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This Fourth of July, patriotism is on the decline. According to Gallup polling only 42% of Americans are "extremely proud" to be an American. Chris Cillizza explains why this number has been steadily falling.

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Ghislaine Maxwell, the longtime girlfriend and alleged accomplice of accused sex-trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, was arrested and charged by New York federal prosecutors with six counts in connection with the ongoing federal investigation into Epstein's accomplices, according to court documents …

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In early June, Massachusetts’s ban on flavored e-cigarette products went into effect. Massachusetts is the first state to prohibit the retail sale of flavored vaping products and flavored tobacco products like menthol cigarettes. While flavored e-cig use is still allowed in a handful of state licensed “smoking bars,” products in those establishments are hit with a whopping 75 percent excise tax.

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While last week’s marches through Waynesville and Canton featured peaceful protests from those calling attention to racial injustice, one incident of a man allegedly making racially motivated threats led to an arrest.

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A Haywood County teen has been charged with murder after a man was shot to death off of Ratcliff Cove Road.

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Three Waynesville residents have been arrested in connection with numerous property crimes and hit with several charges, including violations of the county’s stay-at-home order.

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While Haywood was the first county in the state to convict someone for violating Gov. Roy Cooper's Executive Order, local law enforcement is having success using education over enforcement to keep people at home.

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A Maggie Valley man will spend the better part of two decades in prison after being found guilty on charges related to a meth lab he was running out of his residence.

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Legal Notices

TAKE NOTICE

The Haywood County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Monday, June 15, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. in the Historic Courtroom of the Haywood County Historic Courthouse located at 215 N. Main Street, Waynesville, North Carolina 28786. The purpose of the hearing is to allow the public to discuss the sale of the Historic Haywood County Hospital located at 1230 N. Main Street, Waynesville, North Carolina to Landmark Asset Services, Inc. for $225,000.00. The County intends to sell the property for affordable housing for persons of low to moderate income per N.C.G.S. 153A-378. The sale of the Historic Haywood County Hospital is authorized and conducted pursuant to N.C.G.S. 160A-267. The County shall attach covenants or conditions to assure that the property will be put to public use for persons of low to moderate income. Persons wishing to be heard at the public hearing are asked to be present. The County Commissioners may adopt reasonable rules governing the conduct of the hearing including; (i) fixing the maximum time allotted to each speaker, (ii) providing for the designation of spokesmen for groups of persons supporting or opposing the same position, (iii) providing for the selection of delegates from groups of persons supporting or opposing the same positions when the number of persons wishing to attend the hearing exceeds the capacity of the hall, and (iv) providing for the maintenance of order and decorum in the conduct of the hearing.

This 1st day of June, 2020.

Tracy L. Wells, Clerk to the Board

Haywood County Board of Commissioners

No. 35453