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

Community Thanksgiving

Instead of just inviting family and friends, folks in Honaker decide to invite the whole town to dinner.

Deserving Winner of New Heat Pump

One Johnson City family really needed a new heat pump so they entered a contest to win a new one and they did win.

Cleaning Up Old Coal Waste Piles

Left abandoned for years, coal waste piles known as gob piles are now getting cleaned up.

First-ever Mountain City community Thanksgiving dinner

A pastor and his wife are organizing the first-ever open Thanksgiving dinner with future plans in mind in Mountain City.

Shop local, shop homemade

As you begin you holiday shopping, think about something made right here by people in the region.

Christmas tree harvest time on White Top

Christmas tree growers are hard at work getting their trees to market before Thanksgiving.

Festival of Trees featured in Big Stone Gap movie

It just so happens that the Southwest Virginia Museum and its Festival of Trees is in the movie Big Stone Gap.

World's longest scarf attempt -- again

If at first you don't succeed, try again; that's what a Virginia Highlands student is doing to make the world's longest scarf.

Classic car mural for classic car museum

Four North Greene High School art students created a mural for the City Garage Car Museum in Greeneville.

Work continues on Kingsport carousel project

After over four years, an idea for the city of Kingsport is nearing completion -- an old-fashioned carousel for the city.

Local businesses go from scraps to skirts for charity

Two companies come together for a common cause. What one threw away has become clothing for needy children.

Unbelievable collection of veteran photos on display

One of the largest collections of veteran photos comes from one of our smallest counties in Virginia.

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