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Armadillo in the Smokies? Scientists explain its appearance

GSMNP, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Scientists gathered together at the Discover Life in America event held in Gatlinburg to learn and discuss the impact of climate change on the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.


Tennessee now has an official state dog

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (CLARKSVILLENOW) – The the bluetick coonhound has been designated as the official state dog of Tennessee. The bill was signed into law this week by Governor Bill Lee.


The Longest Pedestrian Suspension Bridge In The U.S. Is Set To Open This Spring

This one’s for you, thrill-seekers: The longest pedestrian-only suspension bridge in the United States is set to open soon in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. At 680 feet long, the Gatlinburg SkyBridge promises stunning views of the magical Smoky Mountains. For added excitement, see-through panels are install


First look at Dolly Parton's new pirate dinner theater in Pigeon Forge

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. — We're getting the first look at Dolly Parton's new dinner theater opening in the Smokies. Construction is underway on Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show in Pigeon Forge.


Gov. Bill Lee visits Cocke County

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee paid a visit to Cocke County hosted by the Cocke County Partnership. State Rep. Jeremy Faison of Cosby said Lee has a reputation in Nashville as “genuine, real and approachable.”


Sevier County deputies investigating trailer theft

Sheriff's deputies in Sevier County are asking for any public assistance as they investigate a stolen trailer. Sevier County Sheriff's Office posted on their Facebook Wednesday that a trailer was stolen on Monday, March 18 from the area of Henry Town Road.


Gay Tennessee high schoolers attend prom together, homophobes be damned

As they prepared to attend their first prom together last year, boyfriends Pedro Reyes and Evan McKenna faced both homophobes and allies in their rural community of Morristown, Tennessee. Now they’re sharing their story in solidarity with other LGBTQ+ youth.


Believe it or not | $5 million later, Ripley's is completely new again

GATLINBURG, Tenn. — Ripley's Believe It or Not has changed everything-- inside and out! After an eight-month, $5 million renovation, the Gatlinburg attraction is like new. General Manager Suzanne DeSear said the museum has changed out about 95 percent of its exhibits and added more than 3,000 square


The F Word: Fentanyl emerging as a scourge across Tennessee

MIDDLE TENNESSEE (WKRN) - Danny Schaeffer is in the business of dealing with bad things. Fentanyl is one of them. Schaeffer is the EMS director in Cheatham County, which is feeling the impact of the synthetic opioid. “We've had three confirmed deaths this year off of fentanyl,” he told News 2 recent


Sevier County Resident Arrested for Tax Evasion

SEVIERVILLE - The Special Investigations Section of the Tennessee Department of Revenue conducted the investigation that led to the indictment and arrest of Wyatt Wrege Bunch for tax evasion. Revenue special agents arrested Bunch, 37, at Jayell Ranch on 1131 Jayell Road, in Sevierville. Bond was set


Woman charged with having ‘disorderly home’

A Newport woman has been charged with maintaining a disorderly house following a recent incident. Newport patrol officer Jordan Douglas said he was patrolling Lincoln Avenue and numbered streets in the area on Tuesday when he observed a female run into a residence on Eighth Street.


One of Tennessee's best visits LSU

It’s been a busy spring for the LSU staff hosting unofficial visitors. One of the best in the Volunteer State made his way to Baton...


TN Lottery: $150,000 Powerball winner is from Knoxville

Last night's exciting Powerball drawing produced more than 66,000 winning tickets, including a $150,000 winner in Knoxville. But the jackpot continues to grow to $750 million for Wednesday night.


Eat pasta and help raise scholarship money

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Sevier County will raise money for scholarships this week during a pasta dinner. Sevier County Partners in Progress Education Foundation will host a Pasta Dinner and live auction on Thursday. The money will benefit scholarships to local students provided by Partners in P


KPD: Fatal traffic accident on I-40 East early Saturday morning

KNOXVILLE, Tenn (WATE) - KPD is investigating a fatal traffic accident on I-40 East near Papermill Rd. early Saturday morning. There is one reported death involved with this accident, and the investigation is still ongoing.


Avast! Dolly’s Pirate Voyage taking shape

Dolly Parton is making good on staking her claim in Pigeon Forge with the construction of the Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show, her newest attraction in the Smokies, and the treasure – buried and otherwise – already has begun to arrive and take shape at the venue.


Harrah’s making bid for Asheville civic center naming rights

Harrah’s, the hotel and casino company that operates two casinos for the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians in far Western North Carolina, is making a bid for the naming rights to what is now known as the U.S. Cellular Center in Asheville.


Happy Happy Happy Birthday Cas!

March 23 is a BrianHornback.Com Holiday. One that we will always honor, 117 years ago today, Orton Caswell “Cas” Walker was born in Sevier County, TN. He was a grocer businessman, a promoter and a politician all three great roles. BUT, let us never forget he was the Ole Coon hunter.


County approves four-year property reappraisal plan

The Blount County Commission approved a plan from the Property Assessor’s Office to reappraise properties over the next four years. State law requires a countywide reappraisal on a periodic basis to keep assessments in line with market values. Blount County is on a four-year cycle.


Casey, Blue Devils turn back Trailblazers

ERWIN—Keaton Casey racked up 12 strikeouts and Brett Strother tallied three RBIs on Saturday, lifting Unicoi County past Daniel Boone for a 6-4 victory in non-conference baseball play.