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Recreation Sites Now Open in the Mountains

The U.S. Forest Service National Forests in North Carolina announced that most campgrounds and recreation sites in the Nantahala and Pisgah national forests are now open for business for the 2015 season.   Open now Campgrounds   Nantahala National Forest

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Posted in NC-Cherokee County, NC-Clay County, NC-Graham County, NC-Macon County, NC-Swain County, Regional News

WCU establishing for-profit LLC to spur economic development in WNC

CULLOWHEE – The Western Carolina University College of Business is establishing a new, for-profit limited liability company designed to provide entrepreneurial business, scientific and technical services to help spur economic development activity in Western North Carolina. Formation of the new

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Posted in NC-Cherokee County, NC-Clay County, NC-Graham County, NC-Macon County, NC-Swain County, Regional News

Explosives found in abandoned residence

Murphy, NC— Cherokee County Sheriff Derrick Palmer announced that during the afternoon hours of April 21, 2015 the Sheriff’s Office responded to an abandoned residence that was being demolished to investigate a report of the discovery of a couple of

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Posted in NC-Cherokee County, Regional News

Listing of Earth Week Celebration in Andrews

We are sharing this list of activities from the Town of Andrews Facebook page: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 2015 Opening Ceremonies 9 AM, 998 Main St., Thorpe Bldg. Welcome Address Mayor Nancy Curtis, Town Alderman Invocation, Rev. Mary Brown Andrews United

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Posted in NC-Cherokee County, Regional News

Macon County man arrested for child pornography

The following press release has been issued by Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office.  All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Murphy, NC— Cherokee County Sheriff Derrick Palmer announced the April 21, 2015 arrest of 17

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Posted in NC-Cherokee County, NC-Macon County, Regional News

WCU students analyze economic impact of tourism for 26 WNC counties

CULLOWHEE – Elected officials and hospitality industry representatives from 26 counties across Western North Carolina now have a better understanding of the significance of travel and tourism on the local economy, thanks to the work of students in the College

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Posted in NC-Cherokee County, NC-Clay County, NC-Graham County, NC-Macon County, NC-Swain County, Regional News

Andrews man found deceased; foul play not suspected

Murphy, NC— Cherokee County Sheriff Derrick Palmer announced the unfortunate death of 73 year old Hubert Myers an Andrews, North Carolina man. No suspects are being sought and no foul play is suspected at this time. Cherokee County Communications received

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Posted in NC-Cherokee County, Regional News

Marble NC man charged with breaking into car in the Nantahala Gorge

The following press release has been issued by Graham County Sheriff’s Office.  All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. On Thursday, April 9, 2015 at approximately 12:30 pm, Graham County Communications received a call

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Posted in NC-Cherokee County, NC-Graham County, NC-Swain County, Regional News

Head-on collision claims the life of a local man

UPDATE TO ORIGINAL REPORT: A second fatality has resulted from the automobile accident reported below.  Mary Ellen Marshall, age 78, of Young Harris, GA passed away on Monday, April 13, 2015 in an Asheville hospital.   WKRK sends our condolences

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Posted in NC-Cherokee County, Regional News

Career opportunity awaits you with North Carolina State Highway Patrol

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol located in Troop G would like to invites you to their open house at Reynolds Fire Department in Asheville for informational sessions regarding employment with the Highway Patrol. These sessions will be held at

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Posted in NC-Cherokee County, NC-Clay County, NC-Graham County, NC-Macon County, NC-Swain County, Regional News

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