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Smokies announces dates for firefly viewing, lottery to open

Great Smoky Mountains National Park has announced June 1-8 as the dates for its annual synchronous firefly viewing opportunity.

Smokies offering Storybook Trail for families this spring

A trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park will be lined with pages from children’s storybooks this spring.

Smokies sees more than 12M visitors despite virus closure

The surge in use has brought problems with traffic, overflowing parking lots, crowded bathrooms, damage and litter.

Great Smokies among nation’s most dangerous parks, outdoor travel guide says

Park officials said most of those crashes were caused by speeding, inattentiveness or drunk driving.

Smokies seeks volunteers to monitor visitor use patterns

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is looking for volunteers to monitor visitor use patterns in several of the park’s most popular locations.

2 men sentenced in Great Smoky Mountains National Park rapes

Two men have been sentenced to federal prison in the rapes of young male victims in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Man dies after stepping off overlook while taking photos in Great Smoky Mountains

Officials say an Alabama man has died after falling from an overlook in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Burn planned for part of Great Smoky Mountains park

A news release from the National Park Service says the 689-acre burn is scheduled for Cades Cove between Saturday and Nov. 25.

Smokies looks to public for ideas to reduce congestion

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is turning to the public for ideas on how to reduce congestion at some of its most popular spots.

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AMC Theatres celebrate cinema week with all you can eat popcorn

In celebration of Cinema Week, AMC is firing up its popcorn machines and inviting guests to arrive hungry, as moviegoers can enjoy “All You Can Eat” popcorn with the purchase of any size popcorn beginning today. 

Brunswick County Health Services to hold COVID-19 vaccination clinic at WWAY Event Center

Brunswick County Health Services will be hosting several pop-up vaccination clinics this week including one at the WWAY Event Center in Leland. Appointments are not required for these special clinics. 

McDonald’s announces when its new loyalty program will launch

McDonald's will launch its first-ever nationwide loyalty program July 8. It's aimed at expanding McDonald's customer base and enticing existing patrons to be more loyal in the highly competitive world of fast food.

Background checks blocked a record high 300,000 gun sales

Records show the number of people stopped from buying guns through the U.S. background check system hit an all-time high of more than 300,000 last year amid a surge of firearm sales.