Sarah Kucharski • Staff writer A new prescription drug discount card soon will be available to Macon County residents.
New developments have emerged involving the the purchase of a small piece of land in Maggie Valley by the town for a park. Alderman Phil Aldridge made $6,500 in commission for acting as the town’s real estate agent in the…
Thanks to major environmental investments by Blue Ridge Paper Products in Canton, the last advisory against eating fish downstream of the mill was lifted this month — ending a 20-year effort to clean up the river following decades of pollution…
Students in Haywood County are on the front lines of an ambitious effort to reintroduce a slew of native species to the Pigeon River following decades of pollution from the Canton paper mill that destroyed the aquatic habitat.
Slope development regulations will go into effect in Haywood County on March 1.
Leaders of a downtown Sylva movement are considering downsizing a proposed special taxing district to encompass only the core downtown area.
Leaders of the Downtown Sylva Association are drumming up support for a special taxing district that would raise money to promote downtown.
Back in November at the Great Smoky Mountains Book Fair in Sylva I met Patricia Kyritsi Howell and purchased a…
By Chris Cooper Swing can take many forms. It can bop and bounce like Calloway and Ellington, or it can…
As you probably know by now, we are on the verge of another “revolution in technology.” Specifically, your current DVD…
I grew up thinking that libraries had a lot in common with churches. I guess I need to explain that.
By Chris Cooper Morning Missed: Broken Cords Of Rotten Wood
The Grey Eagle Over the last four years I have had the great opportunity to work with David Holt in…
The Avenger Takes His Place: Andrew Johnson and the 45 Days that Changed the Nation by Howard Means. Harcourt, 2006.…
When Howard Alligood heard about a group of Sylva merchants lobbying for a special downtown tax, he got a little suspicious.
An overhaul of economic development strategy in Jackson County has temporarily stalled over who will be in charge.
By Sarah Kucharski • Staff Writer Franklin town officials have turned down a request made by the owners of the Wal-Mart plaza in Franklin to help encourage expansion in the store’s current location along the U.S. 441 bypass rather than…
Swain County Sheriff Curtis Cochran has estimated how much his predecessor might have made under the table feeding jail inmates: the figure comes in well over $100,000 a year.
The North Carolina Election Board says it could be another month or two before someone can make the trip from Raleigh to Bryson City to look into complaints of illegal voter intimidation and improper handling of absentee ballots associated with…
The Haywood County Board of Commissioners have appointed two new members to the Tourism Development Authority board: Deborah Reed, a leader of the Canton merchant’s association FOCUS, and Art O’Neil, owner of Sunset Inn, Sunset Bakery and Sunset Café at…
Western Carolina University is now the proud owner of the strip of commercial property known locally as the downtown Cullowhee business district.
For me, no pursuit is truly worthwhile unless it has an associated body of literature one can consult from time…
Few rivers have been the focus of as much controversy over the last century as the Pigeon, a fact that…
Drivers with Appalachian Trail license plates raised $55,000 last year to support the Appalachian Trail Conservancy in North Carolina.
By Michael Beadle If you’re a mountain biker looking for a challenging course that’s as cold as it is fun,…
This past summer I stopped feeding birds, except for the hummers. The squirrels had become too brazen and were chewing…
By Anna Fariello • Guest Writer William Rogers has been a professional metalsmith for more than 25 years, but nothing…
By Michael Beadle Glass dazzles. It bears no secrets. It illuminates the world around itself.
Expectations are tricky things. You can crack open a CD with basically one of two mindsets: “This is going to…
Honeymoon Edition So my husband and I celebrated our three-month anniversary by finally going on our honeymoon this January. We…
If you remember those wonderful fairy tales in which the hero acquires the aid of “helpers” in their journey to…
By Sarah Kucharski • Staff Writer The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is placing a $650 million bet that visitors to Harrah’s casino and hotel are looking for amenities akin to those that are becoming standard across the gaming industry.
In a suite on the 16th floor of Harrah’s Cherokee hotel and casino, Cherokee leaders happily milled about as an architectural animation of expansion plans played repeatedly on a flat-screen TV.
A long-time group of emergency room doctors in Haywood County filed a lawsuit against Haywood Regional Medical Center this week.
It’s still 11 months away, but organizers of a year-long Haywood County bicentennial celebration in 2008 are already counting down the days until the kick-off.
By Sarah Kucharski • Staff Writer Jackson County commissioners have taken the first step toward temporarily stopping new subdivision development, calling for a Feb. 27 public hearing on a six-month moratorium.
As the population in the rural areas of Haywood County grows, leaders are being faced with the question of whether it’s time to station new ambulances in these outlying areas.
In the natural world there are certain experiences that rivet our attention and remain stored in our memory banks. Through…
Jackson County took the first step this week to ban new subdivisions until it can write an ordinance to control…
Micah McClure, a graphic designer in Waynesville, faced a daunting task when asked to redesign the Friends of the Smokies…
When George Ivey broached the idea of a new specialty license plate design for Friends of the Smokies, feedback on…
In 1885 Jerome B. Freeman built a stairway to the top of a 535-million-year-old granite monolith overlooking Hickory Nut Gorge.
By Kathleen Lamont In the late 1970’s, Dr. Robert Atkins had a clinic in Santa Monica, Calif., where people went…
Canton native Marty Stamey has been named the new director of Haywood County’s Emergency Medical Services program.
Swain County leaders took the first step toward regulating unchecked growth and development this week by appointing the county’s first-ever planning board.
Controversy among downtown Sylva merchants and property owners could either escalate or come to a close this week, depending on what route the Downtown Sylva Association takes at a town board meeting Thursday expected to draw crowds of merchants.
Just after Christmas, my wife, Elizabeth, and I were driving south in the San Luis Valley of Colorado headed for…
When Macon County Manager Sam Greenwood retires at the end of this year, he’ll take with him more than three decades of governmental experience and an encyclopedic understanding of the county’s political scene.
It’s an old story, the only one worth telling, really, especially here on Valentine’s Day. It’s a love story, the…
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