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Memorial Day 2022 offers a chance to return to tradition
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“We should guard their graves with sacred vigilance. All that the consecrated wealth and taste of the nation can add to their adornment and security, is but a fitting tribute to the memory of her slain defenders. Let pleasant paths…
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Notes from our business community and everywhere else
Beach-Ferrara to take her campaign to the people
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Edwards will campaign on experience in quest for 11th
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Tourism dollars flowing into county; TDA setting sights on new initiatives
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County budget coming into focus; small tax hike likely
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Local Government Meetings
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Thursday, May 26 through Thursday, June 2
JCPS misses out on lottery grants
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Metalworking series offered for those with ASD
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Autism Spectrum Disorder and blacksmithing don’t typically sound like two things that go together well. But recent classes at Green Energy Park demonstrate blacksmithing can be an excellent learning environment for kids and adults on the Spectrum.
Group to discuss book banning
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Life jacket loaner stations open
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Safe Kids Jackson County last week announced that all five Life Jacket Loaner Stations have been stocked with life jackets in time for the Memorial Day weekend.
Jackson home sales trending downward
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Year-over-year home sales in Western North Carolina continued on a downward trend in March, falling 10.2 percent as 1,078 homes closed across the Asheville region, nearly 200 fewer sales than the same time last year.
SCC honors Miguel Perez
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Miguel Perez of Cullowhee is the recipient of the 2022 Henry & Jo Durham Sigma Chi Transfer Scholarship.
Choral day for middle schoolers
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Jackson County Middle School Choral Day was held May 6 at Western Carolina University.
Camp Wild coming
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The Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District will be holding Camp WILD (Wilderness, Investigating, Learning, Discovery) for students who will be entering ninth grade this fall in public, private, charter or home schools. The camp is offered to children who…
WCU honors former scholar Ed Broadwell
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Western Carolina University Board of Trustees awarded former trustee, N.C. Board of Governor, and retired banker Ed Broadwell Jr., with its highest honorary degree, doctorate of humane letters, as part of its commencement ceremonies May 7.
Education Roundup
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Southern New Hampshire announced Misty Smith and Kayla Dehart, both from Sylva, were named to the Winter 2022 President’s List:
Groundhogs have adapted well to the impact of humans
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The sides of highways are an assault on the senses, with hot blasts of wind radiating from the busy roads bringing pungent fumes and loud noises that overwhelm most wildlife that approach.
Jackson County 4-H, FFA join forces for new sheep project
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Jackson County 4-H and Smoky Mountain High School Future Farmers of America are excited to announce a partnership that will provide Jackson County youth with endless opportunities to develop life skills through agriculturally focused education in the form of projects…
Students release future lunkers
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Students from Jackson Community School on May 11 listen to Ken Brown of the Watershed Association of the Tuckaseigee River explain how trout fingerlings will adapt to a new environment after their release into the river.
Delayed Harvest Trout Waters open June 4
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The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will open 34 trout streams and two lakes classified as Delayed Harvest to trout harvest on June 4 through Sept. 30.
Mosquito-borne diseases more common in summer
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N.C. Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler is encouraging equine owners to have their animals vaccinated against Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis and West Nile Virus.
School board runoff likely on July 26
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Memorial Day 2022 set for Mark Watson Park
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SPD’s Waldroup pulls child from Scotts Creek
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