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Keep the waters flowing! Whitewater rafting permits renewed


Whitewater rafting permits for the upcoming season were renewed Thursday.
Seated from left are Shannan Skidmore of USA Raft and Cocke County Clerk
Janice A. Butler. Standing from left are John Crutchfield of Duke Energy;
Wayne Duerer of USA Raft; Scott Jolley of Duke Energy; Cocke County
Tourism Director Linda Lewanski; Max Gardner of Progress Energy; and
Rafting Clerks Shalee Benson and Lesley Hedgepath.
Published: 8:05 PM, 02/22/2013

Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NEWPORT-Whitewater rafting permits for the 2013 season were renewed Thursday, Feb. 21 by Cocke County Clerk Janice Butler.

The following rafting companies renewed their permits: Rapid Expeditions, LLC; Five Rivers Adventures; Big Creek Expeditions, Inc.; Rafting in the Smokies; Rip Roaring Adventures, Inc.; Smoky Mountain Outdoors Unlimited, Inc.; NOC Adventure, LLC; USA Raft; Outdoor Adventures, Inc.; and Wildwater.

According to Butler, two permits were not renewed. One company has been given an extension to renew its permit, and one company's permit will not be renewed.

For more details, please see the weekend edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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