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Region's outstanding young students to be recognized tonight at inaugural event  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — Our region has some truly exceptional young students. From an Elizabethton girl who runs a successful hand-lettering business, to a DB Excel ...



Kyle F. Kiesau, M. D - The Tryon Daily Bulletin  Tryon Daily Bulletin

MILL SPRING, NC – Born August 11, 1941 in Kingsport, TN, to the late Kenneth Rudolf Kiesau and Agnes Adelia Shelton Kiesau, Dr. Kyle Frank Kiesau ...



D-B competitive marching band headed to Grand Nationals, again  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — As Dobyns-Bennett High School's competitive marching band prepares for its annual appearance on the national stage in Indianapolis, band ...



Regional Science and Technology Center nearing completion at Dobyns-Bennett H.S.  WJHL-TV News Channel 11

A multi-million dollar expansion to Dobyns-Bennett High School in Kingsport is nearing completion.



BOE votes to spend nearly $1M to replace J. Fred turf  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — Everybody with carpet has to replace it eventually, but if your square footage is bigger than a football field, the price is obviously going to be ...



D-B Alumni Hall of Fame adds six members  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — Folks told stories of athletic prowess, business acumen, childhood fights, pool and poker playing, a famous friend, near-death experiences and ...



DB construction to be finished by May 31  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — Kingsport City Schools officials have double good news about the Regional Science and Technology Center construction project at ...



Dobyns-Bennett Cyber Tribe finishes first in regional robotics competition  Kingsport Times News

MYRTLE BEACH — Dobyns-Bennett High School's robotics team, Cyber Tribe 4020, won first place in a regional competition in South Carolina and thus a slot ...



Marching Indians 'Rise Above' at BOA competition  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — The Dobyns-Bennett High School competitive marching band left Wednesday afternoon about 1:30 on six chartered buses headed for Grand ...



Dobyns-Bennett flute player headed to march, play in Macy's parade  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — Although the whole Dobyns-Bennett High School marching band isn't going to perform in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade this year, as it ...



Construction at Dobyns-Bennett High School may impact drop off  WJHL-TV News Channel 11

Construction crews continue working on the new Regional Science and Technology Center at Dobyns-Bennett High School which may impact traffic for the first ...



Kingsport BOE honors artist, golfer, runner and custodians  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — A winning Christmas card painting, a Tennessee golf champion, a standout cross country runner and certified custodians were honored during ...



A perfect 36: D-B's Glynn aces ACT, going into biomolecular engineering  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — Allison Glynn, like her older sister in college, is pursuing a career in biomolecular engineering. Both are seniors graduating this spring — Allison ...



Kingsport City Schools music education recognized nationally  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — A local school system has been honored as one of the best nationwide for music education. Kingsport City Schools again has received the Best ...



Dobyns-Bennett Alumni Board announces six 2018 D-B Hall of Fame Inductees  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — The Dobyns-Bennett High School Alumni Association Board will honor the six 2018 inductees to the Dobyns-Bennett Alumni Hall of Fame at a ...



J. Fred stadium to host second game with new restrictions  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — Remember: No over-sized seats, no backpacks or large bags or coolers, no livestreaming video and no outside food when you head out to J.



Dobyns-Bennett club sparks interest in firefighting careers  Kingsport Times News

Dobyns-Bennett High School seniors are all fired up about the new Wildland Firefighter Training program being offered this year. The unique opportunity began ...



Science Olympiad Kingsport participants win 19 first place awards  Kingsport Times News

I believe that Science Olympiad is the best cross-gender team-based STEM outreach program in the nation.” — Enrica Quartini, geophysicist and Science ...



Dobyns-Bennett marching band brings home several awards from national championship competition  WJHL-TV News Channel 11

The Dobyns-Bennett High School competitive marching band has a lot to be proud of after showcasing their musical talent on a national stage over the ...



D-B band wins Class AAA national title, takes 10th in finals  Kingsport Times News

Dobyns-Bennett High School's competitive band captured 10th place in the Bands of America Grand Nationals at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis Saturday.



