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April 18, 2019

Help Sought in Finding Suspect in Canton Shooting

MOUNTAINS’ MOST WANTED   JOSHUA DOUGLAS PHILLIPS   White male, 26 years old, brown hair, blue eyes, approximately 5 feet 7 inch tall, weighs about 125 pounds.   Wanted for feloniously discharging a weapon into occupied property and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, as well as misdemeanor...
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Action Urged on Toxic Chemical in NC Drinking Water

In the wake of a major overhaul of the federal Toxic Substances Control Act, the Environmental Protection Agency is being urged to act on a chemical found in several North Carolina water systems. The Environmental Working Group is urging the EPA to address PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid), a chemical used...
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Assistant to chancellor at WCU receives Trustees’ Award

Terry Welch, assistant to the chancellor at Western Carolina University, is recipient of one of the university’s highest honors. Welch, who is retiring later this summer after serving in WCU’s Office of the Chancellor for 20 years, is only the 13th person in university history selected to receive the Tr...
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Federal Aviation Administration Announces New Drone Rules

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) unveiled new rules for drone operators on June 21. The N.C. Department of Transportation Division of Aviation wants to help drone owners understand the new rules and how they impact drone operations in the state. Drones, also called unmanned aircraft systems, ar...
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Chili’s restaurant coming to WCU this fall

Chili’s Grill and Bar, a popular national chain restaurant, will be open for business on the campus of Western Carolina University this fall as the full-service dining establishment is the latest tenant announced for Noble Hall, the mixed-use facility being constructed on the site of structures damaged...
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