Ten suspects have been charged in connection with a rash of property crimes in the Cashiers and Glenville area.
A new cell phone tower in the Pigeon River Gorge could mean fewer dropped calls as motorists cruise down Interstate 40.
Swain County commissioners said they have fielded queries lately about why jail inmates aren’t put to work picking up trash along the roadsides or Tuckasegee River, and so in turn they posed that question to Swain County Sheriff Curtis Cochran…
A state bill that would bring Lake Junaluska into Waynesville’s town limits has cleared the N.C. Senate and is now headed for passage in the N.C. House of Representatives. The Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center and the 760-home residential…
County commissioners across the state are protesting proposed state budget cuts and bills that they say pass the buck and put more burdens on counties.
The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians could open a new $110 million casino in Murphy as early as spring 2015, with a temporary gambling operation up and running on the site in just a year from now.
While sunlight, water and good soil may seem a simple enough equation for getting a plant from seed to fruit, like anything it becomes a lot more complicated when people are involved. During the past decade, community gardens have been…
Western Carolina University is open to suggestions — from students, faculty and the general public — as it undergoes a campus-wide planning process that will steer infrastructure at the institution for the coming decade.
Landslide repairs to U.S. 441 through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park were completed early this week — reopening the primary tourist corridor through the park nearly a month ahead of schedule.
The Empty Bowl fundraiser will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 26, at The Community Table in…
 The 16th annual Greening Up the Mountains street festival will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 27,…
Haywood Arts Regional Theater in Waynesville will kick off its 29th main stage season this month with a stage adaptation…
The outdoor Mom’s Music Festival will be held from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, in Waynesville, featuring…
A “Record Store Day Celebration” will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 20, at In Your Ear Music Emporium in…
The Liars Bench presents music group Carolina Dusk at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 18, in the Mountain Heritage Center auditorium…
Renowned Appalachian writer Gary Carden will perform “Madison,” a monologue about the life of Dr. Robert Lee Madison, at 7…
The work of Linda Anderson, a prolific artist whose pieces depict her life in rural North Georgia, will be on…
A concert production of “Dead Man Walking” will come to the stage at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 27, in the…
The 2013 Jazz Festival will take place from April 27 and 29 at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, featuring jazz…
Haywood County Chamber of Commerce held their annual “Melange of the Mountains” culinary gala at Laurel Ridge Country Club on…
All bets are on in Cherokee. The first major poker tournament held at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino and Resort has lured…
I have two options when driving back and forth from home to town. One is along a river and the…
In the buildup to a large environmental demonstration in Raleigh, a climate change rally will be held at 11 a.m.…
When science meets the mountains you get: The Mountain Science Expo. The expo will take place from 10 a.m. to…
Gotta love that A.T. A program on the importance of the Appalachian Trail and ways to promote and conserve it…
In an effort to clean up Scotts Creek in Jackson County, a coordinated workday will be launched by volunteers from…
The Carolina Mountain Club has been awarded $2,200 through the North Carolina Appalachian Trail License Plate Grant Program to help…
Professional and collegiate lumberjacks from around the East will soon converge on Haywood County to compete in a top-notch woodsman…
Love may be a little anthropogenic for toads, but the eons old “urge to merge” was quite prevalent last Sunday…
Do you consider yourself an environmentalist or an environmental activist? Do you feel frustrated with the way issues dear to…
They were known as the West Memphis Three: Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley Jr., three teenagers who were accused…
When Doug Weaver looks around Haywood County, he sees potential.  “We’re on the fence, right in the middle of where…
We have been hearing a lot lately about President Barack Obama’s charm offensive. He has been traveling a short distance…
What’s deadlier than a crazed maniac in a kindergarten class with a loaded assault weapon? In the most horrifying massacre…
Without support from the Maggie Valley Lodging Association, a bill to increase the room tax in Haywood County could die in the N.C. General Assembly.
It’s been said that people are more afraid of public speaking than they are of death, but for Donald Davis, he couldn’t imagine doing anything else. 
Sylva town officials are staring down three unsightly options to balance the upcoming year’s budget: tax increases, budget cuts or both.   None of the choices have much appeal to board members, but it’s understood that something must be done…
Main Street merchants are used to answering tourists’ questions: how do you get to the parkway, what’s the best place for dinner, and where are the public restrooms? But lately, Waynesville’s downtown store keepers have also become purveyors of news.
Talk of cutting the historic courthouse maples in Waynesville has come and gone during the years. Reasons varied. It was hard to get grass to grow underneath. The trees masked the grandness of the historic courthouse. Heavy equipment parked under…
The Jackson County Tourism Development Authority is the latest voice to enter the fray as the county ponders a $700,000 grant to the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad in exchange for the promise of more tourists.
Religion and public schools have never been a black and white matter anywhere in the U.S., but the shades of grey can be even more complicated in the Bible belt.
Repairs to U.S. 441 are nearing completion. A football-field-sized portion of U.S. 441, which runs through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, was completely washed away in January after days of heavy rain resulted in a landslide.
Judaculla Rock, a prehistoric gem of the Cherokee and the most heavily inscribed petroglyph in the East, is putting Jackson County on the map.
Tom Anderson barely batted an eyelash when he plunked down $300,000 in cash for a tiny lot along the Nantahala eight years ago in the Mystic River development.
Statewide parks and recreation funding is clashing with fiscal austerity in the current state budget process, in a showdown that has environmentalists and local governments bracing for the worst.
All five Western North Carolina microbreweries west of Asheville collaborated on a craft beer that will be simultaneously released at…
Chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate will be delight partakers in the 14th annual Taste of Chocolate from 6 to 9 p.m.…
The Classic Wineseller in Waynesville will showcase live music from singer-songwriter Ben Wilson at 7 p.m. Friday, April 19, and…
The popular Songwriters in the Round series will return to the Balsam Mountain Inn at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 13,…
Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation’s Annual Pet Photo Contest award ceremony will take place at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 13, at…
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