ERWIN, Tenn. (WJHL) — This year, News Channel 11 is celebrating seven decades of delivering you local news and weather. To mark this milestone, each month newscasts will be on the road to visit different communities in the viewing area.

On Wednesday, News Channel 11 reported on the people and places unique to the town of Erwin.

Wednesday started early at Steel Rails Coffee House with Kelly Grosfield, Kasey Marler and Jeremy Eisenzopf during the morning shows.

News Channel 11 spoke with the Steel Rails owner Ben McNabb, who spoke about his grand reopening, growth in downtown Erwin, and a special menu item in honor of News Channel 11 anchor Sara Diamond.

The celebration continued at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. for ABC Tri-Cities and News Channel 11 at 12 p.m.

Starting at 5 p.m., Sara Diamond, Mark Reynolds and Kenny Hawkins were live at the Erwin Outdoor Center.

News Channel 11 spoke with Unicoi County Mayor Garland “Bubba” Evely, who presented the team with a mayoral proclamation.

Erwin Mayor Glenn White also joined the team to discuss the town’s successes, its current projects, and its future.