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A targeted law enforcement effort aiming to combat litter resulted in 37 stops including 25 verbal warnings and 13 citations…

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Time to party, everyone! April is here, and along with warmer weather, blossoms and flowers, and grass grown green, April…

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By Martin Dyckman • Guest Columnist | A political party that stakes its future on allowing fewer people to vote…

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It’s National Library week, and for someone who loves books and was the child of a librarian, this week is…

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To the Editor: Sylva is a beautiful small town. It is its small-town charm and beautiful surroundings that brings people…

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More than 80 percent of Smoky Mountain News readers have already received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine,…

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People who have been fully vaccinated can start to do some things they had stopped doing because of the pandemic,…

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When the pandemic first hit, Waynesville resident Sammie Conner was so scared of contracting COVID-19 that she wouldn’t even go…

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The last time Americans lived through a global pandemic, the field of employment law wasn’t nearly as developed as it…

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A Buncombe County man pleaded guilty April 6 to two counts of first-degree statutory sexual offense and four counts of…

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Despite gusting winds and a temperature of 42 degrees at the time the three-hour meeting began — it was 37…

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More than 16 months after animal cruelty allegations were filed against Haywood resident James Lunsford, justice has finally been served. 

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Students enrolled in Haywood County Schools’ exceptional children’s program will soon have a new home at no taxpayer expense. 

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By Theresa Ramsey • Guest writer | The Women’s History Trail project of the Folk Heritage Association of Macon County…

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Barbara McRae loved history — learning about it, sharing it with others and making it herself.  The long-time community organizer lost…

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A federal lawsuit challenging the U.S. Department of Interior’s decision to allow the South Carolina-based Catawba Indian Nation  to build a…

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Western Carolina University’s regional COVID-19 vaccine clinic will deliver its 10,000th vaccine to a student around 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April…

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A potentially dangerous situation at the Evergreen Packaging paper mill in Canton earlier today is under control.

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Emergency services workers from several jurisdictions were responding this morning to reports of a fire at Evergreen Packaging’s Canton papermill.

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“To date, over 18,000 people in Haywood County are at least partially vaccinated. Mass vaccination efforts have been running smoothly,…

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Just as it was about to expire at the end of March, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…

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Sylva Police Chief Chris Hatton is urging local businesses to secure their buildings after multiple Dillsboro restaurants were broken into…

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The International Friendship Center, the Community Care Clinic of Highlands-Cashiers and Vecinos have hosted six weekly Latino COVID-19 vaccine clinics…

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A six-part podcast mini-series exploring the intersection of Black history and Southern Appalachian music through the Great Smoky Mountains Association…

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The Great Smoky Mountains National Park hopes to help visitors experience the Smokies story in a new way thanks to…

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A delay in supplies for the Ramsey Prong Bridge replacement project is causing an extended closure for Ramsey Prong Road…

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The first-ever drive-thru Winter Lights experience at the N.C. Arboretum brought record numbers of people to see the bright holiday…

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Historically, and presently, the women at Masanjia experienced worse torture and degradation than men. The guards would jam and twist…

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Bob Clark • Guest Columnist | The request to the Haywood County commissioners from the Sheriff’s Department for $15 million…

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By Dr. J. Scott Hinkle • Guest Columnist | The COVID-19 crisis is winding down. This time last year we…

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To the Editor: I’m beginning to understand what Benjamin Franklin meant when encountering a woman on the street following the…

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To the Editor: I have often been critical of our educational system for being more enamored of trendy fashions than…

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J.D. Moore started his first year at Tuscola in 1999. He was an athlete, played football and basketball. He learned…

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With the support of a bi-partisan panel including commissioners from Macon and Graham counties as well as the head of…

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Filed in the General Assembly on March 15, House Bill 280  contains only 112 words, but if it gains legislative…

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In its 15 years together, Papadosio has remained on a steady, upward trajectory as one of the premier jam-bands currently…

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A new grant from the Center for Craft is supporting an effort to share traditional metal working techniques with the…

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Western North Carolina Republicans have introduced a bill in the General Assembly that would result in substantial changes to the…

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With the 2021 property revaluation now complete, Jackson County’s taxable value will rise nearly 20 percent over the value established…

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Downtown Waynesville Association Executive Director Buffy Phillips has apparently told members of the DWA executive board that she plans to…

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Tribal Council voted 11-1 this month to allocate an additional $35 million toward a Kituwah LLC development project along Interstate…

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By unanimous vote, Tribal Council approved an allocation plan for future revenues from the Southern Indiana Casino during its monthly…

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Mountain Pediatric Group’s Canton location, temporarily closed during the pandemic, has now reopened and is accepting new patients. 

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For the very first time, the North Carolina General Assembly will consider giving the public meaningful access to personnel records…

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Jackson County Schools Board of Education has selected Dr. Dana Ayers as its new superintendent beginning June 1. 

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By Sally Kestin | Asheville Watchdog They taught students in school, delivered the mail, advised Congress, and served the country in…

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In another encouraging sign of progress, ownership of the land upon which Maggie Valley’s Ghost Town in the Sky amusement…

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