Travel

Maryville Resident Reflects on Hiking All Trails in GSMNP

Maryville Resident Reflects on Hiking All Trails in GSMNP

When Elise Eustice realized she was about to turn 40 she decided, like many people, to do something special to commemorate it. Unlike many people, however, Eustice decided she was going to hike every mile of trails in Great Smoky Mountains National Park in one year while maintaining a full-time[Read More...]

Bicycle Tour Cruises Through Seymour

Bicycle Tour Cruises Through Seymour

DeCycles, a bicycle group from Bloomington, IN, passed through Seymour July 9 on their way to Indiana from Key West, FL. The group pedaled their way from Asheville July 7 through the Great Smoky Smoky Mountains National Park into Gatlinburg July 8. They enjoyed an off day in Gatlinburg and[Read More...]

July 10, 2014 Community, Entertainment, News, Seymour, Sports, Travel
Sevierville Photographer Presents “Yellowstone in Winter”

Sevierville Photographer Presents “Yellowstone in Winter”

Jerry Whaley, an internationally published photographer from Sevierville, will present “Yellowstone in Winter” for the LeConte Photographic Society July 26 in Sevierville. Whaley uses both state-of-the-art digital cameras and a 4×5 large-format camera to capture the rich diversity of images in the US National Parks, especially Great Smoky Mountains National[Read More...]

Three GSMNP Trails Closed Due to Bear Activity

Three GSMNP Trails Closed Due to Bear Activity

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials closed three trails July 7 due to bear activity in the areas. Twin Creeks Trail, Noah Bud Ogle Cabin and the Noah Bud Ogle Nature Trail will be closed until further notice. According to park officials, two women encountered a bear near the Noah[Read More...]

July 10, 2014 Community, News, Sevier County, Travel
“Seasons in the Smokies” to Premiere in July

“Seasons in the Smokies” to Premiere in July

The Great Smoky Mountains Association will screen, for the first time, “Seasons in the Smokies” at Sugarlands Visitor Center in Gatlinburg July 17. The film is the second in the Smoky Mountain Explorer Series put out by GSMA. Gary Wilson, GSMA’s award-winning filmmaker, will discuss the making of the film[Read More...]

New Bus Routes Proposed for South Knox

New Bus Routes Proposed for South Knox

By Jay Miller, jay@heraldnewstn.com Knoxville Area Transportation is proposing changes to the bus routes in South Knoxville. The changes would affect the Chapman Hwy. bus, route 41, and the Vestal bus, route 45. The Knoxville Transportation Authority is the governing body that will decide if the changes are to take[Read More...]

June 26, 2014 Community, Knoxville, News, South Knox, Travel
Deadly Week on Chapman Hwy.

Deadly Week on Chapman Hwy.

Vehicle accidents May 28 and 29 on Chapman Hwy. claimed the lives of two Knoxville residents and highlighted the dangers facing area commuters. Knoxville Police Department identified the deceased as Catherine McAmis, 74, and Diane Buckley, 66. McAmis died from injuries sustained in Wednesday’s crash and Buckley from the accident[Read More...]

Local Investigators Search for the Paranormal

Local Investigators Search for the Paranormal

By Jay Miller, jay@heraldnewstn.com Local paranormal researchers Kenny Hayes and Mark LaBello are interested in the things that are not easily explained. Hayes, a Seymour resident, and LaBello are investigators of paranormal activity. Their group, the North America Paranormal Research Team, is dedicated to the study of the paranormal. The[Read More...]

May 22, 2014 Community, News, Sevierville, Seymour, Travel
Hiking Blount County Trails

Hiking Blount County Trails

Planning a trip to the Smokies most visited spot—Cades Cove?  Need a quick reference for hiking and biking trails around Blount County? Two new apps will help guide you through this historic landmark along with maps of trails and paths for those on foot or two wheels. The Blount Partnership[Read More...]

January 30, 2014 Blount County, Featured, News, Travel