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All day shopping frenzy on Thanksgiving?

All day shopping frenzy on Thanksgiving?

November 12th, 2013 1:54 pm by ANNE D'INNOCENZIO, AP Retail Writer

Now Thanksgiving is slowly becoming just another shopping day. Over the past few years, major retailers, including Target and Toys R Us, slowly have pushed opening times into Thanksgiving night to one-up each other and compete for holiday dollars.

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The secret, dirty cost of Obama's green power push

The secret, dirty cost of Obama's green power push

November 12th, 2013 9:56 am by DINA CAPPIELLO and MATT APUZZO, Associated Press

The ethanol era has proven far more damaging to the environment than politicians promised and much worse than the government admits today.

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Developer expands Model Mills land plan to include Mize property, 5th apartment building

Developer expands Model Mills land plan to include Mize property, 5th apartment building

November 12th, 2013 7:37 am by Nathan Baker

A zoning variance request for the Walnut Street Model Mills property has been removed from Tuesday’s Board of Zoning Appeals meeting agenda, but not because the sale of the property fell through

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Liquor in Unicoi: Will the little town's 2 new stores boost the local economy?

Liquor in Unicoi: Will the little town's 2 new stores boost the local economy?

November 11th, 2013 11:03 am by Brad Hicks

Customers from Erwin and Unicoi County may be opting for the new local operations rather than driving on to Johnson City, where stores have been established for decades.

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Health care changes mean fewer residents for Mountain States hospitals, possible doctor shortages

Health care changes mean fewer residents for Mountain States hospitals, possible doctor shortages

November 10th, 2013 2:37 pm by Nathan Baker

Changes in funding for health care providers brought by the comprehensive overhaul of the country’s medical system will mean fewer training positions at area teaching hospitals and could lead to a shortage of doctors nationwide.

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Wing franchise plans opening in Johnson City

Wing franchise plans opening in Johnson City

November 8th, 2013 4:56 pm by Staff Report

A North Carolina chicken wing restaurant will open its first Tennessee location in Johnson City next year, and could follow with up to seven more in the Tri-Cities and surrounding areas, investors said Thursday.

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Local Bojangles' biscuit maker to compete in companywide competition

Local Bojangles' biscuit maker to compete in companywide competition

November 6th, 2013 10:46 pm by Brad Hicks

Thomas Howard knows what it takes to make the perfect biscuit.

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NASA study says Earth has lookalikes ... 8.8 billion of them

NASA study says Earth has lookalikes ... 8.8 billion of them

November 4th, 2013 4:47 pm by Associated Press

The planets are about the size of Earth, orbit stars just like our sun and exist in the Goldilocks zone — not too hot and not too cold for life.

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Update: Unicoi hospital officially becomes part of MSHA

Update: Unicoi hospital officially becomes part of MSHA

November 1st, 2013 10:31 am by Brad Hicks

Of the independent hospitals that have went on to become part of the Mountain States Health Alliance system, the process to acquire Unicoi County Memorial Hospital took the longest amount of time, MSHA President/CEO Dennis Vonderfecht said.

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Farmers market winds down summer season

Farmers market winds down summer season

October 30th, 2013 9:52 pm by Nathan Baker

On the last day of the Johnson City Farmers Market’s regular season Wednesday, vendors and patrons reflected on the past year and eagerly looked ahead to changes expected in the next for the growing marketplace.

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