March 25, 2017

News
Franklin Man Sentenced in Firearms Sting

A Macon County federal firearms licensee was sentenced today to a 30-month prison term for selling firearms to a prohibited person. Philip Nelson Elliott, 55, of Franklin, was also ordered by U.S. District Judge Max O. Cogburn Jr. to serve three years under court supervision following his prison term. P...
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More Details Released in Death of a Local Man

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office along with the NCSBI are continuing their death investigation of Timothy Vincent Norris. The investigation into his death is being treated as a homicide.  Mr. Norris was found deceased in his home by his wife, Tammy Norris,  after she had returned from her night of wo...
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Scammers Try to Capitalize on College Loan Efforts

The pressure is on for tens of thousands of high school and college students in North Carolina, as they try to access the federal financial aid available. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first step to getting money for the majority of students, and while it costs nothing to a...
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Cashiers Death Under Investigation

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and North Carolina State Bureau of Investigations are conducting a death investigation at a residence off of Panorama Trail in the Cashiers community located in Southern Jackson County. . Timothy Vincent Norris was found deceased in his home this morning.  There...
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Striving to End Hunger in Jackson County

MANNA FoodBank would like to recognize and thank the Jackson County partner agencies and food industry donors for their unwavering dedication to ending hunger for the residents of Jackson County. In Jackson County, 1 in 6 residents face food insecurity, and 1 in 3 children are living in food-insecure ho...
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Update on Child Death Investigation in Canton

Preliminary autopsy findings regarding the Sunday morning death of a 17-month-old toddler in Haywood County reveal the child died from blunt-force trauma. The Haywood County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the child’s death that occurred near Canton on January 31. Deputies were dispatched to 192 Under...
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Suspect Sought In Home Invasion

The Haywood County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help from the public in identifying a man involved in a home invasion that occurred at Lake Junaluska Monday evening. Officers were dispatched to Hickory Hill Road around 9:15 p.m. Monday on a 911 call regarding a burglary in progress. Early investigatio...
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Head Start accepting applications for 2016-17 school year

Head Start/Early Head Start is now taking applications for pregnant mothers and children ages 0 through 4 in Haywood and Jackson counties for the 2016-17 school year starting this August. Head Start/Early Head Start provides children from low-income families a chance to be well prepared for kindergarten...
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