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Peace by Piece: A new gallery in Gatlinburg

Peace by Piece: A new gallery in Gatlinburg

The Smokies inspire a lot of artists in East Tennessee, including one stained glass maker.

She established her art studio and gallery in Gatlinburg in a renovated 200 year old cabin.

"If I come to work for eight hours a day I want to be in here," Sandy Sgrillo said.

She calls it Peace by Piece.

"It brings me peace. P-E-A-C-E. It brings me peace and each piece is done one at a time. Peace by Piece," she said.

She makes one piece of stained glass at a time.

Billboard, website pop up requesting Target come to Sevierville

Billboard, website pop up requesting Target come to Sevierville

As hotel room demand grows in Sevier County, a group of residents has a growing demand for a popular retailer to move to Sevierville.

If you've driven along Highway 66 recently, you may have seen a billboard promoting wewanttarget.com.

More than 1,300 people have signed an online petition asking for Target to come to Sevierville, so we wanted to know who's behind the sign and website.

Wonders of Flight balloon inflates after helium shortage delay

Wonders of Flight balloon inflates after helium shortage delay

A new Sevier County tourist attraction literally gets off the ground Thursday after months of delays.

A world-wide helium shortage postponed July's grand opening of the Wonders of Flight attraction in Pigeon Forge.

But, they now have the tanks of helium on-site and are inflating the balloon.

The tethered balloon will float people 400 feet in the air for an elevated view of the Great Smoky Mountains.

After this summer's unexpected delay, the manager of Wonderworks says he is ready for lift off. The attraction will open to the public on September 21.

The Lord's Child collecting donations for Isaac victims

The Lord's Child collecting donations for Isaac victims

For the next three days, a Sevier County non-profit is collecting water and non-perishable food items for victims of Tropical Storm Isaac.

The Lord's Child will be stationed with a tractor trailer at three area Walmart stores: Sevierville, Turkey Creek, and East Towne. They hope to fill them up to take to Louisiana in the next few days.

One of the organizers, Eric Lambert, has a personal connection to the supplies' destination.

Born and raised in Plaquemines Parish, Lambert still has family there.