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July 23, 2019

State Budget To be Voted On

A state budget agreement drawn up by North Carolina Republicans will now be debated and voted on by legislators before heading to Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper for his likely veto. The House scheduled the first of its two required votes on the proposal for Wednesday. The Senate will probably begin voting o...
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Jackson County Senior Center Completing Security Program

The Jackson County Department On Aging and the Senior Center is expected to have completed a security program for the Senior Center this week.  Under this plan, all entrances to the building will be locked to visitors except the front entrance.  Employees will have an ID which will allow them to enter t...
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Two Struck By Lightning

Saturday Afternoon near the Blue Ridge Parkway, 2 people were struck by lightning, miraculously they both seem to be making a full recovery.  It happened during a camping trip with a Cub Scout pack.  The incident happened around 1:30pm Saturday in Balsam Mountain Campground in the Great Smoky Mountains...
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Swain County Schools Meeting

There will be a special open meeting Thursday June 27th at 7pm at Swain county Schools Central office in the Swain County Administration Building 50 main st. 2nd floor room 223 in Bryson City for the purpose of personnel and closing out the year.
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Folkmoot’s Coming!

The 2019 Folkmoot International Festival is an eleven-day event, July 18 – 28, based in Haywood County and held in mountain towns throughout Western North Carolina. The festival features folk dance troupes with live music from the Bahamas, China, Colombia, Egypt, Hungary, Nepal, Romania, and local...
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Swain County Sheriffs Office Drug Arrests

According to the Swain County Sheriffs office 3 drug arrests were made in one week: On June 5th, 2019 Swain County Deputies responded to a 911 call with an open line in the area of 255 Sherrill Road in Bryson City. Prior to deputies arriving on the scene Swain County 911 communicators was able to ...
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Principal Chief’s office in September’s General Election

Richard G. Sneed, incumbent Principal Chief, and Teresa McCoy, a former long-time Big Cove Tribal Council representative, will square off in the race for the Principal Chief’s office in September’s General Election. With 1,132 (39.57 percent) votes, McCoy topped the field for the top office in the Easte...
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