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September 20, 2019

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Man Leads Police On High Speed Car Chase

A truck was reported stolen to the Sylva Police Department on Sunday.  On Monday reports stated that the vehicle was traveling on Cope Creek Road in Sylva.  Sylva Police initiated a traffic stop and Christopher Gaskins refused to pull over.  The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and the North Carolina Hig...
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SCC Jackson Campus Was Placed On Lockdown

Jackson Campus was placed on lockdown at approximately 11:05 a.m. on Monday after students reported seeing someone with what they perceived to be a gun near Café ’64. One Jackson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) sergeant who serves on campus was in the vicinity at the time, and more law enforcement office...
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Earthquake Felt

United States Geological Survey reported a 2.6 magnitude earthquake about 2.5 miles southwest of Cherokee near Whittier on Wednesday night.  The Jackson County 911 center said it received a lot of phone calls but there were no reports of damage from the earthquake which struck about 11pm.
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Western Carolina University Dedicates Newest Residence Hall

Nearly 300 members of the Western Carolina University community came together Thursday, Sept. 5, to dedicate the campus’s newest residence hall in honor of Levern Hamlin Allen, the institution’s first African-American student and a woman characterized by WCU Chancellor Kelli R. Brown as “a quiet pioneer...
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Scam Alert During Dorian

Officials with the N.C. Department of Information Technology (N.C. DIT) are urging North Carolinians to be cautious of cybercrime and social media scams associated with Hurricane Dorian. Cybercriminals take advantage of natural disasters such as hurricanes to solicit personal information and to take adv...
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