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Jim Matheny

WBIR Channel 10

Knoxville, TN, United States

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Past articles by Jim:

Mills made Knoxville 'underwear capital' of world

We look in the drawers of history and find abundant support for Knoxville's claim as the "underwear capital of the world" in the 20th century. → Read More

Relocated Smokies bear makes bizarre tracks

Researchers in the Great Smoky Mountains are tracking problem-bears relocated from the park to national forests. The early GPS data shows some bizarre tracks. → Read More

Fewer park volunteers, more problems in Smokies due to COVID-19

Many vital volunteers in the Great Smoky Mountains are retirees in an at-risk age group for COVID-19. Their absence impacts visitors and wildlife in the park. → Read More

Vols last canceled football in 1943 after futile attempts to save season

The last time the Tennessee Volunteers canceled a football season, the world was at war. Schools tried just about anything to save the 1943 season before giving up. → Read More

Knox accountant charged with stealing more than $250K from child abuse charity

A longtime accountant for the charity ChildHelp, Inc. is charged with forgery and theft of property more than $250,000 in value. → Read More

Why Knox County Schools could turn to Florida to help staff virtual classes

Knox County Schools may soon contract with Florida Virtual School to provide all the classes it wants to offer during the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

Atomic bomb made Oak Ridge target for peace activists

The legacy of Oak Ridge, 75 years after the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, includes being targeted by anti-war protesters and peace activists. → Read More

Extra! Extra! Tennessee newspapers provide diary of atomic bomb and Oak Ridge revelation

Newspaper archives provide a glimpse of the local reaction to the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima and the revelation a secret city in Tennessee enriched its fuel. → Read More

Ed Westcott's photos revealed secret city that fueled atomic bomb

When we reflect on the creation of the secret city of Oak Ridge that fueled the first atomic bomb, we do so through the lens of photographer Ed Westcott. → Read More

Smokies 'Hikes for Healing' takes meaningful steps for racism conversations

Great Smoky Mountains Superintendent Cassius Cash hopes to share meaningful perspectives on race and diversity while leading hikes through the national park. → Read More

Photo sessions help Tennessee Theatre during pandemic

The Tennessee Theatre is unable to host concerts or plays but remains pretty as a picture. Now you can book personal photo sessions to help the historic venue. → Read More

Townsend tubers trample Little River habitat; petition seeks regulations

More than 1,200 people have signed a petition by a fisheries student at the University of Tennessee asking for limits on tubing companies in Townsend. → Read More

Tennessee RiverLine trail project takes next step with RiverTowns

There's a big idea flowing through the Tennessee Valley to create a 652-mile system of trails on land and water to connect communities on the Tennessee River. → Read More

Republican senator and surgeon: COVID-19 guidelines vital to economy, not political

State Senator Richard Briggs (R-Knoxville), a surgeon, said too many people are ignoring the COVID-19 guidelines, and overlooking the larger economic impacts. → Read More

5 years of same-sex marriage: Knoxville couple was key in landmark case

Five years ago, the Supreme Court ruled same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states. The landmark case started locally with a couple and attorney in Knoxville. → Read More

COVID-19 spreads evenly in 'hot spot' Hamblen County

The coronavirus is spreading proportionately and evenly across demographic ages, ethnicities, and neighborhoods in Hamblen County. → Read More

Tennessee will have 2 sales tax holiday weekends this year with more tax-free items on the list

Additional electronic devices, including TVs, will be tax-free during the back to school shopping weekend. Plus, they've added a tax holiday for restaurants. → Read More

A great time to eat out! Tennessee's second tax-free weekend has started, this time at restaurants

From Aug. 7 through Aug. 9, the retail sale of food and drink by restaurants and limited service is exempt from sales tax. → Read More

828K people visited Great Smoky Mountains in May

Despite no campgrounds, no visitor centers, and not opening until May 9, recreational visitation to the Smokies was fast and furious in the month of May. → Read More

County to pulverize rock misused for diving at Mead's Quarry

Signs cover a large rock at Mead's Quarry warning people not to climb or dive from it. After a teenage boy drowned Thursday, Knox County will pulverize the rock. → Read More