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September 23, 2017

Three Women Arrested in Child Abduction

The Waynesville Police Department responded to the report of a child abduction from Frazier Street Thursday afternoon. The initial calls indicated the suspect vehicle was being pursued by another vehicle driven by the child’s father who is the custodial parent. The non-law enforcement involved pursuit c...
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Equine infectious anemia found in mule

A 14-year-old female mule in Johnston County has contracted equine infectious anemia. The disease was discovered through a routine blood test by the N.C. Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in Raleigh and confirmed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. This is the first new case of EIA documented in North...
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Eclipse Exceeds Expectations

The eclipse exceeded expectations. An initial collection of traffic counts from Aug. 21 reveal the number of vehicles that visited Western North Carolina topped high-end projections for the total solar eclipse. A tally taken on U.S. 23/74 East near mile marker 105 — just before vehicles merged on to Int...
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SCC graduate’s patented invention now in production

A few short years ago, the magnetic wrench existed only as a rough idea in Stanley Kingsberry’s mind. Today, it is very real … and it’s on sale in Western North Carolina and around the world. Under the tradename of “Magna-Wrench,” Kingsberry’s patented invention is manufactured in Henderson County – and...
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North Carolina Soars Beyond REAL ID Milestone

The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles has surpassed the 100,000 milestone since the REAL ID debuted in May. The N.C. REAL ID is a new form of identification that meets new federal security requirements for boarding a commercial airplane or visiting a military base or other federal facility. “We are glad N...
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Conservation easement created in Weaverville

A 310-acre conservation easement has been established at the watershed feeding the Town of Weaverville in Buncombe County, protecting the headwaters of Reems Creek, forest habitat and scenic views from Reems Creek Valley. The tract, protected by the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy, includes 4...
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Clingmans Dome Tower Rehabilitation Project Begins

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced that the Clingmans Dome Observation Tower will be closed beginning Wednesday, August 23 through the remainder of the 2017 season to complete rehabilitation work thanks to funding received from a Partners in Preservation (PIP) grant. The $ 250,000 g...
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