Harris Regional to Offer New Cardiac Services

Harris Regional Hospital is expanding its cardiac services, offering diagnostic cardiac catheterization in Sylva beginning in mid-July. Hamid Nawaz, MD, a cardiologist with Harris Cardiology, will perform the procedure in the hospital’s mobile lab provided through a partnership with Duke LifePoint Cardiac Partners, LLP.                                                        The diagnostic test will quickly determine if an individual has a blockage in any of the […]

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First Signs of New Natural Sciences Building at WCU Now Visible

The Connect NC bond-financed replacement for Western Carolina University’s Natural Sciences Building is still on the drawing boards, but the first early signs of the project already are apparent in the form of a closed section of Memorial Drive. Work crews are cutting into a steep bank along the northern edge of Memorial Drive and removing existing pavement and sidewalk […]

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Cost of Attending WCU to Rise Next Year

The Western Carolina University Board of Trustees approved a schedule of tuition and fees for the 2017-18 academic year that includes a 2 percent increase in tuition for students from North Carolina and a 3 percent increase in mandatory fees. The proposal, unanimously approved by the board at its regular quarterly meeting Friday, Dec. 9, would mean a $78 annual […]

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Swain County, Cherokee Police Partner on Drug Arrest

A man is now behind bars and facing several felony drug charges after being arrested by two local law enforcement agencies. From the Swain County Sheriff’s Office: “Thursday, Swain County Detectives along with Cherokee Police Department charged and arrested Wayne Nelson Harris with 1 Felony count of Trafficking in Methamphetamine, 1 Misdemeanor count of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, 1 Felony […]

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Tullos Out As Braves Boys Basketball Coach

Cherokee is looking for a new Head Coach for Boys’ Basketball. Willis Tullos will not be returning as Head Coach, after Cherokee did not renew his contract. Tullos has been the head man for Braves Boys’ Basketball since 2012, and finished last season with a record of 25-4. Tullos guided the Braves to the 4th round of the state 1-A […]

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Macon County Board of Education Added to Lawsuit Against State

The Macon County Board of Education is joining in a lawsuit against the state. The lawsuit was originally filed by Richmond County to keep the fines from improper equipment offenses in the county where the offense took place. Attorney John Henning Jr. addressed the Board of Education about joining the lawsuit, “Richmond County successfully sued to say that those were […]

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Duke Power Rates to Decrease in December

A series of required price adjustments will see the average North Carolina residential customer of Duke Energy Progress saving a little less than $4 a month starting in December. But some of that decrease will be short-lived. On Jan. 1, Duke Progress will implement another increase to cover the costs of programs to reduce energy consumption. That will add $1.95 […]

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Franklin Christmas Parade is this Sunday

A wonderful tradition falling on the Sunday after Thanksgiving is the procession of Franklin’s Annual Christmas Parade. This year’s parade is sure to delight all of those who attend.  The parade is scheduled for Sunday, November 29 beginning at 3pm. We are excited to announce that this year’s Grand Marshall will be Alice Bradley.    We are pleased to honor Alice […]

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