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Wednesday, October 09, 2019
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Smoky Mountain’s homecoming queen will be crowned at halftime of Friday’s football game against Madison at Carr Hooper Stadium/Babe Howell Field. Members of the court include, from left: Anna Morgan, Caroline Cowan, Kimberly Stehling, Aubrie Miller, Erin Moore, Lucy McRae, Lindsey Stack, Mad…

An N.C. Highway Patrol trooper gets in his car Monday after blocking one of the entrances to Southwestern Community College because of reports of a gun on campus. SCC, Smoky Mountain High School and Fairview Elementary were placed on lockdown at about 11 a.m. According to SCC spokesman Tyler…

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

An accident last Thursday left a Jackson County man with what an onsite first responder described as a possible broken femur and other traumas. A 911 call came in at about 8:40 a.m. notifying emergency services of a single-vehicle wreck in the Addie area. Larry Lynn Nations, 62, of Cullowhee…

Wednesday, September 04, 2019
Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Truck driver Anthony Pierce, of New Jersey, tries to get cell phone reception on Rock Quarry Road after he wrecked his truck last Thursday afternoon. Pierce said he  rusted his GPS to take him to a housing development in Cullowhee with a load of plywood. It took him down Mockingbird Lane to …

Vietnam veteran Tom Baker of Cullowhee is wrapped in his Quilt of Valor Tuesday afternoon at a ceremony at Bogart’s by Sue Bryant (left) and Dean Bryant (hidden). Twelve quilts were distributed to veterans of the Vietnam era. Each recipient also received a thank-you letter addressed to “Amer…

Jackson County Animal Control Officer Chris Tyson captures a sick raccoon at Mark Watson Park Monday morning. The sick animal had been walking in circles around the park while occasionally falling over, leading some observers to believe it was rabid. “It’s probably distemper on this guy,” Ty…

Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Recently, I wrote about the importance of being sensible about the N.C. 107 project. Since then, it seems like collars have gotten hotter, and heels are digging in even deeper. The fact remains that the road as it currently exists is dangerous, and will only worsen as our community grows. “S…