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July 27, 2017

NCDOT Awards I-26 Contract

Some humps and bumps on Interstate 26 in Henderson County are about to wave goodbye. A $12.5 million contract for improvements on I-26 was awarded to Harrison Construction Company of Knoxville, Tenn., to improve a 10-mile stretch of the interstate in Henderson County. “The project is to essentially repa...
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Paid Sick Time Pays Off in Long Run, Says Report

One-point-four million North Carolina workers do not have access to paid sick leave, which a new report finds could be affecting the health of their families. The research, from Florida Atlantic University, says families without sick-leave benefits, including those with children, are twice as likely to...
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Dynamite Discovered in Murphy Area

On March 21st , 2016 a concerned citizen phoned the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office to report a find of what he believed to be unexploded dynamite at a site where a cleanup and demolition operation was being done at an old mechanic shop on Old Ranger Road just outside the town limits of Murphy.  Deputi...
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Nominations Closing Soon for the North Carolina Awards

Less than one month remains to make a nomination for the 2016 North Carolina Award, the highest civilian honor bestowed by the state. The nomination period closes April 15, 2016. Created by the General Assembly in 1961, the award recognizes “notable accomplishments by North Carolina citizens...
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Wanted Fugitive in Sex Offenses

The Asheville Police Department is searching for a fugitive who failed to show up for a court hearing Thursday, March 17, 2016. Matthew Edwards was later reported missing by family members. Family told authorities that Edwards may have fled the area with intentions to harm himself. The Buncombe County S...
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