If you haven't been here in the past few years, you wouldn't even recognize it! Except for Bimbos lol. I sure didn't when I moved back. And can you believe... you can now buy beer and lotto tickets here in Lenoir City!
That's right I forgot that Lenoir was in a dry county. We moved there from Knoxville (papermill exit) in 1992, and moved out to Halls in 1993-1996. We moved right before the tornado's wiped out Lenior City the DQ and the bank on that corner. We moved back to PA in 1996, as I was 3 weeks from delivering ds and my lovely work (Oak Ridge) laid me off. ugh.....
I remember a co- worker there would gather money from folks and do a lotter run to Bristol every 2 weeks or so.... There was no lottery in that bible thumping state!