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Fires are destroying a popular tourist destination in Gatlinburg, Tenn., causing surrounding areas to panic and worry about the safety of locals and wildlife. While rain is covering most of the area and ceasing the fire, it is believed to cause more problems than it will help. Emergency evacuations are being conducted in the area as well.

Gatlinburg Evacuated due to Deadly Fire

Kristin Iler, Sports Editor December 2, 2016

Fires destroyed many parts of Gatlinburg, Tennessee over this week, forcing more than 1,000 residents to evacuate and fill the nearby shelters. Spreading fast over the entire forests of Gatlinburg, the...

The photo above is an aerial view of the fire and the amount of smoke being produced. Photo credits to the 11alive news team.

Fannin County Wildfire Smoke Reaches Forsyth County

Lany Campbell, Staff Writer November 15, 2016

After weeks of burning in Fannin and Gilmer counties, the Rough Ridge fire is now approaching 20,000 acres with no sign of stopping. Due to the increasing drought, and lack of humidity in the air, the...

Kids are known for their creativity, but sometimes their imaginations lead them to the wrong conclusions.

Childhood Misconceptions

Danielle Stone, Staff Writer September 8, 2015

Over the course of their childhood, many children believe untrue things, and these fallacies will eventually lead to bitter disappointment. In elementary school, “stop, drop, and roll” is drilled...

Students at North Forsyth may take State Route 369 everyday. Driving is dangerous, and wrecks can be costly; however, we can make travel safer by improving the roads we drive on.

Georgia Traffic on State Route 369

Erin Dickman, Staff Writer April 27, 2015

Each day, cars trudge along State Route 369 in the congested traffic caused by larger trucks and slower vehicles. One of the drivers takes the risk of rescheduling their appointment, and he will have to...

Even a rainstorm has the potential to be dangerous. It can cause roads to be dangerous by blinded drivers. 
Here is a step by step guide.

Paranoia for the Survivalist: Natural Disasters

Noelle Walker, Facebook Admin March 18, 2015

At least once in our lives, we have had a brief, panicky, moment when we leave our mind to think about “what if’s.” “What if my house were to catch on fire when I was asleep?” “What if I were...

Sit back, relax, and go to the lake, but watch out for these guys.

Beat the Heat

Chase Samples, Staff Writer May 16, 2014

School is coming to an end, not only for us, but for the seniors too. They are going to graduate and some are going off to college. Summer is near, and the heat is right there with it. The pools are starting...

Even candy bars can kill; everything from Twix to Snickers to Butterfinger have a sneaky way of getting into our lives. Kissing someone or hugging someone with the allergy can send them into a panic attack or even an allergy attack.

Life With Food Allergies

Abbie Findley, Short Story Editor April 21, 2014

Migraines, gastro-intestinal discomfort, sniffles, red eyes, coughing, hives, lung constriction -- all possible symptoms of an allergic reaction. For me, the severity of the symptoms depend on what I’ve...

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