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The new Parkside Apartments has started leasing units at 1100 McCann Road in Longview, with the entire property expected to be completed in February or March.

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This year, Small Business Saturday is taking on added meaning as locally owned retailers hope to see many customers come through their doors as the start of the holiday shopping season begins.

Downtown Longview's newest business, Ollie's Skate Shop, opened this weekend in a push driven by a new addition to the city's parks system — the new Dodson Action Sports Complex at Ingram Park.

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Longview-area home sales continue to outpace 2019 activity, according to a recent report from the Longview Area Association of Realtors.

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Jim Bartlett Fine Jewelry adapted to changing governmental regulations related to the coronavirus pandemic. But for this locally owned jeweler, the effects of COVID-19 were even more personal.

Editor’s note: This is part of an occasional series about how locally-owned, small businesses in the Longview area are faring — and in some cases surviving — in the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Longview Economic Development Corp. expects an analysis of this area’s broadband networking capabilities will identify strengths and weaknesses and provide an opportunity to help market this region’s strength to companies considering locating in the city.

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The Lakeport Skinner’s Grocery & Market will soon convert to a Spring Market, with Brookshire Grocery Co. announcing the acquisition Monday afternoon.

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A new antique store will focus on vintage and nostalgia items when it opens Friday at 1107 Evergreen St. in Longview, with expectations for the store to become a local attraction.

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Editor’s note: This is part of an occasional series about how locally-owned, small businesses in the Longview area are faring — and in some cases surviving — in the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Kilgore Economic Development Corp. has been recognized by the International Economic Development Council as the national economic development organization of the year for cities with a population less than 25,000.