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WJHL Surprise Squad gives away prizes in Kingsport Video included

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News Channel 11's Surprise Squad, led by Sara Diamond and Morgan King, hit the streets once again to give back to the community.  More>>

Fast-pitch softball tournament starts this weekend at Winged Deer Park

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A tournament is coming to our region and bringing 1,000s of fans and millions of dollars with it. More>>

AARP’s “Smart Driver” course offered

GREENEVILLE, TN – Want an easy discount on your auto insurance? Take a driver safety course. AARP’s new “Smart Driver Course” for those 55 and older will be offered Wednesday and Thursday, July 30-31, at Takoma Regional Hospital. “This is an informative course that helps participants learn current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques, and how to operate their vehicles more safely,” Tina Chudina, Takoma’s community relations liaison, said. “Everyone can benefit from brushing up on ... More>>

July blood drives

Wellmont Health System’s Marsh Regional Blood Center will conduct public blood drives at the following locations in the coming days. · Wednesday, July 23, 8-11 a.m., Tri-Cities Regional Airport, Blountville · Wednesday, July 23, 1-5 p.m., Tulsa Dental Products, Johnson City · Thursday, July 24, noon-7:30 p.m., Holston Valley Medical Center, emergency room annex, Kingsport · Thursday, July 24, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., University of Virginia-Wise, Student Center parking, Wise, Virginia · Friday, Jul... More>>

PHOTOS: Inside Bass Pro Shops, Uncle Buck's Fishbowl and Grill

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Bass Pro Shops is still under construction, but that did not stop officials from allowing News Channel 11’s cameras in to see its progress.Our cameras caught a sneak peak of the inside of the store and Uncle Buck’s Fishbowl and Grill. More>>

Vote for your favorite local MiLB mascot Video included

Jay Cee of the Johnson City Cardinals - Courtesy of the JC Cardinals Twitter Page Jay Cee of the Johnson City Cardinals - Courtesy of the JC Cardinals Twitter Page
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Minor League Baseball’s Mascot Mania is underway for the Appalachian League and some of your favorite Tri-Cities area mascots need your help! More>>

Children's Advocacy Center golf tournament August 4th

For more information about the golf tournament, please call (423) 279-1222.
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ETSU football "Kids Camp" set for July 26th

 The ETSU football program will host the Carl Torbush/ETSU Football Kids Camp presented by Chick-Fil-A at Johnson City Crossings for children entering 4th grade to those entering 8th grade on Saturday, July 26th inside the ETSU/MSHA Athletic Center.
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Hot Pursuit 5K & 2Mile Walk to benefit Sullivan County Sheriff's K-9 unit

Money raised from the event will go to Sullivan County's K9 Unit to purchase additional training equipment as well as materials needed to make improvements to their K9 agility course. More>>

Out of the Box Bash benefit for Christmas Box program

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Local bakers are encouraged to enter their best desserts for this special event. Attendees will bid on their favorite dessert, and awards will be given to the baker raising the most funds. More>>

Progress being made on The Tweetsie Trail; run/walk set for Aug. 30

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Construction on a local trail aimed at public walking, hiking, running, biking and other types of recreation has made strides toward completion. More>>

Go Green With Your Clean Video included

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Many parents today are concerned about the amount of chemicals that come into their house and come in contact with their children. Although the store bought cleaners are effective at getting rid of dirt, dust and mildew they can sometimes cause problems. Eczema, airway irritation, eye irritation, and allergic reactions are all possibilities from contact with chemicals from household cleaners.For a healthier way to clean look for products with labels that say:GreenNontoxicBiodegradablePetroleu... More>>

Fit Tips: Mobility Video included

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On today's fit tips, we're working mobility. Rob and Sara demonstrate the importance of stretching out your hips and you only need a wall to do it.Copyright 2014 WJHL. All rights reserved. More>>

Medical Watch: Healthy Summer Eating Video included

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Summer is an easy time to eat healthy or fall off the wagon. Lets talk about a few tips that will set you up for success instead of tripping you up.1) Beware of large picnic plates and eating straight from containers2) Utilize the fresh produce of summer from your yard or local farmers market and make vegetarian meals at least twice a week3) use fresh fruit AND veggies to make smoothies for the whole family4) Drink half your weight in water (oz) every day (unless on fluid restriction by your ... More>>

Make plans to celebrate the sunflower this weekend in Mountain City

Make plans to celebrate the sunflower in Mountain City this weekend.
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History comes to life in Elizabethton during "Liberty!" - Tennessee's Official Outdoor Drama

