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Hawkins County pastor builds 'Utopia' on FOX TV

August 20th, 2014 2:56 pm by Marci Gore

A local pastor will be one of 15 people tasked with creating a utopian society on a new FOX TV reality show. "Utopia," will premiere with a special two-hour event at 8 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 7.

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Steele Creek Park offers something for visitors of all ages

Steele Creek Park offers something for visitors of all ages

August 21st, 2014 11:30 am by Collin Brooks

Even though the summer is nearing an end, there is still plenty of weekend fun to be had Steele Creek Park in Bristol.

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Rain or shine, crowds turning out for Appalachian Fair

Rain or shine, crowds turning out for Appalachian Fair

August 20th, 2014 7:37 am by Max Hrenda, NET News Service

For the fair's opening day, approximately 16,000 people made the decision to weather the elements and attend.

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Ring, ring: London statues want to talk to you

Ring, ring: London statues want to talk to you

August 20th, 2014 2:00 am by Associated Press

A new interactive arts project is giving a voice to dozens of statues of historical and fictional characters in London, allowing them to tell their stories and entertain curious visitors and weary commuters as they pass by.

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Longtime 'SNL' announcer Don Pardo dies

Longtime 'SNL' announcer Don Pardo dies

August 19th, 2014 5:38 pm by Associated Press

Don Pardo, the eras-spanning radio and TV announcer whose resonant voice-over style was celebrated for its majesty and power, died Monday in Arizona at the age of 96.

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Opportunity knocks as MECCA singers travel near and far to perform

Opportunity knocks as MECCA singers travel near and far to perform

August 19th, 2014 11:50 am by Amanda J. Vicars

MECCA, which is made up of around 135 total singers at present, serves as an umbrella organization for three age-specific choir groups.

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Vintage Junkie -- Flea Market Flip: Dressing Table Redo

Vintage Junkie -- Flea Market Flip: Dressing Table Redo

August 19th, 2014 11:15 am by Melissa Baskette

My husband picked up this old dressing table for me at a recent sale. The finish had seen better days, but it was well constructed and the drawers all opened and closed with ease.

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As fair begins, 15-year veteran vendor hoping things stay frosty

As fair begins, 15-year veteran vendor hoping things stay frosty

August 19th, 2014 9:19 am by Max Hrenda, NET News Service

For some people, the start of the Appalachian Fair may herald the return of a favorite ride or carnival game. For others, however, the fair's return may also mean the return of a favorite frozen treat.

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'Ninja Turtles' tops 'Expendables 3,' 'Let's Be Cops' at box office

'Ninja Turtles' tops 'Expendables 3,' 'Let's Be Cops' at box office

August 18th, 2014 8:26 am by By Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" ruled the box office for the second week and "Guardians of the Galaxy" was runner-up in its third week, leaving three very different new films fighting for the remaining spots in the top five.

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Wilder memoir to give gritty view of prairie life

Wilder memoir to give gritty view of prairie life

August 16th, 2014 3:42 pm by KEVIN BURBACH, Associated Press

Laura Ingalls Wilder penned one of the most beloved children's series of the 20th century, but her forthcoming autobiography will show devoted "Little House on the Prairie" fans a more realistic, grittier view of frontier living.

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Candlelight vigil outside Graceland marks Elvis' death

Candlelight vigil outside Graceland marks Elvis' death

August 16th, 2014 3:20 am by ADRIAN SAINZ, Associated Press

Holding flickering candles, fans of Elvis Presley made a slow, nighttime walk past his gravesite at Graceland on Friday, marking the anniversary of his death 37 years ago.

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