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September 30, 2020

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Bardo Arts Center September Line-Up of Free Virtual Events

Bardo Arts Center September Line-Up of Free Virtual Events

Although Bardo Arts Center (BAC) is closed to the public during the WCU fall semester due to COVID-19 restrictions, audiences will have the opportunity to enjoy a selection of virtual events and experiences, with a line-up of streaming events beginning in September.   The WCU Fine Art Museum is cur...
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Fall Color Forecast For 2020

Fall Color Forecast For 2020

Autumn leaves and the natural beauty of fall colors across Western North Carolina are a seasonal sensation that draw thousands of visitors and locals alike – and prompts an annual prognostication by Western Carolina University biology professor Beverly Collins. “In short, for 2020 we can’t expect...
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Safe Roadways During Labor Day

Safe Roadways During Labor Day

This Labor Day, the Governor’s Highway Safety Program is joining forces with the North Carolina Trucking Association, the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety also known as (NETS), the North Carolina Highway Patrol and members of more than 500 law enforcement agencies around the state to help curb im...
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COVID-19 Cluster Identified at WCU Campus

COVID-19 Cluster Identified at WCU Campus

The Jackson County Department of Public Health (JCDPH) has identified a COVID-19 cluster at a Western Carolina University (WCU) Residence Hall. The North Carolina Division of Public Health (NCDPH) defines clusters of COVID-19 in workplace, educational, and other community settings as: 1) A minimum of 5...
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Macon Man Accused of Harboring Fugitive

Macon Man Accused of Harboring Fugitive

District Attorney Ashley Hornsby Welch said a key figure in Operation Jawbreaker, a sweep two years ago of suspected local drug dealers acting in concert on a two-state level, was arrested Tuesday and charged with harboring a fugitive. Wade Ennis, 60, is accused of helping James Steele, 47, elude law en...
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SCC students to host US House debate on Sept. 9

SCC students to host US House debate on Sept. 9

Over the past three campaign cycles, students in Dr. Bucky Dann’s Social Problems class at Southwestern Community College have questioned candidates vying for varying levels of state and local office. On Sept. 9, Dr. Dann’s current students get to step on the national stage as they will guide the conver...
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Volunteers Deploy for Hurricane Laura

Volunteers Deploy for Hurricane Laura

AUGUST 26, 2020 – Red Cross volunteers from the Greater Carolina’s Region are assisting with Hurricane Laura disaster response. Nine volunteers are currently deployed from our region (3 virtually and 6 in person). Our team here at home is ready to respond to possible impacts in our region. I...
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Meals Available For Students During Remote Learning

Meals Available For Students During Remote Learning

Students attending Jackson County Public Schools will have an opportunity to pick up prepackaged meals during two remote instruction weeks beginning August 31.   School Nutrition Director Laura Cabe shared details of the plan with the Jackson County Board of Education at their regular business session o...
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Haywood County Schools Paralyzed By Ransomware Attack

Haywood County Schools Paralyzed By Ransomware Attack

Haywood County School – forced to close, but not because of COVID-19. A computer ransomware attack left the school district paralyzed on Monday, so the district quickly moved everything to a Teacher Optional Work Day. There will also be no school Wednesday. The district says it received a virus message...
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