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January 21, 2019

Shooting in Haywood County Sunday

Around 5:30 pm Sunday evening, the Haywood County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call reporting shots fired on Raby Street near Canton. Officers determined two men had been in an altercation at a residence there, during which time one of the men pulled out a shotgun and fired it. The other man...
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Help Sought in Finding Suspect in Canton Shooting

MOUNTAINS’ MOST WANTED   JOSHUA DOUGLAS PHILLIPS   White male, 26 years old, brown hair, blue eyes, approximately 5 feet 7 inch tall, weighs about 125 pounds.   Wanted for feloniously discharging a weapon into occupied property and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, as well as misdemeanor...
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Action Urged on Toxic Chemical in NC Drinking Water

In the wake of a major overhaul of the federal Toxic Substances Control Act, the Environmental Protection Agency is being urged to act on a chemical found in several North Carolina water systems. The Environmental Working Group is urging the EPA to address PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid), a chemical used...
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Assistant to chancellor at WCU receives Trustees’ Award

Terry Welch, assistant to the chancellor at Western Carolina University, is recipient of one of the university’s highest honors. Welch, who is retiring later this summer after serving in WCU’s Office of the Chancellor for 20 years, is only the 13th person in university history selected to receive the Tr...
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