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At work and at play on a beautiful day…

It wasn’t hard to find a variety of residents out taking advantage of the beautiful weather as for ... Read more | Add your comment

City Council wraps up workshops on FY 2021-2022 budget

BY IVAN SANDERS STAR STAFF ivan.sanders@elizabethton.com The Elizabethton City Council wrapped up its second workshop to review the ... Read more | Add your comment

EHS student selected into prestigious program

BY IVAN SANDERS STAR STAFF ivan.sanders@elizabethton.com An Elizabethton High School student recently was notified that he was accepted ... Read more | Add your comment

Prioritizing the repairs… Oversight committee identifies needs at War Memorial and Walk of Honor

BY IVAN SANDERS STAR STAFF ivan.sanders@elizabethton.com The Elizabethton/Carter County War Memorial and Walk of Honor Oversight Committee had ... Read more | Add your comment

Arrests

Elizabethton man arrested for solicitation of a minor

According to Washington County Sheriff Ed Graybeal an investigation into possible solicitation of a minor has resulted in the arrest of an Elizabethton man. Sheriff ... Read more | Add your comment

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Arrests

Joint investigation leads to arrest of suspected drug dealer

Officers with the Carter County Sheriff’s Office and Elizabethton Police Department Joint Drug Task Force carried out a search warrant Tuesday which led to the ... Read more | Add your comment

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Elizabethton

A night to remember… EHS senior baseball players honored despite the cancellation of senior night game

BY NICHOLAS MILLER STAR CORRESPONDENT It’s that time of the year, the point in the season where the players in their final season with their ... Read more

by Nic Miller, Friday, May 7, 2021 4:54 pm

Happy Valley

Blue Devils too much for Warriors, 14-0

BY AUSTIN ALEXANDER STAR CORRESPONDENT ERWIN – Unicoi County played host on Thursday evening to the Happy Valley Warriors in round one of the District ... Read more

by Austin Alexander, Friday, May 7, 2021 4:51 pm

Brains and Brawn

Brains and Brawn… Paul Anderson’s Night at the Olympics – Part III

BY ALEX CAMPBELL ​Anderson strode down the long, dark corridor backstage. As Paul contemplated his humiliating defeat, he began to think of all of the ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Friday, May 7, 2021 4:47 pm

Local news

Ribbon cutting welcomes Red Legacy to new location

The Elizabethton/Carter County Chamber of Commerce and Main Street Elizabethton hosted a joint ribbon cutting for Red Legacy Recovery on Friday to welcome them to their ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, May 7, 2021 3:55 pm

Local news

Ribbon cut on a new location for Carter Co. Drug Prevention

The Elizabethton/Carter County Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting for the Carter County Drug Prevention and PEAK Mentoring Program on Thursday as they welcomed them to ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, May 7, 2021 3:38 pm

Local news

ECS Summer School open enrollment

Elizabethton City Schools recently announced that open enrollment began on Tuesday for two four-week summer learning programs during the month of June. The summer learning programs are ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, May 7, 2021 3:35 pm

Editorials

We must do more to promote the COVID vaccine

People just aren’t getting it. The vaccine. It is now widely available to just about anyone who wants one, but in Northeast Tennessee, openings at ... Read more

by Our View, Friday, May 7, 2021 2:34 pm

Editorials

May 9-15 is National Police Week in America

To the Editor: In May America honors police/law enforcement officers. These professionals risk their lives in the line of duty to maintain the safety of ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Friday, May 7, 2021 2:32 pm

Happy Valley

Keep on rolling… Lady Warriors late-game heroics help deliver a win over Sullivan East in District 1-AA

BY NIC MILLER STAR CORRESPONDENT BLUFF CITY – With regular-season softball play having been wrapped up for teams throughout the area, it was finally time ... Read more

by Nic Miller, Thursday, May 6, 2021 11:18 pm

Cloudland

Jr. Lady Highlanders take tournament championship over Johnson Co.

