NEED TO KNOW: Week of August 11 | Culture & Leisure

Fingers crossed we have clear nights this weekend so we can get out and catch shooting stars during the annual Perseid meteor shower – or better yet, find a place to camp or spend the night a bit farther from those great city lights of Frederick. Some options with the darkest skies for stargazing: Cherry … Read more

Volunteers discuss the experience of a mass shooting training exercise | New

BLUEFIELD, Va. — Assigned roles and bloody makeup were part of the preparations this week when first responders conducted a drill that helped them prepare for the trauma of a mass shooting incident. Local police, firefighters and rescue teams gathered in Bluefield, Va. Town Hall for a mass shooting exercise designed to test their responses … Read more

Stories of hope, history and legend from Appalachia in Jonesborough this week | Culture & Leisure

Beloved storytelling veteran Elizabeth Ellis, who will soon be giving a series of public performances in Jonesborough, reflected on the uncanny power of her art form. Now based in Texas, Ellis grew up in eastern Tennessee and Kentucky. Decades of training as a storyteller helped her respond to the pandemic as a creative call, as … Read more

Noel Gallagher banned from China | Culture & Leisure

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TCCHS JROTC Program Reboots and Expands | Education

THOMASVILLE — After years of inactivity, Thomas County Schools has recommissioned the Army’s JROTC program in the 2020-21 school year. Now in its second year, the initiative strives to teach young people essential life skills and values ​​while developing future leaders. “The JROTC program is designed to teach high school students the value of citizenship, … Read more

‘Stranger Things’: Hawkins needs a superhero (RECAP) | arts and entertainment

[Warning: The below contains MAJOR spoilers for the Stranger Things Season 4 “Chapter Three: The Monster and the Superhero.”] “Everyone looks at me like I’m a monster,” an emotional Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) says to Mike (Finn Wolfhard) the day after he fell on roller skates against school bully Angela (Elodie Grace Orkin). Even though … Read more

‘Fear The Walking Dead’: A Great Departure…? (SUMMARY) | arts and entertainment

[WARNING: The following contains MAJOR spoilers for Fear The Walking Dead Season 7 episode 13, “The Raft.”] Not much happens in “The Raft” until the last few minutes, when everything happens at once. The majority of the episode revolves around Dwight (Austin Amelio) and Sherry (Christine Evangelista) trying to keep baby Mo from the Strand … Read more

Imprisoned Ukrainian journalist to be honored by PEN America | Arts & Entertainment

Imprisoned Ukrainian journalist to be honored by PEN America |  Arts & Entertainment

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