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ETSU Jazz Faculty & Friends to perform at Bonnie Kate Theater Sept. 29

The language of Jazz will grace the stage of the Bonnie Kate Theater on Tuesday, Sept. 29. This ... Read more | Add your comment

TLC Community Center to host Mommy Mart white tent event

A large white tent will soon be taking up residency in the TLC Community Center parking lot. No…this ... Read more | Add your comment

Mayor Rusty Barnett: Carter County Commissioners pay tribute

Mayor Rusty Barnett tragically passed away on Monday, Sept. 21.  The late mayor’s passing has left the community ... Read more | Add your comment

A business temperature check… Local businesses continue to strive forward 

Depending on what business one is in, there is a good chance that a temperature check of that ... Read more | Add your comment

Local news

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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Local news

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.

Elizabethton

Running the white flag up the pole… Chiefs surrender at the half in Cyclones 56-0 romp

BY IVAN SANDERS STAR SPORTS EDITOR ivan.sanders@elizabethton.com ROGERSVILLE – The Cherokee Chiefs could sympathize with how the Indians felt in the early western movies when ... Read more

by Ivan Sanders, Saturday, September 26, 2020 12:45 am

Happy Valley

HV powers past Rangers behind Bahn

BY ALLEN LAMOUNTAIN SPORTS CORRESPONDENT Happy Valley senior running back Matthew Bahn rushed 29 times for 267 yards and four touchdowns as the Warriors turned ... Read more

by Allen LaMountain, Saturday, September 26, 2020 12:42 am

Professional sports

Marlins beat Yankees 4-3 in 10 innings, clinch a playoff berth

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK (AP) — The Marlins clinched an improbable playoff berth in their coronavirus-decimated season, beating the New York Yankees 4-3 ... Read more

by AP News Wire Reports, Saturday, September 26, 2020 12:39 am

Hampton

They Came, they Saw, they Conquered… Bulldogs flatten Longhorns, 33-0

BY NIC MILLER STAR CORRESPONDENT Mountain City- It was a gloomy night filled with rain Friday as the Hampton Bulldogs made the long trip to ... Read more

by Nic Miller, Saturday, September 26, 2020 12:33 am

Local news

Blevins Cemetery Association meets Oct. 12

The Blevins Cemetery Association (Stoney Creek) annual meeting will be held Monday, Oct. 12, at 7 p.m. at New Liberty Freewill Baptist Church Fellowship Center. ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Friday, September 25, 2020 6:24 pm

Editorials

Death takes prominent community businessmen

Elizabethton was hit hard this week by the death of not only Carter County Mayor Rusty Barnett, but those of retired Elizabethton Fire Chief Michael ... Read more

by Our View, Friday, September 25, 2020 5:00 pm

Editorials

Wildfires underscore urgency to rein in climate change

To the Editor: Our brother lives in Northern California, and in recent years we have been very concerned for his safety every time wildfires erupt ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Friday, September 25, 2020 4:59 pm

Editorials

Senatorial candidate says thanks, and urges GOP support in election

To the Editor: First of all, from the bottom of my heart I want to thank you, my friends, for standing with me in the Republican ... Read more

by Commission Matters, Friday, September 25, 2020 4:58 pm

Local news

City government announces complete reopening of City Hall; to close Gray drive-thru

The City of Johnson City will reopen the Finance and Development Service lobbies of the Municipal and Safety Building Monday, Oct. 5. The reopening will ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Friday, September 25, 2020 4:46 pm

Local news

The Carter Railroad Museum’s ‘Appalachian Rail Fest’ set for Sept. 26

JOHNSON CITY — Coal seams and timber spreads of the south were a primary reason for the railroads of the southern Appalachians back in the day, and ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Friday, September 25, 2020 4:46 pm

