Entries by Hannah Purdy

Temporary Bridge Closure on Fort Henry Drive

The bridges over the South Fork Holston River on Fort Henry Drive will temporarily close on Wednesday, March 13 for an inspection by the Tennessee Department of Transportation. The concrete arch bridge, which is the older bridge on the left as drivers come from Colonial Heights, will close at 9 a.m. During this time, two-lane […]

Lane Closure on Netherland Inn Road

NOTE: This lane closure has been rescheduled due to the weather. The Kingsport Streets and Sanitation Department will be cutting out brush along Netherland Inn Road this weekend, limiting passage to a single lane. Crews plan to cut brush from Lilac Street to St. Charles Place, an area that spans roughly from Netherland Inn to […]

The Inventor Center Opens Its Doors

The first weekend in March marks the grand opening of the Inventor Center, a new community space for Kingsport’s creators, makers and artists of all kinds. The festivities kick off at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 1 with a ribbon cutting. Return to the Inventor Center on Saturday for classes taught by YouTube influencers, and […]

Kingsport Aquatic Center to Add New Outdoor Pool, Pavilion

The Kingsport Aquatic Center will begin construction on a new outdoor pool this year. The City of Kingsport Board of Mayor and Alderman approved the design and construction at its February 5 business meeting. The pool comes as part of a larger expansion, which includes a shaded pavilion outside, additional outdoor restrooms, an administrative area, […]

Downtown Kingsport Welcomes New Mural “Silent Skies”

A new flock of birds landed in Kingsport today—painted birds, that is. The installation of the “Silent Skies Mural Project,” which features portraits of all 678 birds on the endangered species list, began in downtown Kingsport this morning, Tuesday, February 5. This 24-foot by 50-foot vinyl-printed mural will hang at the corner of Market and […]

Kingsport Farmers Market Opens Applications for 2019 Vendors

The Kingsport Farmers Market began accepting online and paper applications for vendors on February 1 for its 2019 season. Every vendor must reapply for the market each new season. The application is available online by going to https://kingsportfarmersmarket.org and clicking on the “Get Involved” tab and selecting “Become a Vendor.” Those who prefer a paper […]

The 100 Mile Swim Club Takes the Ultimate “Swim” Trip

This year, the Kingsport Aquatic Center’s 100 Mile Swim Club is setting off on the Ultimate “Swim” Trip, its biggest challenge to date. The route is set: a 13,580 mile journey that stretches from Acadia National Park in Maine to the San Andreas Fault in California and every major U.S. landmark in between. The Kingsport […]