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July 12, 2020

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New Addition to the 43rd Prosecutorial District

New Addition to the 43rd Prosecutorial District

District Attorney Ashley Hornsby Welch announced Wednesday that Michael Macht has joined the 43rd Prosecutorial District as an assistant district attorney.Based in Haywood County, Macht will work districtwide – across the seven westernmost counties – as needed. “Mike comes with an enormous amount of exp...
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SCC supports Nantahala Health Foundation

SCC supports Nantahala Health Foundation

SYLVA – On Monday, June 22, Southwestern Community College hosted Nantahala Health Foundation (NHF) representatives as they set up a mask distribution site at the Burrell Building on the Jackson Campus. The mask distribution resulted from a collaborative effort between Nantahala Health Foundation, the U...
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Forest Service encourages visitors to recreate responsibly

Forest Service encourages visitors to recreate responsibly

Large crowds are common at many national forest recreation areas over holiday weekends and USDA Forest Service personnel remind visitors to put safety first and recreate responsibly.   Please heed warning signs when enjoying outdoor activities and follow safety precautions such as these: Water Safety...
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Fireworks This Weekend

Fireworks This Weekend

Here’s a rundown of local fireworks this coming weekend…. Cherokee 4th of July Pow Wow:  Festivities Cancelled but fireworks will take place at dark. Sylva: Festivities at Bridge Park have been cancelled but fireworks will take place at dark. Canton: July 4th plus 1 Festivities have been cancelled but f...
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WCU Board Removes Name 'Hoey' From Campus Auditorium

WCU Board Removes Name ‘Hoey’ From Campus Auditorium

CULLOWHEE – The Western Carolina University Board of Trustees unanimously approved a resolution removing the name “Hoey” from a campus performance facility.   The action to rename the facility University Auditorium came Monday, June 29, during a special called meeting of the board, which was held by tel...
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New Plan for Dillsboro Bridge Shaves Years, Saves Millions

New Plan for Dillsboro Bridge Shaves Years, Saves Millions

DILLSBORO – Construction plans to replace a bridge on Haywood Road over Scott Creek and Smoky Mountain Railroad in Dillsboro are going in a new direction. Officials from the Town of Dillsboro, the N.C. Department of Transportation and Wright Brothers Construction agreed to implement a new value engineer...
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Sylva 4th of July Update

Sylva 4th of July Update

The sixth annual July 4 fireworks in Sylva will be held on Saturday, July 4, 2020. The fireworks should begin at dark (generally around 9:45 p.m.) and are visible from various locations throughout downtown Sylva and the immediate surrounding areas.Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and restrictions on crowd g...
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Concerts On The Creek Update

Concerts On The Creek Update

Due to the Governor’s announcement on Wednesday, June 24 to extend Phase 2 of Covid-19 restrictions until at least July 17, the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce has postponed the 11th season of Concerts on the Creek again until at least July 17.   The tentative new updated schedule is as follows...
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