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Tech-savvy shoppers seek  out Black Friday bargains

Tech-savvy shoppers seek out Black Friday bargains

November 27th, 2013 10:30 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — Black Friday has gone high-tech. More shoppers are seeking deals online and using devices to track specials offered online and in stores. The online shopping trend also takes a chunk out of holiday shopping from brick- and-mortar retailers.

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Local News
Big Stone Gap man wins $100,000 in Virginia Lottery scratcher game

Big Stone Gap man wins $100,000 in Virginia Lottery scratcher game

November 27th, 2013 10:20 pm by Wes Bunch

ABINGDON — Wise County resident Brett Roberts bought the ticket recently at the Scotchman, located at 900 Gilley Ave. in Big Stone Gap. When he first began scratching the Jewel 7s ticket, Roberts said he thought he had won $100.

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Business & Technology
Retail workers sacrificing holiday   time with family to prepare for rush

Retail workers sacrificing holiday time with family to prepare for rush

November 27th, 2013 9:16 pm by Nick Shepherd

For “Sarah,” a part-time retail employee who asked that her real name not be used, Thanksgiving means long hours without spending time with her husband and 3-year-old daughter.

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Crime Local News
Ex-postal worker pleads guilty to stealing veterans’ mail-order pain meds

Ex-postal worker pleads guilty to stealing veterans’ mail-order pain meds

November 27th, 2013 9:12 pm by Matthew Lane

GREENEVILLE — Lithia Daugherty, who worked as a rural carrier in the Fall Branch post office from May 2004 until March 2013, admitted to breaking into at least six packages since October 2010.

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Local News
VDOT chief says area ‘dodged a bullet’

VDOT chief says area ‘dodged a bullet’

November 27th, 2013 8:10 pm by Stephen Igo

WISE — Virginia Department of Transportation and contractor snowplow crews expect to stay at it into Thanksgiving Day after the season’s first major storm dealt mostly a glancing blow across Southwest Virginia on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Meth cleanup continues from Carter County 'super lab'

Meth cleanup continues from Carter County 'super lab'

November 27th, 2013 7:56 pm by John Thompson, NET News Service

ELIZABETHTON — Timothy Lee Blackwell, 43, was charged with six counts of initiation of methamphetamine manufacture, promotion of methamphetamine manufacture, possession of felony drug paraphernalia and a variety of other offenses.

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CORRECTION: Beer drinking during Hawkins County Sessions Court earns man 30 days in jail

CORRECTION: Beer drinking during Hawkins County Sessions Court earns man 30 days in jail

November 27th, 2013 7:37 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — A Church Hill man was charged with public intoxication after police spotted him going back and forth from Hawkins County Sessions Court to the Justice Center parking lot to allegedly take drinks from a 40-ounce bottle of beer.

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Hawkins County Board of Education votes to eliminate teacher fees for refrigerators, microwaves

Hawkins County Board of Education votes to eliminate teacher fees for refrigerators, microwaves

November 27th, 2013 6:55 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — It will cost Hawkins County Schools between $7,000 and $8,000 each school year to eliminate the annual $40 fee charged to teachers who keep refrigerators and/or microwaves in their classrooms.

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Business & Technology
Tech review: 5 shopping apps to get you the best prices

Tech review: 5 shopping apps to get you the best prices

November 27th, 2013 5:08 pm by JOSEPH PISANI

NEW YORK (AP) — Many retailers, for instance, will match deals you find elsewhere, so these apps can help you find better prices to show the cashier. Some let you search for coupons, while others tell you whether you’re better off buying online instead.

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Man found dead outside Church Hill mobile home

Man found dead outside Church Hill mobile home

November 27th, 2013 3:55 pm by Rain Smith

CHURCH HILL — Police Chief Mark Johnson says the body of an 18-year-old male was located at approximately 11 a.m. It was reportedly outside a residence on Burlington Road and appears to have been in the elements for "several hours."

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