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Ned Jilton II TN Photo Photographer and history columnist as well as page designer at the Kingsport Times News. Follow me on Twitter @NDJ2ND

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Sneak peek at Wednesday's Kingsport Times News metro front just as the presses roll. Mega million mania hits the area as...
07/27/2022

Sneak peek at Wednesday's Kingsport Times News metro front just as the presses roll. Mega million mania hits the area as the jackpot tops $830 million. Also, my history column this week covers what's happening in the area in August.

Sneak peek at Tuesday's Kingsport Times News metro front just before the presses roll. Pound dedicates the display of th...
07/26/2022

Sneak peek at Tuesday's Kingsport Times News metro front just before the presses roll. Pound dedicates the display of the old Pound High School facade that was saved when the school was torn down. Also, drinking and driving is always a bad idea, and the Kingsport Police Department is setting up checkpoints to find you if you do.

It's the weekend! That means it's time for a sneak peek at the Times News Farm & Garden page. Interested in growing toma...
07/23/2022

It's the weekend! That means it's time for a sneak peek at the Times News Farm & Garden page. Interested in growing tomatoes? Our Master Gardener has you covered this week.

Sneak peek at Friday's Kingsport Times News metro front just as the presses roll. The Brother Boys are coming back to th...
07/22/2022

Sneak peek at Friday's Kingsport Times News metro front just as the presses roll. The Brother Boys are coming back to the Carter Fold Saturday. Also, Kingsport native is the first ETSU student to win a Goldwater Scholarship.

Here's a sneak peek at Thursday's Kingsport Times News metro front just before the presses roll. Jared Drive is official...
07/21/2022

Here's a sneak peek at Thursday's Kingsport Times News metro front just before the presses roll. Jared Drive is officially closed and will be replaced with a road in another location. Also, Muriel Anderson to perform at Northeast State Community College.

Sneak peek at Wednesday's Kingsport Times News metro front before the presses roll. The ETSU Marching Bucs are still goi...
07/20/2022

Sneak peek at Wednesday's Kingsport Times News metro front before the presses roll. The ETSU Marching Bucs are still going strong after their resurrection when the football program was brought back. Also, in my history column this week the 250th anniversary of the founding of our nation is closer than you think.

It's the weekend! That means it's time for a sneak peek at the Kingsport Times News Farm & Garden page. Year-round garde...
07/16/2022

It's the weekend! That means it's time for a sneak peek at the Kingsport Times News Farm & Garden page. Year-round gardening and cold-season crops are the highlight of the page this week, with tips from our Master Gardener and Jessica Damiano.

Sneak peek at Friday's Kingsport Times News metro front just as the presses roll. The Critton Hollow String Band is retu...
07/15/2022

Sneak peek at Friday's Kingsport Times News metro front just as the presses roll. The Critton Hollow String Band is returning to the Carter Fold Saturday. Also, remembering Fred "Pappy" Vineyard.

Sneak peek at Thursday's Kingsport Times News metro front before the presses roll. The Allandale concert series is comin...
07/14/2022

Sneak peek at Thursday's Kingsport Times News metro front before the presses roll. The Allandale concert series is coming back next month. Also, the Rogersville Middle School Beta Club places in national competition.

My history column in the Kingsport Times News this week is on my trip to the Manassas National Battlefield Park. https:/...
07/14/2022
Fun, interesting facts learned from a trip to Manassas National Battlefield Park

My history column in the Kingsport Times News this week is on my trip to the Manassas National Battlefield Park. https://www.timesnews.net/opinion/blogs/fun-interesting-facts-learned-from-a-trip-to-manassas-national-battlefield-park/article_ee528630-000f-11ed-aca2-6bcce49b07a8.html

I picked the Manassas Battlefield tour over an Antietam Battlefield tour because the 3rd Tennessee Infantry Regiment with its Sullivan County Company fought at First Manassas, and I wanted to

Here's a sneak peek at Wednesday's Kingsport Times News metro front just as the presses roll. U.S. Rep. Diana Harshbarge...
07/13/2022

Here's a sneak peek at Wednesday's Kingsport Times News metro front just as the presses roll. U.S. Rep. Diana Harshbarger is predicting a red wave in the November elections. Also, my history column on my trip to Manassas National Battlefield Park.

Working a double shift today, started out doing photography at the new Bristol Casino and now am getting ready to work o...
07/08/2022

Working a double shift today, started out doing photography at the new Bristol Casino and now am getting ready to work on pages. Here are a few photos as the casino folks get ready to open.

