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About + Contact

The Smoky Mountain News distributes 16,000 papers per week, comes out every Wednesday, and is distributed free at more than 600 locations in Haywood, Jackson, Macon and Swain counties, and on the Cherokee Reservation. We also have stops in downtown Asheville.

  • Mailing address: PO Box 629, Waynesville, NC, 28786
  • For calendar listings, news releases and story ideas: news [at]


144 Montgomery St. Waynesville, 28786
828.452.4251 • Fax — 828.452.3585


629 W. Main St., Sylva, 28779
828.631.4829 • Fax: 828.631.0789


  • Scott McLeod (cell 828.507.8828) info [at]

Advertising Manager

  • Greg Boothroyd (cell 828.506.4112) ads [at]

News Editor

  • Jessi Stone jessi [at]



  • Garret K. Woodward (cell 518.593.0432) garret [at]
  • Holly Kays holly [at]
  • Cory Vaillancourt (cell 912.508.5640) cory [at]

Advertising sales

  • Amanda Bradley (cell 828.273.2208) Jackson, Macon, and Swain counties; Cherokee. jc-ads [at]
  • Susanna Barbee (cell 828.279.5123) Haywood County. susanna.b [at]
  • Scott Collier (cell 828.246.8470) Classified sales manager. classads [at]
  • Hylah Birenbaum (cell 828.452.9283) Smoky Mountain Living magazine. hylah [at]


  • Micah McClure micah [at]
  • Travis Bumgardner travis [at]
  • Jessica Murray jessica.m [at]

Office Manager

  • Amanda Singletary smnbooks [at]

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