When I started writing features for a newspaper in the late 1980s, I didn’t have much of a clue as…
Western Carolina University won the three-week "Battle of the Plug" challenge against Appalachian State University, reporting a higher percentage of…
One of the region's most storied conservation groups, Western North Carolina Alliance, has some new blood on its board. From…
Learn about slithery things at "On the Lookout for Amphibians," a program on amphibians followed by a guided amphibian hike…
The Fontana Marina Classic Bass Tournament will be held March 17 and March 18 with overall prizes of $5,000 in…
Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation has given more than $650,000 to the Blue Ridge Parkway for projects and programs this year.…
Lake Junaluska will have its annual clean-up day on Saturday, March 24. The lake is down for silt removal, which…
In 1987 the U.S. Forest Service issued a "final" forest management plan — a plan so vague and so lacking…
The Laurel Garden Club is giving the Highlands Biological Station a grant to purchase a greenhouse package for the propagation…
Cubs on the Run 5k Race and Fun Run/Walk is set for 9 a.m. March 24 in Canton, following a…
Volunteers interested in assisting with construction and maintenance of a new trail at Western Carolina University are invited to participate…
Two great opportunities to learn about and enjoy spring wildflowers are coming up, both under the guidance of the Land…
Well, it might not exactly live up to the name "Polar Plunge" given the current spate of warm weather, but…
City Lights Bookstore will continue its monthly Coffee with the Poet series on March 15, and Don and Diane Wells…
Rose Senehi returns to City Lights Bookstore to sign her newest book, Render Unto the Valley, March 17. She will…
Little Sally was eating lunch with her family when her parents ask her if she learned anything in Sunday School…
Harrah's Hotel and Casino will host three of the country's top Drag Queen entertainers in DRAGS TO RICHE$, a new drag…
The fourth season of Grace Noon Concerts will kick off at noon on March 15 at Grace Church Episcopal in…
The University of Iowa Press recently released "The American H.D.," a book by Annette Debo, a Western Carolina University associate…
Musician Robin Whitley will offer a program called "Songs and Stories of Life" at the Jackson County Public Library in…
The gallery at the Oconaluftee Institute for Cultural Arts will feature an exhibition of work by artist Dora May during…
Craft an edible creation inspired by a book. Whether your favorite recent read is The Lorax or Lord of the…
The Overlook Theatre Company will present the musical, "Lamb of God," March 22-25, at the Smoky Mountain Center for the…
The Groovy Movie Club will show the film "The Double" on Friday, March 16. The event will begin with a…
Haywood County's first female flat track roller derby team, Balsam Mountain Roller Girls, is hosting a retro prom at the…
Stellar "Tall Girl" Marshall Chapman will head the next Songwriters-in-the-Round event on March 17 at Balsam Mountain Inn. Chapman is…
Four legendary artists — Steve Green, Twila Paris, Wayne Watson and Michael Card — will unite together for their Christian…
Four members of Voices in the Laurel were selected to sing in the American Choral Directors Association Southern Division Children's…
The Liars Bench will perform the first in a series of stories called "Balsam Chronicles" at 7 p.m. on March…
From written word to silver screen, Western Carolina University's Spring Literary Festival will celebrate its 10th year by featuring two…
To the Editor The National Park Service says we need to charge for backcountry camping. After hundreds of letters and…
To the Editor: The Republican state legislators have repeatedly said that the $428 million in cuts to the public education…
To the Editor: I was amused to read recently that Scott Cochran, the promoter for the town's upcoming Rumble in…
To the Editor: All of Haywood County — and especially Maggie Valley —should be standing on their heads in support…
To the Editor: Complaints about the significant police presence in Maggie Valley, I think, are highly exaggerated. In the 10-plus…
To the Editor: With regard to your news story "Are cops making a pest of themselves in Maggie Valley?" (Feb. 29…
To the Editor: Since Obama took office Jan. 20, 2009, the DOW has risen 48 percent, the S&P 500 is…
Thanks to work obligations that have put me in Franklin several days at a time these last few weeks, I've…
We — this country, its leaders and all of us — are imperfect. We're human, and that means we get…
After more than a year of will they or won't they, Waynesville's ABC Board will soon decide whether to open a second liquor store in the Super Walmart complex. "Right now, we still don't have everything approved," said Earl Clark,…
When a person was found dead in a hotel room recently, six students in Haywood Community College's criminal justice association were put on the case. They studied fiber samples, scoured for finger prints and analyzed what was amiss in the…
Macon County Planner Derek Roland will leave his post to become the Town of Franklin's planner. Current Franklin town Planner Mike Grubermann will retire this month. "Derek has been awesome," said Lewis Penland, chairman of the Macon County Planning Board.…
Lewis Penland doesn't attempt to deny he's a stubborn man, or soften the suggestion that he digs in the heels of his work boots ever deeper the more people try to push him around. "The only people I care about…
Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont will join other Girl Scouts across the nation this week to celebrate Girl Scout Week and the group's 100th Anniversary. During the week, Girl Scouts of all ages celebrate by demonstrating leadership and commitment…
Two Republicans running for state and federal office will be at Ryan's Steak House in Sylva on March 15 for a Meet the Candidates event. Jeff Hunt, a candidate for the 11th District GOP nomination to fill retiring U.S. Rep.…
Vance Patterson, a candidate for U.S. Congress, will hold a town hall meeting Thursday, March 15, from 5 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the Haywood County Library.
An open house for The Homestead inpatient hospice unit on the MedWest-Haywood campus will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 18. The Homestead is the only inpatient hospice unit west of Asheville and is open to patients…
Get up-to-date information on first aid at a 2 p.m. Thursday, March 15, Live and Learn session at Lake Junaluska. The program will feature David Roberts, supervisor for the Haywood County Rescue Squad, and Jason Hampton, crew chief for the…
For musicians, it's the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. For football players, it's the Super Bowl championship rings. For Natalie Smith, having her signature coffee blends featured at The Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., is…
Sylva might not exactly be your classic college town — it's certainly not Chapel Hill or Boone. But efforts to bind this community with Western Carolina University have taken catamount-like bounds forward recently. The evidence? First, there's a "paint the…
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