Kingsport Times News Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Business & Technology

Kingsport, Bristol 1st quarter retail sales down; Johnson City posts gain

June 17th, 2008 12:00 am by Sharon Caskey Hayes

High fuel prices and rising food costs apparently prompted some consumers to limit their shopping trips in the first quarter of this year, causing a drop in retail performance in many parts of the region. Timesnews.net/MGN graphic.

Comments
Business & Technology

Eastman marks 25 years in coal gasification

June 14th, 2008 12:00 am by Sharon Caskey Hayes

In early 1980, Eastman executives held a press conference to announce the company would construct a major expansion in Kingsport to produce industrial chemicals from coal mined from the mountains of Southwestern Virginia.

Comments
Business & Technology

Tom 'TK' Keller bringing business, music to downtown Kingsport

May 30th, 2008 12:00 am by Sharon Caskey Hayes

KINGSPORT - He started street vending in downtown Kingsport and in less than a year turned a hot dog cart business into a full-blown store front success on Broad Street. But Tom Keller didn't stop there.

Comments
Business & Technology

Banks tightening loan standards following mortgage meltdown

May 23rd, 2008 12:00 am by Sharon Caskey Hayes

KINGSPORT - Dr. Dwight Debow and his wife, Carol, have purchased several homes in Kingsport in the past 30-plus years, moving from Huntington Hills to Fairacres to Preston Park, and most recently to the Old Island housing development in March. You would t

Comments