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Wednesday, 19 August 2015 14:16

Bikers raise cash for Parkway Mt. Pisgah campground project

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A rehabilitation project for the aging amphitheater at Mount Pisgah Campground will get some funding thanks to a fundraising ride…
Wednesday, 19 August 2015 14:16

Parasitic gill lice found in Haywood waters

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A new parasite has been confirmed on rainbow trout collected from the West Fork Pigeon River in Haywood County, as…
Wednesday, 19 August 2015 14:15

Smokies telethon to support park projects

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A fundraising broadcast to support Friends of the Smokies will air 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, on…
Wednesday, 19 August 2015 14:14

Audio tour brings the Smokies to life

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A new audio tour for the Mountain Farm Museum at Oconaluftee Visitor Center near Cherokee will give visitors to the…
Wednesday, 19 August 2015 14:13

Smokies visitation high at Cherokee

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Visitation has been strong in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park this year, with numbers for the first six months…
Wednesday, 19 August 2015 14:11

Bug Apetit - a tasteful discussion about insects

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Ever looked at a six-legged creature and thought of dinner? A program by “bug chef” Zack Lemann will explore the…
Wednesday, 19 August 2015 14:10

Paddle tour of Lake Junaluska offered

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A paddle tour of Lake Junaluska will tell the history of the 200-acre lake and information about the ecosystems contained…
Wednesday, 19 August 2015 14:06

We need to darken the way

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perseids fallingperseids burning white hotperseids flame out I made sure to keep an eye out for falling stars last week…
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 17:14

Bernie Sanders excitement builds

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To the editor: July 29 Bernie Sanders spoke to the entire country using the Internet. It was an incredible event.…
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 17:14

The Democrats’ war on babies is in trouble

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To the Editor: Now Democrats have once again dredged up the fabricated notion that Republicans are waging a war on…
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 17:12

Thoughts on my Southern heritage

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To the Editor: The controversy in South Carolina revolving around the Confederate Flag has made me think about my Southern…
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 17:08

Pay attention to new charter school

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To the Editor: Every person who pays taxes in Haywood County needs to be aware of, and pay attention to,…
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 17:01

GOP’s Trump problem won’t be easily resolved

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I would wager that I despise politics just about as much as you do. Whatever your political affiliation, we would…
Whether from a seat in the auditorium or at home on the couch, more than 1,000 Cherokee people blocked out Thursday night (Aug. 6) to see the people vying for their vote as the tribe’s principal chief talk about everything…
“It’s football time in Tennessee!” is what John Ward, the long-time announcer for the University of Tennessee, used to declare…
Summer’s not quite over, but emergency responders in Haywood County are already practicing their skills in preparation for rescue season,…
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 15:54

Macon Heritage fest to feature Plott hound lore

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Learn about the fabled bear hunting dog — the Plott Hound — during a talk at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug.…
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 15:53

Stocking suspended after disease found in trout

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Whirling disease has been confirmed in rainbow trout in the Watauga River in the Banner Elk area, and biologists are…
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 15:52

Swain officer wins state boating award

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A Bryson City man has been honored as North Carolina’s Boating Law Enforcement Officer of the Year.  Brian Cookston, a…
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 15:51

Experience life on the top

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A guided hike to the top of Mount LeConte in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park will provide an opportunity…
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 15:49

Get schooled in wilderness

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A fall schedule of classes covering the principles of emergency response and responsible behavior in the backcountry will soon kick…
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 15:48

Show off your horse, tractor and truck at the Haywood fair

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The Haywood County Fair is coming up, and with it some opportunity for friendly competition. Consider putting your hat in…
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 15:40

A traveler’s library; books read and unread

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As some readers of this column may know, I have spent the past six weeks in Europe, specifically the British…
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 15:27

Waynesville Craft Beer Faire is Aug. 15

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The Waynesville Craft Beer Faire will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, on the baseball field…
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 15:21

Do you want to fly model planes?

