March 26, 2017

News
Haywood County Man Convicted in Vehicle Deaths

A prominent Haywood County real estate agent was convicted in the motor vehicle death of two people. Billy Norris Case of Maggie Valley  was sentenced to 60 days in prison, suspended for 24 months of unsupervised probation to be served consecutively. District Court Judge Richard Walker found Case guilty...
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Attorney with ties to Jackson County Arrested for Meth

39-year-old Eric Winston Stiles and 34-year-old Jillian Ashley Sloan Stiles, both of Murphy, were arrested on charges involving the illegal possession of methamphetamine. Eric Stiles is an attorney who practices law in Jackson County and Tribal judicial systems. On December 3rd investigators were conduc...
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NC Ski Slopes Impact State’s Economy

Across North Carolina, skiers and snowboarders are dusting off their gear for another season on the state’s slopes. While skiers hope for a big dump of snow in the coming weeks, the money they spend is providing a dump of cash into the economy. Last year the total economic impact of the state...
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Yoga Helps NC Detention Facility Breathe Easier

A dozen or more people sitting on mats and practicing deep breathing exercises is not what you’d expect to see at a detention facility, but it’s happening in at least one in North Carolina – with positive results. The Buncombe County Detention Facility has embarked on a pilot program t...
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Good news about charitable and nonprofit donations

For the first time in three years, the North Carolina Secretary of State’s Office had some good news about charitable and nonprofit donations on Tuesday. The just released 2014-2015 North Carolina Secretary of State Charitable Solicitation Licensing Division Annual Report states that charities and nonpr...
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Canton Man Arrested in Shooting

Haywood County Sheriff’s officers responded to a shots fired call at 8:40 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21 at 56 Turnpike Road near Canton. Deputies on scene found a 39-year-old man who had sustained a gunshot wound to the leg. The man was transported to Mission Hospital for treatment. Arrested at the scene witho...
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Entegra to purchase Wayneville’s Oldtown Bank

Entegra Financial Corp., the parent holding company of Entegra Bank, and Oldtown Bank have a definitive agreement where Entegra will purchase Oldtown in an all cash transaction valued at about $13.5 million. Oldtown currently operates one branch in Waynesville and will add about $113 million in assets,...
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Drone Safety This Holiday Season

This holiday season, one of the most popular gifts might actually fly off the shelves. Whether they’re called quadcopters, radio controlled planes, or any of the high tech brand names, drones are expected to be big sellers this year, with some estimating as many as 700,000 will make their way into Ameri...
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