If you are driving toward Cullowhee from Sylva, there will be traffic delays due to an accident located near the intersection of South River Road.
If you are driving toward Cullowhee from Sylva, there will be traffic delays due to an accident located near the intersection of South River Road.
Once again, FedEx is excited and ready to roll and so are we! North Carolina has committed to donate 1,350 trees to our service families in the following places:
Fort Pol, LA, Fort Benning GA, Marine Corps Air Station New River, Jacksonville, NC
This year our trees for troops coordinator is Henry Fowler. Henry has a site set-up for you to drop off your trees anytime on Fowler Rd in the Big Ridge area. Simply drop off your trees and fill out the information sheet with your name and # of trees. This info is needed for ease when reloading onto bigger Fed Ex trucks to the different Fort/Base locations. If you have any questions contact Henry Fowler at 828 226 9327.
Deadline: Folks have until 12:00 p.m. on Dec 3rd to drop off your trees. These will then be brought to the Linville River Nursery in Newland for reloading onto Fed Ex trucks. Trees can be any species but should be of retail height of a good 6 ft or small 7 ft tree size and quality. For easier loading trees should be baled, netted or tied.
Music students from Western Carolina University will perform jazz concerts in the recital hall of the Coulter Building Thursday, Nov. 29. at 7:30 p.m.. Admission is free and the concerts are open to the public.
Jacob Duncan will perform on saxophone with the WCU Jazz Ensemble at a Nov. 29 concert.
The Nov. 29 concert will feature the Jazz Ensemble with guest artist saxophonist Jacob Duncan. The Jazz Ensemble comprises five saxophones, four trombones, four trumpets and full rhythm section (piano, guitar, bass and drums). The performers develop knowledge of various jazz big band styles, including the music of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Herbie Hancock and Bob Mintzer as well as music of modern jazz arrangers of the 1990s.
Duncan, also a band leader, composer and arranger, began on alto sax at 11. He graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy and won a music scholarship to the University of North Texas, where he was a member of the One O’Clock Lab Band. After graduation, he played on the streets and in the jazz clubs of Europe, based himself for a time in New York and worked on a cruise ship before returning to his hometown of Louisville, Ky.
For more information about these performances, call the WCU School of Music at 828-227-7242 or go online to music.wcu.edu.
Alumni of Smoky Mountain High School and Franklin High School will once again have the opportunity to suit up and play some football on December 8th at 7:00 at Franklin High School. This Alumni Football games are coordinated by Alumni Football USA which conducts hundreds of these games across the country each year. While Smoky Mountain High School and Franklin High School are playing for the King of Cowee Mountain Alumni Football, Andrews and Murphy will also be battling for the title of the King of the Valley on the same night. Earlier this year Enka High School raised over $21,000 for their school in their alumni game with Erwin. The home team gets the proceeds from the concession stand while both teams are able to make their money from advance ticket sales. Gate ticket sales go the Alumni Football USA. Tickets are available from Alumni Players, Franklin and Smoky Mountain High Schools, are some area businesses. For more information to to alumnifootballusa.com.
11/26/12 Swain topped Monroe 28-21. East Lincoln ended Madison’s dream season 31-14, Concord topped Freedom 27-20 and Murphy slipped by Albamarle again 24-21.
There will be a several of options for listening to the Swain and Murphy games on Saturday from Raleigh.
One of those is WRGC is working on a deal to broadcast the game on 540 a-m. If the details can be worked out listeners can join in at 2:30 for a pre-game show followed by the Play By Play by a broadcast crew WRGC listeners are familiar with. Check back in for details as they unfold.
A year’s work for three mountain teams comes down to tonight. The Swain High Maroon Devils will be at home to host East Monroe. The Murphy Bulldogs will be on the road to Albamare and Madison will be playing at home. All three of the mountain teams are strong this year. To be at this point in the playoffs all teams must be strong so there should be some really good football played tonight. The local home game will be at Bryson City, there is a slight chance of a passing shower, but take a good coat, leave early, get to the game early, and best luck to the mountain teams.
