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December 16, 2019


On July 29, 2019, deputies with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to 186 Walter Ashe Road in Sylva in regards to a health and welfare check.  Upon arrival and while looking around the home, the deputy discovered there was a person down on the floor inside the home.  The deputy made ent...
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Food Recall

A company is recalling frozen ready-to-eat beef and pork meatball products sold by Publix in NC.  Home Market Foods, Inc. is recalling the meatballs due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Friday. The frozen me...
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Social Security Scam

Your Social Security Number (SSN) is one of your most important pieces of personal data. That’s why it’s understandably frightening when someone claiming to be from the Social Security Administration (SSA) or Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) calls to tell you that your SSN has been or wi...
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Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Tribal Health Assessment

EBCI Public Health & Human Services Secretary Vickie Bradley presented the 2018 (THA), which came out last month, at the Health Board meeting held on Wednesday, July 17.  As part of her slide presentation to the Board, she explained that the THA is performed every five years as part of the tribal he...
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SCC Automotive Club Car Show

Get ready to rev your taste buds and motors as Southwestern Community College’s Automotive Club hosts its annual car show at the Mountain High BBQ Festival. Join the fun on Aug. 9-10 at the Wayne Proffitt Agricultural Center in Franklin.  All makes, models and years are welcome to register for the car s...
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Infant Suspicious Death in Haywood

At approximately 4:30 p.m. Thursday, July 18, 2019, deputies were called to a residence on Lookout Lane in the Jonathan Creek area of Haywood County in reference to an echo cardiac arrest of a 10- month old baby. The baby was transported to an area hospital and was pronounced deceased later that evening...
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Zimmer Development Company Erosion Control Measures

Zimmer Development Company out of Wilmington is building the units across from WCU campus on Killian Road. But the state says it failed to install erosion control measures with sediment running into nearby creeks and eventually into the Tuckasegee River. The company says it put runoff controls in place,...
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EBCI Could Soon Offer Sports And Horse Wagering

North Carolina’s only federally recognized American Indian tribe could soon offer sports and horse wagering to patrons at its two casinos. The General Assembly gave final approval Monday night to a measure that would give the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians the authority to offer the additional b...
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Evergreen Foundation First Quarter Funding

The Evergreen Foundation board of directors voted at their June meeting to provide $428,715 in first quarter funding to 13 agencies providing programs and services for individuals with behavioral health, substance use and intellectual/developmental disabilities. Agencies awarded grants include: • Southw...
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