Dobyns-Bennett HS band student chosen to march in Macy's Thanksgiving parade  WJHL-TV News Channel 11

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL) - A Dobyns-Bennett High School junior has arrived in New York City for a very special musical opportunity.



Dobyns-Bennett names LaGuardia boys' soccer coach Johnson City Press  Johnson City Press (subscription)

Dobyns-Bennett High School hopes to keep its boys soccer program flying high with Monday's announcement that Tom LaGuardia has been named the new ...



Dobyns-Bennett principal receives statewide honor  WJHL-TV News Channel 11

One leader from Kingsport City Schools was recently honored by the University of Tennessee.



Are your kids 'future ready'? City school system uses Naviance for college, career readiness  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — Kingsport City Schools officials hope that the adoption of the Naviance system will help students be ready for college and/or career by starting ...



New restrictions for Dobyns-Bennett football season  WJHL-TV News Channel 11

After 9 long months, high school football is back on here in the Tri-Cities.



No backpacks or livestreaming: New football season brings new restrictions at J. Fred Johnson stadium  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — No livestreaming videos, no backpacks, no oversized stadium seats, no outside food or drink and no re-entry without a new ticket. Starting this ...



Dobyns-Bennett has 10 Commended Students in National Merit program  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — Ten Dobyns-Bennett High School students have been named as Commended Students in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program, ...



Dobyns-Bennett Cyber Tribe finishes second in Knoxville event  Kingsport Times News

KNOXVILLE — Cyber Tribe, the Dobyns-Bennett High School FIRST Robotics team (FRC 4020), finished a strong second in the Smoky Mountains Regional ...



Dobyns-Bennett promotes Christian to head football coach  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — Dobyns-Bennett High School officially named Joey Christian its new head football coach on Monday. An assistant with the Indians since 2003, ...



Officials tour Regional Science and Technology Center construction site  Kingsport Times News

Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.” — Albert Einstein KINGSPORT — If architect Stephen Trimble.



Lights, Camera, Action: D-B grad, Carson-Newman senior headed to California film program  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — Rashad Hunter, a Dobyns-Bennett High School graduate and 21-year-old senior at Carson-Newman University, plans a career behind the silver ...



Kingsport school board to oppose Educational Savings Accounts  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — The Kingsport Board of Education soon plans a formal protest vote against a school voucher bill of sorts making its way through the Tennessee ...



Kingsport school board to consider next step toward solar, energy savings contract  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — Could Dobyns-Bennett High School have new solar carports to go along with its new Regional Science and Technology Center? It's too early to ...



KCS robotics teams make splash at aquatic competition  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — Two underwater robotics teams, one from Dobyns-Bennett High School and the other from D-B EXCEL, recently gained valuable experience at ...



Kingsport schools now teaching Chinese from pre-K through high school  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — Kingsport City Schools has expanded its Mandarin Chinese language program, which this school year is serving students in eight schools from ...



Student community involvement: Kingsport youth council holding April 25 school board forum  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — Who better to organize and choose questions for a local school board candidates forum than 12 students in the local school system? Students ...



Lots of changes coming to DB  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — Dobyns-Bennett High School will start the new year with a new entrance and a new construction project as well as changes in the student ...



Sixteen candidates running in Kingsport election  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — The deadline to file a petition to run in the city election has passed. Sixteen men and women have filed their paperwork to run in the races for ...



Kingsport schools mark CTE Month, honor students  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — Career technical education is alive, well and growing in Kingsport City Schools, according to Bo Shadden, KCS Director of CTE and ...



Kingsport police: Former Dobyns-Bennett student charged after threat to 'shoot up' class  WJHL

KINGSPORT, TN (WJHL) - Extra police patrols are being conducted at Kingsport schools after a man was charged Tuesday afternoon in a case where a threat to ...



Prom 2018: Dobyns-Bennett HS (Part 1)  Kingsport Times News

Here's a collection of photos from the Dobyns-Bennett High School prom held Saturday, April 28 at MeadowView Conference Resort and Convention Center in ...



