In case you missed these posts, here are seven local and regional items that will get you talking today from JohnsonCityPress.com:
• Youths learn Native American culture, traditions at nature camp. While nature camps generally include hikes, plant identification and survival techniques, one themed nature camp by Johnson City Parks and Recreation this week has gone a bit off the trail, as campers explore Native American culture and traditions.
• Unicoi sheriff's department's step raise plan draws fire. ERWIN — For the past few weeks, the Unicoi County Commission’s Finance Committee has been working with county officials to nail down the county’s overall budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year.
• Power Board weathers tough year. The mild weather gave the Johnson City Power Board’s bottom line a beating last year, but the utility’s chief financial officer said the company was able to ride out the difficulties to come in under budget.
• Elizabethton City Council OKs bonds for stadium, classes. ELIZABETHTON — The Elizabethton City Council took the first step Tuesday toward borrowing money to build a new football stadium at Elizabethton High School and new academic facilities at T.A. Dugger Junior High School.
• Felon charged with possessing weapon. Johnson City police arrested a man with a prior felony conviction after an officer observed ammunition in one of the seats in his car early Tuesday morning, according to police.
• Judge says no 'Justice for Vonda' shirts in court. Friends and relatives of a woman killed and dumped off a bridge into Watauga Lake last year can’t wear their “Justice for Vonda” shirts and buttons at court hearings for the man charged.
• Church Hill man arrested for driving on restricted license. A Church Hill man was arrested Monday for being a habitual motor offender after being stopped by police for a traffic violation.