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ETSU psychology professor to attempt marathon Watauga Lake swim Saturday

ETSU psychology professor to attempt marathon Watauga Lake swim Saturday

August 25th, 2015 10:35 pm by TONY CASEY, NET News Service

"I find nature to be a very inspiring and healing place," Dr. Jodi Polaha Jones said. "There's something very cool about a very big body of water. It's super minimalist."

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Community TriCityMom Outdoors
Natural Tunnel set to host outdoor skills program and kayak trip

Natural Tunnel set to host outdoor skills program and kayak trip

August 24th, 2015 3:30 pm by Community contributor

Natural Tunnel State Park will host an outdoor skills program and a kayak trip on Friday.

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Community Sunday Stories TriCityMom Outdoors
Steele Creek Park looks to grow while keeping it green

Steele Creek Park looks to grow while keeping it green

August 24th, 2015 10:30 am by Chelsey Bishop

The park is partnering with the Junior League of Bristol to build a small playground, splash pad, shelter, bathrooms and additional parking.

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Community Photos TriCityMom Outdoors

Farm and Garden photo gallery

August 22nd, 2015 9:30 am by Staff Report

The response we got to our call out for garden photos was phenomenal! We will feature more of the photos on the Farm and Garden page over the next few weeks as well as posting the photos in web galleries at timesnews.net.

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Sports Sports Live Outdoors
Kingsport angler catches 'ugly bass' in the Holston River in Rogersville

Kingsport angler catches 'ugly bass' in the Holston River in Rogersville

August 21st, 2015 12:30 pm by George Thwaites

John Miller of Kingsport caught a bass this past May that has an exaggerated underbite unlike any he's ever seen. Is it a mutation? Is it congenital? Is it the result of an injury?

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Regional & National Outdoors
Smokies biologists tracking nuisance bears with GPS collars

Smokies biologists tracking nuisance bears with GPS collars

August 16th, 2015 2:30 pm by Staff Report

Smoky Mountains National Park officials are interested in nuisance bears because they can lose their fear of humans and become dangerous The GPS collar sends updates of the bears' whereabouts every two hours while they remain in the park.

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Community Photos TriCityMom Outdoors

Farm and Garden photo gallery

August 15th, 2015 9:30 am by Staff Report

The response we got to our call out for garden photos was phenomenal! We will feature more of the photos on the Farm and Garden page over the next few weeks as well as posting the photos in web galleries at timesnews.net.

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Sports Sports Live Outdoors
Cherokee bass bite hanging in there while dog days of summer take hold of region

Cherokee bass bite hanging in there while dog days of summer take hold of region

August 14th, 2015 12:30 pm by George Thwaites

Rod Colyer of Norton noted that Cherokee's water level is down about five feet from where it peaked earlier this season, but it's still higher than where it would normally be at this point in August.

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Community Photos Sunday Stories Outdoors

Scrapbook Showcase: Beauty in the Backyard

August 11th, 2015 10:30 am by Sunday Scrapbook

Today's Scrapbook Showcase features "Beauty in the Backyard." It was submitted by Harriett Barry.

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Community Sunday Stories Outdoors
Project Healing Waters provides therapeutic outlet for veterans

Project Healing Waters provides therapeutic outlet for veterans

August 10th, 2015 4:30 pm by Collin Brooks

One of the 178 chapters meets at the Mountain Home Veterans Affairs Medical Center. During their meetings, volunteers teach veterans how to tie flies and teach them how to cast. They also hold outings where they take the group fishing to apply the skills

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