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A story of heroism during today’s storm

MURPHY, NC – A story of heroism during today’s  storm.   During the morning hours today, North Carolina Trooper Robbie Ellison was patrolling the road, as were all the troopers, looking for people in trouble in the snow. He spotted

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

NCDOT to Hold Public Meeting on Murphy Branch Rail Line on March 11

The N.C. Department of Transportation (Rail Division) will hold a public meeting  to review results of the recent study of  reactivating the Murphy Branch rail line between Andrews and  Murphy (A2M- Rail Reactivation Study).  The meeting will be held on

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

WCU College of Health and Human Sciences opens pro bono physical therapy clinic

CULLOWHEE – The College of Health and Human Sciences at Western Carolina University has launched a pro bono clinic to provide physical therapy services to underserved and underinsured populations of Western North Carolina. The clinic, operated by students in WCU’s

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

Commercial Driver License (CDL) Training offered at Tri-County Community College

Qualified and motivated area residents will soon have the opportunity to train for one of the fastest-growing careers in the United States, and that training will be based locally on the main campus of Tri-County Community College (TCCC). The first

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

Thefts occurring in local church parking lots

The following message comes from the Union County, GA Sheriff’s Office: The Union County Sheriff’s Office would like to pass along a warning to the many church members that attend their respective church … not only on Sunday, but anytime

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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

Where WKRK announces School Delays and Closings

Since cold weather is upon us, WKRK wants to make sure you have important weather-related information so that you and your family stay safe. Here is where you can find that info from WKRK: WKRK’s Main Website – www.country.am  (Look

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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

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

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