It’s not your everyday crime. Bears broke into a Gatlinburg woman’s car. Kathy Gafford sent the WATE 6 On Your Side newsroom pictures of two bears climbing inside her car while she was working at a cabin along Ski Line Drive. “The baby was sitting in the passenger seat. The mama was sitting in that
News and information about tourist communities bordering the Great Smokies such as Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Cherokee and Maggie Valley.
Below is a short interview with the Smoky Mountain Angler, a fly fishing service based in Gatlinburg, TN. If you’re looking to give fly fishing a try during your next trip to the Smokies be sure and give them a call… 1) Can you give everyone a brief background on your business and
The Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage is an annual five-day event in Great Smoky Mountains National Park consisting of a variety of wildflower, fauna, and natural history walks, motorcades, photographic tours, art classes, and indoor seminars. Most programs are outdoors in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, while indoor offerings are held in various venues throughout Gatlinburg, TN.
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
The year was 1912 and the women of Pi Beta Phi were celebrating the 45th anniversary of their sorority’s founding. In honor of the occasion, they began an educational project in the form of a settlement school in the Gatlinburg area. The women understood the craftsmanship of the locals was their opportunity to develop a
A relatively young East Tennessee company is launching a program to give back to the community, and it’s asking for the public’s help. Sugarlands Distilling Company, which makes moonshine and is based in Gatlinburg, opened its doors in March of 2014. With the start of the new year, the distillery has launched its new charitable
During his thirty years tracking lost souls through the Smokies and beyond McCarter rescued twenty-six people, many of them children. These days he’s still in the mountains, often thinking about those he found—and the few he didn’t. The last lost boy he found was named Phillip Roman. Phillip, who was ten years old, had wandered away from
As the Autumn colors descend upon the Great Smoky Mountains, throughout the month of October we’ll be sharing great spots to view the Fall colors in the park. Some may be popular and highly-visited locations while others may be less well-known. Today’s spot is the Noah “Bud” Ogle Cabin. Located on Airport Road near the
The man who pleaded guilty to stabbing and raping a woman the Great Smoky Mountains National Park will spend the next 27 years behind bars. William Earl Seevers, 48, pleaded guilty to one count of attempted murder and one count of aggravated sexual abuse by force in April. On Thursday, he was sentenced to 324
(WBIR.com) A family in East Tennessee had to deal with a peculiar car break-in during a recent vacation. But, the culprit, wasn’t your typical two-legged criminal…it was a small bear. A family staying at a chalet in Gatlinburg this weekend sent us video of the encounter. They said before they started filming a bear got