Local‌ ‌Flavor‌ ‌of‌ ‌‌Northeast‌ ‌Tennessee‌: Hampton and Roan Mountain

Local restaurants and diners scatter the hills of Hampton and Roan Mountain, like the authentic Thai restaurant lingering in the valley and the wood fired pizza joint hidden near the state border. These mountains have no shortage of hiking and biking trails, along with lakes and rivers for water sport enthusiasts. Meandering through these hills, […]

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Elements of an Appalachian Trail Shelter

Follow along with outdoorsman and writer Johnny Molloy as he treks through the mountains of Northeast Tennessee. The Appalachian Trail covers a variety of terrain ranging from towering mountains to lowland streams and some of the best panoramic views in Northeast Tennessee for a memorable 220 miles. In fact, the shelter along Roan High Knob sits at […]

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Looking Forward to Fall with The ETSU Martin Center

While much of the country has had to pause operations at some point in 2020, construction on the James C. and Mary B. Martin Center for the Arts on State of Franklin Road was able to continue with only a few COVID-19-related delays. On top of that, the 93,000-square-foot Martin Center for the Arts was […]

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Leaders For Litter Free Tennessee: Joe Hoffman

During these times, outdoor recreation has seen an influx of folks who aren’t recreating responsibly. Overcrowding in areas like Laurel Falls of the Cherokee National Forest, Dolly Sods in West Virginia, and Max Patch along the Appalachian Trail has contributed to an increase in pollution and trail erosion. Follow along as we feature local leaders […]

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What to Do in Winter in Northeast Tennessee

Let’s face it, looking forward to your summer vacation while it’s still the middle of winter feels a lot like looking for the finish line in a marathon. You know you’ll get there sooner or later, but at the moment it seems impossibly far away. Luckily, Northeast Tennessee has a huge variety of attractions that […]

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