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November 14, 2019

A Macon County Deputy Has Been Indicted And Charged

A Macon County deputy has been indicted and charged with misdemeanor death of a passenger after a February 2019 crash. On Monday, a Macon County Grand Jury indicted Deputy Cody Nathan Mitchell, 28, of the Macon County Sheriff’s Office and charged him with misdemeanor death by vehicle. On February 12, De...
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Congratulations To WCU Graduates

Recognition for four graduating students with perfect GPAs, presentation of an award to one of the University of North Carolina System’s premier teachers, and the inspiring success stories of two other graduating students were among the highlights Friday and Saturday (May 10-11) as WCU held a trio of co...
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Liquor Sales Could Change

There could be a change to how liquor is sold in North Carolina. If House Bill 791 passes the general assembly, it will most notably eliminate the current system, which uses local boards to run liquor stores and returns some profits to municipalities, and instead use a state licensing system to allow pr...
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The Pigeon River In Canton Getting A Boat Launch

The Pigeon River in Canton is getting a boat launch. The project, currently in its early stages, is made possible via a grant from Duke Energy’s Water Resources Fund. Of the $10 million Duke distributed for various projects, Canton received $100,000 for the boat launch. Town Manager Jason Burrell said t...
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Scam Alert!

The North Carolina Department of the State Treasurer has received reports about a scam involving calls about financial aid offers. The calls are largely directed at retirees, but anyone may receive them. The scammers will call you and pretend to be calling from the Department of the State Treasurer. The...
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