Duke warns of potential power outages

Officials with Duke Energy say power outages due to falling trees are possible in the Nantahala Service area today because of the highly saturated soil from recent heavy rainfall, and the additional chance for rain today some high winds, and a possibility snow. Throughout the heavy rainfall, Duke hydroelectric managers have been monitoring reservoir levels…

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Rabun’s Parkdale rehiring

Parkdale Mills, which operates a plan in Rabun Gap, GA announced they’ll be re-hiring employees. Vice President of Services for Parkdale Mills, Incorporated, Lee Thomas said that their Rabun Gap facility has begun the process of re-hiring around 45 employees that were laid off in 2012. He said it is an exciting time for Parkdale…

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Landslide takes out part of Newfound Gap Road in Smokies

Landslide takes out part of Newfound Gap Road in Smokies

Great Smoky Mountains National Park has closed Newfound Gap Road (U.S. 441) due to a landslide which undercut the road near mile marker 22 between Collins Creeks and Webb Overlook at 9:40 am. The slide is estimated to be a 200 foot section of road extending 1000 foot down slope, but the full extent of…

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Lady Panthers hold off Tuscola in double overtime

The Franklin Lady Panther basketball team survives a thriller Tuesday night as they hold off Tuscola and pick up a big conference win. The game went into double overtime and the Franklin girls were able to pull away in the final minutes as they win 74-64. The Lady Panthers improve to 6-1 in the conference.…

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Rains delay schools, prompt landslide

Rivers and streams are overflowing this morning as rain continues to drench the western North Carolina Mountains. Macon County Schools are on a two-hour delay this morning, and the National Weather Service has extended the flood watch through Thursday evening for Macon and surrounding counties. Heavy rains triggered a landslide on Cowee Mountain Tuesday night.…

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Commission seeks more time to evaluate Parker Meadows

Commission seeks more time to evaluate Parker Meadows

County Commissioners say more time is needed before they close on the 48-acre Parker Meadows property that is being sought for a new baseball/softball complex. Monday night, the commission voted unanimously to request an extension of the due diligence period to allow for the identification of cultural resources located on the land. County Commission Chairman…

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