Two train events captivate community


Despite Saturday’s troublesome weather, the trains remained on schedule. Well, the pair of local railroad-related gatherings, at least. Rain showers didn’t appear to detour train lovers from the Clinchfield Railroad Museum’s grand reopening in Erwin or the Big Train Show at East Tennessee State University. The Clinchfield Railroad Museum was celebrating the start ...

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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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Out & About with Katherine: Hymn fest a big hit


A lot of my time over the past few weeks has been spent working on “A Festival of Hymns: The Writers Tell Their Stories” by composer Hal H. Hopson: a formidable project involving dozens of singers/choir members, organ, piano, a small orchestra (brass, cellos and timpani), hand bells, and 13 ...

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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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Author’s Corner: A Q&A with Colin Baxter


For many years, history scholars have largely overlooked the story of RDX and its impact on World War II. Recognizing the lack of awareness on the subject, former East Tennessee State University professor and current Kingsport resident Colin Baxter decided to take the matter into his own hands. His recently released book, ...

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Kody Norris brings the Show to the Carter Fold


Saturday, June 2nd, 2018, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a bluegrass concert by the Kody Norris Show. Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, children 6 to 11 $2, under age 6 free. Always maintaining a sharp, professional appearance complete with rhinestone suits ...

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Watch Exclusive ‘Adrift’ Clip: Help Me


In our exclusive clip from Adrift, we are plunged directly into one of the most catastrophic hurricanes on record. The rain and wind whipping them fiercely, Tami (Shailene Woodley) and Richard (Sam Claflin) struggle to maintain their footing as their tiny ship tosses and turns in the tumultuous waves. It's ...

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Zachary Levi Reveals ‘Shazam!’ Costume; Here’s Everything We Know


Like many comic book adaptations, Shazam! has traveled a long road to the big screen. Created in 1939, the character is the alter ego of an ordinary boy named Billy Batson. By uttering a single magical word, the boy can transform into a costumed, superpowered adult. What boy has never dreamed ...

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Watch First Dark, Menacing ‘Mowgli’ Trailer; Here’s All We Know


. Based on Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book, the upcoming big-screen adaptation Mowgli confounds expectations -- in a good way! Rather than keeping strictly to a familiar story, the filmmakers have chosen a darker, more menacing path, starting with the titular character. Mowgli is raised rough long before he escapes into ...

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