Jim Conrad

POSTED: 2:10 PM Jun 05 2012   UPDATED: 4:36 PM May 09 2014
Jim Conrad

Jim Conrad grew up in the mountains of southwest Virginia and loves to tell the region’s stories.

A graduate of East Tennessee State University, Conrad joined the News 5 staff in 1986 as a videographer.

He also produced newscasts before taking over the Region Focus segments in 2004.

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Jim's Most Recent Stories

Lee County sees hail damage

It's wasn't the high winds from Sundays storm that caused all of the damage in Lee County, but hail.

Glade Spring's totally green grocer

It had to happen -- a small grocery store in Glade Spring is totally green and local.

Bristol Sessions recording contract winner is a local

After a national search the winner for a contract to play on the new revisited Bristol Sessions, he's found right in our own backyard.

Passing along a musical tradition

Mountain Music School enters into its 10th year of passing along old time mountain music.

Virginia's first goat milk bottler

A Washington County, Virginia farm will become the first to be a goat milk bottler in the state.

Green Cove celebrates 100th anniversary

It doesn't look a day over 99, but the Green Cove Station along the Virginia Creeper Trail turns 100 this year.

Digging up ancient history in Saltville

They're still finding pieces of history from thousands of years ago in downtown Saltville, Virginia.

Therapeutic riding project at Milligan College

Two Milligan College student use their love of horses to help kids with physical and emotional problems.

Historic old family film discovered

An old 8mm family movie discovered in Bristol reveals the beginnings of New York's World Trade Center.

59th Grandfather Mountain Highland Games underway

The Scottish clans are gathering once again on Grandfather Mountain for their annual Highland Games.

Important historical musical coming to Kingsport

You're invited to be a part of history by playing a part in a musical that will make its Tennessee premiere in Kingsport in October.

St. Paul's ATV success inspires other small towns

St. Paul hoped the Mountain View ATV Trail would be successful, but what they got was a bit overwhelming.

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