April 24, 2017

Vote for Haywood County School Foundation in Contest

The Gannett and USA Today Network are sponsoring “A Community Thrives” (ACT) contest. According to the USA Today website, this contest is “a new approach to social impact programs that was developed through a collaboration across the entire USA Today network. While most initiatives designate funds or gi...
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Jackson County Releases 2017-18 Visitor Guide

The new Jackson County Visitor Guide for 2017-18 is on stands across the county and state, and features new hikes, waterfalls to explore, arts & culture and things to do that both tourists and residents will enjoy. The guide is produced by the Jackson County Tourism Development Authority, is availab...
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Report: NC Farmland. Solar Industry Can Work in Tandem

North Carolina has almost 5 million acres of farmland, but a new crop of solar installations popping up around the state has some concerned that renewable energy could make some of that land unavailable. Yet that’s not the case according to a new study released by the North Carolina Department of...
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Investigation Into Death of Unborn Child in Dillsboro

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating the death of an unborn child and subsequent disposal of the child’s body in the Dillsboro Community of Jackson County off of Leatherwood Road.  No arrests have been made at this time, but the investigation is continuing.  The North Carolina...
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Sylva Man Charged with Child Rape

Billy Joe Young, 54, of Snowdrift Lane, is charged with felony first-degree rape of a child, felony child sex offense, and six counts of indecent liberties with a child. Young is in jail on $600,000 bond. His next court date is April 12, 2017. Young has a record dating back to 1990 when was convicted .....
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