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Power restoration is still hard work

Power restoration is still hard work

July 20th, 2015 8:30 am by Hank Hayes

Last week's severe weather mostly affected Appalachian Power's southern West Virginia and Southwest Virginia service areas, leaving a total of more than 100,000 customers without electric service.

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Hemp farming takes root in East Tennessee - VIDEO

July 19th, 2015 3:00 pm by Nick Shepherd

At a farm in Unicoi, some of the plants stretch six feet tall, with leaves as big as a grown man's hand. But this marijuana is not the kind used to get people high.

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Sullivan sales tax revenues up 6.7 percent

Sullivan sales tax revenues up 6.7 percent

July 18th, 2015 11:25 pm by J. H. Osborne

Countywide, sales tax revenues totaled more than $50.4 million during the 12-month period - up about $3.15 million from about $47.3 million for the prior fiscal year.

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Nuclear deal has companies eyeing Iranian opportunities anew

Nuclear deal has companies eyeing Iranian opportunities anew

July 18th, 2015 10:10 pm by Associated Press

While it will likely be months before sanctions on Iran ease, business and political leaders are wasting no time in trying to tap into a large and what they hope will be a lucrative Iranian market.

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Judge OKs $60M settlement in NCAA video-game case

Judge OKs $60M settlement in NCAA video-game case

July 17th, 2015 8:05 pm by Associated Press

The plaintiffs in the case against the NCAA and videogame maker Electronics Arts claimed they illegally used college football and basketball players' names and likenesses in video games for years.

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Milestone for pedestrian bridge

Milestone for pedestrian bridge - VIDEO

July 17th, 2015 7:00 pm by Matthew Lane

The bridge spanning Wilcox Drive is on track to be finished this fall, along with the remaining roadway and bridge improvements in and around Eastman Chemical Company's new corporate business center.

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Shop tax-free in Tennessee August 7 through 9

Shop tax-free in Tennessee August 7 through 9

July 17th, 2015 8:30 am by By State Contributor

During this weekend, consumers will not pay state or local sales tax on clothing, school and art supplies that cost $100 or less per item and computers that cost $1,500 or less.

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Shoppers disappointed in much-hyped 'Prime Day' sale

Shoppers disappointed in much-hyped 'Prime Day' sale

July 15th, 2015 10:38 pm by Associated Press

Amazon's sale gained so much attention that other retailers, including Wal-Mart, Target, Macy's and Best Buy, had sales of their own.

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'Blowing my mind': Peaks on Pluto, canyons on Charon

'Blowing my mind': Peaks on Pluto, canyons on Charon

July 15th, 2015 8:48 pm by Associated Press

Especially astonishing to scientists was the total absence of impact craters in a zoom-in shot of one otherwise rugged slice of Pluto. That suggests that Pluto is not the dead ice ball many people think, but is instead geologically active.

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Drones to make history at RAM Clinic in Wise

Drones to make history at RAM Clinic in Wise

July 15th, 2015 6:00 pm by Stephen Igo

The Remote Area Medical Health Expedition event in Wise County has always invited all in need to drop in for free health care services. Wise RAM Year 16, however, will witness drop-ins of a whole other category.

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