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Enjoy Fall with Friends of the Smokies at Purchase Knob, Hemphill Bald

Catch the colors of autumn from the ridge tops of Great Smoky Mountains National Park at Friends of the Smokies on Tuesday, Oct. 10, Classic Hike. This 7 mile out-and-back hike ascends 1,500 ft. from Purchase Knob to Hemphill Bald. The group hike will feature spectacular views and a stop at Ferguson

THE MOUNTAINEER - 2017-09-22 18:16:00

APNewsBreak: 'Why me?' Survivor recounts flash flood horror

Add digital to current active Sunday - Friday print subscription Cesar Garcia, left, sits with 1-year-old daughter Marina, as talks about how he and other family members, including Marina, survived the Payson, Ariz., flash flooding this summer that killed 10 other family members, at his home Wednes

MORGANTON NEWS HERALD - 2017-09-20 22:21:37

The history behind the signature celebration of mountain history

Mountain Heritage Day is, of course, a celebration of mountain culture and history, but it has an interesting history in its own right. It started as a square dance and small barbecue held to celebrate Dr. H.F. "Cotton'' Robinson's inauguration as Western Carolina University chancellor in 1974 in an

SYLVA HERALD - 2017-09-20 21:00:00

Letter: Lose the name, keep the structure

Bryson City was where I grew up, with Asheville as the "big city" where we visited and shopped. I later worked and lived in the city, even worked part-time at SH Kress. I'm 74 now and Pack Square and the Vance monument are familiar. The monument has always been a beautiful structure. I'd like to see

CITIZEN TIMES - 2017-09-21 10:37:51

Looking Back - The Sylva Herald: History

60 years ago - Sept. 19, 1957 Six Jackson County school children received injuries when the school bus they were riding in turned over one and one quarter times as it rolled down a 50-foot embankment. The children were treated and released, and the 17-year-old driver was described as going too fast

SYLVA HERALD - 2017-09-20 21:00:00

Viilage Green celebrates its 25th anniversary 4 p.m. Sept. 22

CASHIERS -- On Sept. 22, 1992, two acres at the crossroads of U.S. Highway 64 and N.C. Highway 107 in Cashiers were deeded into conservancy and preserved for public enjoyment. That original land acquisition established the Village Green with the mission to preserve and enhance the land for civic, sp

CROSSROADSCHRONICLE.COM - 2017-09-22 14:28:39

Morgan Blazer forges on history of CCHS cross country

NEWPORT-Once they're set, records will eventually be broken. It could happen in the matter of a few days or weeks, or could potentially take months or several years to happen. In this case, it was the latter. Jennifer Sauceman set the record time for Cocke County cross-country during her senior seas

NEWPORT PLAIN TALK - 2017-09-21 04:00:00

Truck carrying 40,000 pints of liquor tips over

Don't cry over spilled ... vodka? A tractor-trailer carrying 40,000 pints of vodka rolled over in Interstate 70 in Clayton, North Carolina. And the load was so heavy that when crews tried to put the trailer back on its wheels, the bottles of booze bent the truck's body, WRAL reported. >> Read more t

WSB-TV ATLANTA - 2017-09-22 16:13:18

Is teaching becoming more dangerous?

Over the past few years, there have been numerous videos posted online of teachers getting hurt when fights between students break out. After one 2016 incident right here in metro Atlanta, it lead to a conversation over teacher safety in the classroom. In that case, a Mount Zion High School teacher

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2017-09-22 01:54:04

Waynesville Middle's STEM-E Club goes to Cherokee conference

CHEROKEE - The Science Technology Engineering Math Entrepreneurship (STEM-E) Club at Waynesville Middle School attended the fall STEM-E conference on Sept. 14 at Cherokee Central Schools, accompanied by seventh-grade teacher Matthew Clements. Students registered for a variety of sessions such as Pap

