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Food ministry plans for new building site to better serve the community

BY NIC MILLER STAR STAFF nic.miller@elizabethton.com Over the past year and a half, the Loaves and Fishes Food ... Read more | Add your comment

ETSU recently reinstates mask mandate on campus

BY NIC MILLER STAR STAFF nic.miller@elizabethton.com  As announced yesterday by officials of East Tennessee State University, the school ... Read more | Add your comment

Question of new hire pay highlights Education Committee meeting

BY IVAN SANDERS STAR STAFF ivan.sanders@elizabethton.com The Carter County Education Committee conducted its regularly scheduled meeting as part ... Read more | Add your comment

May presented with Statesmen’s Award at annual Statesmen’s Dinner

BY NIC MILLER STAR STAFF nic.miller@elizabethton.com Recently, on July 31 at the Music City Center in Nashville, committee ... Read more | Add your comment

Arrests

Police Beats

The following arrests have been reported by the Carter County Sheriff’s Office:   Thomas Neil Williams was arrested on July 27 by CCSO Sgt. Johnathan Blevins ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Local news

Saturday’s Covered Bridge Jams Concert will feature the group Shooter Band

SHOOTER is a Country/Rock/Dance band, hailing from the Tri-Cities area in Northeast Tennessee! Characterized by a diverse song list…there is something for everyone! Traditional & ... Read more | Add your comment

by Contributed Content.

Outdoors

Taking to the streets… 300 participants fill the street in First Annual Friday Night Lights Run/Walk

BY IVAN SANDERS STAR SPORTS EDITOR ivan.sanders@elizabethton.com When it’s about helping the football teams of T.A. Dugger and Elizabethton High School, Cyclone Nation shows up ... Read more

by Ivan Sanders, Wednesday, August 4, 2021 10:40 pm

ETSU

Holmes tabbed to FCS Walter Payton Award watch list

CONTRIBUTED BY ETSU ATHLETICS JOHNSON CITY – The FCS Walter Payton Award Watch List has been released, featuring ETSU redshirt-junior running back Quay Holmes (Powder ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Wednesday, August 4, 2021 10:36 pm

Local news

ETSU kicks off renovation to new rehabilitative sciences hub on VA campus

Building 2 will house Orthotics and Prosthetics, Occupational Therapy programs JOHNSON CITY —East Tennessee State University kicked off a $4 million renovation project that will transform 14,000 square feet of space ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Wednesday, August 4, 2021 1:34 pm

Local news

ETSU Honors College introduces minor in ‘changemaking’

 JOHNSON CITY — Beginning this fall, a new Changemaker minor will be offered through the Honors College at East Tennessee State University. The Changemaker Scholars ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Wednesday, August 4, 2021 12:51 pm

Happy Valley

Warrior linksters participate in a four-way match

BY IVAN SANDERS STAR SPORTS EDITOR ivan.sanders@elizabethton.com With school opening this week, it’s only natural that fall sports begin to kick into full gear including ... Read more

by Ivan Sanders, Tuesday, August 3, 2021 4:49 pm

Elizabethton

Trying to catch someone’s eye… 53 players take part in recruiting event at Lady Cyclone diamond

BY IVAN SANDERS STAR SPORTS EDITOR ivan.sanders@elizabethton.com While prep softball is in its offseason, that didn’t stop 50 ladies from attending the Elite Softball Recruiting ... Read more

by Ivan Sanders, Tuesday, August 3, 2021 4:45 pm

RIVER RIDERS

Dominant start by Brewer leads to River Riders sweep of Kingsport

BY ANDREW SMITH STAR CORRESPONDENT On a Monday evening that saw a cloudy evening give way to cotton candy skies, the Elizabethton River Riders (25-20) ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Tuesday, August 3, 2021 4:42 pm

Local news

Watts Dance Studio announces 2021-2022 fall registration

FROM STAFF REPORTS Watts Dance Studio will hold fall registration and shoe fitting on Tuesday, Aug. 3, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the Elizabethton ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, August 3, 2021 4:38 pm

