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Beer sales in theaters proposal fails

TriCities.com - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 11:38pm
An amendment to permit beer sales in movie theaters failed Tuesday night, while an ordinance to ban smoking of electronic cigarettes at municipal buildings passed on first reading at Bristol, Tennesse
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Local parents, educators discuss controversial education standards

TriCities.com - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 11:03pm
Some local parents and educators met Tuesday to discuss the Common Core State Standards for English, arts and math — and many were concerned about the curriculum.
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Wellmont gets national recognition

TriCities.com - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 11:00pm
National recognition for a local doctors group represents better care for its patients, officials of Wellmont Medical Associates said Tuesday.
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Glade Spring candidate forum focuses on bringing revenue, services to town

TriCities.com - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 10:12pm
GLADE SPRING, Va. — Questions posed of Glade Spring’s mayoral and town council candidates focused on bringing revenue and services to the town of 1,400.
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New route for natural gas pipeline avoids Floyd County, Va.

TriCities.com - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 9:28pm
Instead, as envisioned, a portion of the revised route will pass through Roanoke County on its way from West Virginia to another natural gas pipeline in Pittsylvania County.
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Glade Spring Town Council wants more restrictions on fracking

TriCities.com - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 9:20pm
Glade Spring Town Council members this week expressed their desire for more restrictions on allowing gas well drilling in Washington County.
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Feds cite Patriot Coal in W.Va. mine accident

TriCities.com - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 5:29pm
On May 12, miners Eric Legg and Gary Hensley were killed at the Brody Mine No. 1 in a coal burst.
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Sen. Alexander wants to suspend rule that could threaten in-home care

TriCities.com - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 5:25pm
The rule significantly changes the overtime exemption for companionship care.
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Man facing charges for building home in Cherokee Forest

TriCities.com - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 5:24pm
Charges against Terry L. Sharkey include damaging national forest property, cutting protected trees and using the forest as his home.
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Court rejects Virginia black-majority district

TriCities.com - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 5:11pm
U.S. Rep. Bobby Scott, the state's only black congressman, has represented the district since 1993.
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2014 Battle of Blountville Civil War reenactment will take place this weekend

TriCities.com - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 2:56pm
BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. — The 2014 Battle of Blountville Civil War reenactment will be held Friday through Sunday at the Old Hawley Farm located at 1173 Hawley Road in Blountville.
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Speedway Children’s Charities Sharky 500 and Kid’s Expo to be held this Saturday

TriCities.com - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 2:30pm
The annual event is a fundraiser for Speedway Children’s Charities.
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Va. governor orders same-sex marriage compliance

TriCities.com - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 2:24pm
Virginia's governor has signed an order directing state agencies to comply with the legalization of same-sex marriage in the state.
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Glade Spring candidate forum set for tonight

TriCities.com - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 1:18pm
The Washington County Member-at-Large Unit of the League of Women Voters of Virginia is hosting a Meet the Candidates event on tonight at 7 at the Glade Spring Public Library.
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U.Va. Med Center acquires Culpeper hospital

TriCities.com - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 12:25pm
The University of Virginia Medical Center is now the sole owner of Culpeper Regional Hospital.
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InMotion to open 1st US plant in Virginia

TriCities.com - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 12:18pm
InMotion has chosen Virginia as the site of its first manufacturing operation in the United States.
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Fall storm temporarily knocked out power

TriCities.com - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 10:58pm
A mid-afternoon thunderstorm brought wind and rain and disrupted some electrical service Monday across the region.
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Senate candidates lay out their policies in Roanoke appearances

TriCities.com - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 10:51pm
At a pair of appearances in Roanoke on Monday, the two major party candidates for a U.S. Senate seat in Virginia worked to define each other’s politics, but on policy, incumbent Democrat Mark Warner a
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Same-sex marriage issue far from settled

TriCities.com - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 10:45pm
Some Virginia opponents of same-sex marriage asserted Monday that the U.S. Supreme Court still has not clearly resolved the issue.
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Virginia Tech takes new approach to diversity

TriCities.com - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 10:42pm
BLACKSBURG, Va. — Virginia Tech has joined four other state universities in banning discrimination against transgender students, faculty and staff, and has mounted a new effort to increase the school’
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