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Creating a Game plan: Junior Achievement nearing 50 years in Model City

Creating a Game plan: Junior Achievement nearing 50 years in Model City

August 11th, 2015 9:10 am by Matthew Lane

Junior Achievement has served thousands of students from kindergarten through high school, educating young people about business. One year, the group created "Kinopoly - The Kingsport Business Game."

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Clincal trial supports work by Wellmont cardiologists

Clincal trial supports work by Wellmont cardiologists

August 11th, 2015 8:30 am by Staff Report

The trial, performed in Europe, showed that the procedure produced more desirable outcomes for patients when the catheter that was used to insert a stent entered the body through the wrist instead of the groin.

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Tri-Cities' 2Q labor market performance 'best in years'

Tri-Cities' 2Q labor market performance 'best in years'

August 11th, 2015 8:12 am by Hank Hayes

According to household data, regional employment grew 2.7 percent in the period, while unemployment in the region fell 9.1 percent.

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TCAT Elizabethton automotive students to have new pathway to Chrysler dealership jobs

August 10th, 2015 12:30 pm by Community contributor

The National Coalition of Conference Centers (NC3), Fiat Chrysler, and TCAT Elizabethton Friday, Aug. 13, will announce a joint training partnership for students enrolled in Automotive and Diesel training programs. TCAT Elizabethton will become the first

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'Be Loyal, Buy Local' campaign appears to be delivering results

'Be Loyal, Buy Local' campaign appears to be delivering results

August 10th, 2015 8:30 am by Hank Hayes

Two economic performance measures - tax collections and retail sales - suggest Kingsport's latest "Be Loyal, Buy Local" awareness campaign is working.

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Social Security at 80: Modest changes could save program

Social Security at 80: Modest changes could save program

August 9th, 2015 9:30 pm by STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press

Social Security's long-term financial problems are largely a result of demographic changes. As baby boomers swell the ranks of retirees, relatively fewer workers are left to pay taxes.

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Business owners, biologists ponder long-term lake drawdown

Business owners, biologists ponder long-term lake drawdown

August 8th, 2015 11:52 pm by NATHAN BAKER, NET News Service

"We don't have much of a choice," said Jerry McJunkin, manager at Serenity Cove Marina when asked how the business will weather the period with its docks resting on dry land next to a trickle of water.

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Virginia marks tax holiday through Sunday

Virginia marks tax holiday through Sunday

August 7th, 2015 11:09 pm by Staff report

School supplies, clothing and footwear, emergency preparedness items and certain energy efficient products are exempt from sales tax through midnight Sunday.

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Scott supervisors vote to request cell towers from Verizon

Scott supervisors vote to request cell towers from Verizon

August 7th, 2015 10:50 pm by Marci Gore

"This is a huge problem for public safety. There are a lot of places on Route 71, which is a major artery through our county and one of the most dangerous roads that we've got, where there is no cell phone signal," said Supervisor Landon Odle.

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NFL experimenting further with sideline tablets

NFL experimenting further with sideline tablets

August 7th, 2015 7:55 pm by BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer

Coaches, players and game officials will be allowed to examine video on the sideline during preseason games. There's strong thought they will be able to do so in the regular season by 2016.

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