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Growing up in a two-bedroom home as one of eight siblings in rural North Carolina, Dallas Bunton learned early in life what it was like to be poor and have bill collectors knocking at the door.

The call came in late on a weekend night. A little girl's braces had broken and were cutting into her mouth. But the family was traveling, staying at the Hilton Garden Inn in Chattanooga near Hamilton Place, and they couldn't find a dentist.

Two former Chattanooga Volkswagen plant employees said Friday that working with a union could benefit current workers by bettering health and safety conditions at the factory.

Chattanooga's biggest bank cut costs and boosted profits in the first quarter, beating Wall Street estimates by 4 cents per share.

Easter brings around more than sunrise services, cool pastels and egg hunts in the yard for a handful of local business leaders.

• Entrepreneur bookkeeping Monday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the TN Small Business Development Center, 100 Cherokee Blvd.

Tennessee's attorney general on Thursday sought to revoke subpoenas for Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and other state officials who were served earlier by the United Auto Workers for the union's appeal hearing next week.

Bill Kilbride came from New York to Chattanooga 23 years ago at the request of college friend John "Thunder" Thornton.

A Chattanooga restaurant and bar will either have to stop selling alcohol for three days or pay a $1,000 fine after overserving a drunk customer, the Chattanooga Beer and Wrecker Board decided Thursday.

The Chattanooga Visitors Center is shrinking, again.

Feb. 6, 2014
Volkswagen announced they will hire an additional 800 workers in 2012 during a news conference Thursday. The 800 new jobs, combined with 200 previously announced will add 1,000 new jobs to VW workforce in 2012 and bring the total number to 3,500.
  • March 23, 2012
  • February 15, 2012
The Nissan powertrain plant in Decherd, Tenn., is set to become the first site in North America to produce Mercedes-Benz engines starting in 2014.
  • January 15, 2012
Engineered Floors, a carpet manufacturing company led by Bob Shaw, is opening a new plant in Dalton, Ga., to produce solution-dyed polyester carpet.
  • December 10, 2011
Frank Fischer, CEO of Volkswagen's Chattanooga operations, addressed the possibility of building a second vehicle at the Enterprise South facility during a news conference Friday.
  • November 19, 2011
Watch as Jim O'Rourke, general manager of the National Print Group, gives a tour of the Holtzclaw Ave. printing facility.
  • November 6, 2011
Take a peek inside Krystal's famous test kitchen as they prepare their unmistakable burgers.
  • April 16, 2011
Lauren Feagans, marketing coordinator for Play and Park Structures
  • June 13, 2008
Chris Watts, owner of Headlight Renew
  • March 8, 2008
Local program promotes cycling during lunch hour.
  • March 6, 2008

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