Sunny Sweeney. Courtesy of Birthplace of Country Music Museum.

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Sunny Sweeney to perform in Bristol

Country singer Sunny Sweeney and the roots trio FERD are slated to perform on WBCM Radio Bristol’s Farm and Fun Time live variety show at 7 p.m. EDT, Oct. 13, in the performance theater at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum. 

Farm and Fun Time is a reimagining of the classic WCYB Radio program of the same name from the 1940s and 1950s. Like its predecessor, Farm and Fun Time captivates audiences with exciting musical guests, homespun humor, and some insight into the culture of the Appalachian region; it’s appointment programming the whole family will enjoy. 

Farm and Fun Time is recorded before a live audience and syndicated for television on Blue Ridge PBSEast Tennessee PBS, and PBS North Carolina. Tickets to the show are $35 and may be purchased by visiting the Events page at

Farm and Fun Time may also be accessed in its entirety live through WBCM Radio Bristol’s Facebook page, on the air at 100.1 FM in the Bristol area, online at or via the station’s free mobile app. 

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Farmers market in Ewing Oct. 8

The Whistle Pig Country Store, Coffee Shop and Deli in Ewing will host a Farmers / Crafters Market on Oct. 8, 9-4 at the future site of the store. 6903 Wilderness Rd, Ewing. More than 20 vendors will attend.

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“Greater Tuna” in Wytheville Oct. 21-22 and 28-29

Mark your calendars for when Wytheville Community College will present the comedy “Greater Tuna” on October 21-22, 2022, and October 28-29, 2022, at 7:30 p.m.

The comedy by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard is set in a small Texas town and revolves around two radio announcers and the citizens of Tuna that they introduce. 

Ticket prices are $8 for general admissions, $7 for senior citizens and students (any age, any school), and free for WCC students (with a student I.D.). 

Tickets will be available at the box office in Johnson Lobby of Snyder Auditorium, which opens thirty minutes before each performance. Tickets may also be reserved by calling 276-223-4795 or by emailing

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Roanoke will hold fall clean-up in Southeast Roanoke Oct. 29

The City of Roanoke’s Solid Waste Management Division will be conducting a Fall Community Cleanup within the Southeast Roanoke service area on Saturday, October 29, 2022, from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. Residents living in Southeast Roanoke, whose normal solid waste collection day falls on Wednesday, are encouraged to set out all unwanted brush, bulk items and unwanted clutter to the curb for collection. Solid waste set out in alleys or dead ends will not be collected. The Solid Waste Management Division will be operating a full fleet of trucks on Saturday morning to collect items curbside.  All items for collection must be set out before 7 a.m. on Saturday morning in order for it to be picked up as part of this cleanup. 

Please do not discard the following hazardous items during the cleanup: liquid paints, motor oils, batteries, liquid pesticides, gasoline, diesel fuel, stains or finishes. These hazardous materials may harm residents and our employees and could result in fires, explosions, or harmful chemical reactions in the solid waste collection trucks. To safely dispose of household hazardous materials, please contact the Roanoke Valley Resource Authority (RVRA) at 540-857-5050 for drop off information. 

If you have any questions or need more information about the Southeast Roanoke Fall Community Cleanup, please call the Solid Waste Management Division at 540-853-2000, Option 1, visit or 

For more information, please contact Brian Haynesworth, Solid Waste Manager,  at or 540-853-5512.