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Triplets hope online video cooks up money for school cafeteria

Triplets hope online video cooks up money for school cafeteria

November 20th, 2014 8:00 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — The 9-year-old Adams Elementary students are one of 25 finalists in the Ben's Beginners Cooking Contest, as in Uncle Ben's Rice. They could win a $30,000 noise-reducing cafeteria makeover, along with $15,000 for their family.

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Pancake breakfast to benefit area's homeless

Pancake breakfast to benefit area's homeless

November 20th, 2014 6:00 pm by Nick Shepherd

The fundraiser features Santa's helper, and has become important for Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Kingsport. They provide shelter to two parent families, teenage boys and single fathers with teenage girls without splitting them up.

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Two killed in Washington County, Va., fire

Two killed in Washington County, Va., fire

November 20th, 2014 5:35 pm by Staff report

James L. Price, 46, of Abingdon, lived at the residence and died in the fire. An unidentified white female also died in the blaze. Her remains have been transported to the Office of the Medical Examiner in Roanoke for identification and autopsy.

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Grants target East Tenn. prescription drug abuse

Grants target East Tenn. prescription drug abuse

November 20th, 2014 3:04 pm by Associated Press

Community drug coalitions are spending $7 million in federal grants to fight prescription drug abuse among young people in 10 eastern Tennessee counties. The goal is to reduce prescription drug abuse among 12- to 25-year-olds by at least 4 percent.

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A generation on stage: Sevier teacher marks 25 years at helm of theater program

A generation on stage: Sevier teacher marks 25 years at helm of theater program

November 20th, 2014 12:40 pm by Rick Wagner

The longtime music director of the production said it is important the play is "100 percent inclusive" because for some children, it may be the only time their name is on a program and they get recognition.

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Energy efficiency discussions put spotlight on stadium's daytime lighting

Energy efficiency discussions put spotlight on stadium's daytime lighting

November 20th, 2014 8:20 am by Rick Wagner

A move to hire an energy efficiency company for the city school system has brought to the forefront lighting systems that are on during the day at D-B's football stadium. According to Mayor Dennis Phillips, "Nobody knows how to turn them off."

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NETWORKing: Hawkins  seeks partnership with Sullivan group for industrial recruitment

NETWORKing: Hawkins seeks partnership with Sullivan group for industrial recruitment

November 20th, 2014 12:30 am by Jeff Bobo

Hawkins County's industrial developer of eight years retired last month, leaving his $50,000 per year job vacant. Most industrial developers in the region make twice that salary.

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He said, he said: Kaine, Warner talk Keystone votes

He said, he said: Kaine, Warner talk Keystone votes

November 19th, 2014 11:27 pm by Stephen Igo

Virginia Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine issued statements late Tuesday explaining their votes on opposite sides of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline project.

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No sale: Bomb threats shut down Rogersville McDonald's, Walmart

No sale: Bomb threats shut down Rogersville McDonald's, Walmart

November 19th, 2014 10:53 pm by Jeff Bobo

Shortly before 10 p.m. Monday, a man called 911 and stated that he'd just planted a bomb at the McDonald's restaurant on Route 66 that would go off in 45 minutes. Tuesday night, the same man went hunting for bigger game.

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Bonus busted: BMA votes down KCS employee gift

Bonus busted: BMA votes down KCS employee gift

November 19th, 2014 8:00 pm by Matthew Lane

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen shot down a recommendation from Kingsport City Schools this week to spend nearly half a million dollars on one-time bonuses for all school employees, saying it would not be the best use of taxpayer dollars.

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