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Kingsport man's 'Story Town' photo earns Reader's Digest acclaim

Kingsport man's 'Story Town' photo earns Reader's Digest acclaim

June 15th, 2014 10:46 pm by Elizabeth Saulsbury, NET News Service

A photograph of historic Jonesborough won third place in a nationwide contest held by Reader's Digest.

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Sports NASCAR/Racing
Enders-Stevens makes history at Thunder Valley

Enders-Stevens makes history at Thunder Valley

June 15th, 2014 10:12 pm by Dave Ongie

After settling for runner-up finishes at the Ford NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals in 2011 and 2013, Erica Enders-Stevens on Sunday became the first female to win a Pro Stock race at Bristol Dragway.

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Local News Health
Greater Kingsport Family YMCA celebrates growth

Greater Kingsport Family YMCA celebrates growth

June 15th, 2014 9:51 pm by Matthew Lane

Since the YMCA opened its new facility in May 2013, membership has increased from 5,076 members to 16,849. That's a 232 percent increase. And in the six months prior to the facility opening, the YMCA added 1,200 members.

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Community Local News
Antone named Bluff City Police officer of the year

Antone named Bluff City Police officer of the year

June 15th, 2014 9:46 pm by Nick Shepherd

Poet, mixed martial arts fighter, father, husband, K9 handler — all of these titles can be used to describe Bluff City police officer Roger Antone. He added another title to his name last week, 2013 Bluff City officer of the year.

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Sports
Kaymer closes out wire-to-wire U.S. Open win

Kaymer closes out wire-to-wire U.S. Open win

June 15th, 2014 8:44 pm by DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer

Martin Kaymer turned the toughest test of golf into a runaway at Pinehurst No. 2 on Sunday to become only the seventh wire-to-wire winner in 114 years of the U.S. Open.

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Blogs Hardtack & Hard Times
Ned Jilton

HARDTACK and HARD TIMES: Nashville's Infamous "Smokey Row"

June 15th, 2014 7:21 pm by Ned Jilton

At one point in the Civil War the women of "Smokey Row" were inflecting more casualties on the Yankees in Nashville than the Rebel army did.

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Continuing budget measure likely to get second vote at Sullivan commission meeting Monday

Continuing budget measure likely to get second vote at Sullivan commission meeting Monday

June 15th, 2014 7:16 pm by J. H. Osborne

With no hope on the horizon for a budget proposal prior to the start of the fiscal year that begins July 1, there will likely be a vote again Monday to temporarily continue current spending levels for Sullivan County government.

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Regional & National Business & Technology
Income gap widens as American factories shut down

Income gap widens as American factories shut down

June 15th, 2014 6:59 pm by MICHAEL RUBINKAM, Associated Press

In August 2008, factory workers David and Barbara Ludwig treated themselves to new cars — David a Dodge pickup, Barbara a sporty Mazda 3. With David making $22 an hour and Barbara $19, they could easily afford the payments.

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News Regional & National
Boy on visit to honor deceased father, five others die in fire

Boy on visit to honor deceased father, five others die in fire

June 15th, 2014 6:49 pm by SAMANTHA HENRY, Associated Press

NEWARK, N.J. — A teenager on a Father's Day visit to Newark to honor his deceased dad died, along with his mother and four others, when a fast-moving fire ripped through a three-story home early Sunday.

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Militants post photos of mass killing in Iraq

Militants post photos of mass killing in Iraq

June 15th, 2014 6:25 pm by QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA, Associated Press

BAGHDAD — The Islamic militants who overran cities and towns in Iraq last week posted graphic photos that appeared to show their gunmen massacring scores of captured Iraqi soldiers.

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