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Monthly Archives: May 2014

    Dale Jr. inspired by Best of Preps visit in Chattanooga

    By Barry Evans | May 31, 2014

    CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. has been voted NASCAR’s most popular driver a record 11 straight years and on Thursday he was easily the most popular NASCAR driver in Chattanooga. Dale Jr. was the guest of honor at the annual Times Free Press Best of Preps Banquet. Junior answered some questions on stage... Read More

    Virginia College School Of Business And Health In Chattanooga Hosts Bring A Friend To School Event

    By Barry Evans | May 29, 2014

    Virginia College School of Business and Health in Chattanooga, at 721 Eastgate Loop Road, Chattanooga, Tn. 37411, will host a two-day Bring a Friend to School event on Wednesday and Thursday, at noon. Current students are encouraged to bring a friend to classes with them to learn more about the educational opportunities available to Chattanooga-area... Read More

    New machines allow bank customers to get debit cards right away in the Chattanooga market

    By Barry Evans | May 22, 2014

    Bank customers will get a reprieve from the current weekslong delay in receiving customized debit cards, if a new technology introduced by First Tennessee Bank takes hold in the Chattanooga market. Advances in printing technology now allow First Tennessee customers at more than 170 bank branches to walk in, choose from a catalog of nearly... Read More

    Chattanooga Airport is on electric carmaker Tesla’s radar for supercharger stations

    By Barry Evans | May 21, 2014

    Chattanooga is landing a spot on the Tesla national supercharger highway. By mid-August, the company that sells premium electric cars plans to install at Chattanooga Airport six of its supercharger stations where owners can juice up their vehicles’ batteries. Airport officials have agreed to lease six spaces in the intermediate parking lot where the California-based... Read More

    Chattanooga overpaying its phone bill

    By Barry Evans | May 21, 2014

    Chattanooga is likely overpaying $140,000 a year for the city’s phone bill because of an AT&T contract that is two decades old, a city audit revealed. City Auditor Stan Sewell briefed the City Council on Tuesday on the audit that showed the city was operating on a month-to-month contract with AT&T that charges twice the... Read More

    Sen. Bob Corker in town as Google helps Chattanooga businesses build websites

    By Barry Evans | May 20, 2014

    Holly Jordan is trying to build her new business building gift baskets for customers, and she initially believed that crafting an online presence would turn out to be an “outlandish” exercise for her. “It’s not as hard as I thought it was,” she said after sitting in on a seminar with Google officials in downtown... Read More

    Chattanooga tries to revive New York air service

    By Barry Evans | May 20, 2014

    Chattanooga Airport officials said Monday they’re going to push for adding nonstop New York service, calling it the most flown-to destination from Lovell Field to which the city doesn’t have direct flights. Airport chief Terry Hart also said Delta Air Lines is taking steps to upgrade its performance in Chattanooga, and that the Atlanta-based carrier... Read More

    Housing market improving in Chattanooga

    By Barry Evans | May 19, 2014

    CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -Nearly 300 homes were a part of the Greater Chattanooga Association of Realtors open house weekend, giving buyers the chance to see multiple homes all in the same day. The improving housing market has realtors like Vicki Trapp in good spirits. “It is so much better than it was. Five years ago... Read More

    Pioneer Days: New Soddy-Daisy event is a celebration of local history, old-time skills

    By Barry Evans | May 19, 2014

    Poe’s Tavern, originally built in what would be called Poe’s Crossing (eventually Daisy and later Soddy-Daisy), has been an important landmark in the area for almost 200 years. On May 31, crafters will gather on the tavern lawn for the first Pioneers Days, a celebration of the history of the tavern, the area and the... Read More

    Ohio students raise money to restore Chattanooga monument

    By Barry Evans | May 18, 2014

    CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -Twenty-six students from Ohio spent their class time raising $6,000 to help restore a piece of their history right here in Chattanooga. The class started raising the funds in January and by March they were sending the check in for repairs. On Saturday those students visited the scenic city to help in... Read More

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