Regional Science and Technology Center also new D-B 'front door'  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — An iconic local high school, built when the Beatles were on the radio and the Vietnam War and protests against it raged, is about to get a 21st ...



Christ School picks up key transfer  Asheville Citizen-Times

With the 2019 football season just four months away, Christ School has added a new offensive weapon to its arsenal.



What do local educators think about the area's 4th-best teacher pay ranking?  Kingsport Times News

Teacher pay is the subject of this month's Time magazine cover story, and recently educators in West Virginia, Colorado, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Arizona and ...



Kingsport BOE approves nearly $1M to replace football field turf, install fencing  WJHL-TV News Channel 11

KINGSPORT, TN (WJHL)- School officials in Kingsport are looking to replace the artificial turf at J. Fred Johnson Stadium.



Online video of Kingsport student waving knife prompts police investigation  WJHL-TV News Channel 11

An online video showing a Kingsport City Schools student waving a knife and appearing to make threats prompted a police investigation and administrative ...



Education commissioner visits Kingsport for student roundtable  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — New Tennessee Commissioner of Education Penny Schwinn visited two local schools Thursday, including Dobyns-Bennett, to get feedback ...



Prom time at Allandale for special needs students and their BUDS  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — Twenty special needs students from Dobyns-Bennett High School and 34 D-B seniors in the BUDS program danced the midday away on ...



Veteran Sullivan South sports announcer, county school board member Harris dies  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — The booming baritone Voice of the Rebels has gone silent. Longtime Sullivan County Board of Education member and Sullivan South High ...



Hughes doesn't believe Sullivan school board would heed call to delay West Ridge  Kingsport Times News

BLOUNTVILLE — The head of the seven-member Sullivan County school board says he doesn't believe that body would agree to delay construction of the new ...



Dramahawks invite you to solve interactive murder mystery  Kingsport Times News

And the killer is... you decide! In this unusual twist to a murder-mystery plot, the Dobyns-Bennett High School Forensics Team (better known as the Dramahawks) ...



Prom 2017: Dobyns-Bennett High School (Part 1)  Kingsport Times News

It's prom season in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. Here's a collection of photos from the Dobyns-Bennett High School prom held Saturday, April 8 ...



New front, science and technology center, coming to D-B  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — City education officials and other local leaders opened a new chapter for Kingsport City Schools Thursday, marking the imminent start of the ...



Tennessee Virginia Scholars told detours OK, moving backward is not  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — On the road of higher education, Elaine Washington, Eastman Chemical Co. finance executive, told some of the region's best and brightest high ...



Renderings revealed for expansion at Dobyns-Bennett H.S.  WJHL

Dobyns-Bennett High School will soon be expanding with a center that will not only be available to high school students, but also to professionals.



Editorial: Enough grandstanding over West Ridge  Kingsport Times News

All they had to do was ask for a financial update. But Sullivan County Commissioners Hershel Glover, Dwight King and Joyce Crosswhite tied it to an empty ...



Kingsport school board seeks drug testing law change, gets safety plan  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — Random drug testing of Tennessee high school students who normally drive to school would be explicitly allowed under a state law change the ...



Report: LGBTQ students feel need for inclusivity in Tennessee public schools  Johnson City Press (subscription)

Public schools across Tennessee, including local school districts like Johnson City Schools and most recently, Hawkins County Schools, allow students to form ...



Completion of new Sullivan County schools will be delayed, architect says  Kingsport Times News

BLOUNTVILLE — Scheduled openings of Sullivan County's two new schools have been delayed because wet weather has hampered construction, architect ...



Eight DB Dramahawks place in statewide competition  Kingsport Times News

MEMPHIS — Eight members of the Dobyns-Bennett High School Dramahawks placed in the Tennessee High School Speech and Drama League statewide ...



DB math teacher Fuller becomes nationally certified  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — Dobyns-Bennett High School math teacher Theresa Fuller is a National Board Certified Teacher, a designation she found out about in ...



