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  • WCU Chancellor Dies June 17, 2018
    CULLOWHEE – Western Carolina University Chancellor David Belcher died Sunday after a two year battle with brain cancer. He was on medical leave.
  • Water Plants Exceed Standards June 14, 2018
    RALEIGH -- The N.C. Division of Water Resources has honored 69 water treatment plants for surpassing federal and state drinking water standards.
  • New Flood Gauges To Aid Public June 13, 2018
    RALEIGH – Additional flood gauges are being installed to help improve safety across the state. 
  • Kroger To Close 14 Stores June 13, 2018
    RALEIGH  -- For the second time in less than 15 years, a major grocery name is leaving North Carolina. This time Grocery Kroger will exit the Raleigh-Durham market on or about August 14, closing its 14 stores.

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  • June 18, 1812: War of 1812 begins June 18, 2018
    The day after the Senate followed the House of Representatives in voting to declare war against Great Britain, President James Madison signs the declaration into law–and the War of 1812 begins. The American war declaration, opposed by a sizable minority in Congress, had been called in response to the British economic blockade of France, the […]