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To shop or not to shop: Dispute among chain stores over Thanksgiving Day hours

To shop or not to shop: Dispute among chain stores over Thanksgiving Day hours

November 24th, 2014 10:25 pm by Nathan Baker

With a new holiday season approaching, Black Friday seepage - like the red wine a tipsy Uncle Dave will inevitably spill on mom's fancy tablecloth - has almost been accepted as the norm, but now some retail stores are resisting the allure to open Thanksgi

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ETSU president, former presidents consider options for performing arts center building

ETSU president, former presidents consider options for performing arts center building

November 24th, 2014 10:08 pm by Nathan Baker

For a meeting with city commissioners, East Tennessee State University's former President Paul Stanton, Chief of Staff Jeremy Ross and current President Brian Noland took on the roles of the past, present and future of a fine and performing arts center pl

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Commission discusses regulation to let food carts keep truckin'

Commission discusses regulation to let food carts keep truckin'

November 21st, 2014 10:29 pm by Nathan Baker

As the Tri-Cities wind their ways through the meandering lanes of food truck regulation, mobile cooks wait with basted breast (of chicken) to hit the streets with their wares.

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Downtown Johnson City? There's an app for that

Downtown Johnson City? There's an app for that

November 21st, 2014 9:52 pm by Tony Casey

The idea to develop an application for smartphones that would help its downloaders better navigate their way to parking, events, dining options and more grew out of an effort to communicate parking options for visitors to downtown Johnson City.

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New Med-Tech addition satisfies a hungry dine around bunch

New Med-Tech addition satisfies a hungry dine around bunch

November 21st, 2014 9:14 am by Contributed

While all of Johnson City's big restaurant news seems to be happening along North Roan Street, another area also is showing continued expansion. The Med-Tech Corridor's main artery is the massive asphalt loop that is State of Franklin Road. While attentio

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More seats requested to complete ETSU's fine arts center deal

More seats requested to complete ETSU's fine arts center deal

November 20th, 2014 9:17 pm by Nathan Baker

With a simple voice vote, the Washington County Economic Development Council provided what could be another $500,000 for the construction of East Tennessee State University's proposed fine and performing arts center, but with a caveat or two.

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Tri-Cities home sales report has positive signs

Tri-Cities home sales report has positive signs

November 20th, 2014 9:05 pm by Tony Casey

In looking at figures from October 2013 to October 2014, it would be hard to make the case that things aren't improving overall in the housing sector.

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How to teach self-driving cars ethics of the road

How to teach self-driving cars ethics of the road

November 19th, 2014 1:50 pm by Justin Pritchard, Associated Press

Drivers make split-second decisions based on instinct and a limited view of the dangers around them. The cars of the future - those that can drive themselves thanks to an array of sensors and computing power - will have near-perfect perception and react b

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Ferguson, Mo. gun sales surge ahead of grand jury decision on shooting

Ferguson, Mo. gun sales surge ahead of grand jury decision on shooting

November 19th, 2014 11:07 am by Alan Scher Zagier, Associated Press

Some suburban St. Louis gun dealers have been doing brisk business, particularly among first-time buyers, as fearful residents await a grand jury's decision on whether to indict the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown.

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Tennessee farmers weigh in on proposed rules for hemp farming

Tennessee farmers weigh in on proposed rules for hemp farming

November 19th, 2014 10:27 am by Associated Press

With a decades-long ban on hemp production in Tennessee finally lifted, some farmers say they want to grow the crop but aren't used to the government oversight that comes with it.

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