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Ober Gatlinburg enjoying natural snow

It started snowing at Ober Gatlinburg on Thursday around 3 p.m.

Ober Gatlinburg Winter Sports Director John Cossaboom said before this round of snow, the resort had only accumulated about two inches all season.

"When it first started to snow there was a cheer that rose up from all of the people who are here because they were happy they were finally going to get a chance to see real snow," Cossaboom said.

Many of the visitors this week came from parts of Florida.

Your local weather forecast from the WBIR weather team.

Your local weather forecast from the WBIR weather team.

Thursday: Rain moving in during the morning hours and continuing into the afternoon. Rain is then expected to change to light snow by mid-to-late afternoon as temperatures start to fall. A light accumulation or dusting is possible Thursday night with some icy or slick roads possible. Highs in the lower 40s, but falling to near freezing by evening.

Newfound Gap Road construction begins next week

According to the park, the project will repair a slide approximately 1 mile south of the Newfound Gap parking area, just south of the Deep Creek trailhead. The work begins Monday and will take until mid-May to complete.

During construction, traffic lanes will shift onto the shoulder to maintain two-way traffic. However, some lane closures will be required intermittently.

Work continues on Hwy 66, new project in planning


(WBIR-Sevier County) It seems when one project nears for TDOT, another one is in the works.

Community roots one last time for Regen Morris

(WBIR-Sevierville) A Sevierville boy's battle with brain cancer had people all across the world "Rootin' for Regen."

Regen Morris, 12, died on Christmas morning.

On Saturday, friends and family said their final goodbyes at First Baptist Church in Sevierville. Visitation was from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., followed by the funeral service at 6:00 p.m.

The 12-year-old fought an aggressive form of brain cancer for more than a year, and during that time his story reached thousands.

Duck Dynasty teens speak at convention following show controversy

(WBIR) Several members of the "Duck Dynasty crew stopped by Sevierville this weekend to speak to thousands of East Tennessee teenagers.

John Luke and Sadie Robertson spoke at the Connect Student Conference about their journey through life and how their faith has helped guide them.

The teens also briefly touched on the recent controversy surrounding their grandfather's brief suspension from the A&E tv series.

Seymour firefighters spread holiday joy


It's a nearly forty year tradition in Seymour where old Saint Nick comes early on Christmas Eve offering a present for the children.