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November 13, 2019

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Folkmoot’s Coming!

The 2019 Folkmoot International Festival is an eleven-day event, July 18 – 28, based in Haywood County and held in mountain towns throughout Western North Carolina. The festival features folk dance troupes with live music from the Bahamas, China, Colombia, Egypt, Hungary, Nepal, Romania, and local...
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Swain County Sheriffs Office Drug Arrests

According to the Swain County Sheriffs office 3 drug arrests were made in one week: On June 5th, 2019 Swain County Deputies responded to a 911 call with an open line in the area of 255 Sherrill Road in Bryson City. Prior to deputies arriving on the scene Swain County 911 communicators was able to ...
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Principal Chief’s office in September’s General Election

Richard G. Sneed, incumbent Principal Chief, and Teresa McCoy, a former long-time Big Cove Tribal Council representative, will square off in the race for the Principal Chief’s office in September’s General Election. With 1,132 (39.57 percent) votes, McCoy topped the field for the top office in the Easte...
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Abundant Labs Bringing More Jobs To Canton

A new $12 million facility to process industrial hemp is coming to Canton, creating 45 new jobs over the next few years. Abundant Labs announced plans to open a state-of-the art hemp processing facility in Canton on Monday. The company will add 18 new jobs and create up to 45 jobs within the next few .....
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Bridge Replacement

On Monday crews will begin replacing a 59-year-old, two-lane bridge on Upper White Water Road over Gum Bottom Creek in Sapphire. Crews will close the road and establish a safe construction zone between Cash Road and Camp Buc Road. The company will have 120 days to reopen the road. The remote location pr...
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Visitors Asked To Take Precautions

Visitors to Panthertown on the Nantahala National Forest are asked to take precautions to avoid bears after recent reports of increased encounters. No injuries have been reported. Encounters include bears stealing packs and riffling through camping supplies and gear. The bears will often stay in the are...
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Pigeon River Gorge Road Work

Immediate improvements are coming to Interstate 40 in the Pigeon River Gorge as part of a long-term rehabilitation project. The N.C. DOT began milling out old asphalt and paving sections in the westbound direction Monday, closing one lane of traffic. Work will continue each Monday through Thursday.
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Nominations For The Mountain Heritage Awards Being Accepted

CULLOWHEE – Western Carolina University is accepting nominations for the Mountain Heritage Awards, prestigious honors bestowed on an individual and an organization each year for contributions to or for playing a prominent role in research, preservation and curation of Southern Appalachian history, cultu...
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