Gatlinburg adopts new ordinance on store front displays
GATLINBURG, Tenn. (WVLT) - Gatlinburg passed a new ordinance this week that could change the town’s look. The city said they want to make Gatlinburg safer and more pleasing to the eyes. City leaders said they are trying to return Gatlinburg to its roots as a quaint mountain town.
You Can Stay Inside a Stack of Pancakes in Tennessee
The pancake capital of the south is located in Tennessee, and now you can stay inside a literal short stack!. Did you know that Gatlinburg, Tennessee was also known as the "Pancake Capital of the South?" It's true! And if you've ever been to Gatlinburg, you know that you can find pancakes being served up just about everywhere you look. Something about being in the mountains just makes you want the classic American breakfast of pancakes and bacon. But now the Pancake Capital of the South has teamed up with Eggo to bring you the chance to stay inside a literal short stack.
The Little-Known History Behind the Name ‘Pigeon Forge’ in TN
Local shares the surprising reason the town was named Pigeon Forge. It’s not uncommon to wonder what Pigeon Forge was before it became the tourist town it is today. It’s possible, I think, if you get into remote and old enough parts of the forest, to visualize what the first settlers saw in the deep woods. But, so much has changed I don’t think we can really properly understand that world.
3 Surprising Facts About Buc-ee’s That Will Make You Love It Even More
Lesser-known fun facts about the world’s most beloved travel center: Buc-ee’s. As the self-proclaimed preeminent Buc-ee’s journalist East of the Mississippi, I’ve certainly learned a lot about the cathedral to convenience. And frankly, I’m also happy to spread the gospel of the greatest gas station ever conceived by man. Just ask the folks at the paper of record in Ft. Worth Texas.
Season-ending loss shows ‘it means more’ for Cosby seniors
COSBY — University High’s Pete Boynewicz ran wide open down the court, then rose for a slam. He brought the ball down in a one-handed windmill dunk, putting the Bucs ahead 73-38 in the Region 1-A semifinals on Tuesday night. “And that was what got them,” said Eagles coach Brian Stewart later. “In that moment, how could you not know?” ...
Multiple crashes back up I-40 traffic near Candler
BUNCOMBE COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — Several reported wrecks along Interstate 40 snarled traffic in Buncombe and Haywood counties on Friday afternoon. North Carolina State Highway Patrol said four crashes between Mile Marker 34-37 in the eastbound lanes closed the road for a time. The lanes have since reopened. Troopers...
Lady Red one win from state after first regional title in 36 years
KODAK — With 11.9 seconds left in the fourth quarter of Wednesday’s Region 2-3A championship game, Northview’s Josie Horner stopped near the top of the key. As she brought the ball over her head, Cocke County sophomore Blakelyn Clevenger took a step to her left, already sensing what would come next. Sure enough, eyeing teammate Reagan Brown, Horner whipped a pass over the outstretched arms of a leaping Karmine Carmichael. ...
Are you the Next Mrs. America? Mrs. Tennessee State Pageant to be Held in Sevierville April 27th
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Have you ever thought about entering a pageant? This might be the perfect time for you. The Tennessee America pageants supports women that champion a platform bigger than a crown. Titleholders experience one-of-a-kind opportunities and have a huge impact on their state of country. Recently, these queens presented on the House of Representatives floor for their contributions during their year and briefly spoke to the representatives about their platforms.
Cocke County early voting finishes 4th-highest in state; Primary election March 5
Cocke County early voting ended Tuesday, Feb. 27 for the March 5 primary, finishing the day by posting its highest single-day vote tally over the course of the 12-day voting period that began on Feb. 14. Those unable to vote during the early voting period can still get to the polls to cast their votes on election day, Tuesday March 5, in the presidential primaries and the local race for the Republican nomination for county property assessor. ...
CCSO: Woman's body found in Del Rio area of Cocke County, officials asking for help in identifying
COCKE COUNTY, Tenn — The Cocke County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help to identify a woman found dead in the Del Rio area of the county. The woman's body was found about 3 p.m. Friday about 15 feet down an embankment off Punkton Road, according to a release from Sheriff C.J. Ball.
Dollywood’s I Will Always Love You Music Festival: What You Need to Know
Dollywood is kicking off their 2024 season on March 9 with the new I Will Always Love You Music Festival! This festival celebrates the art of songwriting with vibrant sights and sounds throughout the theme park. There’s something for everyone to enjoy, from dazzling art installations to savory flavors to high-energy performances! Here’s everything you can expect to experience at Dollywood’s I Will Always Love You Music Festival this season.
The coldest February in Cocke County history—and the warmest
Stacker compiled a list of the warmest and coldest Februaries in each county's history using data from the National Centers for Environmental Information.
CDC shortens COVID-19 isolation period, local experts back decision
HAYWOOD COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — Some big changes when it comes to COVID-19 isolation requirements are now officially in place. On Friday, the CDC announced that those who test positive no longer need to stay in isolation for five days. Health officials said people can go back to work and regular activities as long as their symptoms are mild and improving and it’s been a day since they’ve had a fever.
Veteran brings her passion for soap to Newport
After retiring from the military in 2014, Shanna Gaona was diagnosed with PTSD and fibromyalgia. That's when she started diving into essential oils to help heal.
Local man with felony warrants arrested by JCSD after pursuit
A man well-known to local and area law enforcement was arrested Friday night in Jefferson County after a pursuit. According to a social media post by the Jefferson County Sheriff Department (JCSD), a silver Subaru Forester matched the description of a vehicle believed to be driven by Joshua Pittenturf, 25, — who had multiple warrants out of Cocke County — was spotted in the area of Highway 25E and Nina Road. ...
Mayor declares day of mourning after death of Sevier County commissioner
Sevier County Mayor Larry Waters declared March 1, 2024 a day of mourning to remember the life of Sevier County Commissioner Chuck Godfrey.
Man vindicated by arrest in sister’s 2021 death in Sevier County
The brother of a Sevier County woman who died in 2021 is finally starting to get answers about her death nearly two and half years later.
THP sets sobriety checkpoint on US 321
The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint on US 321 (Wears Valley) at the Foothills Parkway entrance in Sevier County on Friday, March 1. Troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated by drivers who are driving impaired/driving under the influence in the State of Tennessee. The Tennessee Highway Patrol has found sobrietycheckpoints to be an effective means of enforcing DUI laws of Tennessee while ensuring the protections of all motorists.
Tennessee horse tests positive for rabies
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) - A horse in Tennessee tested positive for rabies after being killed, the Tennessee State Veterinarian confirmed on Wednesday. In October of last year, The Tennessee Department of Agriculture said a horse in Cocke County was euthanized after presenting neurological symptoms. An autopsy report revealed the horse had rabies.