To the Editor: If we hadn’t figured it out by 2008, we should have at least gotten a clue. The…
To the Editor: Neither of the logos considered by the Jackson County TDA convey the proper message for tourism development.…
To the Editor: Does John Boehner like what he’s seeing in the mirror these days? Maybe not, but the problem…
To the Editor: Governor Pat McCrory’s approval rating stands at 35 percent. Given the way he’s stuck it to the…
By Dawn Gilchrist-Young Of the 120 or so 12th-graders I teach each year, about two-thirds have jobs outside of school.…
The Haywood County Republican Party, siding with a two-time county commission candidate, has submitted a resolution to the county saying it should hire a professional appraisal firm to review all home values.
The case against a Haywood County teenager charged with felony cross burning was dismissed two weeks ago.
For years Bryson City has battled gaudy signs, decrepit signs and too many signs, particularly along U.S. 19 coming into town. Until now, it’s never had a legal foot to stand on.
Where heavy-handed fines fail, the Jackson County Health Department is pushing a program to urge negligent drivers to put their child passengers in car seats.
Haywood County will pay more than it anticipated on state-mandated renovations to its jail annex. The county will pay $91,314 to the Monroe-based State Building Group for upgrades to the jail annex. Renovations include setting up a secure fence to…
Haywood, Jackson, Macon and Swain counties all reported an increase in lodging tax revenue last fiscal year, compared to the prior year, though in some cases the hike is due to tax increases rather than an increase in travelers.
Finances and the future of the festival grounds were front and center at a Maggie Valley Board of Aldermen candidate forum last week. About 30 spectators showed up to hear what the candidates for aldermen had to say. Each candidate…
After a week of paid suspension, Maggie Valley’s town manager and festival director are gone.
Talking to kids is hard enough when life is going fine, but when their parents are going through a divorce or maybe having substance abuse problems, children can clam up. It’s Janet Thatcher’s job to gain their trust.
Acclaimed gospel group The Inspirations will host the Singing in the Smokies fall color festival at 6 p.m. Oct. 17-18…
Actress Barbara Bates Smith and musician Jeff Sebens will showcase the works of author Ron Rash during “A Rash of…
“The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD” will be shown at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Martin-Lipscomb Performing Arts…
Catman2 will host “The Cat’s Meow Auction” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Jackson County Public Library in…
Acclaimed clay artist and University of Georgia emeritus faculty member Ron Myers will give demonstrations and talks on the subject…
The Alash ensemble will hold a special performance featuring the ancient tradition of throat singing at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct.…
Twenty-five top high school marching bands from six states will compete at Western Carolina University’s 13th annual Tournament of Champions…
The comedic play “The Dixie Swim Club” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11-12, 18-19 and 21 and 2:30…
I needed to make an escape. Last Tuesday morning, my cell phone vibrated incessantly on the nightstand. It was 8…
Standing in his basement workshop, furniture maker Roy DuVerger looks around the cluttered, dusty space. It may look like chaos…
Richard Miller can’t believe the Church Street Art & Craft Show is 30 years old. “I don’t know how it…
I’ve never seen a timber wolf, even though they no doubt once roamed — from time to time — across…
Beginning Oct. 1, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will implement delayed harvest regulations on 33 trout waters in 18 counties…
With funding from the N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund Commission, WNC AgOptions will give $153,000 to farmers in the western part…
Research at Western Carolina University on DNA sequencing used in crime labs has gotten a $718,000 grant from the National…
Great Smoky Mountains National Park has established its first sister park arrangement with Khao Yai National Park in Thailand. Smokies…
The Appalachian Highlands Science Learning Center in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the recipient of the 2013 Exceptional…
This month, the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the dedication of NASA’s Rosman Satellite Tracking…
The River Rescue Rodeo held on the Tuckasegee River in Dillsboro last weekend attracted a host of paddling teams to…
More than 60 volunteers removed 3,740 pounds of trash from Richland Creek in Haywood County Saturday, Sept. 21, during this…
Freedom may not ring Tuesday. At least not from the Liberty Bell. I know, I know, the bell doesn’t ring…
Most people who call up Google Earth are hunting a hard-to-find address or scoping out satellite images of their next…
Jim Harrison is an American phenomenon. Not only has he written more than 30 books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction…
Slam poetry champion, teacher and coach Matthew Cuban will present a spoken-word workshop at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, in…
Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation’s 5th annual Furry Friends Benefit Bash will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at…
The new printing/binding studios of SpeakEasy Press will hold an open house from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11,…
Haywood County’s own Balsam Range won album of the year for “Papertown” at the 2013 International Bluegrass Music Awards this…
Jammin’ at the Millpond will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at Haywood Community College…
As a kid, everything in my house stopped for the Olympics. From the opening to the closing ceremony, any semblance…
Weaver Susan Morgan Leveille, owner of the Oaks Gallery in Dillsboro, was named one of the recipients of the North…
I like to get lost. Though my sense of direction is as strong as a dog’s sense of smell, I…
General Grant knew from a young age he was an artist. “I was gifted, it was a gift from The…
First United Methodist Church in Sylva will celebrate its 125th anniversary with a Homecoming on Sunday, Oct. 6. Bishop Larry…
To the Editor: The enthusiasm was very evident! The Waynesville Public Art Commission would like to thank everyone who came…
To the Editor: The North Carolina Legislature has passed, and Gov. McCrory has signed, a bill requiring a photo ID…
By Doug Wingeier • Guest Columnist Back in March, my wife and I, together with a couple from Brevard, paid a…
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