Sneak peek at Friday's Kingsport Times News metro front just before the presses roll. Uncle Shuffelo and His Haint Holle...
07/08/2022

Sneak peek at Friday's Kingsport Times News metro front just before the presses roll. Uncle Shuffelo and His Haint Holler Hootenanny will perform at the Carter Family Fold on Saturday at 7:30. Also, "Baby" the swan is missing from Fort Patrick Henry Lake.

Sneak peek at Thursday's Kingsport Times News metro front just as the presses roll. The Grandfather Mountain Highland ga...
07/07/2022

Sneak peek at Thursday's Kingsport Times News metro front just as the presses roll. The Grandfather Mountain Highland games return this week. Also, the Hawkins County Humane Society starts a pledge fund for a mutilated cat.

Sneak peek at Wednesday's Kingsport Times News metro front. Northeast State students do well in national SkillsUSA compe...
07/06/2022

Sneak peek at Wednesday's Kingsport Times News metro front. Northeast State students do well in national SkillsUSA competition. Also, in my history column this week Virginia is getting a new state battlefield park.

Sneak peek at Tuesday's Kingsport Times News metro front just before the presses roll. Be sure to read Marina Waters' co...
07/05/2022

Sneak peek at Tuesday's Kingsport Times News metro front just before the presses roll. Be sure to read Marina Waters' column Minding Your Business to fine out where the best ice cream is. Also, learn about the Birthplace of Country Music's new managing director.

Sneak peek at the Kingsport Times News Farm & Garden page just before the presses roll. A good story about a backyard fa...
07/02/2022

Sneak peek at the Kingsport Times News Farm & Garden page just before the presses roll. A good story about a backyard farmer. Also, the greenhouse pot makes planting as easy as pulling a few tabs and placing in a hole. Plus, our Master Gardener answers the question, "What are the alternatives to mulch?"

Thought I would post a few more photos from Wednesday's Bristol Now kick off party at the Bristol Hotel.
06/30/2022

Thought I would post a few more photos from Wednesday's Bristol Now kick off party at the Bristol Hotel.

Former Times News chief photographer David Grace was at the Bristol Now kick off party. It was good to see my old boss a...
06/30/2022

Former Times News chief photographer David Grace was at the Bristol Now kick off party. It was good to see my old boss again.

Spent a couple of enjoyable hours in Bristol at the kick off party for Bristol Now newspaper. Thought I would post a few...
06/30/2022

Spent a couple of enjoyable hours in Bristol at the kick off party for Bristol Now newspaper. Thought I would post a few. If you live in Bristol, you now have another newspaper to check out. Hope you enjoy it.

Sneak peek at Wednesday's Kingsport Times News metro front just as the presses roll. The Kingsport BOE is changing the g...
06/29/2022

Sneak peek at Wednesday's Kingsport Times News metro front just as the presses roll. The Kingsport BOE is changing the grading scale. Also, Kingsport Independence Day Parade on Saturday.

The Tri Cities Civil War Round Table and the city of Kingsport Cultural Arts Department are co-sponsoring Fun Fest's "A ...
06/29/2022

The Tri Cities Civil War Round Table and the city of Kingsport Cultural Arts Department are co-sponsoring Fun Fest's "A Civil War Evening" on Monday, July 11, at 7 p.m. They will be presenting a two-act docudrama, "Battle of the Wilderness: Two Days in Hell,” featuring Curt Fields as Gen. U.S. Grant and Thomas Lee Jessee as Gen. Robert E. Lee. The event will be held at the Renaissance Center Theater, 1200 E. Center St., in Kingsport. There is a $5 charge for the event. Tickets can be purchased at the theater on the evening of the event or at the Fun Fest Store. Both Fields and Jessee are nationally recognized for their portrayals of the two generals.
The TCCWRT will also be holding a massive book sale at the program. You will not want to miss this opportunity to add to your Civil War library. Books will sell at greatly reduced prices with hardbacks going for $10 each, or three for $25; paperbacks for $5 each, or three for $10; CDs and DVD’ will go for $2 and magazines for $1 or 12 for $10.

Sneak peek at Sunday's Kingsport Times News metro front before the presses roll. The Surgoinsville Museum along with com...
06/26/2022

Sneak peek at Sunday's Kingsport Times News metro front before the presses roll. The Surgoinsville Museum along with community members received awards from the East Tennessee Historical Society. Also, Ballad Health and Tri-Cities Airport Authority will host separate employment events.