History comes to life in Elizabethton during "Liberty!" - Tennessee's Official Outdoor Drama


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This week the Tri-Cities region is rockin'

If you're looking for something to do this week, there's no shortage of live music in the Tri-Cities region. More>>

Fun Fest 2014 activity, entertainment guide Video included

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Tri-Cities residents will have plenty to do for the next few days, as Kingsport kicks off its 34th annual Fun Fest. More>>

Make plans to attend the fourth annual Kingsport Oktoberfest celebration

Mark your calendars now for the fourth annual Kingsport Oktoberfest. More>>

Storytellers Guild brings Graveyard Tales to life

Tales from the Graveyard are sure to bring a chill on a hot July evening. More>>

Kingsport community celebrates Dobyns-Bennett football

Community event set for Tuesday to celebrate Dobyns-Bennett football.
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44th annual Jonesborough Days under way Video included

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The sound of the kids' train rolling along Main Street, can only mean one thing - Jonesborough Days are here. It has become an annual Fourth of July tradition for many in our region. More>>

Royston of Rogersville Giving Away Two Cars at 4th of July Celebration

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 Royston of Rogersville is once again a major sponsor of the Rogersville 4th of July Celebration. This year they are adding a little extra excitement to the festivities. Royston is moving their “Free Car Friday” to Saturday, July 5th and having a “Super Saturday”. More>>

American Downtown July 4th Celebration in Greeneville

Get ready for an all day American Downtown celebration in Greeneville this Independence Day!


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Food with Fred: Nelson Fine Art to host exhibit on Appalachian Foodways

"Lens on the Larder: The Foodways of Appalachia in Focus" will be on exhibit at Nelson Fine Art Center in Johnson City from July 11-26. More>>

Johnson City schedule for 29th Annual Pepsi Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks Video included

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Pepsi and the City of Johnson City are sponsoring the 29th Annual Independence Day Fireworks Celebration on the grounds of Freedom Hall Civic Center. This year’s event will be held on Friday, July 4.  More>>

Wellmont to host 12th annual Diabetes Symposium

A diverse group of medical experts will share the best practices for caring for diabetes during the 12th annual diabetes symposium Thursday, July 17, at Bristol Regional Medical Center.

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Abingdon Main Street invites you to its Red, White & Beach Party

Need a vacation? A holiday celebration in our region will make you feel like you've got sand between your toes. More>>

DCH Foundation Freedom 5K Run/3K Walk set for July 4 in Clintwood

There’s something for the whole family at the inaugural DCH Foundation Freedom 5K Run/3K Walk and Kids, Fun Run, to be held July 4 starting at 8 a.m.  More>>

44th Annual Jonesborough Days Festival

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Historic Jonesborough, Tennessee's Oldest Town, will celebrate the 44th annual Jonesborough Days Festival on July 3rd through 5th.

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Lakeside Concert Series returns to Winged Deer Park

The Johnson City Parks and Recreation Department brings music back to Winged Deer Park this Summer.

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Donate today...it could be you tomorrow

An area youth is on a mission to change the world.  Her project could help save lives.
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A taste of Margaritaville comes to Marion

Buffett on the big screen in Marion Buffett on the big screen in Marion

Parrotheads, get ready!  Jimmy Buffett is coming to the big screen in Marion! More>>

Shine bright in the fight against cancer by participating in the Glow Run 5k

You can shine bright in the fight against cancer by participating in the Relay for Life of Carter County's Inaugural Glow Run 5K. More>>

Get your tickets for Guitars & Good Times

Dinner, music and a live auction make for a great night out!  Get your tickets for Guitars & Good times.
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Alzheimer's Association Kicks Off 2014 Walk to End Alzheimer's Event Video included

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Walk to End Alzheimer's is the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research. More>>

Niswonger Performing Arts Center celebrates 10 years with a star-studded schedule

Niswonger Performing Arts Center announced a star-studded lineup to celebrate its 10th anniversary. More>>

Mobile mammography center offers free mammograms at two locations in our region this week

The BelkGives on the Go Mobile Mammography Center, a 39-foot-long, state-of-the-art screening center on wheels, will make two stops in our region this week. More>>

Basketball greats featured at upcoming Tip-Off Luncheon in Greeneville

This week you have the opportunity to rub elbows and dine alongside basketball greats at the Greene County Tourism Department's Sports Council Tip-Off Luncheon. More>>

Bristol's Steele Creek Park celebrates 50 years

A popular park in our region celebrates a milestone this year. Steele Creek turns 50.

