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March 24, 2019

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NC Beer Month events in Jackson County

Whether you enjoy sipping a smooth golden ale, something hoppy or a dark IPA, Jackson County’s craft breweries have you covered for NC Beer Month this April.   North Carolina boasts more breweries and brewpubs than any other state in the southeast and Jackson County is renewing its commitment to qu...
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Clingman’s Dome to Open Early

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced plans to open Clingmans Dome Road this weekend beginning Saturday, March 26, as weather permits. Due to mild temperatures this week, park crews have been able to prepare the road and facilities for the seasonal spring opening ahead of schedule allo...
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NCDOT Awards I-26 Contract

Some humps and bumps on Interstate 26 in Henderson County are about to wave goodbye. A $12.5 million contract for improvements on I-26 was awarded to Harrison Construction Company of Knoxville, Tenn., to improve a 10-mile stretch of the interstate in Henderson County. “The project is to essentially repa...
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Paid Sick Time Pays Off in Long Run, Says Report

One-point-four million North Carolina workers do not have access to paid sick leave, which a new report finds could be affecting the health of their families. The research, from Florida Atlantic University, says families without sick-leave benefits, including those with children, are twice as likely to...
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Dynamite Discovered in Murphy Area

On March 21st , 2016 a concerned citizen phoned the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office to report a find of what he believed to be unexploded dynamite at a site where a cleanup and demolition operation was being done at an old mechanic shop on Old Ranger Road just outside the town limits of Murphy.  Deputi...
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