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Wednesday, 04 March 2015 00:00

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ABC Commission to discuss underage drinking 

The “Talk It Out” campaign, a new statewide campaign targeting underage drinking, will be the topic of discussion during a North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission meeting at 10 a.m. March 6 at the Mountain Projects office in Sylva.

“Talk It Out” is designed to give parents the right tools for talking to kids about the dangers of underage drinking. Kat Haney, ABC Commission Coalitions director, will join the regional coalition leaders and Mountain Projects staff, to speak about the campaign. 828.586.2345.


WCU seeking student proposals

Student proposals are needed for Western Carolina University’s third annual Discovery Forum, an event designed to encourage young people to share innovative ideas for making their communities better places to live.

Proposals from students interested in participating must include an abstract of up to 500 words that identifies a problem, a proposed solution and the viability and sustainability of the proposed solution. Deadline for submission of proposals is 5 p.m. Friday, March 6.



Harrah’s to host job fair

A job fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, March 16, at the Tri-County Community College in Murphy.

As Harrah's Cherokee Valley River Casino Hotel continues with construction, recruiters are kicking off a spring hiring campaign to start filling the more than 800 positions that are required before opening later this year. Due to the sixteen-week training periods, required for certain positions, the first job fair for the Harrah's Cherokee Valley River property will be focused on hiring 270 table games dealers and about 30 surveillance officers.

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