Great Smoky Mountains National Park celebrates 75 years

...Appalachian pride echoed from the summits of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on Wednesday as America's most-visited...on behalf of President Barack Obama to celebrate Great Smoky Mountains National Park, to honor our ancestors who left...

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...

Scientists search for new life in Smokies

...for uncharted life in the Great Smoky Mountains. A 16-year-old who is...Biodiversity Inventory of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Since it began...the nonprofit Friends of the Great Smoky Mountains and the Great Smoky Mountains...

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Park sees elk population grow

...150 years, visitors to the Great Smoky Mountains are catching glimpses of one...within the 510,000-acre Great Smoky Mountains National Park. "This project...Kentucky and other states. The great Smoky Mountains National Park, which attracts...

Ozone study launched in Smoky Mountains

...launching a research program to measure the ozone in the Great Smoky Mountains on the Tennessee-North Carolina border. The National...operating ozone monitors, will be installed in Great Smoky Mountains National Park for the first phase of the study...

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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...

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...

Mountain vacation a first for the kids

...would be no closer to the edge than a guardrail, but it wasn't until we were winding and weaving our way up the Great Smoky Mountains that he finally relaxed.We marveled at a green peak near us, and behind it a green-blue peak, followed in...

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...

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...