Dual dates set for Kingsport-NY Long Island Iced Tea taste-off


The dates have been set for the great “tea-off.” The Long Island Iced Tea — who does it best? Us or them? Kingsport or New York? Visit Kingsport raised the ire of some folks up in Long Island, New York, a few weeks ago by declaring Kingsport was “reclaiming” its rightful title as the birthplace ...

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Whiskey Bent Valley Boys return to the Fold


Saturday, June 16th, 2018, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by the Whiskey Bent Valley Boys, an old time band. Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, children 6 to 11 $2, under age 6 free. Tickets are available at ...

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Brawny Scotland: American athletes make history in Highland Games


An athlete living in an area that was so heavily influenced by settlers from the Scottish Highlands hopes to teach the Scots a thing or two about inclusion, and perhaps beat them at their own game. Johnson City resident Alex Armor, an adaptive athlete who competes in both Highland Games and ...

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Here’s what’s coming to a stage near you!


The secret is out. The Kingsport Theatre Guild has announced its slate of upcoming shows and musicals for the coming year. Some of you probably know. Others maybe not. But the variety of performances coming to Kingsport is bound to interest most everyone. The KTG hosted its Season Reveal Gala on Saturday ...

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City aims for 100 Fun Fest block parties


Fun Fest, in its 38th year, has become the go-to summer festival in the region. With nine days, 60 locations and 100-plus events, there’s something for everyone. To get in the Fun Fest spirit and to get to know each other a little better than before, neighbors and friends gather for ...

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Northeast alumna receives $11,500 Milligan music scholarship


Elizabeth Van Hoy wanted a break from music. A piano player since age 11, she had decided to refocus on other things when she enrolled in college at Northeast State. “I’d started taking lessons when I was 11, and I was done,” said the home-schooled Van Hoy, who graduated from Northeast ...

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