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September 21, 2019

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Mountain Six Conference Stiffs Local Radio

In an story reported CBS Sports in March of 2019 based upon a report from the NCAA 2018 college football attendance sank to its lowest mark in 22 years. Every Power 5 conference saw attendance decline in 2018 and among 129 FBS programs, the attendance was the least since 1996. Even National Champion Cle...
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Visitors To Jackson County Spending More

Visit North Carolina announced today that domestic visitors to and within Jackson County spent $205.81 million in 2018, an increase of 5.3 percent from 2017. Nick Breedlove, Executive Director of the Jackson County TDA stated “The Jackson County Tourism Development Authority and its partners are incredi...
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Lori A. Lewis Is Stepping Down

Western Carolina University Chancellor Kelli R. Brown announced that Lori A. Lewis is stepping down from her position as the university’s vice chancellor for advancement, effective today (Monday, Aug. 12). Brown made the announcement about the change in leadership for WCU’s Division of Advancement in a...
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Broadband Expansion Legislation

Broadband expansion legislation that stalled earlier this year after strong opposition from cable and telecommunications providers cleared a key N.C. House committee Thursday, but only after a long debate on the role of government in providing internet access.  House Bill 431, the FIBER NC Act, would el...
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Legislative Districts Challenged

Gov. Roy Cooper and Attorney General Josh Stein have formally asked North Carolina judges to quickly strike down dozens of legislative districts drawn by Republicans that are at the center of a partisan gerrymandering lawsuit. The top elected Democratic leaders on Wednesday requested that the judges acc...
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Opioid Awareness Campaign

The Jackson County Department of Public Health has partnered with the Jackson County Community Foundation to implement an Opioid Awareness Campaign during the months of September and October. The campaign will start with the Jackson County Board of Commissioners recognizing September as Opioid Awareness...
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Alterations To WCU Womens Inaugural Coaching Staff

Western Carolina head women’s basketball coach Kiley Hill announced alterations to his inaugural coaching staff ahead of the 2019-20 season.  Shyla Coleman, who was brought on board to take on the task as Director of Basketball Operations, has been promoted to assistant coach.  Additionally, Megan Brown...
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