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May 25, 2020

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Manage strawberry fertilization with plant tissue testing

Strawberry season is quickly approaching and now is the time for strawberry farmers to fertilize plants to give them a healthy boost to produce pretty, large berries. Strawberries grown on black plastic require intensive and precise fertilization, a formula that is best determined by collecting leaf and...
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High Speed Car Chase in Haywood County Ends in Drug Arrest

There was a high-speed chase Wednesday night in Haywood County, according to Haywood County Dispatch. The chase began at about 9 p.m at Pilot Truck Stop off of Exit 24 on I-40, and ended around 9:30 p.m. Reports state a white Porsche driven by Robert Hugh Barton, 34,  reached speeds over 100 mph. The dr...
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Obama Administration Drops Plans for Drilling Off NC Coast

Along with a breath of ocean air, residents and businesses along the North Carolina coast might be breathing a sigh of relief. The Obama administration is dropping its plans for drilling off the Atlantic coast. Plans had been announced last year to lease parts of the Outer Continental Shelf from 2017 to...
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$2 Billion Connect NC Bond Passes

North Carolina voters approved a $2 billion bond that will fund government construction projects through a Tuesday referendum without raising taxes in the state. The University of North Carolina system will get $980 million, including more than $110 million for construction of a new science building at...
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Robbinsville Man Arrested on Drug Charges

Jeffery Scott Ingle, 52, of Robbinsville was charged with felony possession of methamphetamine, misdemeanor possession of marijuana up to 1/2 ounce, misdemeanor possession of marijuana paraphernalia and possession of drug paraphernalia.  He was released on $2,000 bond.
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Election Day and Absentee Ballot Deadline

The State Board of Elections is reminding voters that tomorrow is Election Day and the deadline to postmark mail-in absentee ballots.  Ballots postmarked on or before Election Day will be accepted through March 18, though military and overseas voters have until March 21. Some post offices no longer post...
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Sylva Woman Sentenced on Federal Drug Charges

Jamie Lynn Swartz, 36, formerly of Sylva, N.C. N.C. was senteced to serve 70 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release on drug conspiracy charges, announced Jill Westmoreland Rose, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. According to filed court documents and today’...
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Public Safety Officials Voice Concerns Over Death Penalty

Gerald Galloway worked for more than 30 years in law enforcement, spending several years as chief of police in Southern Pines. In spite of encountering some of the hardest of criminals, he’s joining other current and former law enforcement officials to voice concern about the fairness and effectiv...
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