Archive for Cullowhee

Ledbetter Road Incident

crime-sceneA student ended up in the emergency room early Friday Morning, March 28th after allegedly being hit by a vehicle on Ledbetter Road in Cullowhee. The incident happened around 12:30 a.m. Joshua Thomas, 21, of Cullowhee, had been drinking before he was struck by a vehicle, according to N.C. Highway Patrol. Thomas left Tuck’s Tap & Grille on foot and claims he was hit by a car on Ledbetter Road.  There was no evidence of a vehicle and a very vague description of a suspect vehicle from the victim. He had some damage to his left ankle. The N.C. SHP was notified by the hospital’s emergency room around 2:30 a.m. Anyone with information about the incident, is asked to contact the N.C. SHP at 828-627-2851 and ask for Bowers.

Jackson County Relay for Life 24 Hour Relay June 21st

The Relay for Life is coming once again to Jackson County. Nationwide, Relay for Life raises millions of dollars for the American Cancer Society to aid in cancer prevention research. Here in Jackson County Relay for Life will hold its 24 hour relay on June the 21st at the Jackson County Parks and Recreation Center in Cullowhee. Linda Davenport of Relay for Life has this to say about that nights events; “On that day all the teams will be setting up tents and the team members will come out and raise money for Relay, its also a chance to get survivors together and honor those who have lost the fight and those still fighting. There will be lots of fun and games going on, there will be food and activities, we will have some bands come out and teams will be selling crafts from their tents. Luminaries can be purchased that night in remembrance of those who lost their fight against cancer and in honor of those who are still fighting. The luminaries will line the track and at night the lights will be shut out and people will have a luminary walk. We will have people who walk all night because cancer never sleeps, a lot of people take that to heart and stay up and walk all night in honor of loved ones. There will be speakers and groups such as Zumba. Its lots of fun but also very informative, we hand out information for Relay for Life. It’s just an awesome event”. People wishing to be a part of Relay for Life’s 24 hour relay on June 21st can register as late as the day of the relay. To register or for any information on Relay for Life’s 24 hour relay call Linda Davenport at 828-269-1259.

Earthquake Measured at 2.5 on the Richter Scale felt in Cullowhee

According to the United States Geological Society, an earthquake with its epicenter approximately eleven miles west of Cullowhee was recorded at a 2.5 on the Richter Scale at exactly 5:58 Thursday morning. . Dating all the way back to 1776, people living inland in North and South Carolina and in near by parts of Georgia and Tennessee, have felt small earthquakes and suffered damage from infrequent larger ones. The largest earthquake in the area (magnitude 5.1) occurred in 1916 near Waynesville, NC and was felt as far as Kentucky. Moderately damaging earthquakes strike the inland Carolinas every couple of decades, and smaller earthquakes are felt about once every few years.