Snowbird Cherokee celebrate traditions in Graham County
Graham County hosts the 37th annual Fading Voices Demonstration Day Festival to celebrate the traditions of the Eastern Band of Cherokee members in the county. BPR sat down with members of the Snowbird community who have organized the festival for many years. Paulette Cox’s mother Lois Calonehuskie founded the Snowbird...
STEM Road Trip: Education is the family business for this Graham County native
In this series, we are visiting the classrooms of this year’s Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF) Career and Science award winners. All 2023 recipients are in the western North Carolina district and will receive $175,000 for their schools. We visited the four winners over three days, documenting classroom activity and asking each educator the same questions. Our conversation below has been edited for length and clarity.
Mountain teachers awarded prestigious STEM awards
HENDERSON COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — Several teachers from Western North Carolina have been selected for a prestigious award. Teachers from Graham County, Burke County, Polk County and Henderson County were selected as recipients of the Burroughs Wellcome Fund 2023 Career Award for STEM Teachers (CAST). The awards recognize outstanding STEM teachers who have demonstrated exceptional leadership in their classrooms, schools and communities.
Board addressing animal control ordinance
Robbinsville – While the board of aldermen continue to get their ducks in a row concerning a proposed “loitering” ordinance, another by-law is working to get cleaned up, as well. A much-publicized case last year was thrown out, when then-assistant district attorney Caleb Decker proposed that Michael...
Woman rescued from woods
Snowbird – Graham County Sheriff’s Deputy David Moore and Graham County Rescue Squad members were involved in rescuing a young woman from the woods in the Snowbird area Sunday night. The woman was…
Mountain health leaders advise vigilance even as COVID emergency status ends
GRAHAM COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — After three long years, the COVID pandemic emergency status was set to end Thursday, May 11. But the end of the COVID public health emergency doesn't mean the end of COVID. Mountain health leaders said vigilance and precautions are still needed. By September 2021,...
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