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Singing songs and telling tall tales: Front Porch Pickin’ & Poetry is new monthly event at Depot

 Tom T. Hall and other local singers, songwriters, and storytellers feature prominently in displays at the new Olive Hill Welcome Center inside the historic Depot building on Railroad Street. But … Read More

Late to the Game(s): Poetry and pop culture

We can’t just watch monster movies, read comics, and play video games all the time. Sometimes we need something different. Sometimes we need other art – ugly, beautiful art. To … Read More

Summer fun: Grayson Lake plans seasonal events

 Grayson Lake State Park has some summer events coming up they want visitors to the lake to be aware of – one that’s tailor made for night owls and another … Read More

Late to the Game(s): An end of “git gud” culture

There is a certain toxic element to gaming culture. These gamers, who usually consider themselves “hardcore,” not only think the way they play the game – often on levels of … Read More

Late to the Game(s): On the Trail of UFOs Dark Sky

On the Trail of UFOs: Dark Sky is not what I was expecting from Small Town Monsters. Not exactly anyway. It builds on the formula established in the eponymous On … Read More

For the kids

Ryan Barker with the Carter County Shrine Club said he doesn’t know yet just how much money was raised over the weekend for the Shriners Children’s Hospital, but the crowds who turned out for the show were generous, and not just with their ticket purchases. On Friday night alone the crowd contributed around $2,000 directly to the charity – a figure that doesn’t include ticket purchases or camping permits.

Late to the Game(s): Wee for Wii!

Nintendo’s consoles haven’t been my primary, go-to choice for gaming since the Super Nintendo Entertainment System.
Once Sony launched the PlayStation, I felt like I had other, better options for those big AAA titles. Once Microsoft added Xbox to the mix, and once Xbox added achievements (and Sony followed suit with trophies) fueling another level of meta competition among friends for geek status – a feature that Nintendo, three console generations later, still stubbornly refuses to implement – the niche status of Nintendo in my gaming life was cemented.

On With the Show!

The Olive Hill Center for Arts and Education’s annual “On With the Show!” event was held on Friday, July 2, featuring show tunes and performances from Christopher Stephens, Tiffany Kennedy, … Read More

Listen to the music

There was plenty of good music around the area this weekend. So much that it was impossible to take it all in – though I certainly had plans to try!
The Carter County Shrine Club Bluegrass Festival was this past weekend, with shows Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, and on Friday and Saturday afternoons.
Down in Sandy Hook, the Elliott County Old Time Fiddler’s Convention was going on Friday and Saturday nights.
And in Portsmouth, Ohio – at the Southern Ohio Museum and Cultural Center – Olive Hill artist Sasha Collette played a set for their Cream of the Crop show on Friday night.
My plan had been for a full weekend of music. I’d maybe go to some of the Thursday night bluegrass show, maybe …

Fourth of July celebrations across the county

 Folks gathered in communities across Carter County this weekend, from Willard to Olive Hill, to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday.  On Friday night the Olive Hill Center for Arts … Read More

Art of the Tattoo: Call for work

By: Dan Clickfor Carter County Times The Grayson Gallery & Art Center, Inc. invites all regional artists to submit work, up to three (3) pieces per person unless otherwise approved, … Read More

Pickin’ for a cause: Shriner’s Bluegrass show returns after a year off

 Fans of live music had a rough year in 2020, with the typical slate of summer and fall shows cancelled due to COVID restrictions. But after more than a year … Read More

Late to the Game(s): Being Batman

If you have Amazon Prime, and you haven’t been checking in on your Prime Gaming offers, now’s the time to do so. In addition to fantastic in-game freebies, there are … Read More

On with the show: Olive Hill Center for Arts & Education prepare for annual event

 Even in the depths of the pandemic, Olive Hill’s arts community wouldn’t let the virus squelch their joie de vivre. While many other events took a year off, the annual … Read More

Late to the Game(s): Running straight into middle age

Sonic the Hedgehog turns 30 this year. If he were human, the eponymous speedster – “born” today, June 23, 1991, when his first game released for Sega Genesis – would … Read More

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