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History pulls into Erwin after decades' absence

History pulls into Erwin after decades' absence

May 8th, 2014 8:37 am by Brad Hicks

Refurbished Clinchfield 100 railcar comes to town for day.

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Community Columns Heritage Yesteryear
Model Mill's 94-year reign in city began with J.W. Ring

Model Mill's 94-year reign in city began with J.W. Ring

May 5th, 2014 10:42 am by Bob Cox

Today's column is a fleeting look back to Model Mill's 94 years of successful operation in Johnson City. Sadly for a lot of folks, the remnants of the old mill may soon vanish.

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Community Heritage
VA project to preserve regional nursing history

VA project to preserve regional nursing history

May 5th, 2014 10:42 am by Tony Casey

When East Tennessee's Knoxville General Hospital School of Nursing closed in 1956, there was concern that much of the history of regional nursing would deteriorate and eventually disappear.

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Community Columns Heritage Yesteryear
Popular rural magazine lobbied for painted farmhouses in 1911

Popular rural magazine lobbied for painted farmhouses in 1911

April 28th, 2014 11:32 am by Bob Cox

In 1911, The Progressive Farmer, a popular rural- oriented monthly magazine, started a crusade to promote the painting of southern farmhouses.

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Community Heritage
He'd been working on the railroad ...

He'd been working on the railroad ...

April 28th, 2014 11:25 am by Bob Cox

Charlie Morris, a 1961 SHHS graduate, spent 40 years on the Clinchfield Railroad, knowing from his first day on the job that it would be his lifelong career.

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Heritage
This Week in The Civil War: Fighting in Arkansas.

This Week in The Civil War: Fighting in Arkansas.

April 27th, 2014 11:00 am by Associated Press

Union troops who had been backing a failed federal Army and Navy incursion up the Red River into northern Louisiana found themselves bogged down in fighting in neighboring Arkansas this week 150 years ago in the Civil War.

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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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Community Heritage
Not your average Easter egg

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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Community Columns Heritage Yesteryear
An enjoyable visit to the Grand Ole Opry, March 1971

An enjoyable visit to the Grand Ole Opry, March 1971

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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Heritage
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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