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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Grandfather Mountain Highland Games Return July 9-12

Blaring bagpipes, astounding athletes and tons of tartans converge in western North Carolina on July 9-12 for the 60th annual Grandfather Mountain Highland Games. As the games celebrate their sixth decade, they hearken back to the rich cultural traditions of Scotland in a setting not so different from the mountains and glens 3,600 miles away. But organizers are also taking ... (click for more)

All-Adult First Class 'Shine & Dine' Ride Offered On The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

Hop on board The Carolina Shine, an all-adult first class specialty train car and enjoy the smoothest tasting moonshine in the Carolinas along with freshly cooked BBQ with three savory sauces, sides and Moonshiners Mud Chocolate Pie for dessert. Operating  May 22 - Nov. 1  on the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad’s (GSMR) Nantahala Gorge excursion, the experience ... (click for more)

Circuit Court Clerk's Office Hit With New Scam

Circuit Court Clerk Larry Henry said his office has been hit by another scam. He said a number of county residents are getting calls saying it is from a collection agency and they owe money through his General Sesssions Court civil division. Circuit Court Clerk Henry said, "These people are saying that if you do not pay up, you will be prosecuted and the sheriff will come ... (click for more)

Athens, Tn., Doctor, Wife, Daughter Die In Crash Of Small Plane That Hit House Near Boston

An Athens,Tn., physician, his wife and college-age daughter died Sunday evening in the crash of a small plane that struck a house 30 miles southwest of Boston on Sunday evening. The victims were Dr. Joseph Rick Kalister, the emergency room director at Starr Regional Medical Center's Athens campus, wife, Betty, and their daughter. The doctor and his wife were en route for a ... (click for more)

Six Commissioners Owe Us An Explanation - And Response (2)

Two-thirds of the Hamilton County Commission owe us an explanation as to why they feel it appropriate to take $900,000 of our money out of savings to spend on whatever suits their fancy, oversight be darned.  Those six commissioners are: Randy Fairbanks (D-1), Jim Fields (D-2), Warren Mackey (D-4), Sabrena Turner-Smedley (D-7), Tim Boyd (D-8), and Chester Bankston (D-9).  ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Tonight, Take A Second

Peter Whibberley, known globally as “The Time Lord,” will freely tell anyone, “There are consequences of tinkering with time,” but tinker we must because the world – planet Earth -- is spinning slower. So tonight at 7:59:60 p.m. EDT, the Senior Research Scientist at Britain’s National Physical Laboratory will add an extra second to the hour – and our day -- before it becomes 8:00 ... (click for more)