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Wise school board rethinks  changing graduation dates after outcry

Wise school board rethinks changing graduation dates after outcry

March 11th, 2015 9:02 pm by Stephen Igo

During Wednesday's Class of 2015 emergency called session, some board members reiterated their belief that postponing graduation was a good idea. Apparently, many seniors and parents across Wise County felt otherwise.

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Family learns of Hawkins WWII soldier's death 70 years later

Family learns of Hawkins WWII soldier's death 70 years later

March 11th, 2015 8:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

Gene Price was surprised Tuesday to read an article in the Times-News about an effort by an organization that maintains a Dutch WWII cemetery in Margraten, attempting to locate a photo of his uncle, Pfc. Lewis E. Price.

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70 new dogs strain local rescue group

70 new dogs strain local rescue group

March 11th, 2015 6:30 pm by Marci Gore

The director of Bridge Home No Kill Animal Rescue made the decision to rescue the dogs after their owner, a Sullivan County woman, was cited for animal cruelty earlier this month.

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Teens tabbed in Kingsport burglary spree

Teens tabbed in Kingsport burglary spree

March 11th, 2015 4:59 pm by Rain Smith

Back-to-back, early morning burglaries at a Kingsport liquor store and pharmacy have led to a pair of arrests, with police saying the teenage suspects could be tied to a string of additional business break-ins.

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Sports NASCAR/Racing
NASCAR reinstates Busch, grants waiver for Chase

NASCAR reinstates Busch, grants waiver for Chase

March 11th, 2015 4:00 pm by JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer

Kurt Busch was cleared Wednesday to get back in his race car and attempt to rebuild a career that was halted two days before the Daytona 500 when NASCAR suspended him for allegedly assaulting his ex-girlfriend.

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Haslam names Kingsport a pilot community in new health initiative

Haslam names Kingsport a pilot community in new health initiative

March 11th, 2015 3:13 pm by Nick Shepherd

"One of the reasons Kingsport was chosen was because of our infrastructure and policies," said Heather Cook, Executive Director of Healthy Kingsport. "Hopefully we can be a model city for other cities across the state."

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Video: Hiker following footsteps of ancestor, Daniel Boone

Video: Hiker following footsteps of ancestor, Daniel Boone

March 11th, 2015 1:23 pm by Marci Gore

On Tuesday, Curtis Penix began his 17-day journey at Long Island on the Holston River in Kingsport - the site from which Daniel Boone and his party left in March 1775.

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Community Sunday Stories
A Life Well Lived: Daisy Wells Lambert had the heart of a servant

A Life Well Lived: Daisy Wells Lambert had the heart of a servant

March 11th, 2015 12:30 pm by Katherine Scoggins

Daisy Wells ("Granny") was born Sept. 15, 1914, the fifth of seven children born to William and Ava Wells. In her lifetime, she was a writer, a missionary and a friend. However, the greatest of all these was that she was a servant.

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Juvenile motorcyclist flees Kingsport police at 100 mph

Juvenile motorcyclist flees Kingsport police at 100 mph

March 11th, 2015 12:16 pm by Rain Smith

Kingsport police say an "immature" juvenile on a powerful street bike put the public at risk on Tuesday, fleeing officers at 100 mph - and flipping one the bird - before he was surrounded and arrested in a parking lot.

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Opinion
Mount Carmel BMA should overturn Senior Center vote

Mount Carmel BMA should overturn Senior Center vote

March 11th, 2015 11:03 am by Editorial Board

In a move that was a surprise to everyone but some members, the BMA voted to "take over" the Mount Carmel Senior Center. That would be all well and good except that the BMA has no authority to simply assume control.

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