February 20, 2017

News
Cold Mountain Fire

A wildfire is burning on Cold Mountain in the Shining Rock Wilderness of Haywood County. The Shining Rock Wilderness is located in the Pisgah Ranger District approximately 20 miles south of Waynesville in the headwaters of Crawford Creek. Around 134 acres have burned so far with 0% containment at this t...
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Car Chase Ends in Downtown Canton

A multi-car police chase ends in a crash in Downtown Canton. The suspect was  wanted nationally for armed robbery. Officials say that the chase began after a Buncombe County officer attempted to pull over the vehicle. The officer also identified the driver had outstanding warrants. The warrants wer...
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Wanted Florida Man Captured in Great Smokies

A wanted Florida man was caught after an extensive manhunt in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on Friday. On February 16, 2017, a park ranger pulled over a car at Little River Road near the Meigs Falls area at around 3 p.m. Officials said the adult male driver ran through the woods across Little...
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Waynesville Bank Robbery

Waynesville Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a bank robbery suspect. The robbery occurred on Friday, February 17th around 3:12pm at Entegra Bank located at 2045 South Main Street in Waynesville. The suspect is described as a white male between 5’4″ and 5’8...
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Waynesville Home A Total Loss in Fire

A Waynesville home is a complete loss after an overnight fire on Saturday. When authorities arrived on scene the home was fully engulfed. At least five county fire departments responded to the scene. Officials say the 911 came from the home owner around 1:45am on Saturday Morning February 18th. The fire...
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N.C. tomato growers plan referendum in March

The N.C. Tomato Growers Association will conduct a statewide referendum in March to continue the $20 per acre assessment on harvested commercial tomatoes. Funds generated by the assessment would support research, education and marketing to promote tomatoes grown in North Carolina. The proposed assessmen...
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Improvements of N.C. 107 to Improve Connections To Begin

Jackson County residents and visitors will soon have an easier time travelling between Cullowhee and the Tuckasagee community, thanks to significant road improvements on N.C. 107. A $34.8 million contract has been awarded to Young & McQueen Grading Company of Burnsville to upgrade a 3.8-mile stretch...
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SCC student wins award for research paper

Southwestern Community College student James Howe recently co-authored a research paper that won Best Undergrad Student Paper from the North Carolina Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers (NCS-AAPT). Howe collaborated with David Sitar, Appalachian State University’s Astronomy laborator...
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Meth Arrest in Jackson County

Deputies with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office made an arrest on January 27, 2017 of Kimberly Hope Williamson, giving a Robinson Gap Lane, Bryson City address.  Williamson was arrested and charged with Trafficking Methamphetamine; Possession of Methamphetamine; Possession with Intent to Sell and Deli...
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