Local musicians turn to live streaming for performances

It’s the hottest show in town, but nobody is allowed in. 

Tucked in the depths of The Gem downstairs taproom at Boojum Brewing in Waynesville, J. Rex & The Gem Rats took the stage for a bluegrass jam last Wednesday evening. 

This must be the place: Why does the sun go on shining? Why does the sea rush to shore?

So, here we are, eh? 

What a difference a day makes, where now each morning we seemingly wake up into another new normal in the fight against the coronavirus. It’s this existence of being stuck at home for the sake of society’s health and well-being — all dressed up and nowhere to go now taking on an entirely different meaning.

A COVID-19 Q&A with Jackson County

For those who live or work in Jackson County, these answers to common questions provided by the county's public information officer might clear some of the muddier waters. 

Dupont closes in response to COVID-19

Dupont State Recreation Forest and neighboring Holmes Educational State Forest are closed in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

Jackson bans gatherings of 10 or more, orders business closures

An emergency declaration issued in Jackson County today will ban gatherings of 10 or more people and mandate the closure of a long list of business types and lodging facilities, effective Wednesday, March 25.

Jackson resident tests positive for COVID-19

A part-time Jackson County resident that tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) is being monitored by health officials.

COVID-19 impacts outdoors offerings

Coronavirus concerns have prompted a slew of operational and scheduling changes for outdoors-oriented agencies and organizations across the region. 

Runoff between Bennett, Cawthorn postponed

The Republican Second Primary Election between Lynda Bennett and Madison Cawthorn in the 11th Congressional District will now be held six weeks later than originally scheduled.

WCU to postpone commencement

In response to the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic, Western Carolina University will postpone all spring commencement ceremonies originally scheduled for May 8 and 9, and will announce by April 3 plans for rescheduling the events.

COVID-19: State of Qualla Boundary

Coronavirus is causing changes, cancellations and postponements across the region. Find out what’s happening in your community.

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