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October 15, 2019

Abundant Labs Bringing More Jobs To Canton

A new $12 million facility to process industrial hemp is coming to Canton, creating 45 new jobs over the next few years. Abundant Labs announced plans to open a state-of-the art hemp processing facility in Canton on Monday. The company will add 18 new jobs and create up to 45 jobs within the next few .....
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Bridge Replacement

On Monday crews will begin replacing a 59-year-old, two-lane bridge on Upper White Water Road over Gum Bottom Creek in Sapphire. Crews will close the road and establish a safe construction zone between Cash Road and Camp Buc Road. The company will have 120 days to reopen the road. The remote location pr...
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Visitors Asked To Take Precautions

Visitors to Panthertown on the Nantahala National Forest are asked to take precautions to avoid bears after recent reports of increased encounters. No injuries have been reported. Encounters include bears stealing packs and riffling through camping supplies and gear. The bears will often stay in the are...
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Pigeon River Gorge Road Work

Immediate improvements are coming to Interstate 40 in the Pigeon River Gorge as part of a long-term rehabilitation project. The N.C. DOT began milling out old asphalt and paving sections in the westbound direction Monday, closing one lane of traffic. Work will continue each Monday through Thursday.
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Nominations For The Mountain Heritage Awards Being Accepted

CULLOWHEE – Western Carolina University is accepting nominations for the Mountain Heritage Awards, prestigious honors bestowed on an individual and an organization each year for contributions to or for playing a prominent role in research, preservation and curation of Southern Appalachian history, cultu...
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Lets Go Fishin’!

Organized by the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission and part of National Fishing and Boating Week, the annual Kids’ Fishing Day at Cliffside Lake will be held on Saturday, June 1st at 9:00 am. The event is open to kids 12 years old and younger. All participants must be accompanied by an adult....
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Abortion In North Carolina Overall Is On The Decline

Abortion in North Carolina overall is on the decline, but the decrease has been more pronounced among white women than black women, according to a study of abortion trends in the state between 1980 and 2013. One factor could be that lack of access to healthcare makes it harder for women of color to get...
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