WCU football signs two game agreement with N.C. State

Western Carolina and North Carolina State have signed a two-game agreement for football games as part of future schedules. The in-state foes will square off at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh as a part of both the 2019 and 2024 schedules. The Catamounts are slated to visit Raleigh on Sept. 7, 2019, and for the season-opener…

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Beach reopened at Jackrabbit Recreation Area

The U.S. Forest Service reopened the swimming beach and adjacent bathroom at Jackrabbit Recreation Area. The area had been closed because of a broken sewage pump, which has been fixed. 

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New law requires registration, tag for mopeds

North Carolinians who operated mopeds are facing some news rules for the road after legislation was just signed into law. The new law requires all mopeds or scooters to have registration and a tag, but does not require the driver to have a license. Moped operators will pay fees similar to what motorcyclists pay for…

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‘Focus on Franklin’ opens dialogue between leaders and residents

Town of Franklin leaders and local residents took part in a town hall style meeting on July 30, known as Focus on Franklin. The event, held at town hall, was facilitated by Western Carolina University’s Public Policy Institute, who has reached out to similar towns by hosting public meetings. Focus on Franklin allowed residents to…

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iPad Informational Night at Franklin High School

iPad Informational Night at Franklin High School

All Macon County high school students will be working with iPads in the coming school year—and school officials are hosting a special event to get ready for the new technology. The iPad Informational Night, held by the school district, will be Tuesday, August 12 at 7:00 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center on the campus…

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Jackson County Schools to monitor students online

Jackson County Schools to monitor students online

Who should be monitoring students’ online activity? Traditionally, the answer is parents, but one western North Carolina school system is employing a private company to monitor posts and “tweets” in what it describes as an effort to protect students’ safety. Meanwhile, the ACLU of North Carolina is concerned the program could violate student’s First Amendment rights.Jackson…

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