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Left Loop of Tsali Trail System Reopened

The Left Loop of the Tsali Trail system has been reopened. Last month, the U.S. Forest Service closed the trail because of a slide along the trail. Located near Fontana Lake, Tsali Recreation Area is nationally known for its 42-mile trail

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Posted in NC-Graham County, Regional News

Arrest made in car wash break-ins

The following news release has been issued by Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office.  All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. An arrest has been made in connection with the breaking and entering of  a car

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Posted in NC-Cherokee County, NC-Graham County, Regional News

NCDOT Crews Across the State Attacking Potholes

The recent cold, wet weather we have experienced across the state, means that more potholes will be popping up over the coming months. NCDOT’s top priority is safety. That’s why the N.C. Department of Transportation has its patching crews out

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Posted in NC-Cherokee County, NC-Clay County, NC-Graham County, NC-Macon County, NC-Swain County, Regional News

NCDOT Awards Contract for Casino Bridge Construction

Project work expected to begin in March The N.C. Department of Transportation has awarded a contract to begin construction on a bridge that will create access to a new casino in Cherokee County. Once completed, the bridge will connect US-19/74/129

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Posted in NC-Cherokee County, NC-Clay County, NC-Graham County, NC-Macon County, NC-Swain County, Regional News

NCDOT Crews in Western Mountains Region Progress to Secondary Roads

Most secondary paved routes should be clear by this evening N.C. Department of Transportation crews in the western mountains region continue to make progress on the region’s roads, with all secondary paved routes expected to be clear by this evening. Interstates

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Posted in NC-Cherokee County, NC-Clay County, NC-Graham County, NC-Macon County, NC-Swain County, Regional News

NCDOT’s Snow Removal Efforts Continue in Western Mountains Region

Snow continued to fall in the state’s western mountains region this morning, but N.C. Department of Transportation crews will keep working around the clock to remove the snow and ice accumulation. Division 14, which includes Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson,

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Posted in NC-Cherokee County, NC-Clay County, NC-Graham County, NC-Macon County, NC-Swain County, Regional News

Which roads to plow first

NCDOT’s method in clearing roads statewide Every year about this time, when the winter weather descends upon North Carolina and blankets our state’s highways, citizens call in and ask, “I need to get to work.  When are you going to

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Posted in NC-Cherokee County, NC-Clay County, NC-Graham County, NC-Macon County, NC-Swain County, Regional News

NCDOT crews in some regions already battling latest massive winter storm

Other area crews in ready mode From Manteo to Murphy, N.C. Department of Transportation crews are either clearing snow or getting ready to battle this historic storm that is expected to dump significant amounts of snow, ice and/or a wintry

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Posted in NC-Cherokee County, NC-Clay County, NC-Graham County, NC-Swain County, Regional News

Reporting Power Outages during the storm

Remember, should you lose power during the storm, do not call 911 … call your power company to report outages. Write these numbers down and post them on your refrigerator. Blue Ridge Mountain EMC: NC customers: 828-837-1017 GA customers: 706-379-3121

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Posted in GA-Fannin County, GA-Gilmer County, GA-Towns County, GA-Union County, NC-Cherokee County, NC-Clay County, NC-Graham County, NC-Macon County, NC-Swain County, Regional News, TN-Monroe County, TN-Polk County

NCDOT Mobilizing Crews, Equipment to Prepare for Heavy Snow

Roads in North Carolina’s western mountains region are in good shape today after snow fell Monday, and N.C. Department of Transportation crews are prepared for additional snow and ice accumulation in the next few days. Interstates and primary roads are clear with

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Posted in NC-Cherokee County, NC-Clay County, NC-Graham County, NC-Macon County, NC-Swain County, Regional News

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