Corryton family builds ice rink in their neighborhood

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With frigid temperatures for much of East Tennessee, one family took advantage of the chilly temps and built an ice rink for the kids!

VIDEO CAN BE FOUND HERE.

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East Tennessee climbs out of drought in 2017

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Above-average rainfall in 2017 helped East Tennessee recover from drought conditions in 2016. 

2017 was above average in temperature as well. There were ups and downs all throughout the year, with a few severe storms that blew through the region in early May causing widespread damage. This is a review of the weather East Tennessee witnessed all throughout 2017.

Volunteers come from all across the U.S. to help victims of the Sevier County fires

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photographerVolunteers have been flooding in as well as donations for victims of the Sevier County wildfires. Families who have lost everything can come to the Rotary Center in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. to pickup food supplies, clothing, toys and pet food to keep families from going hungry.

The volunteers have been from Florida, Alabama, South Carolina, Pennsylvania… Some even coming by during their Christmas vacation just to help give to those in need.

 

Roy Helton, director of the Rotary Center, has been assisting dozens of families as they begin to recover from the devastation of the wildfires.