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Brian McKnight column: Robertson makes me wonder if ignorance is really freedom of speech

Brian McKnight column: Robertson makes me wonder if ignorance is really freedom of speech

January 2nd, 2014 7:15 am by BRIAN MCKNIGHT

Phil Robertson, the patriarch of the “Duck Dynasty” clan, was interviewed by GQ magazine and said a few things that people shouldn’t say when being interviewed by national magazines.

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Local News Business & Technology
Wise County could see significant drop in coal severance tax revenues

Wise County could see significant drop in coal severance tax revenues

January 1st, 2014 10:42 pm by Stephen Igo

WISE — Balancing the books is always a challenge for local governments, but 2014 could be particularly delicate for the Wise County Board of Supervisors.

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Business & Technology
Delta retiring last of its workhorse Douglas DC-9 planes

Delta retiring last of its workhorse Douglas DC-9 planes

January 1st, 2014 10:21 pm by Hank Hayes

BLOUNTVILLE — Delta Air Lines replaced two daily 50-seat regional jets at Tri-Cities Regional Airport in 2013 with larger, old reliable aircraft — the 130-seat Douglas DC-9. But now the DC-9 is going away.

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Sports
Michigan St. beats Stanford 24-20 in Rose Bowl

Michigan St. beats Stanford 24-20 in Rose Bowl

January 1st, 2014 9:10 pm by Associated Press

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Michigan State’s defense capped its dominant season with one more old-school, smash-mouth performance during the centennial celebration of the Granddaddy of Them All.

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Community
Cherokee junior honored for winning state 4-H land judging contest

Cherokee junior honored for winning state 4-H land judging contest - VIDEO

January 1st, 2014 8:55 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — During the Dec. 16 Hawkins County Commission meeting, Haley Webb and her mother, Jackie, were called before the full commission, where Commissioner Gary Hicks read a proclamation commending her accomplishments.

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Local News Education
Sullivan North principal eyes upgrades to facility

Sullivan North principal eyes upgrades to facility

January 1st, 2014 8:30 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — From the removal of metal lockers to plans for an academic hall of fame and repurposing the old pool area, Sullivan North High School Principal Brent Palmer has some ideas in mind for the school he’s headed since August.

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Crime
Johnson City man arrested while donating plasma

Johnson City man arrested while donating plasma

January 1st, 2014 7:39 pm by NET News Service

JOHNSON CITY — Dave K. Rudolph, 53, 1409 E. Myrtle Ave., was hooked up to medical equipment at Plasma Biological Services, 404 Ashe St., when police served the warrant for domestic aggravated assault.

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Local News
Region's first baby of new year needs will of a warrior

Region's first baby of new year needs will of a warrior

January 1st, 2014 6:47 pm by NATHAN BAKER, NET News Service

JOHNSON CITY — Ronin Naples, born at 2:30 a.m. at the Johnson City Medical Center to Erika Lewis of Abingdon, Va., was 10 weeks premature.

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Local News
National Weather Service issues winter storm warning for heavy snow

National Weather Service issues winter storm warning for heavy snow

January 1st, 2014 6:17 pm by Staff report

MORRISTOWN — Forecasters say an area of low pressure will move into the southern Appalachians Thursday, producing light rain, which will turn into snow late that afternoon.

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News Regional & National
Nations vie for clout in Arctic; US far from lead

Nations vie for clout in Arctic; US far from lead

January 1st, 2014 5:25 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — “On par with the other Arctic nations, we are behind — behind in our thinking, behind in our vision,” Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, said.

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