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Fourth arrest made in connection with Macon County homicide investigation

MACON COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — A fourth person has been arrested and charged in connection with a Macon County homicide investigation. Lenore “Lenoka” Wilson, 42, of Otto, has been arrested and charged with two counts of felony kidnapping in connection to the homicide of an individual who was reported missing on Friday, May 20, 2022. Authorities have not yet released the name of the victim.
MACON COUNTY, NC
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Woman charged with possession while in jail sentenced to federal prison

SYLVA, N.C. (FOX Carolina) - A woman is sentenced to federal prison after being charged with possession of a controlled substance while in jail, according to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office. According to the Sheriff’s Office, 35-year-old Ashely Kay Heatherly was sentenced to serve 57 months in prison and...
JACKSON COUNTY, NC
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Macon County Homicide Investigation Leads to Another Arrest

Macon County, NC -- May 25, 2022 : The Macon County Sheriff's Office is continuing to investigate the homicide of a woman reported missing on Friday May 20th. Lenore “Lenoka” Wilson of Otto, NC was arrested this evening in relation to the homicide. Sheriff Robert Holland states, “Our...
MACON COUNTY, NC
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Smoky Mountain News

Maggie Budget proposes additional staff

If the Maggie Valley Board of Aldermen accepts the proposed FY 2022-23 budget, taxes will remain at $0.40 for the upcoming year without change. With this rate, the town will continue to have the lowest property tax rate of any municipality in Haywood County. The budget lays out a framework...
HAYWOOD COUNTY, NC
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Holbrooks wins race for sheriff

Brent Holbrooks was surrounded by family and friends at the Rathskeller in Franklin Tuesday night when the final precinct in Macon County reported voting totals for the 2022 Primary Election. Holbrooks, who has worked in law enforcement for more than 20 years, trailed Dereck Jones for most of the nights as results began to roll into the Macon County Board of Elections Office.
MACON COUNTY, NC
Sylva Herald

SPD’s Waldroup pulls child from Scotts Creek

Tuesday, May 17, seemed like a normal day at the Taylor household on Dillsboro Road in Sylva. Three-year-old Koda watched Peppa Pig on TV. Mom Penny chatted on the phone, father Zach was baking and 4-year-old Mason was playing with his tablet. And then things were not normal at all.
SYLVA, NC
Smoky Mountain News

Big changes discussed for Cherokee Fair Grounds

A crack in an amphitheater canopy column at the Cherokee Indian Fair Grounds could lead to a complete overhaul of the community gathering site — and a two-year relocation of all events typically held there. “It’s like ripping the BandAid off, right?” Chris McCoy, a member of the Eastern...
CHEROKEE, NC
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The Kessler Collection Reveals Plans for $150 Million+ Mixed-use Development in in Cashiers, N.C.

The Kessler Collection, a portfolio of 12 artistically inspired boutique hotels, continues expansion throughout the Southeast announcing a $150 million+ small scale mixed-use village development in Cashiers, N.C., designed by architect and town planner Christian B. Sottile.*. Focused on the conservation and preservation of the town's character, Cashiers East Village...
CASHIERS, NC
Sylva Herald

SYLVA LININGS RESALE STORE

SYLVA LININGS RESALE STORE at 1264 West Main Street, Sylva is looking for Volunteers to assist in the store. Call 828-586-9737. 12*
SYLVA, NC
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LISTEN: Justin Hiltner & Jon Weisberger, “Walking Into Gloryland”

Hometown: Nashville, Tennessee, and Brevard, North Carolina. Song: “Walking Into Gloryland” (featuring Ashleigh Caudill, Wendy Hickman, Corrina Rose Logston, Darren Nicholson, and Laura Ray) Album: Room at the Table. Release Date: May 27, 2022. In Their Words: “Jon and I both adore bluegrass gospel, so when we began...
NASHVILLE, TN
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Commissioners approve J&B increase

Over the last several years, although operational costs have increased, Bonita Hamstra owner of J&B Disposal says that her service rates have remained the same. Hamster has only received one previous rate increase from the county for service in 25 years. J&B Disposal operates with a franchise agreement with Macon...
MACON COUNTY, NC
Sylva Herald

A ‘family’ of locals open Concerts on the Creek

Canceled in 2020, downsized in 2021, for 2022 Concerts on the Creek returns to its full schedule – live music every Friday night from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. A bonus Fourth of July show will feature fireworks. The Town of Sylva, Jackson County Parks and Recreation...
SYLVA, NC
Smoky Mountain News

A wise decision on Highlands STRs

The Highlands Neighborhood Coalition was formed by homeowners throughout Highlands to preserve the historic character of our town and to ensure that there are neighborhoods in Highlands that are purely residential and free from commercial activity, specifically short-term rentals (STR’s). We welcome the Town Board’s May 19 action of...
HIGHLANDS, NC
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Franklin town manager calls for .03 tax increase in 2022-23 budget

Franklin Town Manager Amie Owens recently presented the proposed budget for the 2022-2023 fiscal year and proposed a tax increase to account for the upward trend in operating costs for the town. “Due to circumstances that are beyond the control of staff including supply chain and material cost issues, we...
FRANKLIN, NC
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