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Knoxville bakery closing doors after nearly 3 decades

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — A beloved Knoxville bakery is shutting its doors this year. Rita’s Bakery announced in a Facebook post, that its last day will be May 28. Rita’s has been family-owned and operated since 1993, in these years they have captured the hearts of many Knoxville customers.   Continue reading on   Keep Reading

Abandoned Places: Restoring the Eugenia Williams House

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The dark brown brick mansion on Lyons View Pike in Knoxville is getting new life after decades of decay. Dubbed the Eugenia Williams House, the 10,800 square foot English Regency style estate was built in 1941 for the daughter of Dr. David Hitt Williams, an East Tennessee physician who was one of… Keep Reading

Knoxville and East Tennessee considered ‘climate haven’

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) – The view of the Smoky Mountains and downtown Knoxville’s attractions aren’t the only things making the city a place people want to live. According to experts, it’s also for the low risk of natural disasters happening. Dr. Rachel Lloyd, who researched climate change at UT, said it’s all luck. “We’re in… Keep Reading

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Diaper drive for ETCH taking place in Knoxville until June

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A diaper drive is taking place in Knoxville until Father’s Day to help out mothers and families in need. This diaper drive, hosted by RE/MAX Preferred Properties and Foundation Mortgage, will benefit the East Tennessee Children’s Hospital and the Grow With Me Clinic. “Diapers are not cheap, especially in this economy,” drive-host… Keep Reading

Wine industry growing in Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — As a way to recognize the growth of the wine industry, Governor Bill Lee has proclaimed May Wine and Grape Month in Tennessee. According to the TN Department of Agriculture, the wine and grape industry in the state has grown 250% since 2013. In 2019, 86 growers grew on approximately 1,380… Keep Reading

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