Making it through winters here in the Smokies region isn’t that big a deal. The lower elevations where most live don’t normally get a lot of snow and the temperatures only occasionally dip below zero. However, once you get as far north as Boone or Blacksburg, Va., that scenario starts to change drastically. The early
News and information from Cherokee, North Carolina, a tourist community located on the border of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Superstar R&B singer Alicia Keys will make her first area appearance at a March 27 concert at Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center. Tickets will go on sale Saturday through the Ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000. The prices are $55 balcony, $75 upper floor and $105 floor, plus service charges. The 8 p.m. concert is open to
Far removed from the whirring, pinging and dinging of slot machines and the cheers and moans at the card tables, the quiet, serene Mandara Spa pampers individuals who hit the jackpot or need to soothe themselves after rolling the dice and losing at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort. The 18,000-square-foot spa, which opened in December, was
Highway officials hope to have a time and cost estimate within the next week for the work that is needed to repair the section of U.S. 441 that was destroyed in a landslide last week. The Park service chief of facility management, Charles Sellars declared. “It is a significant slide. It’s going to take us
Unto These Hills is the second oldest outdoor historical drama in the United States, opening on July 1, 1950 in Cherokee, North Carolina. Since then over six million visitors have been delighted by Unto These Hills. Only The Lost Colony outdoor drama in Manteo, North Carolina has run longer. The drama tells the story of
Help wanted signs aren’t too common these days. But there’s an anomaly here in the far end of the state, where Harrah’s Cherokee Casino and Resort is in the throes of a $633 million expansion, one that will bring 800 new jobs to an otherwise desolate labor market. >> Read Full Article
A new visitor center and museum recently opened in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park giving visitors a glimpse into the human history of the Great Smokies. Located on the North Carolina side of the park the new Oconaluftee Visitor Center at 6,300 suare feet, is close to four times the size of the old