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Birchfield throws hat into 2022 sheriff’s race

BY IVAN SANDERS STAR STAFF ivan.sanders@elizabethton.com  The old saying is that the early bird catches the worm ... Read more | Add your comment

Middle, high school to remain on hybrid schedule

BY IVAN SANDERS STAR STAFF ivan.sanders@elizabethton.com In a move that was expected by many, students in grades 6-12 ... Read more | Add your comment

Woodby voted in as Mayor of Carter County

After a special called meeting to fill the vacancy of Carter County Mayor, left open by the untimely ... Read more | Add your comment

KCCB partners with Main Street for planting at War Memorial

Beauty and support for veterans went hand-in-hand in downtown Elizabethton on Saturday.  Main Street Elizabethton, Elizabethton High School ... Read more | Add your comment

Local news

Milligan moves priority scholarship deadline

MILLIGAN — Milligan University’s admissions office announced that the university’s priority scholarship deadline for prospective students has been moved from Dec. 1 to Jan. 15. This ... Read more | Add your comment

by Contributed Content.

Arrests

Couple arrested for assaulting and holding man against his will

According to Sheriff Ed Graybeal of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, a man and woman were arrested on Little Germany Road near the Nolichucky River ... Read more | Add your comment

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Sports & Outdoors

From the Sports Editor’s Desk… Some days you just have to step back and be thankful

This week’s thoughts from the Sports Editor Desk may not have as much to do with sports as just taking the time to take a ... Read more

by Ivan Sanders, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 12:14 am

Elizabethton

Lady Cyclones press issue with Science Hill

BY IVAN SANDERS STAR SPORTS EDITOR ivan.sanders@elizabethton.com  For the first 16 minutes of the Elizabethton Lady Cyclones and Science Hill Lady Hilltoppers contest as ... Read more

by Ivan Sanders, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 12:10 am

News

Millions stick to Thanksgiving travel plans despite warnings

By DEE-ANN DURBIN and DAVID KOENIG AP Business Writers (AP) More than 1 million Americans a day packed airports and planes over the weekend even ... Read more

by AP News Wire Reports, Monday, November 23, 2020 4:07 pm

News

Dolly Parton helped fund a COVID-19 vaccine

By ALLIE CLOUSE Knoxville News Sentinel KNOXVILLE (AP) — A million-dollar donation by Dolly Parton has helped fund the production of a promising new coronavirus ... Read more

by AP News Wire Reports, Monday, November 23, 2020 2:20 pm

Elizabethton

Cyclones survive attack by Greene Devils

BY IVAN SANDERS STAR SPORTS EDITOR ivan.sanders@elizabethton.com Elizabethton Cyclone head coach Shawn Witten made a prophetic comment heading into the first week of the 2020 ... Read more

by Ivan Sanders, Friday, November 20, 2020 11:55 pm

Outdoors

East Tennessee Outdoors… Outdoor News for November 22, 2020

BY DANNY BLEVINS STAR CORRESPONDENT The days are getting shorter, and the weather is beginning to resemble more like winter than fall, but there is ... Read more

by Danny Blevins, Friday, November 20, 2020 11:43 pm

Sports & Outdoors

Is this just a sign of what’s coming…

With the completion of the second round of the football playoffs last week, there remains only one team in contention for a state berth in ... Read more

by Ivan Sanders, Friday, November 20, 2020 11:39 pm

Local news

Commissioners reflect on Monday night’s decision with animal control

Animal control has been a hot topic over the last few days. A brief recap: During the Carter County Commission meeting on Monday evening, a ... Read more

by Brittnee Nave, Friday, November 20, 2020 4:58 pm

Local news

We’re Stuffed: Animal shelter hosts adoption event

Make room for some furry guests this Thanksgiving. The Elizabethton/Carter County Animal Shelter is hosting the “We’re Stuffed” adoption event into next week. The adoption ... Read more

by Brittnee Nave, Friday, November 20, 2020 4:50 pm

Local news

TCAT donates canned food items

Students, faculty and staff at TCAT Elizabethton donated a large collection of canned food items for Hale Ministries, who will place the items in food ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Friday, November 20, 2020 3:35 pm

