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Erwin Bojangles opening today

Erwin Bojangles opening today

March 5th, 2015 8:57 am by Brad Hicks

Erwin residents hankering for some of Bojangles' "Famous Chicken 'n Biscuits" won't have to travel far.

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TVA: Safety superseded other concerns in decision to draw down Boone Lake

TVA: Safety superseded other concerns in decision to draw down Boone Lake

March 4th, 2015 9:50 pm by Nathan Baker

The Tennessee Valley Authority knows a sustained drawdown of the Boone Reservoir means hardships for residents and businesses over the course of the next year or longer, spokesman Travis Brickey said Wednesday.

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Downtown parking to take priority when Johnson City Commission convenes

Downtown parking to take priority when Johnson City Commission convenes

March 4th, 2015 9:31 pm by Gary B. Gray

A more vibrant and active downtown is a good problem to have if infrastructure is in place to accommodate it, and that's the focus of a detailed study conducted by Development Services in January which the City Commission will discuss tonight.

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Senate fails to override Obama's veto of pipeline bill

Senate fails to override Obama's veto of pipeline bill

March 4th, 2015 8:08 pm by DINA CAPPIELLO, Associated Press

The Senate on Wednesday failed to override President Barack Obama's veto of a bill to construct the Keystone XL pipeline, the first of many confrontations between the Republican-controlled Congress and the White House this year over energy policy.

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Kingsport businessman, leader Wallace Alley Sr. dies at 88

Kingsport businessman, leader Wallace Alley Sr. dies at 88

March 3rd, 2015 9:53 pm by Hank Hayes, NET News Service

Former businessman, civic leader and economic development mover and shaker Wallace D. Alley Sr. has passed away.

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UPDATE: Tennessee lawmakers urge attorney general to sue over FCC broadband ruling

UPDATE: Tennessee lawmakers urge attorney general to sue over FCC broadband ruling

March 3rd, 2015 9:50 am by Erik Schelzig, Associated Press

The Federal Communication Commission ruled last week that cities like Chattanooga may expand their municipal broadband service, but Tennessee officials who oppose the decision are lining up to block the move.

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Plans to move Model Mill, Mize properties ahead evolve in spite of legal appeals

Plans to move Model Mill, Mize properties ahead evolve in spite of legal appeals

March 2nd, 2015 9:36 pm by Nathan Baker

Though the appeals of two dismissed lawsuits seeking to halt the proposed development of the Model Mill and Mize properties are still pending, the company aiming to demolish the century-old flour mill and build apartments in its place could start as soon

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Watauga Lake businesses expect windfall in wake of low Boone Lake levels this year

Watauga Lake businesses expect windfall in wake of low Boone Lake levels this year

March 1st, 2015 9:30 pm by John Thompson

Marinas and other business that cater to boaters and fishermen on Watuaga Lake expect a windfall from the low lake levels that are impacting Boone Lake this year.

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Samsung ditches plastic design, adds mobile pay in new phone

Samsung ditches plastic design, adds mobile pay in new phone

March 1st, 2015 9:11 pm by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer

Samsung, locked in a tight race with Apple to be the world's biggest smartphone maker, has unveiled an important new phone that ditches its signature plastic design for more stylish metal and glass.

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Unicoi hospital gains recognition for implementing new medical technologies

Unicoi hospital gains recognition for implementing new medical technologies

March 1st, 2015 9:06 pm by Brad Hicks

Unicoi County Memorial Hospital has been recognized for its approach to implementing new electronic medical record technologies.

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