This past weekend, Bristol, Tennessee, drew in over 30,000 people for the 22nd annual Rhythm & Roots. The festival, hosted by The Birthplace of Country Music, brings various music to the Tri-cities for one weekend. This year, the festival welcomed Castlewood Virginia natives, 49 Winchester, to the small town where they played two sets, one on Saturday and then one mega set on Sunday night.
On February 16th, 2023, the ground was broken for a new and long-awaited outdoor track and field complex at King University. A 3.6-million-dollar project announced in 2021 will receive its final additions and welcome athletes in the fall of 2023. The facility was originally slated to be finished in the spring of this year; however, the project was delayed. Now, with no delays in sight, the students at King University have a huge present to return home to for the fall semester of next year.