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July 27, 2017

U.S. Attorney’s Office Files Federal Charges Against 16 Individuals For Fraudulent Receipt Of Travel Reimbursement Benefits From U.S. Department Of Veterans Affairs

U.S. Attorney Jill Westmoreland Rose announced today that in the month of June the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Asheville has filed federal charges against 16 individuals that defrauded the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (the VA) by submitting fraudulent travel vouchers for reimbursement. Kim Lampkins...
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Macon County Stand Off Wednesday Night Lasts Several Hours

A domestic situation in  Macon County resulted in a stand off between law enforcement and suspect. The incident took place in the Clarks Chapel community Wednesday. The Suspect was known to have fired shots in the residence as 911 calls for help were being made. At the time of the initial altercation al...
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Coal-Ash Cleanup in NC: Broken Promises, Groups Say

After promises from Duke Energy and North Carolina’s government that the coal-ash ponds in the state would be cleaned up and excavated, the state Senate is pushing ahead with legislation (HB 630) that would offer the power company a cheaper alternative. After its approval by the Senate on Tuesday,...
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Haywood County Sheriff’s New Office initiative

The Haywood County Sheriff’s Office announces it is unveiling a new initiative, Seniors And Law enforcement Together (S.A.L.T.), to better meet the needs of our senior population.   Beginning July 14, a series of free safety-based programs designed with our senior residents and visitors in mind, wi...
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Shooting in Haywood County Sunday

Around 5:30 pm Sunday evening, the Haywood County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call reporting shots fired on Raby Street near Canton. Officers determined two men had been in an altercation at a residence there, during which time one of the men pulled out a shotgun and fired it. The other man...
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Help Sought in Finding Suspect in Canton Shooting

MOUNTAINS’ MOST WANTED   JOSHUA DOUGLAS PHILLIPS   White male, 26 years old, brown hair, blue eyes, approximately 5 feet 7 inch tall, weighs about 125 pounds.   Wanted for feloniously discharging a weapon into occupied property and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, as well as misdemeanor...
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Action Urged on Toxic Chemical in NC Drinking Water

In the wake of a major overhaul of the federal Toxic Substances Control Act, the Environmental Protection Agency is being urged to act on a chemical found in several North Carolina water systems. The Environmental Working Group is urging the EPA to address PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid), a chemical used...
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