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Spirit-filled and dynamic: Hales Chapel a praying church open to all believers

Spirit-filled and dynamic: Hales Chapel a praying church open to all believers

February 24th, 2014 9:35 am by Marci Gore

In the mid-1970s, the congregation of Hales Chapel United Methodist Church in Gate City, Va., was facing the possibility of having to close its doors.

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News Regional & National
Seafaring drug smugglers challenging Coast Guard

Seafaring drug smugglers challenging Coast Guard

February 24th, 2014 9:32 am by ELLIOT SPAGAT, Associated Press; JULIE WATSON, Associated Press

The area where boats were seized off California and the northwest coast of Mexico tripled to a size comparable to the state of Montana during the 2013 fiscal year, which ended in September.

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Regional & National Business & Technology
Governors say Obamacare here to stay

Governors say Obamacare here to stay

February 23rd, 2014 11:57 pm by KEN THOMAS, Associated Press

The explosive politics of health care have divided the nation, but America's governors, Republicans and Democrats alike, suggest that President Barack Obama's health care overhaul is here to stay.

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Sports NASCAR/Racing
UPDATE: Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins second Daytona 500

UPDATE: Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins second Daytona 500

February 23rd, 2014 11:46 pm by JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer

Through rain and wrecks, Dale Earnhardt Jr. ended the only drought that mattered. NASCAR's most popular driver won the Daytona 500 for the second time, a decade after his first victory in the "Great American Race."

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News Local News TriCityMom Health
Obsession with weight, food can develop into deadly disorders

Obsession with weight, food can develop into deadly disorders

February 23rd, 2014 9:58 pm by Nick Shepherd

Danielle Powers was weak. She began to lose her hair and she couldn't pick up a 12-pack of soda. She had a heart rate of 30 and couldn't walk up stairs with a backpack full of books.

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Local News Education
Kingsport teacher pay plan shifts weight from degrees to performance

Kingsport teacher pay plan shifts weight from degrees to performance

February 23rd, 2014 9:52 pm by Rick Wagner

Kingsport City Schools' new differentiated compensation policy for teachers will result in a pay increase for every teacher. However, it gives less weight to having advanced degrees and adds job performance as a variable.

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Local News
More than 20 resumes submitted so far for Kingsport city manager post

More than 20 resumes submitted so far for Kingsport city manager post

February 23rd, 2014 9:48 pm by Matthew Lane

Since opening the position two weeks ago, a variety of candidates have submitted resumes to be Kingsport's next city manager.

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Local News Education
Five Hawkins County schools awarded Utrust 'mini-grants'

Five Hawkins County schools awarded Utrust 'mini-grants'

February 23rd, 2014 9:08 pm by Jeff Bobo

Five Hawkins County schools have been awarded "mini-grants" to fund educational programs in the schools thanks to an organization dedicated to expressing appreciation to school employees.

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Local News Education
Parents urge Kingsport schools to join county in facilities  study

Parents urge Kingsport schools to join county in facilities study

February 23rd, 2014 9:05 pm by Rick Wagner

Based on parent comments at Friday's inaugural Lunch with Lyle event, the city school system would be well served doing a joint facilities study with Sullivan County.

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News Regional & National
Bills seek to tackle backlog of untested rape kits

Bills seek to tackle backlog of untested rape kits

February 23rd, 2014 7:13 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

With possibly hundreds of thousands of rape kits untested across the country, a number of states are proposing legislation to address backlogs that in at least one case dates back nearly three decades.

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