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Art briefs for July 13

Aurora H. Bull's "Hill Top Rivalry" is part of the 10th anniversary exhibit at the Fountain City Art Center.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

USA Today

Which national park is the best? Cast your vote now

The 20 nominees span the coast of America. Highlighting the rugged coasts of Maine, Acadia National Park spans 49,600 acres and diverse habitats - granite mountains, sandy beaches, lakes, ponds and woodlands - much of it on Mount Desert Island.

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Related Topix: US National Parks, Acadia National Park, Blue Ridge Parkway, Shenandoah National Park

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Tracking birds in the Smokies

Nature lovers of all ages learn more about birds and how to track their migration through banding at the Tremont Institute in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

Knoxville News Sentinel

Bioblitz: The fungi among us

Discover Life in America will hold its annual "bioblitz" in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park all day Saturday, July 12, and once again the focus will be on fungi.

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National Parks Traveler

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Proposing Rules For Firewood You Can Bring Into Park

Globalization is not just a sweeping economic trend, but also one involving insects that's been going on for decades, one that is a serious threat to national park forests.

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Globe and Mail

Tail of the Dragon: A road trip for people who love driving

The Tail of the Dragon is a drive you won't forget. It slaloms through a deep forest on the border of Tennessee and North Carolina like a spavined snake - there are 318 curves in a distance of less than 18 kilometres.

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Thu Jul 03, 2014

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Gregory Bald closed after several close bear encounters

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park announced Thursday its temporarily closing down several trails after hikers experienced some close Gregory Bald closed after several close bear encounters The Great Smoky Mountains National Park announced Thursday its temporarily closing down several trails after hikers experienced some close Check out this ... (more)

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WBIR-TV Knoxville

$25K grant to help restore Smokies wetland

Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1lALB4E The $25,000 from the National Park Foundation will help clear invasive species from the Ravensford Wetland, which provides a habitat for native plants and animals which are found nowhere else in the Smokies.

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WATE-TV Knoxville

Gregory Bald in the Smokies closed due to bear activity

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials have temporarily closed Gregory Bald and nearby trails including Gregory Bald Trail and Wolf Ridge Trail from Parson Bald to Gregory Bald.

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Wed Jul 02, 2014

Knoxville News Sentinel

Knoxville.com's fun things to do

Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center in Townsend will recognize the service men and women of the community from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, July 3. Guests from the Townsend Police Department, Volunteer Fire Department, and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Rangers will visit and talk to families about their efforts in the area.

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Mon Jun 30, 2014

CNN

Synchronous Fireflies in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Spencer Black is a videographer from Asheville, North Carolina, who captured these images of fireflies at Smokey Mountain National Park this summer.

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Sat Jun 28, 2014

WCTI

North Carolina red wolf program to undergo review

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has agreed to review the red wolf program, raising the possibility that the 27-year experiment to restore the rare predators in eastern North Carolina may come to an end.

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Fri Jun 27, 2014

Knoxville News Sentinel

Knoxville.com's fun things to do: Five hikes in the Smokies for kids

A view of the Clingman's Dome observation tower in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park at sunrise.

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Thu Jun 26, 2014

Knoxville News Sentinel

Woman hurt when motorized wheelchair runs off Laurel Falls Trail

A Great Smoky Mountains National park visitor was pulled from the side of a slope after her motorized wheelchair went off the edge of Laurel Falls Trail Wednesday afternoon, officials said.

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Tue Jun 24, 2014

Kane Co. Chronicle

Local men prepare for 1,000 mile canoe journey

Nolan McClelland and Pete Stadalsky of Aurora will embark on a fundraising trip - Paddle to Cure Diabetes - on June 24 in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tenn., and end at the Gulf of Mexico in Mobile, Ala.

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Mon Jun 23, 2014

Examiner.com

Cataract Falls - Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Each year millions of people make a stop at the Sugarlands Visitor Center at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park .

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Sun Jun 22, 2014

Knoxville News Sentinel

Wiley "Casey" Oakley

Wiley "Casey" Oakley posing for us at the Noah "Bud" and Lucinda "Cindy" Ogle cabin at Junglebrook .

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Fri Jun 20, 2014

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Crews keep bridging "missing link" on Foothills Parkway

Five final bridges are being built simultaneously to to fill the gaps of the "missing link" on the Foothills Parkway.

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Knoxville News Sentinel

Knoxville.com's fun things to do

Four species of azaleas have hybridized to produce unique color variations only known to exist together at the top of Gregory Bald in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park The local dance company Circle Modern Dance presents "New Terrain," a summer showcase.

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Wed Jun 18, 2014

National Parks Traveler

Take A Minute To Help Friends Of The Smokies Land $5,000 For Work In...

Take a minute this week to help out Friends of the Smokies . All week the First Tennessee Foundation is taking votes for its 150 Days of Giving.

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