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May 19, 2019

Hatchery Supported Trout Waters Open to Fishing April 7

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will open Hatchery-Supported Trout Waters in 25 western counties at 7 a.m. on April 7. The season will run through Feb. 28, 2019. While fishing on Hatchery Supported Trout Waters, anglers can harvest a maximum of seven trout per day, with no minimum size limits or...
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Wreck In Jackson County

U.S. 23 was shut down in both directions near Glenn Cabe Road Monday. The Jackson County Emergency Operations Center says multiple people were injured in a wreck with one being flown to Mission.
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Bill Filed To Allow Retired Teachers To Come Back And Teach

Today, Sen. Rick Horner (R-Nash), Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham), and Sen. Jay Chaudhuri (D-Wake) filed a bill to allow retired teachers to come back and teach at schools that need the most help. Senate Bill 399 would permit retired teachers to return under one year contracts to teach at Title...
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New Bill That Would Expand Opportunities For Students

On Wednesday, Senators Deanna Ballard (R-Watauga), Rick Gunn (R-Alamance) and Paul Newton (R-Cabarrus) filed a bill that would expand opportunities for students to participate in trade industry internships. Under current regulations, students under 18 are prohibited from participating in certain activit...
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Health Care Expansion Act of 2019

Senators Joyce Krawiec (R-Forsyth) and Dan Bishop (R-Mecklenburg) today announced the Health Care Expansion Act of 2019, which would fund personal care services and in-home assistance for 2,000 disabled North Carolinians while also expanding access to health care for all citizens across the state. The b...
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Rumble in Sylva

The US Geological Survey has confirmed a 2.5 Earth Quake 11 miles south west of Sylva in the noon hour on Tuesday.  The quake was centered just north of Highway 441, near the top of Cowee Mountain.  The quake depth was 0.3 killomiters.
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Duke University Will Pay $112 Million To Settle A Lawsuit

Duke University will pay $112 million to settle a lawsuit after federal prosecutors said the school used a research technician’s fake data to land federal grants. The Justice Department claimed in its lawsuit that Duke University knowingly submitted claims for dozens of research grants that contai...
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Jackson County 2018 Community Health Assessment

The Jackson County Department of Public Health worked with local community agencies and members to complete the 2018 Community Health Assessment (CHA). The CHA is the foundation for improving and promoting the health of community members. The role of the CHA is to identify factors that affect the health...
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