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Two Smyth County libraries facing closure amid budget cuts

The Smyth County Board of Supervisors wants another balanced budget for the 2015-2016 fiscal year, and now Smyth-Bland Regional Library branches and services are at risk.

Residents concerned about plans to build a wastewater treatment plant

Plans to build a waste water treatment plant have residents in a Washington County Va. community worried. And some property owners are now fighting the proposal.


2014 "Crimes in Tennessee Report" is out

The 2014 “Crimes in Tennessee Report” is out and Kingsport Police have been doing well. We have a link to the full report.

How you can help Nepal earthquake survivors

The death toll from Nepal's earthquake climbed past 4,000, with more than 7,000 injured. The State Department says it knows of four U.S. citizens killed, but their names have not been released. Relief organizations are working hard to help survivors. We have links to many here.

34-year-old officer needs medical $ help after stroke

A young police officer in our area, who has only been here 13 months, is recovering from a stroke. Fellow officers and the department are pitching in to help with the mounting medical costs, and they can use your help, too.

Ed. Commissioner taking notes from area teachers

Tennessee Education Commissioner Candice McQueen visited our area, talking with teachers and letting them share concerns.

Exploring features of the NEW News 5 WCYB app

Have you started exploring the News 5 WCYB app? We updated it to give you more of what you want and need to know. The old app won't work after Thursday. Take a few moments to download the new app now.

1st look at baby born in restaurant parking lot

We’re getting our first look at the baby born in a Wise County restaurant parking lot over the weekend, and he’s already getting recognized!

Anniversary of tragic night of tornadoes

Monday marks a somber anniversary in our area: four years since tornadoes ripped through Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.

False report lands man in jail as requested

Johnson City Police officers responded to a robbery alarm at a business in the 2700 block of N. Roan Street. They say the suspect admitted doing it because he had no place to go and wanted to go to jail.


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