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Two parcels totaling 219 acres will eventually be added to the Nantahala National Forest thanks to a recently completed conservation…

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Clay Jordan will soon leave the Great Smoky Mountains National Park after landing a job as superintendent of Sequoia and…

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On Sept. 2, Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler and WNC Communities Executive Director Jennifer Ferre cosigned a pledge to continue support…

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At 5 p.m., the August sun is hot and high overhead as my husband and I walk through the hodgepodge…

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The major party candidates seeking the NC11 congressional seat recently left vacant by former Rep. Mark Meadows spent much of…

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Around 30 demonstrators affiliated with a group called Sunrise North Carolina showed up to a congressional forum held by Southwestern…

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The gazebo in Downtown Franklin has long been a popular gathering spot for live music during Pickin’ on the Square,…

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A three-decade tradition, Waynesville’s Apple Harvest Festival, will indeed take place this year but as with all things coronavirus-related it…

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Emergency responders have found the body of a 25-year-old man reported missing at 7:36 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14, after falling…

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Continuing what has thus far been an aggressive push toward economic development, Haywood County and the Town of Canton have…

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Developers are planning another new Ingles project that will include a complete upgrade to the Holly Springs Plaza off U.S.…

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Tax values for Jackson County properties are set to rise next year as the county enters the final stages of…

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Maggie Valley Board of Aldermen voted Tuesday, Sept. 8, to join the Southwestern NC Home Consortium after previously opting not…

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Students in Haywood County will return to in-person learning Monday, Sept. 28, after being fully remote since the beginning of…

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Fresh out of high school in 1970, Sam Bush was a teenager in Bowling Green, Kentucky, with aspirations of being…

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It’s 4:41 a.m. at the Motel 6 in Laramie, Wyoming, which means it’s nearing 7 o’clock back at my apartment…

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September 11 snuck up on me this year. I was listening to public radio this morning when they discussed commemorations…

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Congressional candidates’ claims rated for truthfulness By Sally Kestin and Peter H. Lewis AVL Watchdog In their first public face-off,…

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 Waynesville native and Tuscola High School graduate Samuel Lalemand is serving aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), which is continuing…

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The Southwestern Commission Council of Governments is pleased to announce the availability of low interest loans for small businesses and entrepreneurs…

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The exterior walls of Western Carolina University’s Scott and Walker residence halls — a pair of nine-story, no-frills, 1960s-era, dormitory-style…

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Law enforcement is investigating an early morning shooting that occurred just before 3 a.m. Friday, Sept. 4, near milepost 364…

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Danny Bernstein’s fascination with DuPont State Recreational Forest began soon after she moved to Asheville in 2001.  “The first hike…

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At midnight Friday, Sept. 4, a pair of experienced Smokies hikers embarked on a 900-mile challenge in the Great Smoky…

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What’s happening in North Carolina right now with absentee ballot requests is staggering.  Currently there are around 7.1 million registered…

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Lately I’ve been feeling tightness in my chest, an inability to take a nice relaxing breath. When I told my…

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To the Editor: I keep hearing the term systemic racism. I assume this means racism built into our nation’s systems…

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It’s September 2020, and you’d have to be living as an anchorite in the deserts of New Mexico if you…

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Labor Day 2020. After finishing up my arts feature for this week’s newspaper, I jumped into the old Tacoma and…

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A few months ago, Russ Keith was cruising down U.S. 19 through the heart of Maggie Valley. Soon, he noticed…

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Congressional candidates Moe Davis and Madison Cawthorn clashed last week in a pair of debates spanning two days and three…

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Updated 9/11/20, 12:30 p.m. While N.C. Congressional District 11 candidates Moe Davis and Madison Cawthorn got into a heated debate…

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As the number of new cases begins to stabilize in Western North Carolina, medical directors urge people to keep doing…

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By Boyd Allsbrook • Contributing writer | It’s 10 O’Clock on a Monday morning. I stroll into J. Gabriel Home…

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Joseph William Lomas, 25, of Cherokee, died while being detained at the Swain County Detention Center on Aug. 28. 

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When Haywood-area Realtors merged with their Charlotte counterparts earlier this year to create the Canopy Realtors Association, one big reason…

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Quick police work coupled with private surveillance footage landed a Haywood County woman behind bars on several counts related to…

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In a narrow vote Sept. 3, the Cherokee Tribal Council approved a Fiscal Year 2021 budget that reflects the economic…

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UPDATE Sept. 9: Lafon has been found safe and unharmed. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is requesting assistance locating missing…

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The Jackson County Board of Education voted to proceed with Phase 2 of the district’s reentry plan at their work…

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On Thursday, the new Carolina Black Millionaire Edition game delivered its first $1 million prize to Caterra Ponton of Clyde.

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Law enforcement is investigating an early morning shooting that occurred just before 3 a.m. this morning near milepost 364 on…

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Autumn leaves and the natural beauty of fall colors across Western North Carolina are a seasonal sensation that draw thousands…

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Following Governor Cooper’s press conference Tuesday, Haywood Regional Health & Fitness Center will begin a phased reopening plan to best…

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Jackson County Commissioners voted unanimously to offer County Manager Don Adams a four-year contract extension following a closed-session discussion on…

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The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians has announced its intention to develop a 200-acre mixed-use development envisioned as an “experiential…

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Previously closed facilities in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park will reopen on Thursday, Sept. 3, for the first time…

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Nobody who knew Terry Rogers was surprised by the sprinkling of jokes that pervaded his acceptance speech.  One was a…

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