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Rock n’ Roll Music Fest coming to Gatlinburg

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – “I wanna rock and roll all night.”. Fans of the popular music genre, Rock n’ Roll, are in for a treat at this year’s Monsters on the Mountain Music Festival. This 3-day rock experience will begin on Friday, August 19 and run...
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#47. Sevier County, TN

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 235 (231 new cases, -22% change from previous week) - Cumulative cases per 100k: 33,415 (32,830 total cases) --- 1.7% more cases per 100k residents than Tennessee - Cumulative deaths per 100k: 436 (428 total deaths) --- 9.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Tennessee - Population that is fully vaccinated: 51.0% (50,148 fully vaccinated)
SEVIER COUNTY, TN
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Top 10 Cool and Unusual Hotels in Gatlinburg 2022

This much-loved mountain town in eastern Tennessee is a gateway to the Smoky Mountains and a trendy vacation destination all in one. Here you can visit the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains National Park, hike the Appalachian Trail, raft in the Little Pigeon River and ski at Ober Gatlinburg. You’ll also find bears and other wildlife such as elk, coyotes and the spectacular synchronous fireflies display at the park in late May and early June.
GATLINBURG, TN
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Larry Gatlin headlines Gatlinburg Songwriters Festival

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - There is pickin’ and paintn’ at the Gatlinburg Songwriters Festival this weekend, with headline guest Larry Gatlin. The music is all weekend in downtown Gatlinburg and features music at nine different venues both Friday and Saturday. Gatlinburg Songwriters Festival will take place Aug. 18-21...
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Extremely potent ‘rainbow fentanyl’ found in Carolinas, police say

CHEROKEE, N.C. (FOX Carolina) - The Cherokee Indian Police Department arrested and charged two men for possession of a drug police say is 20 times stronger than fentanyl. According to the department, on Wednesday morning the narcotics team initiated a search at a home on Sam Brady Road in the Birdtown community for suspected drug activity.
CHEROKEE, NC
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Bible museum showcases the most rare Bibles in the world

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Some of the most rare Bibles you’ll find anywhere in the world are now in Pigeon Forge at the new Tennessee Bible Museum. Gene Albert gained a collection of Bibles for years and for the Jones family visiting Pigeon forge from Michigan, it was interesting to know more about how the scriptures were translated.
PIGEON FORGE, TN
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Search for missing Gatlinburg woman continues

A Silver Alert was issued for Claudene Whaley, 76, on August 8 by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. Knoxville Chief of Police announces creation of use …. Smoky Mountain Minute: Staying S.M.A.R.T. in the …. U.S. officials visit Oak Ridge National Laboratory. SSG Ryan Knauss honored at Gibbs High School...
GATLINBURG, TN
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SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Sevierville police officials said if you drink and drive, be ready to pay the cost. They started a holiday enforcement campaign Wednesday. Sgt. Caleb Brien and his fellow officers will hit the roads looking for impaired drivers over the coming weeks. “We are mobilizing more officers...
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Moonshine Run and lots of fun

In recent months tourists following their GPS directions have found themselves driving some of the backroads running from Interstate 40 through to Highway 321 on their way to Gatlinburg. Their route has taken them through the sharp curves and narrow roads called the Copper Head Run, Lindsey Gap, Caney Creek, Rooster Town Road and others. These are the same roads where, starting back in the ‘40s, cars loaded with boxes full of moonshine drove to get their product from the stills to their customers. This...
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Record-breaking year in economic impact for Rocky Top Sports World

GATLINBURG, TN -- For the second consecutive year, Rocky Top Sports World has set a new economic impact record. During their 8th year in business, the 80-acre multisport facility welcomed more than 149,000 athletes, spectators, families, and friends to Gatlinburg. The award-winning complex contributed $55.6 million in economic impact during the 2021- 2022 fiscal year, surpassing the previous record of $46.9 million set in 2020-2021.
GATLINBURG, TN
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Smoky Bears and Red Rebels kickoff ‘22 season with wins

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - The 2022 High School Football season is underway in East Tennessee. The season kicked off in Sevier County with a packed house and television audience looking in on the Rivalry Thursday opener. Todd Loveday’s Smoky Bears hosting Spencer Riley’s Jefferson County Patriots. Jeff Co. took the...
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