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If you have the luxury of good health at 97 years old, it’s easy to imagine how cliche’ one question might become. That question — “what’s the secret to long life” is probably one Kingsport’s Bob Miller hears all too often. As one of our state’s few nonagenarian treasures, he surprisingly never gets tired of sharing his […]

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If there was a title for Greenbelt patriarch, we might give this distinction to Zellie Earnest. From Christmas trees to bluebirds, Zellie’s attention to detail has helped  The Greenbelt evolve to what it is today for the citizens of Kingsport and the wildlife – especially the bluebirds. It was Zellie’s grandfather who taught him how to spot […]

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The Greenbelt’s history includes many people who over the years have helped to shape this extraordinary Kingsport treasure. Kernie Timmons is one of those individuals who has been there since the beginning – when the trail was mud and gravel and was rough on tennis shoes. After all, he’s a marathon runner and he had to […]

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The Kingsport Greenbelt is a safe and peaceful city treasure thanks to the Kingsport Police Department and volunteers like Tim Hall. Tim works at Lowes on his regular job and is part of a special group of Kingsport volunteers who make up the “Citizens Academy.” Together with his wife they patrol The Greenbelt on foot and […]

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You might call Eric and Lee Peterson – ‘Everyday People’ of The Greenbelt. Since they first moved to Kingsport in 1986, they’ve used Kingsport’s Greenbelt to run, walk and shoot photographs of wildlife. They met each other working for Eastman and since then have enjoyed the walkway by themselves, together and their family. Lynn describes […]

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Michael Parker has lost more 60 pounds in the past several months and riding his bike on The Greenbelt is part of his new life habit. With easy access from all over Kingsport and a leisurely trail to navigate, he’s been riding the trail for a long time and was showing photos taken with his […]

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Retired from Eastman after 40 years of employment Garland Osborne enjoys riding bikes on The Kingsport Greenbelt. At 72 years old, he’s fit and trim and especially enjoys traveling the US exploring the Rails to Trails Biking Trails. On this day, he was watching a Cooper’s Hawk nesting in a popular tree on The Greenbelt […]

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