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CORRECTED DATES: Panther Top Fire Tower Open to Public on Selected Dates

The USDA Forect Service has revised the dates from the original press release.  See below for the corrections: The USDA Forest Service announced that it is opening the Panther Top Fire Tower to the public for viewing on selected dates.

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Posted in GA-Fannin County, GA-Gilmer County, GA-Towns County, GA-Union County, NC-Cherokee County, NC-Clay County, NC-Graham County, NC-Macon County, NC-Swain County, Regional News, TN-Monroe County, TN-Polk County

Panther Top Fire Tower Open to Public on Selected Dates

The USDA Forect Service has revised the dates from the original press release.  See below for the corrections: The USDA Forest Service announced that it is opening the Panther Top Fire Tower to the public for viewing on selected dates.

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Posted in GA-Fannin County, GA-Gilmer County, GA-Towns County, GA-Union County, NC-Cherokee County, NC-Clay County, NC-Graham County, NC-Macon County, NC-Swain County, Regional News, TN-Monroe County, TN-Polk County

NCDOT, TVA Working Together to Remove Bridge Over Chatuge Reservoir in Clay County

The N.C. Department of Transportation is working with the Tennessee Valley Authority to draw down the levels of the Chatuge Reservoir in Clay County during the final stages of a bridge replacement project. In early September, the TVA will begin to draw down reservoir

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Posted in GA-Towns County, NC-Clay County, Regional News

WCU celebrates 125 years with ‘Big Birthday Bash,’ renewal of commitment to WNC

CULLOWHEE – Western Carolina University has changed dramatically since its beginning in August 1889 as a one-room schoolhouse, but one thing that has remained constant is the institution’s commitment to Western North Carolina, WCU Chancellor David O. Belcher said Tuesday,

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

WNC fall color may be spotty, but last longer, says WCU’s foliage prognosticator

The combination of a wet spring and forecasts for above-average temperatures this fall could produce a long-lasting leaf display in the mountains of Western North Carolina, but with spotty color development. That’s the word from Western Carolina University’s autumnal season

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

Beach Closed at Jackrabbit Recreation Area due to failed sewage pump

UPDATE:  Beach Reopened at Jackrabbit Recreation Area HAYESVILLE, NC, Aug. 7, 2014 - The U.S. Forest Service reopened the swimming beach and adjacent bathroom at Jackrabbit Recreation Area this afternoon. The area had been closed because of a broken sewage pump, which

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Posted in GA-Towns County, NC-Cherokee County, NC-Clay County, Regional News

Clay County man arrested for growing marijuana

The following news release has been issued by Clay County Sheriff’s Office.   All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Investigators from the Clay Co. Sheriff’s Office have charged Nicholas Foster Conforti with Manufacture of

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Posted in NC-Clay County, Regional News

WCU, Mission receive $1 million grant to improve nursing care quality in rural WNC

CULLOWHEE – A federal workforce diversity grant of more than $1 million will enable the School of Nursing at Western Carolina University to partner with Mission Health in an effort to increase the quality of nursing care provided to patients

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

Tri-County offers youth education in summer camps

Summer break is here and for those parents looking for some fun, educational activities to entertain students during this time of year, they should check out the many exciting programs being offered at Tri-County Community College on the main campus

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

Local Students Learn Life-Saving Techniques

The warning label on the safety gear worn by a firefighter is clear, “Firefighting is an ultra-hazardous, unavoidably dangerous activity. This (garment, hood, helmet) will not protect you from all burns, injuries, diseases, conditions or hazards.” Facing a blazing fire,

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

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