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Regional shortage of domestic violence shelters creates obstacles for survivors

Sometimes survivors of domestic violence stay with their abusers for reasons that can be complicated and personal. “Someone who’s experienced domestic violence who is looking for a way to start a new life … also has to address all of the activities that are involved in daily life,” said Carianne Fisher from the N.C. Coalition Against Domestic Violence, or NCCADV.
JACKSON COUNTY, NC
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Hiker rescued from Appalachian Trail in NC

GRAHAM CO., NC (WSPA) – A hiker on the Appalachian Trail was rescued after a medical emergency Friday morning in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. According to park rangers, the 74-year-old hiker from Alabama was experiencing severe chest pains just before 10:30 a.m. while walking the trail north of Fontana Lake.
GRAHAM COUNTY, NC
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Helicopter rescue team saves Appalachian Trail hiker

SWAIN CO., N.C. (WVLT) - The Helicopter Aquatic Rescue Team (NCHART) with the North Carolina Department of Public Safety was called to rescue a man who was complaining of chest pains while hiking the Appalachian Trail Friday. The Emergency Communications Center with the Great Smoky Mountain National Park received the...
SWAIN COUNTY, NC
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Making peace with the past

I spent my boyhood living in Graham County in a community called Milltown in Robbinsville. In those days, there was still segregation amongst the white and Cherokee communities. The BIA ran an “Indian School” over on Big Snowbird in their attempt to integrate Cherokee youth and their families into white...
GRAHAM COUNTY, NC
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Vance M. Hedrick

Vance M. Hedrick, 82, went to his Heavenly home Thursday, April 21, 2022, surrounded by much of his family. Vance was born and raised in Graham County, North Carolina, and he retired from Stanley Furniture. Vance was an integral member of the community and dedicated much of his time doing things for others. He was married to beloved wife, Betty, for 32 years. He was a devoted and wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. In his final months he enjoyed spending time with his newest great granddaughter, Adelaide. Vance was a faithful member of Grape Creek Baptist Church for over 30 years. He was the best example of the Christian faith, and though he will be missed, there is no doubt he is rejoicing with his Savior.
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