Home for the Holidays Brings Two Months of Festive Events


HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. – No matter where you call home, Hendersonville invites you to make this Blue Ridge Mountain town your home for the holidays this season. The lineup of Home for the Holidays events begins in early November and continues through the New Year. Yuletide activities include evening carriage rides on Main ...

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New pavilion offers scenic view at Bays Mountain Park


Bays Mountain Park has taken the old aviary site, which has been gone for more than a decade, and transformed it into something much more useful and scenic. That “something” is the Pavilion at Lily Pad Cove, a multi-use wooden structure located on the water near the deer habitat and adjacent ...

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Intercity Ballet Theatre to stage 38th annual performance of The Nutcracker


A Christmas tradition, the Intercity Ballet Theatre of Kingsport will once again stage performances of “The Nutcracker” next month. Who will be there Coming to Kingsport will be Megan Buckley and Gregory Brown, both of whom have danced with the Metropolitan Opera. Originally from St. Louis, Buckley trained at Alexandra Ballet, a pre-professional ...

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‘A Vanderbilt Christmas’ at Biltmore Estate


“A Vanderbilt Christmas” is the theme at Biltmore Estate this holiday season, with the annual celebration running through January 7 at America’s largest home. If you’re wondering what “A Vanderbilt Christmas” translates into, decor wise, just think “Gilded Age opulence.” The 35-foot banquet hall tree, a Fraser fir, is the star attraction ...

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Johnson City Christmas Parade set for Dec. 2


“A Storybook Christmas” will be the theme of this year’s Johnson City Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 2, beginning at 11:30 a.m. According to a press release announcing the event, the parade will begin at the campus of East Tennessee State University and cross University Parkway and travel onto West Walnut ...

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Appalachian artways project turns focus to fiber arts


The Tanasi Arts and Heritage Center will continue its Functional Artways of Appalachia series with a free fiber-arts event from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Unicoi Tourist Information and Visitors Center, 106 Unicoi Village Place. Participants will learn the processes of natural dyeing and create a doll made ...

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Betsy Band takes second in state meet


The Elizabethton High School Betsy Band finished its season with a second-place finish in the Tennessee Division II Marching Band State Championship at Stewarts Creek High School in Smyrna on Saturday night. The band's score was 94.5. Band Director Perry Elliott said the band was first after the preliminary competition and ...

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Science Hill’s Owen Grosserode overcoming obstacles with a smile


Playing the trumpet is no easy task, but Science Hill freshman Owen Grosserode still smiles intermittently as he plays along with the Topper Marching Band. Because playing the trumpet is one of the easiest tasks for Grosserode to topple. Grosserode was born a congenital amputee, which left him with his right ...

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Uncle Shuffelo shuffles back to the Carter Fold


Uncle Shuffelo and His Haint Hollow Hootenanny is a seven-piece, old-time string band from Rover, Tennessee, with musical influences by the Carter Family, Gid Tanner, Uncle Dave Macon, the Coon Creek Girls and many other old-time bands from year’s past. Band members emanate from the Williams and Derryberry Families. Uncle ...

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Five reasons you should attend Weber City’s Hometown Festival


The Hometown Festival is back for its fourth year with a full slate of games, live entertainment and other activities. The one-day celebration will be held Nov. 4 starting at 11 a.m. at Holston View United Methodist Church’s preschool and daycare, located at 174 Church St. in Weber City. Since the ...

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