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October 18, 2017

Bobbi Mathews Carlton joins SCC board as student rep

During a special called meeting on Sept. 14, Bobbi Mathews Carlton of Bryson City was sworn in as the student representative to Southwestern Community College’s board of trustees. Carlton is currently enrolled in SCC’s Health Information Technology program and is on schedule to graduate in May. She’s a...
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Hospice Care: Longer-Term Benefits than Many Assume

For many, entering hospice care is often viewed as an indication of imminent death. But the hospice industry is trying to help people understand that its benefits can begin well before someone is in dire health. Hospice care can provide pain management, as well as emotional and spiritual support, tailor...
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Local Artist Cries Foul; Questions Art Policy

You’ve heard the phrase ‘pennies for your thoughts’ before but have you ever seen pennies for art? Hugo The Artist who hails from Sylva thought he was being creative when he set out to design a sculpture piece. He used a female mannequin form and covered the bust with pennies estimating around 1400 for...
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Urgent Repairs Coming to U.S. 64

 The N.C. Department of Transportation will be awarding a pipe replacement project up for bidding under emergency circumstances on Monday. Two old pipes under U.S. 64, about one mile west of the intersection with N.C. 107 in Jackson County, need to be replaced because they have ruptured and the eastboun...
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Chimney Tops Trail reopens

For the first time in nearly a year, the Chimney Tops Trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is open to hikers. The trail was closed off last November when a small fire was discovered on the rugged Chimney Tops pinnacle, and when that fire metastasized into a fiery blaze that swept down throug...
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Warrants Reveal New Information in Cullowhee Shooting Case

Details have come to light in the shooting of a Western Carolina University student last weekend.  Search warrants indicate that Western Carolina University police believe that shooting victim Jacob Ray knew fellow student Aja Makalo. Makalo is being held on attempted murder charges. Zavion Southerland,...
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