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STEM education in Carter County… One innovator, one child, a difference in the future

BY IVAN SANDERS STAR STAFF ivan.sanders@elizabethton.com When one hears the word STEM, it is often difficult to put ... Read more | Add your comment

Working to make up the difference… Touchdown Club uses annual mulch drive to support football program

BY IVAN SANDERS STAR STAFF ivan.sanders@elizabethton.com As an athletic director, school administrator, and coach can attest, 2020 was ... Read more | Add your comment

Information requested on runaway/missing juvenile Alyssia March

The Elizabethton Police Department is asking the public for their assistance in locating Alyssia March. Alyssia has been ... Read more | Add your comment

Special night honors Elizabethton Blue Grays

BY IVAN SANDERS STAR STAFF ivan.sanders@elizabethton.com Elizabethton by no means is exempt from social injustice as some people ... Read more | Add your comment

Local news

$2,500 reward offered for information in Bowman Road shooting

Carter County Sheriff Dexter Lunceford is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible for a shooting that took ... Read more | Add your comment

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Local news

Milligan hosts RISE Above Research Conference

MILLIGAN — Milligan University will host the eighth annual RISE Above Research Conference throughout the day on Thursday, April 15. The public is invited to participate in ... Read more | Add your comment

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Local news

ETSU College of Nursing offering online Forensic Nurse Certificate

JOHNSON CITY – East Tennessee State University’s College of Nursing now offers an online Forensic Nurse Certificate, a graduate certificate designed for nurses who want to ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Thursday, April 15, 2021 5:11 pm

News

LG to add shift with 334 more jobs at Tennessee factory

CLARKSVILLE  (AP) — LG Electronics is planning to add a new shift to its washing machine factory in Tennessee, spurring an anticipated 334 new jobs. ... Read more

by AP News Wire Reports, Thursday, April 15, 2021 1:26 pm

Hampton

From the Sports Editor’s Desk… Hampton softball deserved better and I struck out

We have all heard at some point in life that the tongue (and even a keyboard) is like a fire that destroys when words are ... Read more

by Ivan Sanders, Thursday, April 15, 2021 8:49 am

High School Sports

Remembering Al… Al King left his mark on many over the years

BY CY PETERS A giant of a man was born in the mountains of North Carolina in height and heart. Growing up as a boy ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 9:14 pm

Sports & Outdoors

Sports and politics mix like gasoline and a lit match

Like most people who are getting downright sick and tired of seeing how politics and sports are becoming closely intertwined, I can’t help but scratch ... Read more

by Ivan Sanders, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 9:06 pm

News

Man arrested in connection  with girl’s shooting death

NASHVILLE  (AP) — A man who police say was involved in a shooting that left a 3-year-old Tennessee girl dead and another child wounded has ... Read more

by AP News Wire Reports, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 3:57 pm

Local news

Goodwill to Open New Retail, Donation and Training Center

Goodwill Industries of Tenneva Area, Inc. will open its newest retail, donation and training center in Elizabethton. Located at 791 West Elk Ave. in the ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 3:06 pm

News

Alamo man arrested, charged in weekend homicide

ALAMO – A joint investigation by special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Crockett County Sheriff’s Office has resulted in the arrest of ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 1:56 pm

Local news

House Fire Results in Fatality, Sheriff’s Office Investigating

The Carter County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal fire that engulfed a home in Watauga Tuesday morning. Deputies responded to a structure fire on ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 5:09 pm

Editorials

Time to address gun violence in America

No state or community is exempt. Shootings can happen anywhere and they do. Monday, a student was shot at a Knoxville school and a policeman ... Read more

by Our View, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 4:09 pm

Opinions

Parents need to know what their children are reading

To the Editor:      The second week of April is National Library Week and is a good time to remember the service the Elizabethton Public ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 4:05 pm

Local news

Hildred Lewis was still a work in progress when she died

Hildred H. Lewis when she died Easter Sunday at the age of 93 was not only the oldest, but the longest-living resident on Cottage Avenue. ... Read more

by Rozella Hardin, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 3:57 pm

Elizabethton

Cyclones give head coach win number 100

BY IVAN SANDERS STAR SPORTS EDITOR ivan.sanders@elizabethton.com Elizabethton head coach Ryan Presnell has never been the one to want the spotlight to shine on him ... Read more

by Ivan Sanders, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 2:39 pm

Hampton

Lady Bulldogs chained by Lady Warriors in softball play

BY IVAN SANDERS STAR SPORTS EDITOR ivan.sanders@elizabethton.com HAMPTON – Hampton head coach Chelsey Weddle has to feel like the Bill Murray character from the movie ... Read more

by Ivan Sanders, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 2:37 pm

Local news

Trashercise Celebration Saturday on Tweetsie Trail

Keep Carter County Beautiful will sponsor an Earth Day – Fourth Annual Great American Cleanup project Saturday, April 17, along the Tweetsie Trail in Elizabethton. ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 10:53 am

Local news

Jeremy Bell joins TCAT in financial aids office

Jeremy Bell of Elizabethton has joined the Tennessee College of Applied Technology as the coordinator of Financial Assistance, College President Dean Blevins announced today.  For ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 10:49 am

News

Student fires at officers at Tennessee school, is killed

By TRAVIS LOLLER and ADRIAN SAINZ Associated Press A student opened fire on officers responding to a report of a possible gunman at a Tennessee ... Read more

by AP News Wire Reports, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 9:27 am

Elizabethton

Two state qualifying times, two new school records

BY KELLI BROUSSARD It’s been a decade since the Cyclones Swim Team updated their record board. This weekend’s Northeast Tennessee Swimming Regional Championships at the ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 12:07 am

Cloudland

Five runs in fourth propel Central past Cloudland

FROM STAFF REPORTS Playing in the Eastman Softball Tournament, the Cloudland Lady Highlanders were hoping to hone their craft as they continued to get into ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 12:04 am

Elizabethton

Cyclones continue hot streak with win over Cherokee

BY ALLEN LAMOUNTAIN STAR CORRESPONDENT Coaches often say that good offense is the product of strong defense and on Thursday evening the Elizabethton boys soccer ... Read more

by Allen LaMountain, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 12:00 am

Elizabethton

Cyclones excite in a comeback victory over Pioneers, 8-5

BY NIC MILLER STAR CORRESPONDENT After a tough loss to Unicoi County earlier in the week, the Elizabethton Cyclones were back at home on Friday ... Read more

by Nic Miller, Monday, April 12, 2021 11:52 pm

Local news

A way to say “Thank You”… Sycamore Springs Senior Living host chili cookoff for local First Responders

BY IVAN SANDERS STAR STAFF ivan.sanders@elizabethton.com They are the first ones to come in the event of a catastrophic event in the lives of communities ... Read more

by Ivan Sanders, Monday, April 12, 2021 10:16 pm

Local news

Carter County receives grant to help employee safety

Carter County has received an employee safety grant from Tennessee Risk Management Trust. Carter County received $2,626 from TNRMT as part of this year’s competitive ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, April 12, 2021 5:38 pm

Local news

Two-vehicle accident slows traffic

A two-car accident in front of Taco Bell during a busy lunch hour on Saturday slowed traffic but there didn’t appear to be any injuries ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, April 12, 2021 5:35 pm

Local news

Fire results in total loss

A fire off of Reynolds Road in Watauga on Sunday resulted in a total loss to a single-sided trailer and a vehicle. Three volunteer fire ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, April 12, 2021 5:31 pm