When Monica Manrique was four months pregnant with her first child, her feet got so swollen with fluid she took to wearing slippers because her bulging ankles wouldn’t fit into regular shoes.
Down by six touchdowns to the University of Alabama at halftime, Western Carolina University head coach Mark Speir never gave up on his team. “When you’re getting into an ugly ball game like that, our players didn’t quit playing; they…
Six months after meeting with Haywood County residents to discuss ways to improve the community, a group called GroWNC is returning to the county to present various scenarios for the region’s future growth.
Wells Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Waynesville has purchased a large building downtown that once housed The Mountaineer Publishing Company’s printing press. The old press building is located on Wall Street directly behind The Mountaineer’s newspaper office and adjacent…
The Haywood County Board of Commissioners seem poised to adopt a policy that would severely limit the display of Confederate flags on county property.
The domestic, farm-raised turkey most Americans eat on Thanksgiving Day is nothing like the wild turkey feasted on by the…
Rains cause wastewater spills in Haywood Beginning Jan. 14, and due to the heavy rains, Waynesville had several wastewater overflows.…
Tuscola High School students placed first among the 13 competing teams at the 2012 Area Land Judging contest hosted earlier…
Friends of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park has received a $12,000 grant from Verizon to empower teachers with science…
Back in spring of 2011 I wrote about a wetlands restoration project at Lake Junaluska - www.smokymountain news.com/archives/item/3686-a-perfect-fit. Candace Stimson,…
As superstorm Sandy hurled itself toward the Northeast, soon to leave a wreckage of flooded streets, sunken boardwalks and dangling…
Anyone who remembers Ira Levin’s Rosemary’s Baby (1967) and the Roman Polanski film that came out about a year later,…
In regard to floral diversity, the Southern Appalachian region is unsurpassed by any other temperate region in the world. Whenever…
Novice outdoor adventurers can learn the basics of wilderness excursion at a 45-minute workshop beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday,…
The annual Cherokee Choices 5k Run, Walk or Roll will be held at noon on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the…
Two environmentalists were honored by the Franklin-based Land Trust for the Little Tennessee at its annual celebration Nov. 3 in…
The Land-of-Sky Regional Council will host a round of community input meetings Nov. 5 through Dec. 6 to gather input…
A discussion about the local effects of climate change and development will be held at the historic Rickman Store near…
Early mornings kind of go with the territory around here. With work, kids and the never-ending list of chores, every…
They stood in a line, trigger fingers poised, eyes fixated on the target.  It was early morning, and the predawn…
From the foothills of the Southern Appalachians, and in the tradition of such spiritual classics as Gurdjieff’s Meetings With Remarkable…
Sandi Patty and Jason Crabb will bring “A Celebration of the Christmas Season” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, at…
Western Carolina University has announced its 2013 line-up of “golden age of radio” re-creations.
The Liars Bench will present “Birdell” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Western Carolina University Mountain Heritage Center.…
“Hard Candy Christmas” Fine Art and Craft Show will celebrate 25 years from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 23-24,…
A former FBI agent and terrorist hunter will discuss his new book at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14, in…
Brand marketing, quilting classes at SCC There will be a brand marketing and quilting class offered at Southwestern Community College…
Classes offered in Stecoah There will be a handful of crafting classes offered at the Stecoah Valley Center in Robbinsville.…
Bryson City community jam A community music jam will be held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15,…
Film club showing 'The Way' Groovy Movie Club will show the film “The Way” on Friday, Nov. 16, in Waynesville. A…
Smoky Mountain Brass Quintet will perform its fall recital at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, in the recital hall of…
Haywood County Arts Council’s Gallery 86 announces its annual small works show, “It’s a Small, Small Work 2012,” from Wednesday,…
What sounded like a jet engine echoed out of the building tucked away on the hill. Peering into the large…
To the Editor: The 2012 Election results are in and it gives me hope. Tip O’Neill, the former distinguished Democratic…
To the Editor: Harry Reid, the leader of the Democrat Senate in Washington says, “Tax the rich.” Is Harry a…
To the Editor: During the campaign, Barack Obama let it be known that he believes in redistribution of your income…
My father is retired Navy, and I lived on military bases until I was 10. My stepfather is retired Army…
More than 50 years after Cherokee veteran Charles George died in the Korean War, military medals belonging to the private first class were finally welcomed home Monday — and along with them, the two young boys responsible for their return.
In its first year, popular weight-loss competition is bucking the trend of mounting obesity in the United States, especially the South, and giving participants a reason to slim down. But with the holiday gorge-fest on the horizon, participants in the…
Bryson City town leaders have given a verbal OK to the idea of building a new library — but the when, where and how are all still unknown. “The library is an essential service for the community,” said Chester Bartlett,…
As the Swain County high school football team marches towards another state championship, amid the fanatic cheers of the hometown fans who live to see the hard-hitting Maroon Devil boys take the field, there is another story unfolding.
Now that the children are gone, and art projects sit abandoned next to overturned desks and emptied cupboards, community members have a vision to bring life back into the old Cowee school outside of Franklin. But the community’s path to…
Animal rescue to host two holiday events Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation will sponsor its Home for the Holidays event Nov. 21 through Dec. 31 to enable people to adopt dogs and cats from the Haywood County Animal Services at a…
A Thursday meeting with Maggie Valley business owners and area leaders will serve as the first test to see if the valley can successfully come together for the town’s common good.
During early voting this year, some voters in Haywood County found themselves waiting up to an hour to cast their ballot. But when Election Day rolled around, many walked right into their precinct without delay.
Nowadays, coffee and wireless Internet go hand-in-hand; you can’t really have one without the other. It is an expected amenity at coffee shops and bakeries. With the purchase of a coffee, tea or cinnamon bun, the customer is permitted to…
The remnants of Haywood Community College’s old sawmill were still smoldering Tuesday after a fire the night before destroyed most of the building.
Covering everything from bugs’ butts and food for animals to animal tongues and eyes, EarlyLight Books has found a special section of the book world to occupy — science books for toddlers.
This is a bear story. Unlike many bear stories, this one is true. Tourism started in Western North Carolina during…
When I was a child living in Boonville, N.C., a town of 600 people, my mother would load us into…
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