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October 16, 2019

‘We Can End Gun Violence,’ Say Gun-Reform Advocates

Starting tonight there are events in North Carolina to recognize Gun Violence Prevention Sabbath Weekend. The nationwide event was planned in remembrance of the Sandy Hook anniversary, long before last week’s deadly shooting rampage in San Bernardino, Calif. Organizers, including Jennifer Copeland...
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First-time Alcohol Use Among Youth in the Holidays Increases

December is one of the prime months when youths experiment with alcohol, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. This month, the state is renewing its fight against underage drinking with new Public Service Announcements airing on local television and a call to state universities to com...
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Hike in Tuition and Fees Coming to WCU

The Western Carolina University Board of Trustees endorsed a schedule of tuition and fees for the 2016-17 academic year that includes a 3 percent increase in tuition for students from North Carolina previously approved by the board last December. The proposal, unanimously approved by the board at its re...
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WCU board approves Center for the Study of Free Enterprise

The Western Carolina University Board of Trustees on Friday, Dec. 4, approved the establishment of a Center for the Study of Free Enterprise, bringing the proposed center one step closer to becoming a reality. A request to fund the center, an initiative put forward by Edward Lopez, the BB&T Distingu...
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Haywood County Man Convicted in Vehicle Deaths

A prominent Haywood County real estate agent was convicted in the motor vehicle death of two people. Billy Norris Case of Maggie Valley  was sentenced to 60 days in prison, suspended for 24 months of unsupervised probation to be served consecutively. District Court Judge Richard Walker found Case guilty...
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Attorney with ties to Jackson County Arrested for Meth

39-year-old Eric Winston Stiles and 34-year-old Jillian Ashley Sloan Stiles, both of Murphy, were arrested on charges involving the illegal possession of methamphetamine. Eric Stiles is an attorney who practices law in Jackson County and Tribal judicial systems. On December 3rd investigators were conduc...
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NC Ski Slopes Impact State’s Economy

Across North Carolina, skiers and snowboarders are dusting off their gear for another season on the state’s slopes. While skiers hope for a big dump of snow in the coming weeks, the money they spend is providing a dump of cash into the economy. Last year the total economic impact of the state...
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Yoga Helps NC Detention Facility Breathe Easier

A dozen or more people sitting on mats and practicing deep breathing exercises is not what you’d expect to see at a detention facility, but it’s happening in at least one in North Carolina – with positive results. The Buncombe County Detention Facility has embarked on a pilot program t...
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