From grocery bagger to assistant cook: D-B's Transition School to Work lauded by Gov. Haslam  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — In case you were grocery shopping Tuesday afternoon at Food City on Eastman Road and saw a bunch of folks overdressed for canned food ...



HAPPENING TODAY: Kingsport leaders to vote on Dobyns-Bennett High expansion  WJHL

KINGSPORT, TN (WJHL) - Today, the Kingsport Board of Mayor and Alderman is set to make a decision on a future expansion of Dobyns-Bennett High School.



Contract awarded for D-B science & technology center  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT – City leaders Tuesday night awarded the contract for Dobyns-Bennett High School's new Regional Science and Technology Center. The low bid ...



Kingsport YMCA's Healthy Kids Day returns Saturday  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — The Greater Kingsport Family YMCA wants as many kids as possible to keep their minds and bodies active during the warm summer months.



Irish tenor practices for Carnegie Hall performance with D-B students  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — About 250 Dobyns-Bennett High School music students spent Tuesday afternoon practicing with Irish tenor Emmet Cahill from the group Celtic ...



DB Dramahawks present 'Anything Goes' musical this weekend  Kingsport Times News

WHAT: “Anything Goes” by the DB Dramahawks. The longstanding classic American musical first was produced on Broadway in the 1930s and has had several ...



Longtime Kingsport Police Officer, Dobyns-Bennett High School SRO dies  WJHL

The Kingsport Police Department is in mourning after the death of a longtime student resources officer.



DB shooting threat spurs arrest  Kingsport Times News

Update, 2:00 p.m. — KINGSPORT — A 19-year-old who allegedly claimed to be a “monster” and expressed a desire to kill his family has been arrested after.



Kingsport native devotes his time to digging up history  Kingsport Times News

Some people have a knack for finding things, but S.D. Dean has a gift! He has been finding amazing archaeological artifacts and paleontological fossils here for ...



From intern to city manager – Fleming announces his retirement  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT – Every aspect of Jeff Fleming's life is this community. The 57-year-old Kingsport native grew up on Cherry Street, he pumped gas for folks on ...



Prom 2016: Dobyns-Bennett High School (Part 1)  Kingsport Times News

It's prom season in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. Here's a collection of photos from the Dobyns-Bennett High School prom, which was held April ...



Dobyns-Bennett High School Band, Orchestra in New York St. Patrick's Day Parade. New York Gallery 2  Kingsport Times News

The Dobyns-Bennett High School Band and Orchestra performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City Friday, March 16, with Irish tenor Emmet Cahil and marched ...



DB goes dark for transformer replacement  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — Dobyns-Bennett is going dark, but it's only temporary. The lights and other electrically powered items at most of the high school are scheduled to ...



Two Tri-Cities soccer teams teamed up to raise money for soccer coach  WJHL-TV News Channel 11

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) - The Tri-Cities region continues to show support for a coach recovering from a serious injury.



10 seeking Miss Kingsport/Miss Sullivan County titles  Kingsport Times News

A new Miss Kingsport and a new Miss Sullivan County will soon be crowned. The Miss Kingsport/Miss Sullivan County 2019 Scholarship Pageant will be held at ...



D-B plant sale kickoff is Saturday, with sneak peak Friday  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — Dobyns-Bennett High School's Annual FFA Spring Plant Sale grand opening is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, with a sneak peek sale set for 10 a.m. ...



2018 Arby's Classic field announced  WCYB

The 2018 Arby's Classic will start on December 26 and run through December 31. There will be no games on Sunday December 30. 2018 Arby's Classic field.



Kingsport town hall to address substance abuse; drug take-back set for Saturday  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — The Kingsport Police Department is inviting the public to a town hall, where the goal is opening a dialogue between parents and children ...



Longtime Kingsport officer and Dobyns-Bennett SRO passes away unexpectedly  WBIR.com

Kingsport Police Officer Sean Cornett, a longtime school resource officer at Dobyns-Bennett High School, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday while he was out ...



