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April 18, 2019

Panther Top Fire Tower Open to Public on Selected Dates

The USDA Forest Service announced that it is opening the Panther Top Fire Tower to the public for viewing on selected dates. This Forest Service fire tower is normally closed to the public. The Panther Top Fire Tower is located in Cherokee County, near Hiwassee Lake.  The 40-foot tall lookout tower was...
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Report: NC Lawmakers Leaving Millions on the Table

As much as $170 million a year could go a long way when it comes to paying North Carolina’s teachers, improving state infrastructure and economic development, but it’s money the state passed on when it eliminated the estate tax. The tax was done away with three years ago, and according to a...
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Guides to Mountain to Sea Trail Available

Hiking North Carolina’s Mountains-to-Sea Trail (MST) just got easier with publication of a set of guides that literally describe every twist and turn along the 1,100-mile route from the Great Smoky Mountains to the Outer Banks. “These guides will make the MST more user-friendly, whether you’re hiking an...
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Canton Woman Wanted in Stolen Mail Cases

An investigation is underway into the theft of mail in three mountain counties. Crystal Mehaffey of Canton is wanted in Haywood, Buncombe and Jackson Counties. The Highlands Police Department has several warrants for her arrest. She was last seen in Highlands one week ago. She has been spotted in Clayto...
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