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2 local schools teaming up for associate’s degrees

King University and Mountain Empire Community College are entering a reverse transfer agreement. It’s supposed to help Mountain Empire students who transferred to King without finishing their associate degree.

Ready for new ETSU basketball coach announcement

Today, we’re expecting ETSU to make it official & name Wichita State's Steve Forbes its new men’s basketball coach. The announcement is set for 5:30. Live team coverage on News 5 WCYB at 5 & here on

Bad inspection report leads to I-81 lane closures

There’s something extra to watch for if you’ll be driving on Interstate 81 this week: Lane closures in both directions because an inspection last week found something could become dangerous.

Robbery call leads police to drug lab

Washington County, Tennessee, deputies didn’t get what they expected when they went on a call to investigate an aggravated robbery. The victim had stated she was robbed at gunpoint.

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Long prison sentence for distributing "gravel"

A Kingsport man is going to spend more than 12-1/2 years in prison for distributing a synthetic drug which is commonly referred to as “gravel” around Sullivan County.

Gas prices held steady over the past week

The price of gas is holding steady in Tennessee and around the country. The average retail gas price in Tennessee fell 0.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.14/gallon.

Local student named Coca-Cola Scholar

Northeast State student David Shepherd of Kingsport has been named a 2015 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Gold Scholar. He will receive a $1,500 scholarship and a special medallion.

UPDATE: Erwin Police find body of person of interest

The Erwin Police Department say they have found the body of the person of interest in a homicide case after an "apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound."

'Patriot Stars' welcome anyone to cheer

The first season for a unique Bluff City cheer team has come to a close.

Patrons showed food truck event 'Love'

Foodies united in Steele Creek Park Sunday for the first "Love Local" food truck event.


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