FROM STAFF REPORTS The championship came down to two hungry teams wanting to finish up the 2021 season with the tournament championship in middle school ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, May 6, 2021 11:14 pm

Sports & Outdoors

Lady Ranger cheerleaders sign with King University

FROM STAFF REPORTS Unaka High School continues to have a great relationship with King University when it comes to sending ladies from Stoney Creek to ... Read more

by Ivan Sanders, Thursday, May 6, 2021 11:12 pm

Local news

Swanay Real Estate and Auction Company welcomes Hoilman

Russ Swanay, Principle Broker, and David Collins, Principle Auctioneer, of Russ Swanay Real Estate and Auction Company in Elizabethton, are pleased to welcome and introduce ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Thursday, May 6, 2021 5:01 pm

Local news

ETSU announces 1911 Society honorees

JOHNSON CITY — Eleven members of the Class of 2021 who have distinguished themselves for academic excellence, service and leadership at East Tennessee State University ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Thursday, May 6, 2021 4:26 pm

Local news

Carter County woman indicted, charged with stealing thousands from former employer

An investigation by special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the office of the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury has resulted in the indictment of ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Thursday, May 6, 2021 2:22 pm

News

Tennessee spikes bill to protect drivers who hit protesters

NASHVILLE (AP) — A Tennessee proposal to provide legal immunity to drivers who hit protesters and increase penalties for demonstrators who obstruct major roads has ... Read more

by AP News Wire Reports, Thursday, May 6, 2021 2:18 pm

Happy Valley

District 1-AA Softball… Lady Warriors survive nine-inning thriller in play-in contest

FROM STAFF REPORTS If the rest of the District 1-AA softball tournament is anything like Wednesday’s play-in contest between the Happy Valley Lady Warriors and ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 11:44 pm

Elizabethton

Cyclones clinch home playoff game with a win over Devils

BY ALLEN LAMOUNTAIN STAR CORRESPONDENT A small change in the backline paid major dividends for the Elizabethton Cyclones boys soccer team on Tuesday night. Senior ... Read more

by Allen LaMountain, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 11:41 pm

Outdoors

Signups underway for American Legion play

FROM STAFF REPORTS The American Legion has announced that signups for baseball play for ages 13-15 is currently underway. The cost to play is $40 ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 11:30 pm

Local news

Sycamore Shoals State Park will feature 26th Annual Siege of Ft. Watauga

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park will host nearly 150 living history re-enactors for the 26th annual Siege of Fort Watauga next Saturday and Sunday, May ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 6:00 pm

Local news

ETSU presents new symposium ‘Science and Fictions: Cinema in East Tennessee’

JOHNSON CITY — “Science and Fictions: Cinema in East Tennessee,” a virtual symposium presented by East Tennessee State University’s departments of Media and Communication and ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 1:23 pm

Local news

Greeneville arson investigation results in indictment

GREENEVILLE — A joint investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the Greeneville Police Department, and the Greeneville Fire Department has resulted in charges being placed in ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 1:21 pm

Outdoors

Take me out to the ball game… Youth league off and running in baseball and softball

FROM STAFF REPORTS The 2021 ECCYBSA season is off and running as action has kicked off in T-Ball, coach pitch baseball and softball as well ... Read more

by Ivan Sanders, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 7:57 pm

Hampton

‘Dogs earn a mercy-rule win over Avery County

BY ALLEN LAMOUNTAIN STAR CORRESPONDENT A nine-run second inning propelled Hampton to a 10-0 mercy-rule win over Avery County (N.C.) on Monday evening at Scotty ... Read more

by Allen LaMountain, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 7:54 pm

Hampton

Hampton baseball recognizes senior players

FROM STAFF REPORTS Prior to the first pitch in Monday evening’s game at Hampton High School, Coach Nicholas Perkins and his staff recognized the contribution ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 7:50 pm

Local news

Don’t stop playing those video games! Playing games can now pay one’s way to college

BY IVAN SANDERS STAR STAFF ivan.sanders@elizabethton.com There was a time when parents were about ready to pull their hair out to find ways to get ... Read more

by Ivan Sanders, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 7:43 pm