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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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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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Murphy man charged with Indecent Liberties with Child/Child Abuse

The following press release has been issued by Town of Murphy Police Department.  All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Official Press Release Location: 17 Ferguson St., Murphy, NC 28906 Defendant #1: Mr. Shawn

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Posted in NC-Cherokee County, NC-Graham 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

Man arrested for Breaking & Enterings at airport

The following news release has been issued by Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office.  All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Murphy, NC— Cherokee County Sheriff Keith Lovin announced that 22 year old Joseph Tyrel Jumper,

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Posted in NC-Cherokee County, NC-Graham 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

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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