February 19, 2017

News
Governor Cooper tackles infrastructure wish list

Gov. Roy Cooper has submitted several “shovel ready” infrastructure projects to be considered by the federal government, including the widening of I-26.  Improvements to major interstate arteries and urban loops and the completion of a Triangle-area light rail project are also on the list of...
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Park plans prescribed burn in Cades Cove

Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Appalachian Piedmont Zone fire management staff plan to burn approximately 800 acres of fields near Hyatt Lane and the western end of Cades Cove. Weather permitting, burn operations will occur Thursday, Feb. 16 through Sunday, Feb. 19. Over the last 20 years, park...
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Many consumers have received the call. A recorded message from someone claiming to be with the Internal Revenue Service or Treasury Department threatens arrest if back taxes are not paid immediately. If you return the call you’ll be instructed to use a money order, wire transfer or prepaid debit card, p...
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Troopers Heroic Actions Save a Life in Henderson County

Four State Troopers heroic actions saved the life of a young female in Henderson County on Tuesday, Feb. 14.  Trooper Christopher Jeffries was on routine patrol when he was approached by motorist advising him they had observed a young female, possibly in her twenties, standing on the overpass of U.S. 25...
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Drug Arrests in Macon County

Three people were arrested on methamphetamine drug charges  in Macon County on Valentine’s Day. Kendell Ryan Creasman, 26, Jennifer Lynn Nelson, 35, and Kimberly Hope Williamson, 29, were arrested during a second traffic stop on Tuesday. All three are charged with two counts of felony trafficking...
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