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Watch now: Free swim lessons at Kingsport Aquatic Center

KINGSPORT — If you don’t know how to swim or have children who never learned, the Kingsport Aquatic Center is where you need to be this week. On Thursday, the center is participating in the World’s Largest Swim Lesson, an event created in 2010 by the World Waterpark Association to promote the importance of swim safety. The event is free with a daily admission to the Kingsport Aquatic Center. Lessons begin at 2 p.m. Thursday for children and adults of all ages.
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First-ever Jeep Fest coming to Bays Mountain Park

KINGSPORT — Bays Mountain Park is treading new ground next week, hosting its first-ever Jeep Fest celebration. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 19 and is hosted by Leadership Kingsport as one of its community impact projects. “With Bays Mountain celebrating 50 years this...
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Cute house! Circa 1940. Over 1/2 acre in Virginia with two outbuildings. $159,900

This house has a cute interior! Love the two outbuildings. This home was built in 1940. It is located on .55 acres in Bristol, Virginia. The home features a covered front porch, hardwood floors, wood walls, updated kitchen, and updated bathrooms. There are two outbuildings on the property. You can sit on the porch and hear the creek across the street. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,192 square feet. $159,900.
Virginia StateRoanoke Times

Examining Virginia's aging school crisis

BRISTOL, Va. — Deep inside the bowels of Highland View Elementary lies the 84-year-old school’s original boiler, a wall filled with electrical panels served by an aging nest of wires that carry power throughout the building and a sign on a vent warning “Danger: asbestos.”. When former Gov. Terry McAuliffe...
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Meet some dragonflies during Saturday event at Warriors’ Path

KINGSPORT — If you’ve ever wanted to get up close and personal with dragonflies, now’s your chance. Warriors Path State Park will hold its 11th annual Dragonfly Day on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Two dragonfly experts will lead the event, and participants will have plenty of time to observe and learn about these interesting insects.
Bristol, VAKingsport Times-News

State Liners sweep weather-interrupted twin bill with Axmen

BRISTOL, Va. — Hot, sunny weather returned to the Tri-Cities on Sunday and the junior boys of summer continued play in the inaugural baseball season of the wooden-bat Appalachian League. At DeVault Stadium, the hometown Bristol State Liners pulled off a sweep of a seven-inning doubleheader with the Kingsport Axmen....
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Watch now: Roosevelt Elementary School Teacher Spotlight on Marti Harrison

KINGSPORT — Roosevelt Elementary School Principal Philip Wright nominated Marti Harrison, a first-grade teacher, for the Times News Teacher Spotlight. Her previous experience includes teaching fifth grade literacy for many years at Roosevelt as well as pre-K classes, Wright said. “Mrs. Harrison is a very caring teacher who sees to...