Benjamin Franklin, one of our nation’s Founding Fathers, is credited with saying, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” However, to some local residents “ove
A three-judge federal panel has ordered North Carolina lawmakers to prepare new election maps to correct what they have ruled to be unconstitutional racial gerrymandering by Sept. 1.
The job of the Boy Scouts of America is to help young men prepare for a better life.
An estimated 110,000 North Carolinians are living with hepatitis C, and about 75 percent of them – that’s 82,500 people – don’t even know it.
There’s no question that the arts have a major cultural and economic impact in Cherokee County. To argue otherwise is to be wearing blinders.
I was born to a single 16-year-old girl. When I was 4, my mom married the man who also adopted me, who gave me the last name on my birth certificate. A year later, my sister was born.
Edith Mason has collected trash on Hedden Road in Bellview once a month for 16 years.
While growing up in the 1960s and ’70s, we used to talk about our “heroes” a lot. With the moon landing in the recent rear-view mirror, astronauts topped a lot of boys’ lists.
As a community, we all benefit from the anti-litter efforts of our Cherokee County Schools. It is an honor for the N.C. Litter-free Coalition to be part of and support these efforts.
As we look back on Memorial Day, nothing can compare to the debt the United States owes our military veterans, who made the greatest sacrifice so we could be a free country.
Once upon another job I had an opportunity to tour Lake City (Fla.) Correctional Facility, which opened in 1997 to house male youthful offenders ages 19-24.
Our state legislators have made some controversial decisions over the last few years, from refusing to expand the federal Medicaid program to cutting jobless benefits to creating a number of new
In one of the greatest stories of the Bible, God performs a miracle for Moses and the Jewish people by parting the Red Sea, allowing them to escape Egypt’s hard-hearted pharaoh, who wanted to k
There are a lot of political winds blowing through the Qualla Boundary these days, with the Tribal Council of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians seeking to impeach Principal Chief Patrick Lamb