Labor Day LakeAlooza at Fontana Village The 4th annual Labor Day Weekend LakeAlooza celebration will be Aug. 30 to Sept. 1,…
Legendary outlaw country singer Hank Williams Jr. will play at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, at Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center.
The 43rd annual Smoky Mountain Folk Festival will be Aug. 30-31 at Stuart Auditorium at Lake Junaluska.
Western Carolina University’s first couple will team up with other WCU performers, including recent Tony Award-nominated Broadway star Terrence Mann,…
I had never heard anything like that before. Sitting on the porch of my grandfather’s camp on Lake Champlain, a…
The inaugural Waynesville Craft Beer Festival will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, at the American Legion…
During the last 20 years, the Western North Carolina craft beer scene has exploded.  While Asheville’s nearly 20 breweries earned…
This time of the year is perhaps the best time to enjoy flowering plants in a home garden. Many of…
While lines of cars zip down the Blue Ridge Parkway and hikers scurry along its zigzagging trails, Graveyard Fields moves…
Friends of Great Smoky Mountains National Park raised more than $200,000 through its “Friends Across the Mountains” telethon this year,…
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park has found its next deputy superintendent in Patricia M. Wissinger. She replaces Kevin Fitzgerald,…
“Understanding our Past, Shaping our Future” is an exhibition that displays Cherokee language, culture and history through images, text and…
Like the breathing in and out of newborns; like the ebb and flow of the tide, and like the cycle…
The Haywood County Fair will feature a newly expanded zoo this year.
Tuscola senior Allie Dinwiddie won a $500 scholarship and $100 cash for making the top score on an exam during…
North Carolina’s lookout towers once stood watch over our mountain forests. Now, they run the risk of becoming forgotten monuments…
One of the wettest summers in Western North Carolina may mean less colorful fall foliage this year, unless autumn brings…
Every once in a while, we encounter a situation so strange and so far removed from the natural order of…
Photographer Dr. Rick Cary will have a reception for his exhibit “Credo: Documentary Photographs of Signs Following Believers” from 6…
In order to introduce area residents to the potential of a voice acting career path, Voice Coaches presents “Getting Paid…
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21 5:00 p.m. Carnival Rides Open 5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Open to the Public 6:00 p.m. Opening Ceremonies Followed…
My kids have been in training all summer for the Haywood County Fair. They haven’t been raising giant pumpkins nor…
The Cherokee exhibit “Understanding our Past, Shaping our Future” is on display through Sept. 19 in the Balsam Building Lobby…
The inaugural Waynesville Craft Beer Festival will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, at the American Legion…
Local jazz guitarist Chad Hallyburton will present a musical program at 7 p.m. Tuesday, August 27, at the Jackson County Public…
Renowned Western North Carolina bluegrass/gospel band Balsam Range received seven nominations for the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Awards.
The floor below me began to shake. For a moment, the idea of the structure collapsing seemed plausible. All around…
A loud roar echoed from the back of the building. The deafening sound is terrifying, yet captivating, heightened by the…
To the Editor:  Since the radical cabal of Republican reactionaries has taken control of our state government, much has been…
To the Editor: All I want is an honest election. Is that too much to ask? Why are some Democrats,…
To the Editor: It’s time to speak the truth about the gains for North Carolina citizens made by the state…
To the Editor: I was pleased to see in my most recent issue of The Smoky Mountain News that Dr.…
The photo ID requirements included in the new voting law passed by the General Assembly and recently signed by Gov.…
Southwestern Community College exceeded the North Carolina Community College System’s mean in seven of the eight measures used to gauge annual performance — one of only three community colleges statewide to rank that well in the state’s “Performance Measures for…
Drake Software, a national leader in professional tax preparation software headquartered in Franklin, is expanding their call center in Hayesville and will hire about 50 new customer service representatives to man it. A new 10,000-square-foot facility will be constructed in…
Haywood Community College is strengthening ties to the community through industry training with the arrival of a new Industry Training Coordinator Doug Burchfield. After 19 years at Borg Warner, Burchfield understands the industrial workplace and will draw on this knowledge…
Ellen Walker has a passion for giving dolls new life and sending them on to their next home. For the past two and a half years, she’s put her that passion to work raising money for the Harris Regional Hospital…
All lanes of Interstate 40 West in Haywood County have reopened following a rockslide that occurred Monday evening, Aug. 19. Initial reports from county emergency workers claimed that all four lanes of Interstate 40 at Exit 7 (Harmon’s Den) in…
A “Stand Up for Education” rally will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, on the front lawn of the Haywood County historic courthouse. The event will express appreciation for teachers, support for public education and dissatisfaction with recent…
Raising children is rewarding, but stay-at-home moms and dads need something for themselves.
The recent three-day trip to Washington, D.C., marks the fourth time Swain County representatives have visited the capital during the last couple years.
The outlook for Swain County doesn’t look any better this year than it did the last three years in its quest to make good on the government’s stale promise of a cash settlement.
Pending changes to Waynesville’s sign laws could pave the way for sidewalk sandwich boards downtown, but they aren’t legal yet.
It’s not quite little Las Vegas, yet, but new sign laws in Sylva are clearing the way for a brighter, blinkier town.
Jackson County commissioners took the director of the Jackson County Department on Aging to task this week over why Meals On Wheels still has such a large waiting list.
One of life’s great unsolved mysteries will soon be settled thanks to an official survey of the murky border between Jackson and Macon counties.
Jackson County commissioners signaled support this week to change the way volunteer fire departments are funded, although the plan is not without its critics.
An old closed-down elementary school in the rural Cowee community in Macon County will soon reclaim its role as a community focal point and gathering place.
The chief of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians wants the town of Franklin to relinquish ownership of the historic Nikwasi Mound, but town leaders may not let it go.
The Moral Monday protests that started  in Raleigh and made national headlines are now making the rounds in North Carolina with a stop scheduled in Sylva next Wednesday, Aug. 28.
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