(Raleigh, November 23rd) A report released today from the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities today finds the state’s richest citizens make more than 13 times as much as people in the bottom 20 percent of incomes. The report places North Carolina as the nation’s 17th worst in the widening income gap. On this Black Friday as shoppers venture out for the big sales, the evidence shows there is also a gap between the state’s richest and the middle class with incomes by the state’s richest more than four times those in the middle class. During the recession all incomes across all spectrums declined but the report found that the incomes of the wealthiests have started to recover, while the rest of the consumers have remained stagnant, Center spokesperson Liz McNichol says the state lawmakers should consider the widening gap as they review and make changes to North Carolina’s tax code.
Subscribers will need a hand truck this morning to bring today’s edition of the Asheville Citizen back to the house. I can’t believe I spent an extra dollar and a quarter on the subscription just for the Thanksgiving Edition of the newspaper. Pressed down as tight as possible the newspaper has over an inch thick of sale flyers. The dumpsters and recycling boxes will be loaded with this trash paper. If the Citizen delivers five thousand papers in Jackson County that means a stack of advertising papers over 416 feet tall. The regular Asheville Citizen itself is pretty thin by normal standards… but the flyers make the difference. So how many trees were cut… the ink, now the trash. Of course for radio…. more people will hear one advertisement on WRGC radio than all the Asheville Citizens delivered in Jackson County today even if only ten percent of the available population is listening to WRGC. So how many of you really plan to read the equivalent of four standard print editions of Paradise Lost books today? Radio… leaves no clutter in the dumpster. Thanks for listening. Roy Burnette
The Catamounts were cruzin in Cancun Tudesday with what seems to be a sure victory over Austin Peay. However late in the game Austin Peay captured some of the tropical heat and stormed back to edge the Catamounts 72 to 71. By virtue of the loss the Catamounts will play another afternoon game on Wednesday against Howard University. You can hear the game starting with the pregame broadcast on Wednesday at 1:00 p-m. Consequently the Tradio program will be preempted in order to broadcast the Catamount Basketball game.
540 a.m. WRGC Radio owner Roy Burnette announced Monday that the station has been testing a new computer driven music selection system over the weekend. Music-Gen is an additional feature of their Nex Gen computer system that is responsible for the current scheduling of rotation of programs, commercials, news, liners, and events. It has taken several months to get the music component assembled. Jessica Ray and Andy Rogers have worked an untold number of hours categorizing every song in the library. The daily rotation will sort through over 3000 songs and play those songs according to extremely tight playlist regulations. Jessica has done a terriffic job sorting the songs into the categories which include the era, artist, tempo, and genre. Listeners will hear a couple of really old rock and roll standards an hour some of these will go back to the time when the station signed on in 1957. There will also be some country songs from that time frame as well. Listeners will also hear a couple of the songs an hour from the current top Adult Contemporary and country playlists. Also a couple that are considered Hot AC which might test the patience of some of our older listeners, just as the older songs will test the patience of the younger listners, but between the two count on hearing hundreds of songs that have proven the test of time for general audience acceptance. Not counted in the mix include hundreds of Christmas, Bluegrass, Gospel, and Patriotic songs. These are played at specific times. The computer knows all the songs and does not have a preference or favorites, so the entire library is getting airplay. This gives the announcers more time to keep up with other happenings to talk about and look up information about the songs being played. “This also makes the station sound the same all the time.” concluded Burnette.
The Western Carolina University Men’s Basketball team did not fare well against the Bulldogs from UNC Asheville. This rivalry is heating up between these two near by mountain schools with UNC-A holding a lead in the win column in recent games. The WCU women’s team opens their season on Saturday also against UNC-A. The Men Basketball team returns to action on Sunday. These games will be broadcast on WRGC Radio with the women’s game Saturday at 4:00 and Sunday at 7:00 right after the East Sylva Baptist Church worship service.
There are lots of choices and great candidates this time. Pick your favorites and vote. Listeners to WRGC Radio have heard numerous political commercials over the past ten days, enough information to make an informed decision. So if you are a straight party line voter…. VOTE, if you vote for the person… VOTE. All the excuses in the world are inadequate when it comes to not voting. Its is a responsibility that goes with being an American.
