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October 21, 2020

Two Contractors Killed In Canton Paper Mill Fire

Two contractors were killed in a tragic fire at Evergreen Packaging in Canton Monday morning. A statement from Wally McDonald, the paper mill’s manager said that the flames broke out at about 5:15 in the morning in a tank at the Canton Mill. He said the tank was being repaired as part of a maintenance outage within the mill. The local fire department quickly responded to the scene and extinguished the fire. The families of the two men who were killed have been notified and an immediate investigation was launched. The names of the two workers have not been released publicly and it’s not known why the fire started in the first place.

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Andy has worked in broadcasting around Western North Carolina over the last 17 years. He serves as the Operations Manager and Program Director for WRGC and WBHN. “I’ve been with the crew here at Five Forty Broadcasting since the idea of bringing the station back to Jackson County at 540-AM. I feel a personal connection with community radio and the area”. In the past, Andy has worked with iHeart Media and Sky Country Broadcasting. He resides in Haywood County.

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