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March 21, 2019

Land Slide on Highway 74 Over Weekend

A slide on the westbound side of U.S. 74 on Sunday morning in Jackson County has temporarily diverted traffic just west of the Blue Ridge Parkway. A pile of trees, rocks and mud slid down the hill into the drainage ditch with several trees crossing both lanes of traffic about 7:30 a.m. N.C. Department o...
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Land and Water Conservation Fund Could See New Life

In a rare display of bipartisanship, the U.S. Senate last week passed a measure by a vote of 92-8 to reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund indefinitely. Now, all eyes are on members of the House, who could vote on a public-lands package as early as next week. Congress allowed the fund to expi...
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Environmental Analysis Complete For Southside Project

The U.S. Forest Service has completed an environmental analysis for the Southside project which will improve forest health, diversity, and wildlife habitat in southeastern Macon County and southern Jackson County. Changes to the proposed project based on public engagement and inter-agency coordination i...
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Haywood Meth Dealer Arrested

A Waynesville drug dealer has been arrested on multiple felonies. Christopher Lewis Hester, 34, was arrested by Haywood County Sheriff’s deputies on Feb. 17 for a failure to appear on several pending felonies. At the time of arrest, Hester was allegedly in possession of methamphetamine and a handgun. He...
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Asheville Regional welcomes service to Detroit

Air travelers can now book nonstop flights from Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) on Delta Air Lines to and through Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) for travel starting on or after June 8, 2019. This new seasonal nonstop route will be available Saturdays between June 8 and November 2, 2019...
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North Carolina to Eliminate Duplicate Driving Records

The N.C Division of Motor Vehicles will start using new technology to protect people from identity fraud by making sure people have a driver license in only one state at a time. Beginning Feb. 25, NCDMV will start using the State-to-State Verification Service to confirm a person’s identity and driving h...
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Body Of Missing Person Found on Balsam

Jackson & Haywood County Sheriff’s Offices and the SBI are investigating after a body was found on Balsam at the Haywood/Jackson county line. Jackson County Sheriff’s Office stated that a missing person report was made over the weekend for the man that was found, but the identity of the...
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Funds Breathe New Life into Safe Routes to School Program

North Carolina students will continue learning about how to safely walk and bicycle to school through the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Safe Routes to School Program. The department has set aside $1.5 million of Transportation Alternative Program funds for Safe Routes to School programming. Commun...
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Open Registration For 2019 Assault On Black Rock

Registration is open for the Assault on BlackRock (ABR), a 7-mile trail race in Jackson County, North Carolina, that takes runners and hikers on an ascent and descent of one of Western North Carolina’s most picturesque mountain summits. The ninth annual ABR will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 23, 2019,...
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Project Complete on I-40 Near State Line

Traffic is back where it belongs on Interstate 40 near the Tennessee line. A contractor for the N.C. Department of Transportation completed a project to repair eastbound and westbound bridges on I-40 over the Harmon Den Exit at mile marker seven on Friday morning. The contractor, Lanford Brothers of Vir...
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