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September 22, 2017

Jackson County Issues State of Emergency

Jackson County Board of Commissioners Chairman Brian McMahan has declared a State of Emergency for Jackson County effective Monday, September 11, 2017 at 8:00 am due to potential public safety hazards related to the remnants of Hurricane Irma. It is anticipated that Jackson County may begin to feel the...
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NC Women Take Business Funding into Their Own Hands

There are more than 225,000 women-owned businesses in North Carolina, and at least that many female entrepreneurs working to navigate access to capital and resources. That fact is what is driving a new crowdsourcing effort for women-owned businesses coming to parts of North Carolina. In less than a year...
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Remnants of IRMA to affect WNC

he effects of hurricane Irma will begin to affect parts of Western North Carolina later today (Monday). Outer bands of the storm could produce heavy rain and possible high winds in excess of 40 to 60 miles per hour. Those threats have promoted for several warnings from the national weather service in Gr...
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Biodiesel Helps Clear the Air in Most Visited National Park

The last thing a hiker wants to encounter is a haze of smog that diminishes the view from atop a picturesque vista.  With more than 11 million visitors annually, Great Smoky Mountains National Park strives to maintain its pristine natural beauty by adopting practices that reduce the park’s environmental...
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