I don’t really want to go into the domestic circumstances that led up to it, but even though I had no car, no money, no work and now, nowhere to live, I walked down our darkened driveway in the middle…
Business as usual was a difficult thing to achieve at the Western Carolina University Board of Trustees meeting Friday, Dec. 1.
Balsam Range will be beefing up its annual Art of Music Festival next year thanks to a $35,000 grant from the Haywood County Tourism Development Authority.
After receiving recommendations from the 1 percent subcommittees, the Haywood County Tourism Development Authority has made final decisions on which projects will receive grant funding.
After leading the Jackson County Tourism Development Authority through what will likely become four of the most formative years in the organization’s history, Robert Jumper’s term on the board has ended.
The black glass Liston B. Ramsey Regional Activity Center is an iconic structure on the Western Carolina University campus, but it will soon have a much different look following the WCU Board of Trustees’ Dec. 1 endorsement of a $3.9…
Every once in a great while, I come away from a book like some near-sighted fourth-grader who has just put…
Catch her if you can. In the last two or so years, the name “Margo Price” has overtaken brightly lit…
“I think not having the estate tax recognizes the people that are investing. As opposed to those that are just…
The Haywood County Arts Council (HCAC), administrator of this year’s Regional Artist Project Grant (RAPG), is pleased to announce grantees…
“It’s exciting to think about what Haywood County could be. The desire is there.” — Buddy Melton, fiddler/singer, Balsam Range…
The day of my stepfather’s celebration of life service was a brisk, sunny Saturday morning, as good a day as…
Devin Patrick Kelley, a 26-year-old Texan, killed 26 people before apparently taking his own life on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017,…
To the Editor: I recently received a personal assurance from Congressman Mark Meadows, R-Asheville, that the CHIP/Health Choice program upon…
To the Editor: Make no mistake about it. The so-called tax reform is first and foremost a payback to the…
At some point roughly 20 years ago, a shipment from Asia arrived in the United States with a passel of…
Record-breaking hiker Jennifer Pharr Davis completed her 1,175-mile adventure on the Mountains-to-Sea trail Saturday, Nov. 18, just in time for…
A $20,000 donation to the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont from Brookfield Renewable will give low-income kids in the…
A multi-year effort to restore forest landscapes in the Grandfather Ranger District of the Pisgah National Forest has won the…
North Carolina’s Dry-Cleaning Solvent Cleanup Act Program has hit its 20th anniversary, and since that time the program has handled…
After raising more than half a million dollars to protect 50 pristine acres in the Fires Creek watershed, Mainspring Conservation…
Clingmans Dome Tower reopened from a closure for rehabilitation work on Wednesday, Nov. 15, but access will be short-lived —…
Everyone knows what a blue jay looks and sounds like in a general sort of way. Their incandescent blue plumage…
I had my first encounter with a prize-winning Plott hound several years ago when I was hosting a Liars Bench…
An oral history project documenting African American history in the far western reaches of North Carolina is now a book, thanks to Waynesville’s Pigeon Community Multicultural Development Center. “I guess the motivation was because Haywood County just doesn’t have very…
Although honoring veterans each Nov. 11 is a substantial gesture by the grateful citizens of this country, a new program at the Pigeon Community Multicultural Development Center seeks to recognize that the rest of the year is just as important…
The Pigeon Community Multicultural Development Center will host an inclusive holiday celebration complete with music, snacks and desserts from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2 in its facility at 450 Pigeon Street.
A crew of more than 50 volunteers from the community decorated Lake Junaluska for the holiday season, including the Rose Walk, the Bethea Welcome Center, the gazebos along the walking trail, the Inspiration Point garden and more.
Ka-chunk, ka-chunk … Ka-chunk, ka-chunk…. For over a century the sound of wheels on wood have greeted residents of and visitors to the Lake Junaluska Assembly alike as cars, trucks, people and pets cross the bridge over the Lake Junaluska…
The Sylva pool saw $100,000 in repairs before opening this summer, but more work is on the way to get the facility up to snuff for the years to come.
Located behind the Tuckaseigee Water and Sewer Authority treatment plant off North River Road, Southwestern Community College’s shooting range is the go-to training ground for law enforcement officers across the region.
A unanimous vote from the Jackson County commissioners will allow construction of a 185-foot radio tower in Cullowhee to move forward, but the decision came after vocal opposition from six of the seven county residents who spoke at a 3…
Sarge’s Pet Photo Contest is back and it’s a holiday theme. Enter printed photos of your pets in costume or in a fall/winter holiday setting.
It was right around the second beer when I began to settle in. The warm sunshine and lingering foliage of…
After battling brain cancer since April 2016, Western Carolina University Chancellor David O. Belcher announced Nov. 27 that his treatment is no longer working. He will go on medical leave and does not expect to return to his position.
Don’t fuck with Elizabeth Cook. In a city like Nashville, where your artistic integrity and credibility can be bought and…
In its two years of existence, the Fly Fishing Museum of the Southern Appalachians has shown a willingness to travel.…
I received a few emails after the story of Brent Martin’s departure as Southern Appalachian Regional Director of the Wilderness…
After 18 hours of snowmaking, Cataloochee Ski Area opened for the winter on Monday, Nov. 20.
Ongoing efforts to revitalize the Franklin River District gained momentum this week when Mainspring Conservation Trust purchased a polluted site…
Reconstruction has begun to replace the wooden roof of the historic Wayah Bald Fire Tower, which burned up in the…
Conservation of 147 acres at Stevens Creek, a quiet cove on the edge of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park…
A $3,000 grant from the Duke Energy Foundation will help the Highlands Nature Center support its robust school outreach program.
Unleashed dogs have become a safety issue in the Bent Creek Area of the Pisgah National Forest, prompting the U.S.…
How did this happen? I treasure my local public library for its friendly staff, its vibrant programs for my grandchildren,…
In a book on the nature of state legislatures, the journalist Frank Trippett coined the term “true constituency” to explain…
To the Editor: Senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis stand poised to vote for the current Republican tax bill in…
Holidays are all fun and games until death and divorce happen. Then they become an aching headache, if a person…
I don’t like following crowds and have a naturally occurring cynicism of trends. That said, there’s one holiday promotional movement…
Three complementary actions taken by the Haywood County Board of County Commissioners Nov. 20 show that despite changing conditions in the economic development landscape, Haywood County is serious about moving forward with business attraction, expansion and retention.
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