Hawkins County’s Tour de France? No, it’s the Ride Like Hale fundraiser


More than 100 bicyclists will have Hawkins County’s back roads resembling the Tour de France Saturday morning. But, rather than competing for personal glory, these riders will help raise money to improve the lives of disabled adults who are served by Rogersville’s Chip Hale Center. Hawkins Elementary School in Rogersville will be ...

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Who’s the Fairest of the Fair?


The Appalachian Fair kicks off again this year with the Fairest of the Fair Pageant on Monday at the fairgrounds in Gray. Ten contestants will be judged on beauty, poise and personality, and the winner will represent the Appalachian Fair in the state Fairest of the Fair Pageant in Nashville in ...

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It’s a Small Batch Bagel Pop-Up!


The Mountain Harvest Kitchen (MHK) presents a small batch bagel brunch on Sunday, August 18 at The Corner Cup in downtown Jonesborough. Inciting new business and invigorating an already growing interest in local food, the MHK is connecting regional entrepreneurs - bringing uncommonly fresh food to an even larger table. Five food businesses now call ...

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Large events in Jonesborough: Safe enough?


Jonesborough resident Tammy Moore tries not to think about the possibility of a mass shooting when she attends large gatherings or festivals, and feels that Jonesborough is “a safe community.” Other residents, however, aren’t so confident. During Jonesborough’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting Monday night, two community members raised concerns about ...

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TriPride offers well-rounded lineup


The entertainment lineup of local, regional and nationally recognized entertainers for this year’s TriPride Festival includes headliners Eureka O’Hara and the band Porch 40. TriPrideTN announced the lineup on Tuesday for what will be the region’s second annual TriPride Parade and Festival. The event, held in Johnson City last year, will ...

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Boones Creek artwork on display, for sale at Museum & Opry location


The history of Boones Creek just keeps on surfacing as the Historical Trust pushes forward to become a destination place where the rich history of the area can be preserved for future generations. Most recently, the history bubbled up in the form of nearly two dozen oil and watercolor paintings by ...

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Featured Artist: Daybreaker sets out to speak truth to power


Much like the punk rock bands of the ’80s under President Ronald Reagan, Daybreaker is a local band with a defiant political message in the age of President Donald Trump. The band, which has parted with one founding member, began playing shows two years ago, and they’re about to release a ...

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5 questions with Nathan Brand, chair of the HZC and co-owner of Timber!


Local chef Nathan Brand wears a couple different hats in Johnson City. Since January, he’s served as the chair of the city’s Historic Zoning Commission, a seven-member body that governs the aesthetic qualities of buildings in the city’s historic districts. For a while, Brand has also been gearing up for another major milestone: Starting ...

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Exclusive ‘Ready Or Not’ Featurette: Storytime With Samara


Samara Weaving stars in the horror comedy Ready Or Not as a young woman who is fully prepared to enter into a lifelong relationship with her beloved mate (Mark O'Brien). One problem: his wealthy relatives have a twisted little game that they insist she play before officially joining the family. ...

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Today in Movie Culture: ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ Easter Eggs, Characters Margot Robbie Almost Played and More


Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Easter Eggs of the Day Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is performing better than expected at the box office, and much of the audience seems to be nostalgic fans. Whether you are one of those diehard ...

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