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May 19, 2019

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Safe Kids Day

In honor of Safe Kids Day, Safe Kids Jackson County has partnered with Andy Shaw Ford to host a fun and free family event on April 26th from 2:30 to 6:30 PM at Andy Shaw Ford (1231 E Main Street) in Sylva. The purpose of the event is to celebrate kids, help families learn more ...
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Better Incentives For Bus Drivers

The state is now allowing school systems to offer health insurance to bus drivers working at least 20 hours per week. It’s a new incentive that could help alleviate a shortage of school bus drivers in Haywood County. There has been limited health insurance to employees working at least 30 hours a...
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NC Is The Place To Be for IT Jobs!

The NC Technology Association (NC TECH) has released its monthly snapshot of available IT positions in the state, broken down in several ways (top ten listings by MSA, job type, skillset, and employers). Brooks Raiford, President & CEO of NC TECH states: “There were more open IT jobs in March than a...
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Expect Traffic Delay

A contractor for the N.C. Department of Transportation will initialize a traffic shift on Tuesday morning with the assistance of a rolling roadblock on Interstate 40 west through the Pigeon River Gorge. Traffic heading toward Tennessee will be slowed on Tuesday, perhaps stopped at times, to safely allow...
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The NC Consumer Protection Division Warns Of Scam

The NC Consumer Protection Division has received complaints from people who were sent medical supplies, especially back and knee braces, that they never purchased, and then harassed by robocallers to pay for the supplies. These scammers having been operating throughout the country, and the federal gover...
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Governor Roy Cooper Visits WNC

Governor Roy Cooper will visit Western North Carolina on Friday to discuss local issues. The governor will visit communities in Transylvania, Clay, Cherokee, Graham, Swain and Jackson counties. On Friday, April 12, Gov. Cooper will join Mayor Steve Hooper and members of the Hometown Strong action team t...
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Pedestrian Struck In Macon County

Just after 2am Tuesday morning a pedestian was struck while walking with traffic in the eastbound lane of US-64 in Macon County. Highlands Road in Macon County was closed after the crash Tuesday morning near Saunders Road. The investigation is on going.
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Operation Drive To Live Underway

In anticipation of spring break and prom season, the State Highway Patrol is once again conducting Operation Drive to Live, an annual campaign to reduce collisions involving teen drivers. Beginning Monday, April 8 through Friday, April 12, troopers will step up their enforcement in and around school zon...
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Student Arrested

On Thursday, a parent contacted the Macon County Sheriff’s Department to let them know that their child had overheard another Franklin High School student communicate a threat towards the school during class Thursday. An investigation was initiated at that time. Charges were filed against a Franklin Hig...
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Nurturing Family Members Could Make A Difference

North Carolina’s foster-care population has been on a steady rise since 2014, with 11-thousand children in the system, and a new report says nurturing family members could make the difference. Data from the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows that over the past decade, North Carolina and other states...
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