April 24, 2017

Greening Up the Mountains Event will Full Schedule

The 20th annual Greening Up the Mountains festival will fill the streets of downtown Sylva, N.C., on Saturday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This historic Jackson County town’s largest festival of the year typically draws thousands of visitors to this free family-friendly event in the mountains of wes...
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Bowlsby Sentenced to 10 Years in Walmart Pipe Bomb Case

The man who detonated a pipe bomb in Sylva’s Walmart has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison. The incident happened in 2007. Larry Bowlsby, 49, of Warrenton, Missouri, pleaded guilty in October and was sentenced on Thursday. A news release from the Department of Justice said filed court d...
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Parents: Autism Treatment in NC is Uphill Battle

North Carolina is one of 45 states that require insurance policies to cover applied behavior analysis therapies for people on the autism spectrum. However, advocates for people with autism say there’s a catch. Employer-sponsored health plans are required to cover it, but the state specifically exe...
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Smokies upgrades to cleaner fuel

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park now boasts two new propane-fueling stations and six new propane-fueled trucks following an unveiling April 5. The purchases are part of the park’s goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent of 2006 levels by 2020. This is the third phase of a three-phas...
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No Charges Filed in Discovery of Baby Body in Dillsboro

Last week the body of an unborn child was found buried on property located on Leatherwood Road in Dillsboro. A 38 year old woman and her boyfriend  buried the remains in the backyard after she illegally obtained medication that contributed to the death of the fetus. The medication was not prescribed to...
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