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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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US mission to rescue hostages in Syria failed

US mission to rescue hostages in Syria failed

August 20th, 2014 9:55 pm by JULIE PACE, AP White House Correspondent

President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them, the administration disclosed Wednes

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Parks Service bans drones over Appalachian Trail

Parks Service bans drones over Appalachian Trail

August 20th, 2014 9:51 pm by Associated Press

The National Park Service has banned drones from flying over the Appalachian Trail.

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High court blocks same-sex marriage in Virginia

High court blocks same-sex marriage in Virginia

August 20th, 2014 5:20 pm by MICHAEL FELBERBAUM, Associated Press

Same-sex couples will have to wait longer to begin marrying in Virginia after the U.S. Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to delay an appeals court ruling striking down the state's gay marriage ban.

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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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Holder says 'Change is coming' after Missouri police shooting

Holder says 'Change is coming' after Missouri police shooting

August 20th, 2014 3:38 pm by JIM SUHR, Associated Press

The protests were more subdued Tuesday night, with smaller crowds, fewer confrontations and no tear gas. Police said they still made 47 arrests, but mainly of people who defied orders to disperse.

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Headstone needed for slain toddler in SW Virginia

Headstone needed for slain toddler in SW Virginia

August 20th, 2014 2:35 pm by Stephen Igo, NET News Service

Wise County law enforcement personnel have embarked on a fundraising effort to supply a headstone for a slain toddler.

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Journalist beheaded: Obama says U.S. won't stop confronting Islamic State

Journalist beheaded: Obama says U.S. won't stop confronting Islamic State

August 20th, 2014 2:17 pm by LARA JAKES, AP National Security Writer

"We will be vigilant and we will be relentless" - President Barack Obama.

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