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MEDIC has ‘immediate, critical’ need for O+ blood

MEDIC Regional Blood Center says it has an “immediate, critical” need for blood type O Positive, and low inventory levels of COVID Convalescent Plasma (CCP), A Negative and O Negative Blood Types. MEDIC will be trying to meet those needs while celebrating the “March playoff season” by giving away a …

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Park Plans Prescribed Burn along Wears Valley Boundary

Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Appalachian-Piedmont-Coastal Zone fire management staff plan to conduct a 175-acre prescribed burn along the park boundary in Wears Valley to the Metcalf Bottoms Picnic Area.  The burn will take place between Monday, March 8 through Thursday, March 11, depending on weather. Prescribed burn …

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Norris Dam State Park launches 85-mile challenge

Reprinted from the Norris Bulletin While the program originally launched on Jan. 1, the “Norris Dam 85-Mile Challenge” is designed to encourage folks to log miles at the park. The 85 comes for the 85th anniversary of Norris Dam. The program entails park visitors hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, or …

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I-40 Accident at 355 Slows Traffic

I-40 was at a crawl this afternoon near the Lawnville Road exit following a 3-car crash eastbound. Traffic was snarled at the scene for over an hour today. Kingston Fire First Responders were first on the scene to check out all the occupants and it revealed no serious injuries. The …

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