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November 19, 2019

Scam Alert During Dorian

Officials with the N.C. Department of Information Technology (N.C. DIT) are urging North Carolinians to be cautious of cybercrime and social media scams associated with Hurricane Dorian. Cybercriminals take advantage of natural disasters such as hurricanes to solicit personal information and to take adv...
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U.S. 19/74 In The Nantahala Gorge Reopened

A major highway in the mountains is reopened. N.C. Department of Transportation officials opened U.S. 19/74 in the Nantahala Gorge following two days and two nights of cleanup and repairs from four slides. “We are extremely happy to open up this critical highway for the folks who live around here, those...
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A Canton Man Charged With Stabbing Death

A Canton man has been arrested and charged with the stabbing death of a local woman. In a press release, Asheville Police say on Sunday, August 25, 2019, at around 6:30 p.m. they were dispatched to 180 Azalea Road regarding a possible stabbing. Upon arrival, officers found Regina Ray Hoglen, 48. Witness...
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Landslide Closures

Franklin, NC – August 25, 2019 – Several landslides on the Nantahala Ranger District have temporarily closed US 19/74 and the Nantahala River in the Nantahala Gorge in Swain County. Crews from the North Carolina Department of Transportation are clearing debris from US 19/74. Their operations...
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Finish Line Grant a game-changer for SCC students

SYLVA – This past summer, Andrew Allen had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get clinical experience at one of the state’s top teaching hospitals: Vidant Medical in Greenville. The only problem: That’s more than 375 miles from his home in Whittier. Just the housing expenses alone threatened to max out...
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HCSO Scam Alert

There has been a serious uptick over the past few days of concerned citizens calling the Haywood County Sheriff’s Office reporting they were on the receiving end of a phone scam involving office personnel. The person on the receiving end of the call is being told a wide array of stories as to why they ....
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Haywood County Fair Selling Beer

The decision to sell beer at the Haywood County Fair was met with pushback from some members of the community, raising questions about whether or not the family-friendly event will suffer from alcohol sales. This year marks the first time alcohol will be sold and consumed during the annual county fair,...
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Levern Hamlin Allen To Be Honored

In the summer of 1957, what was then called Western Carolina College became one of the first all-white institutions of higher education in North Carolina to integrate. Levern Hamlin Allen, a recent graduate of Hampton Institute, had taken a teaching job in Charlotte with Mecklenburg County School System...
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