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September 30, 2020

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Duke Energy Replacing Line in Nantahala Gorge

Duke Energy Replacing Line in Nantahala Gorge

A section of the Bartram Trail on the Nantahala National Forest will be closed while Duke Energy replaces a line in the Nantahala Gorge starting September 28. Work is anticipated to be completed by November 20.   The trail will be closed Mondays through Thursdays and then open for the weekend, Fridays t...
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Easing Restrictions On Elementary Grades

Easing Restrictions On Elementary Grades

The Jackson County Board of Education approved a plan at their regular business meeting on September 22 that allows Prekindergarten through 5th grade students to attend school in-person four days per week beginning October 5. Administrators recommended the plan following the announcement by Governor Roy...
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Corridor K Virtual Public Hearing Set for Next Week

Corridor K Virtual Public Hearing Set for Next Week

The N.C. Department of Transportation will hold a virtual public hearing starting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 1, for proposed improvements to U.S. 129, N.C. 143 and N.C. 28 in Corridor K between Robbinsville and Stecoah. The online hearing will begin with a formal presentation, then the public will be a...
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Two Contractors Killed In Canton Paper Mill Fire

Two Contractors Killed In Canton Paper Mill Fire

Two contractors were killed in a tragic fire at Evergreen Packaging in Canton Monday morning. A statement from Wally McDonald, the paper mill’s manager said that the flames broke out at about 5:15 in the morning in a tank at the Canton Mill. He said the tank was being repaired as part of a maintenance ....
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Waynesville Apple Festival Still A Go

Waynesville Apple Festival Still A Go

The Waynesville Apple Harvest Festival will go on this year, despite COVID-19 concerns. Festival organizers say things will look dramatically different this year, however, The event permit was approved by the Waynesville Town Board on September 8th. The festival will take place October 17th from 10am to...
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New Signal System Helps I-26 Alternate Routes

New Signal System Helps I-26 Alternate Routes

New directional signs from Hendersonville to Asheville sprouted this year as part of an innovative signal system designed to guide drivers around major incidents on Interstate 26.  N.C. Department of Transportation crews installed signs and upgraded signal systems along I-26 alternate routes such as Ash...
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SCC hosting two virtual job fairs this fall

SCC hosting two virtual job fairs this fall

In-person events like job fairs may not be prudent or feasible during the COVID-19 pandemic, but many of the area’s essential employers are eagerly seeking workers to fill vital job roles. To help, Southwestern Community College’s Career Services is offering two virtual job fairs this fall through Googl...
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Haywood Schools To Reopen To In-Person Learning

Haywood Schools To Reopen To In-Person Learning

Haywood County school leaders voting to open up schools to in person learning. Monday night, the board voted to have the first day of in person classes on September 28th. Each school has been authorized to finalize their own plan. Students will attend in two groups, A and B, with a separate bus schedule...
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At Least Five Arrests For Recent Arson Fires

At Least Five Arrests For Recent Arson Fires

Several people have been arrested for a number of arson fires in the region. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office says there were at least seven fires intentionally set in Tuckasegee. One of the latest fires did some pretty serious damage to the back side of the Tuckasegee VFW building. But the ars...
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