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10 hrs ago | National Parks Traveler

10th Annual Music Of The Mountains Next Weekend At Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Celtic music, traditional mountain music, and bluegrass tunes will waft from the Tennessee side of Great Smoky Mountains National Park next weekend during its 10th annual Music of the Mountains festival.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

USA Today

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Annual Music of the Mountains Festival Scheduled

Great Smoky Mountains National Park will hold its 10th annual Music of the Mountains celebration Friday, April 25 through Sunday, April 27. This event now spans an entire weekend, with performances of traditional music in neighboring communities, including an entire day of free music at the Sugarlands Visitor Center on April 26. with a series of ... (more)

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

WBIR-TV Knoxville

FBI Top 10 Most Wanted case has ties to SmokiesFBI Top 10 Most Wanted ...

A massive manhunt 38 years ago in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is back in the national spotlight.

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WBIR-TV Knoxville

A lot of road work slated to begin soon in the SmokiesA lot of road...

A woman is in the hospital after reportedly staying in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park for nearly two weeks.

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Sun Apr 13, 2014

National Parks Traveler

Anonymous Donor Gives $2.2 Million For Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Some of the $2.2 million donation will go towards paying down the debt on the park's Oconaluftee Visitor Center near Cherokee, N.C./Great Smoky Mountains Association.

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Sat Apr 12, 2014

WTVF Nashville

Donor gives $2.2 million for park centers

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park has received one of its largest cash donations ever, a $2.2 million gift from an anonymous donor.

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Motorcyclist Magazine

Dragon Tales | Epic Rides

Deals Gap. Tail of the Dragon. Mecca. Call it what you want, but this one highway in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park that straddles North Carolina and Tennessee embodies so many high points for the modern motorcyclist that you can't exclude it from any list of epic rides.

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Thu Apr 10, 2014

Knoxville News Sentinel

Anonymous donor giving $2.2 million to non-profit that supports Smokies park

An anonymous donor is giving $2.2 million to the Great Smoky Mountains Association, a non-profit that has supported the Great Smoky Mountains National Park for decades.

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Tue Apr 08, 2014

Knoxville News Sentinel

Cades Cove pursuit suspect facing federal charges

A Sevier county man is facing DUI and a host of other federal charges after allegedly leading authorities on a pursuit through Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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Sun Apr 06, 2014

Knoxville News Sentinel

One in custody after car chase through Cades Cove

National Park Service rangers take an unidentified man into custody following a motor vehicle chase along the popular Cades Cove Loop Road in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on Sunday.

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Sat Apr 05, 2014

Knoxville News Sentinel

Rangers continue searching for Elkmont window thief

Great Smoky Mountains National Park rangers continue to investigate who stole a glass window from a cabin in the Elkmont Historic District, officials said.

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Thu Apr 03, 2014

The Mountaineer Publishing Company

Cleaner air is good news

The cleaner air in Western North Carolina is good news on many fronts. In addition to the health benefits from having reduced levels of pollutants in the air we depend upon for our very survival, cleaner air is just plain good for the tourism business.

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Wed Apr 02, 2014

Metropulse.com

The Daily Plan-It: Walker Sisters Discussiona

At noon, historian Merikay Waldvogel will be at the East Tennessee History Center to talk about the five Walker Sisters, who remained in their Little Greenbriar house in Great Smoky Mountains National Park for decades after it opened.

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Tue Apr 01, 2014

The Mountaineer Publishing Company

Clean air, clear views

The above photo shows a view from the Look Rock air quality station in the Smokies toward Gregory Bald on the Tennessee/North Carolina state line in the park.

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Mon Mar 31, 2014

Knoxville News Sentinel

*Park Announces Expansion of Mountain Bike Trails Program*

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials have announced the expansion of trails that are accessible to mountain bicycles.

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KeysNews.com

Officials appoint acting parks chief

Benge will be on a 90-day assignment to fill the position held by Superintendent Dan Kimball, who is retiring after 10 years.

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Fri Mar 28, 2014

Dry Tortugas National Park

Shawn Benge Appointed Acting Superintendent

Shawn Benge has been appointed the acting Superintendent for both Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks effective March 31 2014.

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Tue Mar 25, 2014

The Mountaineer Publishing Company

'Cataloochee' documentary is available

The documentary "Cataloochee' a history of the farming community that thrived in Haywood County before the area became part of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, is now available for sale.

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Mountain Xpress

Friends of the Smokies hosts hike to Newton Bald for wildflower viewing

Hike to Newton Bald on April's Classic Hike of the Smokies and reward yourself for the climb with spring's early wildflowers.

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