Park lifts Backcountry Campfire ban

  Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials removed the ban on backcountry campfires effective Tuesday, October 22. Backcountry campfires have been banned since September 26. Recent rains and cooler temperatures over the last couple of weeks have consistently lowered drought severity ratings and fire danger throughout the park leading to this More...

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By Scott On Friday, October 18th, 2019
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Roadwork near Cataloochee Area postponed

  Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced on Friday, Oct. 18 that the expected closure of the main access road into Cataloochee has been postponed. The county road just outside the park, Cove More...

By Scott On Friday, October 18th, 2019
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Deadline for Yogi Crowe Scholarships approaching

  The Board of Directors of the Yogi Crowe Memorial Scholarship Fund reminds graduate and post-graduate students that Friday, Nov. 1 is the deadline for requesting financial assistance from the Fund for spring More...

By Scott On Friday, October 11th, 2019
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Jackson County Arts Council t-shirt competition

  The Jackson County Arts Council (JCAC) is looking for graphic design work that reflects art and Jackson County for a t-shirt competition.  The winning design will be selected by the Jackson County Arts Council More...

By Scott On Thursday, October 3rd, 2019
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107th Cherokee Indian Parade line-up information

  Click below to read information, per the Cherokee Welcome Center, on the line-up for the 107th Cherokee Indian Parade on Tuesday, Oct. 8. 107th Cherokee Indian Parade line-up information  More...

By Scott On Thursday, October 3rd, 2019
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New Enrollees of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians April 1 – Sept. 30, 2019

  “This is a list of new enrollees of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians who were officially enrolled between April 1, 2019 and Sept. 30, 2019 who, unless otherwise prohibited by Tribal law, are eligible More...

By Scott On Thursday, September 26th, 2019
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Park restricts campfires in the backcountry

  Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced on Thursday, Sept. 26 a temporary ban on backcountry campfires effective immediately. Due to abnormally dry weather conditions, the potential for wildfires More...

By Scott On Wednesday, September 25th, 2019
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Download Cherokee Indian Fair prize booklet

  107th Cherokee Indian Fair Exhibit Listing Book  More...

By Scott On Friday, September 20th, 2019
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Upcoming single-lane closures on the Spur

  Great Smoky Mountains National Park maintenance crews will implement temporary, single-lane closures along the north and southbound Spur between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tenn., beginning Monday, Sept. More...

By Scott On Wednesday, September 18th, 2019
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NC State Fiction Contest accepting entries until Oct. 15

  RALEIGH — The NC State Fiction Contest is accepting entries for its 2019 competition. Drawing more than 300 entrants last year, this free literary contest is open to North Carolina residents and is one More...