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Wednesday, 12 June 2013 00:00

Rep. Meadows becomes Tea Party poster boy

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To the Editor: Rep. Mark Meadows would like us to think of him as a “moderate or centrist Republican” (SMN,…
Wednesday, 12 June 2013 00:00

Let’s stop the senseless civilian deaths

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To the Editor:  At this Memorial Day time of year, we not only honor veterans but also mourn the recent tragic loss…
Wednesday, 12 June 2013 00:00

GOP leadership wasting money, time and more

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To the Editor: The 2013 legislation coming out of Raleigh is bad enough to cause sleepless nights and worried man…
Wednesday, 12 June 2013 00:00

GOP ‘progress’ takes this state backwards

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To the Editor: Recently I saw Ralph Laughter, chairman of Macon County’s “Me Party.” We talked about his letter to…
Wednesday, 12 June 2013 00:00

Pay on, Jackson residents, pay on

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To the Editor: It is true I have been accused of being a negative person concerning a few of the…
Wednesday, 12 June 2013 00:00

Wilderness Society had key role in Hall Mountain

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To the Editor: Thank you for your coverage of the historic return of Hall Mountain to the Cherokees (www.smokymountainnews.com/outdoors/item/10467). While the…
Wednesday, 12 June 2013 00:00

Even in tight times, libraries deserve priority funding

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By Doug Woodward • Guest Columnist What entity in our community serves the needs of every one of our citizens, whether…
Waynesville officials are looking under a different couch cushion for additional revenue after losing income from sweepstakes operations and its ABC store.
Nearly two months after a majority of Macon County commissioners approved a slew of salary raises for all county employees, the nitty-gritty details of the pay hikes have been released.
For law enforcement, video gambling is like a bad case of poison ivy that keeps cropping back up all over the place, and now, it’s going after them.
A church is looking to bring a little more religion to downtown Sylva, but some local business owners, as well as elected officials, are skeptical of the move.
Four years after Swain County leaders trashed a skewed property reassessment, the county has completed a new revaluation.
Wednesday, 12 June 2013 00:00

Sylva dips into reserves to avoid tax hike

Sylva town leaders have chosen not to raise taxes next year and instead delay town expenditures, save money where they can and dip into reserve funds to shore up the budget.
Jackson County commissioners will discuss two sets of proposed planning regulations at an upcoming workshop at 2 p.m. on June 17 in the county’s Justice and Administration Building. One of the items being considered is a new ordinance that was…
Repairs to the dam at Balsam Lake in the Nantahala National Forest have been delayed because of high creek levels, leaving the popular lake drained as the Western North Carolina tourist season gets under way.
The effort to introduce zoning laws in Cullowhee is being taken up by Jackson County Commissioners at an upcoming workshop at 2 p.m. June 17 at the county’s Administration and Justice Building near Sylva.
Wednesday, 12 June 2013 00:00

From the backyard to your table

The “Buy Haywood” initiative is a work-in-progress example of how local businesses benefit by connecting with each other.
Haywood County just got a little sweeter. Specializing in “handcrafted, locally produced, artisan beverages,” Waynesville Soda Jerks is a new business that has opened at the Waynesville Historic Farmer’s Market. At the center of it all are founders Megan Brown…
For more than a month, 25-year-old Slyenia Rhein and her three children lived in a single hotel room with her mother, her father, her sister, a dog and a cat.
Foot traffic undeniably brings dollars to Waynesville’s downtown businesses. But what the passerby also brings is trash.
Mitigating the deadly and damaging effects of mountain landslides might be as simple as understanding them.
Wednesday, 12 June 2013 00:00

Mountain Momma

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Count my daughter among the millions of kids whose first word was “doggy.” For a several-week stretch, “doggy” was also…
Wednesday, 12 June 2013 00:00

Dog show trots into Waynesville

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Western Carolina Dog Fanciers Association, an area AKC Kennel Club, will host an American Kennel Club all breed dog show…
Wednesday, 12 June 2013 00:00

New discoveries in Kephart presentation

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A panel discussion will present recent discoveries and observations relating to legendary Western North Carolina figure Horace Kephart at 7…
Wednesday, 12 June 2013 00:00

Beer and barbecue in Bryson

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A BBQ & Brews Dinner Train will depart at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad…
Wednesday, 12 June 2013 00:00

Pow Wow festival in Cherokee

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The 38th annual Cherokee Pow Wow Festival is June 14-16 at the Acqouni Expo Center (Old Cherokee High School).
Wednesday, 12 June 2013 00:00

