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January 21, 2019

Rainbow Falls Trail Improvements Finished

After two years of work, the new and improved Rainbow Falls Trail is open for business following a Nov. 14 ribbon-cutting ceremony. The 6-mile trail, which begins along U.S. 441 and extends up to Mount Leconte, had been heavily damaged over time by erosion and a spiderweb of user-created trails, which o...
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THE 43RD GREAT AMERICAN SMOKEOUT IS NOVEMBER 15TH The Jackson County Department of Public Health (JCDPH) is encouraging our community to commit or recommit to healthy, smoke-free lives by participating in the American Cancer Society’s 43rd Great American Smokeout on November 15. “The most important thin...
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Farm Bill Stalled

The 2014 Farm Bill expired at midnight Sept. 30, and Congress has thus far failed to reauthorize a new five-year bill, spurring concerns as to the lapse’s potential effect on agriculture. “Family farmers and ranchers are in the midst of the worst decline in the farm economy in decades, and they want to...
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New SCC scholarship honors Brenda Oliver Holt

Brenda Oliver Holt held a special place in her husband’s heart. So did Southwestern Community College. A few months before W. Paul Holt, Jr., passed away this summer, the longtime SCC Trustee found a way to simultaneously honor his wife and also support students at the college he served for more than ha...
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Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Trafficking Arrest

The Canton Police Department arrested Amber Conner, age 29, on Monday, November 5, 2018. Officers with Canton Police stopped Connor on Champion Drive for a vehicle safety violation. A search of the vehicle discovered a substantial amount, up to 29 grams, of methamphetamine and items used in selling meth...
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In NC and US, Women Claim Wins Beyond Midterms

North Carolina wasn’t part of the wave of female candidates who will soon be heading to the U.S. House after last week’s midterms, but women in the state saw progress in different ways at the polls. Women in North Carolina made history by casting more than 50 percent of the votes during this...
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