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July 27, 2017

State Highway Patrol Focuses on Safety for July 4 Weekend

As the July 4 Holiday weekend approaches, the State Highway Patrol is encouraging motorists to focus on safety while traveling.  Several festivities are planned across the state to celebrate our nation’s independence which will lead to an increased number of vehicles on the state’s roadways. Along with...
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Cops on Top Meets Goal

The preliminary count of the 2017 Haywood County Cops on Top donations is $35,000 and there are still donations coming in.   With this year’s fundraising totals so far, it looks like Haywood County once again has achieved a new state record for the single highest grossing Cops on Top fundraising ev...
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Land purchase conserves 324 acres

Views from the breathtaking Hump Mountain in the Roan Highlands are now protected thanks to a 324-acre purchase the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy has completed on the mountain’s northern slopes. The Appalachian Trail passes just 500 feet from the property line, where grassy balds afford hik...
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Chattooga River Recreation Improvements

A plan to make recreational access to the Chattooga River ecologically sustainable calls for construction of three kayak launch sites, new trails to access those sites, trailhead information kiosks and trailhead parking improvements. The National Forest Foundation and its partners plan to begin work in...
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