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September 22, 2017

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Construction Completed on R-5000

After five years of construction work, contractor defaults, and general controversy the one mile stretch of road known as R-5000 in finally open. The road links NC highway 116 with highway 107 while providing access to the Southwestern Community College in two locations including the Burrell Building an...
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Wildlife Commission seeks public comment on elk management

The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission is holding a public hearing to receive feedback on proposed elk management regulation changes on Thursday, Sept. 8 at 7.p.m. at Haywood Community College auditorium. The specific changes [15A NCAC 10B .0106(Wildlife Taken for Depredations)] will require a...
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Search Still On for Missing Jackson County Woman

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office continues to search for a missing 80-year-old Whittier woman. The sheriff said Eunice Gass was last seen Thursday, August 25, around noon. She is driving a 2006 Scion XA with the N.C. license plate VWE2318. The search started last week near Gass’ home in W...
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The N.C. Bioenergy Research Initiative is seeking grant proposals focused on research and development of agricultural and forestry-based feedstocks for bioenergy production, Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler announced. The N.C. General Assembly approved $1 million in funding for the 2016-17 budget...
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Fall Color Predictions Depend on Temperatures

Leaf-lookers, stay tuned. The quality of the fall colors in Western North Carolina’s mountains this year will depend on the temperatures recorded from September through the typical peak color weeks of October. That’s the word from Beverly Collins, Western Carolina University’s new fall foliage forecaste...
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Silver Alert! Missing Jackson County Woman

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office has issued a Silver Alert for a missing 80-year-old woman from the Whittier Community of Jackson County. Eunice G. Gass might be driving a silver 2006 Toyota Scion XA (similar to car in the photo in the gallery), with license tag VWE2318 Gass is a white female with br...
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