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Volume 26, Number 3 — March 2019

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Renovations complete: Heartwood returning to its roots with focus on connecting communities

ABINGDON, Va. — We can’t tell you what the new name is — not yet.

Marion receives $10,000 grant from the Virginia Tourism

The Town of Marion's Office of Community and Economic Development announced that it has received a $10,000 grant from the Virginia Tourism Corporation.

NEA songwriting challenge set

The National Endowment for the Arts is supporting the next generation of American songwriters.

Duane Cregger's art wins

Duane Cregger’s painting, Kuebiko.Silver (oil on canvas with acrylic underpainting, 48x72x2.25 inches, 2018), was awarded an honorable mention at the Olin Hall Galleries 2019 Juried Biennial Exhibition at Roanoke College

Ben Houser’s artistic talent shines through with massive model railroad layout

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Ben Houser doesn’t play video games.

Theater review: Barter delivers genial ‘Camelot’

“Camelot,” in the immortal words of Monty Python, is a silly place.

Longtime friends record 1st album as duo

JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. — James Taylor’s penetrating gaze cut a swath down the middle of Hat Creek Recording Company.

Wildlife artist paints great blue herons

WYTHEVILLE, Va. " For years, artist Barbara Meadows-May watched the great blue herons build their nest and nurture their young just off the Bastian interstate exit near Love’s.

Princess Ballerina Camp registration open

JOHNSON CITY, TN — Registration for Princess Ballerina Camp at The Trinity Center, Johnson City, Tennessee, is open.




Granddaughter of famous family, Elisabeth von Trapp climbs the Mountain Empire with her message of music

The hills are alive with music. Churches, too.

Appalachian Culture & Fairy Tales become fantastical works of art

ABINGDON, Va. — Greg Howser never lost his love of crawling critters on the family farm.








Still time to contribute stories, memorabilia for Sesquicentennial ‘History Harvest’

There is still time for current and former citizens of Johnson City to contribute pieces of city history to the latest History Harvest coordinated by the East Tennessee State University Department of History.

ETSU’s Sally Berry releases debut gospel CD, "God is in Control"

After touring for a few years with her own band, Sally Berry had just settled into working as an adjunct vocal instructor in East Tennessee State University’s Bluegrass, Old-Time and Country Music Studies program.

Colonial Williamsburg actor brings one-man show to Abingdon

ABINGDON, Va. — With an approachable, informal style, Bill Barker will perform as Thomas Jefferson in a one-night interactive dialogue at Barter Theatre, engaging with audience members as if he is sitting with friends around a pot-bellied stove.

Search for Bigfoot: Bristol-based couple to premiere second documentary on the creature

BRISTOL, Va. — Bigfoot lay across the dining room table of Bill and Amy Lancaster.

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