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

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.

Remembering Buster the Dock Dog

Tuesday is National Dog Day, and some people at Watauga Lake are remembering a little dog called Buster the Dock Dog.

Still no horses allowed the Tweetsie Trail

There will be no horseback riding on the new Tweetsie Trail, at least for now.

High Knob Tower re-opens

It's been seven years and hundreds of thousands of dollars, but finally the High Knob Tower is now open.

Difficulties in raising exotic animals

The unexpected death of a baby giraffe lets us know just how difficult it can be to raise an exotic animal.

Oil and gas emergency preparedness

Emergency responders, police, fire and emergency workers from across Southwest Virginia gathered Wednesday to learn more about oil and gas drilling and pipelines.

An extra-special employee

A man working with a program for those with disabilities marks his 25th year working at the Marion McDonalds.

88th Appalachian District Fair opens

The 88th annual Appalachian Fair opens Monday in Gray, one of the largest in the region.

The Old Tweetsie Line, now in miniature

A local museum is recreating the old Tweetsie Railroad line to scale in miniature.

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