Alt-country, Americana and bluegrass in Balsam

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Kim Richey, Irene Kelley and Thomm Jutz will bring an adventurous musical spirit to the Songwriters in the Round series…
Wednesday, 12 June 2013 00:00

Bluegrass royalty to converge at Cherokee campground

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The Cherokee Bluegrass Festival will run from June 13-15 at the Happy Holiday RV Village in Cherokee.
Wednesday, 12 June 2013 00:00

Appalachian storyteller to play Haywood library

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Storyteller/singer-songwriter Dusk Weaver performs at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 16, at the Waynesville Public Library. Weaver is an upbeat entertainer…
Wednesday, 12 June 2013 00:00

Stecoah arts center receives grant

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The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership has announced an award of $10,000 to the Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center…
Wednesday, 12 June 2013 00:00

This must be the place

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I had never seen the color green like that before. Touching down at the Shannon Airport in southwest Ireland, the…
Wednesday, 12 June 2013 00:00

Finding your roots in Appalachia

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Ronan MacGregor didn’t know where he came from. He knew he was of Scottish decent, but that was about it.…
Monday, 10 June 2013 00:00

Smoky Mountain Living magazine seeks reader photos

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Smoky Mountain Living prominently features images from across the southern Appalachians in each edition. Photo essays adhere to the issue’s…
Wednesday, 28 February 2007 00:00

Wi-Fi part of regional wireless initiative

A new 8.5-mile fiber optic cable linking government buildings in Waynesville has recently been installed.
Wednesday, 28 February 2007 00:00

Now what will the wagging tongues talk about?

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Jack Cox and Kayden Zollinger (soon to be Cox, pending paperwork) are proud — and relieved — to announce the…
Wednesday, 28 February 2007 00:00

Moratorium will preserve building industry, not destroy it

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The Jackson County commissioners should move forward with their temporary subdivision moratorium, notwithstanding all the concerns that have been raised…
Wednesday, 28 February 2007 00:00

The day Uncle Curtis’ rabbits did the town

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By Carl Iobst Well if this don’t beat all. Over in eastern Germany where lederhosen, apple strudel, and skinheads are…
Wednesday, 28 February 2007 00:00

N.C. side of Smokies goes biodiesel

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About two dozen diesel vehicles used by the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on the North Carolina side of the…
Wednesday, 28 February 2007 00:00

LTLT preserves 850 acres in Cherokee County

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A cattle farm in Cherokee County known as Ridgefield Farm has been preserved for future generations thanks to a conservation…
Wednesday, 28 February 2007 00:00

Allons au Bayou Noire

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I guess the real Bayou Noire would be in Houma or Sulphur or somewhere else across Acadiana, where the slow…
By Michael Beadle Paul Carlson has plenty of maps to show you. There are maps with stars. Color-coded maps of…
Wednesday, 28 February 2007 00:00

Smokies National Park conducts 530-acre prescribed burn

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The Great Smoky Mountains National Park conducted a prescribed burn on a 530-acre tract of forest in the Cataloochee Valley…
By Sarah Kucharski • Staff Writer Christine Tyndall’s voice hits a high note as she reads from the Maurice Sendak…
Wednesday, 28 February 2007 00:00

The Broken West nails vintage pop — in all the right ways

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It’s the tambourine that gives it away. Those insistent eighth notes from the piano during the chorus, the sparkly harmonies…
Wednesday, 28 February 2007 00:00

Recommended diversions

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Nature Deficit Disorder Sometimes, you read an interview and it hits home, hard. Last month’s issue of The Sun, a…
Wednesday, 28 February 2007 00:00

Thankfully, some books are short

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Ludie’s Life by Cynthia Rylant. Harcourt Children's Books, 2006. 128 pages. Sometimes bad things come in small packages.
Wednesday, 28 February 2007 00:00

River group considers car removal from Tuck

A fledgling effort now under way could lead to the cleanup of junked cars lining the banks of the Tuckasegee River.
Wednesday, 28 February 2007 00:00

Easley urges legislature to fix Medicaid woes

For years, county leaders have been lobbying law makers in Raleigh to stop packing off a portion of Medicaid costs on counties. They hope this year might finally be the year.
Wednesday, 28 February 2007 00:00

Emotions build in run-up to moratorium hearing

Frenzy surrounding a proposed moratorium on new subdivisions in Jackson County reached a fever pitch in the run-up to a public hearing on the issue Tuesday night.
Wednesday, 28 February 2007 00:00

Project will track growing number of lots

As Western North Carolina wrestles with growth issues, a project is under way to track where and how large mountain tracts are being carved up into smaller lots.