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"Magical" Night Walk Attraction Coming to Gatlinburg

Synchronous fireflies won't be the only things lighting up the Tennessee skies this summer. This week, Anakeesta announced a brand-new, nighttime immersive experience described as a "stellar journey of discovery." The first of its kind in the United States, the Lumina Night Walk will take guests on a journey to discover the wonder of the stars through projections, lighting, and music.

Tennessee baseball commit Dylan Loy won't be able to pitch if Pigeon Forge plays for state title

SMYRNA — The pitching game plan went out the window after the first inning for Pigeon Forge baseball in its 8-5 win against Forrest on Wednesday in the second round of the Class 2A state tournament. Tennessee commitment Dylan Loy got the start, but coach Mike Guinn intended to end his day after a single inning to preserve him for future games in  the double-elimination tournament. Then sophomore pitcher Trevan Myers gave up two runs in the bottom...

Arrests for May 26, 2022

The Macon County Sheriff’s Department, Franklin Police Department or Jackson County Sheriff’s Department made the following arrests May 13 – 21. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Macon County Sheriff’s Department. May 13. Robert Samuel Snyderbum, was charged with breaking...

Macon County Homicide Investigation Leads to Another Arrest

Macon County, NC -- May 25, 2022 : The Macon County Sheriff's Office is continuing to investigate the homicide of a woman reported missing on Friday May 20th. Lenore “Lenoka” Wilson of Otto, NC was arrested this evening in relation to the homicide. Sheriff Robert Holland states, “Our...

Fourth arrest made in connection with Macon County homicide investigation

MACON COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — A fourth person has been arrested and charged in connection with a Macon County homicide investigation. Lenore “Lenoka” Wilson, 42, of Otto, has been arrested and charged with two counts of felony kidnapping in connection to the homicide of an individual who was reported missing on Friday, May 20, 2022. Authorities have not yet released the name of the victim.

Black Bear Keeps People on Their Toes

Occurred on May 21, 2022 / Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, USA Info from Licensor: This took place this past weekend in Pigeon Forge with my friends for my other friend's wedding. The bride was there at the time of this video, with about 15 other people too. The mother bear came up to our cabin with her cubs following behind, shortly after we had been grilling outside and wandered around the cabin for about 5 minutes (we think she smelled the food and that’s why she came up). When the mother bear stepped on the deck everyone stopped in their tracks in shock but when she started running the panic set in and everyone started running to get back inside the cabin. The scream you hear can hear is from the bride. When everyone made it back inside safely, the bear stayed on the porch pacing around and left shortly after she realized no food was available for her.
FOX Carolina

Woman charged with possession while in jail sentenced to federal prison

SYLVA, N.C. (FOX Carolina) - A woman is sentenced to federal prison after being charged with possession of a controlled substance while in jail, according to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office. According to the Sheriff’s Office, 35-year-old Ashely Kay Heatherly was sentenced to serve 57 months in prison and...

Community Calendar for May 26, 2022

Manna Food Bank is now at Bethel United Methodist Church. To reserve a food box, call (828)634-1116 and leave a message with the following information: your first name and last initial; phone number to confirm pick-up time; number of people in your family; if there are allergies in the family; and any specialty items you might need, like diapers, etc. Pick up is at Bethel UMC, 81 Bethel Church Road, off Highlands Road.

Big Innings Lead No. 3 Samford Past No. 6 Western Carolina

Greenville, S.C. – Third-seeded Samford broke open a tie game in the home half of the third inning by pushing across 11 runs as a part of an offensive middle-inning rally on Wednesday night, handing sixth-seeded Western Carolina a 22-3 loss in seven innings at Fluor Field in the second round of the 2022 Southern Conference Baseball Championship presented by Holston Gases.

Holbrooks wins race for sheriff

Brent Holbrooks was surrounded by family and friends at the Rathskeller in Franklin Tuesday night when the final precinct in Macon County reported voting totals for the 2022 Primary Election. Holbrooks, who has worked in law enforcement for more than 20 years, trailed Dereck Jones for most of the nights as results began to roll into the Macon County Board of Elections Office.

The Kessler Collection Reveals Plans for $150 Million+ Mixed-use Development in in Cashiers, N.C.

The Kessler Collection, a portfolio of 12 artistically inspired boutique hotels, continues expansion throughout the Southeast announcing a $150 million+ small scale mixed-use village development in Cashiers, N.C., designed by architect and town planner Christian B. Sottile.*. Focused on the conservation and preservation of the town's character, Cashiers East Village...