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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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Elizabethton director says Mount Rushmore sheet should not have been in classroom

Elizabethton director says Mount Rushmore sheet should not have been in classroom

October 30th, 2014 9:05 pm by John Thompson

Elizabethton Superintendent of Schools Ed Alexander said Thursday afternoon that no parent has come forward to substantiate the Fox News story that two additional Harold McCormick third-graders had received a handout from their teacher that was produced b

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Halloween party raid: 3 arrested as Elizabethton police find drugs, sawed-off shotgun

Halloween party raid: 3 arrested as Elizabethton police find drugs, sawed-off shotgun

October 31st, 2014 12:10 pm by Staff Report

Police raided a Halloween party at an apartment here late Thursday night, finding drugs, cash and a sawed-off shot gun and arresting three people, police said.

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Probable cause found to try teens for murder

Probable cause found to try teens for murder

October 29th, 2014 9:03 pm by John Thompson

After hearing several hours of testimony in a preliminary hearing Wednesday, Sessions Court Judge Keith Bowers Jr. said there was sufficient probable cause to try two teens on first-degree murder charges in the death of Danny Ray Vance, 56.

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Elizabethton Director Alexander says FOX News report on schools not fair, not balanced

Elizabethton Director Alexander says FOX News report on schools not fair, not balanced

October 28th, 2014 10:28 pm by John Thompson

Elizabethton is not known as a hotbed of Islamic fundamentalism, nor for accusing former U.S. presidents of being racists.

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De-Union-ized: After 42 years, Union Prescription Shop owner calls it quits

De-Union-ized: After 42 years, Union Prescription Shop owner calls it quits

October 28th, 2014 10:11 pm by Nathan Baker

Pharmacist Jim Anderson knows his retirement may be a bitter pill for some of his longtime customers to swallow, but this doctor is prescribing himself some deserved rest and relaxation.

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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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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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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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