Eric Hilt, NewsChannel 5

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Recent articles by Eric:

Wildflower bloom along Nashville greenway attracts attention during pandemic

A big bloom of wildflowers along a Nashville greenway has taken off on social media, as more people head to local parks amid the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

Thousands of birds make migration stop in downtown Nashville, creating interest and problems

Every night for the past several weeks, around 150,000 birds have roosted in the trees outside downtown Nashville's Schermerhorn Symphony Center. → Read More

Nashville bars prepare to reopen under new rules

Nashville bars will be able to open again on Monday as the city moves into a "modified phase two" of its reopening plan. → Read More

Ryman Auditorium launches virtual 'Live at the Ryman' concert series

On Friday, Ryman Auditorium launched "Live at the Ryman," the venue's first ever virtual concert series. → Read More

Dept. of Health says it won't share school-related COVID-19 information

Tennessee leaders warn there will be school-related COVID-19 cases as students get ready to head back to class, but the state Dept. of Health won't be sharing data from school cases. → Read More

Zig-zagging traffic control project implemented in Nashville neighborhood

Lane markers zig-zag through a Nashville neighborhood after city leaders created a new traffic control project on Wednesday. → Read More

As federal protections end, Nashville non-profits see spike in renters looking for help

A new study says hundreds of thousands of Tennesseans are at risk of being evicted after federal renter protections expired last week. → Read More

Neighbors will continue their fight against fuel terminal despite commission vote

The Dickson County Planning Commission voted against a controversial plan to build a fuel facility near Interstate 40, a major win for groups who oppose the proposal. → Read More

Nashville civil rights activist remembers John Lewis, who helped organize Nashville sit-ins

Nashville civil rights activists say they are grieving the death of Rep. John Lewis, who died Friday night at the age of 80. → Read More

Concerns grow as COVID-19 causes crowds at Caney Fork River

As people find ways to safely get out of the house during COVID-19, conservationists worry the added crowds are putting stress on Tennessee's natural areas. → Read More

Defunding the Police: Activists explain what the movement could mean for Nashville

Nashville People's Budget Coalition explains that 'defunding the police' doesn't mean disbanding the department, instead, it means cutting criminal justice funding, and instead investing that money into low-income areas and communities of color. → Read More

'I Will Breathe' rally organizers condemn Saturday night's destruction, violence

Saturday's destructive protests began with a peaceful rally organized by community leaders at Legislative Plaza. → Read More

Nashville Public Libraries to begin phased reopening in June

Nashville Public Libraries will start its reopening next month, according to an NPL spokesperson. → Read More

Some mid-state pools prepare for May opening under new CDC guidelines

As summer nears, some pools are preparing to open under new COVID-19 guidelines. → Read More

Mid-state music venues banding together to push for financial help

Independent Music Venues across the country are coming together to push for more federal aid, as coronavirus-related closures continue. → Read More

Family welcomes COVID-19 patient home after 'miraculous' recovery

After spending 40 days in the hospital battling COVID-19, a Hendersonville man was able to return home on Friday. → Read More

Nashville business owner writes letter, criticizing proposed property tax increase

In a letter to Nashville city leaders, a local business owner criticized a new proposal to raise the metro's property tax by 32 percent. → Read More

Mid-state churches hold Easter service online amid COVID-19 pandemic

As people celebrated Easter Sunday, churches in Tennessee found ways to keep the faith during a global pandemic. → Read More

East Nashville business cuts signs of hope to help other local shops

As COVID-19 spreads throughout the mid-state, an East Nashville business is hoping to help other local shops get through the uncertainty. → Read More

Metro leaders allow beer deliveries while taprooms are shut down

Breweries that had to close their taprooms because of coronavirus concerns are now pivoting to home deliveries after the Metro Beer Board temporarily relaxed its regulations. → Read More