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
  • 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 […]

  • Magic, art vendors and more at the Weekend of Witches in Florence

    FLORENCE, Ala. – Don’t put up your broomstick yet! The Weekend of Witches is returning to Florence for the third year. The event, hosted by Southern Trash Vintage Boutique, will be on Sunday, November 10th from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. This free event promotes local makers, entrepreneurs, artists, and empaths. Organizers say there will be plenty of magical jewelry, art, and handmade goods to peruse.   Attendees can have their tarot read, astrological natal chart scoped out, or receive […]

  • Aldi’s Advent calendars are full of wine, cheese and chocolate

    Christmas is just weeks away! Aldi now has a number of advent calendars available just in time for the holidays. The discount grocery chain rolled out its annual wine advent calendars on Wednesday. They’re also offering cheese, wine beer, and even hot wheels and barbie advent calendars. The calendars are used to count down the days of advent, the religious days leading up to Christmas Eve.

  • Kohl’s doubles its military discount for Veterans Day

    Kohl’s is sweetening its “Military Mondays” program with a special deal to celebrate Veteran’s Day. Starting Thursday, November 7th, and running through Monday, November 11th, Kohl’s will double its regular military discount. They will give veterans, active-duty members, retirees, and their families 30% off in stores nationwide. This discount is available for customers with valid military ID. Click here to find a Kohl’s near you. Normal “Military Mondays” gives military members, veterans, and their families 15% off every Monday.

  • Free flu shots for veterans Nov. 11 at American Family Care

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Veterans can get a free flu vaccine on Veteran’s Day. The American Family Care clinic is offering free flu shots to any veteran, with proper ID,  on Monday, November 11th. The nation’s leading provider of urgent care and accessible primary care with a local clinic wants to say thank you to the troops who served our country. To find an American Family Care clinic near you, click here. According to AFC, there are 19.6 million veterans in […]

  • Nominate a Tennessee Valley family in need to receive a free Thanksgiving meal

    TENNESSEE VALLEY – Waitr launched a program aimed at feeding families in need on Thanksgiving. Waitr, the popular food delivery app, launched its Share Thanksgiving food drive campaign. The goal of the food drive campaign is to help feed families in need by providing them with free, hot Thanksgiving meals. During the week of Thanksgiving, Waitr will team with local restaurants to deliver free hot meals to thousands of families. The app expanded its Share Thanksgiving efforts this year to […]

  • Christmas kicks off at Dollywood Nov. 9

    PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. — Christmas is just around the corner and Dollywood is kicking off celebrations a little early. On November 9th, the theme park will start its award-winning Christmas event, Smoky Mountain Christmas. This annual holiday festival runs through January 4th. People come from around the world to make a stop in Dollywood a Christmas tradition. Attendees will experience millions of lights, award-winning shows and a winter wonderland featuring a 50-foot Christmas tree. View this post on Instagram Starting […]

  • Krispy Kreme serving up pie-inspired donuts now through Thanksgiving

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Skip the kitchen chaos this Holiday season with Krispy Kreme’s new pie-inspired doughnuts. In a press release, the doughnut chain introduced 3 new limited-edition flavors that will be available until November 28th. The new flavors include Dutch Apple Pie, Cherry Pie, and Chocolate Kreme Pie. On Saturday, Nov. 23, guests also can get two dozen doughnuts for just $13 while supplies last at participating shops, according to the press release.

  • Veterans, active military can enjoy free lunch at Texas Roadhouse Nov. 11

    Texas Roadhouse invites veterans and active members of the U.S. military to enjoy FREE lunch on Monday, November 11th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Every Texas Roadhouse location nationwide will participate in the free lunch event to honor the men and women of U.S. armed forces. This is the 9th year that Texas Roadhouse has offered this lunch event. All veterans, including all active, retired, or former U.S. military, can choose one of 10 entrees from their special Veterans […]

  • Enjoy boos and brews at the Nightmare on Church Street

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – If you’ve got it, ‘haunt’ it at the biggest 21+ Halloween party in Huntsville! The Nightmare on Church Street is returning to downtown Huntsville for a ghoulishly good time on Friday, November 1st. This ‘spooktacular’ event hosted by Huntsville Young Professional will be at the Roundhouse on Monroe Street in Huntsville. Attendees can eat, drink, and be scary with live music performed by Top Tier Band, a cash bar, ‘fangtastic’ decorations, and tons of costumed friends from […]

  • FALL BACK: Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend

    TENNESSEE VALLEY – Daylight Saving Time officially comes to an end this weekend! Don’t forget to roll your clocks back an hour at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 3rd. The annual time change comes in the middle of the night, but normally people set their clocks back before heading to bed the night before. It’s also a good reminder to replace batteries in warning devices, such as smoke detectors. The time change is not observed by Hawaii and most of […]

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