To the Editor: Seldom do I cross party lines in politics. However, there is one Republican candidate I will vote…
The presidential debates of the 2012 election are now behind us. Barack Obama, the Democratic incumbent president running for re-election,…
In the Sept. 19 edition of The Smoky Mountain News, there were some disturbing quotes from some of the local…
A grand goal of bringing sidewalks to the main commercial drag in Sylva has elicited protests from one business owner who claims he’s the victim of costly and unrealistic goals of creating a walkable community along a five-lane highway.
A Haywood Community College political science class got a good dose of the mechanics of voting by running a voter registration booth on campus. “These students did this on their own time,” said Greg McLamb, HCC Lead History instructor. “Voting…
The MedWest Health System Chaplaincy Service, Haywood Community Connections and Mountain Projects are hosting a free Caregivers Unite support group meeting from 1 to 2 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Senior Resource Center of Haywood County in Waynesville. The Caregivers…
For the second year in a row, area research economist Tom Tveidt delivered his state of Haywood County’s economy address — a rare look at the county’s individual resources and statistics. Typically, economic data is collected for the region as…
After about 18 months of construction, the $1.5 million Swain County Regional Business Education and Training Center is officially open for business, or education, or training for that matter. “This facility will wear many hats,” said Swain County Commissioner Donnie…
The Golden LEAF Foundation and Swain County are hosting a community forum at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 20 at Room at the Business Training Center at 45 East Ridge Road in Bryson City. The purpose of the forum is to discuss…
Absentee voters have been licking their stamps for weeks, and beginning last Thursday, early voters started arriving at polling places across Western North Carolina.
The newly formed Haywood Area Wholistic Integrative Practitioners group (known as HAWIP) is hosting a silent auction and reception 6:30 p.m. Nov. 10 at Where Angels Gather, a holistic retail store and education center on 124 Miller St. in Waynesville.…
Since the headquarters of the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad moved from Dillsboro to Bryson City in 2008, the little picturesque tourist village in Jackson County has been waiting for its gravy train to return.
An Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians employee was recently charged with embezzlement during a 15-year period. Amanda Leigh Smoker, 33, was arrested on Oct. 9 by the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office after being charged with one count of embezzlement from…
Whether a grassroots movement to spark planning in Cullowhee dies or moves forward will rests with the next Jackson County board of commissioners. A group of Cullowhee residents have called for development guidelines. Without standards, Cullowhee is vulnerable to unattractive…
This November could prove to be the do or die month for the planning effort in Cullowhee when Jackson County commissioners decide whether to give the thumbs up or down on the next pivotal step in Cullowhee’s journey to become…
Jazz festival continues in Waynesville The Classic Wineseller and Satin Steel Jazz continue their month-long jazz series with the Michael…
World-class ventriloquist and musician Taylor Mason will perform at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Smoky Mountain Center for the…
Mario Gaetano, professor in the School of Music at Western Carolina University, will present a percussion recital at 7:30 p.m.…
“Treats on the Street” for Halloween will go from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 31 in downtown Waynesville. The event welcomes trick-or-treaters to…
Jackson County will be rounding out October with a week full of scary and fun activities taking place in Sylva,…
A Ghosts & Goblets storytelling event will occur at 7 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Shelton House in Waynesville.
Tavern of Terror at Tipping Point Oct. 31 The 2nd annual Tavern of Terror will occur at 7 p.m. Oct.…
Western Carolina University’s original radio broadcast adaptation of Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel Dracula will hit the Western North Carolina airwaves…
The 23rd annual Leaf Lookers Gemboree is Oct. 26-28, at the Macon County Community Building in Franklin. The Gemboree will…
The Fine Art Museum at Western Carolina University will host the exhibit “North Carolina Glass 2012: In Celebration of 50…
Long-time Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual manager Betty Dupree has passed away. Dupree worked for 27 years as the manager…
Showcasing all the great things fall has to offer, NOCtoberfest will be an all-day event Oct. 27 at the Nantahala…
The 8th annual Western North Carolina Pottery Festival takes place from 1-5 p.m. Nov. 2 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov.…
Though the weather is getting colder and winter is emerging on the horizon, Doug Weaver is all smiles. It’s open…
Migrating rose-breasted grosbeaks have been appearing at feeders throughout the Smokies region in recent weeks. Those birds that migrate hundreds…
Lens Luggers of Western North Carolina is hosting an all-day photography outing Oct. 27 to suit even the novice recreationalist.…
Highlands Nature Center will host the Halloween “Enchanted Forest” Nature Trail Oct. 30 for a trick-or-treating experience in nature. Group…
Just in time for fall leaf season, a free new mobile app for the Blue Ridge Parkway and surrounding regions…
A group of Western Carolina University students lent a hand to help restore the open balds on the summit of…
A federal judge has upheld the U.S. Forest Service and conservation groups’ efforts to close the Tellico Off-Road Vehicle Area…
Farmers are invited to a listening session on regulations that could hamper or help local food production and markets, being…
Six bear encounters have been reported in the Pisgah District of the Pisgah National Forest over the past two weeks.…
The Power of Pink 5K and Memory Walk to raise money for mammograms for underserved women will be held in…
The annual Turkey Shoot-Out Golf tournament will be held November 10 and 11 at the Maggie Valley Club. The tournament…
The 13-mile Conquer the Mountain Half Marathon will take place on the Little Tennessee Greenway in Franklin Saturday, Nov. 3.…
Hikers are invited to see the how the changes of time have affected the Great Smoky Mountains National Park during…
A 5-mile trail run will be held on the single-track trails of Nantahala Outdoor Center Saturday, Oct. 27.
Waiting in the ubiquitous checkout line, I spied a National Geographic special publication, “50 of the World’s last great places…
It was the golden age of camping. It was absent of Gore-Tex, Smart Wool, Nalgene water bottles or light-weight Titanium…
A creative writing group for adults age 18 and over will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 23 at the…
Jackson County writer (author of the heralded travel memoir East Toward Dawn) and translator Nan Watkins will be giving a…
Paul Loeb, a writer who has spent more than 30 years researching citizen responsibility and empowerment, will deliver a lecture…
I always thought he was guilty. Any doubts that I might have felt vanished after I read Joe McGinniss’ Fatal…
To the editor: The world’s first political consultants were ancient Greeks known as Sophists who taught debating skills and boasted…
By Gordon Myers • Guest Columnist A letter was recently circulated regarding the euthanizing of a black bear in the…
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