Tune in every weekday at noon for News 5 At Noon, featuring Samantha Kozsey,  Preston Ayres and Donnie Cox. 

Keep checking this page daily for a schedule of upcoming guests on the show, a community events calendar, clips of the show, band performances and websites mentioned on-air.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Our pet of the week segment came from Holly Help Spay/Neuter Fund. For more information call 276-466-5375 or click here.

The Hope Haven Ministries offers hope to people in need. You can help by participating in a fundraiser. Enjoy great food by the Riverfront Seafood Company and entertainment Sunday, November 9th at 5:30pm. Call 423-246-6012 to purchase tickets.  Learn more about Hope Haven Ministries by clicking here.

Monday, October 20, 2014

The best of the best chefs and caterers in our region will whip up a tasty meal all to benefit the March of Dimes.  The event is Tuesday, October 28th at 6pm at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center. It's $100 a ticket and you can buy them at the door. For more information, call 276-274-5097.

Friday, October 17, 2014

We all love food, but the key is eating healthy. That's the entire message behind "Food Day." Food City Corporate Dietitian and Tri-Cities Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics spokesperson, Audrey Kessler, says, "Food Day focuses on encouraging the consumption of healthy and sustainable food."

Here are tips from East Tennessee Wellness Roundtable’s (ETWR) “Worksite Food Day Tips” on how to make every day a nutritious one. Nearly half of our waking hours are spent at work, and many of those hours are spent in meetings and conferences. By adopting healthy meeting guidelines, your organization can help to create an environment that supports employees’ and members’ efforts to eat well and be physically active. Examples might include:

  1. Make water the default beverage.
  2. Offer fruits, vegetables, whole grains.
  3. Post calorie and nutrition facts for foods served.
  4. Have "Salad Day" - the worksite provides salad greens and employees bring healthy doppings to share.

You can also attend the Wellmont - Food City's upcoming Diabetes-Friendly Supermarket Tour. It's for all people with diabetes or not. We talk about healthy, diabetes-friendly choices, shopping on a budget, meal planning using the MyPlate method, reading food labels, using the NuVal Nutrition Scoring System. The event information is:

Diabetes-Friendly Supermarket Tour
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 10am-2pm
Food City
1287 Main Street in Rogersville, TN
RSVP: 423-224-3575

For more informaiton visit Food Day or the East Tennessee Wellness Roundtable.

Offer fruits, vegetables

Inflatables, Bingo and so much more await you at the Saltville Elementary School Fall Festival. The event is Saturday from 4-6pm and then there's Bingo from 6-8pm. All proceeds benefit the school. For more information call 276-496-4751

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Sullivan Central High School Marching Band is hosting the 30th Appalachian Classic Band Festival. The event is Saturday, October 18, 2014. Several area high school bands will be participating. The proceeds go toward expenses for the band; sheet music, instruments, transportation to and from football games and competitions, etc. There will be good food and several area vendors will be there as well. The gates open at 1:00p.m. The first band takes the field at 3:00p.m. The cost of admission is $5.00 at the gate with children 5 and under are free. The direct of the SCHS band is Chris Smithson

Symphony of the Mountains has a new concert this weekend. This years Voices of the Mountains, accompanied by a chamber orchestra, will explore music from Johann Sebastian as well as some of the lesser known Bachs’. All of the music is tuneful and entertaining, yet unique in character to each composer. For show times and prices click here.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The YWCA Bristol women’s Turkey Trot and Gobbler’s Gait 5K run/walk will take place on Saturday, Nov. 15 at 8 a.m. The Turkey Trot is celebrating its 34th year and is one of the longest-running women’s 5K in the Tri-Cities.

The 2014 race features a certified route through the streets of Bristol, Tenn. Female participants are encouraged to register today for either the run or walk. The run will begin at 8 a.m. and the walk at 8:05. Participants will receive a goody bag and race shirt, and group winners will receive awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishes. Door prizes and complimentary breakfast will be provided after the race.

Pre-registration by November 8th is just $20 and regular registration $25. For information or to register call 423-968-9444 or click here. 

The annual Camp Placid Fall Festival is Saturday, October 18th from 10am-5pm at Camp Placid in Blountville, TN. The festival is a benefit for the Camp Placid ministry. For a list of events click here.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

You can participate in a Webathon Fundraiser. Help raise money to provide for student needs such as scholarships, grants, competition, testing fees, classroom supplies and special projects. The event is Thursday, October 16th from 5pm-9pm. Tune in live by clicking here.