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November 13, 2019


Soon our streets will be scattered with little ghosts, goblins and witches trick-or-treating this Halloween.  “Halloween should be filled with surprise and enjoyment, and following some common sense practices can keep events safer and more fun,” said Sheriff Chip Hall of Jackson County.  The Sheriff rem...
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Operation Stop Arm Underway This Week

In support of Operation Stop Arm week the State Highway Patrol will be aggressively enforcing stop arm violations and other traffic violations in and around school zones. The operation will run daily from 6:00 am on Monday, October 21 through 5:00 pm on Friday, October 25. The Patrol expects Operation S...
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Deer Season Safety

As the daylight hours get shorter and deer become more active, the N.C. Department of Transportation is reminding drivers to stay alert and pay extra attention. Last year, there were nearly 19,000 animal related crashes across the state. Over the past three years, those collisions have killed nine peopl...
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NC DOT Construction Projects

The N.C. Department of Transportation recently informed local officials in four far western counties construction projects in those areas  have been placed on the 2020 Build N.C. bond issuance list. The announcement allowed for preliminary engineering and right of way negotiations to resume after being...
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Catamount Homecoming

“Forever a Catamount” will be the theme for Homecoming 2019 at Western Carolina University, with a schedule of public events that includes a concert by country music star Lee Brice, a parade down Main Street in Sylva, award presentations to exemplary alumni, and the traditional football game. Homecoming...
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“Listening Sessions” On WCU campus

The search for the next president of the University of North Carolina System will include a pair of “listening sessions” on the campus of its westernmost institution that are designed to provide members of the public with opportunities to share ideas on the qualities they would like to see in the UNC Sy...
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Increased Patrols During Record Setting Month

The N.C. Governor’s Highway Safety Program and law enforcement officers are urging people to buckle up during one of the deadliest weekends for travelers.|From Friday, Oct. 11 to Sunday, Oct. 14, law enforcement agencies across North Carolina will be increasing patrols, looking for impaired drivers, spe...
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