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Stories of interest you may have missed

August 11th, 2013 9:00 am by Staff Report

Stories of interest you may have missed

Let's go to the movies!

It’s showtime!  Frank Theatres is on track to re-open the movie theater in the Kingsport Town Center on Friday, a company official said Wednesday. The first show will be the new Disney animated movie “Planes” with a start time of 11 a.m.

Hunting for treasure: Picker Vaughan always on the lookout for the next big find

When Larry Vaughan saw the jar sitting in the fireplace of the Sullivan County home, he knew exactly how rare the piece was, and he eventually sold the Great Road storage container at auction for $17,000.

Molto buono: Misciagna brothers expanding restaurant business to downtown Kingsport

The owners of three well-known Italian restaurants with a long history in the Model City are planning to open a fourth location downtown after the first of the year.

Paws that save: Kingsport man trains diabetic alert dogs

But thanks to his diabetic alert dog, Hawk, Creasy says he sleeps a lot better at night. reasy was diagnosed as a type 2 diabetic in 2000 and says he used to worry about what would happen to him if his blood sugar dropped too low.

South zone parents give Sullivan BOE an earful

Sullivan County’s school board got an earful of public comments Monday night from the Sullivan South High School zone. Topics ranged from an alleged lack of school maintenance to side effects of a nonsubsidized pre-kindergarten program in three county schools.

Photo gallery: Kingsport firefighters rescue ferret from drain

A wayward ferret needed help from Kingsport firefighters after getting stuck in a drain pipe. Read more:

Hawkins schools addressing ‘chronic’ absenteeism in 2013-14

Hawkins County’s schools regularly exceed state ADA (average daily attendance) goals, and maintain an impressive truancy level right around 2 percent of the overall student body.

Eastside story: Wise County students swarm back to ‘new’ old high school

 Fifteen-year-old Bailey Martin of Coeburn provided a bright and promising summation of her first day back at school on Thursday. “It’s going to be a really, really good year,” declared the Eastside High School student just before she entered her not-quite-finished but strikingly remodeled school.

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