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  1. Longer emergency response times possible in Carter CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 26 | WCYB

    ... stations. The service has watched medical costs increase while revenues decrease. Closing the Hampton and the Roan Mountain stations would help cover a $200,000 shortfall. The service requested an extra $375,000 from the county on top of the normal ...


  2. Rockhounds Begin Trek to Spruce Pine, NCRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 16 | PR Log

    ... and enjoy the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains including the Blue Ridge Parkway, Appalachian Trail and Roan Mountain. Festival go-ers can enjoy shopping, ample parking, and food services at the Festival location of The Bridge Coliseum. Free ...


  3. Roan Mountain bridge dedicated to murder victimRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 11 | WCYB

    A Carter County bridge now honors a member of the Roan Mountain community who was brutally murdered one year ago. Vance was beaten to death on the Fourth of July in 2014 when his house was robbed.


  4. New hiking friends definitely deserving of free breakfastRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 29 | Daily Journal

    It's great when you travel to a highly anticipated destination, only to find that while it is everything you thought it would be, it exposes you to something even better. So it was with my recent hiking adventure to the rhododendron gardens in Roan Mountain State Park in eastern Tennessee and the adjacent 12 miles of mountaintop treeless meadows, called balds, rare in the Appalachian Mountain chain.


  5. 4th of July festivities in East Tennessee & SW VirginiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 20, 2015 | WCYB

    June 27 , Roan Mountain : The state park actually kicks things off a week early. Events begin at 9:30am and continue all day.


  6. 4th of July festivities in NE Tennessee & SW VirginiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 19, 2015 | WCYB

    June 27 , Roan Mountain : The state park actually kicks things off a week early. Events begin at 9:30am and continue all day.


  7. It's Rhododendron Festival weekend at Roan Mtn. St. ParkRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 18, 2015 | WCYB

    There are good reasons to head up to Roan Mountain this weekend. The Rhododendron Festival is taking place on Saturday and Sunday.


  8. Deadly Roan Mountain fire under investigationRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2015 | WCYB

    Sunday morning's fire that killed a 79-year-old man in his Roan Mountain apartment is under investigation by state Bomb and Arson investigators. That's what the Tennessee Fire Marshal 's office told News 5 WCYB late Monday afternoon.


  9. Man found dead, business destroyed in Roan Mountain fireRead the original story

    Jun 8, 2015 | WTVC

    Police say an early-morning fire that destroyed a Roan Mountain business also killed the 79-year-old man who lived in the apartment above it. The Johnson City Press reports Carter County Sheriff Dexter Lunceford says officials found the body of Jerry Hopson inside the building after receiving an emergency call about a building on fire Sunday at Roan Mountain Lawn and Garden.


  10. 17th Annual Pickin' Party Old-Time Music Festival to be held at LBL's The HomeplaceRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 7, 2015 | Clarksville Online

    ... the indoor theater. "The Homeplace dedicates this year's Pickin Party to the memory of Bill Birchfield of the Roan Mountain Hilltoppers," says Cindy Earls. "He committed his life to the preservation and teaching of traditional Appalachian music. We ...


  11. Part of 19E closed due to on-going fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 7, 2015 | WCYB

    Carter County dispatch tells News Five the call came to them just after four o'clock this morning. It is the lawn and garden building at 830 Hwy 19-E towards Roan Mountain.


  12. Mast General to celebrate Land Trust Day Jun 6Read the original story w/Photo

    May 31, 2015 | The Mountaineer Publishing Company

    ... SAHC has protected over 68,000 acres. In 2014, SAHC finalized an agreement to protect a 76-acre piece of the Roan Mountain landscape just below Carver's Gap. This tract was a high priority for the conservation group for over 40 years. The ...


  13. Remarkable People: Celtic Lassie; 1988-2015Read the original story w/Photo

    May 30, 2015 | Daily Kos

    ... her. She wanted to be a mother, but never had the chance to marry and have kids. She loved the mountains, Roan Mountain in particular, and was very proud of her Scottish heritage. She learned to play the bagpipes. She loved the Highland Games and ...


  14. Birchfield celebrated with music on Roan MountainRead the original story w/Photo

    May 30, 2015 | WCYB

    On Roan Mountain, a celebration of renowned musician Bill Birchfield's life is expected to go late into the night Saturday. Birchfield passed away on May 15 at the age of 63. Rather than a solemn wake, his wife Janice said he wanted everyone to come together to eat good food and play good music.


  15. New book explores mountain fire towersRead the original story w/Photo

    May 28, 2015 | The Georgetown Times

    Writer Robert Sorrell has been on a mountain high for quite a while now, but it's all part of the job. The Tennessee-based journalist is the author of two books, a pictorial history about Roan Mountain, Tennessee, and his latest, “Blue Ridge Fire Towers,” a 141-page book that chronicles many of the fire lookout towers that graced the highest peaks across the Carolinas, Tennessee, Georgia and Virginia.


  16. First ever farmers market opens in Carter CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    May 23, 2015 | WCYB

    Farmers and crafters from across the region set-up in Roan Mountain to sell their goods Saturday morning. Because after months of planning, the first ever Farmers Market in Carter County opened.


  17. Bill Birchfield passesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 15, 2015 | The Bluegrass Blog

    Traditional and old time musician Bill Birchfield has died this morning , after having suffered a stroke last night. He was known widely as both a banjo picker and fiddler, and for his many years with the Roan Mountain Hilltoppers , with whom he performed with his wife Janice on washtub bass. 1 comment

  18. Bill Birchfield from Roan Mountain Hilltoppers diesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 15, 2015 | WCYB

    Along with his wife and other musicians of the Roan Mountain Hilltoppers, Birchfield performed around the country and was often a featured performer at Bristol Rhythm and Roots and at the Paramount Theatre.


  19. Rhododendron Rush at Roan MountainRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2015 |

    One of the largest collections of Rhododendrons can be found along the Tennessee/North Carolina state line at Roan Mountain. An explosion of color awaits visitors to the high country of Upper East Tennessee .


  20. Photo of the Day by Dave AllenRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2015 | Outdoor Photographer

    Today's Photo of the Day captures the "Misty Mountain Melody" of the Appalachian Blue Ridge Mountains near Roan Mountain, Tennessee and was submitted to the Spring Flowers Assignment by Dave Allen. "Misty Mountain Melody Spring catawba rhododendron flowers blooming along the Appalachian Trail in western North Carolina and Eastern Tennessee.


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