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Challenger, Columbia wreckage on public display for first time

Challenger, Columbia wreckage on public display for first time

August 2nd, 2015 2:05 pm by MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer

A new exhibit at Kennedy Space Center features two pieces of debris, one from each lost shuttles, as well as poignant, personal reminders of the 14 astronauts killed in flight.

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THDA launches online homebuyer education program

THDA launches online homebuyer education program

August 1st, 2015 8:30 am by By State Contributor

Open to anyone in Tennessee, the online class covers the ins and outs of buying a home, from insurance to financing to repairs. Registration is $99.

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NCAA gets stay in O'Bannon case; payments delayed

NCAA gets stay in O'Bannon case; payments delayed

July 31st, 2015 10:00 pm by Associated Press

The NCAA was given a respite Friday when the 9th U.S. Circuit Court delayed the implementation of possible payments to athletes for the use of their names, images and likenesses.

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BigWigs: Community leaders 'head up' fundraiser for Komen challenge

BigWigs: Community leaders 'head up' fundraiser for Komen challenge

July 31st, 2015 12:01 pm by Holly Nelms

Sixteen community leaders from Kingsport, Bristol and Johnson City have volunteered to don bold pink wigs to raise funds and awareness for the Tri-Cities affiliate of Susan G. Komen.

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Job Fair in Lee County

Job Fair in Lee County

July 30th, 2015 7:00 pm by Southwest Virginia Bureau

Confirmed to participate are employers from the construction, healthcare and retail sectors.

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US economy likely rebounded to solid growth rate in spring

US economy likely rebounded to solid growth rate in spring

July 30th, 2015 7:12 am by MARTIN CRUTSINGER, AP Economics Writer

The signs of strengthening job gains and expectations of faster growth ahead help explain why the Federal Reserve appears on track to start raising interest rates this year.

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Bad weather at BMS spring race hurt SMI's bottom line

Bad weather at BMS spring race hurt SMI's bottom line

July 29th, 2015 6:15 pm by Hank Hayes

Economic conditions and bad weather - including a washed out Sprint Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway - negatively impacted Speedway Motorsports' (SMI) bottom line in this year's first half.

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Kaine urges gun dealers to stop default sales

Kaine urges gun dealers to stop default sales

July 29th, 2015 5:15 pm by Stephen Igo

Currently, if the background check for a buyer lasts longer than 72 hours, gun dealers can complete the sale even though there is a heightened risk the purchaser is in fact barred from buying a firearm.

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Average US vehicle age hits record 11.5 years

Average US vehicle age hits record 11.5 years

July 29th, 2015 8:07 am by DEE-ANN DURBIN, AP Auto Writer

The aging car population could mean that Americans will be slow to adapt safety and semi-autonomous features that have car company executives and experts heralding a new age of the automobile.

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Costa to analysts: Expect Eastman cash to be used for dividend and share repurchases

Costa to analysts: Expect Eastman cash to be used for dividend and share repurchases

July 28th, 2015 9:00 pm by Hank Hayes

That's the forward-looking game plan Eastman Chemical Co. Chairman and CEO Mark Costa laid out for Wall Street analysts Tuesday.

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