Here's a sneak peek at Friday's Kingsport Times News metro front just before the presses roll. Appalachian Trail Bluegra...
06/24/2022

Here's a sneak peek at Friday's Kingsport Times News metro front just before the presses roll. Appalachian Trail Bluegrass Band will be at the Carter Fold Saturday. Also, Kingsport City Schools Hall of Fame Class of 2022 will be inducted on July 25.

An item running in Friday's Kingsport Times News I thought you might like to see today. Several parking lots are closing...
06/23/2022

An item running in Friday's Kingsport Times News I thought you might like to see today. Several parking lots are closing Friday afternoon so work may be done on them.

Sneak peek at Thursday's Kingsport Times News metro front just as the presses roll. Scott County EDA concerned by New Pe...
06/23/2022

Sneak peek at Thursday's Kingsport Times News metro front just as the presses roll. Scott County EDA concerned by New Peoples Bank outage. Also, Healthy Kingsport takes a look at the growing problem of childhood obesity.

Sneak peek at Wednesday's Kingsport Times News metro front before the presses roll. The Pound Town Council approves a  b...
06/22/2022

Sneak peek at Wednesday's Kingsport Times News metro front before the presses roll. The Pound Town Council approves a budget. Also, my history column this week continues to look at Washington's life with a stop at Mount Vernon.

A traffic alert in Wednesday's Kingsport Times News that I thought you might want to see now.
06/22/2022

A traffic alert in Wednesday's Kingsport Times News that I thought you might want to see now.

It's the weekend! That means it's time for a sneak peek at the Kingsport Times News Farm & Garden page. Have a problem w...
06/18/2022

It's the weekend! That means it's time for a sneak peek at the Kingsport Times News Farm & Garden page. Have a problem with poison ivy, oak and sumac? Our Master Gardener has the answers.

Sneak peek at Friday's Kingsport Times News metro front just before the presses roll. Leftover Biscuits will be playing ...
06/17/2022

Sneak peek at Friday's Kingsport Times News metro front just before the presses roll. Leftover Biscuits will be playing at the Carter Fold Saturday. Also, retired (and longest serving) Wise County Sheriff Ronnie Oaks is enjoying his 80th birthday.

Sneak peek at Thursday's Kingsport Times News just as the presses roll. The Virginia-Kentucky District Fair is in progre...
06/16/2022

Sneak peek at Thursday's Kingsport Times News just as the presses roll. The Virginia-Kentucky District Fair is in progress in Wise. Also, the High Knob Music Festival starts Saturday.

This is coming out in tomorrow's Kingsport Times News. Ford is recalling 2.9M vehicles.
06/16/2022

This is coming out in tomorrow's Kingsport Times News. Ford is recalling 2.9M vehicles.

Sneak peek at Wednesday's Kingsport Times News metro front just before the presses roll. Interviews for a new Wise Count...
06/15/2022

Sneak peek at Wednesday's Kingsport Times News metro front just before the presses roll. Interviews for a new Wise County school superintendent to start in a week. Also, my history column this week is a continuation of my trip to the American Battlefield Trust conference and the day spent looking at the life of George Washington.

Going into Wednesday's Kingsport Times News. Fisher-Price and U.S. regulators warn of infant deaths in rockers.
06/15/2022

Going into Wednesday's Kingsport Times News. Fisher-Price and U.S. regulators warn of infant deaths in rockers.

Sneak peek at Sunday's Kingsport Times News metro front just before the presses roll. Lee County Airport has a successfu...
06/12/2022

Sneak peek at Sunday's Kingsport Times News metro front just before the presses roll. Lee County Airport has a successful fly-in event. Also, Norton dedicates marker honoring the 1951 integrated Little League team.

It's the weekend! That means it's time for a sneak peek at the Times News Farm & Garden page. All kinds of gardening tip...
06/11/2022

It's the weekend! That means it's time for a sneak peek at the Times News Farm & Garden page. All kinds of gardening tips fill the page this week. Hope you enjoy them.

Sneak peek at Friday's Kingsport Times News metro front just before the presses roll. The Knox County Jug Stompers will ...
06/10/2022

Sneak peek at Friday's Kingsport Times News metro front just before the presses roll. The Knox County Jug Stompers will play at the Carter Fold Saturday. Also, a local ministry launches Lunch Box Summer Food Program.

Sneak peek at Thursday's Kingsport Times News metro front just before the presses roll. The swimming pool at Natural Tun...
06/09/2022

Sneak peek at Thursday's Kingsport Times News metro front just before the presses roll. The swimming pool at Natural Tunnel State Park will not open this year due to code issues and safety concerns. Also, read about artifacts as gateways to writing stories of our region.

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