Bryson City man gets five months for ginseng poaching

Bryson City man gets five months for ginseng poaching

U.S. Magistrate Judge Dennis L. Howell, on Thursday, sentenced Billy Joe Hurley, 46, of Bryson City, N.C. to serve five months and fifteen days in jail for the illegal possession or harvesting of American ginseng from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, announced Anne M. Tompkins, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina.…

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Labor Day travel, gas outlook

The summer is drawing to a close and numbers from Triple A Carolinas find many are making sure they get in a last minute trip. Tiffany Wright with the motor club explains this year’s outlook for Labor Day Travel. “We expect to see over one million North Carolinians who are expected travel at least 50…

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Conference changes may bode well for 2014 Catamounts

Conference changes may bode well for 2014 Catamounts

The college football season kicks off this weekend, and the Western Carolina Catamounts are looking to build upon last season’s 2-9 record. Head Coach Mark Speir is entering his third season with the Catamounts and has since brought some improvements and helped reenergize the program. We spoke with the Voice of the Catamounts Gary Ayers…

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Highlands Rd. motorcycle accident

A Pennsylvania woman was injured in Macon County Tuesday morning after a motorcycle accident. According to State Trooper Mike Henry, the single vehicle accident occurred at 11:43 a.m. east of Cook’s Saw Mill on the U.S. 64 East. The driver, 42-year-old Vicki Hinerder, of Lancaster, Pa. was traveling on a 2005 Harley-Davidson when she dropped…

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AMC patients can now view medical records online

Angel Medical Center launched the new online Patient Portal so patients can find it easier to review the results of visits with their primary care physician, as well as view lab results and radiology results.  The Patient portal will also allow patients to view past medical records. A Patient Portal is a secure online website…

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Dealing with back to school stress

The beginning of the school year can be a hectic time for all family members, not just students. Dr. Cecelia Marshall, a psychologist at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center says there are many stressers including shool work and getting good grades as well as popularity. She says the one stresser she hears about first is…

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  • September 4, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
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