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September 30, 2020

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WCU Chancellor takes oath of office

WCU Chancellor takes oath of office

 Western Carolina University Chancellor Kelli R. Brown was sworn into office Wednesday, Aug. 12, an action delayed nearly five months by the COVID-19 pandemic, and urged the university community not to allow the disruptions of the global health crisis to stop the institution from meeting its missio...
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SCC Small Business Center offers Support

SCC Small Business Center offers Support

Southwestern Community College is open and ready to support local businesses as they persevere and adapt in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In direct response to the current economic crisis, North Carolina’s General Assembly passed House Bill 1043, providing additional funding to the Small Bu...
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Waynesville Woman Will Serve Prison Time

Waynesville Woman Will Serve Prison Time

A Waynesville woman must serve in prison a minimum of six months to a maximum of 17 months for stealing a Lake Junaluska security vehicle earlier this summer, District Attorney Ashley Hornsby Welch said. Stopping Kendyll Unterreiner, 28, required Sgt. Doug Carver of the Haywood County Sheriff’s Office t...
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5.1 Earthquake Felt in Western North Carolina

5.1 Earthquake Felt in Western North Carolina

The USGS reports a 5.1 earth quake centered in Sparta, NC occurring around 8:07am Eastern Time on Sunday Morning, August 9th. The quake was felt as far south as Atlanta, GA and Columbia, SC. The earth quakes depth was 3.7km. There were hundreds of reports in Jackson, Haywood, Macon and Swain counties fr...
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COVID-19 Cluster at Haywood Regional Medical Center

COVID-19 Cluster at Haywood Regional Medical Center

The Haywood County Health and Human Services Agency has identified a COVID-19 cluster connected to Haywood Regional Hospital.  Currently, fewer than 20 of more than 800 current employees have tested positive for COVID-19. Statement from Haywood Regional Hospital: “Haywood Regional Medical Center’s top p...
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Harris Regional Hospital Nationally Recognized

Harris Regional Hospital Nationally Recognized

Harris Regional Hospital was named to Newsweek’s 2020 list of Best Maternity Care Hospitals. The distinction recognizes facilities that have excelled in providing care to mothers, newborns and their families, as verified by the 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Survey. Best Maternity Care Hospitals is part of News...
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Plans For An Unusual Semester

Plans For An Unusual Semester

Classes are scheduled to resume at Western North Carolina’s college’s and universities within the next three weeks. Most institutions are combining remote learning with in-person instruction. It’ll be far from normal as the new semester begins by the end of this month. College life will likely not have...
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