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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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via WBIR.com | Knoxville, TN | Development plans on Arrowmont site now on hold.

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The Knoville News-Sentinel follows up the Mountain Press article with Lori Reagan, who states the project isn’t dead. No surprise there, the Mountain Press article was essentially “reporting” that the mayor heard the same rumor as lots of people.

via Developer backs out of Arrowmont entertainment complex :
Local News : Knoxville News Sentinel
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Now that Townsend’s campaign for Arrowmont’s relocation has intensified, the Gatlinburg government folks want to preserve its history in town. Nonetheless, as David Willard stated, the Pi Phis could still sell the land at any moment. While somewhat good news, it’s no time to relax. Emily Tarr still has the land sale $$ in her sites. (more…)

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Townsend city leaders continue their bid for Arrowmont to move to the quiet side of the Smokies. Take advantage of this tremendous outpouring of support, Arrowmont leaders! 

Seasonal Townsend? :
News : Blount Today
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The Knoxville News-Sentinel published an OP-ED from Pi Phi and former Arrowmont Board member Barbara Beville 9/28/08

Beville: Alternative thinking needed for Arrowmont :
Perspectives : Knoxville News Sentinel
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The Mountain Press

In fact the shop isn’t even part of Arrowmont school. To get to the school you have to take the road to the left of the shop up the hill. Do so and walk around the campus and you’ll see what everybody is so concerned about.
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