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Aerospace Park continues ascent

Photo above: Patrick Wilson and David Jones discuss runway repair work. Photo by Scott Robertson By Scott Robertson The Tri-Cities Airport Authority continues to move ahead with its plan to create a business/industrial park for aeronautical companies. In its April 20 meeting, the authority unanimously voted to approve the expenditure of $82,000 to conduct a federally mandated environmental assessment of the ...

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Emory & Henry receives $1 million business chair endowment: College announces $80 million fundraising campaign

Photo above: James Curtis Hughes, donor Representative and family member and Emory & Henry President Jake Schrum shake hands after signing the Kathryn Burke Greever endowment agreement. By Scott Robertson One never knows how long one’s impact on others will last. The inspiration for gifts of more than $1 million to Emory & Henry College, for instance, began over 100 years ago, said James Curtis “Cur ...

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Milligan dedicates engineering college facilities

Photo Above: Bob Hart, Etta Clark, Dr. Bill Greer, Chrissy Idlette and CeeGee McCord commemorate the opening of the Eastman engineering lab on the campus of Milligan College April 28. By Scott Robertson Area business leaders joined the Milligan College community April 28 for the dedication of the college’s new engineering facilities, a major component of the college’s recent efforts to expand its academic o ...

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Operation Tomorrow’s Workforce

Photo above: Steve Smith, Travis Staton, and Alan Levine By Scott Robertson The relationship between the United Way and the business community in America has generally followed a simple model: businesses support the United Way, through encouraging employees to contribute to fund drives and through allowing employees to take time away from the office to volunteer. The United Way of Southwest Virginia is addi ...

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My apologies for underestimating the Tennessee General Assembly

By Scott Robertson I love it when my natural inclination to be pessimistic turns out to be wrong. In this space in February, I posited the notion that the Tennessee General Assembly might not pass the IMPROVE Act (the acronym is for Improving Manufacturing, Public Roads and Opportunities for a Vibrant Economy) because the legislative body, “is full of individuals who make decisions by wetting their fingers ...

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King University, University of Tennessee announce dual enrollment engineering degree

Photo: Dr. Matt Roberts, dean of Academic Affairs at King; John Tickle namesake of the University of Tennessee Tickle College of Engineering; Dr. Wayne Davis, dean of the Tickle College and Alexander Whitaker, King University president. Photo by Scott Robertson By Scott Robertson Officials from King University hosted colleagues from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville (UT) March 15 to announce the formati ...

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CareerQuest Tennessee puts students on the road to careers

Photo: Northeast State’s Ron Broadwater instructs a student in the finer points of welding. Photo by Scott Robertson By Scott Robertson In one quarter of the ETSU mini-dome, a student wore a virtual reality headset, moving his hands to interact with the alternate reality in front of his eyes. Fifty yards away, another student sat in a backhoe training chair, working the controls to produce actions on a vide ...

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