CELEBRATE

The Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon cutting at Tennessee Jack’s Morristown at noon on Wednesday, Aug. 21.

H.Y.P.E. will host a networking happy hour at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 21 at Bravo restaurant, located in the Merchants Greeene shopping center.

White Pine Family Practice will host a meet and greet at noon on Thursday, Aug. 22. The offices are located at 1403 State St.

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Belk will hold its Back-to-School Charity Sale on Saturday, August 24, from 7 a.m. to close at all of Belk’s 292 locations, with the first 100 customers at each store receiving a Belk gift card ranging from $5-$100. Rarely discounted brands like Free People, Frye, Calvin Klein, Karen Kane, Coach and Vince Camuto will be up to 25 percent off.

Since its 2012 inception, Belk’s Charity Sale has contributed more than $64 million in donations to over 6,000 charities throughout the retailer’s local communities.

To access the sale, purchase a $5 ticket from a partnering nonprofit, or at the Morristown Belk store. The $5 will ultimately be deducted from the customer’s purchase when they shop at the event on August 24.

MARYVILLE, TENN. – ORNL Federal Credit Union celebrated the grand opening of its new branch in Maryville on Aug. 13 with members during the official ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by the Blount County Chamber of Commerce and Blount Partnership. ORNL FCU has been serving the Maryville community since 1999. The new branch is located at 2441 U.S. Highway 411 South.

U.S. markets tumbled on Wednesday, after key indicator triggered recession worries. All major stock indexes sank after the yield on the 10-year Treasury bond fell below the rate on the 2-year Treasury bond.This phenomenon, known as an inverted yield curve, has been a reliable, early indicator of a recession. It last occurred before the 2008 Great Recession.

A federal lawsuit filed against YouTube and its parent, Google, late Tuesday says YouTube deploys “unlawful content regulation, distribution, and monetization practices” against LGBT creators and the broader LGBT community.

The suit by five LGBT creators adds to allegations against the video streaming site that it enforces its policies unevenly and gives a pass to producers with large audiences, even when their content is hostile to gay, lesbian or other communities.