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Mullican Flooring announces essay contest to give flooring to military members

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Mullican Flooring is paying tribute to members of the United States military this summer via the company’s “Proud to Be an American” essay contest. More>>

"Yankee Noodle Dandy" macaroni contest to take place during downtown Greeneville 4th of July Celebration

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In celebration of the feather in Yankee Doodle Dandy’s cap, this year’s American Downtown 4th of July celebration is adding a macaroni cooking contest to the festivities. More>>

Gather around the "Camp Fire"

Bring your children and your friends and gather around the fire for a dynamic tale of faith and heroes!

Bring your children and your friends and gather around the fire for a dynamic tale of faith and heroes!

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City Youth Ballet brings a childhood classic to life

The City Youth Ballet brings a childhood classic to life.
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Wondering what to do with the kids this summer? Check out Camp NPAC Kids! Video included

Want to give your children a creative outlet during their summer break? You may want to consider theatre. More>>

Nickelsville Days set for Saturday, May 24 and Sunday, May 25

This weekend, Nickelsville Days celebrates its 21st anniversary, and a big party is planned in Keith Memorial park.

The two-day event will feature a variety of entertainment, a parade, activities for the kids, food, fireworks and much more.

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Bristol Veterans Outpatient Clinic Open House set for May 20

The Mountain Home VA Medical Center invites veterans who have never used VA facilities or the Bristol clinic to an open house on Tuesday, May 20, 2014.

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Racks by the Tracks returns to Kingsport Saturday, May 17

If you like barbecue, beer and great music, you should check out the 7th Annual Racks by the Tracks Festival in Kingsport this weekend.
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Save the Inn fundraiser tonight at Old Deery Inn in Blountville

Tonight, TN State Rep. Tim Hill, in conjunction with the Sullivan County Historical Preservation Association, will host a "Save the Inn" Fundraiser. More>>

Jonesborough Repertory Theatre to present "Good Evening"

Jonesborough Repertory Theatre will present Good Evening, a two-man show first written and performed by the infamous duo of Peter Cook and Dudley Moore, May 16 through 25.

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Spring Auto Show set for Saturday in Greeneville

If your passion is cars, you won't want to miss the Second Annual Spring Auto Show this weekend.

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Cars, Blues & BBQ benefit for Josh Wandell set for this weekend

A toe-tappin', finger-lickin' good time is on tap this weekend in Elizabethton. Cars, Blues & BBQ is a benefit for Dr. Josh Wandell.

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Recruitment process underway for Liberty Celebration 2014

Do you like to dance or sing, or do you just like to lend a hand when help is needed?If you answered yes to any of those questions, organizers of the Liberty Celebration want to hear from you. More>>

It’s still coming! Tupelo Honey Café – Johnson City to host job fair

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Tupelo Honey Café in Johnson City is slated to open this summer. Soon the Asheville-based restaurant chain will hold a job fair during the first full week of May. More>>

CASA 6th Annual Benefit Ride set for Saturday, May 10

The 6th Annual CASA Benefit Ride takes place Saturday, May 10th.

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Free women and children expo set for this weekend at Bristol Regional Medical Center

You're invited to attend the annual women and children's expo at Bristol Regional Medical Center this weekend.
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Pack the Park for Education at Tusculum College set for Saturday

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Fun and entertainment for all ages is planned for “Pack the Park for Education” activities surrounding the Saturday, May 3, Tusculum College Pioneer baseball game at Pioneer Park. More>>

Downtown Jonesborough hosts Corazon Latino Festival this weekend

Downtown Jonesborough will host the 5th Annual Corazon Latino Festival this weekend.
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Collegium Musicum ensemble to present ‘Sounds of the Continent’

JOHNSON CITY – “Sounds of the Continent,” a program of Renaissance and Baroque music from across Europe, will be presented by Collegium Musicum on Tuesday, April 29, at 7:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 900 Spring St. Collegium Musicum is an ensemble within the East Tennessee State University Department of Music that is comprised of student, faculty and community musicians. Performing under the direction of Dr. Heather Killmeyer, its members recreate the authentic sounds of the 1... More>>

Doggie Treat Seek set for Saturday at Winged Deer Park in Johnson City

Grab your four-legged friend and head out to the Doggie Spring Treat Seek this weekend.

