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Not your average Easter egg

April 21st, 2014 11:27 am by Matthew Lane/NET News Service

Kingsport woman cherishes father's 100-year-old egg.

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Man convicted in 'Hee Haw' comic's murder has parole hearing

Man convicted in 'Hee Haw' comic's murder has parole hearing

April 23rd, 2014 4:03 pm by Associated Press

The man sentenced to 198 years in prison for the 1973 killing of country comic David "Stringbean" Akeman and his wife, Estelle, is being considered for parole.

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An enjoyable visit to the Grand Ole Opry, March 1971

An enjoyable visit to the Grand Ole Opry, March 1971 premium content

April 21st, 2014 11:22 am by Bob Cox

In the early 1970s, my wife, Pat, and I occasionally drove to Nashville to see the Grand Ole Opry, which was located then at the downtown Ryman Auditorium. Recently, I uncovered a souvenir program from a visit we made there on Saturday, March 27, 1971.

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This Week in the Civil War: Confederate ram at battle of Plymouth, N.C.

This Week in the Civil War: Confederate ram at battle of Plymouth, N.C.

April 18th, 2014 11:59 am by Associated Press

By April 18, 1864, fierce shelling had erupted, threatening U.S. warships there along the river.

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The Forecast for D-DAY

April 8th, 2014 10:02 am by Tony Duncan

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Abe Lincoln: Conceived in Carter County, born in Kentucky

Abe Lincoln: Conceived in Carter County, born in Kentucky

March 31st, 2014 9:53 am by Bob Cox

According to historical research, Abraham Lincoln and his vice president, Andrew Johnson, had ties with the Stoney Creek section of Carter County.

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An East Tennessee Rip Van Winkle?

An East Tennessee Rip Van Winkle?

March 31st, 2014 9:49 am by Bob Cox

In April 1895, Charles Russell, a longtime resident of Jonesborough, Tennessee, gave readers of the Herald and Tribune newspaper an unusual story to read.

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Daring rescue of man who became Father of Tennessee'

Daring rescue of man who became Father of Tennessee'

March 24th, 2014 10:05 am by Bob Cox

If George Washington is considered to be the "Father of our Country," who then is the "Father of Tennessee?" In spite of all the great men who helped found "The Volunteer State," the accolades likely belong to John Sevier.

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Hampton man's stories recall railroad's golden era

Hampton man's stories recall railroad's golden era

March 24th, 2014 9:53 am by Tony Casey

Hampton's Ken Riddle has truly lived a life on the East Tennessee and Western North Carolina Railroad, or "Tweetsie" railroad, line.

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Play tells story of Annette's 1856 sojourn in Jonesborough

Play tells story of Annette's 1856 sojourn in Jonesborough

March 21st, 2014 2:09 pm by Contributed

It's 1856, and Annette Broadacre and her family are on a journey south for the winter. When they reach the small town of Jonesborough, the women of the family elect to stay behind, while the men continue on to Roan Mountain.

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Town celebrates 20th anniversary of incorporation this year

Town celebrates 20th anniversary of incorporation this year

March 17th, 2014 11:17 am by Brad Hicks

What began as a grassroots effort by a group of concerned citizens celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.

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