Bristol, Tenn./Va. (January 27, 2022) - Rosanne Cash and JJ Grey & Mofro are two of the top headliners for the Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion music festival, Sept. 9-11, 2022, in Historic Downtown Bristol, Tennessee-Virginia. The announcement of Grey and Cash are part of the first round of artists announced today by festival organizers.
"We are thrilled that JJ Grey & Mofro and Rosanne Cash are among our headliners this year," said Leah Ross, executive director of advancement for the Birthplace of Country Music, the parent nonprofit of the festival, theBirthplace of Country Music Museum, and WBCM Radio Bristol. "Rosanne's participation is especially significant as we recognize the 95th anniversary of the 1927 Bristol Sessions, which her father Johnny Cash named 'the single most important event in the history of country music.'"
Though the festival celebrates the impact of those recordings every year, this year's lineup reflects just how far-reaching and influential the 1927 Bristol Sessions continue to be across a wide range of music genres.
Scheduled to appear at Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, Sept. 9-11,2022:
Additional highlights of the festival, with the price of admission, is a special exhibit at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 1968 Folsom Prison Redemption that honors "The Man in Black," Johnny Cash.
BCM plans to release additional Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion festival artists at the end of each month through April, anticipating approximately 100 acts to gather and share their music and creative energy. Weekend passes are on sale now for $100. Artist schedules and single day tickets will be released later this summer. For tickets and more information, visit BristolRhythm.com.
Trial for accused shooter of Norton Police Chief has been delayed. The trial for James Buckland, the man accused of shooting Norton Police Chief James Lane in May 2021, has been delayed to allow for a mental evaluation. The trial was scheduled to begin next week, but has been moved to May. Buckland has been indicted on 17 charges, including attempted murder. He remains jailed in the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail in Duffield.
Town hall meeting in Pound held Tuesday night to discuss whether to remain a town. Only two town leaders attended the meeting, Mayor Stacey Carson and a council member. The meeting came after Majority Leader of the House of Delegates Terry Kilgore filed legislation to remove the town's charter. Recent turmoil has brought town services, including water, sewer, and public safety, to a standstill. The town council is unable to take action itself because it received an injunction after suing two former members. The council also needs a quorum of three to take any action, but new members must be appointed by a judge. Some business owners showed an interest in joining the council in an attempt to save the town government, although several businesses have closed in the last year. No Virginia state legislators were present at the meeting or watched it via Zoom.
Suspect in Saturday night Appalachia gas station robbery is being sought after. The Wise County Sheriff's Office reports that a robbery took place at the Valero gas station at 740 West Main Street at around 11:40 p.m. Saturday. The store was getting ready to close for the night when a man entered armed with what appeared to be a revolver. He allegedly demanded cash from the clerk and fled the scene in a small dark-colored car. The suspect is identified as a tall white male wearing a dark hoodie and face-covering. Anyone with information is asked to contact the WCSO's Criminal Investigative Division at 276-328-3566.
Planning is underway in Buchanan County Virginia for the next 207 million-dollar phase for improvements to US Route 460 and 121 in Buchanan County Virginia, The Poplar Creek phase B project includes two miles of two-lane roadway with climbing lanes where needed and a bridge over railroad tracks at Levisa Fork, Roadways will extend from near Route 604 to the existing route 460 in Grundy. 80 Percent of this project is being paid for with Federal money and the remaining coming from Grants. Construction is expected to begin in early 2023
In the latest Pound Virginia news, four residents have came forward in becoming Interim Town Council Members. The letters were filed as a part of a formal petition January 4th in the Wise County Circuit Court by Doris Mullins, Bethany Miller, Kristen Foley and Kensleigh Browning, there been three open seats since August. Current council member Glenn Cantrell suggested for other candidates in a January 12th letter to court but none have filed letters yet
Buchanan County schools closed
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Lee County schools closed remote learning day
Mountain Empire Community College closed
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Washington County Virginia schools opening 2 hours late
Wise County Christian School opening 2 hours late
Kids Central Part Year Program opening 2 hours late
Carter County schools opening 2 hours late
Hancock County schools opening 2 hours late
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Big Sandy Community & Technical College remote learning
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Hazard Community & Technical College Opening at 11 am
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June Buchanan School Opening 2 hours late
Knott County Closed
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A Man Charged In Connection With A Russell County Virginia Murder Who Was Being Sought By Authorities In Southwest Virginia Has Died. 50 Year Old Timothy Coleman Was Charged In The Shooting Death On Of Scottie Ray Holmes On December 30th. Coleman Fled The Scene Of The Shooting And Was Eventually Found In Cleveland Virginia. Before Law Enforcement Could Put Him In Custody Coleman Shot Himself. He Was Pronounced Dead At A Local Hospital. The Investigation Is Ongoing.
The Washington County Tennessee Sheriff’S Department Is Investigating A Body Found Under Suspicious Circumstances. The Body Of 73 Year Old Eula Miles Was Found Inside An Empty Barn On Sunday. The Body Was Sent For An Autopsy. More Information Will Be Forthcoming As The Investigation Progresses.
An Instructor At Buchanan County Virginia Technology Career And Higher Learning Center Is Facing Charges After He Allegedly Sexually Abused A Teenager. 52 Year Old George R. Brown Is Charged With Felony Sexual Abuse Of A Juvenile After A Complaint Was Filed By A 16 Year Old Student At The Facility. Brown Was Released On A 7500 Dollars Bond And Is Scheduled To Appear In Court On March 22nd