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May 26, 2020

Report: NC Lawmakers Leaving Millions on the Table

As much as $170 million a year could go a long way when it comes to paying North Carolina’s teachers, improving state infrastructure and economic development, but it’s money the state passed on when it eliminated the estate tax. The tax was done away with three years ago, and according to a...
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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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