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By Scott On Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
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SOCCER: Highlanders top Lady Braves 2-0

On a very chilly afternoon that felt more like December than April, the Highlands Lady Highlanders defeated the Lady Braves 2-0 at Cherokee High School. Freshman Blakely Moore scored both goals for Highlands who is currently ranked #10 in the state.

By Scott On Tuesday, April 8th, 2014
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Warner Bradley – obituary

Warner Bradley – obituary

By Scott On Tuesday, April 8th, 2014
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NCDOT awards contract for access route to casino in Cherokee County

The N.C. Department of Transportation has awarded a contract to build an access road from U.S. 19/74/129 and Regal Road to the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Tribal Boundary in Cherokee County. Once completed, the nearly half-mile road will create access to a new casino expected to bring jobs and revenue to western North Carolina. […]

By Scott On Tuesday, April 8th, 2014
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Lynda D. Armachain – obituary

Lynda D. Armachain – obituary

By Scott On Tuesday, April 8th, 2014
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Fishing Report: Obey your fishing laws

Opening weekend of Trout Fishing Season always brings out tons of people to fish in the mountains.  It’s nice to see families’ spending time together and enjoying the great outdoors. There is nothing like taking your kids fishing and teaching them to fish. I’m a firm believer that if children spend time outdoors they are […]

By Scott On Tuesday, April 8th, 2014
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Braves don’t bully week

The Cherokee Youth Council and the Cherokee Central Schools are raising awareness of bullying with the Braves Don’t Bully campaign May 5-9. The campaign aims to combat bullying in the schools and provide students with the tools, knowledge and support to be pro-active in confronting and stopping bullying. The Braves Don’t Bully campaign will provide […]

By Scott On Tuesday, April 8th, 2014
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Local craft vendors sought for Summer Celebration

The Cherokee Summer Celebration is being held on June 21 at the Cherokee Welcome Center across from the Fairgrounds from 10am – 4pm.  There will be free setup which will include a table and two chairs.  There is a first-come, first-serve on the tents, so, if you have your own please bring it.  If you […]

By Scott On Tuesday, April 8th, 2014
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Applications are being taken for the 2014 Cherokee Youth Garden Summer Program

The program runs from June through July and youth must be at least entering 7th grade by August and be an EBCI tribal member or first descendant.  Youth will grow food in the beautiful ½ acre organic garden at Kituwah, learn about healthy eating and cooking, promote traditional and local foods, and have fun with […]

By Scott On Tuesday, April 8th, 2014
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WCU to host open air Jazz Festival on April 26

Western Carolina University’s annual Jazz Festival will feature performers including special guest guitarist and composer Paul Bollenback and will be held on an open-air stage on campus during the late afternoon and evening of Saturday, April 26.

By Scott On Monday, April 7th, 2014
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LETTER: Some voters wield a greater power

The filing period has closed, the battle lines have been drawn, and each party has begun selecting its champion for November. While November is many months away, much will be decided in the next few weeks in the primary election. Rather than a selection of the best candidate for the job, many cynics view primary […]

By Scott On Monday, April 7th, 2014
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Lye dumpling class

April 26 at 10am at the Big Y Community Building.  The class, sponsored by the Big Y Community Club, will be limited to the first 10 people who enroll.  Participants must bring a large bowl.  All other ingredients and supplies will be provided.  If this class fills up and others are interested, a second class […]

By Scott On Monday, April 7th, 2014
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WCU to host lunar eclipse viewing event April 15

Western Carolina University will host a lunar eclipse viewing event outside at the Jackson County Airport from 1:30 to 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 15.

By Scott On Monday, April 7th, 2014
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BASKETBALL: Lady Braves named to All-State

Lady Braves basketball players Kendall Toineeta, a junior, and Avery Mintz, a senior, have been named to the NCPreps.com All-State team.

By Scott On Monday, April 7th, 2014
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Lye dumpling class

April 26 at 10am at the Big Y Community Building.  The class, sponsored by the Big Y Community Club, will be limited to the first 10 people who enroll.  Participants must bring a large bowl.  All other ingredients and supplies will be provided.  If this class fills up and others are interested, a second class […]

By Scott On Monday, April 7th, 2014
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Peter’s Pancakes is Autism-friendly

Ever since we have been eating at Peter’s Pancakes, they have treated my son like a so-called normal kid.  They joke with him and call him “honey” and “darling”.  They are all-around nice, and they check on him to see if he needs anything else.  I don’t think they know my son is autistic.  Even […]

By Scott On Monday, April 7th, 2014
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Thank you from Margaret French

I would like to express my thanks to all who came to my aid during a recent illness/accident.  First, I want to thank my Lord who is always watching over me.  Thank you to my family, who is always there.  Thank you to the EMS, Big Cove Fire Station, The Cherokee Hospital, and all the […]

By Scott On Monday, April 7th, 2014
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WCU School of Music to hold saxophone concert April 22

Saxophonist Ian Jeffress, accompanied by pianist Lillian Pearson, will present a recital as part of Western Carolina University’s Catamount Concert Series at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 22.