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May 27, 2017

Another Record Commencement Ceremony at WCU

Western Carolina University will hold a trio of commencement ceremonies over a two-day period – Friday and Saturday, May 6-7 – to recognize the academic achievements of what is expected to be the university’s fifth straight record spring graduating class. Commencement for WCU’s Graduate School will be h...
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Temporary Rules Approved for Black Bear Hunting

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has approved two temporary rules that apply to black bear hunting. The first temporary rule will move the black bear hunting seasons in Brunswick and Columbus counties to the second Monday in November to January 1, which should increase hunting opportunities withou...
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Chamber pursues designation as NC Trout Capital

The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce in Sylva and Jackson County Commissioners will request North Carolina General Assembly to proclaim Jackson County the official Trout Capital of North Carolina. The General Assembly could potentially bestow the honor in recognition of the county’s immense natural re...
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Special Olympics North Carolina is proud to announce that Deputy Daniel Blagg of the Haywood County Sheriff’s Office in Waynesville, NC, has been selected as North Carolina’s only law enforcement official to the Final Leg team that will run the “Flame of Hope” throughout Austria in March 2017 prior to t...
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A section of U.S. 25-70 just west of Hot Springs has been closed due to a wildfire near the Tennessee-North Carolina state border. Closing the highway allows firefighters from different agencies including the U.S. Forest Service, the North Carolina Forest Service and Tennessee Department of Forestry to...
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