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US Forest Service and US Air Force Join Forces to Fight Wildfires

During the week of May 4, 2015, crew and pilots will train and prepare for the 2015 wildfire season in Greenville, SC with practice water drops on several local national forests. Since the 1970’s, the US Air Force and US

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Posted in Regional News

Cherokee County man arrested for statutory rape

The following press 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— Sheriff Derrick Palmer announced the April 29th, 2015 arrest of Jonathon Caleb Fleming,

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Posted in NC-Cherokee County, Regional News

Andrews native graduates from basic combat training at Fort Jackson

Army Pvt. Kody L. Brehm has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice

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Posted in NC-Cherokee County, Regional News

Anti-Bullying Week scheduled at Martins Creek Middle School

During the week of May 4th through May 8th, Martins Creek Middle School will be putting on an Anti-Bullying Week.  Th​e​ Middle School and it’s students have decided to take a firm stance against bullying and are dedicating an entire week to this overwhelming

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Posted in NC-Cherokee County, Regional News

Benefit concert planned for 3 year old cancer patient Korbin Smith

ANDREWS, NC – Three-year old Korbin Smith was diagnosed with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma when he was just nine-months old.   According to a fundraising page set up by his great aunt, Karen Darcy, Korbin was having trouble breathing one night and his

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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

Construction worker arrested for fighting and injuring Cherokee County deputies

The following press 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 Derrick Palmer announced the April 25th arrest of Eldon Ray

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Posted in NC-Cherokee County, Regional News

Absconding sex offender arrested

The following press release has been issued by Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office. Murphy, NC— Cherokee County Sheriff Derrick Palmer announced the April 26th arrest of Ricky Leroy Leistra for violations of the Sex Offender registry and possession of controlled substances.

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Posted in NC-Cherokee County, Regional News

Recreation Sites Now Open in the Mountains

The U.S. Forest Service National Forests in North Carolina announced that most campgrounds and recreation sites in the Nantahala and Pisgah national forests are now open for business for the 2015 season.   Open now Campgrounds   Nantahala National Forest

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

WCU establishing for-profit LLC to spur economic development in WNC

CULLOWHEE – The Western Carolina University College of Business is establishing a new, for-profit limited liability company designed to provide entrepreneurial business, scientific and technical services to help spur economic development activity in Western North Carolina. Formation of the new

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

Explosives found in abandoned residence

Murphy, NC— Cherokee County Sheriff Derrick Palmer announced that during the afternoon hours of April 21, 2015 the Sheriff’s Office responded to an abandoned residence that was being demolished to investigate a report of the discovery of a couple of

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Posted in NC-Cherokee County, Regional News

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