School Delays across the Tennessee Valley

Erin Dunbar joined the WHNT News 19 team in August 2018 as a Multimedia Production Assistant. In November 2018, she was promoted to Interactive Content Producer and has been providing social media updates and web stories to the Tennessee Valley ever since.

Born in Michigan, Erin grew up in the Quilt Capital of the World, Paducah, Kentucky and has called north Alabama home for 9 years. Erin graduated from the University of Alabama in Huntsville and has been pursuing a career in Journalism since 2017.

In her free time, Erin enjoys playing with her Anatolian Shepherd, hiking, traveling, and checking out local craft brews.

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Recent Articles
  • Christmas Charities Year Round opens new location on Leeman Ferry

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Christmas Charities Year Road is opening a new location in Huntsville. The organization is opening the new facility on Leeman Ferry Road. The open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new location will be on November 14th, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. with the ribbon cutting at 3:30 p.m. This open house marks the 70th Anniversary of Christmas Charities Year Round. The mission of Christmas Charities Year Round is to help Madison County residents with basic […]

  • The Tinsel Trail returns to Big Spring Park

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville will continue its tradition of bringing holiday cheer to Big Spring Park. The Tinsel Trail is coming back at the end of November. On November 29th, the Tinsel Trail will be officially lit during a special lighting celebration. This free to attend event kicks off at 6:00 p.m. with a special holiday welcome from Downtown Huntsville’s Chad Emerson and Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle. The lighting will be followed by performances by various community organizations. The Tinsel […]

  • Galaxy of Lights opens at the Huntsville Botanical Gardens

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Soon the Huntsville Botanical Gardens will be lit with over 200-holiday displays. Starting November 15th, garden visitors can walk through the Galaxy of Lights and enjoy the displays ranging from traditional holiday vignettes to dinosaurs, nursery rhyme characters to botanical scenes. Galaxy of Lights Walking Nights will take place on November 15th through 18th and November 21st through 26th from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Attendees can visit with Santa, walk through snow falling, and sip hot […]

  • First 100 guests receive treats at Ulta Beauty grand opening in Madison

    MADISON, Ala. – Attention beauty gurus!  A new Ulta location is coming to Madison. The new store will be located at 8201 US Highway 72 in the Target shopping centre. The beauty store chain will carry a wide variety of hair products, makeup, fragrances, skin and nail care items, and even more, including an onsite salon. The grand opening festivities are scheduled for Friday, November 15th at 10:00 a.m. and continue daily through Sunday, November 17th in Madison. Each day, the […]

  • Jack Daniel’s campaign helps military members get home for the holidays

    LYNCHBURG, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee distillery that produces Jack Daniel’s whiskey is once again teaming up with a military support group to help service members and their families get home for the holidays. For the ninth year, the distillery is working with the Armed Services YMCA for the “Operation Ride Home” campaign. It provides financial assistance to active duty junior-enlisted military members and their families to travel home during the holidays. Distillery officials say that since the campaign began, […]

  • Don’t miss the Veterans Day Parade in downtown Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The annual Veterans Day Parade is Monday, November 11th in Huntsville. The parade starts at 11:00 a.m. at the intersection of Woodson Avenue and Clinton Avenue in the downtown area. The Huntsville parade is touted the second-largest Veterans Day Parade in the nation. All the downtown parking garages will have free parking. Organizers encourage attendees to get there early and find a spot before they fill up. The Veterans Memorial Park has one of the best views.

  • Santa Claus is landing at the Parkway Mall this weekend

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Mr. Claus is making his way to the Rocket City! Starting on November 9 and through December 24, Santa will be at the Parkway Place Mall for holiday photos. Mr. Claus will be in the center court on the lower level of the mall. Everyone is invited to stop by, share their holiday wishes, and snap a photo. Santa will be available Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., and […]

  • Free admission at Birmingham Zoo for veterans Nov. 9 -11

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Veterans can enjoy a free trip to the zoo this weekend. The Birmingham Zoo is offering free admission to all veterans, active and retired military and their dependents on Saturday, November 9th until Monday, November 11th. Guests must show proof of military service (military ID card, dependent ID card, or driver’s license with veteran’s designation). The Birmingham Zoo is open daily from 9:00am until 4:00pm on Monday through Sunday. For more information, click here!

  • Deputies help hitchhiking disabled veteran to doctor’s appointment in Huntsville

    WALKER COUNTY, Ala. – A Facebook post shows law enforcement agencies working together to help get a man in need of assistance from Jasper to Huntsville. The photo was posted by the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office and has been shared over 40,000 times on social media. The post says a Walker County Deputy spotted the man in the photo walking down the side of the road with his oxygen tank on Wednesday. The deputy stopped him to ask where he […]

  • Expect heightened security in T-town on College Game Day

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Heightened security is changing up the screening process at Bryant-Denny Stadium on Saturday. Ticketholders are encouraged to get in the entry line no later than 1:00 p.m. on game day, according to a press release from the University of Alabama. Gates will open at 11:30 a.m., three hours before kickoff, to help accommodate the crowds. Organizers say that football fans need to prepare to empty pockets, take off pinned on buttons and large jewelry before entering the […]

  • Huntsville Downtown Rescue Mission giving out 800 Thanksgiving meals

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Turkey, dressing, and green bean casserole dreams are right around the corner. The Downtown Rescue Mission is giving away 800 Turkey Boxes for those who may not have the means to provide a Thanksgiving meal for their families. The boxes will have all the fixings to cook a full Thanksgiving meal for a family of 4-6. The boxes will be given out during the week of Thanksgiving. Families must sign up at the Mission on Monday, November […]

  • Don your best tweed and cycle through Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Cycle through the historic streets of Huntsville in your fall finery. The 3rd annual Tweed Ride Huntsville is this Saturday, November 9th. This event is free to attend but organizers say to RSVP before the event. Check-in and pre-ride picnic will begin at 12:00 p.m. at Butler Field located at Campus 805. Organizers invite attendees to bring a picnic lunch or purchase from lunch from a nearby restaurant. Riders will depart at 1:00 p.m. and cover roughly […]

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