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Pool party

Nick Gump makes a splash during the Spencer city pool’s Independence Day festivities.

King gets maximum sentence in shooting

Andrew Justin King received the maximum sentence of 56-to-70 years in prison for the shooting death of a Walton man nearly one year ago.

Lawsuit by pizza maker seeks dough for heart woes

A man who made dough for a local pizza place has sued the restaurant and a heating and cooling contractor after he said a leak damaged his heart.

Company will help city collect fees, taxes

A North Carolina company will help the city of Spencer go after delinquent business license fees and B&O taxes.

School bond projects show progress

Roane school officials are pleased with the progress on projects being funded by a $9.7 million bond approved by voters last November.

Hay Day

Wearing a hat to shade his face, a farmer rakes hay while the sun shines Monday afternoon in a field along Lick Fork at Zona.

Leaders look at education bill’s impact on county

There’s something in the omnibus education bill signed into law by Governor Jim Justice Friday that everyone can like.

Snake bit

Two-year-old survives copperhead encounter

Westen Chapman needed a vacation after three days in the hospital recovering from a copperhead bite.

Former sheriff granted parole

A former Roane sheriff serving a sentence on home confinement for taking drugs from the evidence room has been granted parole

Rain, rain stay away

City hosting free concert dowtown

A band is hoping for better weather for their second concert appearance in Spencer.


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