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Old Oak Festival returns to Tusculum College campus this weekend

The Old Oak Festival returns to the Tusculum College campus this weekend.
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You're invited to an evening of fun for your and your pet

You and your four-legged friend are invited to attend the 10th Annual Dogwood Cattails Ball. More>>

Camp Caterpillar helps children deal with the loss of a loved one

Wellmont Health System's Camp Caterpillar helps children deal with the loss of a loved one.
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Summer Safety - Health Resources Center Kingsport

Summer is just around the corner, but before you hit the lake or the pool to cool off, you need to make sure you and your family are educated in water safety.

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Get ready to get some exercise for a good cause

Jacob Francisco Memorial Century and Awareness Walk Jacob Francisco Memorial Century and Awareness Walk

The Franciso family works tirelessly to raise awareness of E. coli dangers in hopes of saving lives. More>>

Easter lilies toxic for cats, FDA warns

Easter lilies are popular in homes at this time of year, but they can be deadly for cats, a veterinarian warns. More>>

Ben Tankard to perform on the campus of East Tennessee State

UMOJA and East Tennessee State University present Ben Tankard in concert.

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Thunder Valley Fly and Wine Expo set for later this month

Fly fishing, wine tasting, and Bristol Motor Speedway typically, that trio is not used together until now.

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Runners and walkers set to hit the pavement for the Justice in Motion 5K

Lace up those walking shoes and get ready for the third annual Justice in Motion 5K.

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Jonesborough hosts Easter Eggstravaganza Saturday, April 12

Jonesborough hosts Easter Eggstravaganza Saturday, April 12

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Third Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt takes place Sunday, April 13.

The third annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by Franklin Woods Community Hospital and The Wellness Center takes place Sunday, April 13.


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Hot Tea & Totes to benefit Hands On! Regional Museum

You're invited to the 7th Annual Hot Tea & Totes presented by Hands On! Regional Museum.

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More than 40 businesses to be featured at Taste of Jonesborough

Get ready to sample dozens of dishes at the Taste of Jonesborough.
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Food drive underway to benefit Second Harvest of Northeast Tennessee and Feeding America Southwest Virginia

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Food drive underway to benefit Second Harvest of Northeast Tennessee and Feeding America Southwest Virginia

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Your Weekly Constitutional: Watauga High School Book Ban. Video included

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News Channel 11's Josh Smith sits down with Professor of Law Stewart Harris. Today's topic: Mary Kent Whittaker assigned the critically-acclaimed book, The House of the Spirits, to her honors English class. Then she taught a lesson in academic freedom and free speech.Copyright 2014 WJHL. All rights reserved. More>>

Your Weekly Constitutional: Patrick Henry v. James Madison.

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News Channel 11's Sara Diamond sits down with Stewart Harris,Professor of Law at Appalachian School of Law. Stewart discuses Colonial Williamsburg, Part III: Ratification Smackdown! Patrick Henry v. James Madison. Copyright WJHL 2014. All rights reserved. More>>

Toy and hobby show this weekend to benefit Children's Miracle Network

People who have a passion for collectibles or are looking to support a worthy cause should mark their calendars for Saturday, April 5. More>>

Gray Fossil Site invites volunteers to excavate

Volunteers are needed for the 2014 field season at East Tennessee State University's Gray Fossil Site.

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Interactive dinner theater to benefit Contact Concern

Get ready for a great meal and a night of fun to benefit a wonderful cause.


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Senior Dance Showcase presented by the Kingsport Senior Center

Get your boogie shoes ready for the dance showcase! Get your boogie shoes ready for the dance showcase!

Put on your dancing shoes and get ready for the Senior Dance Showcase presented by the Kingsport Senior Center.

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Johnson City Parks and Recreation announces spring activities for kids

Johnson City's Parks and Recreation Department invites you and your children to join in the fun activities it has planned for the month of April.

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Jonesborough Repertory Theatre presents "Beauty and the Beast"

Jonesborough Repertory Theatre Players will present Beauty and the Beast for school performances and the general public throughout the month of April.


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Bucstock Music and Arts Festival coming to ETSU Campus

The Baby Boomers had Woodstock in 1969. Today’s students, at least those at ETSU, will have Bucstock.This new music and arts festival sponsored by Buctainment will be held on the East Tennessee State University campus on Saturday, April 5, from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Admission is free, and the public is welcome. More>>

The Clothesline Project returns to downtown Bristol

In an effort to raise awareness about domestic violence, the Crisis Center brings the 4th Annual Clothesline Project to downtown Bristol. More>>

Emory and Henry College to launch Summer Adventure Program

Emory and Henry College will launch a new program this summer that will give high school juniors and seniors the opportunity for adventure in the great outdoors.

