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Kingsport Times-News

Townsend will host 40th Smoky Mountain Scottish Festival & Games

TOWNSEND — The Smoky Mountain Scottish Festival & Games, a celebration of Scottish culture and history, will take place May 21-22 in its new home at the Townsend Visitor Center (7906 East Lamar Alexander Parkway). The celebration features 57 clans and historical societies, Celtic entertainment, children’s activities, competitions, food...
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Pigeon Forge Ice Cream Shop Will Give You the Coolest Buzz EVER

Have you ever had Alcohol-Infused Ice Cream? There's an ice cream shop in Pigeon Forge that is serving up some of the yummiest alcoholic frozen treats. We are gonna guarantee you have never had an experience like this before. If you love alcohol and frozen desserts you are gonna love this place. Here's their mission;
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Best mini golf in Gatlinburg: 6 top attractions, ranked [2022]

It’s funny the things that we carry with us. When I was a kid in Northern Indiana, mini golf was all the rage. In fact, Putt-Putt specifically was so ubiquitous that the brand name became the generic term for the activity. Even today, not having seen a Putt-Putt course...

Best BBQ in Pigeon Forge: Our top 5 restaurants, ranked

There are some paths in life you can undertake lightly. Like macramé or crocheting, dip a toe in the water and see whether or not you like it. Other paths are a lifetime commitment, like buying a bird from Parrot Mountain. Once you’ve gone down the path, it’s nearly impossible to get back out.
Smoky Mountain News

Craft beer catalyst: Mountain Layers Brewing celebrates five years

It’s early Thursday afternoon, and though the Memorial Day Weekend summer kickoff is still a couple weeks away, the two-story taproom of Mountain Layers Brewing in downtown Bryson City is buzzing with locals and visitors alike. “We feel very blessed to be here and live in this part of...

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WLOS — A Macon County Road has reopened after a landslide caused a closure for most of the day Sunday. Officials say heavy rains Saturday night contributed to the landslide across Wayah Road, just northwest of Franklin. Crews from Macon and Clay County were on hand to clear the debris.

Your Guide to the Local Goat New American Restaurant in Pigeon Forge

If you’ve ever driven past this Pigeon Forge restaurant on the Parkway, you’ll always notice the same thing: The parking lot is always full! On any given day, the Local Goat has rows of spaces filled with cars and hungry diners ready to enjoy a delicious meal. Are you interested in learning more about this restaurant that so many visitors and locals go to every day? Here’s your guide to the Local Goat New American Restaurant in Pigeon Forge:

Immunocompromised mother, son allegedly refused service at ice cream shop for wearing masks

Andrew Fogarty just wanted some ice cream. So did his mom, Lindsay Fogarty, and her fiancé, Joshua Thomas. They'd driven seven hours from their hometown in Virginia to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee (home of Dolly Parton's "Dollywood"), because Andrew, 10, a boy with autism and a deep interest in all things Titantic, wanted to visit the local museum dedicated to the doomed luxury liner.

Macon County road reopened after overnight landslide closes it for most of day

MACON COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — A road in Macon County has been reopened Sunday afternoon, May 15, following an overnight landslide. An alert from the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) Sunday morning said both directions of SR-1310 (Wayah Road) in Macon County, northwest of Franklin, were closed near Winding Stairs Road due to a road obstruction.

WCU’s Kirk Roach Selected to SoCon Hall of Fame

Spartanburg, S.C. – A three-time NCAA All-America selection and one of only three players in conference history to earn All-Southern Conference plaudits all four years, Western Carolina's Kirk Roach was today announced as the second member of the Southern Conference Hall of Fame Class of 2022. Roach is the...
Tryon Daily Bulletin

Trevor’s Gift benefit golf tourney set for May 20

The 2022 Trevor’s Gift Golf Tournament will be held Friday at Links O’Tryon in Campobello. The tournament is sponsored by the nonprofit Trevor’s Gift, a local organization that funds scholarships to Western Carolina University for students wishing to study criminal justice. The organization is named for Polk...

Soup sales raise money for Sevier County charities

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (WVLT) - The Old Mill and Citizens National Bank gathered on Friday to present a check to Sevier County Food Ministries and Smoky Mountain Area Rescue Ministries. In February, the Old Mill sold bowls of soup at Citizens National Bank locations in Sevier County to benefit the...