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May 19, 2019

Motion Denied: State Must Redraw Districts by February 19

North Carolina is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to grant an emergency stay of a federal appeals court order for the state to redraw Congressional Districts 1 and 12 by Feb. 19, in advance of the March 15 primary. The districts were found unconstitutional by a federal appeals court on Friday and that sam...
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Closings February 10th 2016

UPDATED THURSDAY, FEB 11 AT 06:31 AM   BASKETBALL: Swain vs Cherokee Thursday; JV Boys @ 5:00 p.m. then varsity   Haywood Co Schools: Two Hour Delay; NO buses on icy roads Jackson Co. Schools – All Districts: TWO HOUR DELAY; no buses on icy rods   Swain Public Transit: BUSES 2 HR DE...
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SBA Announces Cooperative Agreements Available for State Trade and Export Promotion  Will Award $18 Million to Promote Small Business Exporting

The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that states will be able to immediately apply for SBA cooperative agreement awards that support efforts to increase exporting by small businesses.  The State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) Program was appropriated $18 million to make awards by Se...
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Prominent Local Leader Passed Away Sunday

Thadious Wayne Hooper, 86, of the Speedwell community, Cullowhee, died Sunday February 7, 2016 following a period of declining health. Wayne was born August 21, 1929, in Speedwell to the late William Clinton and Maude Bumgarner Hooper. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Kenneth, Raymond an...
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2016 N.C. boll weevil assessment remains at $1 per acre

The board of the Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation of North Carolina has set the 2016 boll weevil assessment at $1 per acre of cotton, keeping the fee the same for the third straight year. The fee supports the foundation’s efforts to monitor cotton acreage in North Carolina for any re-introduction of t...
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Centenarian celebrates 101st Birthday Exercising

In true healthy living style, Richard Renfro celebrated his 101 birthday with his Cardiopulmonary Rehab group that he attends regularly and has done so for the past 10 years. Renfro attributes his health to exercising regularly. The Missouri native joined the Western Carolina University Music Department...
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Help Identifying Suspect in Cherokee County

The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help identifying a person of interest in a recent Breaking and Entering of vehicles at Jacky Jones Chevrolet Buick GMC in Murphy.   If you have any information concerning the identity of the individual shown in the security...
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NC Program Hunts for Solution to Multiple Problems

North Carolina has an overabundance of deer and a growing population of citizens who are food insecure. While those may sound like two unrelated problems, a program is tackling them both in an unconventional way. The Farmers and Communities Manage Deer program began in 2012 and today at least 20 food ba...
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Franklin Man Sentenced in Firearms Sting

A Macon County federal firearms licensee was sentenced today to a 30-month prison term for selling firearms to a prohibited person. Philip Nelson Elliott, 55, of Franklin, was also ordered by U.S. District Judge Max O. Cogburn Jr. to serve three years under court supervision following his prison term. P...
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