March 17, 2002

Moody Aviation equipping pilots and mechanics for world missions

By Megan R. Harrell
Star Staff
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   Young men and women from around the world relocate to Elizabethton every year for the common purpose of attending one of the nation's most acclaimed aviation schools.

Students receive mechanical instruction as part of their course of study at Moody Aviation. Photo by Dave Boyd

Archives a window to the music, social fabric of Appalachia

By Kathy Helms-Hughes
STAR Staff
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   The Grammy Award-winning "old-time music" soundtrack from the hit movie "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" breathed new life into the music and lifestyle of Appalachia.

An early view of West Elk Ave., now home to retail stores such as Ingles and Peebles. James T. Dowdy Sr. Photographs, Courtesy of Archives of Appalachia, ETSU.

Ellis serves church family by teaching Greek class

By Greg Miller
STAR STAFF
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   Roby Ellis is serving his church family as the instructor of a weekly Greek class at the Elizabethton Church of Christ.

County schools superintendent sees progress in his first year

By Megan R. Harrell
Star Staff
mharrell@starhq.com

   A lot of the memorable action in the Carter County School System took place in Roan Mountain this year, but there was noteworthy action that took place in the rest of the county schools as well. Superintendent Dallas Williams took office in July of 2001, and hit the ground running.

County schools implement new learning methods

By Megan R. Harrell
Star Staff
mharrell@starhq.com

   The Carter County School System is looking at ways to reach children and make a difference in their lives. They are doing so through a variety of new learning programs and partnerships.

Applied Technology can be common sense approach to learning

By Bob Robinson
Star Staff
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   The vocational education program at Elizabethton High School (EHS) is now called Applied Technology.

Harold Miller, Diversified Technology-Computer instructor, and Adie Hyder, EHS vocational education director, assist Alex Fries, senior, with computer-aided design instruction. Photo by Dave Boyd

ECS theme 'Tradition of Excellence'

By Bob Robinson
Star Staff
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   "A Tradition of Excellence" will continue to be the theme of Elizabethton City Schools (ECS) over the next five years, according to Dr. Judy Blevins, director of schools.

Luongo enjoys service to community

By Greg Miller
STAR STAFF
gmiller@starhq.com

   John Luongo enjoys serving the community through his participation in the Knights of Columbus ministry at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church.

Gardners enjoy serving God, people through ministry

By Greg Miller
STAR STAFF
gmiller@starhq.com

   Macel and Ralph Gardner enjoy serving the Lord and people through the ministries they are involved in at Immanuel Baptist Church. Macel works in the church's nursery department and children's church.

Private institutions catching up with state universities

By Megan R. Harrell
Star Staff
mharrell@starhq.com

  
Today more and more teens have the opportunity to attend college. Federal and state programs have made higher education a possibility for just about any high school graduate.

TTC believes their work is unfinished until their graduates are employed

By Bob Robinson
Star Staff
brobinson@starhq.com

   Jerry Patton, director of the Tennessee Technology Center (TTC) in Elizabethton, believes the job is not done until their graduates are employed.

Emmanuel offers holistic development in village setting

By Kathy Helms-Hughes
STAR STAFF
khughes@starhq.com

   Every English village has a cross in it. At Emmanuel School of Religion it is a 15-foot-tall bronze cross, designed and sculpted by Phoenix artist Randall Secrest.

CCAE takes illiteracy captive with correctional outreach program

By Greg Miller
STAR STAFF
gmiller@starhq.com

   Carter County Adult Education has gone behind bars with a correctional outreach to take illiteracy captive, according to Linda Bowling, the agency's director.

First Free Will Baptist Team Kids expanding

By Greg Miller
STAR STAFF
gmiller@starhq.com

   The Team Kids program, held each Wednesday from 6:30-8 p.m. at First Free Will Baptist Church, is expanding. The program ministers to pre-school through the eighth-grade.

ETSU Outreach program helps families become self-sufficient

By Kathy Helms-Hughes
STAR STAFF
khughes@starhq.com

   East Tennessee State University's Center for Community Outreach serves hundreds of people in the Tri-Cities region as part of the university's mission toward public service.

Educational institutions prepare students for the workplace

By Bob Robinson
Star Staff
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   The sound of airplanes passing overhead, after takeoff from Elizabethton Municipal Airport, doesn't seem to bother Keith Young, Director of Northeast State Technical Community College (NSTC), as he sits in his office across Highway 91 from the airport.

Milligan College's capital campaign surging

By Megan R. Harrell
Star Staff
mharrell@starhq.com

   Little Milligan College has recently completed extensive renovation projects. After it kicked off its Campaign for Christian Leadership last spring, the college has been the midst of a whirlwind of improvement.

Resource Officer gives insight into criminal justice

By Bob Robinson
Star Staff
brobinson@starhq.com

   Students at Elizabethton High School (EHS) are getting a firsthand look at law enforcement and corrections, thanks to Sgt. Kenny Hardin, Safety Resource Officer with the Elizabethton Police Department (EPD).

Local teacher retires after distinguished career

By Megan R. Harrell
Star Staff
mharrell@starhq.com

  
Janet Grant graduated from Happy Valley High School in 1956, then returned to her Alma Mater four years later and began her teaching career.

Hampton teacher leads students to 100 percent success on Gateway

By Megan R. Harrell
Star Staff
mharrell@starhq.com

  
The fall of 2001 was the first semester county students were required to take the Gateway exam in biology. While county students were successful overall, Kathy Brown's biology class at Hampton High School was the only class to receive a 100 percent passing rate.

Writing Assessment Test prepares students for next step

By Bob Robinson
Star Staff
brobinson@starhq.com

   How would you describe what you learned this past summer?
   What to say and how to say it. In a nutshell, that's what students in the fourth, seventh and 11th grades in Elizabethton City Schools (ECS) are tested on once a year, the first Tuesday in February.