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Shutdown in 3rd day with Obama, Hill at impasse

Shutdown in 3rd day with Obama, Hill at impasse

October 3rd, 2013 12:06 pm by ALAN FRAM, Associated Press

President Barack Obama laid the blame for the government's partial shutdown at the feet of House Speaker John Boehner, escalating a government-shutdown confrontation that was leading headlong into a potentially more damaging clash

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Scrapbook Showcase: A Polar Bear Adventure

October 3rd, 2013 9:45 am by Sunday Scrapbook

This week's Scrapbook Showcase features a collection of photos submitted by Kingsport's Virginia Thompson. The photos were taken during a trip to Churchill, Canada, to observe the annual polar bear migration.

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Kingsport restaurants face fines in beer sting

Kingsport restaurants face fines in beer sting

October 3rd, 2013 8:22 am by Rain Smith

A dozen people have appeared in Kingsport court during the past week for allegedly selling alcohol to underage customers, while the businesses where they work face fines and potential loss of beer permits.

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Victims in bus crash belonged to tightknit group

Victims in bus crash belonged to tightknit group

October 3rd, 2013 8:10 am by Associated Press

It was a tradition for members of the Young at Heart Ministry to attend the annual Fall Jubilee in Gatlinburg, Tenn., an event featuring gospel singers and speakers.

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Pay discussion irks some Sullivan County commissioners

Pay discussion irks some Sullivan County commissioners

October 2nd, 2013 11:36 pm by J. H. Osborne

BLOUNTVILLE — Some Sullivan County commissioners wish their colleagues would just stop talking publicly about their self-imposed automatic pay increases.

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Castlewood, Lebanon men among three killed in wreck, fire on I-81 in Smyth County

Castlewood, Lebanon men among three killed in wreck, fire on I-81 in Smyth County

October 2nd, 2013 11:02 pm by Tiffany Holland, Roanoke Times

Three men were killed Wednesday afternoon after a fiery crash on Interstate 81 in Smyth County. Virginia State Police responded to a multivehicle wreck a few minutes before 3:30 p.m. near mile marker 54 on I-81 south.

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Hawkins commission meets to approve budget, avoid state funding freeze

Hawkins commission meets to approve budget, avoid state funding freeze

October 2nd, 2013 9:36 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — With the federal government already shut down, the Hawkins County Commission meets Thursday morning to prevent a possible shutdown of its own.

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Sullivan County BOE critiques team skills, communication

Sullivan County BOE critiques team skills, communication

October 2nd, 2013 9:31 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — Sullivan County’s school board has given itself relatively low rankings on team building, community and one aspect of communications.

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Kilgore plans legislative fix for gas royalties now in limbo

Kilgore plans legislative fix for gas royalties now in limbo

October 2nd, 2013 9:09 pm by Wes Bunch

Delegate Terry Kilgore announced plans this week to introduce legislation in the Virginia General Assembly next year that will address the disbursement of millions of dollars in natural gas royalties that are currently held in escrow.

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Hunger First asking for ‘off the street’ donations

Hunger First asking for ‘off the street’ donations

October 2nd, 2013 9:07 pm by Nick Shepherd

KINGSPORT — One local organization is asking the community for donations to help feed and clothe low-income families in the area.

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