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July 19, 2017

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Deadlines for Fair Coming Up

Deadlines are approaching to enter exhibits in the N.C. Mountain State Fair, which will take place Sept. 8-17 at the Western N.C. Agricultural Center in Fletcher. Most entries are due July 28, including cooking contests, the gospel singing contest and most livestock shows. Entries will still be accepted...
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Franklin Man Arrested for Murder of Infant Son

Jesse Dean Wilson, age 21 of Franklin, was arrested today by the Macon County Sheriff’s Office following a Macon County Grand Jury True Bill of Indictment charging him with “Murder” in the death of his infant son Liam. This arrest comes following the baby’s death and as a result...
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Local Municipalities Filing Opened July 7th

In Jackson County, filing for municipalities has opened at the Board of Elections Office. Seats up for election in Jackson County include all five aldermen and the mayor in Dillsboro; two commissioners and the mayor in Sylva; two council members and the mayor in Forest Hills; and three council members a...
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THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT OFFERS STEPS TO PREVENT FALLS

Each year, one in four adults aged 65 years and older falls.  These falls lead to 2.8 million emergency room visits and about 750,000 hospitalizations.  Falls are the leading cause of accidental injury and death for older adults, resulting in over 27,000 deaths annually.  While falls can’t totally be pr...
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A big rut is getting repaired. A contractor for the N.C. Department of Transportation has closed the on-ramp to eastbound Interstate 40 from N.C. 209 in Haywood County in order to make repairs. Crews will improve drainage in the area, add new curb and gutter to prevent ruts and holes from forming on the...
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