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It seems fitting that the section of Highway 107 from the Grassy Creek Road area be proclaimed the Orville and Kent Coward Highway by the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT).

Members of the Coward-Hooper family, the Coward brothers’ mother was a Hooper, settled, homesteaded and ultimately owned more than 1, 000 acres of the property along the present Highway 107. The Coward-Hooper property at one time stretched from the Moody Bridge up the Tuckaseegee River to Cashiers Township and to the top of Big Ridge. In the ensuing 150 years, the land has been home to family members, sold off for public use or considered for cultural and historical benefit.

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Tom Earnhardt, host of the television program “Exploring North Carolina,” will give a presentation highlighting the uniqueness of the state’s ecological heritage Thursday, June 27, at Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center.

The free presentation will begin at 7 p.m. in the museum auditorium.

An attorney by profession, Earnhardt also is a conservationist and naturalist who serves as writer, co-producer and host for the “Exploring North Carolina” series, which focuses on the natural resources of North Carolina and the Southeast. The show airs on UNC-TV and has been nominated three times for an Emmy.

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U.S. Senator Kay Hagan (NC) today announced that the North Carolina State Veterans Home in Black Mountain will be receiving per diem grants from the Department of Veterans Affairs for each of its 100 nursing home beds. The Black Mountain facility will receive $85 per day per eligible veteran, reducing the out of pocket cost to veterans admitted into the home. The facility, which opened in October 2012, has a state of the art therapy center and offers a Memory Support Unit for Alzheimer’s patients.

“North Carolina is home to nearly one million veterans, and I am pleased to see the VA investing in facilities like the home in Black Mountain that offers more options for veterans in need of full service care,” said Senator Hagan.

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A new study finds that more than 104,000 people in MANNA Food- Bank’s 16 county service area – including 38,000 children – do not always know where they will find their next meal. In all, 14.9 percent of the population in Western North Carolina struggles with hunger, according to research released this week by Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger-relief organization.

The findings are from Feeding America’s “Map the Meal Gap” study, which estimates the rate of food insecurity for both the general population and, separately, for children under the age of 18. The interactive maps produced by the study provide valuable county-level data, with separate information to focus on childhood hunger. MANNA is part of the Feeding America network.

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