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SW Va. Cultural Heritage Commission works to promote region's natural assets

SW Va. Cultural Heritage Commission works to promote region's natural assets

January 19th, 2015 10:45 pm by Marci Gore

Key initiatives include branding and marketing Southwest Virginia to the world as a distinct culture and destination and developing and sustaining Heartwood: Southwest Virginia's Artisan Gateway.

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Seeds of progress: Walker says 2014 economic development partnerships will bear fruit

Seeds of progress: Walker says 2014 economic development partnerships will bear fruit

January 19th, 2015 9:20 pm by Rick Wagner

BLOUNTVILLE — Calendar year 2014 for Sullivan County economic development was marked by local cooperation and partnerships, according to the head of the county's joint economic development effort.

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From car lots to city budgets, cheap oil means change

From car lots to city budgets, cheap oil means change

January 19th, 2015 6:39 pm by Associated Press

In ways large and small, plummeting oil prices are now reverberating through businesses, towns, schools and family budgets, causing confusion and changing plans.

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Insure Tennessee pledges to pay for value rather than volume

Insure Tennessee pledges to pay for value rather than volume

January 19th, 2015 9:30 am by Hank Hayes

Our region's two major hospital systems, Mountain States Health Alliance (MSHA) and Wellmont Health System, are now pushing to get Insure Tennessee through the legislature.

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Retailers expect even stronger growth in 2015

Retailers expect even stronger growth in 2015

January 19th, 2015 9:03 am by By Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz, Chicago Tribune

Retail sales are expected to rise 4.5 percent this year, a full percentage point more than the 3.4 percent growth in 2014, according to Kantar Retail.

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Study: Mass die-offs of fish, birds and mammals increasing

Study: Mass die-offs of fish, birds and mammals increasing

January 19th, 2015 8:32 am by By Gregory B. Hladky, The Hartford Courant (TNS)

The report found that disease and human-related activities were the top killers in more than 700 "mass mortality events."

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Second vehicular homicide trial set for Kingsport man

Second vehicular homicide trial set for Kingsport man

January 19th, 2015 8:04 am by Becky Campbell, NET News Service

The Valentines' Day crash in 2011 killed 18-year-old Sheridan Edwards, also of Kingsport. The couple had been to dinner in Johnson City with friends, and on the way back to Edwards' apartment they got into an argument about their relationship.

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At least four killed as freezing rain snarls traffic on Northeast roads

At least four killed as freezing rain snarls traffic on Northeast roads

January 18th, 2015 5:30 pm by Associated Press

NEW YORK — Rain "flash-freezing" on roads and sidewalks left an icy glaze under feet and tires across much of the Northeast on Sunday, causing crashes that claimed at least four lives.

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Secret Service: Shots fired outside Bidens' Delaware home

Secret Service: Shots fired outside Bidens' Delaware home

January 18th, 2015 1:45 pm by KEN THOMAS, Associated Press

The U.S. Secret Service said Sunday that multiple gunshots were fired from a vehicle near the Delaware home of Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday night. The vice president and his wife were not at home at the time, authorities said.

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Kentucky teens on alleged crime spree captured in Florida

Kentucky teens on alleged crime spree captured in Florida

January 18th, 2015 10:30 am by Associated Press

Dalton Hayes and his 13-year-old girlfriend, Cheyenne Phillips, had eluded police in multiple states while raising concern about their increasingly bold behavior.

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