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January 21, 2019

Report: Rising Tuition Affects Student Success

North Carolina in the last eight years has reduced its spending per student enrolled in higher education by 20 percent, and a report issued this week by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities says these kinds of cuts are having an impact on students’ potential for success. In addition to cutti...
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Underage Drinking Initiatives Planned

As students across North Carolina prepare to embark on another school year, academic lessons might not be all they are exposed to.  Some students might also find they are placed in circumstances where they will have to make decisions about underage alcohol consumption or drinking and driving. North Caro...
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NC Churches Keeping the Faith in Campaign Season

It’s hard to exclude morality from the conversation this election season – particularly when discussing polarizing issues like immigration, a woman’s right to choose and proposals to ban people of a particular faith from the country. For many North Carolinians, morality is rooted in fa...
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Quick Pantry Break In Suspect Sought

Haywood County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division officials are searching for one or more individuals who around midnight Tuesday, August 16, broke into the Quick Pantry store at 6147 Pigeon Road in Bethel. Deputies responded to the store in reference to a store alarm. Upon arrival, offici...
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Man Sentenced in Great Smokies Church Murder

A South Carolina man has been sentenced to 16 years in federal prison for stabbing a Whittier man to death inside Smokemont Baptist Church on the Cherokee Indian Reservation. Forest Dakota Hill of Easley, South Carolina, was sentenced Tuesday. He pleaded guilty in April to second-degree murder. Court re...
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Ribbon Cutting for the New Field at Carr Hooper Stadium

Smoky Mountain High School will host the Carolina Panthers on Sunday August 21st at 5pm for a ribbon cutting ceremony on the new artificial turf field. The installation at Carr Hooper Stadium broke ground in May. The Panthers gave a $200,000 grant to Jackson County Schools through the NFL Foundations Gr...
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