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Appalachia gathers dissent to gas pipeline bound for eastern NC

Appalachia gathers dissent to gas pipeline bound for eastern NC

November 13th, 2014 8:19 am by By Sean Cockerham, McClatchy Washington Bureau (MCT)

A quiet area is being roiled by plans to put it in the path of a pipeline from West Virginia through North Carolina. While the proposed pipeline may not lower energy bills, utilities say it might prevent spikes during extreme weather.

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Sullivan officials likely to discuss sick time use by highway department employees

Sullivan officials likely to discuss sick time use by highway department employees

November 12th, 2014 10:13 pm by J. H. Osborne

According to public information from the county's payroll office, for the pay period of Sept. 29 through Oct. 10, county highway department employees racked up a total of 258.5 hours of sick leave. The dollar amount: $3,737.26.

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Maryland district strips religious labels from school calendar

Maryland district strips religious labels from school calendar

November 12th, 2014 10:13 pm by Associated Press

ROCKVILLE, Md. — Maryland's largest school district has voted to strip religious labels from holidays on next year's school calendar after Muslims sought recognition of a holy day.

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Cops and robber: 14-year-old busted in Kingsport stickup

Cops and robber: 14-year-old busted in Kingsport stickup

November 12th, 2014 9:00 pm by Staff Report

The incident occurred last Thursday at Minute Market, 1108 E. Center St. Kingsport police officers responded at approximately 9 p.m., after a white male suspect entered the store dressed head-to-toe in black, including a ski mask.

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The ultimate sacrifice: Scott County plans re-dedication ceremony of its Veterans Memorial

The ultimate sacrifice: Scott County plans re-dedication ceremony of its Veterans Memorial

November 12th, 2014 8:00 pm by Marci Gore

It's been 12 years since the Scott County Veterans Memorial was first dedicated. And, this weekend, to show appreciation to those veterans to whom the memorial honors, a re-dedication ceremony will be conducted.

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Cosmic first: European spacecraft lands on comet

Cosmic first: European spacecraft lands on comet

November 12th, 2014 7:16 pm by Associated Press

During the lander's descent, scientists were powerless to do anything but watch, because its vast distance from Earth — more than 300 million miles — made it impossible to send instructions in real time.

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Gun incident in downtown Johnson City leads to marijuana bust

Gun incident in downtown Johnson City leads to marijuana bust

November 12th, 2014 7:00 pm by NET News Service

A Greeneville man pointed a gun at another man's head in downtown Johnson City late Tuesday night in a drug deal gone wrong before police found a stash of marijuana in his car, police said.

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Gas to average under $3 in 2015, government says

Gas to average under $3 in 2015, government says

November 12th, 2014 6:00 pm by JONATHAN FAHEY, AP Energy Writer

The average price of gasoline will be below $3 a gallon in 2015, the Energy Department predicted Wednesday. If the sharply lower estimate holds true, U.S. consumers will save $61 billion on gas compared with this year.

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Dangling window washers rescued from World Trade Center

Dangling window washers rescued from World Trade Center

November 12th, 2014 5:55 pm by Associated Press

The workers' ordeal began on the building's south side at around 12:40 p.m. when one of the platform's four cables abruptly developed slack, Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro said. The platform tilted sharply and swayed between the 68th and 69th floors.

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Volkswagen establishes labor policy in  Tennessee

Volkswagen establishes labor policy in Tennessee

November 12th, 2014 5:00 pm by Associated Press

Volkswagen Chattanooga says it has established a policy that sets guidelines to interact with labor organizations, but the policy stops short of providing a pathway toward a collective bargaining agreement.

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