Monday, July 09, 2012

Funfest Draws Visitors from Across USA
Lori Payne, Committee Chairwoman of Funfest, says the weeklong summer festival in Kingsport TN usually draws people from across the country. On the average, 100,000 people come to enjoy the festivities and visitors from 17 different states have come in just for Funfest. According to Payne, it usually takes Funfest committee members about 11 months to plan and prepare for the event. She says sponsors and committee members do their best to make each year a little bit better. One of the new events this year is a Mini-Makerís Fair, where participants will be given the chance to learn more about different Do It Yourself craft projects from making robots to basket weaving. The weeklong celebration starts this Saturday. To learn more about Funfest, Payne says to visit www.visitkingsport.com/funfest. (hra)

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

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  • Kingsport Woman Seriously Injured After Being Ejected from SUV
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  • State Transportation Board Seeking Input in Bristol Wednesday
  • Virginia State Police Budget Cuts Will Reduce Staff, Overtime Pay
  • Sullivan County Detectives Looking for Help to Identify Bluff City, Piney Flats Vandals
  • Committees in Carter County to Stay As-Is After Lengthy Debate
  • State Police Association in Virginia Says Budget Cuts Will Deter Service and Morale
  • Virginia Creeper Trail Inducted into National Rails to Trail Hall of Fame
  • Problem with Accuracy of Eyewitnesses to Crime Identified Across Virginia
  • Police say Woman Lied About Child's Fund Raiser to Collect for Herself
  • Jeff Howard Promoted to ETSU Dean of Students
  • Gas Prices Continue to Drop Across the Tri-Cities
  • Controversial Superintendent Announces Plans to Retire
  • Two Charged in Johnson City Home Robbery
  • ETSU Goes Public with Student Report of Rape
  • Kingsport Earns Highest Bond Ratings in History
  • House Fire in Bristol Contained to Kitchen
  • Sullivan County Commissioners Consent to Support of Wellmont staying local, State Constitution Amendment 1
  • Fire Department Promotion in Johnson City
  • Kingsport Mom Booked Again After Children Found Wondering the Streets
  • Deer Versus Vehicle Crashes on the Rise, THP Reports
  • Man Arrested After Fight With Father Ends With Gunfire



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