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October 16, 2019

Robbery Suspect Arrested In Cherokee

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office along with the Cherokee Indian Police and Swain County Sheriff’s Office located and arrested the suspect involved in the armed robbery of the Dollar General Store on US Highway 441  North that occurred on Tuesday. Wednesday afternoon Stephen Russell Dean M...
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Truck of Missing Man Found

The truck of a missing Haywood County Man was found in South Carolina. Deputies are asking for the public’s help to find a man who was reported missing earlier this week. Jeffery “Scott” Turner’s last known whereabouts were at his workplace, Evergreen Packaging,  around 10 a.m. on Monday.No one ha...
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NCDOT Warns Public to Stay off Railroad Tracks

Julia Littlejohn just wanted to find her lost dog. She didn’t think twice about climbing up onto the tracks. “I’m up on the tracks, and I hear this loud horn,” she said. That horn signaled a fast-approaching train, one that could have killed Littlejohn had she not reacted in time. The N.C. Department of...
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Motion Denied: State Must Redraw Districts by February 19

North Carolina is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to grant an emergency stay of a federal appeals court order for the state to redraw Congressional Districts 1 and 12 by Feb. 19, in advance of the March 15 primary. The districts were found unconstitutional by a federal appeals court on Friday and that sam...
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Closings February 10th 2016

UPDATED THURSDAY, FEB 11 AT 06:31 AM   BASKETBALL: Swain vs Cherokee Thursday; JV Boys @ 5:00 p.m. then varsity   Haywood Co Schools: Two Hour Delay; NO buses on icy roads Jackson Co. Schools – All Districts: TWO HOUR DELAY; no buses on icy rods   Swain Public Transit: BUSES 2 HR DE...
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SBA Announces Cooperative Agreements Available for State Trade and Export Promotion  Will Award $18 Million to Promote Small Business Exporting

The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that states will be able to immediately apply for SBA cooperative agreement awards that support efforts to increase exporting by small businesses.  The State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) Program was appropriated $18 million to make awards by Se...
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Prominent Local Leader Passed Away Sunday

Thadious Wayne Hooper, 86, of the Speedwell community, Cullowhee, died Sunday February 7, 2016 following a period of declining health. Wayne was born August 21, 1929, in Speedwell to the late William Clinton and Maude Bumgarner Hooper. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Kenneth, Raymond an...
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2016 N.C. boll weevil assessment remains at $1 per acre

The board of the Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation of North Carolina has set the 2016 boll weevil assessment at $1 per acre of cotton, keeping the fee the same for the third straight year. The fee supports the foundation’s efforts to monitor cotton acreage in North Carolina for any re-introduction of t...
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