Local news

Libby’s Lodge set to bring delicious food to Elizabethton

BY NIC MILLER STAR STAFF nic.miller@elizabethton.com One of the many things that Carter County has been known for years are the local restaurants that can ... Read more

by Nic Miller, Tuesday, August 3, 2021 4:15 pm

Editorials

New strain of COVID causes concern for hospitals

Many health experts think that the current COVID-19 surge will get worse before it gets better. But they also note that new cause won’t lead ... Read more

by Our View, Tuesday, August 3, 2021 3:18 pm

Local news

Roan Mountain Summer Concert set for August 7

The Roan Mountain Summer Concert Series 2021 will be held every Saturday through September from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Roan Mountain Community Park ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Tuesday, August 3, 2021 10:39 am

Local news

Change in hours of operation for Franklin Pool announced

Beginning August 7, the Franklin Pool will be open on weekends only. This annual change in hours of operation is due to students and staff ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Tuesday, August 3, 2021 10:38 am

Local news

A Life Lived: It was a joy to know and experience Anna Banner 

BY ROZELLA HARDIN Editorial Director rozella.hardin@elizabethton.com Anna Banner was one of those people, who it was a treat to know. She was a very caring ... Read more

by Rozella Hardin, Tuesday, August 3, 2021 10:36 am

Local news

WCSO: Man wanted for homicide in Gray captured

According to Washington County Sheriff Ed Graybeal, the man that Investigators were searching for in reference to a homicide on Dean Street in Gray has ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Tuesday, August 3, 2021 10:05 am

Elizabethton

Lady Cyclones ready to go to war at the net

BY IVAN SANDERS STAR SPORTS EDITOR ivan.sanders@elizabethton.com The Elizabethton Lady Cyclones have wrapped up their summer camps and are entering their scrimmage season as they ... Read more

by Ivan Sanders, Tuesday, August 3, 2021 12:00 am

Sports & Outdoors

Jr. Cyclones tangle with Senators during preseason scrimmage

BY IVAN SANDERS STAR SPORTS EDITOR ivan.sanders@elizabethton.com      Just like their high school counterparts, those playing at the middle school football level are looking ... Read more

by Ivan Sanders, Monday, August 2, 2021 11:25 pm

Local news

Down to the final straw… Landfill committee looks to community to step up or have service end

BY IVAN SANDERS STAR STAFF ivan.sanders@elizabethton.com When it came to the recycling center on Mill Street in the past, both the county and city had ... Read more

by Ivan Sanders, Monday, August 2, 2021 11:05 pm

Local news

Harmony Free Will Baptist hosts annual Back to School Bash for people of Carter County

BY NIC MILLER STAR STAFF nic.miller.com Last Saturday at Hampton High School marked another year of the annual Back to School Bash put on by ... Read more

by Nic Miller, Monday, August 2, 2021 3:29 pm

Local news

Happy Valley Youth Club, Gridiron Club host inaugural Football Season Kickoff Carnival

BY NIC MILLER STAR STAFF nic.miller@elizabethton.com As the 2021-22 school year quickly approaches for Carter County, so does one of its major fall sports: football. ... Read more

by Nic Miller, Monday, August 2, 2021 3:23 pm

Local news

WCSO investigators searching for Gray man wanted for homicide

According to Washington County Sheriff Ed Graybeal, deputies responded to the Johnson City Medical Center in the early morning hours concerning a man who had ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Monday, August 2, 2021 3:17 pm

Local news

Broadway Hamilton actor giving benefit concert for the JRT

Euan Morton in Concert: Broadway “King” with a Big Heart to Assist the Jonesborough Repertory Theatre   Contributed by Pam Johnson Over the past two ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Monday, August 2, 2021 3:15 pm

RIVER RIDERS

River Riders return from COVID break with a bang

BY ANDREW SMITH STAR CORRESPONDENT For the first time since July 28, the Elizabethton River Riders (24-20) were able to play baseball. They opened up ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Monday, August 2, 2021 1:31 pm

Local news

COVID-19 clinic at TCAT

TCAT Elizabethton will be holding a drive-through COVID-19 vaccine clinic for individuals 18 years of age or older on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4 p.m. ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Friday, July 30, 2021 3:55 pm

Local news

A return to home… Carter County Bank hosts Meet the Highlanders event

BY IVAN SANDERS STAR STAFF ivan.sanders@elizabethton.com The start of the 2021-2022 school year is just a mere few days away for faculty and staff at ... Read more

by Ivan Sanders, Friday, July 30, 2021 3:23 pm

Local news

Good morning Elizabethton!

Each new day is a blessing from above and each one has their own routine to greet each new day whether it’s going to their ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Friday, July 30, 2021 3:20 pm