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KCDC unveils new future for two affordable housing developments

KCDC unveils new future for two affordable housing developments

Knoxville's Community Development Corporation renamed two recently renovated affordable housing developments in Knox County.

Knox County renamed the Virginia Walker Apartments on Pleasant Ridge Road to "Autumn Landing." Officials unveiled the complex's new name and upgrades Monday morning at ten.

One hour later that same day, Knox County held another dedication ceremony at Bakertown Apartments on Bakertown Road. These units are now called "Natures Cove."

One Autumn Landing resident JoAlice Dunn said she's pleased with the changes.

Extreme Makeover family plans new building project

Extreme Makeover family plans new building project

An East Tennessee organization that was thrust into the national spotlight is about to take on a new project to help dozens of local families.

Daniel and Mandy Watson were featured on Extreme Makeover Home Edition back in January when they received a new home in West Knoxville.

Yoga class stretches the limits of the thermostat

Yoga class stretches the limits of the thermostat

The ancient practice of yoga started in India as a physical, mental, and spiritual discipline.

Modern yoga in the United States focuses on the physical benefits of poses and stretches.

A modern variation keeps the poses and stretches but really heats up the room.

Yoga student Mieko Olson said, "It makes me stronger. It makes me stand up taller. It's great."

She moved to Knoxville from Seattle about a year ago. That's where she first tried hot yoga.

New home decor shop moves into Turkey Creek

New home decor shop moves into Turkey Creek

A new store will soon set up shop in what was once billed as "Tennessee's biggest flea market."

The Turkey Creek Public Market closed in late July after only being in business for 11 months.

Now, First Commercial Real Estate confirms a Texas-based home decor chain called Garden Ridge will soon fill that location.

Garden Ridge has 53 stores in 19 states. It sells everything from furniture and holiday decorations to silk flowers and party supplies.