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Natural Tunnel's  Christmas event becoming tradition for many

Natural Tunnel's Christmas event becoming tradition for many

November 2nd, 2014 7:51 pm by Marci Gore

Natural Tunnel State Park's Education Specialist Megan Krager said that over the past several years, the park's Christmas Lighting of the Tunnel has become a beloved holiday tradition for many families.

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Cute chick rover: A new way to spy on shy penguins

Cute chick rover: A new way to spy on shy penguins

November 2nd, 2014 7:17 pm by SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer

The newest tool for biologists is the baby penguin robotic spy. It's pretty darn cute, and so convincing that penguins essentially talk to it, as if it is a potential mate for their chicks.

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Recordings indicate Ferguson no-fly zone aimed at media

Recordings indicate Ferguson no-fly zone aimed at media

November 2nd, 2014 6:57 pm by JACK GILLUM, Associated Press

"They finally admitted it really was to keep the media out," said one FAA manager about the St. Louis County Police in a series of recorded telephone conversations obtained by The Associated Press.

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Yennie seeks policy change on unpaid time off for Sullivan teachers

Yennie seeks policy change on unpaid time off for Sullivan teachers

November 2nd, 2014 6:34 pm by Rick Wagner

Director of Schools Jubal Yennie asked the Board of Education to adopt a policy change that says teachers can't simply take unpaid time off when their personal time and sick leave run out.

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Sister of Southwest Virginia gridiron greats  to be featured on 'Say Yes to the Dress'

Sister of Southwest Virginia gridiron greats to be featured on 'Say Yes to the Dress'

November 2nd, 2014 5:58 pm by Stephen Igo

BIG STONE GAP — It's always a big deal when a young woman chooses a gown for her wedding. But it gets way bigger when that choice gets aired on a nationally televised show.

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Tennessee couple charged with killing newborn

Tennessee couple charged with killing newborn

November 2nd, 2014 5:42 pm by Associated Press

MULBERRY, Tenn. — Authorities say a Moore County couple has been charged in the death of their newborn child after the baby's remains were found in a fire pit.

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U.N. climate report offers stark warnings, hope

U.N. climate report offers stark warnings, hope

November 2nd, 2014 11:59 am by KARL RITTER, Associated Press

Climate change is happening, it's almost entirely man's fault and limiting its impacts may require reducing greenhouse gas emissions to zero this century, the United Nation's panel on climate science said Sunday.

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Probe into space tourism rocket crash may take year

Probe into space tourism rocket crash may take year

November 2nd, 2014 11:40 am by BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press

Billionaire Richard Branson is promising to find out what caused the crash of his Virgin Galactic prototype space tourism rocket that killed a test pilot, but federal investigators are cautioning that it may take up to a year to learn exactly what went wr

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Sports
Gators chomp SEC hopes for two in CFP

Gators chomp SEC hopes for two in CFP

November 2nd, 2014 9:00 am by RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football Writer

Florida's upset of No. 9 Georgia took a chunk out of the SEC's chance to get two teams in the College Football Playoff. It's all about the West now in the SEC, as far as the CFP is concerned. The best the East teams can do is not get in the way.

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Editorial: Kingsport BOE should lift restrictions on facilities study

Editorial: Kingsport BOE should lift restrictions on facilities study

November 2nd, 2014 8:30 am by Staff Report

What's needed is a professional, objective analysis which gives direction to city and county governments in developing best-use plans for facilities, given student load projections and other criteria.

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