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WCU to host inaugural small business, innovation summit in April

CULLOWHEE – Entrepreneurs and owners of existing small businesses will have the opportunity to vie for a share of $7,000 in prize money to help start up or grow their businesses when Western Carolina University hosts the inaugural LEAD:Innovation conference Wednesday,

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Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office provides assistance in tragic murder/suicide

The following news release has been issued by Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office. Murphy, NC— Cherokee County Sheriff Derrick Palmer announced on February 25, 2015 the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office received information that the suspect in an Anderson County, SC homicide may

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WKRK news anchor retiring today

A familiar voice on WKRK is retiring today.  For the last 14 months, Dave McBride has been delivering local news on WKRK every weekday at 7 am, 9 am, 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm and 5 pm.    Dave

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A story of heroism during today’s storm

MURPHY, NC – A story of heroism during today’s  storm.   During the morning hours today, North Carolina Trooper Robbie Ellison was patrolling the road, as were all the troopers, looking for people in trouble in the snow. He spotted

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NCDOT to Hold Public Meeting on Murphy Branch Rail Line on March 11

The N.C. Department of Transportation (Rail Division) will hold a public meeting  to review results of the recent study of  reactivating the Murphy Branch rail line between Andrews and  Murphy (A2M- Rail Reactivation Study).  The meeting will be held on

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Missing Person found deceased in mountainous area near Ranger

The following press release has been issued by Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office. Murphy, NC— Cherokee County Sheriff Derrick Palmer announced that shortly after 11:30 am February 22, 2015, the body of Joshua Wright was located in a mountainous area near his

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Suspect in Valley River Humane Society Thrift Store break-in arrested

The following press release has been issued by Town of Murphy Police Department.  All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.  After multiple attempts by local law enforcement agencies over the past month, Mr. Kevin D.

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Posted in NC-Cherokee County, Regional News

WCU College of Health and Human Sciences opens pro bono physical therapy clinic

CULLOWHEE – The College of Health and Human Sciences at Western Carolina University has launched a pro bono clinic to provide physical therapy services to underserved and underinsured populations of Western North Carolina. The clinic, operated by students in WCU’s

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First Confirmed Case of Measles in Georgia

Infant Recently Traveled from Overseas ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is confirming the state’s first reported case of measles since 2012. The infected infant arrived in Atlanta from outside of the U.S. and is being cared

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Commercial Driver License (CDL) Training offered at Tri-County Community College

Qualified and motivated area residents will soon have the opportunity to train for one of the fastest-growing careers in the United States, and that training will be based locally on the main campus of Tri-County Community College (TCCC). The first

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