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A Macon County man struck a Jackson County teen with his car in the early morning hours of Sunday, Feb. 6.

At approximately 4:42 a.m., officers of the Sylva Police Department responded to a call advising that a pedestrian had been hit by a car traveling eastward on West Main Street. The incident occurred near Mark Watson Park.

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N.C. Division of Motor Vehicle driver license offices will be closed on President’s Day, Monday, Feb. 21, while the National Driver Registry is updated. The system update will affect driver licensing transactions around the country through the President’s Day weekend, but is expected to curtail business in North Carolina for just one day.

Appointments for driver improvement clinics will not be accepted on Feb. 21; however, hearings already scheduled to take place at driver license offices will be held.

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The potholes on Wayah Street are reaching epic proportions, according to W.H. Derrick.

Due to an abundance of winter weather with low temperatures, rain and snow, coupled with heavy trucks and many cars, the potholes are multiplying.

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Volunteer groups and other participants removed more than 4.2 million pounds of litter from North Carolina roadsides during the N.C. Department of Transportation’s 2010 fall and spring Litter Sweeps. To put it in perspective, that’s the equivalent of 1.9 billion cigarettes, 134 million soda cans or 42,000 couches. Participants filled more than 288,000 bags with roadside litter, and nearly 40 percent of those were filled by volunteers.

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