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School systems in region eye dwindling balance of snow days

School systems in region eye dwindling balance of snow days

February 1st, 2014 8:01 pm by Rick Wagner

ROGERSVILLE — Students through the Tri-Cities and Southwest Virginia got snow days this past week, even in Kingsport and other city systems that usually don’t get out that much for weather.

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Sports
Manning wins fifth MVP award in landslide

Manning wins fifth MVP award in landslide

February 1st, 2014 8:00 pm by BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer

Peyton Manning’s record-setting season earned him his fifth Associated Press NFL MVP award Saturday night in a landslide — getting every vote but one. No other player has won more than three MVP awards.

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News Local News Health
Sullivan County health officials investigate norovirus-like  illness in  area

Sullivan County health officials investigate norovirus-like illness in area

February 1st, 2014 7:44 pm by Wes Bunch

KINGSPORT — Area health officials confirmed this week that state environmentalists have been investigating multiple cases of norovirus-like symptoms that have been reported recently by people in Kingsport.

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Community Local News
Cindy Risk’s death leaves void at the heart of the Model City

Cindy Risk’s death leaves void at the heart of the Model City

February 1st, 2014 7:37 pm by Nick Shepherd

Every once in a while, someone entirely unique comes along and does great, selfless work. Family and friends say Cindy Risk was one of those people.

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Regional & National
Flying drone worries residents of Tennessee city

Flying drone worries residents of Tennessee city

February 1st, 2014 7:26 pm by Associated Press

LA VERGNE, Tenn. — Residents in a neighborhood in La Vergne have reported sightings of a flying drone to police.

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Regional & National
Lincoln handkerchiefs given to museum at Lincoln Memorial University

Lincoln handkerchiefs given to museum at Lincoln Memorial University

February 1st, 2014 7:23 pm by Associated Press

HARROGATE, Tenn. — Two handkerchiefs once owned by Mary Todd Lincoln have been given to a museum at Lincoln Memorial University.

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News Regional & National
Three children pulled from Tennessee lake after falling in ice

Three children pulled from Tennessee lake after falling in ice

February 1st, 2014 7:15 pm by Associated Press

SPRING CITY, Tenn. — Three children have been pulled from the icy water on Watts Bar Lake after spending nearly an hour clinging to a buoy.

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Regional & National Business & Technology
Keystone pipeline foes undaunted by State Department report

Keystone pipeline foes undaunted by State Department report

February 1st, 2014 7:05 pm by GRANT SCHULTE, Associated Press

With yet another obstacle removed for the Keystone XL pipeline, opponents were pressing forward with a lawsuit to challenge the project, public protests and an effort to inject the issue into the November elections.

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Trains still relevant in 21st century economy

Trains still relevant in 21st century economy

February 1st, 2014 6:44 pm by Hank Hayes

KINGSPORT — Rail service helped create Kingsport in the 20th century and now it sustains the Model City in the 21st century.

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Crime Regional & National
Police: Man stole cars left during Atlanta storm

Police: Man stole cars left during Atlanta storm

February 1st, 2014 4:46 pm by Associated Press

A 34-year-old man is accused of using a tow truck to take cars that were abandoned in Atlanta during the winter storm and traffic jam.

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