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Staff Report • Aug 16, 2013 at 3:15 PM

Schools, old courthouse among buildings flooded in BlountvilleSullivan County schools and roads in the greater Blountville area east to the Bristol area flooded late Tuesday morning and early afternoon. Read more:

Despite tough times, founder of Kingsport soup kitchen says: ‘The Lord will provide’Although Geraldine Swagerty is facing a problem she is all too familiar with, her faith remains strong. Read more:

'The Voice' finalists to perform at Appalachian FairZach and Colton Swon say when they decided to audition for a spot on season four of NBC’s “The Voice,” their goal was simply to get a little exposure. Read more:Steelers' Rocky Bleier offers story of inspiration during United Way Kick OffFormer Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rocky Bleier helped kick off the United Way’s regional fundraising campaign Wednesday afternoon, offering a personal story of determination and perseverance, from overcoming a career-ending injury sustained during the Vietnam War to returning to the gridiron and playing for four Super Bowl winning teams during the 1970s. Read more:Darrell Waltrip to headline Carson-Newman NASCAR Celebrity RoastAs Bristol race week heats up, Carson-Newman University will host a celebrity roast featuring NASCAR legend Darrell Waltrip. Read more:New Bays Mountain planetarium show takes viewers along as astronomers search for cometsBays Mountain Park has recently unveiled its newest planetarium show — “Comets & Discovery” — a 45-minute show about spectacular “tailed” stars, their composition and how the astronomical objects have been interpreted over time.Haslam makes it official, swearing in new judges Faulk and JenkinsGov. Bill Haslam was in Church Hill Wednesday afternoon to officially swear in a couple of Hawkins County boys who were appointed to fill judge vacancies last month. Read more:

Getting juiced?: Cleanses prove popular but remain controversial dietJuice cleanses — temporary diets in which you drink only juice and stop eating solid food and toxic substances — have proven both popular and controversial. Read more:Enrollment higher in Wise County schoolsWise County’s school division is off to a great start for the 2013-14 school year, according to reports received by the School Board on Tuesday, including an upward bump in enrollment — at least from initial numbers — after decades of declines. Read more:

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