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May 25, 2020

Casino Operations Manager Dies in Wreck on Balsam

A Canton man died in a car accident in the Balsam area on Friday morning. Aaron Lee Snider, 32, died after he lost control of his vehicle while traveling west on US 23 around 9:10 a.m. Snider crossed over the concrete median into the eastbound lane and collided with another car.  Barbara Frischholz, 67,...
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A National Punchline? NC Faces Economic Impact of HB 2

The economic impact of House Bill 2, passed and signed into law last week, is hard to quantify so far, but economists warn the costs could be steep. The law strikes down local protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. San Francisco, Seattle and New York City all announced this week...
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NC Metro Areas Make “Fattest Cities” List

Almost 30 percent of adults in North Carolina are considered obese, and a report released by survey company WalletHub names four metro areas, Greensboro, Charlotte, Winston-Salem and Asheville, among its top 50Fattest Cities in America. The survey analyzed the percentage of people who are inactive, amou...
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Park to host Star Gazing Event at Cades Cove

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, in cooperation with the Smoky Mountains Astronomical Society, will offer a 3-hour stargazing program in Cades Cove on Saturday, April 2  beginning at 7:30p.m. Experienced astronomers and numerous telescopes will be on hand to provide a discovery of the spring sky’s p...
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Balsam Rest Area Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

The N.C. Department of Transportation is holding a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new rest area near Balsam that serves westbound U.S. 23/74 in Haywood County Thursday, March 31, 11 a.m.. The new facility has dual restrooms, a family restroom, a vending area, and parking for cars, long vehicles and tru...
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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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