The town will be hosting a ceremony to unveil the amazing Totem Pole on Sunday, November 23rd at 1:30pm, right before the annual Christmas Parade.

For more information on all the weekend activities, call 276-783-4190 or click here. 

Wilderness at the Smokies is gearing up for the holidays. There are several events planned. Click here for more information.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Morning: What does a person look like who might benefit from learning their options thorugh the Health Insurance Markeplace? In day three of our week long series focusing on the Affordable Care Act and the Health Insurance Marketplace, we talk with Monica Hall with the SWVA Community Health Systems. We will look at the criteria for applying and the importance of shopping around for the best plan for you. The SWVA Community Health Systems will offer free help Wednesday and 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: Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver perform at the Paramount Center for the Arts in Bristol, TN on Saturday, December 6th at 7pm.

The Lincoln Theatre is playing host to the Black Lillies this weekend. The concert in Marion, Va is Saturday, November 22nd. Learn more about the Black Lillies.

The Lincoln Theatre is celebrating its 10 year anniversary with a major fundraising event in 2014.  The non-profit arts organization is working to raise funds to continue its unique programming, one of the most diverse schedules in the region, and grow to offer new arts events in the future.  The Lincoln is conducting a raffle fundraiser with the Grand Prize being a 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 4x4 Crew Cab truck. 

Tickets for the Truck Raffle are $100 each, but no more than 1,000 tickets will be sold. The final drawing will be held on Saturday, December 20 at The Lincoln Theatre.  For contest rules visit the Lincoln Theatre or call 276-783-6092.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Morning Show: In day two of our week long series focusing on the Affordable Care Act and the Health Insurance Marketplace, Monica Hall with the SWVA Community Health Systems says tens of thousand of hard-working people will be without insurance because the commonwealth chose to not expand access health care. Financial help is available. You can contact Southwest Virginia Community Health Systems by calling the number 888-531-8354 or by visit their website.

Noon Show: Our pet of the week came to us from the Greyhound Grescue Foundation of TN. The greyhound rescue group holds Meet and Greet events every 4th Saturday at the PetSmart in Johnson City.  This month's is this Saturday from 12:00 to 2:00pm. For more information you can also call 423-357-4815.

All over Virginia, you can hike pieces of history. Joe Tennis took his love for hiking and history and put them together for a new book called, "Virginia Rail Trails - Crossing the Commonwealth." You can meet Joe at a couple of book signings. They are  Thursday, November 20th from 3 until 6pm at the Barnes and Noble in Johnson City and then Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Coomes Center Craft Show in Abingdon.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Morning Show: Today, we started a week long series focusing on the Affordable Care Act and the Health Insurace Marketplace. This weekend marked the start of the enrollment period. All this week, we are looking at the benefits of the insurance plans, the costs and the help that is available.  Click here for more information about the basics of the Health Insurance Marketplace. You can also get help by calling 888-531-8354.

Noon Show: In Clintwood, Va there are several events coming up. They include:

Ron Short & The Possum Playboys is Sunday, November 23rd at 7pm at the Jettie Baker Center. Tickets are $10. Call 276-926-8550.

The Ralph Stanley Museum Craft Show is December 6th from 10am-4pm. For more information call 276-926-8550.

"A Virginia Mountain Christmas" is Saturday, December 13th at 7pm. Tickets are $10. The Appalachian Express Chorus with special guests The Mellow Fellows will perform. Click here for more information.

Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church in Kingsport will hold its 6th annual Christmas Bazaar to raise funds for the church’s community outreach programs.  The Bazaar will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 22 in Berndt Hall at the church, located on the corner of Watauga and Ravine Streets.

Bazaar goods are handcrafted by parishioners who have held weekly workshops since September to create holiday décor, unique household items, woodworking, knitted and other needlecraft items, baked goods, and gifts for family and pets.  Also featured is a very popular jewelry booth with gently used jewelry donated by women in the church and friends.  A group of dedicated volunteers collects and organizes jewelry donations and prices items very reasonably to sell.

Lunch is available for $8 from 11:00 – 1:30, and a fashion show will be held at 11:30 showcasing featured bazaar items that will be modeled by Saint Paul’s Day School students.

Admission is free and the community is invited to stop by and enjoy the festive holiday shopping. Tickets for lunch will be available at the bazaar or may be purchased by calling the church office at 423-245-5187.  For more information, you can also visit their website.

Friday, November 14, 2014

It feels like winter and that's a good thing because Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville kickoff the 25th anniversary of Smoky Mountain Winterfest. Smoky Mountain Winterfest is family fun for all ages that begins November 10, 2014 and continues through February of 2015. Learn more about Winterfest.