KINGSPORT — The Fort Henry Mall next month will start Kingsport READS, a program designed to publicly promote reading through special events held at the mall that inspire students, make reading fun and give back to local school libraries.
A project of the Southwest Virginia Technology Council, SWVA Hub Link is envisioned as a talent connection initiative to spur greater interest by technology companies in Southwest Virginia as a potential business location while connecting those companies with the region's growing technology talent.
The Kingsport native says joining Mountain Region Family Medicine was a natural choice because of her own experiences with the practice as a patient growing up.
In November 2017, the Nashville-based Sycamore Institute released a study that found Tennessee’s higher rates of chronic diseases cost state taxpayers more than $5.3 billion in 2015. In May, Tennessee was named the state with the highest rate of childhood obesity in the nation.
Under the agreement, students at Northeast will be able to enroll at King starting their third semester and get Northeast credit for King classes as well as Northeast transfer credit from appropriate courses toward a four-year degree at King. In addition, dual enrollment students who earn credit at King can have them transferred to Northeast toward their two-year degree there.
An abandoned coal mining site in Russell County is the latest Southwest Virginia project chosen to receive a federal grant for economic development reclamation. Last week state and federal officials broke ground on reclamation projects under the special program in and Scott County and Norton.
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President and CEO Dr. Raphael Bostic told a room full of local bankers what they wanted to hear on Monday.
Don't let anyone tell you there's nothing to do in Hawkins County, because there's at least one event somewhere in the county nearly every weekend for the next couple of months.
BLOUNTVILLE — When does recess mean accomplishing a challenging task? When it happens at the Sullivan County Commission. At least on occasion. And one of those occasions came on Monday.
The Kingsport Board of Mayor and Aldermen have a choice to make about the future appearance of Main Street and whether the cost is worth it. Should the power lines be placed underground, should they be moved across the street or should they be left alone? A decision is expected within the next 30 days.
Speedway Motorsports’ bottom line has been clouded by rain. The Concord, N.C.-based investor owned parent company of Bristol Motor Speedway decided to do something about it in advance of BMS’ August night race by offering race fans a “weather guarantee.”
KINGSPORT — The city is planning to build a road to accommodate a business park off Wilcox Drive, which at the moment only has one tenant: Eastman Credit Union. The new road will stretch about four-tenths of a mile and will cost just over $1 million.
Marsh has been the largest hometown supplier of blood and blood products in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia for 70 years, serving 17 medical facilities, four cancer centers and four air rescue aircraft. This move will add nine more medical facilities to the list of ones Marsh currently serves.
A public input session before an advisory committee orientation included calls for a president who leads with a team and would have the trust of faculty.
Two hundred acres of an old mine site in Norton are proposed for transformation into an industrial site, enabled by a $3.5 million grant from a federal program.