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Kingsport aims to attract adventure tourism

Kingsport aims to attract adventure tourism

April 14th, 2015 6:30 pm by Matthew Lane

City leaders have approved a measure requesting the city limits as an Adventure Tourism District. Businesses that would qualify for state tax credits include kayaking, all-terrain vehicles, equine activities, rappelling, hang-gliding and shooting sports.

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Woman nabbed months later for leaving crashed car in field

Woman nabbed months later for leaving crashed car in field

April 14th, 2015 5:23 pm by Jeff Bobo

A woman who has been wanted since December for allegedly leaving her crashed car tangled in a fence in a Mooresburg farmer's field was returned to Hawkins County Saturday to answer several charges.

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Fugitives in Kingsport attempted murder case arrested in S.C.

Fugitives in Kingsport attempted murder case arrested in S.C.

April 14th, 2015 4:39 pm by Rain Smith

A suspect in a recent attempted murder at a Kingsport hotel has been arrested in South Carolina, along with a female accomplice who allegedly aided in his flight from the region.

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Hawkins County school system honors top teachers

Hawkins County school system honors top teachers

April 14th, 2015 4:30 pm by Jeff Bobo

During a ceremony held last week, Hawkins County schools honored teachers chosen as this year's best of the best at each school as well as the top elementary, middle and high school teacher for the whole system.

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String of stolen spectacles spurs Kingsport arrest

String of stolen spectacles spurs Kingsport arrest

April 14th, 2015 2:52 pm by Rain Smith

A man has been arrested after swiping a combined 30 pairs of eyeglasses from Kingsport opticians, according to police, then leading a foot chase across Fort Henry Drive before he was tackled by an officer.

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Video: Demo at TCRA covers proper firearm packing

Video: Demo at TCRA covers proper firearm packing

April 14th, 2015 1:21 pm by Hank Hayes

With more people flying, more of them are also packing firearms and doing the wrong thing by trying to get them through airport security checkpoints. Four guns were confiscated last year at Tri-Cities Regional Airport, with two already taken this year.

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Families praise passage of cannabis oil bill

Families praise passage of cannabis oil bill

April 14th, 2015 12:01 pm by Nick Shepherd

For the first time, medical marijuana will be available in Tennessee after a bill allowing cannabis oil as an alternative medicine for seizure patients passed the Tennessee House and Senate with unanimous yes votes Monday night.

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Donation for a child's surgery latest scam in Sullivan County

Donation for a child's surgery latest scam in Sullivan County

April 14th, 2015 11:17 am by Rain Smith

Police warn that a scammer is going door-to-door in Kingsport, soliciting donations with what is apparently a bogus story about a child's surgery.

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Little Miss Lifestyle: Is There a Cure for Senioritis?

Little Miss Lifestyle: Is There a Cure for Senioritis?

April 14th, 2015 11:00 am by Kara White, Community Columnist

Most people believe "senioritis" is a made-up term, coined to describe high school students who act lazy as graduation approaches. However, senioritis is much more. It is real.

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Friends for the Fight: Groups unite to host benefit dinner for local cancer patients

Friends for the Fight: Groups unite to host benefit dinner for local cancer patients

April 14th, 2015 10:00 am by Chelsey Bishop

Preaching Christ Church is partnering with Wellmont's Cancer Institute to raise money for their Wellmont Patient's Assistance Fund by hosting a benefit dinner at 5 p.m., May 9, at MeadowView Convention Center.

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