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Lowering of United States and North Carolina flags for Patriot Day on September 11

Gov. Pat McCrory ordered all United States and North Carolina flags to be lowered to half-staff on all state facilities from sunrise to sunset on Thursday, September 11, in recognition of Patriot Day. “Thirteen years ago, our nation was attacked and life as

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

CORRECTED DATES: Panther Top Fire Tower Open to Public on Selected Dates

The USDA Forect Service has revised the dates from the original press release.  See below for the corrections: The USDA Forest Service announced that it is opening the Panther Top Fire Tower to the public for viewing on selected dates.

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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

Panther Top Fire Tower Open to Public on Selected Dates

The USDA Forect Service has revised the dates from the original press release.  See below for the corrections: The USDA Forest Service announced that it is opening the Panther Top Fire Tower to the public for viewing on selected dates.

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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

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

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

Escaped Inmate from Franklin

The following press release has been issued by Macon County Sheriff’s Office. During the evening of July 30 at approximately 9:00 pm Detention Officers were utilizing two inmates to do routine maintenance in and around the Macon County Detention Center.

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Posted in NC-Macon 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

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

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