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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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Business & Technology
No consensus on how to notify data breach victims

No consensus on how to notify data breach victims

March 9th, 2014 8:05 pm by Associated Press

The data breach at Target Corp. that exposed millions of credit card numbers has focused attention on the patchwork of state consumer notification laws and renewed a push for a single national standard.

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Sports NASCAR/Racing
Virginia racer hopes to add NASCAR truck series 'youngest winner' to his resume

Virginia racer hopes to add NASCAR truck series 'youngest winner' to his resume

March 9th, 2014 7:43 pm by Jeff Bobo

Gray Gaulding was the youngest-ever NASCAR touring series winner, youngest-ever polesitter at Richmond International Raceway, and on March 29 at Martinsville he will be the youngest driver ever to start a Camping World Truck Series race.

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Sports NASCAR/Racing
Keselowski edges Earnhardt on last lap for Las Vegas win

Keselowski edges Earnhardt on last lap for Las Vegas win

March 9th, 2014 6:59 pm by GREG BEACHAM, AP Sports Writer

Brad Keselowski surged ahead on the final lap when Dale Earnhardt Jr. ran out of fuel, claiming a dramatic victory Sunday in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

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