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July 27, 2017

SCC nurse aide program holds pinning ceremony

Sixty-four graduates of Southwestern Community College’s nurse aid program were honored during a pinning ceremony held on May 4 at the Jackson Campus. “I am extremely proud of each and every student that achieved their goal of becoming a certified nursing assistant in the state of North Carolina,”...
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Potential Explosive Found on Road Side in Jackson County

During the evening hours of July 6, 2017, deputies with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office were called to the area of Cutting Edge Drive in Sylva by a concerned citizen who had discovered a suspicious bottled object on the side of the road. Deputies arrived and after assessing the suspicious object req...
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Women Could Be Caught in Crossfire of Senate Health Bill

The Senate bill that was expected to repeal Obamacare as early as next week remains in a holding pattern, while supporters of the legislation continue to look for ways to find consensus among their fellow senators. One such amendment by Sen. Ted Cruz would allow insurers to sell plans that don’t c...
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New Bridge Coming to Jackson County

A 55-year-old bridge is on its way to being replaced in Jackson County as a result of a $1.4 million contract awarded by the N.C. Department of Transportation. The bridge is on Moses Creek Road over Caney Fork Creek, east of Cullowhee. The current bridge is considered functionally obsolete, meaning it w...
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Duke funds will help improve fisheries

Coldwater fisheries will get a boost thanks to a $95,000 grant that Duke Energy’s Water Resources Fund awarded to Trout Unlimited this year. The money will allow TU to remove or replace culverts across three headwater streams, reconnect 9 miles of aquatic habitat and eliminate a significant sediment sou...
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Jackson County Men Arrested in Macon County Drug Bust

Thursday June 29, 2017 Arrests made of two suspects for Trafficking in Methamphetamine and Heroin. Macon County Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit received a source of information earlier in the day about possible drug activity. The source included information about suspects possibly bringing drugs back to...
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