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.

Monday, September 1, 2014

The Virginia Employment Commission (VEC), a partner in the Virginia Workforce Network (VWN), is the public employment service established to assist employers in finding qualified workers and to assist workers in finding suitable jobs. Learn about the services and the opportunities that are available here.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Help your family and community plan for emergencies and disasters. The Regional Emergency Preparedness Fair will be held Saturday, September 13th from 8am until 1pm. It will be held at the University Parkway Baptist Church (219 University Parkways in Johnson City). Admission is free.

It's time to think about Flu Season. To learn more about this year's season and vaccine click here.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The Papa Joe Smiddy Mountain Music Festival is Sunday, August 31st at the Natural Tunnel State Park in Duffield, Va at 5pm.

Featured performers for the festival this year in addition to Dr. Joe Smiddy & Reedy Creek are Dale Jett & Hello Stranger, ETSU Bluegrass Pride Band, ETSU Old Time Pride Band, and Town Branch Bluegrass Band. 

Proceeds above expenses go into the Cove Ridge Foundation’s Papa Joe Smiddy Scholarship Fund.  Papa Joe is 94 years of age.  He has had a positive influence on many.  He is Chancellor Emeritus of the UVA at Wise.

Gladefest is Saturday, August 30th in Glade Spring, Va. It runs from 10am-8:30pm. For a complete list of times visit Gladefest 2014.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Head "Back to the 80's" in a new Theatre Bristol musical. BACK TO THE 80’s opens Friday, August 29th for a three weekend run (Aug. 29 – Sept 14). Performances will be on Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm and Sunday afternoons at 2:30 pm. Reserve tickets by calling 423-383-5979.

Do you like Bluegrass and BBQ, then you'll want to participate in a fundraiswer benefitting Appalachian Sustainable Development. The event is Saturday, September 6th from 6:30pm-9pm at Hearwood-SWVA's Artisan Gateway.

Tickets are $50 for individuals, $75 for couples or $280 for 8.

For more information call 276-623-1121 or to buy tickets visit ASD.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

It's National Dog day. Do your part for the Holly Help Spay-Neuter Fund. You can also visit the Bristol Pirates baseball game for "Bark in the Park". Learn more about Holly Help.

Downtown Jonesborough will soon hear the roar of engines during the inaugural Wheels in the Hills event that includes a motorcycle poker run and car cruise-in on Aug. 30th noon until 10pm. For more information call 423-426-3861.

Monday, August 25, 2014

The Pickin' Porch Show is a weekly two-hour Bluegrass and Old-time music show hosted by "Your Bluegrass Buddy", Tim White.

These wonderful performances feature the very best singers, musicians, and groups to be found anywhere, and most of them hail from right here in the Country Music Birthplace!

Tonight's performance at 7pm will feature Fiddlin' Carson Peters Band. All Pickin' Porch shows are performed live at Foundation Event Facility, 620 State Street in Bristol, Tennessee.

 The Albert Hash Memorial Festival is Saturday, August 30th from 10am-6pm. The festival will be at Grayson Highlands State Park in the Mouth of Wilson, Va. Learn more here.

Friday, August 22, 2014

The Tweetsie Trail opens on Saturday, August 30th. For all the details and to register, click here.