NC officials: WNC fracking-related tests starting soon

(Courtesy: Carolina Public Press) When the state’s Mining and Energy Commission visits Cullowhee next month, it’s likely to get an earful about the prospects that fracking might happen a little closer to home than many in Western North Carolina once thought. State officials told Carolina Public Press this week that, with the passage of the new…

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Rainy start doesn’t hamper this year’s barbecue festival

Rainy start doesn’t hamper this year’s barbecue festival

After the rain subsided Friday evening, the 6th annual Mountain High BBQ Festival and Car Show starting heating up—leading to one of the biggest turnouts yet. The festival held Friday and Saturday, at the Wayne Proffitt Ag Center, featured lots of barbecue, a car show, live entertainment, and was enjoyed by visitors of all ages.…

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SCC students take note: Road construction changes traffic patterns at Jackson Campus

SCC students take note: Road construction changes traffic patterns at Jackson Campus

Students who’ve not been by Southwestern Community College’s Jackson Campus this summer are in for a surprise when they return Monday, Aug. 18, for the first day of classes. The NCDOT project, R-5000 has arrived at Southwestern’s doorstep resulting in some changes students should be aware of when navigating campus. Construction of new concrete box…

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Attacks heighten safety awareness for area hikers

With two attacks taking place on nearby hiking trails in Georgia over the last week, Rabun County, Ga. Sheriff Frank Andrews is reminder hikers to stay safe. “When you’re hiking, usually try to hike with a group, or at least, have a partner to hike with. If you see anything suspicious, make sure you have…

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N.C. Sheriff Pres says prescription drug abuse top challenge in state

N.C. Sheriff Pres says prescription drug abuse top challenge in state

The new president of the North Carolina Sheriff’s Association says North Carolina law enforcement is facing a challenge with drugs–and all it takes is a prescription. Carteret County Sheriff Asa Buck was sworn into his new position as president and he says the biggest challenge facing law enforcement in North Carolina is prescription drugs. “We…

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County holding public hearings over two communication tower apps

The Macon County Board of Commissioners will meet this evening for their August meeting at 6 p.m. at the courthouse. According to the agenda, public hearings are scheduled on two telecommunication tower applications. One tower is planned on property near 144 Bud Perry Road and the other is planned at 2533 West Old Murphy Road.…

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