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Going Places: Riding the Virginia Creeper Trail

Going Places: Riding the Virginia Creeper Trail

July 31st, 2013 2:24 pm by Debra McCown

To the people who live here, the Virginia Creeper Trail is more than just a rails-to-trails project; it’s an important economic engine that’s remade the economy of Damascus, an old logging town that has been reborn as a tourism destination.

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Business & Technology Outdoors
Annual outdoor show features lighter gear

Annual outdoor show features lighter gear

July 31st, 2013 12:40 pm by PAUL FOY, Associated Press

It's a showcase of technology for everything from socks that can take a beating to water bottles equipped with battery-powered ultraviolet purifiers.

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Outdoors
Masses of plastic particles found in Great Lakes

Masses of plastic particles found in Great Lakes

July 29th, 2013 9:29 pm by Associated Press

Already ravaged by toxic algae, invasive mussels and industrial pollution, the Great Lakes now confront another potential threat: untold millions of plastic litter bits, some visible only through a microscope.

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Outdoors
Search narrowed for missing AT hiker from Tenn.

Search narrowed for missing AT hiker from Tenn.

July 29th, 2013 8:05 pm by Associated Press

Authorities narrowed the search area Monday for a Tennessee hiker who disappeared from the Appalachian Trail, focusing on a rugged 14-mile section of the trail in the Carrabassett Valley region of western Maine.

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Crime Outdoors
Smolko, former chairman of TWRC and DU official, charged with indecent exposure

Smolko, former chairman of TWRC and DU official, charged with indecent exposure

July 29th, 2013 6:30 pm by Associated Press

A suspect charged with indecent exposure in Germantown last week is a former chairman of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission, which is the governing body for the state’s wildlife agency.

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Outdoors
Unaka R&GC jayvee team wins best in state

Unaka R&GC jayvee team wins best in state

July 29th, 2013 6:00 pm by kayla carter, net news service

Junior varsity members of the Unaka Rod & Gun Club won best in the state for skeet shooting at the Tennessee Scholastic Clay Target Program State Championship recently.

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Outdoors
Scarlet Tanager hatchling ' a first' for Tennessee Aquarium

Scarlet Tanager hatchling ' a first' for Tennessee Aquarium

July 28th, 2013 5:00 am by Associated Press

Kevin Calhoon of the Tennessee Aquarium calls the tiny Scarlet Tanager hatchling he's holding in his hands "the most significant bird breeding we’ve ever had at the aquarium."

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Outdoors
Search continues for Tennessee woman who went missing while hiking Appalachian Trail

Search continues for Tennessee woman who went missing while hiking Appalachian Trail

July 27th, 2013 1:22 pm by Associated Press

Crews were continuing their search Saturday for a 66-year-old Tennessee woman who disappeared while hiking the Appalachian Trail in Maine.

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Sports Live Outdoors
Get It In Gear: Zombie Acheron

Get It In Gear: Zombie Acheron

July 26th, 2013 9:14 pm by George Thwaites

The Zombie Acheron may not be very useful in repelling waves of the undead. But who knows? In a pinch it might be just enough knife to keep you alive.

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Sports Sports Live Outdoors
Current is a good thing for fishing on area TVA reservoirs

Current is a good thing for fishing on area TVA reservoirs

July 25th, 2013 5:27 pm by Staff Report

Cooler water and steady current means more active fish and a lively bite. But there is a down side.

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