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Death of Haywood County woman turns out to not be storm related according to North Carolina DHHS

Waynesville, NC (FOX Carolina) - On Monday, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper said two lives had been claimed due to the winter storm in North Carolina. One of those, was a woman who was in hospice care in Haywood County.

FOX CAROLINA - 2018-12-13 18:43:00

North Carolina city prepping for possible marijuana sales

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina city's alcohol regulators say they're preparing to sell marijuana should it become legal in the state. The Asheville Alcoholic Beverage Control board chairman told the City Council Tuesday that there's a national trend of marijuana legalization, and it's the b

FOX CAROLINA - 2018-12-13 12:38:57

Canopies in open outside area of Sarge's Animal Rescue collapse; donations being taken

WAYNESVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — The good news: all the animals in the care of Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation in Waynesville are safe after last weekend’s heavy snow. The bad news: the heavy snow collapsed the canopies cover the outside areas of the rescue.

WLOS.COM - 2018-12-13 12:18:38

Haywood starts to recover from Diego

For the most part, Haywood County has dug out from Winter Storm Diego and things are starting to return to normal throughout the county, despite the persistent icy conditions at night as temperatures have remained in the 20s after dark.

THE MOUNTAINEER - 2018-12-13 18:08:00

Elderly apartment residents raise concerns about no ice removal

The lack of snow removal at Waynesville Towers, senior low income housing apartment complex, has raised questions, especially for those who have fallen as they venture outdoors.

THE MOUNTAINEER - 2018-12-12 17:16:00

Stalemate leaves homeless caught in the middle

Not far from the historic homes nestled along Waynesville’s Church Street sits a small plot of land that’s home to a typical Haywood County family — Ronnie Hicks, his girlfriend Sassy and their dog.

SMOKY MOUNTAIN NEWS - 2018-12-12 07:00:00

Huge fire erupts on North Carolina highway after tractor-trailer hauling 8,500 gallons of gas crashes

A large tractor-trailer hauling 8,500 gallons of gasoline reportedly hit an icy part of the road on I-73 in Greensboro, North Carolina, which sent the vehicle flying. The tractor-trailer flipped onto its side, igniting a massive fire that forced officials to close portions of the highway Thursday mo

FOX NEWS - 2018-12-13 15:39:00

The North Carolina Election Fraud Scandal Keeps Getting Worse

The midterms were a month and a half ago, but the fight’s not over in North Carolina, where Republican House candidate Mark Harris’ 9th District election campaign is under investigation over allegations that an aide kept absentee ballots from being returned. Harris beat his opponent, Democrat Dan Mc

SPLINTER - 2018-12-14 13:24:00

Backpacks of Love feeds hungry children in Haywood County

With an opioid epidemic on the rise; coupled with a generational poverty issue in Haywood County, there are children being directly affected. Last year, there were 410 homeless children in the county, left without food or even a place to sleep.

THE MOUNTAINEER - 2018-12-12 21:10:00

Alabama man found dead in North Carolina

Authorities say a body found in North Carolina earlier this month is that of an Alabama man. Citing a Robeson County Sheriff's Office release, The Fayetteville Observer reported Wednesday that the body found on a Lumberton road running parallel to Interstate 95 on Dec. 3 is 54-year-old Jon Eric Morr

AL.COM - 2018-12-13 11:50:28

Video of Possible UFO Lights Off North Carolina Coast Now Going Viral

An unidentified flying object was just filmed and uploaded to YouTube by a fisherman on the North Carolina coast. According to ‘CRLarkin’, his video shows “Stationary orange lights in the sky. Seen east off of Cape Lookout on 11/13/18, roughly between 9-10PM Eastern.”

CHARLOTTE STORIES - 2018-12-13 11:56:39

BREAKING: DeKalb County officer shot, killed by suspect

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. (CBS46)- A DeKalb County officer has died after being shot by a suspect Thursday night. According to police dispatch, the officer was shot at I-20 and Candler Road while conducting a traffic stop. Police have not released his identity but say the officer had been with the police f

FOX CAROLINA - 2018-12-14 02:08:01

School called off for Thursday

Road conditions have postponed classes at Haywood County Schools for Thursday, Dec. 13. Superintendent Bill Nolte said after staff drove the bus routes late Wednesday afternoon, they found 30 percent of the roads were not safe. The rule of thumb, he explained, is that school is called off unless a m

THE MOUNTAINEER - 2018-12-13 00:37:00

The Canton Armory presents Breakfast with Santa

The Canton Armory will have a breakfast buffet, photos with Santa, treat bags and more from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at 71 Penland St. The cost will be $5 for children and $7 for adults. All proceeds will go to Haywood Christian Ministries.

THE MOUNTAINEER - 2018-12-12 17:36:00

Plenty of snow plow work remains for small operators

HAYWOOD COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — The primary roads around the mountains are in good shape now. That was DOT’s first focus. But now the attention is on the smaller roads. And private plow truck operators are focusing on those, as well as subdivisions, parking lots and driveways.

WLOS.COM - 2018-12-12 18:31:51

Meadows no longer in running fro Chief of Staff

Mark Meadows will not be President Donald Trump’s next Chief of Staff. Meadows, who represents the congressional district that includes Haywood County, said earlier in the week that it “would be an incredible honor” to be the next chief of staff under President Trump.

THE MOUNTAINEER - 2018-12-13 15:20:00

Terminally ill Haywood County woman dies when oxygen stops working during power outage

HAYWOOD COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — The Haywood County Emergency Services Director confirms there has been one storm related death in Haywood County. Very little is being released at this time. We do know it happened in a home near Waynesville.

WLOS.COM - 2018-12-10 13:43:39

Robothon inspires coding and creativity

More than 150 Haywood County Schools fourth and fifth grade students chased after zooming robots at the Wolfpack Robothon on Friday, Nov. 30. The Wolfpack Robothon, held at the Hazelwood Conference Center, was a collaboration between Haywood County Schools’ Academically and Intellectually Gifted (AI

THE MOUNTAINEER - 2018-12-12 22:33:00

Honor the fallen at Wreaths Across America

Wreaths Across America Waynesville event is Dec. 15. The annual national Wreaths Across America local wreath laying event will be held from 10 –11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at Greenhill Cemetery in Waynesville.

THE MOUNTAINEER - 2018-12-12 17:33:00

Sylva spared worst of snow, but some in Jackson experience 20”

Weather forecasters who predicted between 2 and 17 inches of snow for Jackson County turned out to be the most accurate. Snow in the range of 2-20 inches fell Saturday and Sunday, according to Jackson County Emergency Management Director Todd Dillard.

SYLVA HERALD - 2018-12-12 19:00:00