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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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ETSU hoping new scholarships lure more students

ETSU hoping new scholarships lure more students

October 23rd, 2014 9:07 pm by Nathan Baker

New scholarship offerings may help East Tennessee State University shed its reputation as a commuter school and draw increased enrollment from both in-state and outside students.

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Early voting numbers show dip in Washington County participation

Early voting numbers show dip in Washington County participation

October 23rd, 2014 9:02 pm by Gary B. Gray

Early voting for the Nov. 4 general election is at the halfway point, and Washington County has so far drawn fewer voters than the last comparable election in 2010.

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Too hot for teachers? SW Virginia high school pep rally irksome for many

Too hot for teachers? SW Virginia high school pep rally irksome for many

October 23rd, 2014 5:42 pm by Stephen Igo, NET News Service

At issue was a video posted on YouTube - but since taken down - portraying teachers engaged in a dance skit during the rally.

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Black mold forces Sullivan County school to close

Black mold forces Sullivan County school to close

October 23rd, 2014 5:26 pm by Rick Wagner, NET News Service

Black mold has prompted Sullivan County school officials to close Indian Springs Elementary School Friday for mold remediation.

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Haslam says Common Core review doesn't signal retreat

Haslam says Common Core review doesn't signal retreat

October 23rd, 2014 5:10 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

Tea party groups have derided Common Core as government overreach, while some teachers groups have complained that the standards rely too heavily on student test scores

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Your Turn: Are bogus classes with automatic A's common for collegiate athletes?

Your Turn: Are bogus classes with automatic A's common for collegiate athletes?

October 23rd, 2014 12:34 pm by AARON BEARD and EMERY P. DALESIO, Associated Press

Tell us what you think about the cheating scandal. Is UNC alone on this?

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ETSU announces new scholarships

ETSU announces new scholarships

October 23rd, 2014 12:03 pm by Staff Report

The scholarships will benefit both in-state and out-of-state students at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

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Teen charged in Tennessee Papa John's killing

Teen charged in Tennessee Papa John's killing

October 23rd, 2014 11:57 am by Associated Press

17-year-old Darious A. Fitzpatrick faces charges of first-degree murder, felony murder, especially aggravated robbery, two counts of aggravated robbery, using a gun as a felon, using a stolen gun, and three counts of using a gun during a felony.

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