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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

National Forests in North Carolina Implement Changes for the 2014 Season

The U.S. Forest Service National Forests in North Carolina are changing the fees at seven recreation sites in the Nantahala, Pisgah, Uwharrie, and Croatan National Forests for the 2014 season.   The fee changes were approved in March, after careful

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

Local leaders respond to the closing of the Stanley Furniture plant in Robbinsville

Stanley Furniture has announced it is closing the Robbinsville, NC plant.  Approximately 400 employees and their families will be affected at the Robbinsville facility where the Young America product line is currently made. The following statements are from local leaders

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

Hooks, Lines and Scholarships

Competition, camaraderie, college scholarships, and of course, fishing! These are just some of the activities that bass anglers will experience during the 6th annual Tri-County Community College (TCCC) Foundation’s Fishing for Scholarships Bass Tournament that will be held during a

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

U.S. Forest Service mourns the loss of law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty

The U.S. Forest Service today is mourning the loss of Jason Crisp, a 38-year-old law enforcement officer on the Grandfather Ranger District, Pisgah National Forest. Crisp is survived by his wife and two children. “This is a tragic loss for

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

Documentary “Small Town, USA” to be shown in Andrews

Johnathon Proctor of Star Cast Productions, LLC is proud to announce his original documentary, “Small Town, USA: Andrews, NC” will be screened for the public on Saturday, March 22nd, 2014 starting at 7 pm at The Ballroom, located at 995

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

Prescribed Burns Planned for Cheoah Ranger District

ROBBINSVILLE, NC  – The U.S. Forest Service plans to conduct prescribed burns on Saturday and Sunday (March 8 and 9) on a total of about 1250 acres of the Cheoah Ranger District in the Nantahala National Forest. The prescribed burns will take place in the

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Posted in NC-Graham County

North Carolina’s Driver License Will Offer “VETERAN” Label

Qualified military vets can have designation added to license Beginning this week, qualified North Carolina military veterans will be able to carry the designation “VETERAN” on their driver licenses and identification cards. Thanks to a law passed by the General

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

Attempted break-in at drug store in Andrews/Suspect still at large

The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department is currently investigating the attempted break-in of Turner’s Drug Store that occurred around 4:35 AM on March 7, 2014. Officers were alerted to an audible alarm in the area.  Deputy Brandon Morgan discovered the alarm

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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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