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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Kingsport Beautification Efforts Showing Success

Through Code Enforcement, we’re improving our city. Kingsport is striving every day to enhance and increase appeal to current residents and visitors. Through departments like code enforcement, the city is working to keep our city looking good. In essence, code enforcement is a form of beautification because codes work to keep our city attractive. Code […]