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Statewide campaign runs through September 29

The N.C. Department of Transportation is teaming up with local volunteers to clean up roadsides statewide in the 2012 fall Litter Sweep, now through Sept. 29.

During the 2012 spring Litter Sweep, volunteers removed more than 1.5 million pounds of roadside litter.


We’re all trying to make our money go a little further these days. That may include more do-it-yourself projects around the house instead of hiring someone to do the job. But when home repair and construction projects require outside help, make sure you do your homework before you sign a contract or pay any money.

While there are many reputable contractors who do a good job, the attorney general’s office gets hundreds of complaints each year about repair jobs that are never finished, contractors who abandon the job after getting paid, substandard work, missed deadlines, and cost overruns. Also reported are scam artists who target seniors, attempting to talk homeowners into a series of unnecessary and expensive projects.


On Thursday afternoon, Aug. 30, Pat Mc- Cory, Republican candidate for governor of North Carolina stopped by the Sylva North Jackson County Republican Headquarters Office entertaining them with his humor and then giving his attention to the serious issues facing the state. Republicans, some unaffiliated voters and their guests were not only from Jackson County but also Swain, Haywood and Transylvania counties.

McCrory spent several days in Western North Carolina, visiting Asheville, Sylva and Cashiers, speaking with business owners and at fundraisers and gatherings of fellow Republicans.


For its 2012 NCCARES Christmas boxes

Operation North State accepting the names of 1500 North Carolina deployed troops to receive its 2012 NCCARES Christmas Boxes. Considered one of the state’s most popular Christmas gift box projects, this year’s gift box will feature a minimum of thirty-eight (38) North Carolina products and messages.

NCCARES Christmas Boxes will be sent to the first 1500 names received. The deployed troops do not have to be in harm’s way to receive a gift box; he or she simply will not be in the home-state this Christmas with their respective families and loved-ones.


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