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May 25, 2020

Home Repair Scam Brings Arrest & Fraud Charges

New charges have been filed against a man accused of a home repair scam. A Canton man has been arrested on fraud related charges. He has been arrested 5 other times this year specifically in Buncombe County. 11 charges are associated with billing for work he never performed. Marshall Adam Spears, 34, wa...
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Murphy man arrested for Kidnapping and Sexual Assaults

25-year-old Devin Lloyd Boxer, of Murphy, North Carolina was arrested for Kidnapping and Sexual Assaults. On April 4th, 2016, information was presented to the Cherokee County Grand Jury concerning a reported kidnapping and sexual assault of two juvenile females during the month of October 2015. Upon pre...
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Jackson County Receives Donations from Sleep Tight Kids

Asheville-based non-profit Sleep Tight Kids donated hundreds of comfort items for Jackson County children March 30.   Newly purchased blankets, stuffed animals, and toothbrush kits were delivered to the Jackson County Department of Social Services and AWAKE (Adults Working and Advocating for Kids’...
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Turf’s Coming To SMHS

  The Jackson County Commissioners voted Thursday Night  (April 7th) to set aside $205,000 to assure the installation of the artificial turn project at Smoky Mountain High School is completed. Fundraising efforts by local citizens and school personnel combined with a advertising blitz donated by WR...
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NCDOT Announces Winning Wildflower Beds

The wildflowers blooming along North Carolina’s highways are a beautiful sight for travelers. They’re also award-winning: each year, the N.C. Department of Transportation honors the state’s best-looking wildflower beds at an award ceremony. The 2015 NCDOT Wildflower Awards were presented by N.C. Transpo...
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Supreme Court Ruling Ensures Every Person Counts

Almost a third of North Carolina House seats and 29 percent of state Senate seats now are protected from having any constitutional issues. A U.S. Supreme Court ruling earlier this week rejected a conservative challenge to the “one person, one vote” rule in how states draw their legislative d...
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NC Medicaid Program Must Comply with Federal Court Ruling

North Carolina’s Medicaid program must change some of its policies after a federal district court approved a settlement in a class-action lawsuit. In the case, Pettigrew vs. Brajer, attorneys challenged the denials and terminations of Medicaid-funded personal-care services provided to North Caroli...
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