February 20, 2017

News
NC Death Row Inmate Resentenced to Life in Prison

After spending more than 20 years on death row, Phillip Davis has now been re-sentenced to life in prison instead. The decision was handed down Friday in a Buncombe County courtroom after attorneys for the Center for Death Penalty Litigation successfully argued that under today’s standards, Davis...
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Haywood County jury convicts double voter

A Haywood County Superior Court jury on Thursday convicted 52-year-old Dewey George Gidcumb Jr. of voting twice in North Carolina’s March 2016 primary, a Class I felony.   Gidcumb, a Haywood County resident, voted in the Republican primary during the early voting period, then again on Election Day,...
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SNACK MASTER COMPETITION IS SEEKING PARTICIPANTS

The Jackson County School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) and the Heathy Eating and Physical Activity (HEPA) Action Team of the Healthy Carolinians Partnership are sponsoring the 7th Annual Healthy Snack Master Competition. This competition is open to all individuals or groups (i.e. classes, afterschool...
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Folkmoot Festival Seeking Vendors

Two crowd-pleasing events, part of the annual Folkmoot Festival, are seeking professional artists, community craftspeople, nonprofit organizations and food vendors.  Vendors are sought for the 2017 Many Cultures Children’s Carnival (July 22) and the International Festival Day (July 29). The 2017 Folkmoo...
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Bryson City Man Arrested for Second Degree Kidnapping

A Swain County man was arrested on charges of second degree kidnapping, felony and misdemeanor contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Dalton Ray Cline, 23, was taken into custody in Bryson City on Feb. 5th and  then Haywood County. He was released on $25,000 bond. The  arrest report stated that the...
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NC ranked #3 on the 10 Most Diseased States List

In times for Valentine’s Day, BackgroundChecks.org ranked the Most Sexually Diseased States in America. The report, released on February 7, 2017, used a combination of STD data published by the CDC, local county and state health data, and social media surveys, to create a comprehensive look at the...
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Events Fuel Civic Engagement, Fundraising in NC

Two weeks after his inauguration, President Trump’s recent policy decisions are having some unexpected side effects. In North Carolina and across the country, they’re fueling an unprecedented level of public engagement. Groups like the American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood re...
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