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February 19, 2019

Guides to Mountain to Sea Trail Available

Hiking North Carolina’s Mountains-to-Sea Trail (MST) just got easier with publication of a set of guides that literally describe every twist and turn along the 1,100-mile route from the Great Smoky Mountains to the Outer Banks. “These guides will make the MST more user-friendly, whether you’re hiking an...
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Canton Woman Wanted in Stolen Mail Cases

An investigation is underway into the theft of mail in three mountain counties. Crystal Mehaffey of Canton is wanted in Haywood, Buncombe and Jackson Counties. The Highlands Police Department has several warrants for her arrest. She was last seen in Highlands one week ago. She has been spotted in Clayto...
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Motorcycle Crash in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

On Wednesday, May 11 at 1:04 p.m., Great Smoky Mountains National Park Rangers and Rural Metro Ambulance Service responded to a report of a motorcycle collision on Little River Road approximately 1.5 miles west of the Sinks. The collision involved a motorcycle driven by Thomas B. Bailey of Meadows of Da...
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Appalachian Trail Hiker Bitten By Bear While Sleeping

Rangers in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park are investigating a hiker’s report that he was bitten by a black bear while he slept along the Appalachian Trail. According to park spokeswoman Dana Soehn, a 49-year-old thru-hiker told Graham County, N.C., authorities he was sleeping in a tent ne...
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Who Are You? NC Community-Led ID Program Expands

While the debate over just who should be eligible for a state-issued ID continues, North Carolina communities are taking the matter into their own hands. A growing number of cities and counties in the state are offering a FaithAction ID – a document people unable to get a government-issued ID can...
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On April 30th, over 120 children and their parents attended the third annual Jackson County Bike Rodeo at the Jackson County Recreation Department in Cullowhee.  Partners and sponsors came together to promote bicycle safety and skills as well as raise awareness about the importance of bicycle helmets....
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TN Amber Alert suspect Spotted in NC

Police in Boone said there has been a possible sighting of the vehicle being driven by a Amber Alert suspect from Tennessee. Police said the sighting happened in Mountain City Thursday night, and the vehicle was headed towards Boone. 9-year-old Carlie Trent was allegedly abducted on Wednesday from the R...
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Bomb Threat Launches Investigation; Closes Services

The Jackson County 911 center received a 911 call from an unknown caller at 11:32 a.m. today that stated there was a bomb located either at the Jackson County Courthouse, Cherokee Indian Courthouse, or Swain County Courthouse.  The bomb was allegedly in place and set to go off within the next 72 hours a...
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