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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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Kingsport sales tax revenue up 20 percent for June

August 21st, 2008 12:00 am by Sharon Caskey Hayes

Sales tax revenue jumped a whopping 20 percent in Kingsport in June, marking the third consecutive month of sales tax growth in the city.

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12 Bones restaurant to change name, expand, host live music

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

KINGSPORT - "I just really wanted to do a Cajun-style music hall that served barbecue and played bluegrass and blues. I like the feel of everybody eating and drinking and music and dancing. And so when we had the opportunity to buy the building next door,

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Kingsport bucking national economic trends, continues to grow

August 15th, 2008 12:00 am by Sharon Caskey Hayes

KINGSPORT - Kingsport may have hit a few economic bumps in the road in recent months, but the city is a long way from recession. "We have felt all along that we would be doing better than the rest of the country, and so far over the last six, seven month

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