Thanks to an invitation from a friend — Blair Ogburn, senior naturalist at Balsam Mountain Trust — I was able…
Sunshine spills into Jackson County. The warm late summer rays cascade down into the mountains, ultimately flowing into the fields…
In Light of the World (ISBN 978-1-4767-1076-1, $27.99), James Lee Burke once again gives readers writing cut and polished like…
I recently took stock of our craft supply cupboard and realized it’s looking a little paltry. At one time, I…
The 39th Mountain Heritage Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28, at Western Carolina…
The annual Mountain Life Festival in Great Smoky Mountains National Park will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.…
The Haywood Arts Regional Theatre will hold a ceremonial groundbreaking for the new Daniel and Belle Fangmeyer Theater on the…
The Tony Award-winning puppet musical “Ave. Q” hits the stage at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20-21, 27-28 and Oct. 4-5, and…
Country sensation Scott McCreery hits the stage at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center.
Called “the world’s greatest tribute to Chicago,” musical group Brass Transit will perform at 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, at…
I was born half-fish. No, not the mermaid kind, but close. As a kid, I grew up on Lake Champlain,…
Even before the lights went down and the curtain went up, one thing was already clear: this wasn’t going to…
To the Editor: North Carolina has the 49th highest unemployment rate in the USA, tied with Rhode Island and followed…
To the Editor:  The national criticism of his voter suppression law — yes, he signed it, so it’s his — must…
To the Editor: In January, Republicans swept into state government on a mission of frugality, vowing to trim fat from…
By Doug Wingeier • Guest Columnist With all the current media attention being focused on Syria, budget deadlines, Obamacare, and the…
In what he characterized as simply starting the discussion, Jackson County Commission Chairman Jack Debnam broached the idea of changing how voters elect county commissioners.
An abandoned, county-owned furniture factory in Whittier could transform into a center for agritourism in Jackson County, or it could become something entirely different.
The National Guard’s 211th Military Police Company based in Haywood County is deploying to Afghanistan.
The creation of a monolithic blueprint that will lead the seven western counties into a new economy is under way, but the team of researchers behind it is calling for community input to ensure the vision being crafted is the…
Haywood County has secured the first right of refusal on the 1.4-acre tract where the Mauney Cove trash and recycling collection site is located near the intersection of U.S. 276 and U.S. 19. The county currently leases the site for…
Building permits are trending upwards in Haywood County thanks to an increase in single-family home construction. The majority of new permits are for mid-range homes less than 4,000 square feet and below $500,000 in value, according to Bruce Crawford, director…
The Macon Aero Modelers Club members are not afraid to fly much of anything. Large, wooden aircraft churning through the sky, small, light planes twisting and turning at 10, 15, 20 Gs — if it’s got wings, it’s their forte. 
The Macon County Commission last week narrowly approved funding for upgrades and an expansion of the runway at the county airport.
Maggie Valley residents and leaders are questioning how and why town taxpayers ended up footing the bill for a Country music concert at the festival grounds last month — and whether the town will end up holding the bag for…
Thousands of uninsured Western North Carolina residents will soon benefit from the Affordable Care Act, despite most people still being confused over what health insurance reform truly entails, according local health experts.
Swain County Manager Kevin King made another trip up to Washington, D.C. last week, though this time the visit was not strictly for Swain County’s benefit. The National Association of County Commissioners paid for King and 24 other county leaders…
U.S. Congressman Mark Meadows was appointed as one of the country’ two representatives to the United Nation’s General Assembly last week.
Five full-time doctors practicing at Swain County Medical Center have left during the past year. The departures account for half the doctors in the county, who not only staff the emergency room but also take care of patients staying in…
As Dr. Randall Castor stared down the final weeks of his residency, it was clear those long, grueling years of medical training were about to pay off.
During rehearsal for her church’s band one Monday night, Paula McElroy called home to check on her 82-year-old husband who suffers from dementia. No answer.
A manufacturing plant that makes parts for big-rig cab interiors has broken ground on a $5.9 million expansion in Canton with plans to add 140 jobs at the factory by 2015. 
To the Editor: Congratulation, the Republican legislature just gave everyone in the state a tax cut. Well, maybe not, just…
To the Editor: In a recent letter titled “New laws bring advantages to N.C. citizens,” the writer stated “It’s time…
To the Editor: The 2013 North Carolina legislature has enacted numerous measures to benefit corporations and attract new business to…
To the Editor: In the winter of 1979, in the midst of studying for a degree at a large university,…
From the very first few days I lived in the mountains — as an 18-year-old freshman at Appalachian State University…
The Macon Aero Modelers is holding its 5th annual BBQ Charity Fun Fly at 9 a.m. Sept. 21-22, at the…
MedWest-Haywood is asking the community to step up to the plate and do their best rendition of the ‘Pink Glove…
I credit my older sister with teaching me many of life’s important lessons. Like not wearing white heels after Labor…
The 12th annual Railfest will bring a taste of railroad food, memorabilia, storytelling, Appalachian music and dance, and special train…
The 6th annual Youth Arts Festival will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Jackson…
Professional wrestler and country singer Mickie James will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 14, at Thunder In The Smokies bike…
He slinked by, turned and glanced at me. “Well, hey there, you must be Jack, eh?” I said to him.
From blockbuster Broadway musicals to the obscure art of throat singing to politically-charged documentaries on Iranian oppression, Western Carolina University…
I have always had a fondness for great, sprawling epics, especially if they chronicle the downfall of a family/dynasty that acquired…
A large yellow buckeye tree overhangs and supports the swinging gate that accesses our property. The tree has started to…
Tree seedlings planted at McKinney Meadow in Cashiers this week may signal a new chapter for the American Chestnut in…
Haywood County high school students will have more educational opportunities in the areas of electronics and machining, thanks to a…
A Western North Carolina farm tour provides the perfect chance to see where food comes from and to get to…
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