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Ober sells out snow tubing despite warm weather


One winter attraction is seeing a boom in business, despite the milder temperatures.

Tubing at Ober Gatlinburg is sold out through Saturday. According to the popular resort's website, Ober has seen three straight days of sold out sessions, and Sunday is quickly filling up with reservations.

The warm weather has made it hard to get the ski season started, but that hasn't stopped tubing.

Kate Barido, Ober Gatlinburg Director of Sales, said tubing is a great option because anyone can do it.

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Tram hits 76-year-old employee in Dollywood parking lot


Dollywood confirmed a tram hit a 76-year-old employee Friday in the park's parking lot.

Pete Owens, Dollywood's director of public relations, said a passenger tram hit the 76-year-old at about noon while he was directing traffic around a second, stopped tram.

Owens said as a precaution LIFESTAR flew the man to the University of Tennessee Medical Center, but is expected to be okay. No visitors were hurt in the incident.

Pigeon Forge visitors celebrate different Christmas traditions


(WBIR - Pigeon Forge) What if you spent Christmas day not next to a Christmas tree or unwrapping gifts -- but fly 400 feet in the air, or next to a wax statue of Elvis?

Thousands of visitors flocked to Pigeon Forge this Thursday to celebrate in an unorthodox way. Whether it's part of the Flights of Wonder hot air balloon, or the Wax Museum at Pigeon Forge, many attractions were open.

Deputies search for man connected to missing girl case


Sevier County deputies are searching for a man who is apparently connected to a missing girl case.

Detectives said 17-year-old Michalla A. McMahan went missing on Nov. 29, but officials found her on Sunday after she called her mother. Authorities tracked her cell phone to a home in Penhook, Va.

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Kodak-Northview VFD receives new fire engine


(WBIR - Sevier County) The Kodak Volunteer Fire Department Friday welcomed a new set of wheels to its fleet.

Kodak VFD's held a dedication ceremony for its new fire engine and is now in service. The truck was designed with the department in mind, which firefighters said will help them speed up their response time.

Members of the department said the event is special because they typically don't get new engines.

Dollywood auditions for 2015 season begin in January


(WBIR - Pigeon Forge) Dollywood is already looking forward to the 2015 season.

Dollywood will begin hosting a series of auditions around the region to fill shows for the upcoming year. The auditions will take place in Pigeon Forge, Nashville and Atlanta, Georgia throughout January. The amusement park will be looking for people with experience in country or pop music as well as musical theater.

Firefighters want to help family who lost everything in fire


The Pigeon Forge Fire Department was called to the home on Watson Court Friday around 2:30 am. The found the house almost fully engulfed in flames, and were unable to save it.

Luckily, the family of eight-- three adults and five children, were not injured. But they lost everything in the fire with Christmas just around the corner.