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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

1 day ago by Our View.

Coronavirus, taking life for granted

BY GLENN MOLLETTE The coronavirus is a pandemic that most of us don’t understand, but we are learning. This disease has taken over 9,000 lives ... Read more

1 day ago by Janie McKinney.

War powers debate must focus on rejecting endless wars while protecting American lives

BY SEN. BILL HAGERTY Congress is vigorously debating whether to sustain or repeal the 1991 and 2002 laws that authorize the president to use military ... Read more

1 day ago by Contributed Content.

A world burning up and under water must finally act on climate change

BY NORMA MORRISON & MARK REYNOLDS The shocking extreme weather of late, from record-shattering heat waves in the West to flood-inducing rainfall in the East ... Read more

1 day ago by Contributed Content.

Back to school, in person, important for parents, students, and teachers

It’s back to school time locally. Elizabethton City Schools are scheduled to reopen this week with inservice for teachers Monday and Tuesday and workdays for ... Read more

6 days ago by Our View.

Reader: What happened to local dog park plans?

To the Editor: In August 2019 the Randy Boyd Foundation Dog Park Dash presented Carter County with a $25,000 grant to be used for a ... Read more

6 days ago by Contributed Content.

Americans, not government, are the arbiters of truth

BY SENATOR BILL HAGERTY The cozy relationship between Big Government and Big Tech has blossomed into brazen collusion. When the White House doesn’t like what ... Read more

6 days ago by Contributed Content.

We cannot ignore the suffering in Communist Cuba

BY SEN. MARSHA BLACKBURN’ After years of intense study, Hector was ready to visit Cuba. A trained Marxist, this Tennessee resident felt empowered by what ... Read more

6 days ago by Contributed Content.

Sales tax holidays an opportunity to support local businesses

The upcoming sales tax holidays on school supplies and food are a good opportunity for people to support local businesses still recovering from the COVID-19 ... Read more

1 week ago by Our View.

COVID vaccine likened to a seatbelt by writer

To the Editor: THIS IS a matter of life and death, but people here don’t seem to recognize that. I‘m reminded of the case of ... Read more

1 week ago by Contributed Content.

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