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FISHING REPORT: The bugs of summer are wintering on the South Holston tailwater

FISHING REPORT: The bugs of summer are wintering on the South Holston tailwater

February 6th, 2015 11:00 am by George Thwaites

Sulphurs are the classic summer mayfly hatch on area trout tailwaters, But darned if the sulphur mayflies haven't continued to hold out this winter - particularly on the South Holston.

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Watson's Marine service department unscathed by fire, business expects to be fully functional ASAP

Watson's Marine service department unscathed by fire, business expects to be fully functional ASAP

January 30th, 2015 9:00 am by George Thwaites

"Over the last few days I've confirmed that I live in the best part of the country surrounded by the best people in the country," said Rex Pendergrass, referring to the outpouring of community support following Sunday's fire.

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FISHING REPORT: Unresolved Boone Dam timetable has anglers worrying and wondering

FISHING REPORT: Unresolved Boone Dam timetable has anglers worrying and wondering

January 23rd, 2015 12:00 pm by George Thwaites

The worst-case scenario is by no means a sure thing. But the more time elapses, the best-case scenario seems equally remote.

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Two men reach top of Yosemite's El Capitan in historic climb

Two men reach top of Yosemite's El Capitan in historic climb

January 14th, 2015 7:04 pm by Associated Press

Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson used ropes and safety harnesses to catch themselves in case of a fall, but relied entirely on their own strength and dexterity to ascend by grasping cracks as thin as razor blades and as small as dimes.

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Bug battle: New firewood restrictions for Smokies

Bug battle: New firewood restrictions for Smokies

January 11th, 2015 2:55 pm by Associated Press

Beginning in March, Great Smoky Mountains National Park campgrounds will allow only heat-treated firewood that has been certified. The policy aims to slow the spread of invasive, tree-killing insects.

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Second Yosemite climber completes grueling segment

Second Yosemite climber completes grueling segment

January 10th, 2015 2:12 pm by Associated Press

Kevin Jorgeson, 30, and Tommy Caldwell, 36, are two weeks into what is billed as the first free climb of the vertical Dawn Wall to reach the 3,000-foot summit of Yosemite's El Capitan.

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Judges rule against environmentalists on lead bullets

Judges rule against environmentalists on lead bullets

December 24th, 2014 5:00 pm by PETE YOST, Associated Press

A federal appeals court has ruled against environmentalists who are trying to force the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate spent lead bullets and lead shot used in hunting and shooting sports.

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Destructive zebra mussels muscling their way into Cherokee Lake

Destructive zebra mussels muscling their way into Cherokee Lake

December 23rd, 2014 7:45 pm by Jeff Bobo

State officials are asking area boaters to help stop the spread of a destructive mussel species which was discovered in Cherokee Lake for the first time last month.

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Off-target: Vandals damaging Carter County shooting range

Off-target: Vandals damaging Carter County shooting range

November 28th, 2014 6:39 pm by JOHN THOMPSON, NET News Service

The Pond Mountain Shooting Range was meant to provide marksmen with targets set up at 25, 50 and 100 yards. But those targets apparently aren't enough for some.

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Cold temps the rhyme and reason behind the need for anglers to go deep

Cold temps the rhyme and reason behind the need for anglers to go deep

November 28th, 2014 12:00 pm by George Thwaites

With unseasonably cold temperatures gripping the area, water temperatures have dropped enough to drive fish to deeper depths.

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