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Woman hopes to open foundation for chronic illness patients

One Maryville woman is doing what she can to help people battling chronic illness.

Last spring, Dorothy Kincaid found out she had pancreatic cancer. Since then, she has made it her mission to get patients with low incomes the help they need.

Her foundation "The Beloved Community Outreach" introduced itself to Blount County at the St. Paul AME Zion Church where she attends.

Kincaid said she's inspired by the outpouring of support.

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Loudon woman faces murder charge in brother's 2011 drug death

Authorities arrested a Loudon woman on second-degree murder charges from a 2011 case involving prescription medication.

Alcoa Police said detectives arrested Kellie Geneba Abert, 43, after a Blount County grand jury returned a sealed indictment against her on Monday.

Officers found 39-year-old William R. Lawson of Greenback, Abert's brother, dead in a room at the Hampton Inn on International Avenue in Alcoa on August 4th, 2011. Investigators said at that point, the cause of death was suspicious.

Air quality visibly improved in Smokies

If you feel like you have been seeing more of the Great Smoky Mountains in recent years, a recent atmospheric study says you are correct.

A new Colorado State University study of air quality in national parks shows a major reduction in particle pollution in the air leading to and drastic increase in visibility.

Budget cuts could cut hours at McGhee Tyson airport control tower

Federal spending cuts could soon be felt at two Tennessee airports.

The FAA is looking at eliminating overnight shifts at more than 60 air traffic control facilities.   Both McGhee Tyson and Nashville's airport are on the list.

The FAA made the decision as it prepares for $600-million dollars in budget cuts.

According to the FAA, there's no final decision yet on operating hours.

McGhee Tyson officials say since most outgoing and incoming flights are scheduled before midnight, passengers wouldn't see much impact.

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Maryville man faces meth charges

A Maryville man faces meth charges after a authorities showed up at his home with a search warrant Thursday evening.

GED teacher inspires inmates in Blount County Jail

Misti Hearon has been locked up for five months in the Blount County jail.

Convicted of stealing for drug money, her prospects didn't look good. She signed up to get her GED, not expecting much out of the class or herself.

That was before she met her teacher, Al North.

"He let me know that he believes in me. If you can find one person that believes in you in the whole world, you can believe in yourself. Five months ago he believed in me. Now we believe in me," Hearon said.

Quilters enjoy their craft and each other

They aren't your grandmother's hand made blankets. No, these quilts are works of art.

"Well, it's been shown at a couple places but it's not been on a bed yet," Betty Peabody of the Foothills Quilters Guild said.

That's true of most of these quilts on display at the Smoky Mountains Visitors Center in Townsend. The quilts are traditional art and a part of Appalachian culture.