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September 23, 2017

Swain County Schools Announces Interim Superintendent

Swain County Schools is proud to announce that the Board of Education has named Janet Clapsaddle as Interim Superintendent, to replace the retiring Sam Pattillo.  The Current Director of Curriculum and Instruction with Swain County Schools will begin her new role on Monday October 2nd. Ms Clapsaddle has...
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NC Children Count on Census Count, Advocates Say

Future funding for North Carolina’s children largely depends on the 2020 census, so this week 39 organizations sent a letter to the state’s congressional delegation urging lawmakers to take steps now for a complete and accurate count. What’s at stake? Block grants that provide funding...
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Chimney Rock Opens New Trail

A new 1.1-mile trail will open at Chimney Rock State Park on Friday, Sept. 22. The Skyline Trail offers scenic views, lush foliage and shimmering cascades. It is accessible only by climbing more than 800 steps to the trailhead locate at Exclamation Point. The trail is named after the park’s old Skyline...
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Endangered Child Located Safe

Haywood County/ Henderson County– Heather Cochran , Rex Douglas Cochran Junior and Cali Marie Cochran have been located.   Heather and Rex Cochran were taken into custody at 5:25 PM at 445 Coffee Lane in Fletcher, North Carolina.   Officers from the Fletcher Police Department and deputie...
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SCC Fire Academy holds graduation ceremony

Graduates of Southwestern Community College’s Fire Academy, Class No. 4 were honored during a graduation ceremony held on Aug. 29 at the Jerry Sutton Public Safety Training Center in Franklin. The nine graduates of Class No. 4 include: Takoma Bird of Cherokee; Kara Howard, Cherokee; Levi Ledford, Frankl...
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NC Rural Health Care in Jeopardy

Stephanie Carson RALEIGH, N.C. – Rural communities in North Carolina could have reduced access to medical care if Congress doesn’t act before the end of the month. Two federal programs that help provide supplemental funding to rural hospitals will lose their funding if programs aren’t...
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Caney Fork Fire Takes Life of Man and Pets

On September 19, 2017 the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office responded to an early morning structure fire in the Caney Fork Community of Jackson County.  Sheriff’s Deputies and Investigators once on scene discovered a deceased male inside the residence that was unable to escape along with 3 pets. The victi...
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Child Endangerment Alert

Deputies with the Haywood County Sheriff’s Office are asking for the public’s assistance in locating Heather Cochran and Rex Douglas Cochran Junior of Clyde. They were last seen at 222 Northwood Drive in Clyde around 10:15 a.m. driving what deputies believe is a 2001 blue ford mustang (in picture.. tag...
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NC Hospitals Offer Medicaid Solution

It’s the first of its kind in the Tar Heel State. A coalition of 11 North Carolina health systems has submitted a proposal to the state to offer a provider-owned health plan for Medicaid beneficiaries. The plan, known as Provider-Led and Patient-Centered Care and Presbyterian Healthcare Services,...
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