Report: NC obesity problem could get worse

North Carolina’s obesity rate is 29 percent but a national health group says it could hit 60 percent by 2030 if changes aren’t made. “We have to take personal responsibility for our actions. We have to watch what we eat, build activity into our lives, but most important as a society we have to make…

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Sylva woman indicted for mortage fraud

A Jackson County woman is one of nine defendants charged in the latest takedown in the Operation Wax House mortgage fraud investigation in the Western District of North Carolina, according to U.S. Attorney Anne M. Tompkins. Arketa Banks, 31, of Sylva, N.C., a buyer in the scheme, was charged with mortgage fraud conspiracy. Banks was…

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Ladies Night Out focusing on Cardio health this month

At the September 25, 2012 Ladies Night Out Program, the topic will be Cardiovascular Disease. Cardiovascular Disease, also called Heart Disease, generally refers to conditions that involve narrowed or blocked blood vessels that can lead to a heart attack, chest pain or stroke. Heart disease is the number one killer in the United States and…

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Dry Falls reopened

Dry Falls reopened

  A natural attraction that brings visitors from all over the country to Macon County was re-opened this weekend after being closed for repairs since April. The Dry Falls area between Franklin and Highlands officially re-opened to the public Saturday after undergoing a $466,000 rehabilitation project to make it safer. Mike Wilkins, Nantahala Forest Service…

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Panthers hold off Pisgah

The Franklin Panther football team improves to 4-2 and 2-0 in the conference this season after pulling out a win Friday at Pisgah. It was a defensive first half with the with only scoring coming with 5 seconds left in the second on a Franklin touchdown pass from Dalton Cochran to Trey Maslin. The Panthers…

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Goodwill needs donations

Goodwill needs donations

A non-profit organization serving the people of western North Carolina says economic conditions have hampered their donations as of late, but the demand for their service is still high. Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina is urging people to donate clothing and other items to their nearest Goodwill retail store or donation center. The sale…

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Community Calendar

  • December 19, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • December 25, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • December 26, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • January 1, 2015 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
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