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September 21, 2019

EBCI Could Soon Offer Sports And Horse Wagering

North Carolina’s only federally recognized American Indian tribe could soon offer sports and horse wagering to patrons at its two casinos. The General Assembly gave final approval Monday night to a measure that would give the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians the authority to offer the additional b...
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Evergreen Foundation First Quarter Funding

The Evergreen Foundation board of directors voted at their June meeting to provide $428,715 in first quarter funding to 13 agencies providing programs and services for individuals with behavioral health, substance use and intellectual/developmental disabilities. Agencies awarded grants include: • Southw...
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Look Before You Lock

LOOK BEFORE YOU LOCK: SAFE KIDS JACKSON COUNTY REMINDS CAREGIVERS ABOUT THE DANGERS OF HOT CARS As temperatures soar during July, Safe Kids Jackson County reminds people of the dangers of leaving children unattended in hot cars, even for a just a few minutes.  “Don’t forget to ‘look before you lock,’” s...
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Tony Childress Passes

Former WRGC Radio personality Tony Childress passed away on Friday at the age of 59.  For many years he was the host of the Anything Goes Show heard mornings on Radio Station WRGC during which time he spoke with political and community leaders about events and issues of importance in the local area.  Ch...
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(EBCI) Is One Step Closer 

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) is one step closer to entering the multi-billion dollar cannabis industry.  A feasibility study was commissioned by the Tribe in February and its findings were presented to Tribal Council Wednesday morning. No decisions were made concerning the study nor its f...
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A Voluntary Recall Has Been Issued

A voluntary recall has been issued for hamburger and hot dog buns sold at popular retailers including Publix and Walmart after plastic pieces were found in the food.  Flower Foods Inc issued the recall for buns and other baked goods due to the potential presence of hard plastic pieces that were found in...
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Kiley Hill Named Head Women’s Basketball Coach At WCU

Former associate head coach at the University of Southern Mississippi and head coach at Valdosta State, Kiley Hill has been named head women’s basketball coach at Western Carolina University. Director of Athletics, Randy Eaton announced today (July 8). Hill’s contract was approved by the WCU Board of Tr...
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WCU, A-B Tech sign admission agreement

CULLOWHEE – Leaders of Western Carolina University and Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College met Monday, July 8, to sign a memorandum of understanding between the two institutions of higher education that guarantees admission to WCU for all A-B Tech graduates who satisfy specific requirements s...
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Jackson County Road Construction

A road construction project in Jackson county on U.S.-74 Is underway. Crews will work on the bridge ramp for U.S.-74 East to U.S.-441. Only the eastbound lanes will be affected; westbound lanes will stay open. There is a detour in place: drivers should take Hyatt Creek at Exit 69.The work is expected to...
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