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Sailor surprises sister at UT graduation

By Ashley Izbicki, WBIR

Nearly 2,000 graduates in black caps and gowns received their diplomas at the University of Tennessee Friday, but one journalism and electronic media major had no idea her younger brother, who has been deployed for the past 16 months, flew home to surprise her on stage.

Don't let spooky weather ruin your Halloween fun!

Don't let spooky weather ruin your Halloween fun!

Don't let bad weather ruin your Halloween fun! Here's a listing of some of the indoor events going on that you can enjoy on this spooky holiday!

Dead Man's Farm Haunted House: 7-10 p.m. Oct. 24 & Oct. 29-30; 7 p.m.-midnight Oct. 25-26, 7-11 p.m. Nov. 1-2; closed Oct. 31, 9567 Highway 11E, Lenoir City. $17 admission. High-intensity, interactive haunted house.

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.

Namesake: Holy Butt in Sevier County

Namesake:  Holy Butt in Sevier County

Scour the skyline of the Great Smoky Mountains and you will see peak after peak melt into another.

Long before the national park existed, the rugged mountain people of Southern Appalachia tried to distinguish all of the nooks and crannies of the hills with various names.  Many of the monikers come from topographical features that resemble recognizable shapes.

This was the case with a heavenly peak along the edge of the Park in Sevier County now known as Holy Butt.