The Planning Commission approves doubling the number of overnight accommodations at Ancient Lore Village.
Weekly Watch: March 6-12, 2023
Every Monday, we run down the week’s public meetings and civic events.
Ancient Lore Village Opens
Tom Boyd’s $12 million fantasy-themed event venue in rural South Knox County is ready for guests to arrive.
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
The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is negotiating with Ancient Lore Village executives to build resorts in Sevier County and Cherokee, N.C.
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
A new bureaucratic option offers an opening for Tom Boyd to realize his vision for a fantasy-themed resort in South Knox County.
Precinct Profile: Knox County #29
Half-in and half-out of the city, this South Knox district includes most of the Urban Wilderness and leans Republican.
Boyd Breaks Ground
Construction of two prototype houses at the proposed Ancient Lore Village begins before the South Knox County property secures commercial zoning.