Kirby: Teacher advocates for power of words

...they wrote.Lamar Garrard, of Lincolnton, Ga., and his wife, Ruth, were enjoying a few days in the Great Smoky Mountains.And Larry and Wanda Williams, of Martinez, found Gothenburg, Neb. (Pony Express capital of Nebraska...

Wendy Cochran

...brother, Brian Christopher Cochran (Chris). A memorial service will be held Thursday, September 17th in the Great Smoky Mountains. Friends and family are welcome. Further information can be obtained by e-mailing: beacochran@gmx.com...

Kirby: No matter the spelling, crape myrtle thrives here

...according to a card from Pat Becton.Bob and Lina Herring, of Hephzibah, were having a wonderful time in the Great Smoky Mountains, where the leaves were beautiful.Norman Taylor and Margaret Jewett Taylor sent two cards from the hills around...

Twelve Money-Saving Tactics for Disney World

...vacation through the south, including a long stop in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, a large chunk of a day in Savannah...from the north, do what we did and check out the Great Smoky Mountains. If you want free stuff in Orlando itself, the...

At least 50 dead, millions without power in Sandy's wake

...Virginia mountains were blanketed with 2 feet of snow by Tuesday afternoon, and drifts 4 feet deep were reported at Great Smoky Mountains National Park on the Tennessee-North Carolina border.In Atlantic City, N.J., a gaping hole remained where...

Still Water co-owner Matt Flynn brews a good time for patrons

...friends were looking for a new project. The idea for Still Water began to take shape during a hiking trip in the Great Smoky Mountains."We would always go into Asheville (N.C.) and spend a day or two there," Flynn said. "There were a...

Science, bugs team up to fight hemlock-eating pest

...underside of branch tips. Sections of hemlock forests in the South, such as in the Blue Ridge, Shenandoah and Great Smoky mountains, have been devastated.It usually takes years to see results, Bohne said, but entomologists found that the number...

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Dogs missed work, but not nap time

...Caudle and Johnson families, of Dearing, are "having a wonderful time, enjoying God's handiwork" in the Great Smoky Mountains. They saw "two very large black bears," which apparently inspired their postcard.TODAY'S JOKE: Charlie...

June brings influx of postcards from points far and near

...gargoyles at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.Kayla Rayburn, 15, of Hephzibah, sends a card from the Great Smoky Mountains and reports, "I got chased by a bear!"Former Augustan Adam Folk sends a card showing the Great Lakes Sand Dunes...

Savannah River ecology lab 'doing fine'

...data about the land, water and living things for decades. At about 310 square miles, the Savannah River Site is the largest protected wildlife habitat in the Eastern United States, bigger than the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.