Increased recreation on Lake Glenville has caused concerns about safety for swimmers sharing the lake with boaters, and despite an N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission officer’s recommendation that the Commission deny a request to establish a no wake zone on the…
With the arrival of 2018, the time to submit applications for 1% partnership funding for July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2019, through the Haywood County Tourism Development Authority is right around the corner.
Haywood Regional is ringing in 2018 with the year’s first bundle of joy. Weighing 7 pounds and 12 ounces and measuring 20 inches, Baby Donna was born Monday, Jan. 1, at 6:22 a.m.
Downtown Sylva looks quite a bit different these days than this time last year.
Cherokee inched closer to holding a referendum vote asking how widely available alcohol should be on tribal land with a vote during December’s Tribal Council meeting, but exactly what the implications of such a referendum might be is still unclear.
Collaboration between Mission Health and Macon County leadership, with support from the Highlands-Cashiers Hospital Foundation, Mission Health Department of Philanthropy and community donors, has resulted in the fully funded purchase of a much-needed, brand new ambulance for emergency patient transport…
The summer before Christopher Lile graduated from Gardner-Webb University, he spent five weeks studying small mammals on the Broad River Greenway and the surrounding area.
Western Carolina University faculty members Kelly Kelley and David Westling have learned a lot about assisting individuals with intellectual disabilities as they transition into the world of work and independent living over the past decade through the University Participant Program…
Waynesville Police Department is looking for any information from the public that might help them with a recent suspicious death investigation.
As the new year dawns and I take account of everything that’s happened in the past 12 months, it’s Donald…
Except for the year our daughter, Kayden, got the flu and we had to make the best of spending Christmas…
To the Editor: After 29 years as a pediatrician in Western North Carolina, with over 120,000 patient visits under my…
To the Editor: How can anyone call themselves a Christian and support President Trump and his Republican cronies in Congress…
To the Editor: My daddy served in the U.S. Army. My oldest brother retired from the U.S. Air Force. One…
An Old World delicacy tied to myths of the supernatural, the truffle is often construed as a rare exotic, likely…
Winter volleyball is starting up in Waynesville, with options available for pickup and team play alike.
A bill to extend authorization of the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area by four years has been filed in the…
An eight-week training course for anyone interested in operating an agriculture-based business will kick off Tuesday, Jan. 9, at Southwestern…
Third-grader Emily Prince, of Fletcher, won the North Carolina contest in the National Bonnie Plants Cabbage Program when she grew…
A nine-minute tour of the 1,175-mile Mountains-to-Sea Trail is now available from the comfort of any couch within reach of…
Angela Gee, district ranger on the Cheoah and Tusquitee Ranger Districts of the Nantahala National Forest, has left the position…
“That is the land of lost content, I see it shining plain, The happy highways where I went And cannot…
Note: This is the second of a two-part series about Christian Priber, an utopian socialist whose beliefs — including free…
Haywood County Sheriff’s Office detectives continue to investigate two deaths that occurred in the Fines Creek area last week.
The search for a ceramic Christmas tree led Sharon Frizzell of Canton to a $200,000 lottery win.
North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission Chairman Zander Guy met with Principal Chief Richard G. Sneed and other representatives of the Tribal Council of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians during a Dec. 4 visit to Cherokee.
Western Carolina University announced the appointment of a 21-member search committee that will recommend a successor to Chancellor David O. Belcher.
A plan is in place to re-open N.C. 28 in Graham County by the end of February.
Last year it was still just a quaint, silly little term — fake news.
Before we ring in the New Year, The Smoky Mountain News likes to look back and reflect on the last year of news. The headlines that have graced our pages in 2017 have had an important impact on the people…
The sound echoes a tone of inclusion and timelessness. When you listen to Langhorne Slim, you’re hearing something oddly familiar,…
By David Belcher • Guest columnist I had the privilege of presiding over Western Carolina University’s Dec. 16 commencement ceremonies…
My dad called the other day and said he had a fun Christmas surprise for my boys. Knowing my dad…
District 50: Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, Macon and Swain Counties December 14, 2017 Dear Senator Davis: Perhaps relations between…
To the Editor: Kudos to Smoky Mountain News Staff Writer Cory Vaillancourt on his story, “Homeless in Haywood for the…
At 8 a.m. on a December morning, the newly risen sun had barely warmed the air over Franklin from the…
Tips are needed related to a human-caused fire that resulted in damage to cabins in the Elkmont Historic District of…
A proposal to reauthorize prescribed burning on 19,038 acres in Jackson, Macon and Swain counties is open for public comment…
Environmental groups across Western North Carolina got a boost from this fall’s Pigeon River Fund Awards through the Community Foundation…
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has released the final versions of five game land management plans, including the plan for…
Three new elk have arrived at Grandfather Mountain State Park’s environmental wildlife habitats.
Former Carolina Mountain Club president George Oldham received the organization’s highest award last month when he was presented with the…
Bamboo is the common name applied to a wide and varied group of woody grasses from all around the world.…
Sometimes joy and beauty strike like thunderbolts. One minute we are going about our daily routine, minding our own business,…
The recent passing of longtime Clyde Mayor Jerry Walker left a hole not only in the hearts of residents, but also on the board of aldermen.
After receiving applications from three people, the Haywood County School Board has selected Bethel’s David Burnette to fill the seat of a board member who resigned in October.
An already-tight timeline to get a referendum question about funding an indoor pool on Jackson County’s November 2018 ballot just got tighter when county commissioners opted during a Monday, Dec. 18, meeting to table a vote on the next step…
Seven tribal employees who were fired or demoted when former Principal Chief Patrick Lambert took office in 2015 have received a combined $698,000 in settlement payouts following a November agreement that Lambert made public this week.
A routine board appointment turned contentious last week when Sylva Commissioner Harold Hensley announced that he’d like to see someone else appointed to Commissioner David Nestler’s expiring term on the Tuckaseigee Water and Sewer Association Board.
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