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17 area students in running for National Merit Scholarships

17 area students in running for National Merit Scholarships

September 10th, 2015 9:59 am by Rick Wagner

Seniors attending Dobyns-Bennett High School, Science Hill, Tennessee High and Sullivan East are among Tennessee finalists. However, far Southwest Virginia had no students on the Virginia list.

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Rogersville Lions Club needs new cameras to continue child eye screenings

Rogersville Lions Club needs new cameras to continue child eye screenings

September 10th, 2015 9:00 am by Jeff Bobo

Approximately 1,800 children per year receive free eye screenings from the Rogersville Lion's Club's, but the future of that program hinges on the club's ability to raise funds to buy two new cameras.

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Hawkins cheerleader uniforms not in compliance with student dress code

Hawkins cheerleader uniforms not in compliance with student dress code

September 10th, 2015 8:00 am by Jeff Bobo

A proposed revision to Hawkins County's high school dress code would allow cheerleaders to wear their uniforms during the school day at pep rallies and sporting events only.

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Kingsport United Way launches campaign with target of $4M

Kingsport United Way launches campaign with target of $4M

September 10th, 2015 12:29 am by Matthew Lane

This year's campaign theme is "A Better Life for All. A Better Life for You," and United Way officials are asking people to learn how the organization is bringing this message to life by focusing on the positive attributes of the community.

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Man charged after allegedly claiming to be police officer

Man charged after allegedly claiming to be police officer

September 10th, 2015 12:08 am by Staff report

Police say Mark Orbin Sloan, 55, claimed to be both a KPD officer and a Tennessee highway patrolman in text messages.

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Turn in old meds for safe disposal

Turn in old meds for safe disposal

September 9th, 2015 9:30 pm by Southwest Virginia Bureau

Acceptable items include controlled and non-controlled pharmaceuticals, as well as over the counter medications and all solid dosage and liquid products. Event organizers ask that the latter be kept in their original containers.

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Kingsport man allegedly assaults grandmother, police

Kingsport man allegedly assaults grandmother, police

September 9th, 2015 8:30 pm by Nick Shepherd

When officers approached Salyer, he allegedly became violent toward SCSO officers. While attempting to place him under arrest, he began hitting and pushing the officers and attempted to take both of their firearms.

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Chris Renee Cosmetics expands to Washington County, Va.

Chris Renee Cosmetics expands to Washington County, Va.

September 9th, 2015 7:30 pm by Southwest Virginia Bureau

Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Wednesday announced that Chris Renee Cosmetics LLC will invest more than $2 million to establish a new manufacturing operation in the Oak Park Center for Business and Industry in Washington County.

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UVa-Wise ranks second for low student debt

UVa-Wise ranks second for low student debt

September 9th, 2015 6:30 pm by Stephen Igo

UVa-Wise is ranked second in the nation of the list of top public liberal arts colleges whose students graduate with a low debt load by the latest U.S. News & World Report's annual college guide and national college rankings

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Kaine introduces gun sellers' responsibility bill

Kaine introduces gun sellers' responsibility bill

September 9th, 2015 5:30 pm by Southwest Virginia Bureau

Under the legislation announced Tuesday by Kaine - the Responsible Transfer of Firearms Act - would require anyone selling or transferring a firearm to take "reasonable" steps to make sure the recipient is not prohibited from possessing a firearm.

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