Charles Shanks, Jr. just released his new book, "Unseen Hands." It follows his first book, "The Light." To learn more about these books, click here.

Friday, June 27, 2014

The Forbes Family Laser Display will run from June 30th through July 5th. It begins at 8pm each night at Big Johns Building Supply at 238 East Elk Avenue in Elizabethton. The event is free, but donations are accpeted.

Redhead Express performs tonight at Woodmen of the World located at 1997 Long Crescent Drive in Bristol, Va.  The concert begins at 7pm.

Tea is a popular drink around the world. This is National Iced Tea Month. Learn the benefits of tea, by clicking here.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

The Lees-McRae Summer Theatre 2014 has been delighting audiences for 30 years. The new summer season is underway.  Kiss Me, Kate is the first show. For a complete list of times and events, click here.

July 4th is around the corner, next Friday to be exact, so it's time to start thinking about all of the events that are happening to celebrate Independence Day in Bristol

Thursday, July 3 - Free Music and Movies in the Park
Cumberland Square Park, Historic Downtown Bristol
Concert by the band - “Shooter” at 6:30 pm - Sponsored by Bristol Virginia Parks & Recreation Department
Movie - “Man of Steel” at 9:00 pm - Sponsored by BVU
*Dress the kids up as Superman for a “Super March” pre-movie parade*

FRIDAY, July 4 - Star-Spangled 4th of july
3:00 pm Parade Line-up on Morrison Blvd
5:00 pm Bristol’s Independence Day Parade - State Street
6:00 pm Events in Cumberland Square Park
Special Recognition of all Veterans Presented by Danny Hill
“Cool Down to a Summer Evening” Kids bring your swimwear and join us! Sponsored by BVFD & BVU
Bristol’s July 4th Photo Contest Winners Sponsored by Twin-City Photo Club
Celebrate Bristol Miss & Mr. Photogenic Contestant Winners Sponsored by Kroger
Family Fun Events in the Park Including:
Inflatables, Petting Zoo, “Eating Contests”, and much more.
Food, Beverage, and Craft Vendors Available
Free Watermelon - Sponsored by Kroger
6:00 pm Star-Spangled Car Show TriSummit Bank Parking Lot & Adjacent Lots - Sponsored by Antique Automobile Club of America
6:15 pm Great American Lions Club Rubber Duck Race, Cumberland Square Park/Beaver Creek Basin
7:00 pm Adam Faucett (
8:45 pm Josh Daniel & Mark Schimick Project (
10:00 pm Fireworks in Historic Downtown Bristol near Cumberland Square Park!

SATURDAY, July 5 - Support the Bristol Pirates Night
6:30 pm Watermelon Eating Contest at Home Plate - Sponsored by Kroger
7:00 pm Home Game

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The summer event series is set at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center in Greeneville, TN. For a complete list of events, times and dates, click here.

Public safety and the environment are top priorities of the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy. To learn more about DMME, you can call 276-523-8100 or visit their website.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

What do mentos and diet soda have in common? Well when combined they can create quite an explosion. Learn how you can do this experiment in our Hands On! Regional Museum segment.

Winnie-the-Pooh loves stealing honey from the beehive, drinking condensed milk and hanging out with his friends Eyeore, Piglet and Rabbit. Now he's about to embark on a whole new adventure in a new show at the Barter Theatre in Abingdon, Va. The show runds June 24th through July 19th. For a complete list of times and dates, visit the Barter Theatre.

Have a cup of tea and help some local students in the process. Black's Fort Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution is hosting its annual "Sentimental Tea". The event is Wednesday, July 9th at the Abingdon Senior Center. Tickets are $25. For more information, call 276-628-7853.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The 24th annual Volunteer State Auto Show is this Saturday, June 28th from 10am until 4pm at Hardin Park in Greeneville, TN. The registration fee is $15 per car. The show will be open to all rods, classic, custom and muscle cars. Visit them on facebook.

The Jonesborough Repertory Theatre presents its annual 1940's USO show June 27th through July 13th.  For show times and ticket prices visit the Jonesborough Repertory Theatre.

The Jack Russell Rescue is in need of good homes for its pets. If you are interested in adoption, call 276-676-6210.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Don't miss, Liberty Celebration 2014. It's at the Toy F. Reid Employee Center Friday, June 27th at 7:30pm, Saturday, June 28th at 2:30pm and 7:30pm. This is the 11th patriotic concert. Details here. 

 The 2014 Jonesborough Days Festival will begin Thursday, July 3rd at noon and continue throughout the weekend, ending at 10 p.m. on Saturday July 5th with the much anticipated fireworks show that can be seen from downtown.

The annual parade will take place on Friday, July 4 at 10 a.m.  Festival hours include Thursday, July 3rd from noon to 10 p.m., Friday, July 4th from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday, July 5th from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.