Thursday, August 29, 2013

ETSU Basketball Player Heart Surgery
A basketball player at ETSU is doing well after having open heart surgery. Ron Giplaye had surgery to correct a congenital cardiac abnormality. Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine, Brian Johnston says he and his team don’t often see this kind of health problem in their routine work with athletes… Q: audio 1 basketball player “A kind of specialist that dealt with elite level athletes who had dealt with this kind of condition because this condition is kind of rare. Often it doesn’t get diagnosed until its too late.” Johnston says Giplaye’s health is top priority, but he is feeling better and we could see him on the court soon.. Q: audio 2 basketball player “All indications of the surgery are this will allow him to do that. Plus, allow him in the future if he wants to go jogging or play with his kids he can do that and not be worried about what is happening.” (CC)

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

  • School Consolidation Likely in Sullivan County
  • Five of the "Sullivan Six" Return to Work at the Highway Dept.
  • County Mayor Says Agreement Prohibit Naming Company That Gets $1 Million
  • State Police Report Fatal Car Crash in Dickenson County Near Ervinton
  • Police Report Tazewell County, VA School Bus Driver Arrested for DUI
  • Attempted Murder Trial in Russell County Moved to April
  • Juvenile Arrested in Rash of Tire Slashings in Gray Community
  • Chafin is Co-Patron of Bills to Help People Get Jobs and Freeze College Costs
  • Andis Enters Race for Washington County, Virginia Sheriff



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