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Storm floods region, Bays Mtn. wolf dies, Mouse's Ear may rebuild and other stories you may have missed

Staff Report • Jul 19, 2013 at 12:34 PM

Severe storm inundates Kingsport, sparks fires in Scott An emergency shelter was opened in Kingsport on Wednesday evening after torrential rains flooded streets and homes, stranded motorists and triggered mudslides.Lucy Road family loses everything to floodThe fast-rising water came into Gary Duranso's house in any available way, including through the sink and toilets and rose to three and a half feet throughout the structure.Wolf dies at Bays Mountain ParkOne of Bays Mountain Park’s oldest wolves has died. “Kiva passed away ... We knew this was coming. " -- park operations manager Rob Cole.Central graduate wins national design competitionRecent Sullivan Central High School graduate Mary Williams initially wasn’t supposed to go to a national computer-aided design competition because she came in third in the Tennessee competition.‘We don’t just make the rooms pretty. ... We give these families hope.’Bryan Berry says he never knew a real hero until his daughter became one. Driving home: The journey of two women living in their carSitting in the parking lot of the Salvation Army, Chanda Arrington is in her car with the door open keeping an eye on her two dogs. She watches them run around for a while and then she decides to stretch her legs. She stands up and walks toward the back of the 1994 Ford Escort station wagon. “I wish I could get off the damn streets,” she says. “I hate being on the streets.”Mouse’s Ear owners likely to announce plans MondayOwners of an adult entertainment business destroyed by fire in January are expected to announce Monday their decision about the future of the establishment.Is Kingsport BMA ‘divided’ or ‘diverse?’

Is the Board of Mayor and Aldermen a divided board? Is it too involved in the operation of Kingsport’s government? Is City Manager John Campbell being micro-managed? Hawkins group “Expecting God’s Help” plans Pastor Unity DinnerThe Hawkins County-based Christian organization “Expecting God’s Help” has scheduled a second Pastor’s Unity Dinner for July 26 at the Surgoinsville Middle School cafeteria.Dogs steal the show at Allandale MansionMore than 75 dogs competed, and more than 50 went home with ribbons at the Pet Dog Show on the Allandale Mansion lawn Monday night.

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