By coincidence, Haywood County Schools has, since about the same time as Shining Rock Classical Academy been readying itself to hire a new key employee as well, but the circumstances couldn’t be more dissimilar.
An ordinance that would have allowed Sunday morning alcohol sales to begin in Dillsboro died for lack of a motion during the Jan. 8 town meeting.
Jackson County is getting closer to choosing a replacement for former school superintendent Mike Murray after school board members held a four-hour meeting last week to sort through resumés.
When longtime councilmember Billy Mashburn passed away just days before the 2017 municipal election, the Franklin Town Council was prepared to have a new face on the board.
After months of trying to figure out the best way to address late-night partying that was disturbing residents, the Franklin Town Council unanimously passed a noise ordinance.
War hero and former Principal Chief Robert Youngdeer received the highest honor available in the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians when Tribal Council voted unanimously during its Jan. 4 meeting to name him a Beloved Man.
A years-long effort to find some use for the Historic Haywood County Hospital on Waynesville’s North Main Street appears to be moving forward with renewed vigor, as the building continues to deteriorate.
An alcohol commissioner who was removed from his post last month will get a hearing following the Cherokee Tribal Council’s unanimous decision to grant A.J. Bird’s request to protest the decision.
When you are in the presence of the woodwork by Ben Grant, you find yourself captivated by the contours of…
Mountain rescue teams, local rescuers and an aircrew from the NC Helo-Aquatic Rescue Team (NC HART) worked together early this morning to rescue a camper in Linville Gorge who was suffering heart problems.
Haywood County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested two individuals who were believed to be involved in a shooting incident Tuesday night and are continuing the search for a third person.
I have a tattoo on the inside of my right wrist that says, “Everything ahead of me.” I got it…
By Martin Dyckman • Guest Columnist This is a letter my wife and I sent to President Donald Trump: I…
To the Editor: The League of Conservation Voters keeps a “scoreboard” that rates our congressional representatives and senators on their…
To the Editor: I always enjoy reading your fine publication with its in-depth articles about local news. Today, Dec. 30,…
To the Editor: “You can’t debate with someone who repeatedly traffics in blatant lies and counterfeit bluster,” wrote Smoky Mountain…
When people praise the Smokies, it’s often the area’s status as a four-season bonanza of beauty that spurs the discussion.…
A $7,500 donation from SmartBank will help underserved kids experience the beauty of the Smokies through the Great Smoky Mountains…
A program designed to help preschoolers have fun while developing sports skills is now open for registration at the Waynesville…
Christopher Columbus had a lot of misconceptions about where he wound up in 1492 and what he saw. Mermaids were…
There it stood on a sale table, all 11 volumes lined up tight and orderly as cadets on parade, Will…
He is a welcomed voice of reason in a planet seemingly gone mad. For the last four decades, Henry Rollins…
Nobody ever seems to know. New Year’s Eve is the same day every go around, and yet, why is it…
Cataloochee Ranch, the well-known Haywood County vacation destination on top of Fie Mountain, will make its national debut on HGTV…
One of Zeb Smathers’ earliest memories is sitting in the cereal aisle of his grandfather’s downtown Canton grocery store, which wasn’t open on Sundays and didn’t sell booze. “When the movie Ghostbusters came out there was a Ghostbusters cereal and…
Every recovering addict can recall a moment in their life when they hit their lowest point. For Jenny Green of Waynesville, that low point was December 2014. She was incarcerated in the Swannanoa Women’s Correctional Facility, suffering from excruciating physical…
Limiting the number of prescriptions written for addictive painkillers like Percocet and Oxycontin is definitely a good start, but addiction specialists say it is just the beginning of solving the opioid epidemic in this country.
Vaya Health has received statewide honors for its work to prevent fatal opioid drug overdoses throughout western North Carolina.
Buncombe County is taking a crucial step toward holding accountable the companies responsible for dumping millions of dollars’ worth of prescription opioids into the community by filing a public nuisance lawsuit against the drug manufacturers and wholesale drug distributors that…
Increased recreation on Lake Glenville has caused concerns about safety for swimmers sharing the lake with boaters, and despite an N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission officer’s recommendation that the Commission deny a request to establish a no wake zone on the…
With the arrival of 2018, the time to submit applications for 1% partnership funding for July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2019, through the Haywood County Tourism Development Authority is right around the corner.
Haywood Regional is ringing in 2018 with the year’s first bundle of joy. Weighing 7 pounds and 12 ounces and measuring 20 inches, Baby Donna was born Monday, Jan. 1, at 6:22 a.m.
Downtown Sylva looks quite a bit different these days than this time last year.
Cherokee inched closer to holding a referendum vote asking how widely available alcohol should be on tribal land with a vote during December’s Tribal Council meeting, but exactly what the implications of such a referendum might be is still unclear.
Collaboration between Mission Health and Macon County leadership, with support from the Highlands-Cashiers Hospital Foundation, Mission Health Department of Philanthropy and community donors, has resulted in the fully funded purchase of a much-needed, brand new ambulance for emergency patient transport…
The summer before Christopher Lile graduated from Gardner-Webb University, he spent five weeks studying small mammals on the Broad River Greenway and the surrounding area.
Western Carolina University faculty members Kelly Kelley and David Westling have learned a lot about assisting individuals with intellectual disabilities as they transition into the world of work and independent living over the past decade through the University Participant Program…
Waynesville Police Department is looking for any information from the public that might help them with a recent suspicious death investigation.
As the new year dawns and I take account of everything that’s happened in the past 12 months, it’s Donald…
Except for the year our daughter, Kayden, got the flu and we had to make the best of spending Christmas…
To the Editor: After 29 years as a pediatrician in Western North Carolina, with over 120,000 patient visits under my…
To the Editor: How can anyone call themselves a Christian and support President Trump and his Republican cronies in Congress…
To the Editor: My daddy served in the U.S. Army. My oldest brother retired from the U.S. Air Force. One…
An Old World delicacy tied to myths of the supernatural, the truffle is often construed as a rare exotic, likely…
Winter volleyball is starting up in Waynesville, with options available for pickup and team play alike.
A bill to extend authorization of the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area by four years has been filed in the…
An eight-week training course for anyone interested in operating an agriculture-based business will kick off Tuesday, Jan. 9, at Southwestern…
Third-grader Emily Prince, of Fletcher, won the North Carolina contest in the National Bonnie Plants Cabbage Program when she grew…
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