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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

As part of the National Environmental Education Foundation’ Public Lands Day, volunteers are invited to roll up their sleeves on Saturday and make a difference.

N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission officials announced on Sept. 10 that the outbreak affecting songbirds since May 2020 seems to be subsiding and, thanks to diligent reporting by North Carolina residents, appears not to have notably impacted birds in our state.

Greetings from your police department. We have been quite busy recently with planning and working several community events. While it feels great to have these events again, we hope you will keep yourself and others as safe as possible.

N.C. Department of Transportation’s Division of Highways in partnership with its Office of Civil Rights is inviting small, disadvantaged businesses to learn more about contracting opportunities with the department.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced that Heintooga Round Bottom Road on the North Carolina side of the park will be temporarily closed though Sept. 24.

THE JACKSON COUNTY VETERANS OFFICE will hold the annual appreciation dinner from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9 in the Heritage Room at the Jackson County Senior Center. All veterans are invited to bring one guest, and both will receive a free dinner. Reservations are required. To make reservation…

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Have you admired a locust tree recently? These interesting trees can usually be identified by their clusters of small leaves and particularly rough bark.

A federal jury in Asheville convicted Shane McKinley Swimmer, 21, of Cherokee of second-degree murder last Thursday announced William Stetzer, acting U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. Chief U.S. District Judge Martin Reidinger presided over the three-day trial.

Western Carolina University officials are waiving admission application fees for both undergraduate and graduate programs for students wanting to enter the university during spring, summer and fall 2022 academic semesters.

Archery season for white-tailed deer opened Sept. 11 statewide. As deer hunters prepare for their first outing, whether it’s archery this weekend or black powder or gun season later this year, it’s imperative to prioritize hunter safety.

Wednesday, September 08, 2021

Jackson County Health Director Shelley Carraway has been invited to serve on the N.C. Institute of Medicine’s Task Force on the Future of Local Public Health in North Carolina.

Chief U.S. District Judge Martin Reidinger last week sentenced Lillian Elaine Brady, 53, of Cherokee to 10 years in prison and five years of supervised release for trafficking methamphetamine, fentanyl and other narcotics.