February 20, 2017

Public Hearing for County Schools

The Board of Commissioners of Jackson County, North Carolina, will hold a public hearing on Monday, February 20, 2017, at 5:45 p.m. (or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard). The purpose of the hearing is to take public comment concerning a proposed financing contract, under which the County wo...
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Haywood County Man Arrested While on Parole

Roger Martin “Marty” Capps Junior, 33, of Canton, was arrested and charged with two counts of misdemeanor Resisting A Public Officer by deputies with the Haywood County Sheriff’s Office. Members of the Unified Narcotics Investigative Team and Waynesville TAC (Tactical Anti-Crime) stopped a vehicle on So...
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Grassroots Effort to Increase Reading Proficiency in NC

More than one million adults in North Carolina have difficulty with reading and writing and a new initiative announced this week in the state aims to address illiteracy early in life. The North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation is working with United Way of the Greater Triangle and other community coa...
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Law enforcement receives donation to fight drug issues

The Ann R. Wilke Family Foundation is teaming up with Eckerd Kids to raise thousands of dollars to help families in Haywood County.  Friday, January 27, a donation of $3,240 was made to the Maggie Valley Police Department to help fight substance abuse in Haywood County. The presentation took place at th...
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Franklin Man Convicted of Meth Trafficking

Brodie Hamilton, 31, of Franklin was convicted of Trafficking in Methamphetamine by Possession, Trafficking in Methamphetamine by Transportation, and Conspiracy to Traffic in Methamphetamine. He was sentenced Friday to a maximum of 70 and a half years in prison, and he will serve at least 56 years befor...
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Haywood County Man Charged With Murder

Wayne Littrell, 72, of Hawk Mountain Road in the Coleman Mountain Community was arrested Sunday night, January 29, 2017 and charged with the murder of his wife Mary Littrell, 66, at their home on Hawk Mountain Road.  A call was made to 911 in reference to a husband shooting his wife at around 9:30 p.m....
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