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, November 24, 2014

Morning: Rosedale Baptist Church in Abingdon, Va invites you for a "Visit to Bethlehem." The performances are December 5th, 6th and 7th. You can begin your journey any time between 7pm and 8:30pm each night. For more information call 276-628-7004.

Noon: George Balanchine’s visions of sugar plums took a lesser known Russian ballet featuring national dances and made it into one of the most popular ballets of all time. As the Bristol Ballet prepares its “The Nutcracker” confections, it is part of a well over 100-year-old tradition. The performance of the Bristol Ballet's "The Nutcracker" is December 4th and 5th at 10am for school children. Public performances are December 5th at 7:30pm, December 6th at 12:30pm and December 7th at 2:30pm. Tickets are $6 children under 6, $12 students and Seniors and $15 for adults.  Click here to purchase tickets.

The Southwest Virginia Star Project started many years ago with just five children and has grown to help approximately 1,000 children in the counties of Russell and Buchannan.  Find out more about the project and how you can help, click on SWVA Star Project.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Morning: What do the Health Insurance Marketplace policies look like? Friday in our final segment of a special series about the Affordable Care Act and Health Insurance Marketplace, we will look at the options for residents and the criteria these policies must meet to be in the Marketplace. The SWVA Community Health Systems will offer free help navigating the process, Saturday at the Washington County Public Library in Abingdon, Va from 9am-4pm. Call 888-531-8354 or by visit their website.

Noon: 

For a mouth-watering, gourmet-tasting, and memorable thanksgiving, be adventurous.  You may start a new, healthy family tradition.  For inspiration, visit Food City with over 60,000 recipes available.

On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. The Morrison School in Bristol, Va. is doing its part to help out. Learn more about the Morrison School or find out how you can participate in Giving Tuesday.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Morning: Community involvement and partnerships to help with Health Insurance Marketplace information and enrollment is the focus of Thursday's special segment. We find out what volunteers are doing to get the word out about the available insurance plans. Commonwealth Covered is a grassroots organization aimed at helping people in need. The SWVA Community Health Systems will offer free help 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: The weekend before Thanksgiving has become "The Official Kickoff to the Christmas Holiday Season" for the Town of Marion, Va.

The events include:

The Kaleidoscope Christmas Parade on Sunday at 3pm.

Marion will host their 6th annual Christmas Market ALL weekend November 21st - 23rd. Hours of the market are Friday 3pm til 8pm, Saturday 10am til 7pm and Sunday Noon til 5pm.

The Kiwanas Club of Marion will host their annual Pancake Breakfast on Saturday 8am til noon at the First United Methodist Church, cost is $4.00 per person.

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.