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Wednesday, 14 January 2009 14:56

Growing plants from seeds — the basics

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Editor’s note: (This is the second of a 3-part series on growing plants from seeds.) Growing plants from seeds can…
Wednesday, 14 January 2009 14:55

WestCare cuts 45 jobs

The financially struggling WestCare Medical Center with hospitals in Sylva and Bryson City has eliminated 45 full-time positions, according to a statement from the hospital. Some of the cuts were achieved through attrition, but others have been laid off. WestCare…
A mentally ill man allegedly beat by a Bryson City policeman will not be charged with assaulting the officer involved in the incident. Jacob Grant, 25, pled guilty last week to a lesser charge of resisting arrest and obstruction of…
Wednesday, 14 January 2009 14:53

Dillsboro quietly assessing merger with Sylva

It appears Dillsboro has launched an official study into the pros and cons of merging with neighboring Sylva, although the planning board chairwoman leading the process was unwilling to release many details. Dillsboro Planning Board Chairwoman Teresa Dowd asserted that…
Wednesday, 14 January 2009 14:52

Civil rights and the arts

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Christi Marsico • Staff writer Bright colors and inventive images offering a kaleidoscope of memories and historic moments will be…
Wednesday, 14 January 2009 14:50

From Here: Authors spotlight Haywood County

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In an expanding spotlight of regional and national acclaim, three of Western North Carolina’s own have distinguished themselves by penning…
Wednesday, 14 January 2009 14:49

The view from the bench

For 25 years, Superior Court Judge Marlene Hyatt has often worked as much as 12 hours a day, five days a week presiding over some of the toughest legal cases in North Carolina. Her job has taken her to every…
Wednesday, 14 January 2009 14:47

More gems from the used bin

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Robben Ford and the Blue Line: Handful Of Blues No, it’s not out of print, nor is “Handful Of Blues”…
Wednesday, 14 January 2009 14:46

The Naturalist's Corner

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Happy new ivory-billed search in 2009 May old woodpeckers be forgot and never photoshopped. A $50,000 reward has been offered…
Wednesday, 14 January 2009 14:45

Merger prospect talk of the town

While Dillsboro leaders claim the idea of merging Sylva is in its mere infancy, opinions on the issue are already swirling in the small town. Several Dillsboro residents interviewed around town last week said they are opposed to the merger.…
Of course I had HEARD of Facebook. I may be well into the marrow of middle age by now, but…
Wednesday, 14 January 2009 14:42

Franklin seeks AT town designation

Franklin’s role on the Appalachian Trail Franklin is an important town on the Appalachian Trail because it is one of the first or last towns depending on which direction you’re coming from. It is about 106 miles from the start.…
Wednesday, 14 January 2009 14:41

This time, WCU passes academic integrity test

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This time, WCU passes academic integrity test If you want a messy issue with lots of overtones, then let’s talk…
Wednesday, 14 January 2009 14:39

Casino job losses first since Cherokee opening

Harrah’s Cherokee Casino is cutting 100 jobs because of the national economic downturn. The cuts represent about 5 percent of the casino’s approximately 1,800 employees. Harrah’s hopes to achieve the workforce reduction voluntarily, with the offer of a severance package…
Wednesday, 14 January 2009 14:38

An interested observer

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omething banged against the office window above my desk. I assumed it was a bird of some sort. And since…
Wednesday, 14 January 2009 14:37

WNC continues to captivate

There’s something about Haywood County. In recent years, the small Western North Carolina community has found itself as the setting of three nationally acclaimed novels. It started with the release of Charles Frazier’s Cold Mountain in 1997. Audiences ate up…
Wednesday, 14 January 2009 14:35

Searching for clarity after muddy disaster

It was around 1:30 a.m. on an exceptionally rainy Wednesday that Bruce and Lorraine Donin’s world came crashing down. One minute, the senior couple from Florida was enjoying a peaceful night listening to the creek rush past their three-story home.…
Wednesday, 14 January 2009 14:33

Macon leaders struggle with budget shortfall

K-4 school on hold due to economy Due to the national economic downturn the Macon County commissioners have decided not to fund the construction of a new $15 million K-4 school at this time. County Manager Jack Horton said it…
Thursday, 19 March 2015 17:05

Trash or treasure?

Denver Blaylock sees nothing wrong with his junkyard that straddles U.S. 276 in the Cruso area of Haywood County.
Wednesday, 02 December 2009 14:31

Cataloochee reaches out to women

Ski instructor Kathy New can truly empathize with the nervous beginners she teaches at the Cataloochee Ski Area in Maggie Valley each winter. More than 30 years ago, New took her first turns on the very same slopes as her…
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