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Officials hold grand reopening for the new/old Inn at Wise

Officials hold grand reopening for the new/old Inn at Wise

December 10th, 2014 8:35 am by Stephen Igo

One hundred four years after it was built, and after decades of neglect, the stately Inn at Wise is back, better — and bigger — than ever.

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As drone popularity rises, so do concerns

As drone popularity rises, so do concerns

December 10th, 2014 8:26 am by By Christopher Maag, The Record (Hackensack, N.J.) (TNS)

For some holiday gift givers, this is the year of the drone. But for pilots of commercial planes, tourists in national parks, and even pedestrians, drones could pose problems.

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House Speaker Harwell faces tea party challenge

House Speaker Harwell faces tea party challenge

December 10th, 2014 8:00 am by Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — House Speaker Beth Harwell faces a tea party challenge from Rep. Rick Womick as House Republicans vote Wednesday on whom to nominate to lead the lower chamber of the Tennessee General Assembly.

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Rogersville BMA rejects request to cut local liquor tax

Rogersville BMA rejects request to cut local liquor tax

December 10th, 2014 1:25 am by Jeff Bobo

It's not going to get any cheaper to buy a bottle of liquor in Rogersville — at least until a few thousand more babies are born.

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Tribe wrestlers take two

Tribe wrestlers take two

December 10th, 2014 12:45 am by George Thwaites

The D-B grapplers picked up a pair of dual meet wins, beating David Crockett 72-10 in a Big 7 match and rolling over J.I. Burton 70-10 in a non-conference throwdown.

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Wise School Board chooses Walters, Zentmeyer

Wise School Board chooses Walters, Zentmeyer

December 9th, 2014 11:52 pm by Stephen Igo

The Wise County School Board filled two vacancies with interim appointments from a field of eight candidates during Tuesday's monthly session.

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Pillion routs Rife in Virginia's District 4 special election

Pillion routs Rife in Virginia's District 4 special election

December 9th, 2014 10:45 pm by Stephen Igo

Pillion, a pediatric dentist from Washington County with offices in Bristol, Johnson City and Knoxville, won the special election by 66.11 percent of the vote to Rife's 33.66 percent, or 4,557 votes for Pillion in Tuesday's unofficial results to Rife's 2,

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Obama says report shows CIA torture program at odds with U.S. values

Obama says report shows CIA torture program at odds with U.S. values

December 9th, 2014 7:45 pm by By Christi Parsons, Tribune Washington Bureau (TNS)

The report concludes that the program lost track of captives, extracted false confessions and fabricated information, and produced no useful intelligence about imminent terrorist attacks.

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Community Scrapbook: Hellbender 10K

December 9th, 2014 7:00 pm by Sunday Scrapbook

The High Knob Hellbender 10K is a challenging 6.2-mile race that boasts a 2,000-foot-plus elevation gain as it climbs from downtown Norton to the High Knob Summit.

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Iraqis tell Hagel they need more U.S. airstrikes, military equipment

Iraqis tell Hagel they need more U.S. airstrikes, military equipment

December 9th, 2014 6:30 pm by By W.J. Hennigan, Tribune Washington Bureau (TNS)

Iraq's leaders told Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Tuesday that local security forces want an increase in airstrikes and American-made weaponry in their fight to defeat Islamic State militants.

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