Thursday, February 23, 2017

Amish Doughnuts and Pretzels

Auntie Ruth's Doughnuts and Pretzels

Roman Kauffman, center, helps Angie Toyer with icing on a pretzel, while flipping fresh doughnuts in icing after Katrina Kauffman finishes frying the doughnuts inside the Auntie Ruth's food trailer on Tuesday in Bristol, Virginia.  The family business serves doughnuts and pretzels around the TriCities year round.

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Technology Day

TV Broadcasting Class Haynesfield School

Hannah Frye, left, and Kevin Estrada talk about the upcoming TV show the class is working on at Haynesfield Elem. School.  Frye is one of the anchors of the show the TV Broadcasting Enrichment Class produces.

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Monday, February 20, 2017

Emory & Henry Exchange Students

International Studies Emory and Henry College

Jake Caudill, left from Meadowview, Virginia, talks with Rory Ngah from England about what they liked and didn't like about studying abroad for a semester.  Both felt is impacted their education experience and would not have changed a thing and would like to visit again after their studies.  Caudill went to school in Ireland.

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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Polar Plunge for Christ on South Holston

Polor Plunge for Christ

Ted White reacts to the 49 degree water in South Holston Lake on Saturday. The Water'n Hole Ministry of Friendship Freewill Baptist Church held the annual Polar Plunge for Christ Saturday at the Observation Knob Park boat ramp. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the JCMC Trauma 1 Level 1 Trauma Center's Injury Prevention to benefit Teen Suicide Awareness. On average one person between the ages of 10 and 24 will die from suicide every two hours.  Tennessee is ranked 18th nationally for teen suicide rates. This is the second year with the first year raising $3000 for the church meal mission.  This year the second misson was added after a teen from Sullivan East High School committed suicide last year.

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Campaign for Va. Governor begins

Candidate Tom Perriello

Democratic Candidate for Govenor Tom Perriello speaks to a crowd during his Opportunity Tour through Bristol.

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Search continues on South Holston Lake

Holston Lake Search Update

A Tennessee Wildlife Resources boat watches as emergency personnel continue to search on Saturday for the missing fisherman James Ragan who has been missing for over one week.

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Saturday, February 18, 2017