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February 17, 2019

Report: Express-Lane Project May Take Toll on NC Taxpayers

Plans for the controversial I-77 Express Lanes Project in Charlotte are moving ahead now that the Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization has voted in favor of the project. This while a report from the North Carolina Public Interest Research Group called it one of the most “wastefu...
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Toddler Death Investigation

The Haywood County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a child death that occurred near Canton on Sunday morning, January 31st. Deputies were dispatched to 192 Underwood Road around 4:22 a.m. as part of a medical call involving an unresponsive toddler. Despite all attempts by responders to revive the chil...
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$90,000 Available in LIEAP Funding

Income Eligibility Determination for Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) Jackson County Department of Social Services currently has almost $90,000.00 of LIEAP funding available for heating assistance until March 31, 2016.  Please review the guidelines below to see if you may qualify.   Cur...
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Lake Junaluska drawdown will begin Feb.7th

Lake Junaluska will open its dam and begin drawing down the lake on Sunday, Feb. 7. The lake drawdown, which occurs every few years, offers a number of benefits to the life and health of Lake Junaluska, including removing silt, cleaning litter and making necessary repairs to the dam and sewer system. Th...
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New Haywood County Rest Area Opens to the Public

The N.C. Department of Transportation opened a new rest area near Balsam today. The rest area will serve the southbound lane of U.S. 23/74. The new facility has dual restrooms, a family restroom, a vending area, and parking for cars, long-distance vehicles and trucks. It also offers picnic tables, a wat...
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NC DOT Delivers During Winter Weather

From the mountains to the coastal plain, NCDOT employees responded in full force to the first significant statewide winter storm of 2016. Highway maintenance crews spread 2.2 million gallons of brine along interstate, U.S. and N.C. routes in advance of the storm to help minimize ice sticking to the pave...
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WCU recognized for services provided to military students

Western Carolina University was recently recognized by several media outlets for the services the university provides to military students. WCU once again has been named a “Military Friendly School” by Victory Media, a Pennsylvania-based company that surveys 7,000 schools nationwide to rate the services...
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