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May 24, 2019

NCDOT to Help Airport Staff Manage Wildlife Hazards

They may look innocent, but birds and other wildlife can pose serious threats to airport safety. To help teach staff how to deal with wildlife hazards, the N.C. Department of Transportation Division of Aviation is offering free training sessions at airports across the state. The sessions are taught by F...
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Arrest Made in Jackson County Murder

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and the NCSBI have charged an individual in the homicide of Timothy Vincent Norris. Charged is Thomas “Tommy” Glen Palmer Jr., 33, listed with a Tignall, GA address.  Palmer is the step son of Timothy Norris.  Palmer is currently being held in Wilkes Count...
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Jackson & Haywood Businesses Selected for ScaleUp WNC

Mountain BizWorks (MBW) has selected 15 small businesses in the region with strong potential for growth and job creation to take part in the third cohort of their ScaleUp WNC program, which began last Friday. Innovation Brewing, a seven-barrel brewery located in Sylva, and Copper Pot & Wooden Spoon,...
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Fatal Fire in Franklin Claims One Over Weekend

A fatal fire in Franklin is being investigated by the SBI and FBI. The fire occurred Saturday evening around 7:30 pm when  firefighters responded to a report of a structure fire on Moore Street. The structure was fully engulfed in flames and police officers on the scene notified the firefighters that on...
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Warning: Stay Off The Railroad Track

The fascination of track walking, having pictures taken on railroad tracks, and other playing on the railroad not only takes lives in the movies (Fried Green Tomatoes) but also in real life. On Saturday March 5th 2016 one person was killed, another was seriously injured, and three others  including a ch...
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More early voting sites and hours than 2012 primary

Beginning Thursday, voters will have more early voting opportunities than in the 2012 primary, the last comparable election cycle.  More than 360 early voting sitesacross the state will host 25,300 hours of voting during the 10-day early voting period that ends Saturday March 12.   “Counties have w...
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