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Secret City to Glow with Color at Neon Vibe 5K in September

Secret City to Glow with Color at Neon Vibe 5K in September

The Atomic City of Oak Ridge will “light up the night” this fall when a brand new event comes to town. The Oak Ridge Convention & Visitors Bureau is pleased to announce the Neon Vibe 5K will take place Saturday, September 21, at AK Bissell Park.

Rick Springfield and The Dirty Guv’nahs headline 2013 Secret City Fest.

Rick Springfield and The Dirty Guv’nahs headline 2013 Secret City Fest.

It’s Secret City Festival time again in Oak Ridge! The bands have been selected, the schedule is filling up, and tickets to this year’s headliner concerts go on sale Monday, May 6.  Tickets are priced at an early bird rate of $17. After June 7, ticket prices go up to $20.  
            

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

Rotary International President to Speak at Oak Ridge Peace Forum March 8-9

 

Pocket sized guide provides historic tour of Secret City

Pocket sized guide provides historic tour of Secret City

Seventy years ago the Army created a secret city as part of the effort to create an atomic bomb to end World War II.

That Secret City is Oak Ridge.

Now visitors have a way to explore its history with the help of a pocket sized guide.

Standing in front of the Midtown Community Center, Martin McBride explained the building's history. "It was built in 1945. It is vintage Manhattan Project. It was a recreation center during the Manhattan Project."

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. 

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.