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Local leaders respond to the closing of the Stanley Furniture plant in Robbinsville

Stanley Furniture has announced it is closing the Robbinsville, NC plant.  Approximately 400 employees and their families will be affected at the Robbinsville facility where the Young America product line is currently made. The following statements are from local leaders

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

U.S. Forest Service mourns the loss of law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty

The U.S. Forest Service today is mourning the loss of Jason Crisp, a 38-year-old law enforcement officer on the Grandfather Ranger District, Pisgah National Forest. Crisp is survived by his wife and two children. “This is a tragic loss for

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

Documentary “Small Town, USA” to be shown in Andrews

Johnathon Proctor of Star Cast Productions, LLC is proud to announce his original documentary, “Small Town, USA: Andrews, NC” will be screened for the public on Saturday, March 22nd, 2014 starting at 7 pm at The Ballroom, located at 995

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

First degree murder charges filed in Franklin stabbing

The following news release has been issued by Macon County Sheriff’s Office.  All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Macon County Sheriff Robert Holland confirms that 1st Degree Murder charges have been filed against

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Posted in NC-Macon County, Regional News

North Carolina’s Driver License Will Offer “VETERAN” Label

Qualified military vets can have designation added to license Beginning this week, qualified North Carolina military veterans will be able to carry the designation “VETERAN” on their driver licenses and identification cards. Thanks to a law passed by the General

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

Attempted break-in at drug store in Andrews/Suspect still at large

The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department is currently investigating the attempted break-in of Turner’s Drug Store that occurred around 4:35 AM on March 7, 2014. Officers were alerted to an audible alarm in the area.  Deputy Brandon Morgan discovered the alarm

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

Former Franklin youth coach pleads guilty to sex crimes against children

The following press release has been issued by Macon County Sheriff’s Office. “Christopher Lee Burke, a former Franklin youth coach, plead guilty on Friday to multiple sex crimes against children and has received a 33-50 year prison sentence in the

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Posted in NC-Macon County, Regional News

Prescribed Burns Planned for Nantahala National Forest

The U.S. Forest Service plans to conduct a series of prescribed burns over the next 3 – 6 weeks on a total of about 3,500 acres of the Nantahala Ranger District in the Nantahala National Forest. The prescribed burn will

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Posted in NC-Macon County, NC-Swain 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

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