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Rocky Fork State Park soft opening Hikers' Jamboree slated for May 2

Rocky Fork State Park soft opening Hikers' Jamboree slated for May 2

April 7th, 2015 2:32 pm by Tony Casey

On Saturday, May 2, the general public will finally be let loose to explore the state's newest park. That will be the day of the First Annual Hikers' Jamboree, where people of all ages are welcome to take part in a sun-up-to-sun-down day of events, includ

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Unicoi County 4-H team honored for inspiring hikers to hit trails

Unicoi County 4-H team honored for inspiring hikers to hit trails

April 5th, 2015 9:44 pm by Brad Hicks

The Unicoi County 4-H GPS Team has spent a number of hours traversing the trails of Unicoi County, assessing the vistas, features and accessibility of each to determine which trails would offer hikers the best experiences.

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Local author's latest book features region's fire towers

Local author's latest book features region's fire towers

April 5th, 2015 9:31 pm by John Thompson

Anyone who has done much hiking in the mountains of this region has probably come across an old fire tower.

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I have far too many running medals

April 2nd, 2015 9:12 am by Tony Casey

Let me preface what I'm going to say next with my acknowledgement that completing a foot race of any distance, from 5K to a full marathon and beyond is an accomplishment and deserving of all due credit.

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'Tis the season for sneezin'

'Tis the season for sneezin'

March 22nd, 2015 9:25 pm by Jessica Fuller

Friday was the long-awaited first day of spring as residents begin to replace scarves for shorts.But for many, it's time to break out the allergy medication.

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Corker, Alexander-sponsored Tennessee Wilderness Act gets reintroduced

Corker, Alexander-sponsored Tennessee Wilderness Act gets reintroduced

March 17th, 2015 9:06 pm by Tony Casey

The time is now for Tennessee's Wilderness Act.

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Photos: Cabela's progress

March 17th, 2015 4:08 pm by Contributed to the Press

Airlifted air conditioning for new outdoors store in Bristol, Va.

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UPDATE: Lederer and Penny repeat as Chasing Snakes 10k winners

UPDATE: Lederer and Penny repeat as Chasing Snakes 10k winners

March 14th, 2015 10:54 am by Tony Casey

The 7th annual Chasing Snakes 10K had a wet finish, but winner J Penny crossed the line just 3 seconds off the course record.

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Black bears beginning to emerge; large population expected in East Tennessee

Black bears beginning to emerge; large population expected in East Tennessee

March 11th, 2015 1:26 pm by Associated Press

Bear tracks have already been spotted in some areas in the Smoky Mountains

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Bays Mountain ready to add to wolf population

Bays Mountain ready to add to wolf population

March 10th, 2015 12:14 pm by Matthew Lane, NET News Service

Bays Mountain Park's wolf program first began in 1992 with the arrival of three 6-month-old pups.

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