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Alternative cycling start-up receives financial boost

An alternative cycling start-up company in Townsend is getting a financial boost from the state.

Cutting Edge Wheels received a $380,000 program investment from Nest Tennessee, a venture capital firm funded by the state. Launch Tennessee also gave a $150,000 co-investment.

Cutting Edge Wheels is a new company started by three local entrepreneurs with business backgrounds in companies such as ADIDAS and Procter and Gamble. They believe there's a big opportunity for growth in alternative biking, and these investments will help them meet those demands.

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10News Investigates: Effects of Tennessee's beer tax

Breweries are opening across the country at a rate faster than any time since prohibition.  According to the Brewer's Association, craft beer is driving that growth, boosting local economies and creating jobs. But, Tennessee isn't seeing the same boost as surrounding Southern states. Many craft brewers blame a decades-old "sin tax," that's the highest in the country.  

Local woman makes art out of pebbles

She always collected shells and pebbles and twigs. Then this fall an East Tennessee woman who saw beauty in those objects started making them into actual art.

You'll find plenty of gently used books at Southland Books in Maryville. Tucked in a corner of the book store's cafe you'll see old rocks getting a new life.

"Ever since I was little I've brought home pockets full of pebbles and shells and sticks and everything," Lori Ogden explained.

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Glass Slipper event helps teens feel like Cinderella on prom night

Two Monore County Teachers are hosting the 2nd Annual Glass Slipper Event at Vonore Baptist Church. About 300 donated dresses plus shoes, purses and accessories are available for free.

The event is open to 8th grade and high school age girls in need from Monroe County and beyond.

Hair and makeup consultants will also offer advice on looking your best on prom night.

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Townsend prepares for possible Smokies cutbacks

Some towns near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park are bracing for possible government cutbacks that could affect the number of visitors driving through their streets.

"People from all different countries come here," said Brandon Gipe, a worker at the Riverstone Restaurant in Townsend who heard about the proposed congressional planned cutbacks, called "sequester."

"Basically most of our business comes from tourism and comes from the park," he added.

Health technology company will bring 500 jobs to Blount Co.

A healthcare technology company plans to build in Blount County.

ProNova Solutions will bring 500 new jobs to the area, as well as $52 million in capital investment.

It will be the first and main company located at Pellissippi Place in Alcoa.

City and county leaders designed the park for research and development companies.

"This is going to be such a great anchor for our park, it sets the standard creating jobs, high paying jobs," said Don Mull, Alcoa City mayor.