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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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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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Swain County felony methamphetamine trafficking arrest

The following press release has been issued by Swain County Sheriff’s Office.  All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. On Monday, September 22nd, Swain County deputies, along with other agencies, arrested and charged James

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Swain County woman arrested for Solicitation of Another to Commit the Crime of Murder

The following press release has been issued by Swain County Sheriff’s Office.  All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Swain County Sheriff Curtis Cochran has announced the arrest of Teresa Joy Johnson, of Kirkland’s

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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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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

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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