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TCCC Breaks Ground on Culinary Programs

World renowned British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver said it best, “Cooking is, without a doubt, one of the most important skills a person can ever learn and share. Once someone has that knowledge, that’s it – they’re set for life.”

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

Independence Day Activities

INDEPENDENCE DAY ACTIVITIES AROUND THE AREA   ANDREWS July 4th summer celebration at Andrews recreation park beginning at 11:45, Fun and games all day, Fireworks at dark-thirty. Wagon Train parade at 10 am on Main Street. For more info call

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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, Regional News, TN-Polk County

Citizens Invited to Share Thoughts on Next Step in STI Law Implementation

Public meeting scheduled in Sylva on June 17 kicks off 30-day comment period Citizens are encouraged to help North Carolina take the next step forward to implement the Strategic Transportation Investments law. STI overhauls the way the state funds transportation improvements, allowing the N.C.

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

National Science Foundation awards $625K to WCU for engineering education project

CULLOWHEE – The National Science Foundation has awarded a grant of more than $625,000 to Western Carolina University for a project designed to boost the number of students pursuing degrees in engineering and technology fields as part of an effort

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

Criminal Trespass/Damage at Blue Ridge Mountain EMC building

The following press release has been issued by Towns County Sheriff’s Office.  All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. On April 23, Blue Ridge Mountain EMC notified Towns County Sheriff’s Office Detective Sgt. Brandon

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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

Georgia man convicted of killing mother and sister sentenced to life in prison without parole

The following news release has been issued by Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office.  Suspect has been found guilty in a court of law. Murphy, NC— Nearly two years after 56-year-old Douglas Glenn Parker, of Dalton, Georgia was charged with the murder

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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

Sheriff’s Office seeks your help locating suspect

The following press release has been provided by Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office.  All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Joshua Ryan Lowe is wanted for Obstruction of Justice. Lowe is presently believed to be

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

Missing juvenile from Clay County

UPDATE:  5:20 pm, Tuesday, April 22 – Melvin Cantrell from Clay County Sheriff’s Office tells WKRK that the missing juvenile has now been located.  Thanks for your assistance. Previous article: Clay County Sheriff Vic Davis asks for your help by

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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

Interstate 40 Closed in Both Directions West of Asheville

9:30 pm Monday Update:  NCDOT is reporting that the westbound lanes of I-40 in Haywood County will remain closed until 4 am Tuesday. Eastbound lanes remain open. Previous announcement: Interstate 40 is closed in both directions near Cold Springs Creek

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

NCDOT Awards Contract for Access Route to Casino in Cherokee County

The N.C. Department of Transportation has awarded a contract to build an access road from U.S. 19/74/129 and Regal Road to the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Tribal Boundary in Cherokee County. Once completed, the nearly half-mile road will create access to

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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

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