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Great Smoky Mountains National Park Offering Teacher Program

  Great Smoky Mountains National Park has a workshop planned this week for elementary school teachers. The park says rangers and volunteers will use the park’s natural and cultural resources to enhance the classroom experience through activities related to the … Continue reading

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Bear Believed to be Involved in Attack on Teen is Euthanized

A bear that may be the one that attacked a teenager at Great Smoky Mountains National Park has been euthanized, and DNA samples from the animal have been sent for testing. Park spokeswoman Molly Schroer told the Knoxville News Sentinel … Continue reading

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Great Smoky Mountains Closes Trails After Bear Attack

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park has closed several trails and backcountry campsites after a 16-year-old boy was attacked by a black bear in the Hazel Creek section of the part in North Carolina. According to a news release, the … Continue reading

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park Seeking Volunteers

Great Smoky Mountains National Park rangers say they are seeking volunteers for a research project about the passage of time in nature. The park says it is recruiting people who are willing to adopt a tree monitoring plot in areas … Continue reading

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Trucks Banned from Notorious ‘Dragon’ Road in Tennessee

  Tennessee is banning trucks longer than 30 feet from using a twisty stretch of U.S. Route 129 that is known as The Dragon. The truck ban is welcome news to motorcyclists and sports car enthusiasts who flock to the … Continue reading

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Some Roads in Smokies Reopen After Record Snowfall

Officials at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park say some roads have reopened after a record amount of snow and ice fell over the weekend. Cades Cove Loop Road reopened Sunday, as well as part of Laurel Creek Road. One … Continue reading

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Halloween Snowfall sets Records

Record Halloween snowfall snarls tourist traffic in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Some sections of the park set record snow accumulations Friday and Saturday. The National Weather service in Morristown says Mount Leconte recorded 22 inches of the white … Continue reading

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