Santa’s special guests this year were Country music duo Maddie & Tae. They joined Santa on the back of the train to toss gifts and got off the train and distributed gifts in the crowd on the ground at one stop.
The award was designed to recognize that it takes a year-round effort by countless volunteers to make the Santa Train happen.
If you can’t make it elsewhere on the train’s route and just want a glimpse of history, a quintessential spot to view the train or snap a photo is where it crosses the Copper Creek Viaduct, visible from U.S. Highway 23 about 15 miles north of Kingsport.
On Wednesday, Ballad Health — the result of a merger of what were Wellmont Health System and Mountain States Health Alliance — announced Johnson City Medical Center would be the only hospital to retain level one trauma center status for its emergency room.
Visit Santa’s Depot at Centennial Park in downtown Kingsport to see live reindeer and join in all sorts of activities for children while waiting for the Santa Train to arrive.
The speaker acts as leader of the House and combines several institutional and administrative roles and is by law second in line to succeed the President, after the Vice President.
If you didn’t know Dave, you really missed something special. He will be remembered for many things. I will remember him most for his fun-loving outlook.
Glacier Ridge — featuring an arctic color palette and even some polar bears — includes the park’s Timber Canyon, Wilderness Pass and a portion of Craftsman’s Valley. It roughly covers an area similar to that of the popular Pumpkin LumiNights, which ended just a few days ago.
Officials blame an outbreak of a feline disease with the decision to euthanize all the cats, about 50. Some animal advocates and volunteers for the shelter said they did not have to be euthanized and called for better written protocols and appointment of an experienced director.
Four red sunset maples, four red oaks and 4 Princeton elms are being planted at the Lynn View Community Center. The public is invited to the event at noon Friday.