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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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Gang violence, fears for children fuel rush to US

Gang violence, fears for children fuel rush to US

July 24th, 2014 3:56 pm by Associated Press

Experts, however, say those gangs are actually a byproduct of U.S. policies in the 1990s that sent many immigrants back to Central America after they had been indoctrinated into gang culture in this country.

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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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Mistrial declared in vehicular homicide case with Kingsport victim

Mistrial declared in vehicular homicide case with Kingsport victim

July 24th, 2014 2:06 pm by Becky Campbell, NET News Service

Cody Dingus had been on trial since Tuesday for the crash on Knob Creek Road on Valentine's Day in 2012 that followed a short pursuit as he fled from police.

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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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KPD: 'Professional thieves' net large haul at Best Buy

KPD: 'Professional thieves' net large haul at Best Buy

July 24th, 2014 11:04 am by Rain Smith

Kingsport police say five individuals recently worked in concert to pull off a precision shoplifting heist at Best Buy, distracting employees and exiting with totes full of smaller items valued at more than $6,000.

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Ohio man in custody after allegedly threatening to shoot Lee officers

Ohio man in custody after allegedly threatening to shoot Lee officers

July 24th, 2014 8:00 am by Wes Bunch

An Ohio man is facing federal charges in Virginia for allegedly calling the Lee County Sheriff's Office earlier this year and threatening to kill law enforcement officers.

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2 Tenn. police captains, 2 others indicted

2 Tenn. police captains, 2 others indicted

July 24th, 2014 7:53 am by Associated Press

NEWPORT, Tenn. (AP) — A Cocke County grand jury has charged two Newport Police Department captains and two other people with selling stolen goods and prescription pills.

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