Day: June 21, 2013

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Explore downtown Waynesville

Students find Waynesville to be a popular destination because it houses Best Buy and a bigger Walmart, but did you know about their exciting downtown scene? Waynesville boasts a bustling downtown full of interesting shops, restaurants, cafes and more. Sidewalks line both sides of the street and are shaded with […]

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On patrol with the Jackson Co. Rescue Squad

Are you interested in helping others and saving lives? Then volunteering for the Jackson County Rescue Squad may be both a satisfying and rewarding way for you to serve the community. Any resident of Jackson County who has been a consecutive resident for three years and at least eighteen years […]

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What Whee Do, June 22 – June 29

Saturday, June 22: Visit ARF: Jackson County Humane Society’s weekly adoption fair event at Bridge Park in Sylva from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. You might find your new best friend. Head over to the Dillsboro Chocolate Factory for fudge, delicious drinks and fun candies. Get your pass to the […]

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Before They Were Educators: Dr. Chris Cooper

From racing the Leadville 100 to working as the Political Science and Public Affairs Department Head, Dr. Chris Cooper has done it all. Before moving to the Washington D.C. area in the fourth grade, Cooper lived in Spartanburg and Columbia, S.C. Outside Washington D.C., he grew up in a suburban […]

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Sheriff’s Office provides exciting internships

Numerous graduates of Western Carolina University’s Criminology and Criminal Justice Department have gone on to have successful careers in the fields of law enforcement, investigations, corrections, security, education, forensic science, and law and court systems. Many of those same graduates took the invaluable opportunity to gain experience as an intern […]

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“Pirates” splashes with success at the BAC

Smoky Mountain High School’s Musical Theatre Department performed the classic musical “The Pirates of Penzance”by Arthur Sullivan and W.S. Gilbert on May 17 – 19 in Western Carolina University’s John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center.   The show is about a boy named Frederic, played by Galen Martin, […]

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“Now You See Me,” though you shouldn’t

“Now You See Me” represents a scenario that we have all seen far too often in Hollywood. I can picture someone coming up with an interesting idea, putting time and effort into writing a script with an intelligent plot twist and a beautiful bit of world building. I can then […]