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10 About Town: September 7-9

10 About Town: September 7-9

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 7

Kenny Owens with Annabelle's Curse will perform on the WDVX Blue Plate Special. The free broadcast begins at noon at the Knoxville Visitor Center.

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Officials confirm remains found in Smokies were missing man

Officials confirm remains found in Smokies were missing man

Human remains that were found in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in August have been positively identified as a man who went missing in March.

Park officials say they worked with the Sevier County Medical Examiner's Office, Knoxville Regional Forensic Center, and the Knox County Sheriffs Forensic Unit to confirm that the remains were Michael Giovanni Cocchini.

There's no way to determine exactly how Cocchini died, but evidence indicates that Cocchini may have taken his own life.  Foul play is not suspected.

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TVA kicks off fundraising campaign

TVA kicks off fundraising campaign

A campaign that helps dozens of East Tennessee organizations kicked off Wednesday. It's TVA's annual Smoky Mountain Region Combined Federal Campaign.

"It's important, especially as federal employees. One thing we do every day is support our community and our nation, and this is yet another way we can also take our fortune and share it with those in need," said Colonel Tim Cathcart.

Through this effort, all federal employees across the region can give back to various charitable organizations. Those organizations range from local to global.

This year's flu shots becoming available

This year's flu shots becoming available

Flu season is just around the corner, and already drug stores and doctor's offices have supplies of this year's vaccine.

The shots will be available to patients by the end of the month.

But if you get your shot now, will you be protected all season? The Centers for Disease Control says "yes."

The CDC recommends that people get their shots as soon as possible. It suggests everyone from six months old and older get a yearly vaccine.

One local flu shot clinic opens Tuesday.

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Mountain Cove area still recovering from July 5 storm

Mountain Cove area still recovering from July 5 storm

Mountain Cove marina in Sevierville is still recovering from the $1.2 million in damage it suffered during a July 5 storm, and so is the area around it.

"If it happened a day earlier on July fourth, probably would have been a lot more injury," said Ken Goodman, who manages the Mountain Cove RV Park with his wife, Mary. "The potential was there for a lot more."

He says the the strong winds downed about 30 trees on the campsite, and though hard work has put most of the mess in order the effects are lingering.

Gatlinburg arts festival raises money for school art programs

Gatlinburg arts festival raises money for school art programs

Families enjoyed Downtown Gatlinburg by taking in some arts and crafts Saturday.

The Gatlinburg Fine Arts Festival featured artists from all over the country along with Appalachian music from the area.

The outdoor event was free to the public, but money raised from arts and craft sales went toward art education in elementary, middle and high schools.

One potter from Oak Ridge says art education should be a priority for all schools.

Vols beat NC State 35-21

Vols beat NC State 35-21

Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Tyler Bray completed 27-of-41 passes for 333
yards and threw for two touchdowns to lead Tennessee to a 35-21 win over North
Carolina State on Friday.

Cordarrelle Patterson hauled in six balls for 93 yards and caught a touchdown
and added another score with a 67-yard run. Zach Rogers caught a 72-yard
touchdown and Rajion Neal carried the ball 22 times for 53 yards and a
touchdown for the Volunteers (1-0), who posted a disappointing 5-7
record last season.