Smokies landslide repair nears completion

Great Smoky Mountains Park Officials say repairs to U.S. 441 are nearing completion. A special press conference and tour of the site is scheduled for Monday at 8:30 a.m. for members of the media. Congressman Mark Meadows will be also speaking at the press conference Monday morning. A portion of Newfound Gap Road in the…

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Macon County jobless rate improves

County unemployment rates are out for the month of February and most western North Carolina counties saw a decrease. In Macon County, the jobless rate fell nearly a percent from 13.3 in January to 12.4 in February. The rate is also lower than February 2012 when it was 12.6. Unemployment rates dropped in Jackson, Swain,…

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Groups focused on preventing distracted driving

More than 50,000 North Carolinians are injured every year from distracted-driving accidents, and this month across the state and the nation, the focus is on prevention. Joel Feldman’s daughter was struck and killed by a distracted driver in 2009, and he said studies show that teens who grow up in a household where the parents…

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Victim named in Monday’s deadly fire

The victim in Monday‚Äôs house fire at 101 Calico Drive has been identified as 37-year-old Erin Crawford. Authorities believe Crawford died as a result of smoke inhalation. Fortunately, two other occupants were able to get out with just minor injuries. This incident remains under investigation and early indications point to a possible electrical fire started…

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Local Rotary clubs to deliver wheelchairs to much needed area

Local Rotary clubs to deliver wheelchairs to much needed area

Rotary Clubs here in the mountains have teamed up to provide a special type of wheelchair to 550 residents in the area of Bolivia, South America. The wheelchairs, invented by biomedical engineer Don Schoendorfer, are cost-effective, and can be manufactured, shipped, and delivered for less than $72. Schoendorfer was at the Highlands-Cashiers hospital on Monday…

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Stomach virus hits Appalachian Trail near Hot Springs, N.C.

Hikers may want to avoid sections of the Appalachian Trail near Hot Springs, N.C., especially the stretch running north to the Tennessee border. A number of hikers have been sickened by a severe, 24-hour stomach virus that is being passed between hikers. Shelters to avoid include No Business Knob, Big Bald and Hogback Ridge. A…

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  • November 13, 2013 4:00 pmFOOD PANTRY OPEN AT HICKORY KNOLL UM CHURCH
  • July 30, 2014Save Our Children-Save Our World, feat. Josh McDowell
  • July 31, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • August 1, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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