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Great Smokies sees 4th fatality this year after weekend multivehicle accident

GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK - In the fourth death this year in the national park on the North Carolina-Tennessee border, a man was killed and several were injured Saturday in a multivehicle collision on Newfound Gap Road, according to park rangers.

CITIZEN TIMES - 2018-07-16 15:33:00

Trio arrested following drug bust

Of those arrested were Logan Daniel Black, 22, 4th Street, Breanna Marie Lindsey, 24, Blue Mill Drive, and Christopher Joe Toby, 40, 4th Street.

CITIZEN TRIBUNE - 2018-07-17 09:00:00

Authorities looking for missing couple

William Casey Huffman told Newport Capt. Amy Gentry on Saturday his parents, Charles Raymond Martin, 81, and Mary Lou Martin, 83, could be missing or in danger.

CITIZEN TRIBUNE - 2018-07-16 16:10:00

Bribery attempt leads to felony charge

SEVIERVILLE -- That escalated quickly. A local man allegedly turned a DUI arrest into a felony charge when he tried to bribe the highway patrolman who pulled him over early Sunday morning.Jonathan Brock Bowers, 23, of 615 Green Ridge Road in Sevierville, was allegedly on the wrong side of New Era Ro

MOUNTAIN PRESS - 2018-07-17 05:45:00

Hamblen County Sheriff's Office responds to an individual barricaded inside house.

Top Local StoriesHamblen County Sheriff's Office responds to an individual barricaded inside houseBurchett, Matlock clash over ads as GOP Congressional primary nearsPolice search for missing Townsend man with autismHamblen Co. (WATE) - The Hamblen County Sheriff's Office is reporting that an individ

WATE - 2018-07-16 23:16:57

CCSO: Newport man survives heroin overdose

NEWPORT—A Newport man is alive today after police reports say he overdosed, but was revived after the use of Narcan on Saturday, July 14.

CITIZEN TRIBUNE - 2018-07-17 09:00:00

Mother Nature didn’t have a hand in this one

Any time I drive along Little River Road in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and see people gathered around The Sinks, I think to myself: “Do they realize how fake this place is?”

KNOXVILLE NEWS SENTINEL - 2018-07-17 12:00:00

Car dealership removes Native American statue after 50 years

Pat Grimes, owner of Harry's, said he received offers to buy the statue but felt that the museum was best for it.

WATAUGA DEMOCRAT - 2018-07-15 17:44:00

Madison's 2020 property tax revaluation ready to start

“This is probably one of the most serious things we will be doing over the next few years,” Commissioner Norris Gentry said when discussing the options. “I prefer going with someone we know, who has a good track record, and we have had a good experience with in the past.”

CITIZEN TIMES - 2018-07-16 12:30:00

Sevierville police search for missing 25-year-old man

SEVIERVILLE, Tennessee (WVLT) --Sevierville police are searching for a 25-year-old man who went missing on Monday afternoon.Brenden Hartlove was last seen wearing a black shirt and tan shorts before he went missing out of the Townsend area. Brendon is described as "mildly autistic."If you see Brende

WVLT.TV - 2018-07-16 19:04:00

Back to School Blessing event at NCC July 28

A Back to School Blessing event will be held from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m., July 28, at New Covenant Church (NCC) in Clyde.NCC, who is partnered with Clyde Elementary School, has a goal to give out 500 backpacks away to children, Kindergarten through fifth grade, in Haywood county."500 backpacks was our orig

THE MOUNTAINEER - 2018-07-16 19:42:00

Rest in peace, Tommy Hall

SO LONG, TOMMY – Tommy Hall, a Pisgah football icon and vastly respected member of the Canton community, passed away last Thursday from cancer.

THE MOUNTAINEER - 2018-07-16 10:00:00

Fatal accident in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

BRYSON CITY, N.C. (WLOS) - A road in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is closed after a fatal accident Saturday afternoon.Park Rangers say in a release they responded to a multi-vehicle crash on Newfound Gap Road at about 3:30 p.m. Saturday.One fatality has been reported and multiple people w


Over 500 sick after E Coli outbreak spreads at Tennessee adventure park

E coli outbreak at the CLIMB Works zipline canopy tour in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, after at least 548 visitors reported side effects to the virus after zip lining at the park." class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)--sm Mt(0.8em)--sm">Investigators are working to determine the exact cause of a

YAHOO! - 2018-07-16 00:00:00

Cutting loose at Base Camp on the Go

As kid after kid came through the section of an obstacle course that required them to leap and touch a line, Miller gave his best faux-sneeze and pushed the line upward, just out of reach.

THE MOUNTAINEER - 2018-07-16 10:00:00

Haywood County woman seeks answers while car trapped inside damaged auto shop

Bricks are scattered across the building’s entrance, the garage doors are jammed into new crevasses and the roof looks to be caving in where the truck hit. A fence around the building warns of the structure’s instability, but that’s exactly where Benge’s car still is, 10 feet up, behind the remains


SRCA purchases 6.3 acres for expansion

The Shining Rock Classical Academy board voted on Friday to purchase 6.3 acres of land that will offer space for the school to expand its campus.The land, purchased from a private seller, is located at 3750 Crabtree Road in Waynesville, immediately past the Pilot truck stop on N.C. 209. It's about 7

THE MOUNTAINEER - 2018-07-16 06:00:00

One dead, six in hospital after fatal, multi-vehicle crash at GSMNP

Park rangers said one person is dead and several others are in the hospital after a multi-vehicle wreck in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Saturday afternoon.Officials said the wreck happened around 3:30 p.m. on Newfound Gap Road.The park said the collision involved four vehicles, including


Burglar bear breaks into family's car, steals their sweets

"We started yelling and trying to scare it off. When that didn't work, my mom threw a can at the car and it walked away," he said.


Woman charged for alleged role in selling pot near WMS

A woman is facing multiple felonies for allegedly facilitating the sale marijuana to an eighth grader near Waynesville Middle School.Dusty Michelle Forney, 36, was originally charged in the alleged incident back on February, but her case was bumped up to Superior Court on Monday afternoon when a Hay