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July 02, 2020

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No New Information in Haywood County Incident

No New Information in Haywood County Incident

The search for the driver of a silver/ grey Dodge Charger with white strobe lights who allegedly held a woman at gunpoint in December has not resulted in any new information. According to Haywood County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Lindsay Regner, detectives conducted interviews and reviewed hours of v...
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NC Expands Treatment for Opioid-Use Disorder in Jails

NC Expands Treatment for Opioid-Use Disorder in Jails

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina is spearheading an effort to make medication assisted treatment available to people in jail or prison who are in recovery from opioid use. Federal courts in Maine and Massachusetts have ruled recently that people who are in recovery and entering prison should be allo...
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Wall Work to Restrict Lanes Near State Line

Wall Work to Restrict Lanes Near State Line

A contractor for the N.C. Department of Transportation will begin a significant phase in the two-year rehabilitation of Interstate 40 near the Tennessee state line this weekend. Crews and subcontractors for Harrison Construction will begin constructing a new median wall on the westernmost five miles of...
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Sylva Festival Makes List

Sylva Festival Makes List

Southeast Tourism Society has named the Hook, Line and Drinker Festival, one of the STS Top 20 Events in the Southeast for May, 2020. This year’s Hook, Line and Drinker Festival is scheduled for May 16, 2020. The STS Top 20 Festival and Event Awards have highlighted programs around the Southeast since 1...
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Charlotte Diocese Publishes List

Charlotte Diocese Publishes List

On Monday, December 30, 2019, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Charlotte published a list of several clergy the diocese found to have been “credibly accused” of child sexual abuse since the diocese’s creation in 1972.  Of these clergy members, two worked in the 43rd Prosecutorial District in the 1970s and...
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Cades Cove Loop Road Closed Jan. 5-Feb. 29, 2020

Cades Cove Loop Road Closed Jan. 5-Feb. 29, 2020

Cades Cove Loop Road will be closed for a couple of months for road and tunnel repairs. The closure will affect Cades Cove Loop Road and Laurel Creek Road past the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont beginning at 8:00 p.m. this Sunday the 5th of January. The National Park Service said in an alert...
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NC City Commissioner Charged

NC City Commissioner Charged

On December 27, 2019, the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation’s Computer Crimes Unit was requested by the Havelock Police Department to investigate Peter “Pete” Devlin VanVliet, a city commissioner.  After a joint investigation, VanVliet was arrested at his home without incident shortly after m...
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