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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.

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.

Six Sevierville and Pigeon Forge stores burglarized in four hours

Six Sevierville and Pigeon Forge stores burglarized in four hours

At least six businesses were  burglarized Thursday morning in the Sevierville and Pigeon Forge area.

All of the break-ins happened between the hours of 1 and 4 a.m. according to Sevierville police and store owners.

Many of the shops were within walking distance of one another.

Sevierville P.D. Spokesman Bob Stahlke says they're investigating the possibility all the incidents are related.

He says initial analysis of surveillance video appears to show the same suspects at two of the three Sevierville break-ins. The third did not provide video.

Rain delays Gatlinburg Bypass work, forces lane closures Friday

Rain delays Gatlinburg Bypass work, forces lane closures Friday

Rain has forced a change in some scheduled roadwork on the Gatlinburg Bypass, and thought could affect Labor Day weekend travelers.

The work requires the Bypass to be shut down, and the park had planned for the closure to happen overnight.  But on Friday, the park announced that because of heavy rain overnight, the northbound lane of the Bypass will close at 1:00 pm Friday.  All that traffic will be routed through Gatlinburg. 

The southbound lane of the Bypass will remain open until 9:00 pm.

UT races to record Korean War veteran histories

UT races to record Korean War veteran histories

Six decades ago the United States was embroiled in a three-year war in Korea that was arguably as deadly as any military conflict before or since.  Yet, many veterans consider the Korean War the fight our country has forgotten.

Pigeon Forge Primary among SCORE finalists

Pigeon Forge Primary among SCORE finalists

SCORE is out with its 12 finalists for the second annual SCORE prize award.

Each year, one elementary, middle and high school, along with one school district in Tennessee receive the award for the most dramatically improved student achievement.

Some East Tennessee schools are among the finalists. They include John Sevier Elementary in Maryville and Pigeon Forge Primary in Sevier County.

Hamblen and Maryville are both finalists for best district. Maryville won that title last year.

Individual school winners will get $10,000. The winning district will get $25,000.

SEVIER: TDOT road construction roundup

SEVIER: TDOT road construction roundup

TDOT provides this roundup of East Tennessee road construction every week:

SEVIER COUNTY, SR 66 in Sevierville between I-40 and SR 139 (Douglas Dam Rd.): Short duration traffic stops in both directions may occur daily Monday through Friday through this project for utility crossings. Motorists should be alert for changing conditions and expect potential delays traveling through this area. For updated project information, go to http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/highway66/