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Veterans meet for the first time in 51 years

A month ago News 5 interviewed Vietnam veteran Spencer Nave on the anniversary of the first Americans killed in Vietnam. He shared details about his service and the memories that still haunt him. BUt what he didn't know is that he left a lasting impression on a soldier who he met along the way.

1 year to go to build factory, hire 100 workers

Furniture-maker New Ridge is on a deadline. The company got a large grant to start a factory in Smyth County’s old Masco building and hire more than 100 people within three years. That was two years ago.

Good Samaritan Ministries lost grant, struggling to feed

The loss of an important federal grant has Good Samaritan Ministries scrambling to find food for its food pantry.

Soaring to new heights at the Virginia Highlands Festival

The Virginia Highlands Festival is in full swing and one of the featured events is a biplane ride, which will only be available through Wednesday.

Sullivan County commissioners send tax increase proposal back

A new August deadline is adding an extra sense of urgency for counties that haven't passed their budgets.

Charities collect from car dealer's Drive It Forward campaign

Several area non-profits got a boost from a charity drive put on by Johnson City Honda.

Despite pleas, Carter EMS doesn't get more funds from commission

Residents in Carter County's Roan Mountain and Hampton communities will wait longer for emergency medical services.

Johnson City Police Department wants new officers

The Johnson City Police Department is looking for a few good men and women. As an officer, you’d be asked to treat people fairly and use your power responsibly. But first, you’ll have to prove you're worthy of the social obligation the badge carries.

Police car with emergency lights on

Events planned for America’s Night Out Against Crime

Tuesday, August 4, will be National Night Out. It was created as a crime and drug prevention event, and to enhance the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement.

No 27-cent property tax hike in Sullivan County

The proposed 27-cent property tax hike for Sullivan County is not going to happen. Tuesday morning, commissioners rejected the purposed budget that included the tax hike.


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