Day: April 11, 2009


Whooping Cough Pops Up Locally

Cases of Whooping Cough are increasing yearly. In Haywood County, Jackson County’s neighbor to the right, nine cases of Whooping Cough have been diagnosed this year alone. According to Dr. Zach Moore, a respiratory disease epidemiologist for the NC Division of Public Health, “The Haywood County outbreak is currently the […]


Students React to Possible Sunday Alcohol Sales, New Tobacco Tax

The end of March may have stirred the possible uplift of North Carolina’s alcohol distribution by easing up on sales made on Sundays. Sunday closing laws, or “blue laws”, have a long history. Originating around the 18th century word choice-“blue”, referring to “rigidly moral”, set up the prohibition of regular […]