HCC named new president

Barbara Sue Parker, a native of Haywood County, has been appointed president of Haywood Community College this morning.

She most recently served as assistant superintendent for Rutherford County Public School System. Before that, she worked in Haywood County schools for 20 years and was principal of Jonathan Valley and Waynesville middle.

The Naturalist's Corner

Back Then with George Ellison

  • One of the Smokies’ finest poets
    One of the Smokies’ finest poets Editor’s note: This Back Then column by George Ellison first appeared in the Feb. 15, 2012, edition of The Smoky Mountain News. Olive Tilford Dargan is fairly well known in literary circles as the author of From My Highest Hill (1941), a delightful collection of autobiographical…
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