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147 mph in 55 zone lands driver in jail

The following press release has been issued by Macon County Sheriff’s Office.  All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.  Michael Stiwinter, age 23, of Cullowhee, NC has been charged with Felony Flee to Elude,

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Posted in NC-Macon County, Regional News

National Police Week / Peace Officers Memorial Day

President John F. Kennedy signed Public law 87-726 in the year of 1962 designating May 15th as Peace Officers’ Memorial Day, and the week in which May 15 falls as National Police Week. The law was amended by the Violent

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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

Benefit concert planned for 3 year old cancer patient Korbin Smith

ANDREWS, NC – Three-year old Korbin Smith was diagnosed with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma when he was just nine-months old.   According to a fundraising page set up by his great aunt, Karen Darcy, Korbin was having trouble breathing one night and his

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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

Recreation Sites Now Open in the Mountains

The U.S. Forest Service National Forests in North Carolina announced that most campgrounds and recreation sites in the Nantahala and Pisgah national forests are now open for business for the 2015 season.   Open now Campgrounds   Nantahala National Forest

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

WCU establishing for-profit LLC to spur economic development in WNC

CULLOWHEE – The Western Carolina University College of Business is establishing a new, for-profit limited liability company designed to provide entrepreneurial business, scientific and technical services to help spur economic development activity in Western North Carolina. Formation of the new

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

Macon County man arrested for child pornography

The following press release has been issued by Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office.  All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Murphy, NC— Cherokee County Sheriff Derrick Palmer announced the April 21, 2015 arrest of 17

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

WCU students analyze economic impact of tourism for 26 WNC counties

CULLOWHEE – Elected officials and hospitality industry representatives from 26 counties across Western North Carolina now have a better understanding of the significance of travel and tourism on the local economy, thanks to the work of students in the College

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

Career opportunity awaits you with North Carolina State Highway Patrol

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol located in Troop G would like to invites you to their open house at Reynolds Fire Department in Asheville for informational sessions regarding employment with the Highway Patrol. These sessions will be held at

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

Help needed to locate absconding sex offender

The following press release has been issued by Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office. Murphy, NC— Cherokee County Sheriff Derrick Palmer and the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance in locating Ricky Leroy Leistra a 32 year old Cherokee

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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

Two subjects wanted for questioning in local grocery store larceny

ANDREWS, NC – Andrews Police Department is requesting the community’s help in identifying two subjects that were involved in a possible larceny at a local grocery store in Andrews. Workers advised the subjects came into the store and they questioned

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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

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