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10 things to know today in Johnson City, the region and around the world

Staff Reports • Apr 10, 2013 at 9:43 AM

Here are 10 things to know today from around the region and the world on JohnsonCityPress.com:

1. Diversity of downtown Johnson City dining grows

In downtown Johnson City alone, there are more than 10 eateries that cater to just about every taste, including coffee shops, comfort food, Mexican cuisine, seafood and German dishes, and a new restaurant is joining the ranks.

The area’s newest restaurant, Buffalo Street Downtown Deli, 109 Buffalo St., hopes to capitalize on the deli market.

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2. Action expected soon on Love Chapel move

ERWIN — The Unicoi County Board of Education did not take any action on the relocation plan for Love Chapel Elementary School at its meeting on Tuesday, but Director of Schools Denise Brown said she anticipates movement on the plan to take place soon.

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3. NE Tennessee high school student's mother says girl received suggestive messages from teacher

CHURCH HILL — The mother of a 17-year-old Hawkins County student says a teacher who made sexually suggestive communications to her daughter received a slap on the wrist from the school for what should have been considered a criminal offense.

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4. Couple accused of kidnapping kids returned to US

MIAMI — A Florida couple accused of kidnapping their two young sons and fleeing by boat to Cuba were handed over to the United States and their children were returned to the maternal grandparents who have official custody, authorities said Wednesday.

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5. One Acre Cafe finds home on West Walnut

One Acre Cafe has signed a five-year lease and is on track to open this fall in the building at 603 W. Walnut St. formerly occupied by the Dessert Rose Mexican restaurant.

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6. ETSU's Thomas Stadium sells out game against Vols

Fans gathered at East Tennessee State University’s Thomas Stadium will remember, for a while at least, April 9, 2013, when the sun was shining, the temperatures hovered around 80 degrees and the words “Sold Out” were posted on ticket office windows for the first time for Tuesday night’s game against the University of Tennessee Volunteers.

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7. Bucs can’t deliver win in sellout

With a record crowd and a tremendous atmosphere at Thomas Stadium, the East Tennessee State baseball team offered up a few early thrills. But the Bucs couldn’t keep it up.

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8. Craig’s slam lifts ’Toppers

KINGSPORT — Pitching around Will Craig with the bases loaded can’t be a grand plan. But not doing it can be a grand slam.

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9. Borla granted five more years of payments in lieu of taxes

ELIZABETHTON — The Carter County Industrial Development Bond Board unanimously gave the go ahead Tuesday to allow another five years of payments in lieu of taxes for the Borla properties, which occupy the former Texas Instruments facility at the Okolona Road exit off Interstate 26.Borla manufactures high-end exhaust systems for car enthusiasts.

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10. Pumps to start soon at Wilbur Lake water plant in Carter County

ELIZABETHTON — One of the final pieces of the Watauga River Regional Water Authority’s water plant at Wilbur Lake will be coming on line in two weeks.

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