Archive for November, 2015

Christmas collectors

Christmas collectors

Local News November 24, 2015 at 9:06 pm 0 comments

By Rachelle Burkett-Rodarte What would Christmas be without love? Everybody who loves Christmas has their own special something that is dear to their hearts. Many Christmas lovers may not realize that there are large collector clubs that collect Christmas villages, especially Department 56 villages. That includes my Christmas Dickens VillageRead More

Biblical Times keeps Christ in Christmas

Biblical Times keeps Christ in Christmas

Entertainment, Local News November 24, 2015 at 9:01 pm 0 comments

By Rachelle Burkett-Rodarte Some of the shows in our area may have forgotten the reason for the season, but not Biblical Times Dinner Theater. While other shows are fun and entertaining, Biblical Times includes both the inspirational Nativity story and entertaining popular Christmas music. The first half of the showRead More

Phony money showing up in Knoxville

Phony money showing up in Knoxville

Local News, News November 24, 2015 at 8:56 pm 0 comments

By Michael Williams A new scam has police and merchants on the lookout for counterfeiters who are purchasing their phony money on eBay. Recently, a restaurant in Asheville North Carolina accepted a piece of this fake money. Fortunately, the merchant examined the bogus $100 bill and notified police. The fakeRead More

“Tomb Raider” film reboot in the works, once again

“Tomb Raider” film reboot in the works, once again

Checking the Gate, Entertainment November 24, 2015 at 8:51 pm 0 comments

By Craig Martin After more than five years in development, the “Tomb Raider” reboot has unearthed itself a director. Roar Uthaug, the director behind the Norwegian disaster drama “The Wave,” will direct MGM and Warner Bros.’s feature project that seeks to relaunch a franchise featuring archaeologist Lara Croft. At theRead More

Fun decorating tips

Fun decorating tips

Lifestyle November 24, 2015 at 8:46 pm 0 comments

By Grace Starr This one is for those hiding out there spending your first holidays outside of your parents’ home, and you want to decorate but you’re on a budget. Maybe the case is you just like to decorate and save money while doing so. Well, one of the firstRead More

How ISIS gets its recruits

How ISIS gets its recruits

International News, Power & Politics November 24, 2015 at 8:35 pm 0 comments

By Zachary Toillion Recruits are lured in by a narrative ISIS has carefully crafted. Social media, including Facebook, Youtube and Twitter, are used to connect with potential jihadis and send out its propaganda. ISIS is also adept at communicating through encrypted messages that are sent through mobile applications like Kik,Read More

Walmart announces Black Friday deals

Walmart announces Black Friday deals

News November 24, 2015 at 8:31 pm 0 comments

By Daniel Bean The biggest player in the holiday sales game—announced its list of online and in-store Black Friday deals. Like last season, the retail giant is offering plenty of tech gadgets in its mix of sale items. Also familiar to its last Black Friday sale event: many of theRead More

Wilderness at the Smokies collects 21 tons of food for needy

Wilderness at the Smokies collects 21 tons of food for needy

Local News November 24, 2015 at 8:22 pm 0 comments

By Nikki Harrell Wilderness at the Smokies offered the community 12 days throughout the months of October and November to bring (5) non-perishable food items per person, to receive admission to the Wild WaterDome indoor water park.  In doing this, the resort was able to collect over 42,000 pounds orRead More

Ober Gatlinburg opens eighth snow tubing season

Ober Gatlinburg opens eighth snow tubing season

Entertainment, Local News November 24, 2015 at 8:13 pm 0 comments

By Alex Shelton Ober Gatlinburg opened its snow tubing season Saturday, November 21, the earliest of any tubing operation in the Southeast. Using advanced snowmaking technology, SnowMagic, Ober Gatlinburg was able to begin snowmaking on October 8 to prepare for their 55th snow season. The Snow Tubing lanes are 400’Read More

Gatlinburg’s Festival of Trees

Gatlinburg’s Festival of Trees

Entertainment, Local News November 24, 2015 at 8:08 pm 0 comments

A tradition more than 30 years in the making By Marci Claude The holiday season is fast approaching, and Gatlinburg is ringing in Christmas cheer Thanksgiving weekend with Gatlinburg’s Festival of Trees at the Gatlinburg Convention Center November 25 – 29 from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. This year’s eventRead More