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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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