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Ex-Walmart CEO praises pay hike

Ex-Walmart CEO praises pay hike

March 31st, 2015 8:12 am by Hank Hayes

Walmart has pledged to give approximately 500,000 full-time and part-time associates at Walmart U.S. stores and Sam's Clubs pay raises in the first half of its current fiscal year.

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Reports: MSHA, Wellmont to announce merger on Thursday

Reports: MSHA, Wellmont to announce merger on Thursday

March 30th, 2015 9:07 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT - Wellmont Health System is set to announce a merger with Mountain States Health Alliance on Thursday, according to broadcast reports citing no source within either system.

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Kingsport pitches state legislation to help bring dead properties alive

Kingsport pitches state legislation to help bring dead properties alive

March 30th, 2015 8:47 am by Hank Hayes

While the method varies, land banks acquire properties through tax foreclosure, intergovernmental transfers and open market purchases.

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New business focus: Factory Direct opens new store

New business focus: Factory Direct opens new store

March 28th, 2015 8:00 pm by Hank Hayes

"We sell a lot of Ashley (Furniture) products on the floor," said business owner Paul Bellamy, who also has downtown furniture outlets. "We also have other brands. We have Catnapper (Furniture). It's living room and sectional recliners."

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Internet outages reveal gaps in U.S. broadband infrastructure

Internet outages reveal gaps in U.S. broadband infrastructure

March 28th, 2015 4:00 pm by FELICIA FONSECA, Associated Press; DAVID A. LIEB, Associated Press

Despite its own warnings about such vulnerabilities two decades ago, the federal government has taken no steps to require Internet companies to have backup systems.

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Nation's biggest nuclear firm makes a play for green money

Nation's biggest nuclear firm makes a play for green money

March 28th, 2015 2:13 pm by RAY HENRY, Associated Press

The biggest player in the beleaguered nuclear power industry wants a place alongside solar, wind and hydroelectric power collecting extra money for producing carbon-free electricity.

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YUM-YUM: The Power of the Bite

March 27th, 2015 6:55 pm by Staff Report

Food lovers and art lovers united at Nelson Fine Art Center in Johnson City during YUM-YUM: The Power of the Bite - a fundraiser for bicycle-inspired public works of art for Johnson City.

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Co-pilot may have hidden illness, German prosecutors say

Co-pilot may have hidden illness, German prosecutors say

March 27th, 2015 12:04 pm by FRANK JORDANS and DAVID McHUGH, Associated Press

Prosecutors didn't say what type of illness - mental or physical - the co-pilot may have been suffering from. German media reported Friday that the 27-year-old had received treatment for depression.

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Kingsport fuels growth in Sullivan tax revenues

Kingsport fuels growth in Sullivan tax revenues

March 26th, 2015 5:30 pm by J. H. Osborne

The bulk of the growth since the fiscal year began, as well as for the monthly revenue generated during January, came from businesses inside the city of Kingsport.

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Co-pilot 'intentionally' destroyed plane, prosecutor says

Co-pilot 'intentionally' destroyed plane, prosecutor says

March 26th, 2015 3:29 pm by LORI HINNANT and DAVID McHUGH, Associated Press

Ignoring the captain's frantic pounding on the door, the co-pilot of the Germanwings jet barricaded himself inside the cockpit and deliberately rammed the plane full speed into the French Alps as passengers screamed in terror, a prosecutor said Thursday.

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