From Village to Venue

Businessman Tom Boyd has submitted plans to use his South Knox County property as an event venue rather than a fantasy-themed resort.

Ancient Lore Is History in Knox

Tom Boyd nixes plan to build his first fantasy-themed resort in Knox County and gets rebuffed by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.

Ancient Lore, Ancient People

Ancient Lore Village

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is negotiating with Ancient Lore Village executives to build resorts in Sevier County and Cherokee, N.C.

Different Stories

Ancient Lore

A Sunday open house at the would-be fantasy resort Ancient Lore Village provides competing narratives from developers and local residents.

Ancient Lore, New Tactics

Ancient Lore Village

A new bureaucratic option offers an opening for Tom Boyd to realize his vision for a fantasy-themed resort in South Knox County.

Boyd Breaks Ground

Construction of two prototype houses at the proposed Ancient Lore Village begins before the South Knox County property secures commercial zoning.