April 23, 2017

Public Comments Sought for New I-26 Interchange

The N.C. Department of Transportation will be seeking public opinion regarding a proposed new interchange between Interstate 26 and U.S. 74. The project will provide direct connections from I-26 west to U.S. 74 east and from U.S. 74 west to I-26 east. Nearly all work on this project will be completed wi...
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N.C. strawberry growers expect second wave of crop

It has been about a month since most areas of North Carolina saw their last freeze, and for local strawberry growers and eaters that means the second wave of strawberries is almost here. “This has been an unusual strawberry season in North Carolina,” said Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler. “Thanks...
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Greening Up the Mountains Event will Full Schedule

The 20th annual Greening Up the Mountains festival will fill the streets of downtown Sylva, N.C., on Saturday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This historic Jackson County town’s largest festival of the year typically draws thousands of visitors to this free family-friendly event in the mountains of wes...
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Bowlsby Sentenced to 10 Years in Walmart Pipe Bomb Case

The man who detonated a pipe bomb in Sylva’s Walmart has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison. The incident happened in 2007. Larry Bowlsby, 49, of Warrenton, Missouri, pleaded guilty in October and was sentenced on Thursday. A news release from the Department of Justice said filed court d...
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