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Shoppers around Kingsport celebrate Black Friday

November 28th, 2014 9:00 pm by Rick Wagner

Black Friday 2014 may be remembered as the year the iconic U.S. shopping day morphed into something that could be called Black November.

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Hokies outlast Cavs, become bowl eligible

Hokies outlast Cavs, become bowl eligible

November 29th, 2014 12:46 am by HANK KURZ JR., AP SPORTS WRITER

Virginia Tech held on to beat Virginia on Friday night at Lane Stadium, qualifying the Hokies for their 22nd consecutive bowl bid.

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Wise woman slates Christmas benefit concert Dec. 13

Wise woman slates Christmas benefit concert Dec. 13

November 28th, 2014 11:20 pm by Stephen Igo

For Angel Mefford of Wise, the season for giving has taken on a whole new meaning and offers a challenging, yet joyful, task this year.

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Local gun sales shoot up on Black Friday

Local gun sales shoot up on Black Friday

November 28th, 2014 10:02 pm by TONY CASEY, NET News Service

Thomas Isaacs, owner of Tri-Cities Gun Depot in Elizabethton, said his shop was set to open at 10 a.m., but was somewhat surprised to see that 20 to 25 people were waiting near the door.

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Sullivan to get dose of grants to fight prescription problem

Sullivan to get dose of grants to fight prescription problem

November 28th, 2014 8:59 pm by Nick Shepherd

"There are lots of national indicators saying Tennessee has high rates of opioid use," said Angie McKinney Jones, director of Prevention Services for the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.

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Off-target: Vandals damaging Carter County shooting range

Off-target: Vandals damaging Carter County shooting range

November 28th, 2014 6:39 pm by JOHN THOMPSON, NET News Service

The Pond Mountain Shooting Range was meant to provide marksmen with targets set up at 25, 50 and 100 yards. But those targets apparently aren't enough for some.

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Nashville police watching shoppers by air

Nashville police watching shoppers by air

November 28th, 2014 5:45 pm by Associated Press

Two of the helicopters are equipped with thermal imaging technology, and the pilots all fly with night vision goggles for nighttime operations. Helicopters will patrol various areas at various times during the long shopping weekend.

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S&P 500 slips as crude oil sinks

S&P 500 slips as crude oil sinks

November 28th, 2014 5:32 pm by Associated Press

The S&P 500 index lost 5.27 points, or 0.3 percent, to close at 2,067.56. As a group, energy companies lost 6 percent, the worst drop of the 10 sectors in the S&P 500 by far.

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City's oldest continuinally operated business honors shared by five businesses

City's oldest continuinally operated business honors shared by five businesses

November 28th, 2014 5:15 pm by Vince Staten

Gail Cole's question: "What is Kingsport's longest continuously operating business at this time? The last brochure states it's Citizens Supply Company. However, that, as an entity, has closed."

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Honor roll: Kingsport schools one of eight Tennessee districts to make listing

Honor roll: Kingsport schools one of eight Tennessee districts to make listing

November 28th, 2014 4:15 pm by Rick Wagner

"I applaud these students for the perseverance and dedication they have shown through attempting and succeeding in such rigorous course offerings," D-B Principal Chris Hampton said.

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Rice wins appeal, 'suspension vacated'

Rice wins appeal, 'suspension vacated'

November 28th, 2014 3:44 pm by BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer

An arbitrator ruled Friday that Ray Rice's suspension for punching his fiancee, now his wife, should be vacated immediately. The NFL said Rice, a free agent, is "eligible to play upon signing a new contract."

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