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Forestry officials believe fires in Scott, Lee counties were deliberately set

Forestry officials believe fires in Scott, Lee counties were deliberately set

March 3rd, 2014 11:52 pm by Wes Bunch

GATE CITY - Virginia Department of Forestry officials believe arson is to blame for two wildfires that burned almost 450 combined acres this weekend in Scott and Lee counties.

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Kingsport BMA seeks paving estimate

Kingsport BMA seeks paving estimate

March 3rd, 2014 10:04 pm by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT - The Board of Mayor and Aldermen wants to know how much it would cost to repave every city street in failure mode by July of next year.

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After heart, lung transplant, Blountville boy readies for another fight

After heart, lung transplant, Blountville boy readies for another fight

March 3rd, 2014 9:57 pm by Sue Guinn Legg, NET News Service

Weston Keeton, the 7-year-old Blountville boy who underwent a heart and double lung transplant at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in December, will undergo an unprecedented post-transplant heart valve surgery Wednesday.

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Winter delivers another punch to Wise, Dickenson counties

Winter delivers another punch to Wise, Dickenson counties

March 3rd, 2014 9:02 pm by Stephen Igo

WISE - Parts of winter weary Southwest Virginia dealt with another wintry blow on Monday that delivered nature's full arsenal of precipitation with rain, freezing rain, sleet and snow.

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Friends common source of abused prescription meds

Friends common source of abused prescription meds

March 3rd, 2014 8:06 pm by LINDSEY TANNER, AP Medical Writer

Most people who abuse addictive prescription painkillers get them for free from friends or relatives, while drug dealers are a relatively uncommon source for those at highest risk for deadly overdoses, a government study found.

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Supermarket wine sales bill headed to Gov. Haslam

Supermarket wine sales bill headed to Gov. Haslam

March 3rd, 2014 7:47 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

Legislation that would let voters decide whether their cities or counties allow wine to be sold in supermarkets and convenience stores has been sent to the governor, who is expected to sign the measure into law.

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Firefighters battle blaze in downtown Big Stone Gap

Firefighters battle blaze in downtown Big Stone Gap

March 3rd, 2014 7:35 pm by Stephen Igo

Firefighters battled a fully engulfed NAPA Auto Parts building in Big Stone Gap on Monday. Big Stone Gap Police Chief Steve Hamm said the emergency call was received at 5 p.m. Monday.

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HARDTACK and HARD TIMES: Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, Hero or Villain?

March 3rd, 2014 5:31 pm by Ned Jilton

Free lecture Monday on one of the hot button issues of the Civil War, Nathan Bedford Forrest and the Battle of Fort Pillow.

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Kingsport drug dealer sentenced to prison

Kingsport drug dealer sentenced to prison

March 3rd, 2014 4:07 pm by Staff Report

A Kingsport man who reportedly conspired to deal 14,000 oxycodone pills in Northeast Tennessee will serve 270 months in federal prison.

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Telecoms push back on proposed NSA plan

Telecoms push back on proposed NSA plan

March 3rd, 2014 2:15 pm by MARCY GORDON and MARTHA MENDOZA, Associated Press

In closed-door meetings with policymakers phone companies are taking a less accommodating stance with government and rattling the historically tight bond between telecom and the surveillance community.

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