Hillbilly Gypsies bring old time to the The Fold


Saturday, July 21st, 2018, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by the Hillbilly Gypsies – an old time band. Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, $2 for children 6 to 11, under age 6 free. Hailing from the beautiful mountain state ...

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Farm fresh family fun is in store for this year’s Appalachian Fair


The Appalachian Fair is a long-standing annual tradition in East Tennesse that features rides, live music, contests and more. When? The 2018 Appalachian Fair will take place August 20-25. Where? This year's fair will take place at the Appalachian Fair Grounds at 100 Lakeview St. in Gray, Tennessee. How much is admission? Gate admission is $8 ...

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It’s unanimous: Kingsport tea winner of round two


The tea series of 2018 is even: Long Island 1, Kingsport 1. Put another way, Friday the 13th turned out to be the Model City’s lucky day as it unanimously won the second round of the Long Island Iced Tea Challenge, just like the New York bartenders won the first round June 27 ...

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Friends would walk 500 miles … again and again, to help others


Pete Miljevic and Tyler Bidwell wanted to make a difference. So they packed their bags and left their home on the coast of Maryland for a six-month journey across the country. A month of walking brought them through Johnson City and Jonesborough this week, and Thursday afternoon found the pair resting in ...

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Art League members bring home awards


Northeast Tennessee has some accomplished artists, and now they have the awards to prove it. At the Watauga Valley Art League’s annual Judged Art Show, currently on display along with its Member Show at Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park, 12 members came away with accolades. Judge Spencer Brenner from East Tennessee State ...

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“Liberty!” begins its 40th season


“Liberty!” opens its 40th season of outdoor drama at Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park, 1651 W. Elk Ave., and runs Thursday through Saturday each of the remaining weeks of July, offering the opportunity for you to become immersed in our region’s history. The sacrifices of our ancestors and their strong desire for freedom ...

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His mission is crystal clear: passing his craft on to others


The Hamilton home is surrounded by trees. And now there’s a forest in their dining room, too. The 34 glass trees that complete the chandelier over their dining table were handcrafted by Italian glassmith Simone Crestani, and arrived at their home a month before he did, carefully packaged and assembled for their ...

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Fun Fest Crazy Cardboard Boat Race celebrates the life aquatic


This year’s Crazy Cardboard Boat Race featured music, prizes and themes galore. In the Kingsport Aquatic Center’s indoor pool area, brave sailors lined up their cardboard creations, and spectators filled the bleachers as nautical-themed music like “Come Sail Away” played.  “We’re ready to get this show on the road!” announcer Tracy Strom ...

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Farm Fest takes visitors back in time


Hundreds of Exchange Place visitors learned about America’s early days Sunday at Farm Fest, one of Fun Fest’s longest-running events. The beloved festival, which offers a glimpse of 1850s rural America, has drawn huge crowds to Exchange Place for more than 30 years. Hundreds of families walked the grounds of the ...

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Just in time for Friday the 13th, Kingsport students produce horror film


Through the Kingsport Theatre Guild’s Film Camp, 12 teens are learning how to bring a movie to life. In a camp that started last Thursday and ends today, the students learned about every step in the complicated process of movie production. The program began with the different aspects of writing for ...

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