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Snow misses most of E. TN, but falls in parts of Sevier Co.

While most of East Tennessee just saw some rain, isolated parts of Sevier County saw some accumulating snow Wednesday morning.

The area around Gatlinburg Pitman High School picked up about one inch, but other parts of the county saw no accumulation.

Sevier County Schools were closed Wednesday due to hazardous driving conditions in parts of the county, according to their website.

The main roads in the county appeared to be clear, but our crews found snow on some of the back roads.

RV show expands to second location

The Smoky Mountain RV Show that kicked off Friday has doubled in size.

The show features all types of motor homes, fifth wheels, pop-up campers and accessories. The event is usually only held at the Sevierville Events Center, but this year, it has a second location at the new LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge.

The show's owner says adding the extra square footage means more products for customers.

Smoky Mountain RV Show doubles in size

(WBIR, Sevierville) - The Smoky Mountain RV Show kicks off Friday, and this year it's doubled in size.

The show features all types of motor homes, fifth wheels, pop up campers, and accessories. It is usually held at the Sevierville Events Center, but this year they added a second location just a few miles away at the new LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge.

The show's owner says adding the extra square footage allows them to show even more products to visitors.

Arts and crafts school needs $2 million to buy campus

A Gatlinburg arts and crafts school is one step closer to buying its building, but it still needs to raise $2 million.

Arrowmont Arts and Crafts School worked out a deal to buy its campus from the Pi Beta Phi fraternity. The school will buy the property for $8 million.

Arrowmont brought in $6 million through grants and private donations, but still needs $2 million more in less than two months. The contract is set to close on March 31st.

Seymour taking steps toward incorporation

(WBIR - Seymour) Leadership in the town of Seymour said it will take a "major step" toward its goal of becoming an incorporated municipality this week.

There will be a meeting at the Seymour Branch Library at 7 P.M Thursday January 9th to discuss the plan, including an informational seminar. Seymour leadership said in a statement Wednesday incorporation will help solve many of the community's unresolved issues.

Pipe burst sets off sprinklers, soaks Seymour church

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A Seymour church is soaked after a water pipe burst Tuesday afternoon.

Shelters opening during dangerously cold temps

Shelters opening during dangerously cold temps

A couple of shelters have opened in East Tennessee to help folks trying to stay safe from the cold.

In Greene County, a shelter is open at Hal Henard Elementary School on East Vann Road. The director of emergency management says cots will be set up at the school, but there will not be food available.