By Sarah Kucharski • Staff Writer Reviews on the on the Zerve.com Web site all rave about Mountain Glides’ Segway tours of the Macon County Greenway.
Richard Morrison wiled away the hours last Thursday in front of Pop’s Mini Mart in Clyde in hopes of hitching a lift to Waynesville for a mid-day meal at the Open Door soup kitchen.
Acorns are elegant. They are one of our most beautiful fruits, sometimes produced in such numbers by the varied oak…
By Margene Roper • Guest Columnist Around 7:30 this evening my telephone rang and I rushed into the house from…
It probably shouldn’t have gotten to me. But it did, in a big way.
Each time the president and Congress choose a new leader for the National Park Service, those of us in Western…
Most salamanders are born in the water as tadpoles. Later they grow legs and emerge onto land, albeit with a…
As a passel of high school interns tugged and squirmed their way into wetsuits along the edge of the Oconaluftee…
More than 300 competitors converged on Tsali Recreation Area earlier this month for the 14th annual Tsali Challenge Triathlon, a…
Here we go again Grail bird’s back in town again
Illegal poaching of hellbenders, a gigantic prehistoric-looking salamander, has become so problematic scientists like Dr. Michael Freake are omitting data…
By Sarah Kucharski • Staff Writer It’s late at night and Georgie is standing at the door waiting for Dave…
By Chris Cooper I have to admit — I really don’t know much about Kinky Friedman. I mean, most of…
By Sarah Kucharski • Staff Writer In most rural small-town communities, local theater isn’t known for being particularly racy, daring,…
By Michael Beadle Appalachian storyteller and musician Jerry Harmon will perform at Eaglenest in Maggie Valley for one special performance…
Los Lobos: The Town and the City Remembered by most as “that band that revived ‘La Bamba’,” this criminally under-appreciated…
If you remember Charles Portis’ wonderful 1968 novel, True Grit (and the subsequent Kim Darby/John Wayne film), you are likely…
By Sarah Kucharski • Staff Writer Jackson County commission candidate Mark Jones, a Democrat, will face Republican Geoff Higginbotham this November in the only contested race for the county board.
Following the brutal shooting death of a Jackson County woman staying at a local shelter for battered women, District Attorney Mike Bonfoey met with representatives of domestic violence victim advocacy groups in the 30th Judicial District last week to discuss…
By Michael Beadle “Where is Cold Mountain?” Nearly a decade after Charles Frazier’s debut novel became an international success, folks…
By Chris Cooper It’s all too easy to dismiss the ‘80s as an era of day-glow clothes, poofy hair and…
By Michael Beadle It’s a gorgeous autumn afternoon in Asheville just a few days before author Charles Frazier begins an…
By Michael Beadle The world where artists create can often be a private place off limits to the general public.
If you do a lot of surfing on the Internet, you probably know that astonishing changes are taking place there.…
Back some 30 years ago when I still had some tenuous claim to academic respectability (I taught literature), my teaching…
Bob Cathey Cathey worked for the U.S. Forest Service for 34 years in timber inventory and currently serves on the soil and water board. He has served on the school board and Haywood Community College Board.
Citing his candidacy for county commissioner, Macon County planning board chairman Ronnie Beale announced his resignation last Wednesday (Sept. 27) putting vice-chairman Larry Stenger in line for the job.
A long-standing controversy over extending water and sewer lines to the semi-rural community of Bethel could be a defining issue in the election for the Haywood County Soil and Water Conservation District board this November.
A survey conducted by the Bethel Community Club asked candidates for the Haywood County Board of Commissioners to weigh in on the controversial issue of running water and sewer lines to Bethel.
By Sarah Kucharski • Staff Writer Prices at the gas pump began falling last month with the announcement that a new pocket of deep-sea oil had been found off the Gulf of Mexico. Locally, regular unleaded hit a mere $2.25…
The Jackson County Green Energy Park will celebrate the opening of Phase 1 of the park with an open house to be held from 3 to 9 p.m. Oct. 6.
Taylor: Each time we visit the gasoline pump, it is clear that the U.S. has become overly dependent on foreign sources of oil for our energy needs. While the previous Administration – joined by environmental extremists – refused to allow…
Slope proposal • Cut-and-fill slopes taller than 40 feet are not allowed.
By Sarah Kucharski • Staff Writer Macon County commissioner candidates fielded several questions about growth and the county’s future during a forum conducted by the League of Women Voters last Thursday night (Sept. 28).
“On a morning in October, when a light mist hung over the pond, a mink appeared following this path beside…
There was so much blood all over the place that her home looked more like a slaughterhouse. That’s what she…
By Kirkwood Callahan • Guest Columnist Just over a month remains before voters make the decision who will rise and…
The answer to the problem with Segways on the Little Tennessee Greenway in Franklin is not to enact an outright…
School students who visited the Haywood County Fair last week learned all about bees at a traveling bee hive exhibit…
The onset of fall marks the end of the active gardening season for most. It also marks the beginning of…
The furnace has been on a couple of nights already to take the chill off. Driving home from Asheville the…
By Kathleen Lamont Buying local produce enables you to: • Eat fresher, better tasting, and healthier foods.
The whistle of the excursion train on the far side of the river shrieked three times. From where I sat…
The Waynesville Parks and Recreation Department will offer an old school, “wooden bat” softball league this summer. The organizational meeting…
A retired Western Carolina University professor and Jackson County environmentalist has been given top honors for his work in education…
This summer was no waste for teachers and students who enrolled in a Great Smoky Mountains Park program that put…
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials have honored a Duke Energy scientist for his work in helping to restore aquatic…
Main Street Waynesville wasn’t the only place to get a spit and polish before visitors and performers from around the…
The Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute will host a program about the role of the astronomical site in the Pisgah National…
North Carolina House Bill 94 (Amend Environmental Laws) has passed the House and Senate and awaits the governor’s signature. HB…
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