A glance at the week's top local stories on JohnsonCityPress.com:
• Carter County Sheriff Chris Mathes praises governor's methamphetamine bill Carter County Sheriff Chris Mathes praised Gov. Bill Haslam’s methamphetamine bill that was filed in the General Assembly this week.
• United Way campaign gets week to hit goal With final reports still pending from several of its campaign divisions and less than $83,000 needed to meet its $1.7 million goal, the United Way of Washington County on Friday opted against closing out its 2013 fundraising drive at midnight in order to allow the divisions more time to bring in their numbers.
• Vehicle crashes into home on West Walnut Street Johnson City police and fire personnel responded to a crash Wednesday night after a vehicle carrying two adults and two children ran into a West Walnut Street home.
• ETSU brings out the best of Dunk City Dunk City is alive and well.
• Ambulance service looks to move offices to Unicoi County Sheriff Department's old space In March, the Unicoi County Sheriff’s Department relocated its administrative offices from downtown Erwin to the Unicoi County Jail Annex on Jackson Love Highway.
• Smokey Mountain Medical Marijuana Rights Rally to be held A Bluff City man has organized the Smokey Mountain Medical Marijuana Rights Rally in support of pending legislation in Nashville that would legalize prescribing cannabis to qualifying patients.
• Parking still a concern for returning students With a 1,200-space garage inching closer to completion on the north edge of campus, the availability of parking was a popular topic for students returning to East Tennessee State University on Thursday for the start of the spring semester.
• Bird solution still up in the air In the Gump neighborhood, a solution to the problem of how to handle pesky starlings and blackbirds has been as evasive as the birds themselves.
• Local preteen's impact felt through past actions and words In some ironic way, a 12-year-old’s dream to travel the world doing mission work has materialized with her death, and though Tim and Ellen miss their youngest child terribly, they can see the impact she’s made around the globe.