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In the Rearview: Las Vegas

In the Rearview: Las Vegas

March 10th, 2014 1:01 pm by Dave Ongie

We only have three races under the new system to go by, but so far, there has been no shortage of excitement in the final laps as drivers have pulled out all the stops to win. There is no reason to believe that trend won't continue at Bristol.

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Entertainment Local Entertainment
Appalachian Art Show winners announced

Appalachian Art Show winners announced

March 10th, 2014 12:32 pm by Jessica Fischer

Winners were announced March 2 during the show's opening reception in the Kingsport Renaissance Center's Main Gallery, where the exhibition will remain on display through March 27. Admission is free.

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Regional & National Business & Technology Health
E-cigarettes: fresh air or smoke and mirrors?

E-cigarettes: fresh air or smoke and mirrors?

March 10th, 2014 12:21 pm by LEANNE ITALIE, Associated Press

"Vaping" has had astonishing growth - in just eight years or so, the number of enthusiasts around the world has grown from a few thousand to millions. It may be safer - there are differing opinions - but it isn't necessarily cheap.

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Owners of Volunteer Speedway recognized as 'Promoters of the Year'

Owners of Volunteer Speedway recognized as 'Promoters of the Year'

March 10th, 2014 9:15 am by Jeff Bobo

Every March during Bristol Motor Speedway's NASCAR race week, the Spring Thaw attracts the biggest names in dirt racing, as well as a handful of NASCAR stars who sneak over from Bristol to get dirty on the clay.

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Survey: Uninsured rate drops; health law cited

Survey: Uninsured rate drops; health law cited

March 10th, 2014 8:43 am by RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press

With just three weeks left to sign up under President Barack Obama's health care law, a major survey tracking the rollout finds that the uninsured rate keeps going down.

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Endangered penguin on display at Ripley's Aquarium

Endangered penguin on display at Ripley's Aquarium

March 10th, 2014 8:36 am by Staff Report

A rare African black-footed penguin is on display at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies in Gatlinburg. According to The Mountain Press, the as-yet-unnamed penguin is a male that was born at the aquarium in January.

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Regional & National
6.9 quake strikes off Northern California coast

6.9 quake strikes off Northern California coast

March 10th, 2014 2:38 am by Associated Press

A powerful magnitude-6.9 earthquake struck Sunday night off the coast of Northern California, but there were no immediate reports of injury or damage and no danger of a tsunami, officials said.

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Education
City schools pay scale to include teacher evaluation score factor

City schools pay scale to include teacher evaluation score factor

March 9th, 2014 11:24 pm by Rick Wagner

Kingsport City Schools teachers will have performance-based pay starting in the 2014-15 school year in August as part of a new differentiated pay plan.

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Local News
Sullivan County sheriff candidate withdraws; GOP boots Rumsby

Sullivan County sheriff candidate withdraws; GOP boots Rumsby

March 9th, 2014 10:00 pm by J. H. Osborne

A withdrawal and a party rejection have changed things in at least two races in upcoming party primaries and for the county general election in August.

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Crime Local News
Big Stone Gap man gets two years added to sentence

Big Stone Gap man gets two years added to sentence

March 9th, 2014 8:29 pm by Wes Bunch

Devan Wayne Statzer, 26, of Big Stone Gap, pleaded guilty to violating probation on multiple charges - including drug distribution, conspiracy and child abuse - when he committed three Duffield area break-ins in March 2012.

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