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July 7, 2016, No comments

Macon County makes changes after former elections director caught in fraud scheme that involved federal money.

Marshall drug town hall

Town hall puts spotlight on soaring level of overdoses

June 22, 2016, Comments Off on Town hall puts spotlight on soaring level of overdoses

Access to overdose treatment drug helpful, but may be concealing an even worse problem with abuse of hard drugs in Western North Carolina.

A woman's neck bears a bar code tattoo, a possible sign that she's been trafficked. Used by permission of the N.C. Department of Public Safety

Insidious and elusive: Human trafficking in WNC

June 6, 2016, Comments Off on Insidious and elusive: Human trafficking in WNC

Few arrests, dubious statistics, and difficulty defining it make human trafficking hard to pin down. Experts say it's in WNC and victims struggle to e ...