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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

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

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