News

With spy series ‘Tehran,’ Israelis reach out to an enemy

By MARK KENNEDY AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Things are not as they seem in the new Apple TV+ series “Tehran” — as ... Read more

by AP News Wire Reports, Friday, September 25, 2020 4:43 pm

News

Japan’s newly minted prime minister steps into UN limelight

By FOSTER KLUG and MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Considered something of a lightweight on foreign policy issues, Japan’s new prime minister has ... Read more

by AP News Wire Reports, Friday, September 25, 2020 4:42 pm

News

Ginsburg makes history again, lying in state at Capitol

By LISA MASCARO AP Congressional Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — The late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg lay in state Friday at the U.S. Capitol, ... Read more

by AP News Wire Reports, Friday, September 25, 2020 4:41 pm

News

Breonna Taylor’s supporters criticize prosecutor in her case

By PIPER HUDSPETH BLACKBURN, BRUCE SCHREINER and ANGIE WANG Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Breonna Taylor’s family and their lawyers sharply criticized Kentucky’s attorney ... Read more

by AP News Wire Reports, Friday, September 25, 2020 4:40 pm

Local news

Furry Friends

The Elizabethton/Carter County Animal Shelter has a variety of animals up for adoption each day. This week’s installment of Furry Friends includes a handful of ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Friday, September 25, 2020 4:37 pm

Local news

Elizabethton City Schools creates two positions for Technology Integration Team

CONTRIBUTED BY ELIZABETHTON CITY SCHOOLS The 2020- 2021 school year did not start traditional due to the COIVD pandemic; therefore, communication and finding ways to ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Friday, September 25, 2020 2:57 pm

Local news

From two to four… Elizabethton City Schools will transition to four days for grades 6-12

BY IVAN SANDERS STAR STAFF ivan.sanders@elizabethton.com With numbers of COVID-19 dropping throughout the county, the Elizabethton City School system will be sending all grades Pre-K ... Read more

by Ivan Sanders, Friday, September 25, 2020 2:55 pm

Sports & Outdoors

A Cyclone flattening… T.A. Dugger lays waste to Boone in middle school action, 54-16

The visiting Boone Middle School ‘Blazers knew they were in for a long night when two consecutive touches resulted in touchdowns for host T.A. Dugger ... Read more

by Ivan Sanders, Friday, September 25, 2020 2:16 pm

Local news

ETSU to test emergency notification systems Oct. 1

JOHNSON CITY — As part of its continued emphasis on campus safety, East Tennessee State University will test its emergency mass notification systems on Thursday, Oct. 1, ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Friday, September 25, 2020 1:15 pm

News

Tennessee accepting applications for appeals court opening

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee is now accepting applications for an opening on the state’s Court of Criminal Appeals. A state Supreme Court news release says the ... Read more

by AP News Wire Reports, Friday, September 25, 2020 1:14 pm

News

First man cured of HIV infection now has terminal cancer

By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer Timothy Ray Brown, the first person known to have been cured of HIV infection, says he is now ... Read more

by AP News Wire Reports, Friday, September 25, 2020 1:13 pm

News

Judge says 2020 census must continue for another month

By MIKE SCHNEIDER Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge has stopped the 2020 census from finishing at the end of September and ... Read more

by AP News Wire Reports, Friday, September 25, 2020 12:59 pm

News

US stocks are mixed as S&P 500 heads for 4th weekly loss

By STAN CHOE AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are wobbling in early Friday trading, as the S&P 500 heads for a ... Read more

by AP News Wire Reports, Friday, September 25, 2020 12:54 pm

News

Witness mandate vex some new mail-in voters in key states

By GARY D. ROBERTSON and SCOTT BAUER Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — As the pandemic prompts a surge in voting by mail, voters in ... Read more

by AP News Wire Reports, Friday, September 25, 2020 12:53 pm

News

Hacked software provider won’t say if ransomware involved

By FRANK BAJAK and JAKE BLEIBERG Associated Press DALLAS (AP) — A day after informing customers that it had been hacked by an unknown intruder, ... Read more

by AP News Wire Reports, Friday, September 25, 2020 12:51 pm