THE MOUNTAINEER - 2017-09-21 16:36:00

Clayton ACT average score drops slightly

JONESBORO - The Georgia Department of Education released school-level average ACT results this week. A total of 1,199 students in Clayton County took the test, resulting in a composite score of 17.8 in 2017. The district average in 2016 was 17.9, with 1,330 students taking the test. The county's ave

CLAYTON NEWS DAILY - 2017-09-19 19:59:00

Muldawer exhibit at Arts Clayton Gallery

The exhibit "Through the Eyes of an Architect" by Paul Muldawer is on display at Arts Clayton Gallery in Jonesboro. (Staff Photo: Heather Middleton) 3D Kinetic Art created by Paul Muldawer is part of the new exhibit at Arts Clayton Gallery. (Staff Photo: Heather Middleton) Paul Muldawer created a se

CLAYTON NEWS DAILY - 2017-09-19 19:15:00

Lake Junaluska trail, bridge closed Wednesday

LAKE JUNALUSKA - The bridge over the dam and the Francis Asbury Trail section of the Lake Junaluska Walking Trail will be closed to pedestrian traffic from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27. This next step in the Francis Asbury Trail project will replace gravel along the trail in places it has be

THE MOUNTAINEER - 2017-09-22 18:34:00

Innovative strategy at Lake Junaluska helps fill workforce needs

LAKE JUNALUSKA - Each summer, Lake Junaluska Assembly's workforce swells by at least 100 as the conference and retreat center gears up for the busy conference season. During a time when many employers are struggling to find seasonal help, Karen Kirby, the human resource director at Lake Junaluska, s

THE MOUNTAINEER - 2017-09-22 07:15:00

New Rochelle police exam applications due in October

The deadline to apply for the New Rochelle police exam is 4 p.m. on Oct. 5. The test will be held on Dec. 2. Starting salary is $50,467 plus benefits, which jumps to $101,194 per year after 6 years. Officers also receive a state pension after 20 years. AUTISM CHALLENGE: New Rochelle police get cre

LOHUD.COM - 2017-09-22 00:40:44

New Rochelle targets augmented and mixed reality industry to 'save the day'

To plan for its future, New Rochelle can look to its past. In the city once home to the studio that created the animated Mighty Mouse in the mid-20th century, economic development officials will again turn to artists and creators to bring jobs to a growing city. From the early 1930s through the 70s,

WESTFAIRONLINE.COM - 2017-09-21 18:02:59

Florida boat mystery has New Rochelle link

MELBOURNE BEACH, Fla. - A 45-foot sailboat with "New Rochelle NY" painted on the back has drawn spectators and sparked speculation about how it ran aground recently in Florida. "Cuki," based out of a port in Key West, washed ashore this week at Spessard Holland South Beach Park. Was she driven out i

LOHUD.COM - 2017-09-21 09:57:06

New Rochelle: Downtown parking garage closed until further notice

NEW ROCHELLE - A deteriorating, two-story parking structure in the city's downtown will be closed until further notice. Pieces of the Church-Division street garage fell from the first floor ceiling Wednesday afternoon. No one was injured, New Rochelle officials said, but the 388-space garage will r

LOHUD.COM - 2017-09-20 22:30:03

Car Free Day is Tomorrow, September 22

Motorists are being encouraged to leave their cars at home as part of the international celebration of Car Free Day. Travelers are encouraged to use sustainable modes of transportation, such as riding a train or bus, carpooling, biking or walking, to help reduce traffic congestion, improve air quali

PELHAMPLUS.COM - 2017-09-21 22:14:00

NYC Photographer Goes on Desperate Search for Wedding Photos Lost on Subway

In a Facebook post, Kurt Sneddon described the ordeal as "the worst" 48 hours of his life A photographer is desperately trying to locate a backpack filled with wedding photos that was lost on the subway over the weekend, and he's enlisting New Yorkers' help through a social media campaign. Kurt Sne

NBC NEW YORK - 2017-09-22 13:25:46