WCU to Conduct Homeland Security Exercise

From WCU: “The North Carolina National Guard and Western Carolina University emergency response teams will conduct a domestic and homeland security exercise Tuesday, June 13, on the WCU campus in Cullowhee. The exercise is designed to test and improve the integration of multiple local, state and federal partners during natural or man-made disasters. It is scheduled for 11 a.m. until […]

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Educational Presentation on Birds of Prey Coming Friday

With many schools in the area now being out for Summer, many parents are trying to find educational outings for their children; this week, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is again teaming up with the Balsam Mountain Trust for a special program on Birds of Prey at the Oconaluftee Multipurpose Room on Friday, June 2. Michael Skinner, Executive Director of […]

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Memorial Day Service Coming to Franklin Monday Morning

A Memorial Day Ceremony will be taking place in Franklin. Commander of the American Legion, Macon Post 108, Jim McGill says the event gets started on Monday morning. McGill says that this year will have a special speaker, along with food and music, “We’re going to have a service at the Veteran’s Park. It’s going to be starting at 10. […]

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Preparations Already Underway for Mountain Heritage Day

The deadline for vendors to submit early applications for prime spaces at Mountain Heritage Day, Western Carolina University’s annual fall festival of traditional Appalachian culture, is rapidly approaching. Organizers said Monday, June 12, will close out the preferred application period for arts, crafts and food vendors to participate in the event, recently named a top 20 festival in the Southeast […]

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Over 75 SCC Students Inducted Into Honor Societies

More than 75 Southwestern Community College students were inducted into Alpha Beta Gamma and the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) earlier in the month at the Jackson Campus. Alpha Beta Gamma recognizes and encourages scholarship among two-year college students in business curricula. To be eligible for membership, students must be currently enrolled full or part-time in a qualifying business-related program; have completed […]

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Forest Service Announces Road Closure Starting Next Week

From the NC Forest Service: “The Nantahala Ranger District will be closing Moses Creek Rd (FSR #4651) on June 1st through September 15th due to timber harvest operations that will be ongoing and for public safety. The Roads will reopen as soon as the crews finish working adjacent to the roads and equipment is removed from the roadways.”

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Nantahala Community Requests Full-Time Police Officer

At the recent continued meeting of the Macon County Board of Commissioners, Melissa Evans, a resident of the Nantahala Community, came before the board with a request for funding for a full-time police officer in Nantahala. Evans attended the meeting with other residents representing the Nantahala Community. “Up until just recently Nantahala has been fairly low in crime, but recently […]

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