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Miss Olivia's Table closing after nearly 20 years

MARYVILLE, Tenn. — She's known for her chicken salad, sweet tea, and southern hospitality. You may also know Miss Olivia as a cooking guest on Live at Five at Four. After over 19 years, she is closing her Maryville restaurant, 'Miss Olivia's Table.'. Located in an old house on...
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Chesterfield Fire releases new information on firefighter who died during North Carolina water rescue course

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — The Chesterfield Fire Department has released new information surrounding the Chesterfield Firefighter/Paramedic, 41-year-old Alicia Monahan, who died while off-duty teaching a swift water rescue training course in the Nantahala River in North Carolina. Monahan was a part of the Clover Hill Fire Station and provided more than 11 years of […]
NBC Dallas-Fort Worth

Dolly Parton's Tour Bus Is Accepting Reservations for Overnight Stays

Want to tumble out of bed and stumble into Dolly Parton's kitchen?. The country star is now taking reservations for overnight stays on her former tour bus, which is currently parked at her Dollywood DreamMore Resort & Spa in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Parton's beloved home on the road, known as...

Two Pigeon Forge attractions adding new additions

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – Two longtime attractions in Pigeon Forge have added new sights to see this summer. The Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud adds a comedic twist on one of American history’s most infamous feuds, sending guests back in time with a night of fun, laughter, and food. Enjoy a 4-course meal before the show even starts. If you look closely, you might see your server join the act, too.
Smoky Mountain News

Fourth of July in the Smokies

Nothing says summer more than the Fourth of July, and in Western North Carolina, we celebrate Independence Day with gusto. Between majestic fireworks, sizzling hot dogs and hamburgers, cotton candy, games, live music and craft demonstrations, there’s a little bit of everything for any and all. So, grab your lawn chair, sunglasses and adventurous spirit, and enjoy this special weekend.

Inside Dolly Parton’s eye-popping ‘Gypsy Wagon’ tour bus you can rent for $10K

Dolly Parton is offering fans a sleepover inside her extravagantly decorated tour bus that’s fit for a country queen. The tour bus, nicknamed Suite 1986 at Dollywood DreamMore Resort & Spa in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, is now taking reservations. “(I) decided to retire it because I wasn’t touring that much anymore and it just was sitting there,” Parton told the Knox News Sentinel. “And I thought this could be put to really good use.” The customized tour bus sleeps two and will cost guests $10,000 for a two-night stay. The reservation also includes a DreamMore Resort guest room to accommodate up to...

Fourth and Gill Tour of Homes and Secret Gardens 2022, Part Two

We pick up the tour at 605 Caswell, just across from 610 where yesterday’s article ended. Built in 1905, the home went through multiple hands, with owners sometimes staying as little as a year. In 1919, the Preston family moved in with their children, one of whom, Edwin S., would eventually become “minister and president of Hall-Moody College, now the University of Tennessee, Martin.