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The Macon Aero Modelers will be hosting an AMA National Model Aviation Day celebration event at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug.…
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 15:19

Tony Award musical at HART

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The Stephen Sondheim Broadway hit comedy “Company” will hit the stage at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 4-5 and at 3 p.m.…
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 15:18

Cataloochee Ranch welcomes The Honeycutters

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Americana/roots act The Honeycutters will perform at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, at the Cataloochee Guest Ranch in Maggie Valley.
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 15:17

This must be the place

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I rolled the windows down and stuck my head out. The air was crisp and salty, with a slight hint of…
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 15:13

Onstage at WCU

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Galaxy of Stars offers a variety of entertainment  A tribute to a comedic icon, a holiday show featuring the “Redneck…
The annual Golf and Gala event hosted by Haywood Healthcare Foundation on Aug. 25 and 26 will feature five separate golf tournaments at three courses over two days, capped off with an evening gala. The event will raise money for…
Love it or hate it, the concrete median down the middle of Russ Avenue in Waynesville on the approach to Ingles entrance road is here to stay.
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 14:48

Maggie officials not pleased with DOT report

Maggie Valley leaders aren’t taking no for an answer after the North Carolina Department of Transportation said nothing could be done to improve safety conditions at the U.S. 19 and U.S. 276 intersection.
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 14:42

Mobile vendors finding permanent homes in WNC

As the food truck fad filters into counties west of Asheville, local governments are trying to find a fair balance between encouraging entrepreneurship and protecting their brick-and-mortar food establishments. SEE ALSO: Food trucks offer different flavors Making mobile vendors more stationary…
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 14:40

Food trucks offer different flavors

Mobile vending is no longer limited to fast food staples like pizza, hamburgers and hotdogs.
By Katie Reeder • SMN Intern Hunters accused in a sweeping bear poaching sting in Western North Carolina have turned the tables on wildlife officers and prosecutors, tarnishing an operation that was initially trumpeted as a victorious round-up of rouge hunters.
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 14:34

Bryson City considers closing Fry Street

The Bryson City Board of Aldermen is formally asking for public input after mulling over the idea of closing Fry Street in downtown for almost a year.
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 14:30

Jackson hires new attorney position

After more than four years as Jackson County’s attorney, Jay Coward will soon yield his spot as the county’s legal face. But commissioners aren’t replacing him with another contract attorney. Rather, they’ve opted to create a new staff position.
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 14:28

Feds arrest Sylva businessman

A longtime Sylva business owner was arrested on federal charges after agents from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms surrounded his Main Street store Friday morning.
Jackson County commissioners approved moving forward with the installation of the Locust Creek pedestrian bridge even though the cost is higher than expected.
The rollicking steep slope debate in Jackson County may finally be put to rest next month after three years of tussling over whether and how much to water down the development rules.
What in most courts would have been a simple case of violating a domestic violence protective order was a landmark moment for the Cherokee Tribal Court.
Despite resistance from surrounding landowners, Shining Rock Classical Academy is moving forward with plans to set up Haywood County’s first charter school on the corner of Raccoon Road and U.S. 276 in Waynesville.
The guessing game of how many students will jump ship from Haywood County Schools to attend a new charter school, Shining Rock Classical Academy, won’t be known until the first day of school next week.
Wednesday, 05 August 2015 16:34

A murder story unlike any other you’ve read

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In recent years, literary works that are classified as “investigative reporting” have not only become best sellers, but have lingered…
Wednesday, 05 August 2015 16:10

Art, craft festival in Dillsboro

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The Dillsboro Arts & Crafts Market will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, on Front…
Wednesday, 05 August 2015 16:08

Student film festival in Highlands

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The second annual Best of Controlled Chaos Film Festival will be held Saturday, Aug. 15, at the Martin Lipscomb Performing…
Wednesday, 05 August 2015 16:06

Blueberry lovers unite in Cherokee

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The Blueberry Festival will be held fro 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at the Cherokee Indian Fair…
Wednesday, 05 August 2015 16:02

This must be the place

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It’s the only place I feel at home. The open road. Once it gets into your system, you’ll spend the rest…
Wednesday, 05 August 2015 15:59

All’s fair in beer and lore

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Is Stacy J. Cox disliked by Western North Carolina craft beer lovers? “I think so, but I don’t know why,”…
Wednesday, 05 August 2015 15:46

Another constitutional crisis for Obama

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To the Editor: Dear House and Senate national representatives: Are you going to allow Obama to precipitate another constitutional crisis…