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Kilgore applauds organization's work  to re-establish hospital in Lee County

Kilgore applauds organization's work to re-establish hospital in Lee County

July 25th, 2014 12:45 am by Wes Bunch

Virginia Delegate Terry Kilgore added his voice this week to a growing chorus of lawmakers, community leaders and health officials who are pushing for Lee County's former hospital to be reopened.

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Raines says there's no substitute for his 'many more years of quality experience'

Raines says there's no substitute for his 'many more years of quality experience'

July 25th, 2014 12:35 am by Jeff Bobo

Longtime municipal attorney and municipal judge Chris Raines is seeking to unseat Hawkins County Sessions Judge J. Todd Ross in the Aug. 7 county general election. Raines defeated Terry Risner in the May 6 Democratic primary.

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Ross hopes to continue working to solve Hawkins County's drug crime problems

Ross hopes to continue working to solve Hawkins County's drug crime problems

July 25th, 2014 12:32 am by Jeff Bobo

Hawkins County Sessions Judge J. Todd Ross is seeking his first full eight-year term in the Aug. 7 county general election. Ross won a special election in 2012 following the removal of former Judge James Taylor on criminal charges.

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Southwest Virginia Medical Clinics give $700,000 left over from sales and closures for UVa-Wise scholarships

Southwest Virginia Medical Clinics give $700,000 left over from sales and closures for UVa-Wise scholarships

July 24th, 2014 10:00 pm by Stephen Igo

The Southwest Virginia Medical Clinics board of directors has provided a final yet lasting shot in the arm for the benefit of health care oriented students at The University of Virginia's College at Wise.

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Kingsport man charged in hit-and-run with motorcycle

Kingsport man charged in hit-and-run with motorcycle

July 24th, 2014 9:00 pm by Rain Smith

A man wanted for the past month after allegedly striking a Kingsport motorcyclist with a car and fleeing the scene — leaving the rider to be transported to the hospital by EMS — was located on Wednesday and booked into jail.

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Foundation gives $2 million to Mountain Empire Community College

Foundation gives $2 million to Mountain Empire Community College

July 24th, 2014 7:00 pm by Stephen Igo

On Thursday the MECC Foundation celebrated a $2 million gift from the Slemp Foundation, long one of Southwest Virginia's major philanthropic organizations.

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MECC Mountain Music School strums 10th year

MECC Mountain Music School strums 10th year

July 24th, 2014 6:00 pm by Stephen Igo

On Friday, 109 students will plink, pluck, strum and fiddle their way to the final crescendo of the 10th anniversary of Mountain Empire Community College's Mountain Music School.

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Erwin man charged with incest, rape

Erwin man charged with incest, rape

July 24th, 2014 5:00 pm by Brad Hicks, NET News Service

Officers responded to Hull's residence on Monday in reference to the report of a sexual assault that had occurred that morning, according to the arrest report written by Detective Tony Buchanan with the Erwin Police Department.

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$1 million lawsuit accuses Hawkins privatized probation company of illegal takeover

$1 million lawsuit accuses Hawkins privatized probation company of illegal takeover

July 24th, 2014 3:55 pm by Jeff Bobo

KINGSPORT — A million dollar lawsuit filed Wednesday in Sullivan County Chancery Court claims the owner of a new privatized probation company in Rogersville illegally stole Hawkins County "clients" during a take-over last month.

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Flagpole sawed, swiped from Sullivan County school

Flagpole sawed, swiped from Sullivan County school

July 24th, 2014 1:18 pm by Rain Smith

The flagpole appeared to have been cut at its base to allow removal, with the school principal saying it must have been stolen during the night.

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