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Weekly jobless claims hit 14-year low despite global economic trouble

Weekly jobless claims hit 14-year low despite global economic trouble

October 16th, 2014 10:30 pm by By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

At the depths of the downturn, in late 2008 through mid-2009, initial jobless claims were running at twice the current level. Economists had expected claims to rise slightly last week.

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Appalachian artistry on display during MECC's Home Craft Days Festival

Appalachian artistry on display during MECC's Home Craft Days Festival

October 16th, 2014 9:29 pm by Staff Report

Mountain Empire Community College is set for the 43rd annual Home Craft Days Festival, which begins Friday and runs through Sunday.

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Corvette Museum sinkhole repair starts next month (with video)

Corvette Museum sinkhole repair starts next month (with video)

October 16th, 2014 9:15 pm by Associated Press

The National Corvette Museum said Thursday that work will start in about three weeks to fill a massive sinkhole that opened up in February and allowed eight prized sports cars to topple inside.

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Be Prepared: Scott County Emergency Management Team ready for disaster

Be Prepared: Scott County Emergency Management Team ready for disaster

October 16th, 2014 9:00 pm by Marci Gore

The exercise was held in conjunction with the Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills, which are an annual opportunity for people in homes, schools and organizations to practice what to do during earthquakes and to improve preparedness.

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Alexander, Ball spar in lone Tenn. Senate forum

Alexander, Ball spar in lone Tenn. Senate forum

October 16th, 2014 7:30 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

Lamar Alexander, a former governor and who is seeking a third Senate term, directly went on the offensive, returning often to his familiar criticism of Gordon Ball as being "one more vote for the Obama agenda."

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Apple hypes new gadgets, but Pay is bigger bet

October 16th, 2014 6:01 pm by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer

Apple showed off thinner iPads and a new iMac with a high-resolution display on Thursday, but company's bigger strategic bet is that mobile pay service Apple Pay will be the next thing you didn't know you needed.

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Ready to get discovered? 'America's Got Talent' auditions scheduled in Tennessee

Ready to get discovered? 'America's Got Talent' auditions scheduled in Tennessee

October 16th, 2014 6:00 pm by Nick Shepherd

Have a special or unique ability? Ever thought you could make a living off it if only you could show the world what you can do?

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Father charged with abuse of mentally disabled girl

Father charged with abuse of mentally disabled girl

October 16th, 2014 2:54 pm by Rain Smith

A Kingsport man has been arrested after bruised and swelling wounds were observed on his 4-year-old, mentally disabled daughter — the results of his purported discipline with a belt after she urinated on herself.

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Flashlight feud ignites beard-pulling brawl

Flashlight feud ignites beard-pulling brawl

October 16th, 2014 2:14 pm by Staff Report

During a dispute on Bancroft Chapel Road, a man and his adult sister were arguing over who was going to pay for a flashlight. When she threatened to dial police he chirped, "Go ahead you law-calling (expletive)!"

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Rx cocktail a recipe for grandchild's endangerment

Rx cocktail a recipe for grandchild's endangerment

October 16th, 2014 11:00 am by Rain Smith

A Southwest Virginia woman was arrested after allegedly driving under the influence while transporting her grandchild and admitting she was on "multiple" prescription drugs when she struck another vehicle on East Stone Drive.

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