Jim Conrad

POSTED: 2:10 PM Jun 05 2012   UPDATED: 3:09 PM Jul 30 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

Remote Area Medical sets up in Lee County

For the first time, the Remote Area Medical Team sets up in Lee County, Virginia, where there's a great need.

ETSU medical student wins Pat Tillman scholarship

A prestigious scholarship remembering NFL player and veteran Pat Tillman is going to an ETSU medical student.

Mount Carmel teacher gets special recognition

A Mount Carmel second grade teacher receives special recognition in Tennessee.

In search of Lewis and Clark's local history

You might not think of the Lewis and Clark Expedition as being a part of our region, but think again.

New women's line unveiled at L.C. King Company

Entering its second century,  Bristol's L.C. King Company has introduced a line specifically for women.

In Search Of Ginseng

An ancient root grows wild in our mountains, ginseng.  It's creating its own market for those who gather it and those who buy and sell it.

GREENBELT

TDOT grant will expand Greenbelt

Kingsport's linear park known as the Greenbelt will be getting a little bit bigger with the help of a Tennessee Department of Transportation grant.

Bringing back history in Sullivan County

A piece of Sullivan County history could have been lost, but thanks to the Exchange Place in Kingsport, the oldest log home is home to stay.

One School, One Book at Watauga Elementary

All of Watauga Elementary is reading the same and all are sharing an experience.

Region gets new veterinary school

There are only 30 in the nation, and the newest veterinary school is at Lincoln Memorial University.

Jim Conrad gets an up-close preview of air show

Jim Conrad gets a taste for the Virginia Highlands Air Show 2014 with a very special ride of his own.

Chickens in the city

More and more people are beginning to raise chickens in the city.

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