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UVa-Wise chancellor vows economic role

UVa-Wise chancellor vows economic role

August 18th, 2015 1:03 pm by Stephen Igo

While welcoming students back to campus on Tuesday during annual convocation activities, University of Virginia's College at Wise Chancellor Donna P. Henry said the college will double down on its regional economic development leadership role.

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IRS: Computer breach bigger than first thought; 334K victims

IRS: Computer breach bigger than first thought; 334K victims

August 18th, 2015 8:24 am by STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press

An additional 220,000 potential victims had information stolen from an IRS website as part of a sophisticated scheme to use stolen identities to claim fraudulent tax refunds, the IRS said Monday.

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July home sales continue record pace in Tri-Cities

July home sales continue record pace in Tri-Cities

August 18th, 2015 8:14 am by Hank Hayes

Year-to-date, home sales are 6.9 percent better than the first seven months of last year and 8.4 percent better than 2008, when the economy started a downturn.

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TCRA construction closes short-term parking

TCRA construction closes short-term parking

August 17th, 2015 7:00 pm by Hank Hayes

BLOUNTVILLE - The short-term parking lot at Tri-Cities Regional Airport has been closed and the entrance to the long-term parking lot has been temporarily relocated.

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Haslam makes case for state transportation needs

Haslam makes case for state transportation needs - VIDEO

August 17th, 2015 5:00 pm by Hank Hayes

Among the unfunded transportation needs are five Kingsport area road projects valued at a total of $147.7 million.

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UPDATE: Sullivan commissioners approve property tax increase

UPDATE: Sullivan commissioners approve property tax increase

August 17th, 2015 3:28 pm by J. H. Osborne

Proponents of the 27-cent hike said it is needed to realistically fund regular government operations and schools, and to stop digging ever-deeper into the county's much-depleted general fund "surplus."

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NLRB tosses ruling allowing college athletes to unionize

NLRB tosses ruling allowing college athletes to unionize

August 17th, 2015 1:45 pm by MICHAEL TARM, Associated Press

In a unanimous decision, the National Labor Relations Board on Monday threw out a historic ruling that gave Northwestern football players the go-ahead to form the nation's first college athletes' union.

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Motoring with Mopar: TCAT technician program geared toward Chrysler dealership jobs

Motoring with Mopar: TCAT technician program geared toward Chrysler dealership jobs

August 16th, 2015 12:30 pm by Community contributor

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) US LLC established the Mopar CAP LOCAL program, in partnership with NC3, with a goal of training approximately 1,000 students annually at more than 100 colleges. John Fox, global director of dealer training at FCA US, said

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Downtown icon Wallace News under new management

Downtown icon Wallace News under new management

August 15th, 2015 10:39 pm by Matthew Lane

"I've enjoyed being in here and had a lot of good times, but there's stuff I need to do. Work ties you down," said Marty Mullins, who ran the business for 41 years.

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Rogersville BMA votes to end fire protection contract with TVA power plant

Rogersville BMA votes to end fire protection contract with TVA power plant

August 14th, 2015 11:00 am by Jeff Bobo

Fire Chief David Jackson told the Rogersville Board of Mayor and Aldermen Tuesday he believes providing fire coverage to the nearby TVA power plant has the potential to leave the city vulnerable.

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