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July 02, 2020

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Flint Gap Fire grows to 387 acres, 90% contained

Flint Gap Fire grows to 387 acres, 90% contained

Firefighters continued to make progress on the two fires near Fontana Lake in Graham County. The Flint Gap Fire is now at 387 acres and 90% contained. The Left Loop fire remains at 20 acres and is also 90% contained. Both fires are burning on US Forest Service land on the Nantahala National Forest Cheoa...
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Macon County Reports First Death Related to COVID-19

Macon County Reports First Death Related to COVID-19

A Macon County resident diagnosed with COVID-19 has died. The person was over the age of 65 and had underlying medical conditions. To protect the families’ privacy, no further information about this patient will be released. “Our deepest sympathies are with the family and loved ones at this time. We wan...
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Third Case of COVID-19 in Haywood County

Third Case of COVID-19 in Haywood County

Haywood County Public Health received notice April 5, 2020 that another Haywood County resident has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. The individual is in isolation at their home. The resident of Haywood County has no out of state travel history. Haywood County Public Health nurses ar...
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Burning Bans Now In Place

Burning Bans Now In Place

Confirming authorization due to hazardous forest fire conditions, I am using authority under the law (106-944 & 106-946) to cancel all burning permits and prohibit all open burning for the entire counties of Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Cabarrus, Caldwell, Catawba, Cherokee, C...
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First Macon County Resident Tests Positive for COVID-19

First Macon County Resident Tests Positive for COVID-19

Macon County Public Health received notice on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, that the first Macon County resident has tested positive for COVID – 19. An elderly individual was tested on Thursday, March 26, and was admitted to and is in isolation at an area hospital. Macon County Public Health is working to i...
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