Archives for June 2018

Crews Tackle Fire In Elizabethton

(ELIZABETHTON) – Crews take on a house fire in Elizabethton.

The fire was well involved with they arrived at the Bingham Street address. The blaze was under control in roughly 20 minutes.

There was one person at home when the fire started, who was able to get out safely. No injuries reported. The fire is under investigation.

Deadly Accident On 77

(WYTHE COUNTY) – A crash in Wythe County claims a victim…Jim O’Reilly reports…

Officials tell reporters Leonard Scarberry of Willis was heading southbound on a motorcycle on Interstate 77, approaching mile marker 45, when he ran into a deer. While Scarberry was still on the roadway, he was hit by an oncoming pickup truck. He died at the scene. No charges are expected to be filed.

Victim Killed After Motorcycle Crash

(WYTHE COUNTY) – A crash in Wythe County claims a victim.

Officials tell reporters Leonard Scarberry of Willis was heading southbound on a motorcycle on Interstate 77, approaching mile marker 45, when he ran into a deer.

While Scarberry was still on the roadway, he was hit by an oncoming pickup truck. He died at the scene. No charges are expected to be filed.

VAs Premier School Has New Leadership

(WILLIAMSBURG) — William & Mary’s first female president is scheduled to start next month…Jim O’Reilly has more…

Katherine Rowe will be sworn in by Gov. Northam on July 2, in the Great Hall of the Wren. Rowe becomes William & Mary’s 28th president…the first woman to lead the institution in its 325-year history. Rowe is replacing W. Taylor Reveley, who is retiring after 10 years. Rowe has served as provost and dean of the faculty at Smith since 2014.

Rowe Era Approaches At William & Mary

(WILLIAMSBURG) — William & Mary’s first female president is scheduled to start next month.

Katherine Rowe will be sworn in by Gov. Ralph Northam on July 2, in the Great Hall of the Wren. Rowe becomes William & Mary’s 28th president…the first woman to lead the institution in its 325-year history.

Rowe is replacing W. Taylor Reveley, who is retiring after 10 years. Rowe has served as provost and dean of the faculty at Smith since 2014.

MVP Block Attempt Goes Down

(RICHMOND) — A divided panel of federal regulators turns down requests to reconsider its approval of the Mountain Valley Pipeline…Jim O’Reilly…

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued an order, refusing those requests. Two of the five commissioners dissented. Construction is underway on the 300-mile natural gas pipeline through West Virginia and Virginia, scheduled to be in service by the end of the year. A number of legal challenges against it from environmental groups are pending.

MVP Stays On Track

(RICHMOND) — A divided panel of federal regulators turns down requests to reconsider its approval of the Mountain Valley Pipeline.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued an order, refusing those requests. Two of the five commissioners dissented. Construction is underway on the 300-mile natural gas pipeline through West Virginia and Virginia, scheduled to be in service by the end of the year.

A number of legal challenges against it from environmental groups are pending.

Appalachian League Season Begins Tuesday Night

The Appalachian League baseball season begins tomorrow, and one local team held a Fan Fest for the players to meet the members of the crowds that will be cheering them on.

Last night, the Johnson City Cardinals were introduced to the fans at an event at TVA Credit Union Ballpark

Kingsport, Greeneville, and Elizabethton will host their respective season openers tomorrow night.

Man Dies From Injuries Sustained in Radford Ammunition Plant Fire

One of three people injured during a flash fire at the main propellant-manufacturing facility for the U.S. Department of Defense has died.

The Joint Munitions Command of the U.S. Army says Andrew Goad died Saturday due to injuries sustained during last week’s blaze at Radford Army Ammunition Plant in Virginia.

The 42-year-old man of Dublin, Virginia, worked as a group leader at the facility. In a statement, plant commander Lt. Col James Scott said Goad “made the ultimate sacrifice” while doing the “dangerous work” of producing munitions. The U.S. Army owns the plant and defense contractor BAE Systems operates it.
The facility employs nearly 1,200 people and is a leading producer of military-grade propellants for the Department of Defense. Investigators are working to determine the cause of the fire.

Despite Resignation, Washington Co. Board of Education Remains Split on Halliburton

Even through she resigned earlier this month, the Washington County Board of Education remained divided over the job Kimber Halliburton did as director of schools.

Board members had to submit evaluations to the state, grading Halliburton on a 1 to 5 scale.

Her score averaged out to a 3.37, which meant she qualified for 1 percent bonus. But the individual board members’ scores ranged from a 5 all the way to just a 1.4.