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Oak Island beachgoers warned against swimming after shark attacks

Oak Island beachgoers warned against swimming after shark attacks

June 16th, 2015 1:32 pm by EMERY P. DALESIO and EMILY MASTERS, Associated Press

A North Carolina beach town is advising against ocean swimming after two youths were mauled by at least one shark over the weekend - but the beaches remain open.

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TVA proposes to extend boat ramps, build temporary beach at Boone Lake

TVA proposes to extend boat ramps, build temporary beach at Boone Lake

June 16th, 2015 12:54 pm by Nathan Baker, NET News Service

A permit submitted this month asks for approval to extend boat ramps at Devault Bridge, Pickens Bridge and TVA-owned property off Minga Road in Sullivan County, and to build a temporary public beach at the latter site.

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Ramsey delivers $2.2M grant for new ag center in Sullivan

Ramsey delivers $2.2M grant for new ag center in Sullivan

June 16th, 2015 11:13 am by J. H. Osborne

The center is projected to open within a year off Spurgeon Lane along Highway 75, north of Tri-Cities Regional Airport. Supporters say will provide much-needed meeting space and also contribute to tourism and economic development efforts in the county.

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Devices make airport go silent

Devices make airport go silent

June 16th, 2015 10:05 am by Letters to the Editor

However, there is one new word that came out of nowhere I hope never to see or hear again. The word is "hashtag." I did like hash but never liked tag. I am still not sure what this word means.

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First adoption at new animal shelter heading for Kingsport home

First adoption at new animal shelter heading for Kingsport home

June 16th, 2015 8:37 am by Tony Casey, NET News Service

Kingsport's Matt Peace snatched up Zara, a 6-month old Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog from the brand new Washington County-Johnson City Animal Shelter just in the nick of time Monday during the facility's soft opening.

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Judge's ruling could affect 80 pending cases in Sullivan County

Judge's ruling could affect 80 pending cases in Sullivan County

June 16th, 2015 8:23 am by Nick Shepherd

A rule - which was not followed by law enforcement in Sullivan County for at least two decades - regarding after-hours arrests could potentially lead to the dismissal of 75 or 80 pending cases and could affect past cases.

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Sullivan OKs magistrates resolution

Sullivan OKs magistrates resolution

June 16th, 2015 8:10 am by J. H. Osborne

The Sullivan County Commission voted Monday to approve the appointment of four magistrates to make the county compliant with state law regarding criminal warrants issued during non-business hours.

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Battle heats up over controversial Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Battle heats up over controversial Atlantic Coast Pipeline

June 16th, 2015 7:52 am by By Sean Cockerham, McClatchy Washington Bureau (TNS)

As the developer of a pipeline to bring fracked natural gas to North Carolina sues landowners for refusing to cooperate, a politically influential collection of opponents is trying to torpedo plans to route the project through Virginia properties.

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Check and mate, Scott County parks & rec offering chess clinics

Check and mate, Scott County parks & rec offering chess clinics

June 15th, 2015 10:00 pm by Marci Gore

For the second year in a row, the department, often known best for its summer clinics in tennis and golf, is also currently offering a chess clinic for children and teenagers between the ages of 10 and 18.

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Jubal Yennie: From Rocky Top to Mayberry, from facilities study to Innovation Academy

Jubal Yennie: From Rocky Top to Mayberry, from facilities study to Innovation Academy

June 15th, 2015 9:00 pm by Rick Wagner

Outgoing Sullivan County Director of Schools Jubal Yennie said he was told two things he needed to do when he first came to Sullivan County five years ago.

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