I wrote first by hand and then with a manual typewriter. Starting about 1990, I moved “up” to a Tandy…
Franklin’s downtown outdoor gear store just got bigger.
June kicks off the first of a three-part event at the Nantahala Outdoor Center, near Bryson City, called the Canoe…
Eateries in Western North Carolina have agreed to donate a portion of their proceeds to the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation…
Mountain visitors and residents can learn more about their black bear neighbors at an upcoming seminar. A program called “Understanding…
Get ready for live talons, Waynesville. Doris Mager, better known as “The Eagle Lady,” will appear with her birds of…
A new book has been published detailing the story of the grand, four-legged keepers of the Great Smoky Mountains Park:…
The Macon County Master Gardener Association is hosting an open house from 1 until 4 p.m. June 15 at the…
The folks in the mountains of Western North Carolina and eastern Tennessee share more than a common boundary, they share…
The Great Smoky Mountains Association has turned 60 years old, and although it has changed during the years, its mission…
With each passing day, the first-person accounts of what life was like in the Smokies before Google, iTunes or even…
Robert Morgan has a rare and cunning gift: he can sift through the detritus of the past, pluck objects and…
To the Editor: I have returned to Waynesville for the summer. I drove past the courthouse and could not believe…
To the Editor: Rep. Mark Meadows would like us to think of him as a “moderate or centrist Republican” (SMN,…
To the Editor:  At this Memorial Day time of year, we not only honor veterans but also mourn the recent tragic loss…
To the Editor: The 2013 legislation coming out of Raleigh is bad enough to cause sleepless nights and worried man…
To the Editor: Recently I saw Ralph Laughter, chairman of Macon County’s “Me Party.” We talked about his letter to…
To the Editor: It is true I have been accused of being a negative person concerning a few of the…
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…
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.
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.
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.
Count my daughter among the millions of kids whose first word was “doggy.” For a several-week stretch, “doggy” was also…
Western Carolina Dog Fanciers Association, an area AKC Kennel Club, will host an American Kennel Club all breed dog show…
A panel discussion will present recent discoveries and observations relating to legendary Western North Carolina figure Horace Kephart at 7…
A BBQ & Brews Dinner Train will depart at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad…
The 38th annual Cherokee Pow Wow Festival is June 14-16 at the Acqouni Expo Center (Old Cherokee High School).
Kim Richey, Irene Kelley and Thomm Jutz will bring an adventurous musical spirit to the Songwriters in the Round series…
The Cherokee Bluegrass Festival will run from June 13-15 at the Happy Holiday RV Village in Cherokee.
Storyteller/singer-songwriter Dusk Weaver performs at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 16, at the Waynesville Public Library. Weaver is an upbeat entertainer…
The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership has announced an award of $10,000 to the Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center…
I had never seen the color green like that before. Touching down at the Shannon Airport in southwest Ireland, the…
Ronan MacGregor didn’t know where he came from. He knew he was of Scottish decent, but that was about it.…
Smoky Mountain Living prominently features images from across the southern Appalachians in each edition. Photo essays adhere to the issue’s…
A new 8.5-mile fiber optic cable linking government buildings in Waynesville has recently been installed.
Jack Cox and Kayden Zollinger (soon to be Cox, pending paperwork) are proud — and relieved — to announce the…
The Jackson County commissioners should move forward with their temporary subdivision moratorium, notwithstanding all the concerns that have been raised…
By Carl Iobst Well if this don’t beat all. Over in eastern Germany where lederhosen, apple strudel, and skinheads are…
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