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Heartbreaking discovery leads to call for tutors

Heartbreaking discovery leads to call for tutors

I had my heart broken yesterday. What started out as a simple lunch with a friend, Ginny Wright, executive director of the Elizabethton/Carter County Boys ... Read more

Businesses’ back sides will be Tweetsie Trail users’ first impression

Here’s a question for our downtown business owner: How’s your back side looking? I’m not trying to get personal, but a thought just occurred to ... Read more

Remembering Civil War’s ‘women of uncommon valor’

It takes quite a bit of guts and grit to face the dangers of wartime. Often when we imagine these men, we envision a battle-scarred ... Read more

Vision Zero: Making communities more pedestrian-friendly

According to the World Health Organization, road traffic injuries are the seventh leading killer of people all over the world and are projected to increase ... Read more

Before protesting project in your backyard, consider: Is it for the common good?

When I first started my career in planning, I was naive — in many areas I still am — about the reality of the development ... Read more