Local teachers and students will return to school with a wealth of knowledge and experience gained from a summer working…
The Daniel Boone Scramble 15k Trail Run will take place on Aug. 11 at Camp Daniel Boone in Haywood County.…
Joe Wiegand, regarded as the nation’s premiere Theodore Roosevelt impersonator, will bring the conservation-minded president to life during a fundraising…
The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) — to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the completion of the AT — is hosting…
Visitation to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is on the rise, a good sign for Western North Carolina counties…
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the completion of the Appalachian Trail (A.T.), the longest hiking-only footpath in the…
The Friends of the Smokies next “Classic Hike of the Smokies” will be to the top of Mt. Cammerer, where…
The third annual Main Street Mile will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 10 in downtown Waynesville. The event…
Seven members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee and 16 members of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma recently participated in…
Legend has it that curious fishermen watching trout seemingly disappear into Humpback Mountain back in 1822 discovered an entrance into…
By Jack Moore • Contributor J.R.R. Tolkien wrote, “Not all those who wander are lost,” and he may as well…
Stephanie Powell Watts will read from her new collection of short stories, We Are Taking Only What We Need, at 6:30…
Contributors of the Pine Mountain Sand & Gravel Literary Journal will visit City Lights Bookstore at 6:30 p.m. on Friday,…
Rutherford County resident and New York Times bestselling author Kay Hooper will visit regional bookstores this week to read from…
The Haywood Friends of the Library‘s Annual Book Sale will go into the second week on Aug. 3-4. On Friday,…
Well, kind hearts, here we are in the fourth of a five-book series.  At the risk of being accused of…
To the Editor: Albert Einstein, who was a genius both in mathematics and in understanding human motivation, said the following:…
To the Editor: I live at the head of Tilley Creek, where my family has been since the early 1800s,…
To the Editor: Having read about the dispute of the barking dogs and a push for a county-wide ordinance, I…
To the Editor: Republicans in Raleigh and Washington who want to repeal the Affordable Health Care Act — and those…
By John Beckman • Guest Columnist I’ve read the letters regarding the barking dogs issue and the responses from both…
From Staff Reports Patrick Willis is a history buff of the first order, so when he landed a part-time job staffing the front desk at the Canton Area Historical Museum while working on his masters in history from Western Carolina…
By Paul Clark • Contributor Long caravans of traffic streamed into Cherokee on U.S. 441 recently, but relatively few passengers cast more than a disinterested glance at the small excavation by the Oconaluftee River. There a dozen local high school…
Regular patrons of Joey’s Pancake House will notice a different view when they enter the restaurant that is a social center of Maggie Valley.
Suzanne DeFerie, CEO and president of Asheville Savings Bank, will be the guest speaker at the Haywood County Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business luncheon from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Aug. 9 at the Gateway Club. DeFerie was born, raised…
A community yard sale held from noon to 8 p.m., Friday, Aug. 10, and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 11, in the MedWest-Harris parking lot will benefit the Mother and Baby Unit at MedWest-Harris. People wishing to…
Every year on the first weekend in August, Linda Maxwell and other heirs of patriarch H.B. Wood make a pilgrimage to family land in the rural reaches of Little Canada and gather at the Wood cemetery where so many of…
The N.C. Department of Transportation will conduct inspections of three tunnels in the Pigeon River Gorge on Interstate 40 in Haywood County, causing traffic delays for motorists during August. The tunnels being examined are located between the Tennessee border and…
The League of Women voters of Macon County will host a candidate forum at 12:15 p.m. Aug. 9 for N.C. state Senate candidates Democrat John Snow and Republican Jim Davis. Snow, a retired chief District Court Judge from Murphy, will…
The vandalized, charred restrooms in the Waynesville Recreation Park will soon get a long-awaited facelift.
Waynesville has once again denied Haywood County’s proposition for extending its sewer lines several miles beyond the town limits toward Balsam along U.S. 23/74. The county has asked the town to augment its sewer lines near the rest stop a…
The director of a mental health nonprofit falsely posed as the landlord for a building he didn’t own for nearly a decade, collecting more than $371,000 in rent on office space that in fact belonged to Haywood County, according to…
The former director of Smoky Mountain Center for Mental Health has lost his CPA license over allegations he backdated his first day of state employment to bolster his retirement benefits.
The medical community in Jackson and Swain counties has renewed its call to part ways with Haywood Regional Medical Center less than three years after forging an alliance under the MedWest banner.
Western Carolina University will unveil a state-of-the art $46 million Health and Human Sciences building when students return to campus in a few weeks.
The new Health and Human Sciences building is the first building to crown WCU’s Millennial Campus, and hopefully a stepping stone to help realize the initial vision for the 344-acre addition to campus.
The Haywood County Arts Council invites artists to submit work samples for consideration in its art in business program, which…
Teachers Curt and Julie Cloninger will lead a writing seminar designed to help teachers and parents teach writing to their…
The Junaluska Woman’s Club Creative Endeavors Craft Show will exhibit custom-made table lamps from Kenneth Lambert, a.k.a. Sir Lamps-A-Lot, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 10-11 at Harrell Center Auditorium at Lake Junaluska.
The Green Energy Park in Dillsboro will host a glass blowing classes on Aug. 4. The classes will be split…
Six professionals are hoping to be crowned Disco King and Queen, based on donations they collect for the MedWest-Harris &…
Franklin will be hopping with all things barbecue when the fourth annual Mountain High BBQ Festival and Car Show comes to…
The next community music jam at the Marianna Black Library in downtown Bryson City will be from 6-7:30 p.m. Aug.…
A course in “Creating Stained Glass” is being from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays for the month of August at…
Russian pianist Margarita Shevchenko will display her chops at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 10 at the Performing Arts Center on…
The Haywood County Arts Council’s Gallery 86 will host an exhibition of art quilt pieces by the Shady Ladies quilting…
The public is invited to Western Carolina University’s School of Art and Design at 1 p.m. Aug. 3 for an…
The town of Canton will host the ninth annual Mountain Mater Fest from noon on Friday, Aug. 3, to 11…
The Land Trust for the Little Tennessee (LTLT) will host festivities on Aug. 4 to celebrate its purchase of T.M.…
Dr. Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys will bring traditional bluegrass music to the stage of the Smoky Mountain…
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