What to do with a hulking, four-story, run-down, decades-old, now-empty former hospital in Waynesville?
The Haywood County Board of Commissioners have postponed voting on a controversial flag display policy until after the New Year, but that did not keep Confederate flag supporters from protesting outside the county courthouse Monday.
Ever wanted a magic button you could press to make the stoplight turn green? Macon County Emergency Medical Services will soon hold that power for one stoplight at an intersection near its ambulance garage in Franklin.
The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians was accidentally overbilled $2.7 million for IT service over several years by the company that manages Harrah’s Casino.
Two years after being saved from imminent death in the nick of time, WBHN began broadcasting regularly in Bryson City last week. Lloyd Brown, pastor of Spruce Grove Baptist Church, bought the Swain County radio station in 2010 and has…
Macon County residents hoping to save an old metal truss bridge spanning the Little Tennessee River scored a small win, but the victory is bittersweet.
An ongoing investigation into gravestones purchased from Moody’s Funeral Home in Sylva but never delivered to the buyers has resulted in charges against the former funeral home director.
Most people who hunt mushrooms do so in late summer and fall when an array of choice edibles are abundant…
The Nantahala Hiking Club recently renovated an 80-year-old Appalachian Trail shelter about a mile north of Burningtown Gap in Macon…
The Franklin Young Professionals were recently awarded a plaque for their participation in the N.C. Big Sweep river cleanup this…
The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation has once again launched a year-end fundraising campaign called the 469 Challenge. Inspired by the…
A $130,000 grant from The Biofuels Center of North Carolina is providing seed money aimed at developing the clean energy…
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a great wilderness of about a half-million square acres. It has been the…
Two more lakes in the region are now under a fish consumption advisory due to mercury contamination. Unsafe levels of…
Although its publisher marketed Robert Munsch’s Love You Forever as a children’s book, this touching story of a mother’s love…
To the Editor: As the executive director of Cherokee Preservation Foundation for the past 10 years, I’ve seen the tremendous…
Gary Peebles • Guest Columnist In an entirely predictable way, the Connecticut shootings have touched off another round in the…
By Bob Scott • Guest Columnist After the killing of 26 children and adults by a young man using a…
By Dean Williams • Contributing Writer Angela Faye Martin’s Anniversary, the follow-up CD to her Mark Linkous produced Pictures From…
Keeping disco alive, legendary group KC and The Sunshine Band will be hitting the stage with their wild, funky music…
There will be a winter solstice party at from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, at City Lights Café…
Pavel Wlosok, associate professor of jazz studies in the Western Carolina University School of Music, is releasing a jazz record…
Nationally acclaimed bluegrass sensation Steep Canyon Rangers from Asheville has racked up yet another accolade — and their second Grammy…
He went east to discover the final frontier. In 1937, Californian Joseph S. Hall was a 30-year-old graduate student. Hired…
Is there another region in the United States that has had more flourishing towns and villages disappear than the one…
Recreational Equipment Inc. donated $5,000 to support the Smokies Trails Forever program and helped fund a crew and 106 volunteers…
Show your support for the Mountain to Sea Trail by being one of the first 300 people to buy a…
The Appalachian Trail Conservancy seeks to fill 15 volunteer positions as Appalachian Trail community ambassadors. These ambassadors will support the AT…
Ladies and gentlemen, return to your seats and fasten your seatbelts. Spaceship Earth will be screeching to a stop at…
Hammocks by Eagle’s Nest Outfitters — $55 to $80 These hammocks are a great gift for anyone simply looking to…
GoPro Hero3 Camera: Black Edition — $400 If you’re tired of showing boring vacation photographs and videos to friends and…
Outdoor 76 t-shirts and “828” caps — $22 to $26 If you fish local, hike local or kayak local, then…
Sawyer Squeeze Filter — $60 This may be the best, and last water filter, you ever buy. The new filter…
For outdoors enthusiasts, Christmas brings but fleeting respite from the cold, dark days of winter — with the promise of…
In recent years, there has been a kind of Swedish literary invasion in America, especially in the horror genre. Perhaps…
By Kenn Jacobine • Guest Columnist Washington is full of drama. Americans are constantly being treated to high political suspense.…
The recently announced plans for a Blueways Trail focusing on the recreational uses of Western North Carolina’s waterways is one…
Some downtown merchants in Franklin have clashed with town leaders in recent weeks over a perceived lack of support for new ideas and initiatives to boost commerce.
Franklin’s Main Street Program has found itself in an uncomfortable spotlight in recent weeks as Franklin merchants have complained that the town’s formal downtown association isn’t doing enough.
A side drama playing out in the downtown Franklin fracas involves an unusual public display of the tension that often exists between newspapers and the government leaders they cover.
Both sides in a downtown Franklin dispute have pledged to work together after publicly locking horns in recent weeks. “It seems there were a lot of issues because people were bumping in the dark. Both sides really need to reach…
Western Carolina University’s Board of Trustees approved an 8 percent increase in tuition next academic year — much to the vexation of its student body. “We came in here, and it was not an easy decision,” said Trustee Grace Battle. “I…
While Western Carolina University’s budgets have been shrinking in recent years, its class sizes have been growing.
Citing a statewide shortage of dentists, East Carolina University is opening 10 clinics across North Carolina with the mission of training upper-class dental students as well as providing services to the underserved public.
The North Carolina Department of Transportation is in the middle of buying nearly 40 Haywood County properties that stand in the way of its plans for redesigning “malfunction junction” — the interchange where Lowe’s and Shoney’s are — but there…
A Jackson County resident has taken it upon himself to show county decision-makers that a Cashiers ABC store is a must.
Most Everett Street business owners support Swain County’s pending investment in the privately owned Great Smoky Mountain Railroad, but some have questions about the mechanics of exactly how the deal will work.
The Haywood Community College Board of Trustees will meet on Dec. 19 to interview eight candidates who hope to be the college’s next president.
Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation is holding its “Home for the Holidays” promotion, in which “Youth For Sarge’s” members make Christmas stockings and each time a cat or dog is adopted, hang them at the Haywood County animal shelter to celebrate…
Southwestern Community College has been awarded a nearly $1.3 million grant under the Upward Bound Programs from the U.S. Department of Education. Upward Bound is among seven federal programs that serve middle, high school and college students with the goal…
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