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U.S. 441 in Swain County Closed Due to Rock Slide (Update from NC DOT)

Sunday morning Update:  WKRK has received a message that the rock slide has been cleared and the road is now open.  Please drive with care. — Original post: U.S. 441 east of Bryson City is closed due to a rock

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Suspects in Towns County Murder case face additional charges

Update from Towns County Sheriff’s Office – Tuesday morning, July 16, 2013 Suspect Rebecca Ann Stokes (32), Hiawassee, has been charged with : Malice Murder, Felony Murder, Aggravated Assault, Removal of a body from a Death Scene, Tampering with Evidence,

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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

Swain County Sheriff’s Office asks for your help locating a missing woman

(Courtesy WLOS-TV) – The Swain County Sheriff’s office is trying to locate a missing woman. Teresa Johnson is from Cordele, GA. She was last seen in Swain County on July 5th. She was wearing jeans and a multi-colored flower print

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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

Heavy Rains spur Road Closures and Safety Risks in National Forests

Last week’s heavy rains have forced the U.S. Forest Service to close several roads in the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests to protect public safety. The roads are either damaged or impassable, or both. The following roads are closed in

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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

Viewer Mail

Viewer Mail:  I’ve been so swamped lately, I’m getting backed up on inbox messages.  Here is a post to cover some of those messages sent to us.  So as not to flood everyone’s Facebook wall with individual posts, here they

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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

Escapee Captured: Bond increased to $1,000,000

From Clay County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page A joint effort between the local law enforcement agencies has led to the capture of John Graham who had escaped from the Detention Center a day earlier. Graham’s bond for his escape has

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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

Missing from Towns County, GA: Charlotte Diane “Dee Dee” Donaldson AKA Diane Adams

The Towns County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help in locating Charlotte Diane “Dee Dee” Donaldson of Hiawassee, Georgia.  She is also known as Diane Adams. Ms. Donaldson has been missing since June 24, 2013.  She was last seen leaving

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Escaped prisoner from Clay County Detention Center: John Douglas Graham – UPDATE: CAPTURED

FULL PRESS RELEASE  FROM CLAY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE: The Clay Co. Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce that John Douglas Graham was apprehended Monday night around 10:00 pm by sheriff’s deputies. Graham was spotted by a citizen walking on Qualla

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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

Missing Towns County Woman

The following information is furnished by Towns County Sheriff’s Office **MISSING PERSON** CHARLOTTE D. DONALDSON Missing From: 500 Hickory Hill, Hiawassee, GA 30546 Date Missing: 06-26-13 Age: 56 Sex: Female Height: 4’11” Weight: 145 Build: Medium Eyes: Brown Hair: (Brown,

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Local Fireworks and Celebrations

Email your town’s Independence Day schedule to news@country.am LAST UPDATED:  12:20 pm, JULY 12 BELOW IS THE LATEST ON FOURTH OF JULY EVENTS.  ANY OFFICIAL POSTPONEMENTS WILL BE LISTED IN THIS ARTICLE AS WE FIND OUT INFORMATION FROM OFFICIAL SOURCES.

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