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Northeast Tennessee Wiffle World Series to benefit Johnson City Schools Foundation

The Northeast Tennessee Wiffle World Series is coming to Johnson City.
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Spare some time for kids, Bowl for Kids' Sake

Spare time to help kids in need! Registration for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Tri-Cities 2014 Bowl for Kids’ Sake is now open
 
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Appalachian Heritage Quilters 5th Annual Quilt show set for later this week

Later this week, The Appalachian Heritage Quilters 5th Annual Quilt Show will take place in Gray, Tennessee.

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Symphony of the Mountains to perform this weekend in Kingsport

You've heard it in commercials, television shows and movies. Now, you have the opportunity to hear "Carmina Burana" in its entirety.

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Free seminar helps people better cope with grief

Dealing with the death of a loved one can be overwhelming, but a free seminar series could help with your healing.

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"A Sojourn in Jonesborough" at the International Storytelling Center

It's 1856 and you're stuck with your family on vacation in a small town called Jonesborough, what in the world are you going to do?Annette Broadacre and her family are on a journey south for the winter. When they reach Jonesborough, the women of the family elect to stay behind, while the men continue on to Roan Mountain.What can Jonesborough possibly have to offer a young woman who's accustomed to much larger cities? Will the town win her over and change her perceptions? And what kind of goss... More>>

A Musical Night of Hope Celebrity Waiter Dinner and Auction set for March 29

Guess who’s serving up smiles and good food? Join local celebrities in an effort to raise money for The American Cancer Society in Greene County. More>>

Jonesborough Repertory Theatre presents "The Jungle Book"

Jonesborough Repertory Theatre invites you to its production of The Jungle Book March 21 through 30 at the theatre located at 125 ½ West Main Street in Jonesborough. More>>

Kingsport Carousel Project celebration and fundraiser set for this weekend

Celebration and fundraiser set for this weekend Celebration and fundraiser set for this weekend

Several days of celebration are planned in Kingsport this week as the City of Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts presents the Carousel Fine Craft Show and Brass Ring Gala. More>>

The Blessed Dress Ministry presents The Prom Closet 2014

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An area group is lending a helping hand to make sure teens do not have to miss out on making memories at prom. More>>

Work up a thirst at the 2014 Run for the Booty

This is NOT your ordinary 5K! This is NOT your ordinary 5K!

You can work up a thirst before the Thirsty Orange Brew Extravaganza by hitting the pavement in the 2014 Run for the Booty. More>>

Johnson City Parks & Recreation Spring sports leagues

The Johnson City Parks and Recreation Department invites you and your family to Join in the Fun of spring sports. More>>

TODAY: National Pancake Day at IHOP to support Children's Miracle Network

IHOP will once again hold National Pancake Day Tuesday, March 4, to benefit Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. More>>

Blood Assurance Regional Blood Center conducting public blood drives

All blood types are needed. Donors with O-negative blood type are especially encouraged to donate as O-negative is the universal blood type, given to patients in an emergency situation when their own blood type is unknown. More>>

Northeast State to offer self-defense class for women

College to offer free women's self-defense course College to offer free women's self-defense course

A free course designed to give women the basic tools of self-defense and the confidence to use them begins in March at Northeast State Community College. More>>

Chasing Snakes in Johnson City

Get ready to take part in a Johnson City tradition Get ready to take part in a Johnson City tradition

It's time to lace up those running shoes, hit the pavement, and take part in a St. Patrick's tradition. More>>

Girl Scout Cookies to arrive in Tri-Cities this weekend

Treats to tempt taste buds set to arrive in the Tri Treats to tempt taste buds set to arrive in the Tri

The wait is over. Girl Scout Cookies are set to arrive in the Tri-Cities region this weekend. More>>

Home remedies for a potential hangover

Find out what really happens to your body when you have a hangover and how you can best prevent or treat the symptoms. More>>

Essential safety tips for New Year's Eve parties

There's no better way to ring in the new year than gathering with friends for a night of festivities, but be sure to take steps to keep your party safe. More>>

Get your kitchen holiday party-ready

The most important prep step? Plan ahead.
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Get your guests' faces out of their phones this Thanksgiving

The upcoming holiday is not just about the parades, football games, or all the turkey you can eat. It's about spending time with friends and loved ones and having fun, in real life rather than on the Web.
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Family-favorite Thanksgiving sides

Sure, the turkey is typically the star of Thanksgiving dinner. But it’s really the side dishes that make or break the meal.
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Your 4-day prep plan for a stress-free Thanksgiving

To cut the stress out of Thanksgiving Day, streamline your meal planning. More>>

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