Entries by adrienne

Hamilton: The Balloon-Loving Giraffe

If you haven’t driven down Main Street recently, you haven’t met Hamilton, the whimsical giraffe creation by Payton Miller. Miller’s giraffe mural in included in the Public Mural Program, part of the OneKingsport initiative. Miller is the famous UT rock painter. She’s painted murals on ‘The Rock’ over 18 times, each featuring a special design […]

SwimKingsport Launches Website Redesign

With the summer swim season upon us, the Kingsport Aquatic Center has launched its newly redesigned website. Along with being more user friendly, the site contains more of the information residents and visitors want to know, such as pool hours, swim lesson schedules and when swim meets are held. The homepage provides an interactive calendar, […]

Renovations to Borden Park

Located on the west side of Kingsport, Borden Park is going through a transformation. Securing funding through the Project Diabetes grant and with contributions from the city, the park will receive $1 million dollars in improvements over the next three years. The Project Diabetes is funded through a community grant from Tennessee Department of Health. […]

2017 National Carousel Craft Show

The National Carousel Fine Craft Show honors the handcrafted legacy of the exquisite Kingsport Carousel. Fine Craft Exhibitors from Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina, Ohio and Indiana will show and sell works of heirloom quality in a wide variety of media including photography, pottery, quilts and fibers, glass and jewelry. Talks and demonstrations will happen throughout […]

Centennial Performances By The Kingsport Ballet

In honor of the Kingsport Centennial, the Kingsport Ballet is doing two special performances titled Les Sylphides and Seeds of Change. Act one features new, contemporary choreography exploring themes relevant during the time of Kingsport City’s founding in 1917. Issues such as the establishment of an industrial city, the coming of the railroad, the migration […]

East Tennessee State University Joins Kingsport Center Higher Education

The Higher Education Commission and the Board of Mayor and Aldermen met to approve East Tennessee State University officially joining the Kingsport Center for Higher Education (KCHE). ETSU has a long history of success in Kingsport with both the Allandale campus and Press Building campus in downtown Kingsport. Success in both locations has led to […]

Highlighting Heroes: Archivist Saves Kingsport’s Past for The Future

Brianne Wright leads the way in preserving our city’s history The lower level of the Kingsport Public Library contains Kingsport’s heritage and the woman who holds the key is Brianne Wright, the archivist for the City of Kingsport. Her department has been important over the years, but never as important as during our city’s centennial […]

Utility Improvements Continue in Colonial Heights

The City of Kingsport will continue water, sewer, stormwater, and road improvements in the Colonial Heights area for the next 10 months. Sanitary sewer installation work will begin on Monday, March 13, and continue through December. The current focus area of this work will be the area bordered by Meadow Lane, Lebanon Road, Chesterfield Drive, Fort […]

Keeping The City Environment Cleaner

Kingsport is working to end illegal dumping within the city All single or family residences are allowed curbside recycling and garbage pickup. Because the city operates curbside pickup, there are no public garbage dumpsters. The city has several ordinances in place that relate to dumping, trash placement and dumpster receptacle usage. Individuals who illegally dump […]