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Fans turn out as Holston River Brewing Company opens

Fans turn out as Holston River Brewing Company opens

May 24th, 2014 9:21 pm by Joe Avento

The Tri-Cities' newest microbrewery opened this weekend in Bristol and the beer started officially flowing Friday night.

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Ridgewood reaches finals for state barbecue crown

Ridgewood reaches finals for state barbecue crown

May 23rd, 2014 10:21 pm by Nathan Baker

A local eatery has been selected as one of five finalists in an online competition to find the best barbecue restaurant in the state.

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With no developer, Food City center subject to change

With no developer, Food City center subject to change

May 22nd, 2014 9:18 pm by Nathan Baker

The layout and size of a proposed shopping center on State of Franklin Road could be different than originally planned and approved now that Food City parent company K-VA-T Food Stores will proceed on its own without the former developer.

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Employment continues to fall in Tri-Cities, signaling weak economy

Employment continues to fall in Tri-Cities, signaling weak economy

May 22nd, 2014 11:14 am by Nathan Baker

Employment in the Tri-Cities declined again in the first quarter of 2014, continuing a downward trend the region has seen since the spring of 2012.

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Patient increase allows MSHA to add 100 nurses

Patient increase allows MSHA to add 100 nurses

May 21st, 2014 9:14 pm by Nathan Baker

After several quarters of shedding jobs, Mountain States Health Alliance, one of the region's largest employers, was finally able to announce some hiring gains Wednesday.

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Mountain States hospitals hire 100 new nurses despite recent job cuts

Mountain States hospitals hire 100 new nurses despite recent job cuts

May 21st, 2014 1:58 pm by Contributed - MSHA

The hirings resulted from an increase in inpatient admissions and a series of financial adjustments.

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Sky high prices: Restaurants struggling to make ends meat

Sky high prices: Restaurants struggling to make ends meat

May 20th, 2014 10:19 pm by Nathan Baker

Higher national meat prices are making local consumers squeal at the checkout register and cutting local restaurants' profits to the bone.

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SW Virginia coal company worker sentenced to 1 year in prison for plot to defraud Eastman

SW Virginia coal company worker sentenced to 1 year in prison for plot to defraud Eastman

May 20th, 2014 10:31 am by Matthew Lane, NET News Service

David Wayne Grigsby was also sentenced to 3 years probation and fined $4,000.

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President of Tenn. company owned by Haslams leaves

President of Tenn. company owned by Haslams leaves

May 19th, 2014 10:14 pm by Associated Press

The president of a Knoxville, Tennessee-based company owned by Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam is out amid an ongoing federal investigation into a scheme to defraud customers.

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Eldridge, Miller bound for Japan on industrialist's invitation

Eldridge, Miller bound for Japan on industrialist's invitation

May 19th, 2014 9:46 pm by Nathan Baker

A trip for two to Japan will cost the partially taxpayer-funded Washington County Economic Development Council nearly $5,000, but the officials headed out of town say the expense could pay off if it helps bring more jobs to the area.

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