SW Va. Museum slates Celebration of Spring


BIG STONE GAP — The Friends of the Southwest Virginia Museum State Park will host the group’s annual Celebration of Spring on the museum grounds from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. on April 22. Celebrate the season with a day of garden-related events and workshops sure to appeal to your green thumb as well ...

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Spring race to put Speedway Children’s Charities on fast track for 2017


Speedway Children’s Charities raised a record $1 million for nonprofit services for children in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia last year and is set to make a fast start on this year’s fundraising during spring race week at Bristol. As NASCAR fans pour into the region for next weekend’s racing, they ...

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Central auction will have plenty of big names


ELIZABETHTON — Don't expect the auction in the gym of Central Elementary School on May 11 to be the typical PTA-style raffle. Not with brand new guitars signed by such legends as Dolly Parton, Hank Williams Jr., Charlie Daniels and Kenny Rogers being placed on the auction block. The auction is ...

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Peters Hollow ready to celebrate 194th Annual Egg Fight


ELIZABETHTON — Europe had the Hundred Years War, but rivals have been fighting for nearly two centuries in Carter County and there is no end in sight for the annual battle held every Easter in Peters Hollow. Legend has it that it all began back in 1823, when a dispute began ...

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Giant anteaters newest stars at Brights Zoo


Visitors have been getting to know Brights Zoo’s newest additions for the past week — a pair of giant anteaters. Sid and Inara arrived from a zoo in Staten Island, New York, about a month ago. Because the giant anteater is native to South America, Lead Keeper Maggie Trunack said the staff ...

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