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Brakes applied to new Carter Co. middle school planned for Stoney Creek

October 22nd, 2014 9:18 am by John Thompson

With a virtually new Carter County Commission and some discussion over whether to build the new school, Schools Director Kevin Ward said Tuesday that it was good to slow down the pace and open up communications with the public and the commission.

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Watauga man dies of gunshot wound after being found near quarry

Watauga man dies of gunshot wound after being found near quarry

October 23rd, 2014 9:10 pm by John Thompson

A man died Thursday afternoon, only a few hours after he suffered an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound and despite efforts of Watauga Police Chief Jim Whaley to save the man's life.

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Police dog helps with arrest made over armed robbery at residence

Police dog helps with arrest made over armed robbery at residence

October 23rd, 2014 9:14 pm by John Thompson

The Carter County Sheriff's Department quickly made an arrest following what police said was an armed robbery at a Peters Hollow residence on Thursday.

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Carter, Johnson Counties could form part of nationally recognized wine region

Carter, Johnson Counties could form part of nationally recognized wine region

October 22nd, 2014 9:03 am by John Thompson

One of the distinguishing features of the proposed "Appalachian High Country" American viticultural area would be that all the vineyards would be above 2,000 feet in elevation.

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Local minister, radio host prepares to sign off

Local minister, radio host prepares to sign off

October 21st, 2014 10:00 pm by Max Hrenda

After spending more than nine years at the helm of an Elizabethton church and more than two years hosting a weekly radio program, the Rev. John Shuck said it is time for him to sign off.

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Update: Elizabethton schools leader Alexander announces retirement date

Update: Elizabethton schools leader Alexander announces retirement date

October 20th, 2014 7:34 pm by Max Hrenda

Although the latest meeting of the Elizabethton city school board lasted less than 20 minutes, its system superintendent made sure it proved to be memorable.

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Next weekend: Milligan's Homecoming 'a road trip worth taking'

Next weekend: Milligan's Homecoming 'a road trip worth taking'

October 20th, 2014 2:32 pm by Contributed - Milligan College

Milligan College will welcome alumni and friends back onto campus for the college's Homecoming weekend, Oct. 24-25.

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In Sessions: Judge says heavy docket to keep court open on election, Veterans days

In Sessions: Judge says heavy docket to keep court open on election, Veterans days

October 17th, 2014 9:38 pm by John Thompson

Courthouses are usually closed on holidays, but the Carter County Sessions Court will hold court on election day, Nov. 4, and Veterans Day, Nov. 11.

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T.A. Dugger March

October 17th, 2014 1:16 pm by John Thompson

T.A. Dugger 8th graders continued a 30-year tradition on Friday.

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Carter commissioners' budget process draws warning

Carter commissioners' budget process draws warning

October 17th, 2014 8:46 am by John Thompson

Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury Justin Wilson sent a letter to the Carter County Commissioners on Oct. 3, warning the local lawmakers that their budget process over the past two years has raised his concern because the county's budgeted amount for d

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Carter Co. woman reports $80K stolen from back seat

Carter Co. woman reports $80K stolen from back seat

October 15th, 2014 4:58 pm by John Thompson

A woman reported to the Carter County Sheriff's Department that a Sentry fire safe containing $80,000 in money was stolen from the back seat of her car in September.

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