Alternative high school experience "DB-Excel" gets new home in Kingsport  WJHL

KINGSPORT, TN (WJHL)- A unique learning program in the Tri-Cities has a new home. About 200 students chose an alternative high school experience and ...



Former Kingsport resident, Disney Channel star charged with child sex crimes  WCYB

News 5 has confirmed that a Disney Channel actor, arrested on sex charges, is the son of former state representative Keith Westmoreland of Kingsport.



BOE green-lights D-B track resurfacing, Indian Highland paving  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — The Dobyns-Bennett High School track soon will have the best surface of any high school track in the region, according to Superintendent of ...



Three Kingsport teens invited to perform at Carnegie, Steinway  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — Many pianists only dream of performing in one of New York City's famed concert halls. But for three Kingsport teens, that dream is becoming a ...



Data puts Kingsport City Schools on a higher level  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — On a scale of 1 to 5, Kingsport City Schools systemwide ranked all Levels 4 or 5 on Tennessee Valued-Added Assessment System (TVAAS) ...



Three D-B students advance in Presidential Scholars program  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — Dobyns-Bennett High School seniors Karli Ailshie, John Lewis Corker and Kate Tolleson have been selected to apply for the annual U.S. ...



$21 million lawsuit filed over alleged North black mold; Tuesday test results show no more airborne spores  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — Follow-up tests at Sullivan North High/Middle School turned up no airborne toxic “black mold” spores where they had been found last week, ...



Skip Smith, age 66, Mount Carmel | Rogersville  Therogersvillereview

MOUNT CARMEL — Skip Smith, 66, of Mount Carmel, went to be with the Lord on Thursday morning, March 28, 2019.



Judge addresses Kingsport school threat case  WJHL

For the first time, a Kingsport judge spoke out against claims that he failed to provide a requested mental evaluation for a former student accused of threatening ...



DB's Chandler Woods is a Presidential Scholar candidate  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — A local high school senior with a perfect ACT score and near perfect SAT score is in the running to visit the White House this summer as a 2017 ...



Graham Clark resigning as head football coach at Dobyns-Bennett after 25 years  WCYB

Kingsport, Tenn. – Dobyns-Bennett High School educator and Hall of Fame Head Football Coach Graham Clark has announced his intention to retire at the end ...



Three possible candidates in Dobyns-Bennett football coaching search  WJHL

Kingsport, TN - One of the most sought after high school football coaching jobs in the state will enter round two on Friday. News Channel 11 sports has learned ...



Kingsport native gets as much from music as humanly possible  Kingsport Times News

From performing to collaborating to experimenting to teaching, Kyle Jones get as much from music as humanly possible. Kyle Jones actually started studying ...



Sullivan school board earmarks fund balance for school projects  Kingsport Times News

BLOUNTVILLE — Sullivan County school leaders Monday earmarked any excess money left over from the 2017-18 budget, whatever that amount is, for new ...



Four join Kingsport school system's Hall of Fame  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — When Gary Martin was temporarily working in the Kingsport City Schools central office in the 1970s, one winter's day it started snowing shortly ...



Fleet feat: Barrett's running exploits carry D-B senior to Nebraska  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — When Dobyns-Bennett High School senior Bryce Barrett started running track in the third grade, he was just doing it for fun. He could never have ...



KCS names DB wrestling coach  Kingsport Times News

Just a little more than a week after long-time coach Buzzy Mann resigned, Kingsport City Schools have turned to one of their own to lead the Dobyns-Bennett ...



Castle Playground rebuild under way  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — Day one of the six-day community rebuild of The Castle Playground at Johnson Elementary School went well under blue skies, school and ...



Four D-B students attend SCOPE, one elected to office next year  Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT — Four Dobyns-Bennett High School students attended the annual SCOPE Conference at Middle Tennessee State University last month, with one ...



Disney actor, with Tri-Cities ties, charged with trying to have sex with 13-year-old  WJHL-TV News Channel 11

An actor who is from the Tri-Cities region has been fired by the Disney Channel after being accused of trying to arrange a sexual encounter with a 13-year-old ...



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