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February 20, 2019

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Franklin Man gets 11 years in Ponzi scheme

U.S. District Judge Martin Reidinger sentenced today the former operator of two companies located in Franklin, N.C. to 135 months in prison on federal securities fraud and money laundering charges, announced Jill Westmoreland Rose, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina.  Barry Carlton...
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Gospel Singer Dies in Double Suicide

Steve French, former baritone singer for the gospel group The Kingdom heirs, has passed away in what early evidence appears to be a double suicide in West Virginia. Police in Fayette County have tentatively identified the two people who jumped from the New River Gorge Bridge last week as Lindsey Hudson,...
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NEW LIFE JACKET LOANER STATION AVAILABLE IN JACKSON COUNTY

On July 1st, community members gathered at East Laporte River Access Park to witness a dedication for the new Life Jacket Loaner Station.  The station was revealed just in time for the busy holiday weekend and is one of five stations that will be placed at water access points throughout the county.  Eas...
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U.S. Attorney’s Office Files Federal Charges Against 16 Individuals For Fraudulent Receipt Of Travel Reimbursement Benefits From U.S. Department Of Veterans Affairs

U.S. Attorney Jill Westmoreland Rose announced today that in the month of June the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Asheville has filed federal charges against 16 individuals that defrauded the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (the VA) by submitting fraudulent travel vouchers for reimbursement. Kim Lampkins...
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Macon County Stand Off Wednesday Night Lasts Several Hours

A domestic situation in  Macon County resulted in a stand off between law enforcement and suspect. The incident took place in the Clarks Chapel community Wednesday. The Suspect was known to have fired shots in the residence as 911 calls for help were being made. At the time of the initial altercation al...
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Coal-Ash Cleanup in NC: Broken Promises, Groups Say

After promises from Duke Energy and North Carolina’s government that the coal-ash ponds in the state would be cleaned up and excavated, the state Senate is pushing ahead with legislation (HB 630) that would offer the power company a cheaper alternative. After its approval by the Senate on Tuesday,...
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Haywood County Sheriff’s New Office initiative

The Haywood County Sheriff’s Office announces it is unveiling a new initiative, Seniors And Law enforcement Together (S.A.L.T.), to better meet the needs of our senior population.   Beginning July 14, a series of free safety-based programs designed with our senior residents and visitors in mind, wi...
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