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September 22, 2017


May is National Teen Pregnancy Prevention month, and this year there is much to celebrate. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report at the end of April announcing that the teen pregnancy rates in America have fallen to an all-time low. The decline in teen pregnancy rates has occu...
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I-26 Connector Plans Move Ahead

The North Carolina Department of Transportation cleared a major hurdle in the progress of the I-26 Connector project, with the selection of the recommended least environmentally damaging routes for the three sections of the proposed seven-mile interstate project. “We have taken a huge step toward the re...
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Panther Top Fire Tower Open to Public on Selected Dates

The USDA Forest Service announced that it is opening the Panther Top Fire Tower to the public for viewing on selected dates. This Forest Service fire tower is normally closed to the public. The Panther Top Fire Tower is located in Cherokee County, near Hiwassee Lake.  The 40-foot tall lookout tower was...
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Report: NC Lawmakers Leaving Millions on the Table

As much as $170 million a year could go a long way when it comes to paying North Carolina’s teachers, improving state infrastructure and economic development, but it’s money the state passed on when it eliminated the estate tax. The tax was done away with three years ago, and according to a...
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