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5-year-old Buddy Backpacker passes through Erwin on record-breaking hike

5-year-old Buddy Backpacker passes through Erwin on record-breaking hike

November 22nd, 2013 9:34 pm by Tony Casey

As his parents were calculating just how many more miles they had on their journey on the Appalachian Trail, 5-year-old Christian Thomas, or Buddy Backpacker as he’s known on the trail, blurted out that they had 500 miles to go.

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Here comes the Tweetsie Trail

Here comes the Tweetsie Trail

November 21st, 2013 1:59 pm by Gary B. Gray

Shovels hit the ground Wednesday kicking off the first phase of East Tennessee’s first “Rails-to-Trails” project — the Tweetsie Trail — a 10-mile pedestrian-friendly path from Johnson City to Elizabethton.

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Hunter injured by fall from tree stand in SW Virginia

Hunter injured by fall from tree stand in SW Virginia

November 20th, 2013 7:30 am by Wes Bunch, NET News Service

A Southwest Virginia man was taken to an area hospital for treatment Tuesday after he was injured in a hunting accident in Scott County.

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Tennessee gun season for deer opens Saturday

Tennessee gun season for deer opens Saturday

November 18th, 2013 7:40 am by Associated Press

According to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, hunters may harvest one antlered buck per day until the statewide bag limit of three is reached.

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Season coming to close for TVA campgrounds

Season coming to close for TVA campgrounds

November 12th, 2013 7:58 am by Associated Press

TVA campgrounds on Cherokee, Douglas, Melton Hill and Wilson dam reservations will close Monday, as will Foster Falls campground in Marion County.

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Boone Lake boaters staying level headed through water depth drop

Boone Lake boaters staying level headed through water depth drop

November 10th, 2013 9:31 pm by Tony Casey

Although he didn’t see it coming, Doug Sams, owner of Rockingham Marina, said he’s well prepared for the Tennessee Valley Authority’s work on Boone Lake’s dam gate system.

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Atlanta Marathon winner J Penny honed talent in area road races

Atlanta Marathon winner J Penny honed talent in area road races

November 2nd, 2013 11:03 pm by Tony Casey

Former David Crockett and ETSU runner J Penny won the Atlanta Marathon in October, finishing in 2:39.04, almost 12 minutes ahead of his nearest competitor.

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New place to rest, more while enjoying Fire Tower trail opens

New place to rest, more while enjoying Fire Tower trail opens

October 31st, 2013 9:39 pm by Brad Hicks

Since it opened a couple of years ago, the Pinnacle Fire Tower Trail has remained one of the most popular hiking and biking destinations in Northeast Tennessee.

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Hiking, backpacking philosophies differ greatly

October 24th, 2013 11:00 am by Johnny Molloy

Hiking and backpacking enthusiasts run the gamut in their methodology. On one end are the so-called backpacking purists and on the other end of the spectrum is the make-do backpacker.

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Carter Co. hermit's gravestone along Appalachian Trail needs repair

Carter Co. hermit's gravestone along Appalachian Trail needs repair

October 23rd, 2013 11:05 am by John Thompson

Uncle Nick's epitaph notes that he “lived alone, suffered alone, died alone.”

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