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Northeast State, RCAM, manufacturers expanding apprenticeship program

The Northeast State Community College Regional Center for Advanced Manufacturing (RCAM) is quickly finding more takers for its apprenticeship program. The program combines on-the-job training at the facilities of a partnering employer along with classroom-based related technical instruction at the RCAM in downtown Kingsport. Currently, the RCAM is offering apprenticeship programs for mechatronics technician ...

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Miyake opens new 45,000-square-foot plant at Phipps Bend

Miyake Forging North America Corporation held the grand opening of its Surgoinsville, Tenn., plant in the Phipps Bend Industrial Park Friday. Company executives including Chairman Kazuhito Fukui and President Akitoshi Fujikawa expressed excitement, while dignitaries from local governments, chambers of commerce and economic development organizations pledged to do whatever they could to ensure Miyake’s succes ...

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The American Legends Golf Tournament Drives $56.6 Million in Donations for Mountain Mission Schoo

Pictured, left to right: Jerry West, Betsy King, Peyton Manning, Lanny Wadkins, Dan Marino, Ted Wood, Marc Eubanks, Lorena Ochoa, Lee Trevino, Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus, Jim McGlothlin, Fran McGlothlin and Tim Finchem. One legendary day just generated a century’s worth of good. The American Legends for Mountain Mission Kids, an all-star charitable golf tournament held today at The Olde Farm in Bristol, Vir ...

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Pulaski County United Way and United Way of Southwest Virginia complete merger

Travis Staton, President and CEO of United Way of Southwest Virginia, announced the merger Monday, September 10, 2018. Pulaski County United Way along with United Way of Southwest Virginia announced today that they have combined forces as one organization committed to improving lives and creating lasting community-level change across the region. Details of the merger were presented during a news conference ...

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Guest Editorial: History of self-determination illuminates region’s path forward

by Fred McClellan Regionalism is a frequent topic of discussion within our greater Tri-Cities Region. Too often, that discussion is limited by the boundaries that separate us. We must define who we are and share those truths with the world. Among those truths, is that centered within the Tri-Cities Region of Johnson City, Kingsport, and Bristol we have a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). But, we lost tha ...

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Ballad Health donates EMS property to Greene County

Above, (L-R): T.J. Manis, EMS operations director; Calvin Hawkins, EMS director; Greene County Mayor David Crum; Tammy Albright, Takoma Regional Hospital’s chief executive officer; Rex Johnson, advanced emergency medical technician; and Jeff Johnson, emergency medical technician/paramedic. The Greene County-Greeneville Emergency Medical Service substation building on Coolidge Street has a new owner. Officia ...

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Education to Employment Summit scheduled for today

Students meet employers at the Career Quest event, another education/employment program of the First Tennessee Development District. A regional Education to Employment Summit (E2E) is being held today at Grace Meadows Farm in Washington County, Tenn. The event is designed to bring together k-12 and post-secondary educational leaders, business and industry leaders, economic and workforce development professi ...

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GO Virginia Region One project approved for funding

The GO Virginia State Board at its Aug. 14 meeting, accepted the approval of an enhanced capacity building project that will promote Southwest Virginia’s workforce and bring new jobs to the region. The SWVA Hub Link proposal was recently recommended by the Region One Council for administrative approval to the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development. The proposal was approved for $27,547 in ...

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Northeast State, King University sign dual admission agreement

Northeast State President James King (left) and King President Dr. Alexander Whitaker The presidents of Northeast State Community College and King University  signed an agreement Aug. 21 providing qualified Northeast State students with dual enrollment and guaranteed admission to King. The signing took place on the campus of Northeast State.   “Research has indicated that students who complete an associate’ ...

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