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Dylen Markland: Generations of firefighters

Firefighting runs in the family for Dylen Markland. “My father, my grandfather and my great-grandfather were firefighters with ... Read more | Add your comment

Diana Harshbarger: A mother, grandmother, pharmacist and runner for Congress

Diana Harshbarger is not a politician, but rather a mother, grandmother and a pharmacist. Harshbarger is a Kingsport ... Read more | Add your comment

Local Pizza Inn closes until July 25th

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Elizabethton Pizza Inn announced via a Facebook post that effective today – Friday, July ... Read more | Add your comment

Red sand on a sidewalk… Carter County Drug Prevention Coalition participating in Red Sand Project

Red sand on a sidewalk is being used to spark a conversation. According to Jilian Reece, Director of ... Read more | Add your comment

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Tuning Up The Band: HHS Bulldog Band preps for upcoming season

Strike up the music the band has begun. Members of the Hampton High School Bulldog Band spent this week taking part in Band Camp to ... Read more | Add your comment

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UT Extension to host 4-H Poultry Show and Sale on Aug. 10

A group of local 4-H Club members will soon have the chance to show off several weeks of hard work when the Carter County UT ... Read more | Add your comment

by Abby Frye.

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Is college football seeing the writing on the wall?

BY IVAN SANDERS STAR SPORTS EDITOR ivan.sanders@elizabethton.com Within the last week, college football has started to reverse course on what a football season looks like ... Read more

by Ivan Sanders, Tuesday, July 14, 2020 1:08 pm

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Local non-profits join Borden’s Dairy to provide free milk to those in need

The Dairy Alliance along with the Washington County Extension Service and 4-H, the Washington County Farm Bureau, Washington County Ag Partnership, and Tennessee 4-H Foundation ... Read more

by AP News Wire Reports, Tuesday, July 14, 2020 12:45 pm

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US carries out the 1st federal execution in nearly 2 decades

By MICHAEL BALSAMO Associated Press TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — The U.S. government on Tuesday carried out the first federal execution in almost two decades, ... Read more

by AP News Wire Reports, Tuesday, July 14, 2020 12:44 pm

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Governor shuts bars, dining as virus hits California hard

By ADAM BEAM Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — As the coronavirus swept California with renewed ferocity, the governor once again closed bars, inside dining ... Read more

by AP News Wire Reports, Tuesday, July 14, 2020 12:44 pm

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Tennessee revenues came up $12.5M short in June amid virus

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee officials say state revenues came up $12.5 million short of projections in June amid the coronavirus pandemic. State Finance Commissioner Butch ... Read more

by AP News Wire Reports, Tuesday, July 14, 2020 12:43 pm

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Vanderbilt opposes new visa rules for international students

NASHVILLE (AP) — Vanderbilt University has joined an effort to stop federal guidelines that would force international students to leave the U.S. or transfer to ... Read more

by AP News Wire Reports, Tuesday, July 14, 2020 12:43 pm

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Quarantine loopholes bring fresh efforts to fight outbreaks

By DENNIS PASSA and ELAINE KURTENBACH Associated Press BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — An Australian state is toughening its punishments for anyone caught violating coronavirus quarantines, ... Read more

by AP News Wire Reports, Tuesday, July 14, 2020 12:42 pm

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UK demands the public wear face coverings in shops

By DANICA KIRKA Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Britain’s government will demand people wear face coverings in shops as it seeks to clarify its message ... Read more

by AP News Wire Reports, Tuesday, July 14, 2020 12:41 pm

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Global vaccine plan may allow rich countries to buy more

By MARIA CHENG AP Medical Writer LONDON (AP) — Politicians and public health leaders have publicly committed to equitably sharing any coronavirus vaccine that works, ... Read more

by AP News Wire Reports, Tuesday, July 14, 2020 12:41 pm

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China accuses US of sowing discord in South China Sea

By KEN MORITSUGU Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — The Trump administration’s rejection of broad Chinese claims to much of the South China Sea came across ... Read more

by AP News Wire Reports, Tuesday, July 14, 2020 12:40 pm

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UK to exclude Huawei from role in high-speed phone network

