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Union official: Local coming for Volkswagen plant

Union official: Local coming for Volkswagen plant

July 10th, 2014 1:46 pm by Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An official with the United Auto Workers, which suffered a stinging defeat in its attempt to unionize Volkswagen's assembly plant in Tennessee earlier this year, said Thursday that it is forming a new local at the plant.

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Food City CEO expects close vote in Hawkins wine referendums

Food City CEO expects close vote in Hawkins wine referendums

July 10th, 2014 8:00 am by Jeff Bobo

"I think you'd be naive to think, as close as the (liquor) referendums were, that this wouldn't be close too." -- Food city president and CEO Steve Smith

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Bojangles now open in Piney Flats

Bojangles now open in Piney Flats

July 9th, 2014 10:34 pm by Hank Hayes

Bojangles' core menu is the same now as it was at the beginning: Chicken made with a special blend of seasonings and served with hot, fresh buttermilk biscuits and one-of-a-kind side dishes like Bojangles' Dirty Rice and Bojangles' Cajun Pintos.

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Recipe for higher sales: Add fiber, cinnamon

Recipe for higher sales: Add fiber, cinnamon

July 9th, 2014 10:00 pm by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer

The Minneapolis-based company is doing things like adding more cinnamon to its Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal and rolling out fiber-packed "better for you" cookies to boost the performance of its brands

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New York police see risks with drones' popularity

New York police see risks with drones' popularity

July 9th, 2014 7:46 pm by Associated Press

Even though it's illegal to fly the devices just about anywhere in New York City without permission, the incidents and breathtaking videos of Manhattan's steel-and-glass canyons and sweeping skyline photos suggest that the rules are being widely flouted.

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Kingsport school system makes number of administrative appointments

Kingsport school system makes number of administrative appointments

July 9th, 2014 4:00 pm by Rick Wagner

The city school system has appointed a new principal at one elementary school and made an interim principal at another elementary permanent. The system has also appointed new people over school nutrition and maintenance.

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The Haggle Shop is 50 years young

The Haggle Shop is 50 years young

July 9th, 2014 12:46 pm by Hank Hayes

Memorable moments for the business include furnishing the house for the 1984 movie "The River," a drama shot in Hawkins County and featuring Mel Gibson and Sissy Spacek.

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Government made $100B in improper payments

Government made $100B in improper payments

July 9th, 2014 7:34 am by STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press

By its own estimate, the government made about $100 billion in payments last year to people who may not have been entitled to receive them — tax credits to families that didn't qualify, unemployment benefits to people who had jobs.

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Kingsport leader says IMAX project is 'stuck'

Kingsport leader says IMAX project is 'stuck'

July 8th, 2014 10:10 pm by Hank Hayes

Frank Theaters has not responded to a request for new information about the project, although the company continues to say on its Web site (www.franktheatres.com) that an IMAX is coming to Kingsport.

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Rolls-Royce luxury car sales soar worldwide

Rolls-Royce luxury car sales soar worldwide

July 8th, 2014 9:52 pm by Associated Press

They are rolling symbols of wealth and excess, starting at $263,000 a pop, with many buyers choosing custom options that can easily double the price. And they are more popular than ever before.

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