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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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In or out? Jeb Bush keeps on mulling 2016 decision

In or out? Jeb Bush keeps on mulling 2016 decision

December 14th, 2014 6:00 pm by STEVE PEOPLES and THOMAS BEAUMONT, Associated Press

Jeb Bush's big donors and allies are tantalized by his promise to decide "in short order" whether to run for president. But supporters are struggling to understand what his actions mean.

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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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Congress sends Obama $1.1 trillion spending bill

Congress sends Obama $1.1 trillion spending bill

December 13th, 2014 11:13 pm by DAVID ESPO and DONNA CASSATA, Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Congress cleared a $1.1 trillion spending bill for President Barack Obama's signature late Saturday night.

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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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CIA lied about torture, Senate report suggests

CIA lied about torture, Senate report suggests

December 13th, 2014 6:16 pm by KEN DILANIAN, AP Intelligence Writer

When CIA interrogators were torturing accused Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in Poland in 2003, a top CIA analyst asked them to show him a photograph of an alleged terrorist named Majid Khan.

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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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