Haywood County, NCwspa.com

1 dead, 1 hurt in crash on Blue Ridge Parkway in Haywood Co.

HAYWOOD CO., NC (WSPA) – One person died and another was injured after a crash Monday along the Blue Ridge Parkway in Haywood County. According to the National Park Service, rangers were called just after 11:00am to milepost 441 on the Blue Ridge Parkway just southwest of Waynesville for a crash.
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Cherokee, NCtheonefeather.com

OBITUARY: Phyliss Louise Ramsey Queen

Phyliss Louise Ramsey Queen, 85, of Cherokee, passed away at her home on Sunday, July 25, 2021. She was born on May 19, 1936 in Jackson County and was the daughter of the late Milburn and Elizabeth Ramsey. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Verna Bradley and Sally Hooper; a daughter, Wilma Jean; and by her husband, Jacob Queen.
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Balsam, NCWSLS

18-year-old woman dies after Blue Ridge Parkway crash in North Carolina

BALSAM, N.C. – A woman from North Carolina died Monday morning following a single-vehicle crash along the Blue Ridge Parkway. At about 11:07 a.m., Blue Ridge Parkway dispatchers responded to a collision near milepost 441 in Balsam, North Carolina. When rangers arrived, they found the passenger of the vehicle, later...
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Gatlinburg, TNwvlt.tv

Two children safe after escaping currents at Greenbrier Campground

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Two children are now safe after briefly becoming stuck in currents at Greenbrier Campground in Gatlinburg, authorities with the Sevier County Rescue Squad tell WVLT News. An emergency call was made after the two children got stuck in the current, but they were quickly found safe...
Cherokee, NCtheonefeather.com

COVID-19 cases increasing again in Cherokee

After several months of very low case counts of COVID-19 being reported by the EBCI (Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians) Joint Information Center (JIC), the Tribe is starting to see an uptick. JIC officials related that 15 new cases have been reported in the time frame from Wednesday, July 21 to Tuesday, July 27. A total of 12 new cases were reported the previous week.
Jackson County, NCSmoky Mountain News

Concerts on the Creek

The 11th annual season of Concerts on the Creek continues with Arnold Hill from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 30, at Bridge Park in Sylva. Held most Fridays from through Labor Day at the Bridge Park, these free, family-friendly events are organized by the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce, the Town of Sylva, and the Jackson County Parks & Recreation Department.
Whittier, NCPosted by
Whittier (NC) Weather Channel

Daily Weather Forecast For Whittier

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Whittier: Tuesday, July 27: Showers and thunderstorms likely during the day; while chance of showers and thunderstorms overnight; Wednesday, July 28: Patchy fog then mostly sunny during the day; while mostly clear overnight; Thursday, July 29: Sunny during the day;
Haywood County, NCThe Mountaineer

Haywood’s own Balsam Range racks up IBMA nominations

Haywood County’s bluegrass sensation Balsam Range garnered impressive nominations for the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) awards to be given during the IBMA World of Bluegrass festival Sept. 30. The IBMA Bluegrass Music Awards is the biggest night on the bluegrass calendar. Balsam Range’s 2021 nominations include Entertainer of the...
Gatlinburg, TNWATE

Cades Cove Loop Road to close in September for 3 weeks

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (WATE) — Officials with the Great Smoky Mountains National Park announced that the Cades Cove Loop Road will be fully closed for three weeks in September to resurface the popular roadway which is used by more than 2 million visitors a year. The one-way road will be closed...
Brevard, NCWLOS.com

Area teams wrap up 7-on-7 season at Brevard FCA event

Brevard — (WLOS) With the official start of fall practice looming, four area teams convened at Brevard High School for an FCA 7-on-7 event. The host Blue Devils were joined by conference foe Franklin, county rival Rosman, and second-year program Asheville Christian. The spring season didn't end until early May...
Haywood County, NCSmoky Mountain News

Local school boards now responsible for mask mandate

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper announced new health guidelines for North Carolina public schools on Wednesday. School districts should require masks indoors for all students and staff in grades K-8. In grades 9-12, students and staff who have not been vaccinated should also be required to wear masks indoors. The...
Cullowhee, NCBlueridgenow.com

Western Carolina's Kerwin Bell sees transfer portal as doorway to competitiveness in SoCon

ASHEVILLE -- As a football player and coach, Kerwin Bell has been a part of teams throughout the U.S. and Canada for nearly 40 years. But when this season kicks off, it will be Bell’s first in the Southern Conference. The former Florida All-American quarterback and Division II national championship coach took part in his first SoCon Media Day on Monday, three months after being hired as Western Carolina’s coach.