Join the "Old Line Skiffle Combo" and many other entertainers this weekend for the Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion. Learn more about "Old Line Skiffle Combo" and the BRRR.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Virginia Highlands Airshow is Saturday, September 27th at the Virginia Highlands Airport in Abingdon, Va. The tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for children 7-12 and free for children six and under. The gates open at 9am and the show start 12:30pm.  For a schedule of events click here.

On Sunday, September 21, 2014, at 2:00 p.m., Leigh Ann Agee returns to her Bristol roots to launch her children’s book, Moon Bound Girl: Melody’s Music, at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum as part of Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion’s annual music festival. Seating is limited. Email your RSVP to Tracey Childress at  You can find more information about Agee's visit by clicking here.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

With schools back in session, the Wilderness at the Smokies’ waterpark resort is offering a fun event on Sunday, September 21 that will offer a chance for non-resort guests to enjoy its indoor waterpark, teach children and families some important tips about a variety of wellness topics in a fun setting, and assist a local charity with funding. click here for more details.

The Symphony of the Mountains event is Saturday, September 13th. "Sax and the Symphony" is at the Toy F. Reid Eastman Employee Center in Kingsport. For tickets and information call 276-669-2823.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Our pet of the week came from the Smyth County Humane Society. The annual yard sale is this weekend. For more information call  276-780-7702.

Monday, September 8, 2015

The Washington County Fair kicks off today and runs through Saturday. Click here for more information.

There's been a significant change in adult drug use patterns in Tennessee. Help is available through  Frontier Health.

Friday, September 5, 2014

The battle of the bulge. Childhood obesity is on the rise. One in 3 children in the U.S. is overweight. Eating right and getting your body moving are the best ways to stay healthy. For more tips click here.

Sycamore Shoals has many events planned this month. They include:

13th Annual Sycamore Shoals Celtic Festival

Friday – Sunday, September 5, 6 and 7

Friday Night Torchlight Ceremony                      6:30 pm

Saturday – Sunday                                               9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday Night Concert                                       6:30 pm

Celebrate Appalachia’s Celtic heritage! Opening with a torchlight ceremony Friday night, Clans and Family Societies will be on hand to help with family history; dance, music, food, vendors, demonstrations, reenactments of 18th & 19th Century heritage, lectures. There will be a special musical concert on Saturday evening. Admission Charge.

Gathering at Sycamore Shoals” Saturday, September 20                                        10:00 am
On Saturday the 20th of September 2014, The Tennessee Society Sons of the American Revolution will celebrate the 234th "Gathering at Sycamore Shoals". This is a celebration of the Overmountain Men coming together to march to King’s Mountain and defeat Loyalist forces under Col. Patrick Ferguson. We will have a Memorial Service and a wreath laying service. The public is invited to attend and to participate in the wreath laying.

Overmountain Victory Trail March
Thursday, September 25                                   2:00 pm (approximate time)
Members of the Overmountain Victory Trail Association have recreated the historic march to King’s Mountain since 1975. On September 25, marchers will cross the Watauga River at Sycamore Shoals, just as the Overmountain militia crossed 233 years ago.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Outdoor lovers we have just the place for you. The Southwest Virginia Outdoor Expo is Saturday, September 13th from 10am until 4pm at Heartwood in Abingdon, Va. Learn about new destinations to hike, bike and kayak in our region. This is the first of its kind in SWVA and will raise awareness about the diverse opportunities available here. For a schedule of events, click here.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

This month, we will celebrate the International Talk Like a Pirate Day. In honor of the pirates, the Hands On! Regional Museum in Johnson City has several science experiments you can do with your children or students. Click here for instructions.