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March 22, 2019

Early Morning Car Chase Leads To Arrest

A Clyde man led deputies and Police Officers on a vehicle chase early Friday morning, ending in more than a dozen charges to include child abuse. Early Friday morning, Jackson County Deputies attempted a vehicle stop in the area of US highway 74 approaching exit 83 traveling east for no rear lamps. Afte...
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Dockery Pleads Guilty To Indecent Liberties With a Child

On March 04th, 2019 during an administrative session of Superior Court, Ricardo Gamez Dockery appeared before the Honorable William H Coward, and entered a plea of guilty to Indecent Liberties with a Child and received an active sentence of 15 – 27 months and given 271 days jail credit against that sent...
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Congratulations WCU Catamount Jewel Smalls

Western Carolina women’s basketball rookie Jewel Smalls was a unanimous selection on the Southern Conference All-Freshman Team by the league coaches and media, the media’s choice for SoCon Freshman of the Year and a third team all-conference selection by the media as announced by the league office earli...
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Macon County Superior Court

  Macon County Superior Court last week saw the plea of several criminal defendants to lengthy prison terms. The pleas were taken during the regular session of Macon County Superior Court with the Honorable William I-I. Coward presiding.  District Attorney Ashely Hornsby stated: “The District...
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Adopt-A-Highway Spring Litter Sweep Looking For Volunteers

The N.C. Department of Transportation needs volunteers to help clean up trash along roads during the Adopt-A-Highway Spring Litter Sweep from April 13-27. Each April and September, NCDOT calls on volunteers from across North Carolina to help remove litter from roadsides. Volunteers from local businesses...
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Section of Cullowhee Mountain Road to Remain Closed

A section of Cullowhee Mountain Road in Jackson County remains closed after a small rockslide fell onto one lane.  Department of Transportation officials said wet weather is to blame.  Rocks, trees and dirt remain on the pavement.  The DOT estimates the section of Cullowhee Mountain Road will reopen Mar...
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I40 Reopens in Haywood

N.C. Department of Transportation officials reopened Interstate 40 to one lane of traffic heading in each direction around a rockslide at mile marker 7.5 on Thursday afternoon. “A team of NCDOT crews and contract crews worked extremely hard and very long hours since Friday night to get the interstate op...
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Sheriff’s Office Seeks Public’s Help Regarding Body Found

On Wednesday, February 20, 2019, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office was conducting a search in the Balsam Community of Jackson County near Balsam view Road for a reported missing person.  The missing person reported, Steven Dale Smith, a 33-year-old white male, was located deceased off the roadway down...
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TWSA Board Votes Favorably on Community Outreach Grants

On Tuesday February 19, 2019, the Tuckaseigee Water and Sewer Authority (TWSA) Board of Directors considered and approved grant applications to benefit two local community groups. These groups have projects that will require water and sewer services from TWSA. They applied for grants under the TWSA Econ...
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Slide Closes I-40 Near State Line

Debris from a rockslide has closed both directions of traffic on Interstate 40 near the Tennessee state line at least through Friday night. Westbound lanes toward Tennessee are closed at U.S. 276 exit, mile marker 20. Eastbound lanes toward Asheville are closed at the Harmon Den exit, mile marker 7. The...
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