About Amy McRary
BiographyAmy McRary is a News Sentinel reporter whose stories range from those on hunger in East Tennessee to giant snakes at the Knoxville Zoo to treasures collected by local museums. One of the things the former United Press International reporter likes best about her job is thedifferent people she gets to meet and the different stories she gets to tell. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill graduate also considers herself fairly knowledgable about college basketball, baseball and the history of the English royal family.
Touring 'Birds in Art' exhibit at McClung Museum for summer
Published 05/18/2013 at 11 a.m.
Snowy egrets to screech owls are the topics of the works in the “Birds in Art” exhibit opening Saturday, May 25, at the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture.
Clarence Brown Theatre's new managing director David B. Byrd loves the community his art creates
Published 05/18/2013 at 10:13 a.m.
David B. Byrd is managing director of the Clarence Brown Theatre. Hired in March, the native North Carolinian most recently was marketing director at the historic Westport Country Playhouse in Westport, Conn. His past work includes serving as marketing director ...
Time to be Scottish, if only for the weekend
Published 05/14/2013 at 10:28 a.m.
It’s time to remember one’s Scottish roots — or just pretend to be a Scot for a few hours — during the 2013 Smoky Mountain Highland Games.
2013-14 'Broadway at Tennessee' announced
Published 05/12/2013 at 4:22 a.m.
Fairy tale romance, early Elvis and the “Jersey Boys” sounds of The Four Seasons are part of the six-show “Broadway at the Tennessee” 2013-14 season.
First scholarship given in memory of Knoxville child Abby Gibson
Published 05/11/2013 at 1:20 p.m.
A University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine endowment that remembers a young Knoxville girl and her love of horses awarded its first scholarship this spring. Plans are to grow that endowment to increase the scholarship.
Children's Festival of Reading promotes literacy with fun
Published 05/10/2013 at 5:10 p.m.
Storybook characters, storytellers, authors, illustrators and science experiments are part of the Knox County Public Library’s ninth annual Children’s Festival of Reading.
Knoxville Botanical Garden & Arboretum plans $1 million welcome center, entrance
Published 05/09/2013 at 5:40 p.m.
The Knoxville Botanical Garden & Arboretum will use a $500,000 state appropriation to help turn large storage building into a 5,500-square-foot visitors’ center and to reopen an original, scenic entrance to the 47-acre plot.
Lisa New named zoo's executive director
Updated 05/06/2013 at 6:16 p.m.
KNOXVILLE — Lisa New, who has worked at the Knoxville Zoo for more than two decades, was today named the park’s executive director.
Knoxville Children's Theatre moves to bigger digs
Published 05/04/2013 at 1:10 p.m.
Knoxville Children’s Theatre moves next month to a larger space that will allow the nonprofit to expand its audiences, casts of its productions and the students in its performance classes.
Clarence Brown Theatre announces 2013-14 season
Published 04/30/2013 at 11:35 a.m.
With its final 2012-13 season play “On the Razzle” now on stage, the Clarence Brown Theatre has finalized its eight-play 2013-14 season. Those productions include a drama starring actress Carol Mayo Jenkins, a holiday favorite and a season-ending Monty Python ...
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