Coming to town

Published Wednesday, December 26, 2018
By Joe Duty

Santa takes a detour to wish Messenger publisher Roy Eaton a happy birthday during Santa on the Streets in Decatur Thursday.

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Anonymous elves: Free toys under community tree brings town together

Published Wednesday, December 19, 2018
By Austin Jackson

The toys under the Christmas tree in Newark just keep disappearing.

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Christmas respects

Published Wednesday, December 19, 2018
By Joe Duty

Residents from Wise County participated in a wreath laying ceremony at Wise County Veteran’s Park in Decatur Saturday.

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Weekend Planner for Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Published Wednesday, December 12, 2018
By Messenger Staff

A much-anticipated holiday tradition kicks off Sunday as Santa begins his tour through Decatur escorted by the Decatur Fire Department. Firefighters begin their route nightly at 5 p.m. and aim to finish around 9 p.m. so kids can get in bed.

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Riding together: Wise County Toy Run brings Christmas to needy

Riding together: Wise County Toy Run brings Christmas to needy

Published Wednesday, December 5, 2018
By Austin Jackson

In a sea of leather and chrome, James Woods mounted his father's bike and turned the ignition, adding the hog's voice to the symphony of 1,102 bikes coming to life at the 19th Annual Wise County Toy Run.

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Weekend planner for Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Published Wednesday, December 5, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Help pack grocery bags for Live Thankfully at Party with a Purpose on Sunday at McCarroll Middle School's Multipurpose Building, 1201 W. Thompson St. The event starts at 5 p.m., and everyone is welcome to come help.

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Lighting up the square

Published Wednesday, December 5, 2018
By Joe Duty

Cowboys and cowgirls from across the county descended upon the Decatur Square to let their lights shine at the Parade of Lights Christmas Parade Saturday.

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Big boots to fill: Bridgeport welcomes new Santa, remembers Horne

Big boots to fill: Bridgeport welcomes new Santa, remembers Horne

Published Saturday, December 1, 2018
By Austin Jackson

In Bridgeport City Hall, a man with a white beard and a polyester red suit waited in the wings for the big moment.

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Baptist church to perform elaborate holiday program

Published Saturday, December 1, 2018
By Messenger Staff

First Baptist Church of Decatur is performing the first-ever and one-of-a-kind presentation - "The Gift of Christmas" - next weekend.

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Capitol of Christmas

Capitol of Christmas

Published Saturday, December 1, 2018
By Joe Duty

The City of Bridgeport, the 'Christmas Capitol of Wise County,' ushered in the holiday season with its Santa and the Stagecoach Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony Monday in downtown Bridgeport.

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Christmas light never dies

Published Saturday, December 1, 2018
By Joe Duty

Betty Carson of Decatur lights the Christmas tree on the Decatur square Tuesday night.

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Home sweet home: Gingerbread man moves to mansion in Runaway Bay

Home sweet home: Gingerbread man moves to mansion in Runaway Bay

Published Wednesday, November 28, 2018
By Austin Jackson

While several construction projects are underway at RB Golf Club and Resort in Runaway Bay, one massive endeavor has been christened just in time for the holidays.

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Weekend Planner for Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Published Wednesday, November 28, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Two of the most festive holiday events in Wise County are the lighted parades in Bridgeport and Decatur.

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Sisters of the Sale: Friends celebrate 30 years of Black Friday shopping

Sisters of the Sale: Friends celebrate 30 years of Black Friday shopping

Published Saturday, November 24, 2018
By Austin Jackson

While videos of storefront tramplings and fights over 4K TVs will surely go viral again this Black Friday, for one quartet of Decatur High grads the day is about more than just deals.

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Christmas is coming: Annual tour of homes next weekend

Christmas is coming: Annual tour of homes next weekend

Published Saturday, November 24, 2018
By Messenger Staff

The Thanksgiving leftovers are long done, and the air is thick with Christmas cheer. To help kick off all things merry and bright, the Decatur Woman's Club will have its annual tour of homes next weekend.

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Holiday Events

Published Saturday, November 24, 2018
By Messenger Staff

'Tis the season of holiday events. Cities throughout Wise County start celebrating the Christmas season this week with a variety of events.

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Where to find help this holiday season

Published Saturday, November 10, 2018
By Brian Knox

We're officially entering the holiday season. For many, it's a time of sharing a feast with family and friends, or giving gifts to loved ones.

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Santa came to town; Annual tour spreads Christmas cheer

Published Saturday, December 23, 2017
By Nathaniel Carr

It's the beginning of a cold night in early December. A family is gathered in their living room, sitting on the couch watching their favorite Christmas movie.

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On the Run

Published Saturday, December 23, 2017
By Joe Duty

Weather forced the Jingle Bell Jog at Rann Elementary inside Tuesday.

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Paying tribute

Published Wednesday, December 20, 2017
By Joe Duty

NiNi Amber of the Bridgeport Girl Scout troop and Kali Mitchell and Raven Noble of the Decatur carry a wreath to be placed on a war memorial plaque at the Wise County Veterans Park Saturday.

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