Two women are dead after a single vehicle car crash in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Sandra Gail Freeman, 63, and Brenda Joyce Payne, 69, of Gainsville Georgia were both killed in the accident. Park rangers said Freeman died at the scene of the accident. Payne was taken to University of Tennessee Medical Center
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
With the death of Lee Roberson Jr., Blount County has lost an acclaimed artist and a powerful advocate for Cades Cove. Roberson, 79, of Townsend, died at about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the family home. No cause of death was announced. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Smith Funeral and Cremation Service.
On September 27 and 28, the quiet, mountain community of Townsend, Tenn. will come alive with Appalachian celebrations at various locations throughout the town. The flagstone event, the Townsend in the Smokies Heritage Festival and Old Timer’s Day, will once again showcase bluegrass music, clogging and square dancing, arts and crafts, demonstrations, and Southern cuisine
Moonshine tasting, live and silent auctions, hikes, talks, hunts, BBQ, dancing and star gazing are just a few of the activities planned for Great Smoky Mountains Association’s Membership Appreciation Weekend September 13-15 in Townsend, TN. “Our theme this year is ‘Celebrating 60 Years of Support’ of Great Smoky Mountains National Park,” said GSMA’s marketing and
The Smoky Mountain Visitors Center in Townsend, TN will be hosting free exhibits in March featuring the work of Appalachian Artisans. The exhibits will be open from 8 am to 5 pm. From March 1-16, quilts created by the Foothills Quilters Guild of Maryville will be on display. The quilts will be representative of the traditional
The construction hampering traffic at the Townsend entrance to Great Smoky Mountains National Park has, for the most part, ended. Traffic is again flowing in and out of the Park at regular speeds and in both lanes. There is no longer a signal controlling traffic. There are no more road-narrowing barriers. >>Read Complete Article
When you throw a party, and the weather cooperates, good things happen. Townsend Days, which encompasses the Townsend Fall Festival, the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center Blue Ribbon Fair, Railroad Days at the Little River Railroad and the Nawger Nob Arts and Crafts Fair, saw record crowds and was a great boon for area businesses.