Archives for April 15, 2016

HB2 creates “chilling effect” on higher education

Western Carolina University’s Chancellor, David Belcher, said North Carolina law House Bill 2 (HB2) has caused potential students to withdraw their applications, and some donors refuse to give money as long as the law is active. HB2 says people must use public restrooms, locker rooms and shower facilities designated for the biological sex on their birth certificate. The legislature […]

Bite into a good book at Hunter Library

Hunter Library’s annual Edible Book contest brought books to life on Thursday – in the form of food! The contest featured many well-known favorites such as Dr. Seuss’ ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’ and Shel Silverstein’s ‘The Giving Tree’. Contestants created their masterpieces out of a variety of edible materials such as cake, candy and cereal. The […]

Jackson County’s A.W.A.K.E provides security for abused children

Almost 23 years ago, representatives from the Jackson County community decided it was time for there to be a central location for abused children – a place where they could share their experience and receive coordinated services with all agencies involved. In September 1993, Adults Working and Advocating for Kids’ Empowerment (A.W.A.K.E), a private nonprofit […]

Jackson Police educates students on alcohol awareness

“The Batmobile” was parked at the Forsyth parking lot on April 14 and Jackson County police officers were talking to students about drunk driving. “We want to raise the awareness of the consequences of alcohol violators, so hopefully we see less people coming through our checkpoints, getting in accidents, and getting stopped,” said Lieutenant John […]