Hillbilly Gypsies at the Carter Fold this weekend


Hailing from the beautiful mountain state of West Virginia, the Hillbilly Gypsies have been making and performing their own brand of old time bluegrass and original mountain music for over a decade. Formed in 2001 from a chance meeting at the now infamous Wednesday night old time jam in Morgantown, West Virginia, ...

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You’re invited to the solar eclipse block party


Bet your parents have told you time and time again not to look directly into the sun. “You’ll go blind!” they would say. Well, the next total solar eclipse is coming up soon, on Aug. 21, and you’ll need to be ready if you want to view it safely. Downtown Jonesborough is ...

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Evening farmers market going strong in Erwin; Elephant Revival year two on deck


Midway through its second season, the Tuesday evening farmers market in downtown Erwin is going strong. Organized by RISE Erwin, a group of young professionals behind several new festivals in the town, the farmers market will continue through September. Fresh produce and vendors of handmade crafts, live music and a rotation of ...

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Kingsport Greenbelt extends to Rotherwood


The rain stayed away just long enough on Friday for city and state officials to cut the ribbon on the newest section of the Kingsport Greenbelt. Mayor John Clark proclaimed at the beginning of a press conference Friday morning that the Rotherwood Greenbelt extension was a result of the teamwork that ...

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Betsy Band headed to Neyland Stadium


Ticket sales to the University of Tennessee's football game on Sept. 23 have just gotten a lot hotter in Elizabethton in the past two days, and the Elizabethton High School Betsy Band will probably be practicing "Rocky Top" during the next two months. No, there has not been a sudden outbreak ...

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