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A new report says several planned road projects could be put on hold. A DOT spokesperson said the state would need billions of dollars to complete projects planned for the next decade. The spokesperson said the lack of funding could force some projects to be abandoned and prevent new ones from being added. These projections stem from rising material costs, staffing issues and rising house prices.
HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION COSTS IN NORTH CAROLINA COULD REDUCE LONG-TERM PROJECTS
The Asheville Police Department has released new photos of a bank robbery on Patton Avenue. Authorities say the thief threatened to use a weapon at First Citizen’s Bank Thursday afternoon before leaving with an undisclosed sum of money. The man is described as white, standing around 6 feet tall, 225-275 pounds, with short brown hair.
PHOTOS: POLICE NEED HELP IDENTIFYING ASHEVILLE BANK THEFT SUSPECT
The onset of fall means more visitors to the mountains, including people who want a close-up view of wildlife, but park rangers want people to be careful. It is mating season for elk in the Great Smoky Mountains and it can make their behavior unpredictable. Park workers want people to follow the rules, and the most important rule to remember is to stay at least one football field away from animals.
SMOKY MOUNTAIN RANGERS CALL ON PEOPLE TO BE CAREFUL WHEN AIMING ELK DURING COUPLING SEASON