• Flu outbreak closes Cherokee County schools

    MURPHY, NC – Cherokee County schools will be closed Tuesday, Feb. 19 due to a surplus of students infected with the influenza virus. Cherokee County School Superintendent Jeana Conley informed that a high student absence level led to the decision to cancel classes. “Today for the first time we had three schools hit or come […]

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  • Area responders urge residents to prepare for rounds of rain

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Meteorologists are forecasting a heavy amount of rainfall to descend on the north Georgia and western North Carolina mountains throughout the week, warning that possible flash flooding may occur in prone locations. According to the National Weather Service, a total of 5 to 7 inches of rain is expected in the region, […]

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  • Photos: Tractor trailer plunges into Western Carolina river

    Cullasaja Fire Department

    FRANKLIN, NC – A tractor trailer traveling on Highway NC-28 between Franklin and Highlands, NC, plunged over a steep embankment Tuesday, Feb. 12, colliding with the icy Cullasaja River below. FYN attempted to reach Cullasaja Gorge Fire Chief Paul Corbin for details surrounding the accident. Corbin was unavailable for immediate comment. A witness tells FYN […]

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  • Premier open mic night a success at local coffee shop

    Corner Coffee Shop

    HAYESVILLE, N.C. – Several dozen attendees turned out for premier open mic night at the Corner Coffee and Wine Shop Friday, Jan. 18. The event featured nine storytellers, poets, and singer-songwriters. Participants from Hayesville, Andrews, and Brasstown entertained the crowd. “We also had folks from Hiawassee and as far away as Lawrenceville, Georgia, telling stories […]

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  • Arbor Day Foundation offers 10 trees for $10 membership

    HIAWASSEE, Ga. – It won’t be much longer before warmer weather arrives in the mountains of southern Appalachia, and the hills will spring to life once more. Hiawassee is recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree City USA, and residents can join in the effort, thanks to an incentive by the conservational and […]

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  • NCDOT to widen Hwy 69; dozens of parcels face impact

    HAYESVILLE, NC – Approximately 55 privately-owned properties are expected to be impacted as the result of plans to widen Highway 69 from the Georgia state line to Highway 64 in Hayesville, N.C. The project, scheduled to begin in 2019, is estimated to cost a staggering $43,700.000. According to a North Carolina legal firm which specializes […]

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  • National Security Consultant to speak on Islam, Jihad, Sharia Law

    Towns Union Tea Party

    BLAIRSVILLE, Ga. – Chris Gaubatz – a national security consultant, speaker, and conservative political activist – is scheduled to address the Towns-Union County Tea Party on Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 7 p.m. Gaubatz trains law enforcement on strategies and modus operandi of jihadists in order to locate and prosecute the networks, testifying before the U.S. […]

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  • Hayesville coffee shop adds new event to evening line-up

    HAYESVILLE, NC – The Corner Coffee Shop on Hayesville’s Town Square added a new event to its line-up: Open Mic Night, a time for area storytellers, poets, and singer/songwriters to shine. The premiere of the sure-to-be-popular event will be held on Friday, Jan. 18, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The first eight individuals to […]

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