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  • NASCAR felt Jones was capable of driving Hamlin’s car

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Erik Jones had never turned a lap in the Sprint Cup Series when he became a last-minute replacement driver for Denny Hamlin at Bristol. Jones was flown in from North Carolina…

  • Bristol Compressors to expand workforce to meet demand

    BRISTOL, Va. (AP) — Bristol Compressors International is expanding its full-time workforce to meet demand for its products. The company plans to move 50 seasonal workers into full-time positions and create another 60 full-time jobs…

  • Alpha Natural Resources’ Va. headquarters building sold

    BRISTOL, Va. (AP) — Alpha Natural Resources’ corporate headquarters building in Bristol has been sold. Developer Steve Johnson says the building was sold for $28 million to a limited liability company. Johnson told the Bristol…

  • Glass recycling firm to open operation in Bristol

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Glass recycling company Nulife Glass is planning to open an operation in Bristol, creating 46 jobs. Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Friday that the company plans to invest $5.9 million for the…

  • Alpha sells Pa. coal subsidiary to Rosebud Mining for $86m

    BRISTOL, Va. (AP) — Alpha Natural Resources has sold a Pennsylvania coal subsidiary to Rosebud Mining Company for $86 million. In a news release Tuesday, Alpha announced the sale of AMFIRE Mining Company. The deal…

  • New museum marks the ‘Birthplace of Country Music’

    JEFF MARTIN Associated Press BRISTOL, Va. (AP) — The sounds of some of the earliest country music recordings are filling a new museum. But the Birthplace of Country Music Museum is not located in Nashville.…

  • Break-in nets electronics at Va. baseball stadium

    BRISTOL, Va. (AP) — Police are investigating a burglary at the Pittsburgh Pirates’ rookie-league affiliate in Bristol, Virginia. Bristol Pirates General Manager Mahlon Luttrell says electronics and other items were stolen from the Appalachian League…

  • Museum recognizes Bristol’s music heritage

    BRISTOL, Va. (AP) — A museum is opening in Bristol, Virginia, that recognizes the region’s country music heritage. The Bristol Herald Courier (http://bit.ly/1pHbfXO) reports the Birthplace of Country Music Museum debuts Friday and will host…