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Volume 24, Number 11 — December 2017

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A rock star's in our midst

JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. — Hey Jonesborough, a rock star lives in your midst

Piddle Diddle, the Widdle Penguin, calling out to readers with new adventure

Learn about Piddle Diddle, the Widdle Penguin.

Timeless: The gift of music

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Clothes eventually wear out. Likewise electronics including iPhones, Beats headphones, and even the brand new and sizzling Xbox One X.

Eastman Credit Union makes $15K donation to Radio Bristol to aid in streaming services

The Birthplace of Country Music announced that Eastman Credit Union has invested in Radio Bristol's Farm & Fun Time to increase the show's live video streaming capabilities with a donation of $15,000.

Bristol Ballet to stage 'The Nutcracker' differently

BRISTOL, Va. — Christmas lights twinkle from storefront windows in downtown Bristol as night greets each passing day throughout the month of December.

Scott Miller, former V-Roys member coming to Down Home

It's late morning on a Monday, and Scott Miller has taken time from his chores to chat.

Community Highlands Ballet "A Christmas Carol"

Christmas lives behind the doors at Highlands Ballet. Though aged more than 170 years, revived characters including Ebenezer Scrooge and Tiny Tim along with Christmas' past, present and future clang again as if new courtesy the creative minds of the venerable ballet company.

Kil'n Time Ceramic Studio wins window contest

Kil'n Time Contemporary Ceramic Studio in downtown Bristol has been voted first place in the window decorating contest.

Washington County nurse, painter embraces new challenges after suffering stroke

BRISTOL, Va. — Life can change in the blink of an eye.

Kingsport holds unveiling of Santa statue by Bristol artist Val Lyle

KINGSPORT, Tenn. — A couple dozen people waited Friday afternoon to pose and take photographs with Santa — not a flesh-and-blood version, but a lifesize bronze statue.

Student newspaper wins national award

JOHNSON CITY The East Tennessean, the student-run campus newspaper of East Tennessee State University, has received national recognition in bringing home a Pinnacle Award.


Barter actors "create the human experience on stage and in classroom'

DAMASCUS, Va. — Students at Holston High School were stretching their limbs toward the ceiling, acting out the roots, branches and leaves of trees.

The Crooked Road Opens Cultural Event Applications for the 2018 Mountains of Music Homecoming

The Crooked Road has opened the application period for Cultural Events for the fourth annual Mountains of Music Homecoming, June 8-16.


Gaither Vocal Band to deliver gospel, message of unity Nov. 10

Since the days of Eisenhower's presidency and Elvis Presley's "Heartbreak Hotel," Bill Gaither has created gospel music for the masses.

Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion receives one of the "50 for 50 Arts Inspiration Awards" in Virginia

The Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion music festival has received one of the "50 for 50 Arts Inspiration Awards" from the Virginia Commission for the Arts.

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