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The Week in Review: Local stories that made headlines

Staff Report • Jul 29, 2013 at 11:44 AM

In case you missed this items, here's a list of this week's most popular stories on JohnsonCityPress.com:

Investigation continues into man's girlfriend jumping from vehicle. ELIZABETHTON — The Elizabethton Police Department has released more information about a Tuesday morning traffic accident on Broad Street in which a woman apparently jumped out of a moving vehicle.

Body of Jonesborough man found in creek near Cherokee casino. CHEROKEE, N.C. — Authorities are investigating the discovery of a man's body in a creek near Harrah's Cherokee Hotel and Casino in western North Carolina.

Infant avoids serious injury as car hits bedroom. An 8-month-old child’s life was narrowly spared when a vehicle crashed into a family’s bedroom at 510 Hamilton St. around 1:45 a.m. Thursday.

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.

ETSU to continue growth despite $3.7 million budget shortfall. East Tennessee State University President Dr. Brian Noland announced Monday how the university plans to continue growth despite a $3.7 million budgetary shortfall expected in the fall, which is the result of a 3 percent decline in enrollment.

Gray woman charged with helping son elude Carter Co. deputies in chase. ELIZABETHTON — A Washington County woman was arrested Wednesday by the Carter County Sheriff's Department on an allegation she had helped her juvenile son avoid arrest.

Sewage dumping disappoints activist. Bill Francisco drives past a long-closed construction site every day on his way to work, never realizing that a local company was dumping an environmental hazard he is fighting hard to prevent.

TDOT finds no significant damage to I-26 bridge hit by excavator. Tennessee Department of Transportation inspectors found no significant damage to an I-26 bridge Thursday after the boom of a heavy excavator carried by a tractor trailer proved too tall to pass under it on Boones Creek Road, a Johnson City Police Department spokesman said.

Johnson City woman killed in S.C. golf cart wreck. FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. — Investigators say they have charged a 36-year-old man with hit-and-run in a wreck in Fountain Inn that killed a 75-year-old woman riding on a golf cart.

Jonesborough man arrested after welfare check revealed charge from another state. A Jonesborough man was arrested on a full extradition warrant from another state after officers were dispatched for a welfare check.