John S. Battle High School is celebrating a milestone.  The school is hosting a 50th reunion. It is Saturday, July 11th beginning at 3pm at the high school. If you graduated from John S. Battle 50 years ago and would like to attend the reunion, call 423-335-1555 or 276-791-0767.

Our Hands On! Regional Museum brought bubble magic. Learn how you can have some summer fun at home making science. Visit Hands On! Regional Museum for details about today's experiment.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

A flag retirement ceremony will be held Sunday, June 14th at 2pm at the Tetrick Funeral and Cremation Services in Johnson City. The funeral home i slocated at 3001 Peoples Street in Johnson City.  Boy Scout Troop 240 in Gray will conduct the ceremony.

Flags can also be turned into Oakley-Cook Funeral Home in Bristol.

Our pet of the week came to us from the SBK Animal Center. Call 423-279-2741 for information about the pet or to find out how you can help. Visit SBK.

The first annual Mardi Growl will be  Saturday, June 6th at the Holston River Brewing Company. Doors open at 5pm and the music begins at 7pm. $20 ticket includes entry for prizes, a commemorative t-shirt, Mardi Gras beads and one craft beer.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Woofstock is a day for dog lovers to show off their animal’s amazing abilities, view dogs demonstrating their talents, enjoy great food, and contribute to
the cause of eliminating pet over-population. Woofstock will also present a unique opportunity to educate the public of the importance of spay and neuter in the reduction of pet and shelter over-population, and to encourage a humane attitude towards animals.

Woofstock is Saturday, June 6th from 9am-2pm. Click here to register and to learn more.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Birthplace Country Music has a summer of fun! Every second Sunday through August 2015, music brings two of the region's premier museums together for one amazing concert series! The Second Sunday Concert Series, presented by Birthplace of Country Music and William King Museum of Art. Learn more here.

The Town of Marion, Va has a summer packed with events. Click here for a list.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

There are 4.7 million jobs open right now in the United States according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, many of which remain unfilled due to a lack of skilled applicants. CMT and country music star Dustin Lynch are teaming up with Southwest Virginia Community College to encourage area residents to go back to school as part of the cable network’s CMT EMPOWERING EDUCATION initiative. With Lynch as the official spokesperson, the campaign highlights the important role community colleges play in providing affordable, relevant education and training aligned with the workforce needs in rural America. Learn more about Thunderclap.Here is a link to SWCC.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Patient Scrubs® are designed to alleviate most issues that the medical staff and care givers will encounter while caring for a patient. The easy accessibility with the use of their snaps will alleviate the need to cut gowns in an emergency and provide savings in cost. Click here to learn more about Patient Scrubs.

Abuse Alternatives, Inc. is committed to providing quality services through direct support and advocacy to the victims of domestic violence with the goal of eliminating the pattern of abusive behaviors from the lives of those individuals and their families. In an effort to continuing providing these services, Abuse Alternatives needs to raise money. There are several fundraising opportunities, including a golf tournament on August 14th at Clear Creek Golf Club. Click here for a list of events.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

St. Jude Children's Hospital helps save lives. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent since it opened in 1962. Jolene Watson's son, Cade, received treatment at St. Jude for a brain tumor. The Watson family has raised tens of thousands of dollars to benefit St. Jude. A fundraiser is scheduled for Saturday, May 30th at the Greeneville Food City. Registration for the Bike Ride is at noon and continues form 1pm-4pm. Contact John Laster at 423-327-0680. Learn more about St. Jude.

Here are other St. Jude Fundraisers:

Putt-Putt tournament at Park Place Drive-in and Mini Golf. Saturday, June 20th in Marion. Registration is at 9am. Call 276-782-2371.

Blizzard Night for St. Jude is August 8th at Dairy Queen. Locations include exits 7, 14, 19 off of Interstate-81 in Virginia. The fundraiser is from 4-7pm. Make any donation and receive a free small Blizzard.

Help Cade Watson help other children by clicking here.

Rev your engines! It's time for the 4th annual Wheels on Historic Main Street Car Show. The event is Saturday, May 30th at 4pm. It will be set up along Main Street in Abingdon, Va. Click here for more information.