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January 21, 2019

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Flood Damage Being Assessed in Macon County

North Carolina Emergency Management workers will be assessing flood damage in Macon County after heavy rains caused damage.  County leaders say 29 homes were damaged and five were determined to be unsafe to live in. Twenty-three private roads and bridges were damaged. Two of the bridges were totally des...
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Resolving to Lose Weight: Gain Healthy Habits Instead

Losing weight is the number one New Year’s resolution, according to the Statistic Brain Research Institute. But it’s estimated only eight percent of those who make resolutions this time of year will succeed in achieving their goals. Katherine Brown, a spokeswoman for the American Heart Assoc...
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Smoky Mountain High School Names New Football Coach

Chris Brookshire has been hired as the new head football coach at Smoky Mountain High School. Brookshire has an extensive resume as a coach and an educator spanning over two decades of service. He teaches Physical Education at Erwin Middle School and has coached at Erwin High School as well as Western C...
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New Laws Take Effect in 2016

Ringing in the New Year is more than celebrating the close of 2015. It also means more than new 20 laws take effect. Several focus on driving. Others address abortion, sex education and unemployment. Drivers will see a drop in gas taxes at the pump. The gas tax falls by a penny to 35 cents ...
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NC Wildlife Commission to hold public hearing Jan. 12

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will conduct a public hearing on proposed changes to state hunting, wildlife management, game land and inland fishing regulations at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, in Clyde, in the auditorium of Haywood Community College. Among the wildlife management-related proposed ch...
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