March 25, 2017

News
Search for Runaway Teen in Local Area

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is seeking assistance from the public in locating a runaway sixteen year old.  Robert John McCracken, WM, 03/24/2000 (picture attached).  McCracken is a resident at SOAR, located in the Balsam Community of Jackson County (see link below).  McCracken was last seen at S...
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North Carolina’s January Employment Figures Released

  The state’s seasonally adjusted January unemployment rate was 5.3 percent, increasing 0.1 of a percentage point from December’s revised rate.  The national rate increased 0.1 of a percentage point to 4.8 percent. North Carolina’s January 2017 unemployment rate was unchanged from a year ago.  The...
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FACEBOOK POSTS LEADS TO ARREST & $650,000.00 BOND

Threats made on FACEBOOK leads to arrest of suspect JEREMY BURR who was already out on bond on drug charges stemming from last Fall’s Operation Thunderstruck conducted by the Macon County Sheriff’s Office. Following this week’s session of Superior Court, Sheriff Robert Holland ordered...
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Be careful when burning debris in spring

The N.C. Forest Service is urging residents across the state to think safety and exercise caution during the spring fire season, which typically lasts from March to May. “During the spring fire season, people do a lot of yard work that often includes burning leaves and yard debris,” said Agriculture Com...
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North Carolina Ranks 15th in Drunk Driving

In an effort to keep Americans safer on the roads this year, BackgroundChecks.org researched state DUI rankings. The report was released on March 9, 2017. BackgroundChecks.org used a combination of CDC, Department of Transportation data, and local state data, to create a comprehensive score for each sta...
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No word yet on what caused an AT&T Mobility service outage that impacted the ability to deliver AT&T Mobility wireless 911 calls Wednesday evening. The issue appears to be widespread– not limited to western North Carolina. Users in Tennessee, Florida, Texas and other areas experienced the...
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