The Moss Knob Shooting Range, located in the Nantahala Ranger District, Nantahala National Forest, will reopen in spring 2014 following…
College students who spent the past semester doing research at the Highlands Biological Station will present their findings at 2…
Western Carolina University’s athletic training major is giving hands-on experience to its students while helping area high school athletic departments,…
Mountain Wildlife Days has created a wildlife education speakers bureau of sorts to share its pool of wildlife experts with…
Orion the Hunter has taken to the late autumn skies. One of the loveliest and most easily recognized constellations will…
Western Carolina University’s Hunter Library will produce a new digital collection of 2,000 items focused on the history of Great…
Although this book was published over a decade ago, A Fierce Green Fire has grown steadily in popularity and is…
Last weekend, I sat down with a calendar and began sifting through all the fabulous Christmas-related events happening this month.…
This holiday season pull the kids away from their headsets and video games and show them another version of an…
A holiday sale and demonstrations of glassblowing and blacksmithing will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7,…
The School of Music at Western Carolina University will present its annual “Sounds of the Season” holiday concert, a performance…
Renowned bluegrass/gospel group Balsam Range 4th annual “Winter Concert Series” will return to the Colonial Theatre in Canton.  Guest artists…
Brasstown Ringers will present “A Brasstown Christmas” at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at the First United Methodist Church in Franklin.
The strings of tradition and progress echoed from the back alley. Upon further inspection (and a lone door cracked open),…
As the temperatures drop in Western North Carolina, the fun only heats up. The holiday season here is filled with…
To the Editor: Recently, we the employees of WestCare learned of an exciting decision that we are entering into a …
We are now — officially — barreling into the holidays. Thanksgiving is already a fading, drowsy memory of turkey carcasses…
Waynesville leaders last week voted to loosen the town’s sign rules at the behest of some business owners, but stopped short of allowing giant, blow-up inflatable characters.
The jury deciding the fate of a former Swain County jailer who helped a murderer escape and then ran away with him to California began deliberating Tuesday morning (Dec. 3).
Jake Flannick • SMN Correspondent Building consensus among the increasing number of residents and business owners in Cullowhee is critical to shaping the identity of the area. Growth is outpacing steps to establish a long-term plan for building and economic development,…
Jackson County Librarian Dottie Brunette will retire at the end of the year, and the public is invited to a reception in her honor from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, at the Jackson County Public Library in Sylva.…
To Jean Parris, the drug bust in Haywood County last month wasn’t just a matter of locking up suspected drug dealers. It was about saving lives.
An undercover investigation in Haywood County targeting alleged drug dealers culminated in a sweeping roundup last month, netting 31 suspects with 114 charges in all.
The sale of the hospitals in Haywood, Jackson and Swain counties to Duke LifePoint Healthcare next year will bring an…
Michael Bruce  2nd year assoc. Hometown: Waynesville Major: Web Technologies  App: Class Schedule Organizer As soon as he learned how to build a mobile application, Michael Bruce put his knowledge to work for his fellow-students. He started developing an app…
If the very thought of trying your hand at computer programming or writing software code is intimidating, Dr. Jonathan Wade has got an event for you.
By Paul Clark • SMN Correspondent So, here’s the problem. It’s raining and you need to catch the CAT TRAN, one of the purple vans that shuttle students and staff around Western Carolina University.
Imagine you’re a college student in the summer of 2010. One of your professors offers you a job. He has just acquired 30 of the newest android phones. Your assignment? Just fool around with them. See what they can do.…
Ella Wachacha Bird has joined the ranks of a small and revered group last week after the Eastern Band of Cherokee Tribal Council named her a “beloved woman.”
Supporters of the stalled merger of Lake Junaluska with the town of Waynesville hope to get it back on the docket of the N.C. General Assembly in the spring.
By Joe Ecclesia My name is Joe Ecclesia, and I have a bone the size of an elephant’s thigh to…
The Southern Appalachian Office of the Wilderness Society will host a reception for “Land of the Crooked Water,” an exhibit…
“An Enchanted Broadway Holiday Show” performed by award-winning recording artists Lee Lessack and Joanna O’Brien begins at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday,…
I was caught flat-footed last year when my oldest daughter began questioning the myriad Santa spottings of the Christmas season.…
The 2013 Franklin Christmas Parade will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1 in downtown.
The Appalachian Women’s Museum has kicked off its first fundraiser since reaching an agreement with the Town of Dillsboro to…
The inaugural Hayweird County Hometown Holiday Jam will be at 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, at the Water’n Hole Bar…
Cruising up Utah Mountain Road outside Maggie Valley, one begins to get the feeling if they drove any further up…
By Colby Dunn • Correspondent This week, kids across America will learn the story of the first Thanksgiving. How the pilgrims,…
To the Editor: For the past few months some of the people in Western North Carolina who write letters to…
To the Editor: As I write this, the stock market is hovering around record highs. The Federal Reserve is keeping…
To the Editor: The response from zoning advocates — to my letter that was printed two weeks ago — was typical.…
To the Editor: Limited government was ridiculed in a recent Smoky Mountain News article. Most Americans are strong believers in…
By Doug Wingeier • Columnist In early October we spent two weeks in our 150-year-old log cabin situated on a corner…
By Paul Clark • Correspondent Mary McNeil carried her shopping bag around Haywood’s Historic Farmers Market like a kid on Halloween.…
Hey, all you turkey deep-fryer users. What are your plans this Thanksgiving for all that cooking oil once you have…
The Waynesville Judo team took top honors at the Fall Brawl judo tournament Oct. 5 at the Waynesville Recreation Center…
U.S. Forest Service law enforcement officials have released a picture of a man they believe may have information about the…
The Great Smoky Mountains Association will hold a “blow-out sale” on select merchandise starting Thanksgiving Day at its Clingmans Dome…
More property along the Blue Ridge Parkway near Waterrock Knob is now protected, thanks to The Conservation Trust for North…
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