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September 21, 2019

Careful With That Last Minute Beach Trip

According to the Associated Press A North Carolina ocean rescue official says more than 40 people had to be saved from dangerous rip currents at a single beach in one day.  Dave Baker, ocean rescue director for Wrightsville Beach, confirmed dozens of swimmers were rescued from rip currents there by late...
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Western Carolina Men’s And Women’s Basketball Teams

The nonconference portion of the 2019-2020 regular season schedule for both Western Carolina men’s and women’s basketball teams is set and features a total of 26 out of conference games – 11 for men’s basketball and 15 for the women. All told, Catamount men’s basketball will face three nonconference tea...
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N.C. Education Lottery Raised The Most Money Ever

The N.C. Education Lottery raised the most money ever for education programs in fiscal year 2019, setting a new record of $708.3 million. The $708 million, up $38 million from the amount raised the year before, means that on average the lottery generated more than $1.9 million a day for education, accor...
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On July 29, 2019, deputies with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to 186 Walter Ashe Road in Sylva in regards to a health and welfare check.  Upon arrival and while looking around the home, the deputy discovered there was a person down on the floor inside the home.  The deputy made ent...
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Food Recall

A company is recalling frozen ready-to-eat beef and pork meatball products sold by Publix in NC.  Home Market Foods, Inc. is recalling the meatballs due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Friday. The frozen me...
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Social Security Scam

Your Social Security Number (SSN) is one of your most important pieces of personal data. That’s why it’s understandably frightening when someone claiming to be from the Social Security Administration (SSA) or Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) calls to tell you that your SSN has been or wi...
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Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Tribal Health Assessment

EBCI Public Health & Human Services Secretary Vickie Bradley presented the 2018 (THA), which came out last month, at the Health Board meeting held on Wednesday, July 17.  As part of her slide presentation to the Board, she explained that the THA is performed every five years as part of the tribal he...
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SCC Automotive Club Car Show

Get ready to rev your taste buds and motors as Southwestern Community College’s Automotive Club hosts its annual car show at the Mountain High BBQ Festival. Join the fun on Aug. 9-10 at the Wayne Proffitt Agricultural Center in Franklin.  All makes, models and years are welcome to register for the car s...
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Infant Suspicious Death in Haywood

At approximately 4:30 p.m. Thursday, July 18, 2019, deputies were called to a residence on Lookout Lane in the Jonathan Creek area of Haywood County in reference to an echo cardiac arrest of a 10- month old baby. The baby was transported to an area hospital and was pronounced deceased later that evening...
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Zimmer Development Company Erosion Control Measures

Zimmer Development Company out of Wilmington is building the units across from WCU campus on Killian Road. But the state says it failed to install erosion control measures with sediment running into nearby creeks and eventually into the Tuckasegee River. The company says it put runoff controls in place,...
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