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'It just makes your heart feel warm': Rotary Club of Scott County gives 700 pairs of shoes to students this year

'It just makes your heart feel warm': Rotary Club of Scott County gives 700 pairs of shoes to students this year

December 14th, 2014 6:01 pm by Marci Gore

Earlier this month, Rotarians delivered more than 400 pairs of shoes, which were purchased with donations to its Shoe Drive, to the 14 schools in Scott County — including the county's Head Start classrooms.

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Number of equivalency diplomas increases after switch from GED to HiSet

Number of equivalency diplomas increases after switch from GED to HiSet

December 14th, 2014 2:24 pm by Rick Wagner

HiSet became an option, along with GED, Jan. 1, 2014

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ECU dividend about to hit $70M mark overall

ECU dividend about to hit $70M mark overall

December 14th, 2014 2:00 pm by Hank Hayes

ECU members can expect a record breaking $8 million dividend early next year for their loyalty in 2014, the credit union has announced.

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Top stories you may have missed

Top stories you may have missed

December 14th, 2014 12:00 pm by Staff reports

This week's stories include the world's oldest profession finding a new marketplace, Sullivan South's first QB recovering, Santa visiting Hawkins County and Tri-Cities crossing scrambling to catch up, among others

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'Under the Sea': Twin Springs High School students get a glimpse of life underwater

'Under the Sea': Twin Springs High School students get a glimpse of life underwater

December 14th, 2014 10:00 am by Marci Gore

Students from Twin Springs High School recently had the opportunity to chat, via Skype, with two biologists who have been living underwater since early October.

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McAuliffe aims to provide localities and private sector with low cost financing options to implement energy conservation projects

McAuliffe aims to provide localities and private sector with low cost financing options to implement energy conservation projects

December 13th, 2014 8:00 pm by Stephen Igo

The governor's executive order also reallocates a portion of the bonds directly to qualifying localities for energy conservation projects.

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Virginia's 9th District congressman votes against 11th hour funding legislation filled with 'candy apples and toads.'

Virginia's 9th District congressman votes against 11th hour funding legislation filled with 'candy apples and toads.'

December 13th, 2014 6:00 pm by Stephen Igo

Virginia 9th District Republican Congressman Morgan Griffith said a spending bill passed at the 11th-hour late Thursday was too flawed to earn his support.

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Reserve Service: Kingsport man volunteers 3,300 hours with KPD

Reserve Service: Kingsport man volunteers 3,300 hours with KPD

December 13th, 2014 2:00 pm by Matthew Lane

"Of all the community service work I've done, this is definitely the most unique," Len Fulkerson said. "There's not a lot of opportunity to serve the community this way, to see a side of the world most people don't see."

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This week in crime

This week in crime

December 13th, 2014 12:00 pm by Staff reports

This week's stories include Bigfoot being blamed, a wife accused of poisoning her husband, a few xanax leading to two car crashes and a businessman getting the maximum sentence, among others

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Kingsport BOE: Keep academic standards high

Kingsport BOE: Keep academic standards high

December 13th, 2014 10:00 am by Hank Hayes

Kingsport Board of Education (BOE) members asked two state lawmakers Friday to keep state academic standards high during a luncheon outlining their 2015 legislative priorities.

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