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VH1 awards Sullivan County school $10K in musical instruments, equipment

VH1 awards Sullivan County school $10K in musical instruments, equipment

September 10th, 2014 9:05 am by Rick Wagner

Holston Valley Middle School has a band program, but the items will be used in the general music classes and chorus.

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KCS to be self-insured, based on employee vote

KCS to be self-insured, based on employee vote

September 10th, 2014 8:13 am by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — Kingsport City Schools employees have voted for the school system to go with a self-insured health benefits plan, joining their non-school system city employees already on such a plan.

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18 students from region named  National Merit Scholarship semifinalists

18 students from region named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists

September 10th, 2014 7:00 am by Rick Wagner

They are among less than 1 percent of the top academic students in the United States, as measured by National Merit testing.

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Carson-Newman, Emory & Henry make U.S. News & World Report ranking

Carson-Newman, Emory & Henry make U.S. News & World Report ranking

September 10th, 2014 12:18 am by Rick Wagner

Carson-Newman was called a "great school at a great price" and an "up-and-comer" by U.S. News & World Report in its 2015 Best Colleges rankings, released Tuesday.

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Warriors Path State Park hosts Conservation Camp

Warriors Path State Park hosts Conservation Camp

September 10th, 2014 12:05 am by Rick Wagner

Chia the vulture, who fits into the ecosystem as part of nature's cleanup crew of sorts, is helping teach area fourth-grade students about the environment this week.

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Wise superintendent gives school board glowing report of system's ranking

Wise superintendent gives school board glowing report of system's ranking

September 9th, 2014 10:22 pm by Stephen Igo

Of 133 school divisions statewide, Wise County ranked third in the state in overall math (and first in eighth-grade math), fourth in history, sixth in reading, 14th in science and 38th in writing.

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Armed Blountville man fights police along highway

Armed Blountville man fights police along highway

September 9th, 2014 4:52 pm by Rain Smith

At 6:30 p.m. police were advised of a pedestrian "stumbling in and out of traffic" on Highway 394 in Blountville. They responded to find him carrying two knives, a pick axe and a pair shovels — with him then swinging the tools to strike an officer's car.

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United Way of Greater Kingsport kicks off community campaign

United Way of Greater Kingsport kicks off community campaign

September 9th, 2014 1:30 pm by Nick Shepherd

This year's goal is to raise $4 million for the United Way of Greater Kingsport. United Way has very specific goals in mind for the money, such as literacy and hunger.

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Christian 'honored' to be elected Hawkins BOE's new chairman

Christian 'honored' to be elected Hawkins BOE's new chairman

September 9th, 2014 11:54 am by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — With only two years of experience under his belt on the Hawkins County Board of Education, Chris Christian has been elected by his fellow board members to serve as board chairman.

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Kingsport couple's granddaughter a finalist on 'America's Got Talent'

Kingsport couple's granddaughter a finalist on 'America's Got Talent'

September 9th, 2014 11:07 am by Rick Wagner

A ballet dancer with ties to Kingsport will be on the finals of "America's Got Talent" Tuesday on NBC.

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