Unicoi County High School Greenhouse

ERWIN, Tenn. (WKPT) - Last month, the Agriculture Department at Unicoi County High School received a donation, that will forever change its ...

Boil Water Notice Issued for Damascus, VA Area

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Va. (WKPT) - A boil water notice is in effect for residents in the Taylor Valley, Damascus, and Alvarado communities. According ...

Birthplace of Country Music Presents Carter Family Exhibit

BRISTOL, Tenn. / Va. (WKPT) - The Birthplace of Country Music is gearing up to host its first exhibit opening this week. According ...

Unicoi County High School Greenhouse

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Boil Water Notice Issued for Damascus, VA Area

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  • Unicoi County High School Greenhouse September 15, 2014 greenhouse-featured-image ERWIN, Tenn. (WKPT) – Last month, the Agriculture Department at Unicoi County High School received a donation, that will forever change its curriculum. “This facility was donated, and we had a dedication on August 29, from Farm Credit. And the facility’s main focus is gonna be to grow vegetable production for the school nutrition program,” says UCHS Agriculture Teacher, Lucas ... Read more
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  • Boil Water Notice Issued for Damascus, VA Area September 15, 2014 Tap WaterWASHINGTON COUNTY, Va. (WKPT) – A boil water notice is in effect for residents in the Taylor Valley, Damascus, and Alvarado communities. According to a press release from the Washington County Service Authority issued on Saturday, the precaution is necessary because of a temporary loss of chlorination, which was corrected. WCSA goes on to say in the press release that boiling is ... Read more
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World News

  • How US Would Conduct the Syrian Rebel-Training Program September 12, 2014 How the Syrian Rebel-Training Program Will Work A key component of the Obama administration’s strategy to “degrade and defeat” ISIS in Iraq and Syria is the training and arming of moderate Syrian rebel fighters. But the biggest hurdle might be how the United States would vet those fighters to make sure they can become a viable fighting force able to take on ISIS. The administration has asked Congress ... Read more
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Sports

  • Young Tennessee hunters eligible for special hunt September 12, 2014 1810_10151409966024545_1735454168_nNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Youth ages 10 to 15 who are hunter-safety certified and who have never harvested a deer are eligible to win a spot in a special hunt. According to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, the hunt will take place on a private farm in Humphreys County that has more than 2,000 acres of prime deer habitat. There also are tree-stands on the property including three that are handicapped-accessible. A total of 30 young hunters will be selected to participate in the Oct. 25 hunt. The winners will be picked by drawing and notified by Oct. 15. To participate, hunters must ... Read more
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Entertainment News

  • Miss America Winner was Inspired by ‘Pitch Perfect’ September 15, 2014 Miss New York Kira Kazantsev won the Miss America pageant Sunday night, with the help of a red plastic cup. For her talent performance, Kazantsev sang Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” while sitting cross-legged on the stage and banging a red plastic cup on the floor. That immediately touched off a furor on social media networks, where many were critical of her performance. But Kazantsev said she was inspired by the 2012 movie “Pitch Perfect” in which Anna Kendrick’s character auditions for an a capella group by performing rhythmically with a cup. She also said she did it to show future contestants they can ... Read more
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