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Haywood County resident Lynda Bennett was beaten badly in the Republican runoff primary for Congress last week against 24-year-old political…

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Every morning around 5:15, the birds start chirping outside my window. The past several months I’ve been trying to figure…

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To the Editor: The Nantahala and Pisgah national forests are the headwaters of seven major river systems, providing drinking water…

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To the Editor: The Appalachian Trail, spanning nearly 2,200 miles from Georgia to Maine, maintains a natural mystique that cannot…

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To the Editor: I moved to Jackson County in January of 2013 and have been in love with everything about…

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To the Editor: Giving in to the misguided desire to remove statues and monuments, which Black Lives Matter admits is…

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To the Editor: In today’s America, we find ourselves facing the continued onslaught of biased reporting and erroneous “expert” advice…

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To the Editor: An early lesson that a child hears is “tell the truth” and “honesty is the best policy.”…

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To the Editor: By leaving households without reliable internet access, the marginalization of Southern Appalachia will perpetuate. Without a good connection to…

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To the Editor: A reader’s letter in the last issue complained about mainstream media and a limited view of events…

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A motorcycle fatality occurred on Newfound Gap Road in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park shortly after 5 p.m. Monday,…

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A visitor to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park perished last week when he tried to save a younger family…

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Duke Energy is requesting a special use authorization to make improvements to infrastructure that crosses national forest lands, and the…

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The arrival of the N.C. Arboretum’s newest exhibit was delayed due to COVID-19, but Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks…

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Four larger-than-life butterflies now greet visitors as they enter the Cullowhee Community Garden, each representing a species that helps pollinate…

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Like most commonly observed objects, crows flit across our field of vision unheeded. Caw-caw-cawing unmusically … flap-flap-flapping over the fields…

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Many readers are familiar with his story.  Johnny Cash, also known in later life as “The Man in Black,” grew…

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Sitting in the back den of my parents’ Upstate New York farmhouse last week, I could hear the familiar sounds…

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By Boyd Allsbrook • Contributing writer | In the past, the Fourth of July holiday has been counted on to…

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The Coronavirus Pandemic and ensuing shutdown means folks have been spending most of their time at home for the last…

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By Gerri Wolfe Grady • Special to SMN | Customer service is an important commodity for any business and particularly…

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By Andrew Dundas • Contributing writer | This fall, Western Carolina University’s John W. Bardo Fine & Performing Arts Center…

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How, exactly, does someone lose a Primary Election in which they have almost a year’s exclusive advance knowledge of the…

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Last week, as demonstrations were taking place across the nation to call attention to police brutality and racial injustice, Canton…

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When tourists visit this region, many of them come seeking the beauty and awe of the waterfalls that decorate the…

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As of June 30, North Carolina had 64,670 confirmed cases of COVID-19. The death toll is now over 1,300 and…

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Plans for a $14 million bridge project in Dillsboro have changed, with the project now expected to take nine months…

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 The Western Carolina University Board of Trustees unanimously approved a resolution removing the name “Hoey” from a campus performance facility.

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District Attorney Ashley Hornsby Welch said across the 43rd Prosecutorial District, in the state’s seven most-westernmost counties, court officials are…

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Haywood County Public Health received notice on June 26 that three more Haywood County residents have tested positive for COVID-19. …

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The Terrace Bistro has opened at the Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center, offering a rare lakeside dining option in…

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At approximately 5:20 p.m. on Saturday, June 27, Great Smoky Mountains National Park Rangers responded to a drowning in progress…

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Following a June 23 public hearing, Jackson County Commissioners voted to pass the proposed 2020-21 budget without any of the…

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According to a press release, Shining Rock Classical Academy board of directors recently unanimous voted to accept the architectural designs…

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Macon County Public Health has identified a COVID-19 outbreak in staff at Macon Valley Nursing Home. Two staff members of…

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North Carolina’s graduated three-phase COVID-19 reopening plan was set to cruise into Phase 3 on June 26, but due to…

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Five turtle species reside in Western North Carolina: snapping, musk, and painted turtles are primarily found in streams, lakes, and…

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A hiker on the Abrams Falls Trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park died following a cardiac event Monday,…

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Outdoors groups are hailing a recent vote by the U.S. Senate to pass legislation supporting funding for public lands as…

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New re-openings have been announced for the Pisgah National Forest. 

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“At the heart of this wonderful book by Robert Curry is the simple belief that you as a human being…

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Back in January, the Haywood County Arts Council was setting itself up for another year of growth, creatively and financially.…

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It’s been a wild and wondrous thing to be able to wander around my native North Country right now: to…

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To the Editor: Seeing people take to the streets to demand reform of the police system is gratifying. Yes, we…

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To the Editor: All candidates for office: please, please reimagine justice for everyone and provide us a clear and comprehensive…

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To the Editor: The “Frame” is the view of the world news you get from the Main-Stream Media (MSM). The…

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By Bob Scott • Guest Columnist | I am in the market for a good, slightly used, Ouija Board.  I…

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Maybe we should have named our beagle-mix Lazarus, so often did he seemingly come back from the dead over the…

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The 448-acre woodland property sitting right off U.S. 23/19 and Interstate 40 near Canton was almost a speedway. Then, it…

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