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Relay for Life of Sevier County Unveils Smoky Mountain-opoly Board Game

Relay for Life of Sevier County Unveils Smoky Mountain-opoly Board Game

Local News December 29, 2015 at 3:51 pm 0 comments

By Sophia Conerly Relay for Life of Sevier County has created a new board game, Smoky Mountain-opoly, to raise funds for cancer research. American Cancer Society’s Community Manager for Sevier County, Jessica Brooks, helped secure exclusive rights for the game last summer and the Sevier County Team went to workRead More

The Blackwood Singers/photo submitted

The Blackwoods farewell concert

Entertainment, Local News December 29, 2015 at 3:30 pm 0 comments

By Michael Williams After 2,854 shows in Pigeon Forge, the Blackwoods are preparing to take their final bow on December 31. R.W. Blackwood and his wife Donna host the morning show at the Smoky Mountain Opry where they perform with several other entertainers. After a successful 15-year run in PigeonRead More

Pets for adoption: Vixen & Callie

Pets for adoption: Vixen & Callie

Local News December 29, 2015 at 3:23 pm 0 comments

Vixen is a 3 year old Domestic Short Hair Mix waiting for a good home and Callie is an 8 month old Shepherd Mix also hoping to be adopted soon. Adoption fee for Vixen is $50 and $100 for Callie.  Fees cover their first set of vaccinations, spay/neuter and microchip.Read More

Gatlinburg to ring in New Year with ball drop

Gatlinburg to ring in New Year with ball drop

Entertainment, Local News December 22, 2015 at 7:06 pm 0 comments

By Michael Williams Gatlinburg city officials are expecting higher than average attendance to this year’s New Year’s Eve ball Drop. Each year thousands of tourists and locals alike descend on the strip in Gatlinburg to watch as a lighted ball, similar to the one in Times Square, descends in theRead More

Dollywood auditions set for 2016 season

Dollywood auditions set for 2016 season

Entertainment, Local News December 22, 2015 at 6:07 pm 0 comments

By Wes Ramey With entertainment icon Dolly Parton at the helm, it’s no wonder why Dollywood has earned so many awards for the park’s world-class shows and productions. Fresh off collecting its seventh consecutive honor for Best Shows, Dollywood plans upcoming auditions in the Southeast for performers ready to shareRead More

Jake with his coats/photo submitted

6-year-old collects, donates coats

Local News December 22, 2015 at 6:02 pm 0 comments

By Stan Voit Winter Coat Day sponsored each December by Smoky Mountain Area Rescue Ministries is a success largely due to people who donate their jackets and coats to the agency. One local 6-year-old became aware of the annual event and wanted to do his part. Jake Parton, son ofRead More

Pets for adoption: Lola & Fluff

Pets for adoption: Lola & Fluff

Local News December 22, 2015 at 5:56 pm 0 comments

Lola is a Schnauzer Mix waiting for a good home and Fluff is a Domestic Medium Hair Mix also hoping to be adopted soon. Adoption fee for Lola is $100 and $50 for Fluff.  Fees cover their first set of vaccinations, spay/neuter and microchip. The Gnatty Branch Animal Shelter is openRead More

Dollywood Fireworks/photo courtesy banakasdesigns.com

Fireworks highlight Dollywood’s New Year’s Eve celebration:Park open on Dec. 31 to help guests ring in 2016

Entertainment, Local News December 22, 2015 at 5:51 pm 0 comments

By Wes Ramey Slowing down during this busy time of year to visit Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas presented by Humana is the perfect way for families to reconnect, recharge and make lifetime memories together. To help families carve out more time to visit, the award-winning theme park is open Dec.Read More

“Frozen” comes to life at the Starlite Theater

“Frozen” comes to life at the Starlite Theater

Entertainment, Local News December 19, 2015 at 6:11 pm 0 comments

By Bob Hamill The Starlite Theater, located across the street from Country Tonite, has created a wonderful experience for children, really children of all ages, to enjoy during this holiday season. Running every Saturday and Sunday until December 27 will be the amazing production of The Frozen Winter Wonderland StageRead More

Pets for adoption: Della & Micha

Pets for adoption: Della & Micha

Local News December 19, 2015 at 5:47 pm 0 comments

Della is a Black Lab Mix waiting for a good home and Micha is a Siamese Mix also hoping to be adopted soon. Adoption fee for Della or Micha is $50 and includes their first set of vaccinations, spay/neuter and microchip. The Gnatty Branch Animal Shelter is open Tuesday thruRead More