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Brood II leaves its mark on Virginia

Brood II leaves its mark on Virginia

June 21st, 2013 5:35 am by Staff Report

The Virginia Department of Forestry says the periodical cicada outbreak known as Brood II resulted in widespread damage to oaks and other trees across the commonwealth.

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Best May ever for visits to the Smokies

Best May ever for visits to the Smokies

June 19th, 2013 5:20 am by Associated Press

The National Park Service said the Great Smoky Mountains National Park had nearly 886,000 visitors in May — the most ever in any May.

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TWRA traps hogs with text message system

TWRA traps hogs with text message system

June 18th, 2013 1:22 pm by RANDALL DICKERSON, Associated Press

How many wildlife agents does it take to catch a wild hog? Only one — under a new remote system used by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.

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Tenn. agriculture officials on watch for aggressive 'killer bees'

Tenn. agriculture officials on watch for aggressive 'killer bees'

June 17th, 2013 2:38 pm by Associated Press

The migration of Africanized bees into Tennessee has state agriculture officials and beekeepers on alert.

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TWRA accepting applications for WMA Big Game Quota Hunts

TWRA accepting applications for WMA Big Game Quota Hunts

June 17th, 2013 6:15 am by Staff Report

The application period for this year’s Elk and Wildlife Management Area Big Game Quota, Youth Elk and WMA Youth hunts runs through July 24, the TWRA announced.

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Tennis courts, walking trails upgraded at Scott County Park and Golf Course

Tennis courts, walking trails upgraded at Scott County Park and Golf Course premium content

June 15th, 2013 11:37 pm by Wes Bunch

GATE CITY — The Scott County Parks and Recreation Department recently unveiled more than $100,000 worth of improvements to tennis courses and walking trails at the Scott County Park and Golf Course.

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Scott Outdoor Team factors big at state, again

Scott Outdoor Team factors big at state, again

June 15th, 2013 7:26 pm by Staff Reports

Ethan Quillin led team individual achievements by winning the archery and outdoor skills competitions in the recent Virginia Hunter Education Championships. Teammate Ben Osborne finished first overall in the individual standings.

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Dead bear found on Wilcox Drive

Dead bear found on Wilcox Drive

June 15th, 2013 6:37 pm by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT — It’s not uncommon to see a dead opossum, squirrel or groundhog lying in or on the side of the road in Northeast Tennessee. But a black bear?

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National campout at Natural Tunnel, SW Va. Museum, Wilderness Road, Hungry Mother

National campout at Natural Tunnel, SW Va. Museum, Wilderness Road, Hungry Mother

June 15th, 2013 5:00 pm by Staff Report

Special campouts, camping skills programs and demonstrations will be held at all 35 Virginia State Parks during the National Wildlife Federation’s Great American Backyard Campout on Saturday, June 22.

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Going to the Smokies? Best check for weather updates and storm closures first

Going to the Smokies? Best check for weather updates and storm closures first

June 14th, 2013 7:09 pm by Staff Report

Before packing up and heading for Great Smoky Mountains National Park, officials want visitors to be aware of any storm damage closures in the park.

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