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April 18, 2019

WCU to host congressional, state legislative debate series

Western Carolina University’s Public Policy Institute and Department of Political Science and Public Affairs are seeking questions from Western North Carolina voters to be asked during a series of debates in September and October. Questions relevant to the races for U.S. House of Representatives Distric...
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Candidate Issue Forums Scheduled for October

CANDIDATE ISSUE FORUMS                                                                                                                        Monday, October 3rd – County Commissioner  Jackson County Candidates 6:00-7:30 PM Swain County Candidates 8:00-9:30 PM Organized by Occupy WNC and The Canar...
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GSMNP Visitor Falls To Her Death At Newfound Gap

On Monday, September 12, Great Smoky Mountains National Park Rangers were notified by Swain County 911 of a medical emergency at the Newfound Gap parking lot near the North Carolina/Tennessee state line at approximately 1:55 p.m. Marguerite Root, age 85, of Canal Winchester, Ohio fell approximately eigh...
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SCC Auto Club announces winners of annual car show

Dozens of car enthusiasts brought their vintage vehicles and muscle cars to the Southwestern Community College Automotive Club’s annual car show on Aug. 12-13 at the Wayne Proffitt Agricultural Center. Hundreds of area residents checked out all the wild and cool exhibits, and they selected Dave Finn’s 1...
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NC Education Lottery Impacts Jackson County

A lot of state residents ask “Where is the lottery money going?” when talks about education funding arise. Since it’s inception in 2006, the NC Education Lottery has raised over 4.6 billion for education in the state. This year marks the 10th anniversary the lottery has been in North C...
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Carbon offsets program available

A relaunched carbon offsets program will give business, organizations and individuals in Western North Carolina a way to turn their energy emissions into efficiency upgrades for area nonprofit and organization facilities. The Appalachian Offsets program, done through the WNC Green Building Council, orig...
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Macon County Farmers Can Get Assistance for Drought Damages

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated Macon County in North Carolina as primary natural disaster area due to losses caused by a recent drought. In addition to the designation, the Fast Track drought monitor has triggered the Livestock Forage Program and ALL livestock producers (includ...
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