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Vols beat NC State 35-21

Vols beat NC State 35-21

Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Tyler Bray completed 27-of-41 passes for 333
yards and threw for two touchdowns to lead Tennessee to a 35-21 win over North
Carolina State on Friday.

Cordarrelle Patterson hauled in six balls for 93 yards and caught a touchdown
and added another score with a 67-yard run. Zach Rogers caught a 72-yard
touchdown and Rajion Neal carried the ball 22 times for 53 yards and a
touchdown for the Volunteers (1-0), who posted a disappointing 5-7
record last season.

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Admissions suspended at Maryville nursing home

Admissions suspended at Maryville nursing home

Admissions have been suspended at a Blount County nursing home.

According to the Tennessee Department of Health, no new residents may be admitted at Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation-Fairpark until certain violations are corrected.  In addition, a federal civil penalty has also been imposed at $6,000 a day until the violations are corrected. A special monitor has been appointed to review the facility's operations.

Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation-Fairpark is a 75-bed licensed nursing home located at 307 North Fifth Street in Maryville.

It's Football Time in Tennessee!

It's Football Time in Tennessee!

 

It's the day Vol fans have been waiting for, the start of the 2012 football season.    

It's been a long offseason for the team having to dwell on a loss to Kentucky for the last eight months.

But today the Vols open up the season against NC State.

The arrived in Atlanta yesterday afternoon.

This is the first time in 73 years that the team has played a regular season game on a Friday.

The Vols will take on the Wolfpack tonight at the Georgia Dome at 7:30 p.m.

The game will be aired on ESPU-U.

John Sevier Elementary among SCORE finalists

John Sevier Elementary among SCORE finalists

SCORE is out with its 12 finalists for the second annual SCORE prize award.

Each year, one elementary, middle and high school, along with one school district in Tennessee receive the award for the most dramatically improved student achievement.

Some East Tennessee schools are among the finalists. They include John Sevier Elementary in Maryville and Pigeon Forge Primary in Sevier County.

Hamblen and Maryville are both finalists for best district. Maryville won that title last year.

Individual school winners will get $10,000. The winning district will get $25,000.

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Photo of the Day

Photo of the Day

Today's photo was sent to us by Matt & Jennifer Rust of Maryville.  Thanks!

To share pictures of your community, email them to WhereYouLive@wbir.com.

We'd love to see your town through your eyes!

Maryville man mows art into field

Maryville man mows art into field

He's an artist with a giant canvas and an unusual paint brush.

An East Tennessee man transformed a field with a lawnmower.

He's a motorcycle enthusiast whose not content to drive around Maryville. Edd Harris has taken this motorcycle to 49 states. Last month he rode one to Alaska and back.

"I've had the motor rebuilt and the cams changed and a lot of work done to it so it runs pretty well," he explained.

He prefers motorcycles over cars.

Turning trash into fashion

Turning trash into fashion

Keep Blount Beautiful (KBB) is celebrating 20 years of service by hosting a Recycled Elegance Trash Fashion Show and Celebration.

Recycled Elegance Trash Fashion Show's mission is to engage the community by creating fashion out of trash.

Material used in the construction of garments must be post-consumer, post-industrial, or post-agricultural waste. Trash destined for the landfill or recyclable items is preferred.