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WCU band selected to lead Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

When the 505 members of the Western Carolina University Pride of the Mountains Marching Band pound the pavement of New York City for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, they won’t be just taking part in the beloved holiday tradition. They

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

Macon County Unofficial Election Results – General Election 2014

US SENATE (VOTE FOR 1) Precincts Reported: 15 of 15 View Contest Details NAME ON BALLOT PARTY BALLOT COUNT PERCENT Thom Tillis REP 6,720 57.46 % Kay Hagan DEM 4,310 36.85 % Sean Haugh LIB 640 5.47 % Write-In (Miscellaneous)

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Posted in NC-Macon County

Local U.S. Forest Service management plan revision meetings this week

The U.S. Forest Service National Forests in North Carolina will host two meetings this week as part of the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests management plan revision. Members of the public are encouraged to attend. Both meetings will be held

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Posted in NC-Cherokee County, NC-Macon County, Regional News

Winding Stairs Road Reopened in Macon County

The U.S. Forest Service today announced that Winding Stairs Road in the Nantahala National Forest has reopened following repairs. “I appreciate the efforts of Ami Shintzky and the Mystic Lands Property Owners Association for making the repairs at a time

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Posted in NC-Macon County, Regional News

Broadcast students to chronicle WCU marching band appearance in Macy’s Parade

CULLOWHEE – A team of students studying communication at Western Carolina University will be accompanying WCU’s Pride of the Mountains Marching Band to New York City for the 2014 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, but not as merely spectators. Instead, the

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

Plan Revision Meeting in Murphy Rescheduled for Oct. 30

MURPHY, N.C., Oct. 3, 2014 – The U.S. Forest Service has changed the date of the Plan revision meeting scheduled to occur this fall in Murphy. The meeting will now occur on Oct. 30, 2014, instead of Nov. 4 as originally planned. The meeting

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

‘Militarization’ of American policing to be focus of Oct. 7 forum at WCU

CULLOWHEE – Local police departments’ use of military weaponry, SWAT and decommissioned military gear, known as the “militarization” of American policing, and its impact on communities, the general public and police officers will be the focus of a forum Tuesday,

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

WKRK welcomes 2 new faces (and voices)

WKRK asks that you join us in welcoming 2 new interns to our station:  Anthony Evans and Jess Nix. Anthony and Jess both have an interest in broadcasting and will be gaining valuable work experience with WKRK while finishing up

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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’s fall foliage forecaster says outlook improving for WNC leaf-peepers

The outlook for a bright leaf season is improving, as Western Carolina University fearless fall foliage forecaster Kathy Mathews has updated her prediction about the quality of the annual color show, based on changing conditions in the mountains. “The weather

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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

Murphy man arrested on a variety of charges including theft of 5 TVs from Walmart

The following news release has been issued by Chief Justin Jacobs/Town of Murphy Police Department.  All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Official Press Release Location: Walmart Supercenter, Murphy, NC 28906 Defendant #1: Mr.

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Posted in GA-Fannin County, NC-Cherokee County, NC-Macon County, NC-Swain County, Regional News

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