Black Mountain

A mystical peak that offers hiking for all levels An hour west of Knoxville rises a place lost in the folds of geographic time. Lightly boot-kissed paths disappear maze-like, labyrinthine, into thinning air. Sandstone spires jut
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(Tax) Power to the people?

A local look at America's most hated tax Of all taxes, Americans hate the property tax the most. The property tax’s unpopularity—and knowing that in Knoxville it takes only five of nine members of city council to increase it—helps to
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Chasing Waterfalls

Follow the path to a Tennessee state of mind Why is it that we feel so good while listening to the sound of rushing water? Ongoing studies are trying to understand the science behind it. What we do know is that being in the presence of
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“Fight’s On”

Kevin Thompson’s 30-year Air Force career lifted him from Knoxville to the Pentagon and back home again In 1981, when the Cold War was at its peak and Ronald Reagan had just begun his presidency, north Knoxville native and Central High
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Uniting the Urban and the Wild

Summer in the City and in Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness feels like two different worlds though just minutes apart. Recently I walked several miles of trails in this great nature “destination,” which is nearby Downtown Knoxville’s lively
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