March 25, 2017

Macon County Business Owner Arrested on Drug Charges

A local business owner and others were arrested late Wednesday evening following an ongoing drug investigation by the Macon County Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit. Methamphetamine and Marijuana were seized following a traffic stop and subsequent execution of a search warrant. Owner of a local business th...
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NC Offshore Wind-Lease Auction Begins Today

It’s the first step towards seeing wind turbines off the coast of North Carolina. Today, one of three available offshore wind energy leases will be offered at auction. The Kitty Hawk Wind Energy Area lies east of Currituck Sound about 24 nautical miles from the shore at its closest point. Chris Ca...
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Swain County Commissioner Has Passed Away

Longtime Swain County Commissioner David P. Monteith, 70, of Bryson City has passed away.  A native of Swain County,  the Democrat has been serving as commissioner in the local government since 1998. He was a volunteer at the Swain County Heritage Museum which he helped establish and was very passionate...
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Macon County Traffic Stop Results in Drug Bust

Three people from Louisiana were arrested Tuesday afternoon on 441 South following a routine traffic stop by Macon Country Sheriff deputies. Approximately one pound of marijuana along with MDMA were seized during the stop along with other drug paraphernalia. Sarah Helton was charged with Felony Possessi...
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Oconaluftee rover volunteers needed

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is recruiting volunteers to assist park visitors by roving the Oconaluftee River Trail, Mountain Farm Museum and fields along Newfound Gap Road near the Oconaluftee Visitor Center. Volunteers are needed from mid-April through mid-November and typically work one four-h...
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WCU students analyze impact of tourism on local economies

Students in a senior-level course taught by Steve Morse, director of WCU’s Hospitality and Tourism Program, recently presented fact sheets containing detailed information illustrating the regional impact of spending by tourists and travelers on the tax base and job creation in several North Carolina cou...
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