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Hop growers look to new parts of US


Geoff Keating grows a prized plant at the northeastern edge of the country, some 3,000 miles away from the region of America most associated with his crop — hops.

Americans’ growing thirst for bitter, flavor-packed styles of beer has brought an unprecedented demand

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Arrests ‘To Make Dent In Drug Sales’

Greene County law enforcement agencies continue a roundup today of about 30 alleged drug dealers indicted last week by a Grand Jury.

Sheriff’s deputies, Greeneville police officers and members of the 3rd Judicial Drug Task Force began serving arrest warrants Tuesday morning on individuals.

As of this morning, about 25 of the alleged dealers were in custody, Sheriff Pat Hankins said.

“I think it’s been extremely successful,” Hankins said. “Taking that many off the street at one time will definitely make a dent in Greene County’s drug problem.”

Near 60 presentments were handed up March 21 by the Grand Jury and unsealed as arrests were made. Some of those charged face multiple charges in connection with the sale of drugs like prescription narcotic pills, methamphetamine, cocaine and other prescription medications sold illegally.

Some of those served arrest warrants are already in custody in Greene County on unrelated charges. Others were located at their homes or

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Rob Dyrdek’s Former Chevrolet Tahoe Z71 Up For Sale: eBay Find

Professional skateboarder and TV personality Rob Dyrdek, the same guy who kickflipped a Chevrolet Sonic and set a record for jumping the same compact car backwards, is also known the world over for his custom fleet of rides. Rob has owned more than one custom Tahoe, both of which were featured on his shows Rob and Big and Fantasy Factory. If you’re a big fan of Rob’s then you’ll be disappointed to find out you may have recently missed an opportunity to own one of his famous Tahoes.

Possibly the more famous of Rob’s two former Chevy SUVs is his black-on-black Tahoe which was featured on his first show Rob and Big. Rob then replaced it with a “stormtrooper themed” one, which originally had a matte white paint finish with contrasting black rims that were later painted matte white to match the body. Rob owned the car until his staff

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Corvette-Powered Cadillac LaSalle Gives New Meaning To The Roaring 20s: eBay Find

There are some who love the idea of owning a vintage Cadillac from the 1920s, but the thought of the powertrain breaking and them having to replace some tiny, expensive and near-impossible to find parts turns them off. If only there was a car which combined modern day reliability with the style and class of a Cadillac from the roaring 20s..

Coincidentally, this 1927 Cadillac LaSalle that recently popped up for sale on eBay fits that description perfectly. At a first glance the car appears like a typical 1920s Cadillac, but under the hood it’s hiding an unexpected secret. Nestled in the Cadillac’s huge engine bay, which actually makes it look rather compact, is the 6.2-liter LT1 V8 from a fourth-generation Corvette mated to a 4L60E 4-speed automatic transmission.

Yes, we know a 1920s Cadillac with a Corvette engine is a scary proposition. That’s why the builder boxed the frame for

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Beautiful 1969 Jeep Gladiator With Cadillac Engine Sells – eBay Find

If “unique” describes your car buying habits, this eBay find was for you. The vehicle is a restored 1969 Jeep Gladiator 500 with zero miles on it powered by an engine used in an old Cadillac DeVille. Unique probably doesn’t even begin to describe it. Sadly, it just sold.

The Gladiator Survivor is really and truly a survivor. It was a barn find by a industrial research firm who had the notion of turning it into a company mascot vehicle. The company and seller says the vehicle was in amazing condition for its age with no rusts or dents, yet it was not running. They further cleaned it up with new tires, fresh paint and redid all the mechanical “without a budget or any cost consideration.” Wowza.

When doing the mechanical, they decided to pull a Cadillac engine from an old Deville which was installed prior to the death

... read more at: http://gmauthority.com/blog/2015/02/beautiful-1969-jeep-gladiator-with-cadillac-engine-sells-ebay-find/

You Can Potentially Rent A 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV For Free Through Lyft

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV will enter production and become available towards the end of this year, but some of the biggest news with Chevy’s affordable electric vehicle has surrounded Lyft.

There are autonomous variants planned, coordination with the ride service and more underway, but the latest news comes from Inside EVs. The report states it is possible to rent a 2017 Bolt EV for $0. Nothing. For free. However, you want to put it.

Alongside the announcement of General Motors and Lyft expanding its Express Drive program to San Fransisco, Los Angeles and Denver it was made known the 2017 Bolt EV would be included in the ride-sharing fleet. Lyft itself will reportedly offer the Bolt EV at just $99 per week in rental costs.

But, if 40 rides per week are completed, the cost drops to just 20 cents per mile. If you complete 65 rides

... read more at: http://gmauthority.com/blog/2016/08/you-can-potentially-rent-a-2017-chevrolet-bolt-ev-for-free-through-lyft/

GM recalls 4 million vehicles for airbag software glitch: list of affected models

GM is recalling 3.6 million vehicles because a software glitch might prevent airbags from inflating in a crash.

The carmaker said a component that controls airbag deployment contains defective software that could prevent airbags from working “in certain rare circumstances.”

The company said it would contact owners of affected vehicles, and that dealers would update the software for free. 

Affected vehicles include:

  • 2014-2016 model year Buick LaCrosse and Chevrolet SS and Spark EV
  • 2014-2017 model year Chevrolet Corvette, Trax, Caprice PPV and Silverado 1500; Buick Encore; and GMC Sierra 1500
  • 2015-2017 model year Chevrolet Tahoe, Suburban and Silverado HD; GMC Yukon, Yukon XL and Sierra HD; and Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV

— Elliot Njus


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