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October 15, 2018

Health Officials Encourage Caution as Temperatures Rise

As North Carolina approaches summer, health officials with the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services are urging citizens to take extra precautions against heat-related illnesses. “It is critical for people to take preventive action since North Carolina summers can be dangerously hot,” said...
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Jackson County Hires New County Manager

The Jackson County Board of County Commissioners announced Don Adams to succeed Chuck Wooten as county manager. Wooten announced his retirement in January and Board of County Commissioners began searching for a new manager in March. Wooten will retire July 1st. Adams has been the county manager in Alleg...
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Key Connector Conserved in Jackson County

A collaborative effort between Jackson County and Mainspring Conservation Trust will open 308 acres for public access, creating additional space for people to hike, hunt and fish in the area. Mainspring, a Franklin-based regional non-profit land trust serving the 6 western-most counties in North Carolin...
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Forest Service Announces Ginseng Permit Process for 2016

The Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests announced today that forest visitors have until July 15 to submit contact information to a ranger district office to participate in the lottery to receive a ginseng harvest permit this year.   Visitors must obtain a permit to collect wild ginseng in the two...
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New Bridges Coming to WNC

The N.C. Department of Transportation has awarded a pair of contracts worth $7.2 million to replace 11 bridges in Caldwell and Wilkes counties. The projects are part of the state bridge program that targets structures in need of rehabilitation or replacement. The 2015 budget signed by Governor McCrory i...
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Surviving PTSD: June is PTSD Awareness Month

Almost 25 million people in the U.S. at any given time are living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, according to the support and advocacy group PTSD United. That includes thousands of North Carolinians left with the illness from a traumatic event such as a crime, natural disaster or events surroundin...
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