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.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Noon: Theatre Bristol is opening its holiday production of "Scrooge the Musical." The show runs November 28th and 29th, December 5th, 6th, 12th & 13th at 7:30pm. Daytime only: November 30th, December 7th & 14th at 2:30pm. For ticket information click on Theatre Bristol. 

A Medicare Advantage Plan is a type of Medicare health plan offered by a private company that contracts with Medicare to provide you with all your Part A and Part B benefits. To learn more about Medicare Advantage and how to enroll visit Medicare.gov.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Morning: Smart Beginnings Southwest Virginia is a community-based, state-supported initiative that strives to ensure all children 0-5 are ready for Kindergarten. An event being held December 4th is geared toward Childcare providers. Click here for more information about the First Annual Tender Loving Caregivers Conference.

Noon: Our Pet of the Week segment comes to us from the Blackjack Animal Rescue. To adopt our furry friend, call 423-340-2138. For information about the Blackjack Animal Rescue, click here.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post is hosting a fundraiser. It is December 6th at noon. 
First Annual VFW Benefit Festival
VFW Post 6975
14 16th street in Bristol, TN

For more information call 276-791-9629.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Morning: Rosedale Baptist Church in Abingdon, Va invites you for a "Visit to Bethlehem." The performances are December 5th, 6th and 7th. You can begin your journey any time between 7pm and 8:30pm each night. For more information call 276-628-7004.

Noon: George Balanchine’s visions of sugar plums took a lesser known Russian ballet featuring national dances and made it into one of the most popular ballets of all time. As the Bristol Ballet prepares its “The Nutcracker” confections, it is part of a well over 100-year-old tradition. The performance of the Bristol Ballet's "The Nutcracker" is December 4th and 5th at 10am for school children. Public performances are December 5th at 7:30pm, December 6th at 12:30pm and December 7th at 2:30pm. Tickets are $6 children under 6, $12 students and Seniors and $15 for adults.  Click here to purchase tickets.

The Southwest Virginia Star Project started many years ago with just five children and has grown to help approximately 1,000 children in the counties of Russell and Buchannan.  Find out more about the project and how you can help, click on SWVA Star Project.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Morning: What do the Health Insurance Marketplace policies look like? Friday in our final segment of a special series about the Affordable Care Act and Health Insurance Marketplace, we will look at the options for residents and the criteria these policies must meet to be in the Marketplace. The SWVA Community Health Systems will offer free help navigating the process, Saturday at the Washington County Public Library in Abingdon, Va from 9am-4pm. Call 888-531-8354 or by visit their website.

Noon: 

For a mouth-watering, gourmet-tasting, and memorable thanksgiving, be adventurous.  You may start a new, healthy family tradition.  For inspiration, visit Food City with over 60,000 recipes available.

On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. The Morrison School in Bristol, Va. is doing its part to help out. Learn more about the Morrison School or find out how you can participate in Giving Tuesday.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Morning: Community involvement and partnerships to help with Health Insurance Marketplace information and enrollment is the focus of Thursday's special segment. We find out what volunteers are doing to get the word out about the available insurance plans. Commonwealth Covered is a grassroots organization aimed at helping people in need. The SWVA Community Health Systems will offer free help Thursday at Healing Hands Health Center in Bristol, TN from 9:30am-3pm. Help is also available Saturday at the Washington County Public Library in Abingdon, Va from 9am-4pm. Call 888-531-8354 or by visit their website.

Noon: The weekend before Thanksgiving has become "The Official Kickoff to the Christmas Holiday Season" for the Town of Marion, Va.

The events include:

The Kaleidoscope Christmas Parade on Sunday at 3pm.

Marion will host their 6th annual Christmas Market ALL weekend November 21st - 23rd. Hours of the market are Friday 3pm til 8pm, Saturday 10am til 7pm and Sunday Noon til 5pm.

The Kiwanas Club of Marion will host their annual Pancake Breakfast on Saturday 8am til noon at the First United Methodist Church, cost is $4.00 per person.