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Feeling stuffy? Allergy sufferers, this may be a rough week for you

Feeling stuffy? Allergy sufferers, this may be a rough week for you

August 21st, 2014 9:02 am by David Floyd

Rain and warm weather: perfect conditions for weed growth but terrible conditions for allergy sufferers. Local weather patterns are forecast to match these conditions this week, creating a dynamic conducive to the creation of ragweed pollen.

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Tweetsie Trail Trek to officially open recreational trail

Tweetsie Trail Trek to officially open recreational trail

August 21st, 2014 8:48 am by Tony Casey

With all the buzz it's been receiving, it hard to imagine that people haven't sampled at least a portion of the Tweetsie Trail before it officially opens at the end of the month, but organizers of the opening day Tweetsie Trail Trek are working to make su

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Bass Pro angles for Tri-Cities market

Bass Pro angles for Tri-Cities market

August 20th, 2014 10:48 pm by Nathan Baker

The Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World grand opening event Wednesday evening at The Pinnacle, Bristol's newest major retail complex, had all the trappings of a three-ring circus.

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Bright's Zoo baby giraffe dies of unknown causes

Bright's Zoo baby giraffe dies of unknown causes

August 20th, 2014 10:41 pm by Staff Report

A reticulated boy giraffe that was born earlier this month at Brights Zoo has died, according to Zoo Director David Bright.

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Petition results may leave Erwin in high spirits

Petition results may leave Erwin in high spirits

August 20th, 2014 10:27 pm by Brad Hicks

If the proper requirements are met and everything checks out with the Unicoi County Election Commission, voters within the town of Erwin will have the opportunity during the November election to decide whether to allow for the sale of wine and liquor in t

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Fair play: 2nd Battle of the Bands held at Appalachian Fair

Fair play: 2nd Battle of the Bands held at Appalachian Fair - VIDEO

August 20th, 2014 10:06 pm by Max Hrenda

The 2014 Appalachian Fair's Battle of the Bands featured six regional musical acts from a variety of genres.

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Decline in test scores blamed on Common Core confusion

Decline in test scores blamed on Common Core confusion

August 20th, 2014 10:00 pm by Nathan Baker

Local school administrators count the 2013-14 school year as a rebuilding period for teachers and students as districts across the state dealt with the transition to new state standards and uncertainty in standardized testing.

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Severe thunderstorm warning issued for Unicoi, Washington, Greene Counties

Severe thunderstorm warning issued for Unicoi, Washington, Greene Counties

August 20th, 2014 4:57 pm by Staff Report

The alert is in effect until 5:45 p.m.

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Man arrested on 2-month-old theft charge

Man arrested on 2-month-old theft charge

August 20th, 2014 3:07 pm by Staff Report

Police arrested a city man on theft-related charges that were filed in June.

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At the Appalachian Fair . . .

August 20th, 2014 12:25 pm by The Wards

. . . with Cameron, Austin, Josh and Jaylen Ward

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