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The Buzz: Local news that will get you talking today

Staff Reports • Nov 2, 2013 at 9:43 PM

Miss something? The Buzz has your back. Here are eight local news stories worth your time.

'Toppers end 'The Streak.' Malik McGue rushed for touchdowns of 27 and 19 yards in the final 1:50 to lift Science Hill to a 35-24 win over Dobyns-Bennett, ending years of frustration and giving the Hilltoppers the Big Seven Conference title.

NET Trans director to lead UETHDA. NET Trans director Tim Jaynes has accepted a job as the Upper East Tennessee Human Development Agency’s new executive director.

Arson destroys Tweetsie boxcar in Roan Mountain. ROAN MOUNTAIN — A piece of railroad history has been destroyed. An old narrow-gauge box car that had been part of the famous Tweetsie train of the East Tennessee and Western North Carolina Railroad was burned in an apparent arson fire on Heaton Hill Lane.

Update: Unicoi hospital officially becomes part of MSHA. ERWIN — Of the independent hospitals that have went on to become part of the Mountain States Health Alliance system, the process to acquire Unicoi County Memorial Hospital took the longest amount of time, MSHA President/CEO Dennis Vonderfecht said.

Update: Manhunt for second shooting suspect ends. ELIZABETHTON — The Carter County Sheriff’s Department has arrested the second suspect in Monday’s drive-by shootings in the Dry Creek community.

McKinney Center dedication planned for Friday. The town of Jonesborough will dedicate its new McKinney Cultural Arts Center at Booker T. Washington School at an open house reception with the McKinney family at 1 p.m. Friday.

Mystery Diner: Vega's Fiesta. Vega's Fiesta is 'Muy Mexicano' in Jonesborough.

Cyclones win Three Rivers crown in thriller. KINGSPORT — When it got right down to it, Elizabethton simply wasn’t willing to surrender its place atop the Three Rivers Conference.

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