Song of the Mountains Returns
Where: The Lincoln Theatre in Marion, Virginia
When: Saturday, March 7
A mix of live Bluegrass, Old Time and Americana music will be featured on stage at The Lincoln Theatre in Historic Downtown Marion, Virginia on Saturday, March 7. The concert will be taped for telecast on hundreds of Public Television stations across the country on the award winning syndicated Song of the Mountains series. Featured performers are Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers, young Annabelle Watts, The Wayfarers, the Hogslop String Band, and North Carolinaís CharleyHorse.
Find ticket information and more at
www.songofthemountains.org and www.thelincoln.org
Second Sunday Concert Series
Where: William King Museum of Art
and the Birthplace of Country Music
When: Sunday, March 8
Every second Sunday, March through August, two museums get together for one amazing concert series. The Second Sunday Concert Series, presented by William King Museum of Art and the Birthplace of Country Music, will feature an afternoon of great music in two of the region's most celebrated museums.
Beginning March 8, the Series will alternate locations between William King Museum of Art in Abingdon, Virginia and Birthplace of Country Music Museum in Bristol, Virginia. The first concert of the series will be held at William King Museum of Art and features Malcom Holcomb. Doors open at 2:00 p.m. Details at BirthplaceofCountryMusic.org
Virginia's Best Spring Hikes are Nearby
Virginia has great hiking, but please, don't take our word for it. The Virginia Tourism Corporation virginia.org took to Twitter and Facebook and asked their followers for their favorite paths. Here are three of the top trail attractions and they are all nearby
The Appalachian Trail - Mount Rogers
Mount Rogers is the highest point in Virginia at 5,729 feet. Try and find the plaque signifying this for a great photo-op. This nine-mile out-and-back hike begins at Elk Garden Gap. Take the white blazed AT trail north. An opening awaits you at about mile three and again at about mile four. The summit will take your breath away.
Virginia Creeper Trail
This 34.3-mile rails-to-trails treasure is multi-use for hikers, bikers, and horseback riders with several access points. Mile 0 is in Abingdon, Mile 8.5 is Alvarado, Mile 15.5 is Damascus, Mile 25 is Creek Junction, and Mile 32.3 is Whitetop Station on Whitetop Mountain - Virginia's second highest peak.
Hungry Mother State Park includes a 108-acre lake with 12 refreshing miles of trails around it. While one trail leads to another here, it's the Molly's Knob Trail that serious hikers adore. It's only 1.6 miles, but it's narrow, steep, and downright difficult at times before it reveals its treasure - the summit and highest point of the park at 3,270 feet - Molly's Knob. Download the Trail Map.
"Liz" Wins at Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show!
GCH Wynmoor Sweetgrass White Diamonds, better known to dog lovers in the region as Liz, won the Sporting Group category at the recent Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City. Liz is owned by Erin Kerfoot, an assistant psychology professor at Radford University who lives in Marion with her husband, Dr. Ryan McGlothlin of Smyth County Family Physicians. Other owners are Billie Kerfoot and a family friend, Alison Smith of Charleston, S.C. Liz is a Springer Spaniel.
Our Employee Celebrations this Week!
Kathy Sneadís 39th employment anniversary at The Bank of Honaker.
Grey Prestonís 13th employment anniversary at The Bank of Damascus.
Samantha Allenís 8th employment anniversary at The Bank of Damascus.
Congratulations and thanks for your loyalty and especially all you do for our customers!