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The end of an era in Cashiers

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The news has come as a shock to many.
The Wormy Chestnut, a fixture along the Cashiers crossroads for the past 12 years, is closing its doors come Sept. 1

Fall sports delayed until Sept. 11

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The phrase “I don’t know” has become a common answer from area high school athletic directors and coaches to the question, “When are we going to play?” posed by students, parents and the media. 

New plans for retail come to the crossroads

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The Wormy Chestnut may be closing Sept. 1, but the name will live in the next incarnation of retail shops located at the popular US 64 West location, dubbed Cashiers’ “unofficial City Hall.”

Reunited with family at last

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A lot has happened in the nearly six months Melanie Ham-Ye and her family have been living atop Cowee Ridge outside Highlands, high above US 64 and a stone’s throw from Whiteside Mountain. 

The Latest: Your weekly COVID-19 update

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North Carolina’s COVID-19 numbers have continued to worsen this week, as state and local health officials grapple with an influx of new cases and uncertainties over how to proceed into fall with th