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Copper thieves to blame for recent telephone interruption

Thieves Again Steal Copper Cable in Western North Carolina Frontier GM Ken Maxwell Asks Community to Report Suspicious Behavior Thieves once again stole copper cable from Frontier Communications, this time in the Nantahala area on January 2nd and in Needmore

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

TCCC Holds Registration for Spring 2015

Registration for the 2015 Spring Semester will be held Jan 6 and 7 at Tri-County Community College (TCCC). New and returning students can register Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Returning students may also register online through

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

U.S. Forest Service announces seasonal road closures for our area

Seasonal Road Closures Begin Jan. 5 on Tusquitee Ranger District   MURPHY, N.C., Dec. 22, 2014 — U.S. Forest Service officials remind residents that several roads will close on Jan. 5, 2015 as scheduled on the Tusquitee Ranger District, Nantahala National Forest. These roads are located

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

Bomb threat prompts evacuation, change of venue at WCU commencement

CULLOWHEE – A bomb threat was received by the Jackson County 911 office shortly before the beginning of Western Carolina University’s fall commencement ceremony, scheduled to be held in the Ramsey Regional Activity Center on Saturday, Dec. 13, prompting university

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

Bojangles in Murphy to open Tuesday

Murphy, NC —Eat BO Chicken, LLC will celebrate the opening of Murphy’s new Bojangles’ at 1563 Andrews Road in Murphy on Tuesday, December 2, 2014. “We are thrilled to open a new Bojangles’ restaurant in Murphy and serve residents of

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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

WCU band selected to lead Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

When the 505 members of the Western Carolina University Pride of the Mountains Marching Band pound the pavement of New York City for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, they won’t be just taking part in the beloved holiday tradition. They

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

Graham County Unofficial Election Results – General Election 2014

US SENATE (VOTE FOR 1) Precincts Reported: 4 of 4 View Contest Details NAME ON BALLOT PARTY BALLOT COUNT PERCENT Thom Tillis REP 2,039 61.45 % Kay Hagan DEM 995 29.99 % Sean Haugh LIB 278 8.38 % Write-In (Miscellaneous)

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Posted in NC-Graham County

Valley River Humane Society license suspended by state

by Dave McBride, WKRK News According to a letter posted online by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the Veterinary Division has suspended the license of the long-troubled Valley River Humane Society. The letter refers to warnings

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

Broadcast students to chronicle WCU marching band appearance in Macy’s Parade

CULLOWHEE – A team of students studying communication at Western Carolina University will be accompanying WCU’s Pride of the Mountains Marching Band to New York City for the 2014 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, but not as merely spectators. Instead, the

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

Plan Revision Meeting in Murphy Rescheduled for Oct. 30

MURPHY, N.C., Oct. 3, 2014 – The U.S. Forest Service has changed the date of the Plan revision meeting scheduled to occur this fall in Murphy. The meeting will now occur on Oct. 30, 2014, instead of Nov. 4 as originally planned. The meeting

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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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