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An aging membership, the inability to recruit younger members, a lack of civic engagement and a shift away from nonpartisanship…
Wednesday, 13 December 2017 22:06

Haywood’s assistant county manager resigns

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In a statement issued by Haywood County moments ago, the resignation of Assistant County Manager Talmadge “Stoney” Blevins was announced.…
Wednesday, 13 December 2017 14:48

Asheville LWV chapter picking up steam

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While the Macon County League of Women Voters had to disband this year due to low membership and community involvement,…
Wednesday, 13 December 2017 14:45

Spread of opioids puts strain on sheriff resources

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On any given day, the Haywood County Detention Center is full of people suffering from substance abuse and/or mental illness…
Wednesday, 13 December 2017 14:43

Sheriff receives grant to hire four new deputies

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The Haywood County Sheriff’s Office has been awarded a $480,963 grant that will allow the department to hire four full-time…
Jean Parris of Canton has been telling anyone who will listen about the growing drug addiction problems facing Haywood County…
Wednesday, 13 December 2017 14:39

Canton Confederate Christmas controversy quashed

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When Canton Alderman Dr. Ralph Hamlett recently proposed a parade entry policy that would limit inappropriate speech during the town’s…
Wednesday, 13 December 2017 14:31

Mission back in network for BCBS policyholders

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After a months’ long battle, Mission Health hospitals and its affiliates will be back in Blue Cross Blue Shield’s network…
Wednesday, 13 December 2017 14:29

Franklin council, mayor sworn into office

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Franklin’s new and returning councilmembers were recently sworn into office and immediately started conducting business during the December regular meeting.
As the town’s former police chief and also as a woman of faith, Maggie Valley Mayor Saralyn Price said last…
Wednesday, 13 December 2017 14:24

Freshman retention dips at WCU

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After years of steady upward progress, the freshman-to-sophomore retention rate at Western Carolina University dipped slightly for students who enrolled…
Wednesday, 13 December 2017 14:21

Admissions interest rises at Western

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When Chancellor David Belcher asked Sam Miller, Western Carolina University’s vice chancellor for students success, to tell the Board of…
Wednesday, 13 December 2017 14:20

Haywood School Board to fill vacancy

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After submitting applications, one of three men will be selected to fill a vacancy on the Haywood County School board…
Wednesday, 13 December 2017 14:15

Tribal Council removes alcohol commissioner

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In a split decision, the Cherokee Tribal Council voted Dec. 7 to remove a member of the Tribal Alcoholic Beverage…