amnesty in Haywood County

Amesty Day in Haywood County helps parents get caught up on child support payments without going to jail.

Posted on Nov 13, 2015 in Featured | no responses

The Haywood County Child Support Office is on a mission to increase child support collections for the children in Haywood County. Non-custodial parents who are behind on child support can avoid jail time by taking advantage of a special one-time incentive offered on Nov. 20, “Amnesty Day.” For one day only, non-custodial parents with an […]

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Liberty Crouch

WHAT’S RIGHT?: LIBERTY CROUCH finds freedom in forgiveness

Posted on Oct 21, 2015 in Featured | Comments Off on WHAT’S RIGHT?: LIBERTY CROUCH finds freedom in forgiveness

By: Kim Gardner At age 36, Liberty Crouch feels like she’s already lived several lives. She’s come out of a past marked with sexual abuse, drugs, domestic violence and constant disappointment from people she loved. She was ready to die in December 2012 when her life turned around. Crouch recalls living in a sparsely-furnished apartment […]

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Posted on Jul 28, 2015 in Featured | no responses

For the first time in her life, Angela Rupe lives a normal life. She has an honest job at the Waynesville Huddle House, goes home every night to her husband and 17-year-old daughter and enjoys regular visits with her two sons. But not that long ago, Rupe’s life was heading down a very different path- […]

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Chris Smith

WHAT’S RIGHT?: Chris Smith Has A New Lease On Life

Posted on Jun 8, 2015 in Featured | no responses

By Kim Gardner When you first meet Christopher Smith, there is little to indicate the troubled path he’s been down. He’s polite, born and raised in Haywood County, and is an entrepreneur. But the 30-year-old has knocked on death’s door and lived to tell about it. Now, he’s putting his past troubles to use and […]

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Tuscola High School In Waynesville Evacuated

Posted on May 1, 2015 in Featured | no responses

In recent years, news of school shootings have become a frighteningly more regular headline. Across the country and throughout the world communities everywhere have been forced to tune in to the threat and prepare for the possibility that it really could happen anywhere. Yesterday that reality hit home for students and staff of a Waynesville […]

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Henson and Hurst

One Dead And One Arrested For Growing Pot in Haywood County

Posted on Apr 24, 2015 in Featured | no responses

Detectives with the Haywood County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a home invasion that led to a shooting death in Bethel last weekend and the arrest of the homeowner for marijuana plants. Charles Henson, 47, of Canton has been charged with first-degree burglary accused of breaking into the home of Michael Hurst, 58, on Sonoma Road […]

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Remembering Jake Russell

Posted on Apr 10, 2015 in Featured | no responses

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Each year, approximately 6 million American children become victims of child abuse. According to the child abuse agency Child Help, a report of child abuse is made in the United States every 10 seconds, and an average of four to seven children die each day. Thousands of other […]

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Robert Jason Owens

Suspicious fire near home of murder suspect

Posted on Mar 27, 2015 in Featured | no responses

Investigators are looking into the cause of a structure fire on the property of a man recently arrested and charged with the deaths of Cristie Schoen-Codd, Joseph “JT” Codd and their unborn baby Firefighters responded to a fire on Owens Cove Road in the early morning hours of March 20. Chief Chris Brown, with the […]

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Robert Jason Owens

Leicester man faces life in prison for murders

Posted on Mar 27, 2015 in Featured | no responses

Read The Official Police Warrants For Robert Jason Owens A Leicester man is in the Buncombe County Jail without bond after he was arrested on several murder charges in a case that’s captured national attention for the victims’ role in Hollywood films and an appearance on the eighth season of Food Network Star. Robert Jason […]

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Haywood County Is Roundin’em Up

Posted on Sep 18, 2014 in Featured | no responses

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