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November 11, 2018

Body Found in Macon County Identified

Officers with the Macon County Sheriff’s Office and Franklin Police Department responded around 4pm Thursday afternoon to an area of Macon County where a body was discovered by two individuals camping at the old abandoned campground located on NP&L Loop Road. Sheriff Robert L. Holland requested the...
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Henke is newest SCC Trustee; Hyatt sworn in for 2nd term

Ken Henke of Sylva may be new to Southwestern Community College’s Board of Trustees, but he’s plenty familiar with the institution – and with Jackson County education in general. A former principal and school board chairman, Henke was officially sworn in as an SCC trustee on Sept. 25 at the college’s Ma...
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Missing Hiker Near Clingman’s Dome

Great Smoky Mountains National Park rangers are searching for a 53-year-old woman from Cleves, Ohio, who was last seen in the Clingmans Dome area of the park on Tuesday, Sept. 25. Mitzie Sue “Susan” Clements was hiking with her daughter on the Forney Ridge Trail, near Andrews Bald when the two separated...
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New Documentary Features Impact of Climate Change on NC

Evidence of climate change is all too real for eastern North Carolina residents confronting the monumental damage from Hurricane Florence. And in the wake of the storm, efforts continue across the state to advance solar power, adapt to sea level rise and for some, to fight the proposed Atlantic Coast Pi...
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Report: 64,000 NC School Children “Chronically Absent”

While North Carolina school systems work to make the most of limited funding, a new report highlights another vulnerability in education – not showing up for classes. The North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation report says more than 64,000 public school students in Pre-K through third grade were...
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Little Canada Death Investigation

On Saturday, September 22, 2018, Jackson County Deputies responded to Sols Creek Baptist Church Road regarding a domestic disturbance. Upon arrival, the first deputy on scene found the body of 52-year-old William David Griffis of Glenville, N.C., who had been shot, inside the home in the Little Canada C...
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