Halloween is just around the corner, and there’s no shortage of events for residents to enjoy over the next week.
Business is booming in Jonesborough, and the town's mayor thinks it’s “only the tip” of the iceberg.
Though there’s a few “little pieces” still being discussed, Jonesborough appears confident they’re in the final stages of finalizing the town’s K-8 school plan.
Ask any storyteller at the National Storytelling Festival what they feel their stories are doing, and most will give you the same answer: They’re peacebuilding.
On a positive note, local government finally has an attorney who appears to appreciate the state’s Sunshine Law.
With the 2019 National Storytelling Festival just hours away, the International Storytelling Center is “all hands on deck” in preparation for an event that brings thousands to downtown Jonesborough every year.
Jonesborough has partnered with BrightRidge and Washington County to bring free Wi-Fi to the town’s downtown area. BrightRidge is also providing a charging station for electric vehicles in Jonesborough.
Jonesborough’s National Storytelling Festival is more than just a celebration of the spoken word, it is -- for International Storytelling Center Kiran Singh Sirah -- a bridge for peace and understanding.
UPDATE, 8:36 p.m., Monday, Sept. 23, 2019:
In 1973, Jonesborough hosted its first Storytelling Festival.
The town of Jonesborough has approved a property tax readjustment, moving the rate from $1.13 to $1.20.
Jonesborough’s plan to lease its proposed K-8 school to Washington County would see the town avoid paying any principal payments on the loan until the project is completed.
After a 2019 property assessment sent Jonesborough’s property tax to a significant drop, the town is preparing to readjust the rate at its next meeting.
Mill Spring Makers Market in Downtown Jonesborough is excited to host a Makers Faire featuring artist, craftsmen and makers from the region. The event will be held on Saturday, August 31st from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. along Spring Street and throughout Mill Spring Park.
An art exhibit in Jonesborough will help improve the lives of women in East Tennessee and showcase area artists.