareness about the number of people affected by rare diseases and he made a stop in Bristol today.

Long Road to MSHA-Wellmont Merger

The road to a merger between Wellmont Health System and Mountain States Health Alliance has been long. They have always been each other's biggest competitors.

Va. attorney general talks about his role in merger

Virginia’s attorney general was in town Wednesday and News 5 WCYB caught up with him to ask about the Wellmont Health System-Mountain States Health Alliance merger.

Mountain States announces merger to employees

The Wellmont Health System-Mountain States Health Alliance merger that News 5 WCYB was first to confirm and bring you will be officially announced Thursday. Mountain States informed its employees Tuesday at 3:24pm with an email from president/CEO Alan Levine.

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Wellmont informs employees of merger

The Wellmont Health System-Mountain States Health Alliance merger that News 5 WCYB was first to confirm and bring you Monday night at 5 will be officially announced Thursday. Wellmont informed its employees Tuesday at 3:51pm with a letter you can see here.

Elizabethton Planning Commission will vote on new city sign ordinance

Businesses and homes in Elizabethton soon might have to change the signs they have outside their buildings.

Virginia law releases gas royalties to property owners

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring visited southwest Virginia Tuesday. He addressed a new law signed by the governor, allowing landowners to receive payments they've been waiting on for decades.

Food bank to reopen at new location after storms

Getting back to normal in Southwest Virginia: The Norton Branch of the Food Bank of Wise County has announced it’s going to reopen will open and reestablish regular operations but at a new location.

Latest reaction to health system merger

Reaction is coming in from all over our area in regards to the proposed Wellmont Health System-Mountain States Health Alliance merger that News 5 WCYB first broke on Monday.

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