Roadwork near Cataloochee Area postponed

  Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced on Friday, Oct. 18 that the expected closure of the main access road into Cataloochee has been postponed. The county road just outside the park, Cove Creek Road, was expected to be closed Nov. 1, 2019...

Park to host National Bat Week Program for Junior Rangers

  Great Smoky Mountains National Park will host a Junior Ranger in honor of National Bat Week on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. near the Oconaluftee Visitor Center at the Oconaluftee Administration Building. Junior Ranger programs are designed...
Philip Duke Smith – obituary

Philip Duke Smith – obituary

  Philip Duke Smith, 55, of Cherokee, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019 at the Cherokee Indian Hospital surrounded by his loving family following a long battle with illness. Born on March 2, 1964 and known to everyone as Duke, he was the son of Dee Smith of...