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July 27, 2017

Who Are You? NC Community-Led ID Program Expands

While the debate over just who should be eligible for a state-issued ID continues, North Carolina communities are taking the matter into their own hands. A growing number of cities and counties in the state are offering a FaithAction ID – a document people unable to get a government-issued ID can...
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On April 30th, over 120 children and their parents attended the third annual Jackson County Bike Rodeo at the Jackson County Recreation Department in Cullowhee.  Partners and sponsors came together to promote bicycle safety and skills as well as raise awareness about the importance of bicycle helmets....
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TN Amber Alert suspect Spotted in NC

Police in Boone said there has been a possible sighting of the vehicle being driven by a Amber Alert suspect from Tennessee. Police said the sighting happened in Mountain City Thursday night, and the vehicle was headed towards Boone. 9-year-old Carlie Trent was allegedly abducted on Wednesday from the R...
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Bomb Threat Launches Investigation; Closes Services

The Jackson County 911 center received a 911 call from an unknown caller at 11:32 a.m. today that stated there was a bomb located either at the Jackson County Courthouse, Cherokee Indian Courthouse, or Swain County Courthouse.  The bomb was allegedly in place and set to go off within the next 72 hours a...
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Planet Mercury viewing planned on WCU campus May 9

Enrique Gomez, associate professor of physics and astronomy at Western Carolina University, will host a safe way to view a somewhat rare astronomical event called a transit of Mercury beginning at 11 a.m. Monday, May 9, on the lawn of A.K. Hinds University Center. “A transit of Mercury is where the plan...
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Thank Your Teachers: Teacher Appreciation Week in NC

North Carolina teachers increasingly report they aren’t feeling appreciated when it comes to their paychecks in the Tar Heel State. According to a documentary produced by WRAL-TV in Raleigh, teacher pay has dropped by 13 percent in the past 15 years, when adjusted for inflation. While policymakers...
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Hanging Dog Campground Reopens on a Trial Basis

Hanging Dog Campground reopens May 2 for overnight camping in the Tusquitee Ranger District of Nantahala National Forest as part of a collaborative effort with Cherokee County.   The campground was closed to camping in 2014 due to rising operating costs and declining use and budgets.   “...
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Land Trusts: Sustaining the Farms that Feed NC

Farmers’ markets are in full swing across North Carolina, with tables full of locally-sourced produce, meats and crafts. In addition to water, sunshine and sweat equity to create the bounty of crops, land also is needed to meet the demand. That’s what North Carolina’s land trusts bring...
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