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July 01, 2020

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I-40 Project Advances to Paving in Pigeon River Gorge

I-40 Project Advances to Paving in Pigeon River Gorge

SYLVA – More than half of the construction is complete on a major project to rehabilitate the westernmost 15 miles of Interstate 40 in North Carolina. A new phase of work begins this week when crews from Harrison Construction begin milling out old asphalt and placing a new surface from the Tennessee sta...
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Superintendent Announces Retirement

Superintendent Announces Retirement

After 33 plus years of service, Dr. Kimberly Elliot Superintendent of Jackson County Public Schools announced she will be retiring effective September 1, 2020.  She added she has truly enjoyed being a part of Jackson County Public Schools for the past 7 years and it has been the highlight of her career....
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Swain County High School Sports

Swain County High School Sports

This week the NCHSAA in conjunction with the Governor’s office released their plan for allowing athletes to resume workouts, albeit on a severely limited basis.  Swain Athletic Director Neil Blankenship met with head coaches on Monday to begin formulating Swain County Schools plan, which was appro...
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Cove Creek Road to Cataloochee Reopens

Cove Creek Road to Cataloochee Reopens

JONATHAN CREEK – A contractor for the N.C. Department of Transportation has opened Cove Creek Road in Haywood County to traffic after completing major phases of a project to stabilize a hillside.  A flagging operation will remain in place until the project is complete on the main access road to the Cata...
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Officials Select Improve Existing Route for Corridor K

Officials Select Improve Existing Route for Corridor K

N.C. Department of Transportation officials have selected a recommended alternative for improvements to Corridor K in Graham County. The alignment chosen utilizes existing highways instead of the five other alternatives, which required sections on new locations.  The typical roadway section for this pro...
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Swain County Schools Nutrition Program

Swain County Schools Nutrition Program

Swain County Schools Nutrition Program will be continuing bus delivery through the end of June.  Busses will be running their regular routes Monday-Thursday and will also be providing weekend meals during the Thursday delivery.  Cafeterias will be open Monday through Thursday from 7:30am-3pm for pick up...
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Southwestern Community College Opens To The Public

Southwestern Community College Opens To The Public

SYLVA – In keeping with Gov. Roy Cooper’s phased reopening plan, Southwestern Community College is now open to foot traffic from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays and will remain open as a virtual college from 8 a.m.-noon on Fridays. Southwestern primarily transitioned to a virtual college on M...
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