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Silky fiber from shorn alpacas compares to cashmere

More than 600 alpacas will be in Sevierville this weekend and the public is invited to see them for free.

The Southern Select Alpaca Show is at the Sevierville Events Center Saturday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm and Sunday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Alpacas will be featured in a show ring competition and show off their costumes just before lunch Saturday.

Pirate's Ball to be held at Ripley's Aquarium

Pirate's Ball to be held at Ripley's Aquarium

 

Ripley’s Aquarium in Gatlinburg is once again hosting the Pirate’s Ball, an annual event that promises great food, great music, and great fun for all those who attend. Participants are encouraged to dress in their favorite pirate garb, sample a wide variety of fine foods and drinks, and dance the into the night, all while supporting the mission of Mountain Hope Clinic, an organization offering quality medical and dental care to the uninsured citizens and workers of Sevier County.

Maryville teacher hailed as 'a hero'

Thanks to some quick actions by John Sevier Elementary's Linda Lambertucci Tuesday afternoon, first grade student Tristen Owens was back in class one day later.

"I don't remember nothing. All I remember was I was throwing up," the 7-year-old said moments after he was choking during lunch.

He was eating a corn dog at the time when teacher's aide  Lambertucci saw from across the room that something wasn't right.

"Tristen had covered his mouth," said Lambertucci, "By the time I got back, I saw his lips were turning purple."

3 people face charges after Pigeon Forge meth bust

Three people are facing charges tied to a meth lab bust in Pigeon Forge.

Police took an anonymous tip Tuesday afternoon saying people were making meth at Pin Oak Parkway Inn. That's on the parkway across from the Titanic.

Officers found six people in the room and one in the bathroom with a "shake and bake" meth lab.

The room, and rooms on either side, are under quarantine.

On the road at Wilderness at the Smokies

Wilderness at the Smokies offers family fun on 700 acres in the heart of East Tennessee.

It is Tennessee's largest indoor/outdoor waterpark resort with two huge outdoor waterparks and a five-acre indoor waterpark.

Gatlinburg theatre features classic comedy

For the first time in its 37 year history Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre is open in the off season, right now.

It's a theater where time stands still but the performers do not.

At Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre in Gatlinburg, you'll find Don and Pat MacPherson's faces center stage. They founded the theatre in 1977. It is now in its, as they say, three dozenth plus one season in Gatlinburg.

Tropical escape features 600 animals in Sevierville

The temperatures will dip down into the twenties this weekend.

A tropical rainforest probably sounds comfortable to most East Tennesseans.

You can experience the warm heat in Sevier County year-round.

Rainforest Adventures Discovery Zoo is located in Sevierville, Tennessee.

The complex houses more than 600 animals which represent 150 species.