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In the zone: Downtown code changes aim to protect character

In the zone: Downtown code changes aim to protect character

April 20th, 2015 3:10 pm by Matthew Lane

Key changes would impact the types of businesses that can locate in downtown Kingsport, facilities with drive-thrus and new requirements for signage, parking and design features.

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Armstrong Construction celebrates 100th year in business

Armstrong Construction celebrates 100th year in business

April 20th, 2015 8:11 am by Hank Hayes

In its early years, Armstrong Construction built some of the finest homes in Kingsport, including many in the Fairacres neighborhood and on Watauga Street.

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Apple Watch's arrival in stores will be delayed

Apple Watch's arrival in stores will be delayed

April 17th, 2015 10:15 am by By Julia Love, San Jose Mercury News

Apple began showcasing the watch in stores April 10, inviting customers to come in for one-on-one demos -- a new sales strategy for the tech giant. But shipping times quickly slipped back to June for many models, amounting to quite a wait for customers.

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Powdered alcohol creator tries to get ahead of state bans

Powdered alcohol creator tries to get ahead of state bans

April 16th, 2015 10:09 am by ALANNA DURKIN, Associated Press

After winning federal approval last month, Palcohol founder Mark Phillips is preparing to soon begin selling the powder, which makes vodka and rum drinks or cocktails when mixed with water.

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3 local farmers apply to grow hemp

3 local farmers apply to grow hemp

April 15th, 2015 8:05 am by Nathan Baker, NET News Service

Darby Ratcliff, whose Pendleton Farms is near Tri-Cities Regional Airport, said he viewed the potential cash crop as a possible replacement for the tobacco fields that once provided income for families in Northeast Tennessee.

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Finally, Congress OKs bill reshaping Medicare doctors' fees

Finally, Congress OKs bill reshaping Medicare doctors' fees

April 15th, 2015 7:36 am by ALAN FRAM, Associated Press

Conservatives hated that it's expected to swell federal deficits over the coming decade. Liberals complained that it shortchanged health programs for children and women.

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Kingsport aims to attract adventure tourism

Kingsport aims to attract adventure tourism

April 14th, 2015 6:30 pm by Matthew Lane

City leaders have approved a measure requesting the city limits as an Adventure Tourism District. Businesses that would qualify for state tax credits include kayaking, all-terrain vehicles, equine activities, rappelling, hang-gliding and shooting sports.

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Video: Demo at TCRA covers proper firearm packing

Video: Demo at TCRA covers proper firearm packing

April 14th, 2015 1:21 pm by Hank Hayes

With more people flying, more of them are also packing firearms and doing the wrong thing by trying to get them through airport security checkpoints. Four guns were confiscated last year at Tri-Cities Regional Airport, with two already taken this year.

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Chicago company employs only veterans, shows how work is a mission

Chicago company employs only veterans, shows how work is a mission

April 14th, 2015 8:39 am by By Rex Huppke, Chicago Tribune

Veterans who had served in Iraq and Afghanistan were returning home and not finding jobs. Some were homeless, some just barely making ends meet.

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Tempur-Pedic finds success in Scott County

Tempur-Pedic finds success in Scott County

April 12th, 2015 8:00 pm by Marci Gore

The Tempur Production USA facility came online in Duffield in May 2001 after Tempur-Pedic's initial production facility in Denmark could not keep up with the demand for the NASA-inspired mattress.

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