Local news

A mission completed

BY IVAN SANDERS STAR STAFF ivan.sanders@elizabethton.com Two long-standing Elizabethton City Board of Education members made their last appearance in that role on Tuesday evening as ... Read more

by Ivan Sanders, Friday, November 20, 2020 2:36 pm

Local news

150 minutes of normalcy on Friday nights

BY IVAN SANDERS STAR STAFF ivan.sanders@elizabethton.com What is normalcy? Many have asked that question since the year 2020 flipped over on calendars on January 1, ... Read more

by Ivan Sanders, Friday, November 20, 2020 1:46 pm

Local news

Nothing better than apple butter…

One of the favorite fall things to do for many is to get together with friends and neighbors and have a big apple butter stir ... Read more

by Larry Souders, Friday, November 20, 2020 1:41 pm

Local news

THA and Tennessee hospitals launch ‘Masking Makes a Difference’ campaign

As COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Tennessee continue to rise at a concerning rate, the Tennessee Hospital Association (THA) and hospitals across the state are ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Friday, November 20, 2020 1:07 pm

Editorials

Flu shots are more important than ever in the pandemic

There have always been good reasons to get a flu shot for most people. But the reasons have multiplied in the middle of the pandemic. ... Read more

by Our View, Friday, November 20, 2020 11:48 am

Editorials

Remembering Sara Whitehead Sellers

To the Editor: Where do you begin the story of a person who has lived a full storybook life? The story of Sara Alice Whitehead ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Friday, November 20, 2020 11:46 am

Editorials

de Soto’s path may have come through Elizabethton

To the Editor: It seems the site of Elizabethton enjoys yet another historical prominence. We are familiar with its place as part of the path ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Friday, November 20, 2020 11:45 am

Sports & Outdoors

TAD holds off KACHEA down stretch

BY IVAN SANDERS STAR SPORTS EDITOR ivan.sanders@elizabethton.com In a tougher than expected season-opener, the TA Dugger Jr. Cyclones managed to hold onto a slim lead ... Read more

by Ivan Sanders, Friday, November 20, 2020 1:00 am

Sports & Outdoors

Jr. Cyclone JV slams past Wildcats

BY IVAN SANDERS STAR SPORTS EDITOR ivan.sanders@elizabethton.com The intensity had been building leading up to the first game of the season for the TA Dugger ... Read more

by Ivan Sanders, Friday, November 20, 2020 12:57 am

Outdoors

Academy Sports + Outdoors donates gift cards

CONTRIBUTED BY TWRA NASHVILLE — Academy Sports + Outdoors has donated $10,000 worth of gifts cards to be used in the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Friday, November 20, 2020 12:53 am

Local news

Carter County Schools going hybrid

Carter County Schools will be returning to a hybrid schedule on Nov. 30.  This decision follows two weeks of virtual learning due to an increase ... Read more

by Brittnee Nave, Thursday, November 19, 2020 3:26 pm

Local news

Grant helps with much-needed fire department equipment

It was delivery day on Monday for the Hampton Valley Forge Volunteer Fire Department. This delivery brought some much-needed equipment, including air packs, to the ... Read more

by Brittnee Nave, Thursday, November 19, 2020 3:22 pm

BREAKING NEWS

Three arrested in death of 10-year-old Davis

BY IVAN SANDERS STAR STAFF ivan.sanders@elizabethton.com On Thursday morning, Carter County Sheriff Dexter Lunceford held a press conference to confirm that two suspects had been ... Read more

by Ivan Sanders, Thursday, November 19, 2020 2:49 pm

News

Woman charged in stabbing death

MEMPHIS (AP) — A Kentucky woman was indicted on a charge of second-degree murder in the death of a friend during an argument, a Tennessee ... Read more

by AP News Wire Reports, Thursday, November 19, 2020 1:50 pm

Elizabethton

Morrell feeling good about EHS wrestling

BY IVAN SANDERS STAR SPORTS EDITOR ivan.sanders@elizabethton.com In a year of uncertainty when it comes to sports, Elizabethton High School wrestling coach Eddie Morrell is ... Read more

by Ivan Sanders, Wednesday, November 18, 2020 7:33 pm