An effort to re-establish the Cullowhee lily on the Western Carolina University campus gets under way this fall with a…
Paddlers hungry to sample the newest whitewater run to hit WNC’s rivers will flock to the upper reaches of the…
Nantahala Outdoor Center will host its end-of-season Guest Appreciation Festival Sept. 28-30. A cornerstone of the annual event is the…
Grab your axes. The 17th Annual John G. Palmer Woodmen’s Meet at The Cradle of Forestry in the Pisgah National…
The U.S. Forest Service reopened Dry Falls in the Nantahala National Forest Saturday, Sept. 22. The site has been closed…
Grab the kids and the bikes and head to the trails of Deep Creek outside Bryson City to celebrate ‘Take…
Wild foods expert Alan Muskat of Asheville will lead a foraging workshop from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday,…
Owls, falcons and other birds of prey will make an appearance at the Haywood Historic Farmers Market in Waynesville from…
I had the pleasure of leading nine women from the Great Smoky Mountains Audubon Chapter on an outing along the…
They operate in groups, or sometimes alone, packing duffle bags of the illicit product by foot through the Western North…
In honor of National Banned Books Week and to celebrate the freedom to read, the Marianna Black Library in Bryson…
The “tween” writing group “Write On!” for 8- to 12-year-olds will meet at 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 4 at the Jackson…
A distracted mother off to the store forgets to shut the door from the kitchen to the garage, puts her…
To the Editor: I just don’t get it. Many Republicans think that Obama is a Kenyan socialist out to destroy the…
To the Editor: Webster’s dictionary defines the following terms as stated below: • Conservative: “of or relating to a philosophy of…
To the Editor: Sen. Jim Davis, R-Franklin, is apparently living in a world in where up is down, less is…
To the Editor: From U.S. media coverage we get the impression that the Muslim world is burning with anti-Western anger over…
To The Editor: In Carol Adams’ reply to my column (“Proud to be an American … sort of,” SMN Sept.…
To the Editor: I noticed that last week some of Mitt Romney’s defenders tried to claim that the video from…
To the Editor: Throughout America’s history courageous women have struggled to achieve social and political freedom and equality. They have…
Could you imagine how different it might feel to be an American today if the ideas of individual freedom and…
Federal inspectors have upped the ante for a controversial bear zoo on the Cherokee Reservation, this time opening an official complaint against the operation that could face large fines or even be shut down.
A new taxi service will be coming soon to Sylva. The Sylva town board last week unanimously approved a taxicab business license for Brian Paquin, who plans to launch 24-hour, seven-day per week service under the name Freedom Taxi.
Swain County is outsourcing medical care for inmates at the county jail to an independent firm that specializes in the niche field of health care for prisoners, and move the county hopes could save several thousand dollars a year. The…
Haywood County Chamber of Commerce is launching its 2012 Business Academy from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 4 at The Gateway Club in Waynesville. The Business Academy is a free seven-session program from October through May that will address and assist business…
A tourism task force in Jackson County has spent several months formulating a major overhaul of the county’s tourism agency, but the recommendations seem to be dead-on-arrival now that they’ve landed at the county commissioners’ doorstep.
Maggie Valley has hired an outside consultant to help the once-bustling and now-struggling tourist town overcome an ongoing identity crisis. The consultant is now ready to move from business to business talking to people about what they want for the…
As Maggie Valley business owners and leaders look toward the town’s future, it is unclear how large a role town leaders realistically expect the amusement park Ghost Town in the Sky to play.
Maggie cheered when Ghost Town in the Sky reopened this summer, but with only a small portion of the rides and attractions up and running, the real potential of the amusement park to lure hordes of tourists back to the…
When Old Town Bank opened in 2007, its founders already had plans for building a dream headquarters, but the grand plans had to be put on hold until the locally owned bank got on its feet and the recession ended.
When Super Walmart opened in Waynesville in 2008, it was viewed as just the beginning of a business boom that would reverse a long, steady downward spiral of South Main Street. But, the economy had other plans. The hoped-for land…
Alice Parker Watty can’t get to her house. The only driveway to her front door crosses her neighbor’s land, and suddenly they don’t want her using it anymore. Watty said she has driven on and maintained the driveway for 19…
During the past two years, several keystone issues regarding abortion and women’s reproductive health have been debated at the state level. The Republican-led General Assembly has attempted to cut funding for Planned Parenthood and passed the Women’s Right to Know…
State lawmakers during the past two years have passed several pieces of legislation centered around the abortion issue — including the attempt to cut funding for Planned Parenthood and a new set of protocols, dubbed the Women’s Right to Know…
The hospitals in Jackson and Swain counties formally declared last week that they want out of the partnership forged nearly three years ago with Haywood’s hospital — however, it’s not at all clear whether the leaders of Haywood Regional Medical…
Daydreamz Project is partnering with several local entities to display artistic expressions that promote healing of domestic violence, sexual assault…
Craft demonstrations at Dogwood Crafters in Dillsboro this week include Susie Ray, Susan Lingg, Claudia Lampley and Mary Ethel Prater.…
“American Craft Today” opened on Sept. 22 and will run through Dec. 29 in the Bunzl Gallery at The Bascom…
Professional potters Susan Phillips and Velda Davis will hold a special kiln opening and pottery sale from 10 a.m. to…
The inaugural “SK8 Jam” will take place at noon Oct. 6 on the SK8 Park in Cherokee, with registration available…
A historian and author from the University of Georgia who specializes in Native American history will speak at 7 p.m.,…
The scarecrows are coming to Bryson City from Oct. 6 through Oct. 20.
Western Carolina University brings magician Jason Bishop to the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center in Cullowhee at…
The Rooted in the Mountains symposium — designed to raise awareness of the intersection of health, language, environmental and indigenous…
The Cherokee Indian Fair will mark its 100th year Oct. 2-6 with a five-day celebration of great music and traditional…
The Cashiers Valley Leaf Festival will include everything from concerts to crafts during its three-day run Oct. 5-7. The Lovin’…
The “Cruisin’ in the Mountains” car, truck and bike show will be held Oct. 5 and 6 at Southwestern Community…
Western Carolina University will celebrate Homecoming 2012 — whose theme is “Tradition Long, Catamount Strong — with a host of…
Mountain Heritage Day gets under way Sept. 29 at Western Carolina University with a variety of arts and crafts, music,…
Celebrate Oktoberfest with the Haywood County Arts Council from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 6 on the patio at the Classic Wineseller…
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