By DANICA KIRKA Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Britain’s government on Tuesday backtracked on plans to give Chinese telecommunications company Huawei a limited role in ... Read more

by AP News Wire Reports, Tuesday, July 14, 2020 12:39 pm

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Tennessee sets record for new virus cases

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee reported a record number of new virus cases on Monday with 3,314, according to the Tennessee Department of Health. That brings ... Read more

by AP News Wire Reports, Tuesday, July 14, 2020 12:38 pm

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Braves’ Acuña has an even bigger role in shortened 2020 season

BY CHARLES ODUM AP SPORTS WRITER ATLANTA (AP) — Ronald Acuña Jr. isn’t letting the coronavirus pandemic silence his love of baseball. The empty seats ... Read more

by AP News Wire Reports, Tuesday, July 14, 2020 12:31 pm

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$1 million payday at NASCAR All-Star race at BMS… Driver’s expect electric atmosphere chasing elusive payday

CONTRIBUTED BY BMS BRISTOL — Red-hot Denny Hamlin, who won America’s Night Race last year at Bristol Motor Speedway and was in contention to win the ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Tuesday, July 14, 2020 12:03 pm

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Ezell adds Ashawntae Brown to the frontcourt

CONTRIBUTED BY ETSU ATHLETICS   JOHNSON CITY – ETSU Women’s Basketball Head Coach Brittney Ezell announced Tuesday the signing of Weatherford Junior College transfer Ashawntae Brown (San Antonio, Tex.) for ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Tuesday, July 14, 2020 11:11 am

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Star Sports Photo Time Capsule

Elizabethton Star Sports is proud to present another trip back in time to through our photo time capsule for today – July 15, 2020. Read more

by Ivan Sanders, Tuesday, July 14, 2020 10:52 am

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The Fishing Hole… You grab a line, and I’ll grab a pole

One of the greatest resources that we are blessed to have in Carter County is our fisheries. With that being said, Elizabethton Star Sports is ... Read more

by Ivan Sanders, Tuesday, July 14, 2020 10:00 am

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East Tennessee Outdoors… News for the week of July 16, 2020

  BY DANNY BLEVINS STAR CORRESPONDENT Another week is upon us, and the fishing has slipped into the Summer Doldrums. This is when the fish ... Read more

by Danny Blevins, Tuesday, July 14, 2020 9:20 am

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Ballad Health opens Banner Elk Urgent Care on July 13

BANNER ELK, N.C.— Pursuing its goal to expand access to care in rural communities, Ballad Health officially opened its new urgent care center in Banner Elk ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Monday, July 13, 2020 4:27 pm

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‘FL3TCH3R Exhibit’ accepting submissions for 2020 show, adds new award

JOHNSON CITY — The international “FL3TCH3R Exhibit: Social and Politically Engaged Art” at East Tennessee State University’s Reece Museum never fails to reflect the social and political milieu ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Monday, July 13, 2020 4:13 pm

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US budget deficit hits all-time high of $864 billion in June

By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government incurred the biggest monthly budget deficit in history in June as spending on ... Read more

by AP News Wire Reports, Monday, July 13, 2020 4:10 pm

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Tennessee governor signs, court blocks, 6-week abortion ban

By JONATHAN MATTISE Associated Press NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee on Monday signed one of the strictest abortion bans in the country, and ... Read more

by AP News Wire Reports, Monday, July 13, 2020 3:59 pm

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US rejects nearly all Chinese claims in South China Sea

By MATTHEW LEE and LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration escalated its actions against China on Monday by stepping squarely ... Read more

by AP News Wire Reports, Monday, July 13, 2020 3:58 pm

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More than 200 schools back lawsuit over foreign student rule

By COLLIN BINKLEY AP Education Writer BOSTON (AP) — More than 200 universities are backing a legal challenge to the Trump administration’s new restrictions on ... Read more

by AP News Wire Reports, Monday, July 13, 2020 3:58 pm

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Court refuses to order Houston to host Texas GOP gathering

By NOMAAN MERCHANT Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — The Texas Supreme Court on Monday upheld Houston’s refusal to allow the state Republican convention to hold ... Read more

by AP News Wire Reports, Monday, July 13, 2020 3:57 pm