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Destructive zebra mussels muscling their way into Cherokee Lake

Destructive zebra mussels muscling their way into Cherokee Lake

December 23rd, 2014 7:45 pm by Jeff Bobo

State officials are asking area boaters to help stop the spread of a destructive mussel species which was discovered in Cherokee Lake for the first time last month.

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U.S. moves to end ban on blood donations by gay men

U.S. moves to end ban on blood donations by gay men

December 23rd, 2014 7:39 pm by Associated Press

The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday it favors replacing the blanket ban with a new policy barring donations from men who have had man-on-man sex in the previous 12 months.

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Bridging the gap between past and present

Bridging the gap between past and present

December 23rd, 2014 7:00 pm by Amanda J. Vicars

The Kings Mountain Chapter of SAR meets almost monthly to discuss their projects and to listen to historians and specialists speak on the American Revolution and East Tennessee during that period.

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A Christmas Wish: Time, money and lots of love top SBK Animal Center's list

A Christmas Wish: Time, money and lots of love top SBK Animal Center's list

December 23rd, 2014 6:00 pm by Amanda J. Vicars

SBK is in dire need of loving pet parents to adopt the continuous stream of dogs and cats brought into its shelters. Alongside supplies, monetary donations and volunteers are also needed to properly care for the homeless animals at SBK's shelters.

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Beamer back with Hokies for bowl game

Beamer back with Hokies for bowl game

December 23rd, 2014 5:55 pm by DAVID GINSBURG, AP Sports Writer

The aftereffects of throat surgery won't keep Frank Beamer from coaching Virginia Tech in the Military Bowl on Saturday.

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Flu cases increasing in East Tennessee

Flu cases increasing in East Tennessee

December 23rd, 2014 4:00 pm by Associated Press

The Knox County Health Department says the number of flu cases in East Tennessee is continuing to climb at a higher rate than in other parts of the state.

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'Infestation': Kingsport baby teeming with bugs, parents charged

'Infestation': Kingsport baby teeming with bugs, parents charged

December 23rd, 2014 2:24 pm by Rain Smith

Two Kingsport parents have been arrested after allegedly not knowing who was caring for their infant daughter, leading to an hours-long search for the 8-month-old and discovery that she was infested with bed bugs.

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Sony announces limited release for 'The Interview'

Sony announces limited release for 'The Interview'

December 23rd, 2014 1:49 pm by JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer

Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton said Tuesday that Seth Rogen's North Korea farce "will be in a number of theaters on Christmas Day." Abingdon Cinemall website says it will show the movie.

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Weber City Police Department gives new bikes to area children

Weber City Police Department gives new bikes to area children

December 23rd, 2014 1:16 pm by Marci Gore

When 6-year-old Faith Cox walked into the Weber City Police Department on Monday to pick up her new bike, she knew immediately which one was hers — it was purple and matched the jacket she wore.

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Drive through Bluff City yard ends with assault on police

Drive through Bluff City yard ends with assault on police

December 23rd, 2014 12:04 pm by Rain Smith

A Bluff City man is accused of performing doughnuts on a neighbor's lawn with an SUV — churning up significant sections of grass during the vandalism — then pointing a rifle at responding officers to ignite a struggle.

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