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North Carolina driver arrested after hitting two pedestrians Thursday morning in Unicoi County

North Carolina driver arrested after hitting two pedestrians Thursday morning in Unicoi County

March 6th, 2014 5:19 pm by Brad Hicks

Authorities say the grandmother threw herself in front her grandson in an attempt to protect him from being hit by the vehicle as he crossed Unicoi Drive to board the school bus waiting for him on the other side of the road.

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Authorities searching for prisoner who escaped from Northeast Correctional Complex

Authorities searching for prisoner who escaped from Northeast Correctional Complex

March 6th, 2014 3:49 pm by Staff Report

Joshua Baber allegedly escaped while outside on work detail Thursday afternoon.

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Two more arrested in Sullivan County beating

Two more arrested in Sullivan County beating

March 6th, 2014 10:52 am by Rain Smith, NET News Service

Investigation revealed an argument at a home on Wyatt Hollow Road led to the assault, with the victim allegedly choked, kicked, punched, bitten and struck with a baseball bat.

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Elizabethton man charged with trying to burglarize gun store on West Elk Avenue

Elizabethton man charged with trying to burglarize gun store on West Elk Avenue

March 6th, 2014 9:53 am by Staff Report

Thad Buckles, denied being at the Gun Depot, however a witness positively identified him as the man trying to burglarize the business. Police say security camera video from the business also confirmed it was Buckles

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Wellmont Health System cuts ribbon on new cancer treatment facility

Wellmont Health System cuts ribbon on new cancer treatment facility

March 6th, 2014 9:13 am by Nathan Baker

Institute to move from its temporary offices on Wesley Street to the updated former shopping center suite on Marketplace Boulevard later this month.

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UPDATE: One charged in crash that injured two pedestrians in Unicoi County

UPDATE: One charged in crash that injured two pedestrians in Unicoi County

March 6th, 2014 1:26 am by Staff Report

Adult, child reportedly struck by SUV on Unicoi Drive on Thursday morning.

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Post transplant valve surgery goes well

Post transplant valve surgery goes well

March 5th, 2014 9:27 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

Less than three months after receiving a heart and double lung transplant, 7-year-old Weston Keeton of Blountville sailed through heart valve replacement surgery Wednesday morning at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

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First day of Lent celebrated at St. Mary's Catholic Church

First day of Lent celebrated at St. Mary's Catholic Church

March 5th, 2014 9:22 pm by Tony Casey

St. Mary's Catholic Church's Father Peter Iorio explained to his congregates Wednesday night what the cross on their foreheads was, and was not.

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Update: Stratton testifies in his own defense

Update: Stratton testifies in his own defense

March 5th, 2014 9:17 pm by Becky Campbell

Justin Stratton, on trial on a first-degree murder charge in a 2011 shooting, testified in his own defense - adamantly - that he may be a thief and drug dealer, but he is no killer and did not shoot the victim.

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Roe goes to bat for hatchery at D.C. hearing

Roe goes to bat for hatchery at D.C. hearing

March 5th, 2014 9:13 pm by Brad Hicks

Congressman Phil Roe stated his case Wednesday on the importance of maintaining the operations of facilities within the National Fish Hatchery System, particularly those of the Erwin National Fish Hatchery, at a Wednesday hearing of the House Subcommittee

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