NC AG wants more power to fight government corruption

NC AG wants more power to fight government corruption

Investigators and prosecutors in North Carolina need strong tools to fight public corruption at all levels of government, Attorney General Roy Cooper said Thursday. Under Cooper’s direction, the NC State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) has been the lead investigative agency or a significant partner in more than 500 investigations of public officials over the past…

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NCDOT asking drivers to remain off roads unless absolutely neccessary

NCDOT asking drivers to remain off roads unless absolutely neccessary

As freezing rain and sleet falls throughout Macon County, several reports of icy road conditions are occurring on local roadways. Some minor accidents have occurred on the Highlands Road, and one near the top of Cowee Mountain where a car reportedly slid into the guardrail. Additionally, a rollover occurred on the GA Road near Addington…

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Cold for a Cause putting a dent in hunger

Cold for a Cause putting a dent in hunger

A local man’s efforts to raise awareness of those in need in the community are being called a big success. For the fourth time, Franklin resident Patrick Jenkins spent a winter’s weekend outside suspended in a crane during the annual Cold for a Cause event January 18 and 19. The event is both a food…

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Closings and Cancelations for Friday 01/25

Closings and Cancelations for Friday 01/25

Check Back often for Updates. When we get closings and cancellations we post them as soon as possible. UPDATED: 5:02pm

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NCDOT gearing up for potential icy roads

Another round of winter weather is being forecasted for the western mountains and across much of North Carolina. This has NCDOT crews cranking up the trunks in preparation for what could be icy conditions on Friday. Steve Abbott at NCDOT says crews will be dumping brine onto major roadways ahead of the winter precipitation, “Drivers…

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Flu season weakening, say health officials

After what’s proven a harsh flu season, the number of flu cases here in North Carolina appears to be tapering off. Becky Barr, with Macon County Public Health, updated the board of health this week about flu cases saying the peak of the flu season was noted in the week ending December 29, 2012. Since…

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