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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

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

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

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