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November 12, 2018

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Over 4 years, annual SCC gala raises more than $250,000

 Since moving its annual gala to Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort in 2015, the Southwestern Community College Foundation has raised more than a quarter-of-a-million dollars. As has been the case annually since its inception, the current year’s gala yielded more money than the last. “Bluegrass, Blue Jeans...
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FLU VACCINES AVAILABLE STARTING OCTOBER 1st

As flu season is among us, the Jackson County Department of Public Health (JCDPH) urges all residents to protect themselves by getting vaccinated against the flu.  Remember that flu can be a serious illness, especially for adults over the age of 65 years, children under five, pregnant women, and those w...
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NCDOT Crew from Western Mountains Helping Out East

Roger Ayers supervises maintenance for the N.C. Department of Transportation in Henderson County. He also knows his way around eastern parts of the state, too. For the third time in two years Ayers will lead a group of volunteers from Division 14 — the 10 westernmost counties — east to help residents re...
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House Fire in Haywood County Leaves One Dead

An investigation is underway into the cause of a fatal home explosion that happened on Zurich Lane in Haywood County in the early morning hours of Thursday, Sept. 20. Haywood County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched at approximately 4:45 a.m. to the 200 block of Zurich Lane in reference to a fully invo...
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State Sees Surge in Malicious Email

Malicious emails sent to the state of North Carolina increased more than 60 percent during the days leading up to the landfall of Hurricane Florence, State Chief Risk Officer Maria Thompson said Thursday. During the week of Sept. 8-14, the state saw significant increases in the number of spam and phishi...
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Fugitive At High School Football Game Arrested

During the Smoky Mountain High School versus Cherokee High School football game on September 14, 2018, Sheriff Chip Hall received information that in attendance was a potentially armed and dangerous individual wanted by the United States Marshals.  The individual was identified as Tanner Moren Eagle Lar...
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Colors will certainly abound with the tenth annual ColorFest, Dillsboro’s Fine Arts & Crafts Fair held on October 6, 2018 from 10am until 4pm in the historic town of Dillsboro, NC.  Located just a few miles off of the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the walk-about mou...
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Drivers Should Stay in Place Unless Evacuating

The N.C. Department of Transportation continues to urge drivers to stay off the roads, as the rains from Florence continue and conditions worsen by the hour. As of Sunday afternoon at 4:30, nearly 700 road closures across the state. “Unless you are evacuating, stay in place,” said Transportation Secreta...
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Weather Delays 09/17/2018

Buncombe County Schools: TWO HOUR DELAY Catamount School: TWO HOUR DELAY Haywood County Schools: TWO HOUR DELAY Jackson Co. Schools – Blue Ridge District.: SCHEDULE B Jackson Co. Schools – Smoky Mountain District.: TWO HOUR DELAY Jackson County Head Start: TWO HOUR DELAY  
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