By Julia Merchant • Staff Writer Bryson City Alderman have adopted the town’s first land development plan.
By Timm Muth My thanks to the editor for giving me the opportunity to respond to the recent allegations about…
A Continual Feast Evelyn Vitz’s cookbook offers a fine array of rituals and recipes from the Christian calendar. Greek lamb…
By Julia Merchant • Staff Writer Donning purple ribbons of support, members of the community came together Monday in a show of encouragement for the embattled Haywood Regional Medical Center, which is facing a financial crisis after losing its Medicare…
By David Curtis Just when you thought you had enough to worry about here comes a news report that’s right…
By Jennifer Garlesky • Staff Writer Musicians will soon be able add another venue to their tour list next year.
By Jennifer Garlesky • Staff Writer Next year Eastern Band of Cherokee tribal members will be able to watch the latest blockbuster flicks on the big screen, get their weekly groceries at Wal-Mart and enjoy a friendly game of golf…
Anyone following the saga of Haywood Regional Medical Center has to feel like their head is spinning. So much has happened so fast that keeping it all straight is likely proving difficult, even for those with the most nimble minds.
The healing power of forgiveness is at the top of the list of things in which I believe strongly. It’s…
There are almost as many reasons for watching birds as there are birders. Whether you are a backyard birder content…
God’s Harvard: A Christian College on a Mission to Save America by Hanna Rosin. Harcourt, 2007. 304 pages Every once…
By Julia Merchant With its CEO gone and a new consulting group on board, Haywood Regional Medical Center is working around the clock to regain its Medicare and Medicaid funding.
Jackson County residents weighed in on proposed road improvements for N.C. 107 at a citizens informational workshop Feb. 25 at Western Carolina University’s Ramsey Center.
Over-worked and underpaid. It’s a complaint most in America could wage against their boss. But at Haywood Regional Medical Center, it was just the tip of workplace complaints.
“Keep it clean! We’re downstream!” was the rallying cry for protesters at a demonstration held Saturday (March 1) demanding that Evergreen Packaging clean up the Pigeon River.
While crossing the Blue Ridge north of present Asheville in the early 1540s, Hernando de Soto’s scribes entered some brief…
You start a band. The band writes material, rehearses, and plays some shows. What’s the next step? Merchandising? A world…
The National Forest Service is trying to hash out a new policy for building wind towers on public lands. The…
The first stop for sick people in Haywood County should still be their local doctor.
Mark Meadows won the second primary on July 17 by a sweeping majority. The conservative Republican candidate for U.S. Congress garnered 76.3 percent of the vote Tuesday.
New Zealand — Whitireia Performing Arts Whitireia Performing Arts is affiliated with New Zealand College of Performing Arts. This school…
For many teens growing up in Haywood County, becoming a Folkmoot guide is a dream come true. The job means…
The Serbian group Talija Art Co., crowd pleasers at the 2009 Folkmoot, will make a return appearance at this year’s…
By George Ivey • Contributing writer What in the world would bring together the Great Smoky Mountains and the country…
After Jersey and the Big Apple (see last week’s Naturalist’s Corner — www.smokymountainnews.com/outdoors/item/7554-famous-nyc-offspring), it was time for a leisurely trip…
Learn about biological changes afoot in the Tuckasegee River since the removal of the Dillsboro dam two years ago during…
A guided canoe float trip down the Little Tennessee River will be held on July 19 as part of the…
The fast growing sport of Open Water Swimming has been added to the Lake Logan Multisport Festival held Aug. 4…
Girls on the Run is reaching out to elementary and middle school girls in Franklin to get involved in a…
River cane, a native type of bamboo that once grew in large stands along mountain rivers, has gotten a helping…
A special guided hike to the Ridges of Cedar Knob in the Highlands area will explore a high-elevation granite dome…
Join a renowned mushroom forager for a guided mushroom hunt from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sunday July 29.…
A scientist fighting to save the dying hemlock forests of the Southern Appalachians will give a talk on ongoing efforts…
An all-day workshop on July 31 will explore the ethics and ethos behind ecology and conservation in the Great Smoky…
The historic cabins, churches, school houses and farmhouses that date back to the times of early Appalachian settlers in the…
Some plants like Jack-in-the-pulpit and Dutchman’s-pipe have evolved methods of entrapping insects in their flowers so as to assure pollination.…
The Friends of the Haywood Library annual book sale begins at 9 a.m. on July 26 and runs through Saturday,…
Frank Foster will sign copies of his recently published thriller, Catch a Falling Knife, at Shakespeare & Co. Books from…
I apologize. About a month ago, when I concluded my review of Clash of Kings, I noted that I would…
To the Editor: OccupyWNC, an affiliate of MovetoAmend.com, along with groups all across the United States, has worked diligently to…
To the Editor: Election time is approaching and we are facing a promise gap. In 2008 when vice presidential candidate…
To the Editor: Have you heard the latest about our local sportsmen? Well, it’s been reported that three elk were…
“You know, this is really the only thing I know I’ve wanted to do my whole life.” That was my…
By Peggy Manning • Correspondent Waldo fans take heed. The gauntlet has been thrown down. Are you up to the challenge? Tiny Where’s Waldo figures have been cleverly hidden on the shelves and racks of stores throughout downtown Sylva, and…
More than 40 historic photographs of Canton will be on display at Canton library from July 9 through Aug. 31, and reception of the exhibit will be held at the library from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 9.…
A clothes swap to benefit children of Haywood County will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 21 at Keller Williams Realty’s Waynesville office. The event, which is sponsored by the real estate company, will allow parents and…
A Tuscola football player charged with a felony cross burning targeting a biracial classmate will remain on the team, at least for now. Ben Greene, a rising junior and running back on the varsity football team, will have to sit…
Four teenagers in Haywood County were recently charged with burning a cross in the yard of a biracial classmate. The act is considered a hate crime, a severe form of intimidation that is classified as a felony. All four students…
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