Johnson City Press Saturday, July 4, 2015
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Smokies close trails, campsites after teen attacked by bear

Smokies close trails, campsites after teen attacked by bear

June 7th, 2015 2:16 pm by Associated Press

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park has closed several trails and backcountry campsites after a 16-year-old boy was attacked by a black bear in the Hazel Creek section of the part in North Carolina.

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Roan Groan grows: 25 miles added for 35th running of race

June 4th, 2015 9:42 pm by Dave Ongie, Press Staff Writer

The Roan Groan has been around for 35 years, but the addition of 25 miles to this year's bicycle race promises to be a real game changer.

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The tale of the (former) 625-pound runner

The tale of the (former) 625-pound runner

June 4th, 2015 9:37 am by Tony Casey

If you needed a little extra motivation to get out the door and log your run, reading about Derek Mitchell might be just the ticket.

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Cherokee rangers offer programs for campers

Cherokee rangers offer programs for campers

June 3rd, 2015 9:52 am by John Thompson

Rangers with the Cherokee National Forest will be offering free and family-friendly programs this summer.

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The Beer Mile: There will be vomit

The Beer Mile: There will be vomit

May 28th, 2015 9:02 am by Tony Casey

Before I go any further, I want to point out that this took place at a safe location with many sober people and designated drivers available. Not one of my fellow competitors has anything resembling a drinking addiction - if anything, they have a mild add

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A tale of 2 lakes: Boone suffers, Watauga flourishes for Memorial Day weekend

A tale of 2 lakes: Boone suffers, Watauga flourishes for Memorial Day weekend

May 23rd, 2015 9:52 pm by Jessica Fuller

For lakes and marinas in the area, this summer might be the best of times and the worst of times, but Memorial Day weekend still managed to draw out the crowds.

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The benefits of having a lake monster

The benefits of having a lake monster

May 21st, 2015 10:46 am by Tony Casey

The Tennessee Valley Authority could use a monster, or the inkling of a monster, right now in Boone Lake, to bring out boaters, explorers, scientists and recreational types.

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Bear activity shuts down campground at Clarks Creek

Bear activity shuts down campground at Clarks Creek

May 20th, 2015 5:23 pm by Staff Reports

The Washington County Emergency Communication Center confirmed reports of bear activity at the Clarks Creek campground in Jonesborough.

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Carter County's Roan Groan is one of nation's biggest elevation gains

Carter County's Roan Groan is one of nation's biggest elevation gains

May 19th, 2015 9:49 pm by John Thompson

For the 35th straight year, the Roan Groan Bicycle Race has been challenging some of the nation's best bicycle racers, and this year the race will be event tougher for the top competitors.

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Tennessee Aquarium crews release sturgeons back into Tennessee River

Tennessee Aquarium crews release sturgeons back into Tennessee River

May 16th, 2015 4:00 pm by Kendi Anderson, Times Free Press

The prehistoric-looking lake sturgeon swam up and down the Tennessee River until 1961, when they disappeared.

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