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Order your WBIR Retro Newscast T-Shirt

Order your WBIR Retro Newscast T-Shirt

You asked.  We listened!

Get your WBIR Retro Newscast t-shirt on the WBIR General Store for just $10, celebrating 30 years Straight From the Heart! 

Here's a link to the WBIR General Store:  http://www.shgstores.com/wbir/site/index.cfm

Dessert Auction to benefit Seeds of Hope Food Pantry

Dessert Auction to benefit Seeds of Hope Food Pantry

 

There will be a Silent Dessert Auction at the Jellico Library on Thursday March 28th from 4 to 5:30 pm. All of the famous desserts from the best cooks in town will be on display and available for auction to the highest bidder.

The "auction" will be held in fun with all proceeds going to the purchase of food items for The Seeds of Hope Food Pantry.

You may have tasted a slice of the cake before, but now you can have the whole thing!

Cancer survivor hands out scarves to chemotherapy patients

Cancer survivor hands out scarves to chemotherapy patients

An East Tennessee cancer survivor is on a mission to help fellow cancer patients feel sassy when they cover up their head with a hat or scarf.

Samantha Garcia has endured two rounds of breast cancer.

She says she hated the feeling of being stared at when she wore a scarf to cover up her head during cancer treatments.

Garcia wants to do away with that stigma, make scarves sassy, and just support other cancer patients.

So, she and her friend started a Facebook page and received more than three hundred scarves and hats from across the county. 

Thousands pause and reflect on Veterans Day

Thousands pause and reflect on Veterans Day

Thousands of East Tennesseans took the time to say thanks to the men and women who've served our country on Sunday.

In honor of Veterans Day, bands played each branch's song as they marched down LaFollette's streets. Military veterans also walked in the parade, along with active military members, who carried a gigantic American flag.

One spectator Trenton Burris said the parade was a good history lesson for kids.

East Tennesseans honor veterans leading up to Veterans Day

East Tennesseans honor veterans leading up to Veterans Day

Although Veterans Day is on Sunday, on Thursday in Oak Ridge the Department of Energy paid tribute to our nation's veterans.

"All those veterans who was a part of this great institution and the freedom that we share, I salute them," said Freddie Owens.

Vietnam War veteran Freddie Owens served as Thursday's featured speaker. He has received nearly a dozen military decorations.

American Red Cross hosts fundraiser in Knoxville Monday

American Red Cross hosts fundraiser in Knoxville Monday

The American Red Cross is hosting a Hurricane Sandy recovery effort fundraiser at its West Knoxville location on Monday.

The fundraiser drive-thru will be open from 7:00 am until 6:00 pm at its location on 6921 Middlebrook Pike.

The organization is asking for people to drop off monetary donations only.

Some local celebrities will make stops at the drive-thru. The Knoxville Ice Bears' hockey players are scheduled to drop by around 2:00 pm. Pro Bass Master Ott DeFoe will visit with people from 11:30 am until 1:30 pm.