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A new editorial in the Knoxville News-Sentinel discusses Arrowmont’s future. Most significant:

“Locals need to get involved. Gatlinburg needs some rules about what happens to that property. (The Arrowmont location has) the only green grass growing in Gatlinburg. (The Pi Phi property) did so much for Gatlinburg. They don’t need to give it to a developer.”

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Gatlinburg Mayor Mike Werner, who owns land in the development area, is pro-development. Pi Phi, according to some sources, could use the cash from a sale.

Going forward, Werner should recuse himself from any official discussions about the Arrowmont property, since he stands to profit personally.

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While most of us are pretty darn upset with what is occurring with Arrowmont, rightfully so, solid information is scarce. In reading the last few newspaper articles and the attached comments from people all over, however, we’ve noted some compelling points that we (well, a few of us) think should be brought into the discussion. Gatlinburg doesn’t seem to want them, and even if the resort monstrosity carved out their section and left Arrowmont in place, the haven (more…)

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Thanks to everyone who sent in their photos!! (more…)

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Just a quick note to state the protest today was a GREAT success!! The quick & dirty:

  • At its peak, there were upwards of 50 people!!
  • Protest was announced this morning on the local radio station
  • The Knoxville News-Sentinel was there!
  • The local NBC affiliate, WBIR, was there!
  • Some board members joined in the protest
  • Arrowmont director David Willard read a brief, but somewhat positive statement, news cameras rolling (more…)

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ALL THOSE WISHING TO MAKE THEIR VOICE HEARD GATHER FRIDAY (TOMORROW) ON THE MALL IN FRONT OF ARROWMONT–556 Parkway, Gatlinburg TN 37738–AT 12:00 P.M. (NOON). BRING THE FOLLOWING: (more…)

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