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Mobile home fire results in interior damage

FROM STAFF REPORTS A call was received by the Stoney Creek Volunteer Fire Department on Thursday after to ... Read more | Add your comment

A right as an American… Elections offer Americans the opportunity to have a voice

One of the rights that every American has is the right to voice your choice for candidates that ... Read more | Add your comment

August Primary completed… Hagerty, Harshbarger come out in front in Senate and Congressional races

BY BRITTNEE NAVE STAR CORRESPONDENT The results are in for the August Primary! Bill Hagerty won the Republican ... Read more | Add your comment

Special called meeting… Carter County Schools adjust start date in preparation for virtual learning

BY BRITTNEE NAVE STAR CORRESPONDENT Carter County Schools have made the decision to move the back-to-school date to ... 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

by Staff Reports.

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.

Editorials

Much uncertainty as schools set to re-open

There’s much uncertainty on the part of both teachers and parents as school is set to re-open in Elizabethton and Carter County. Across the state ... Read more

by Our View, Friday, August 7, 2020 4:21 pm

Editorials

Letter writer says a Christian president needs to be elected

To the Editor: J. Hyder, the President of Carter County Democratic Women, questioned my letter to the editor about voting for Christians. Hyder said, “If you ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Friday, August 7, 2020 4:20 pm

Local news

ETSU Health experts assist with plans to protect safety and health of campus, clinics

JOHNSON CITY – A team of experts from East Tennessee State University’s health sciences colleges is helping the university navigate important decisions and policies to ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Friday, August 7, 2020 4:03 pm

Local news

Milligan offers virtual semester option

MILLIGAN — Milligan University President Dr. Bill Greer announced today undergraduate students have the option to complete their courses 100% online this fall. “Our administration, faculty ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Friday, August 7, 2020 4:01 pm

Community

Knight Family Reunion planned for August 16

The family of Sam and Rebecca Knight will be having a family reunion/dinner on Sunday, Aug. 16, from 1 until 3 p.m. at the community ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Friday, August 7, 2020 4:00 pm

News

US sees election threats from China, Russia and Iran

By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The director of US intelligence on Friday raised concerns about interference in the 2020 election by China, ... Read more

by AP News Wire Reports, Friday, August 7, 2020 3:59 pm

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Winfrey demanding justice for Breonna Taylor with billboards

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — First, Oprah Winfrey put Breonna Taylor on the cover of O, The Oprah Magazine. Now the media mogul is spreading her ... Read more

by AP News Wire Reports, Friday, August 7, 2020 3:58 pm

News

Cuomo clears New York schools statewide to open, carefully

By MARINA VILLENEUVE Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York schools can bring children back to classrooms for the start of the school year, ... Read more

by AP News Wire Reports, Friday, August 7, 2020 3:58 pm

News

Plane skids off runway in India; 16 killed, dozens hurt

By ASHOK SHARMA and EMILY SCHMALL Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) — A special flight carrying evacuees to India who had been stranded abroad because ... Read more

by AP News Wire Reports, Friday, August 7, 2020 3:57 pm

Church News

Lessons from the wilderness 

As we come closer to the day of opening the economy and small businesses back to a little bit of normal, I urge everyone of ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Friday, August 7, 2020 3:36 pm

Central

The Latest: Big Sky postpones football season until spring

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Big Sky Conference postponed its ... Read more

by AP News Wire Reports, Friday, August 7, 2020 3:15 pm

Cloudland

Alabama high school football team, band under quarantine

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ONEONTA, Ala. (AP) — The entire football team and marching band at a small-town Alabama high school are under quarantine following ... Read more

by AP News Wire Reports, Friday, August 7, 2020 2:51 pm

Cloudland

North Carolina high school sports group delays fall sports

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina High School Athletic Association has announced the fall sports season will be delayed ... Read more

by AP News Wire Reports, Friday, August 7, 2020 2:49 pm

Cloudland

New faces on the T.A. Dugger pitch… Morrell to lead Jr. Lady Cyclone soccer program in 2020-21 season

BY IVAN SANDERS STAR SPORTS EDITOR ivan.sanders@elizabethton.com When girls’ soccer starts at T.A. Dugger Middle School in a couple of weeks, there will be a ... Read more

by Ivan Sanders, Friday, August 7, 2020 1:36 pm

Central

Well, we knew it was coming…

     To say what has happened just since last week was a surprise would be a little overstated as I don’t think there is a ... Read more

by Ivan Sanders, Friday, August 7, 2020 1:32 pm

Cloudland

East Tennessee Outdoors… Wild Hogs – Part 1

  BY DANNY BLEVINS STAR CORRESPONDENT  When the first explorers came to America, they brought with them a few things that the natives had never ... Read more

by Danny Blevins, Friday, August 7, 2020 1:30 pm

Cloudland

Marlins win again, improve to 6-1 despite outbreak

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BALTIMORE (AP) — Jonathan Villar hit a first-pitch leadoff homer to spark a robust offensive performance by the Miami Marlins, who ... Read more

by AP News Wire Reports, Friday, August 7, 2020 1:28 pm

Cloudland

Bucks clinch the top seed in East with 130-116 win over Heat

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton scored 33 points each, and the Milwaukee Bucks overcame a ... Read more

by AP News Wire Reports, Friday, August 7, 2020 1:18 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, August 7, 2020 12:39 pm

Local news

Teaching music virtually topic of ETSU Arts and Sciences’ first ‘Dessert with the Experts’

JOHNSON CITY— East Tennessee State University’s College of Arts and Sciences presents its first virtual alumni event, “Dessert with the Experts,” on Tuesday, Aug. 11, at ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Friday, August 7, 2020 12:38 pm

News

Wall Street stalls; S&P 500 dips after 5-day winning streak

By STAN CHOE AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street is stalling on Friday, as a whirlwind of worries about rising U.S.-China tensions ... Read more

by AP News Wire Reports, Friday, August 7, 2020 12:37 pm

News

India hits 2 million cases as health volunteers strike

By EMILY SCHMALL Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) — As India hit another grim milestone in the coronavirus pandemic on Friday, crossing 2 million cases ... Read more

by AP News Wire Reports, Friday, August 7, 2020 12:36 pm

News

China sentences fourth Canadian to death on drug charges

BEIJING (AP) — China has sentenced a fourth Canadian citizen to death on drug charges in less than two years following a sharp downturn in ... Read more

by AP News Wire Reports, Friday, August 7, 2020 12:35 pm

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Rescuers in Lebanon recover more bodies days after blast

By ZEINA KARAM and ANDREA ROSA Associated Press BEIRUT (AP) — Rescue teams were still searching the rubble of Beirut’s port for bodies on Friday, ... Read more

by AP News Wire Reports, Friday, August 7, 2020 12:33 pm

News

Africa passes 1M confirmed virus cases; true number far more

By CARA ANNA Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Africa’s confirmed coronavirus cases have surpassed 1 million, but global health experts say the true toll is ... Read more

by AP News Wire Reports, Friday, August 7, 2020 12:33 pm