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On January 23, 2012, deputies with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office arrested two suspects and charged them with multiple charges after determining they had in their possession stolen items from a construction site in Waynesville and stolen items from the HUB (Jackson County School of Alternatives). Reports were filed on Monday morning about a breaking and entering and larceny that had occurred over the weekend at the HUB. Deputies conducted a traffic stop on the suspects on the evening of January 23, 2012 and found items that were stolen from the two mentioned locations.

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The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is offering a cash reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of any suspect involved in a recent string of vehicle break-ins and related larcenies in Jackson County.

Areas that were primarily targeted were in the Savannah Community.

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In a continuation meeting held on Saturday, Jan. 14, county commissioners convened at Southwestern Community College’s Cecil Groves Building to discuss their goals for 2012. Commissioners also took steps to begin reviewing how the planning board operates.

The controversy surrounding the planning board stems from heated debates among planning board members on proposed steep slope regulations. That particular debate, which is still ongoing, has been cumbersome and controversial. After months of wrangling over the issue, the planning board decided to hold off on submitting a drafted steep slope ordinance to the board last year, and moved on to other issues where they could reach a consensus.

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Commissioners ask NCDOT to clarify McCoy Bridge offer

The decade-long debate surrounding the McCoy Bridge controversy seems to be drawing to a close. The compromise worked out between the board and the NCDOT will likely be realized at some point this year, based on the board’s conversation about the latest NCDOT proposal at their meeting in early January. The letter, written by DOT construction engineer, Brian C. Burch, to county manager Jack Horton suggests that state transportation officials will agree to last year’s compromise.

 

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