These guy’s never stop their low life schemes to take innocent people. But a reminder to pay attention to what the scammer is asking and keep your mind about what is going on around you. A recent scam artist is working the elderly under the pretenses of taking the census. The census was conducted in 2010, and is only taken every ten years. So if someone says they are taking a census, chances are it is a scam. Always ask the person to show some identification. Some faith based organizations do conduct faith based censuses. Again ask for identification and NEVER provide banking information, Social Security numbers… really nothing at all and certainly nothing more than they can get off your mail box. Legitimate census takers whether it be political, faith based or anything else will always be more than happy to show you a picture id. Even still… remember what veterans say… name rank and serial number…. nothing more.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nov. 5, 2012
Contact: Marge Howell, (919) 861-3019
N.C. DMV Seeks Applications for New
License Plate Agency in Jackson County
RALEIGH – The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles is seeking applicants to operate a license plate agency in Jackson County. The current contract for the agency is concluding.
The agency, currently located at 454 E. Main St., Suite 3, in Sylva, will continue to operate on a month-to-month basis until a new contractor is in place. DMV’s policy is to seek new applicants whenever a contract expires or ends.
Plate agency applications (Form MVR-93 or Form MVR-93AA) are located on the Connect NCDOT website. Interested applicants are invited to download an application form <https://connect.ncdot.gov/business/DMV/Pages/default.aspx> for a motor vehicle LPA or call (919) 861-3332 with questions. The application must be returned to NCDMV no later than Friday, Dec. 7.
LPAs offer vehicle registration services and title transactions, as well as vehicle license plate renewals, replacement tags and duplicate registrations. Currently, about 120 license plate agencies operate across North Carolina.
(11/03/12) The heavy snow that fell early in the week is still on the ground at Newfound Gap. At the top of the Smokies snowfall totals reached 36 inches. Even though the temperatures have reached into the 60′s this week, the snow melt has been negligible. Even where there have been considerable snow melts there remains an accumulation of two feet or more. Those wanting to come to the Smokies and see the huge snow can get there via Highway 441 between Gatlinburg and Cherokee. Because of the huge snowbanks created with removing the snow from the roadway parking will be at a premium. However it the snow remains a spectacular site.
Harrah’s Cherokee Casino & Hotel Presents “Chef’s Harvest of the Dead” Blue Plate Special Lunch Fundraiser on Halloween! Choice of: Grilled Pork Chops with Cranberry Glaze, Pan-Seared Chicken with Fresh Herbs &Mushrooms, or Pumpkin Ravioli with Sage Butter & Toasted Hazelnuts. Served with: Garlic & Leek Chunky Mashed Potatoes, Collard Greens Braised with Ginger, Tomatoes & Onions, Buttermilk Rolls, Butternut Squash Apple & Mascarpone Bisque, & Pumpkin Pie with Cinnamon Streusel Wednesday, October 31,st from 11-2 at The Community Table on Central Street next to Sylva Pool. $5 MINIMUM Donation. Dine-in or Carryout, call us at 586.6782 to place your order!
The National Weather Service has upgraded the Winter Weather Advisory
to a Winter Storm Warning. The National Weather Service issued the warning
for high winds, low visability during snow showers, and cold temperatures.
Make sure you have stored water, and extra food and be preprepared for
several days of power outtage. Those running short on medications
because of it being the end of the month should contact emergency services if there is a
liklihood of running out of medications
Anyone who can fill in the details is urged to join in the talk.
Wasn’t her mother from the Wike family in Cullowhee? The Wikes were always excellent basketball players, especially Clarence and later on Matt Wike was an exc excellent player. I can’t recall all the details. RB
eMarketer’s annual analysis of how people are spending their media time
shows the average adult spent 92 minutes with broadcast radio each day
in 2012. That’s down two minutes from a year ago — and down
six minutes from 2009. But eMarketer’s Clark Fredricksen thinks
broadcasters shouldn’t be alarmed by the small decline. “Radio is still
strong compared to most other media.”
If you don’t listen to radio 92 minutes a day then you are not average.
The American Chestnut Summit is going on this weekend in Asheville. Find out the latest news in what researchers have been able to figure out for the recovery of this giant of a tree which once dominated the forests on Western North Carolina until the total population of about 4 billion trees were wipped out by a fungus from the orient which was accidentially intoduced to the United States in 1904 through products shipped into New York Harbor. For the past 40 years researchers have made great strides… including resistent strains of fungi from wheat, vines, and Chinese Chestnuts to make the modified American Chestnut blight resistent. Re-introductions of the modified strain are being made… also some of those modified trees are thriving in old mine dumps of West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio and other states.
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