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Eastman says it isn't cutting retiree health benefits, but changes are in the works

September 16th, 2008 12:00 am by Sharon Caskey Hayes

KINGSPORT - Medicare-eligible retirees from Eastman Chemical Co. are facing some changes in their health care coverage. About 6,000 Medicare-eligible Eastman retirees, survivors and persons with disabilities are receiving information in the mail this week

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RCAM to help ensure pipeline of skilled workers in the region

September 12th, 2008 12:00 am by Sharon Caskey Hayes

KINGSPORT - It's a potential problem facing business and industry across the country: Finding enough qualified workers with the skills to replace hundreds of thousands of retiring baby boomers in the next few years. Now two manufacturers in Kingsport are

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Walgreens planned for corner of Stone Drive, New Beason Well Road

September 6th, 2008 12:00 am by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT - Ralph's Bar and Grill is having its "last call." The bar and neighboring Christ the King Motel are closing, and Kingsport Transmissions is relocating. The changes will make way for a new Walgreens and other development. Ned Jilton II photo.

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Convention center anchors booming development in Meadowview area

September 6th, 2008 12:00 am by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT - A dozen years after it was started, Meadowview continues to grow by leaps and bounds. Anchored by its namesake (MeadowView Conference Resort & Convention Center) the area has seen steady development and skyrocketing property values since the c

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Layoff not the end of the line for 30-year Quebecor employee

August 31st, 2008 12:00 am by Sharon Caskey Hayes

KINGSPORT - Two years ago this month, Michael Vaughn was laid off from Quebecor World after working 30 years as a machine operator at the plant. At 47, Vaughn faced an uncertain future, with no education and no job prospects.

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Scooters increasing in popularity as gasoline prices increase

August 29th, 2008 12:00 am by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT - Scooters are quickly moving off showroom floors these days, so much so that a local dealer had only one scooter in the building. And it wasn't for sale; it was there for service.

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Sam Anderson restoring history in downtown Kingsport

August 23rd, 2008 12:00 am by Sharon Hayes

Work started about three months ago on the project, and so far contractors have torn off the old metal siding, exposing the original brick. Now scaffolding stands on the front facing Broad Street, where workers are patching and repairing the old facade.

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