Light rain did not deter crowds at the 41st Wise Fall Fling Saturday, as visitors enjoyed music, dancing, artisans, crafts, food, a juggler, kids’ games and walking along Main Street.
Heritage Days is about having fun, and and there were a lot of people packed into downtown Rogersville Saturday afternoon having a good time surrounded by a wide variety of artistry and creativity.
Country superstar Dolly Parton is still working "9 to 5" and doing what she loves as she celebrated her 50th anniversary as a Grand Ole Opry member.
For Jim and Janet Lyon, music has always been a family affair. The couple met while studying music in college, and both have spent most of their careers as church music directors – Jim at Colonial Heights United Methodist Church and Janet at Mafair United Methodist Church.
Larry Sparks is a dedicated leader for bluegrass music and is among the most widely known and respected touring musicians in bluegrass and gospel music today.
The event serves as the primary fundraiser for the Downtown Kingsport Association.
Charlotte Dade has always had a passion for genealogy. So, when she found out there was a possibility of family being buried in an historic church in Tannington, Suffolk, England, she knew she needed to go see for herself.
Perfect weather is in the forecast for Saturday when actual Heritage Days begins at 10 a.m. in downtown Rogersville, featuring scores of arts and crafts booths, historic and artistic demonstrations, children’s activities, and live music and dancing all day.
Take a Wise County film student, add a University of Virginia graduate and a Lynchburg, Virginia native film director, and you get a slice-of-Appalachian-life film getting attention at film festivals across the U.S.
Even though I enjoy the ease that my e-reader provides, I’ve always been an advocate for physical books; there’s just something about turning a real page that never gets old.
The Sullivan North High School band also got first place in percussion, drum major, music, effect and visual and second for color guard at the 68th Annual Music in the Castle marching band competition at Tennessee High Oct. 5.
A new report by the state historian, as well as a recently revealed connection to Lewis and Clark, has Rogersville officials feeling optimistic about the possibility of receiving grant funds to restore the 220-year-old Rogers Tavern.
The region serves up plenty of fun and frightening activities during the month of October. From haunted attractions that dial up the fear factor to the frolicking fun of hayrides and seasonal shows, there’s no shortage of options.
Had it not been for Monday's rainstorm the four corners of Rogersville Courthouse Square would have been fully decorated in tune with this year's Heritage days theme — “40 years of History”.
PHOTO GALLERY: The fourth annual Native American Gathering was founded in 2016 by full-blooded Chickamauga Cherokee Stonewolf Moore after a chance meeting with property owners Jake and Wendy Jacobs.