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As someone who’s spent 13 years as a school superintendent and four decades as a teacher and administrator fostering the…

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By Dale Neal • Special to The Smoky Mountain News Evangelist Billy Graham — a spiritual guide to generations of American…

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School administrators around the state have been crying foul since late 2017 over the way the North Carolina General Assembly…

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Jackson County’s controversially high water and sewer fees could remain unchanged following implementation of a 2017 state law that was…

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President Donald Trump’s proposed budget calls on Congress to fund the overdue remaining balance of $39.2 million owed to Swain…

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The N.C. Department of Transportation is planning a $1.7 million improvement project on Monteith Gap Road in Cullowhee following passage…

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Jackson County will spend an additional $254,000 to clean up lead contamination and plan for sound abatement at the Southwestern…

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Local government watchdog Monroe Miller is well known to many in county government circles; he attends most Haywood County Board…

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A two-hour work session last week on alleged ballot tampering and security lapses during Cherokee’s 2017 elections yielded arguably more…

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The mental health system in North Carolina can use all the help it can get as it struggles with cuts…

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As The Smoky Mountain News wraps up an ongoing series on the state of mental health in North Carolina, state…

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Although recent economic development efforts by Haywood County, including a highly anticipated partnership with the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce,…

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With the sign-up period now underway, candidate are throwing their name in the hat to run for various local and…

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Ashley Welch, the first female District Attorney for the 30th Judicial District, is seeking a second term — and is…

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