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North Korea uses racial slur against Obama, says president was behind movie

North Korea uses racial slur against Obama, says president was behind movie

December 27th, 2014 7:12 pm by HYUNG-JIN KIM, Associated Press

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea blamed its recent Internet outage on the United States on Saturday and hurled racially charged insults at President Barack Obama.

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Wise County crash kills East Stone Gap man

Wise County crash kills East Stone Gap man

December 27th, 2014 6:55 pm by Stephen Igo

WISE — Virginia State Police Trooper J. Serrac is investigating a fatal crash that claimed the life of a Wise County man on Friday.

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View of Smokies shows air quality improving in East Tennessee

View of Smokies shows air quality improving in East Tennessee

December 27th, 2014 5:35 pm by Associated Press

KNOXVILLE — Don Barger can tell from his commute to work that air quality in East Tennessee has improved in recent years.

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Paying the piper: Just fixing what's broken at Sullivan high schools would cost more than $22 million

Paying the piper: Just fixing what's broken at Sullivan high schools would cost more than $22 million

December 27th, 2014 5:00 pm by Rick Wagner

Data indicates the Sullivan County school system should have 10 or 11 elementary schools instead of 12, four to five middle schools instead of eight and no more than three high schools instead of four.

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Sports
Hokies knock off 'Cats 33-17 in Military Bowl

Hokies knock off 'Cats 33-17 in Military Bowl

December 27th, 2014 4:59 pm by DAVID GINSBURG, AP Sports Writer

J.C. Coleman ran for 157 yards and a touchdown, and Virginia Tech clinched its 22nd consecutive winning season with a 33-17 victory over Cincinnati on Saturday in the Military Bowl.

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Police outside cop funeral turn backs on NYC mayor

Police outside cop funeral turn backs on NYC mayor

December 27th, 2014 2:30 pm by JONATHAN LEMIRE and MIKE BALSAMO, Associated Press

Thousands of police officers from across the nation packed a church and spilled onto New York City streets Saturday to honor Officer Rafael Ramos as a devoted family man, aspiring chaplain and hero.

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Cherokee, Sullivan North named to elite 50 for hospitality programs

Cherokee, Sullivan North named to elite 50 for hospitality programs

December 27th, 2014 1:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

The list is comprised of United States high schools and tech centers that excel in the areas of culinary arts, baking and pastry arts, and/or hospitality management.

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Weber City fire injures one, displaces two households

Weber City fire injures one, displaces two households

December 27th, 2014 12:07 pm by Marci Gore

Firefighters could not immediately determine the cause of the fire, but state fire investigators were on the scene late Saturday morning.

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Opinion
Whether or not he's guilty, Bill Cosby's reputation sullied

Whether or not he's guilty, Bill Cosby's reputation sullied

December 27th, 2014 12:00 pm by Editorial Board

Say it ain't so, Bill. Just say it ain't so. Dozens of women have gone public with accusations that comedy great and actor Bill Cosby sexually assaulted them.

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VHS cosmetology students now eligible for annual scholarship

VHS cosmetology students now eligible for annual scholarship

December 27th, 2014 10:00 am by Jeff Bobo

Next year there are expected to be eight seniors potentially competing for the scholarship at Volunteer High School.

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