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July 27, 2017

Corridor Closed by County Courthouse

The historic Jackson County courthouse remains open. But a short road leading to the front steps will be closed for at least two days. A maintenance crew from the N.C. Department of Transportation is repairing a broken pipe under Keener Street between West Main Street and Mill Street. Traffic is being r...
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NC Churches Spread Message of Love on I-40

A religious debate is taking place along a stretch of one of North Carolina’s major interstates. This week, drivers on I-40 near Statesville will notice two billboards – one supporting President Donald Trump’s immigration ban on Muslims, and the other with a very different message. The...
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The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded a $25,000 grant in support of a contemporary Native American art exhibit scheduled for display at the Western Carolina University Fine Art Museum from  Aug. 1 through Dec. 8.

It is the first NEA grant awarded to the museum in its 12-year history, after opening in 2005 with a mission to serve Western North Carolina. The Fine Art Museum is located in WCU’s John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center.   “Return from Exile: Contemporary Southeastern Indian Art,” a nationa...
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River Runs By Renewed Rest Area

The nearby Valley River inched up to the top of its banks as a crowd gathered for a ceremonial ribbon-cutting on Thursday between rain showers in Andrews. The N.C. Department of Transportation and local officials were celebrating the re-opening of the Cherokee County Rest Area along U.S. 19/74/129 follo...
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