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Letters From Leton: Underdogs

During the past month I watched more baseball than I have in a long time. While I usually watch some of the World Series, it was normally sporadic most years. But this year was different. I sensed that something was in the air. What was in the air was a team that faced elimination five times… Read more »







Letters From Leton: Customer Service Is Sweet!

We all take pride and satisfaction in taking care of customers. Helping them buy a house? Big adrenaline rush! Moving that large commercial checking account and loan? Let’s party! But what about the little things? How about resetting an online banking account or fixing a debit card issue at a person’s local office? Or unlocking… Read more »



12 Money-Saving Tips for Winter

The trees are beginning to shed their colorful fall leaves, and before we know it, the Appalachian mountains will be dusted with snow. In addition to holidays and hot cocoa, winter also brings a harsh chill which tends to result in some increased expenses. Here are 12 tips to help you save money (and energy!)… Read more »









Letters From Leton: Proud Appalachian

I recently attended an event in Bristol of a regional group that has been working on a name that could be used to market the entire region (East TN, SWVA). The name “Tri-Cities” is basically limited to Bristol, Kingsport, and Johnson City, and there are many “Tri-Cities” around the country (for example, Tri-Cities in Virginia… Read more »