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October 16, 2019

(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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A Waynesville Woman Is Behind Bars

A Waynesville woman is behind bars after being arrested driving an allegedly stolen vehicle and assaulting an officer. Tammy Smith Gibson, 37, was arrested on June 24 after she was allegedly seen in possession of a stolen 2018 GMC Canyon. Court documents note that instead of complying with the Haywood C...
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Some packages of butternut squash, cauliflower, zucchini and vegetable bowls sod under the brands Green Giant, Trader Joe’s, and Signature Farms have been recalled according to the Food and Drug Administration. The products were voluntarily recalled by manufacturer growers Express due to concerns...
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Illegal Narcotics Seized

About one and a half tons of illegal narcotics were seized by law enforcement officials in Indian County last year.  The Division of Drug Enforcement within the Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Justice Services released it’s 2018 Year End Report.  The report notes that over 3,200 pounds of...
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Western Carolina University Board Of Trustees

The General Assembly has appointed former N.C. Sen. Thomas Apodaca of Henderson County and reappointed Timothy Haskett of Cleveland County to four-year terms on the Western Carolina University Board of Trustees.  Both terms are effective July 1 and will expire June 30, 2023. The appointment of Apodaca c...
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