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Five turtle species reside in Western North Carolina: snapping, musk, and painted turtles are primarily found in streams, lakes, and…

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A hiker on the Abrams Falls Trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park died following a cardiac event Monday,…

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Outdoors groups are hailing a recent vote by the U.S. Senate to pass legislation supporting funding for public lands as…

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“At the heart of this wonderful book by Robert Curry is the simple belief that you as a human being…

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It’s been a wild and wondrous thing to be able to wander around my native North Country right now: to…

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To the Editor: Seeing people take to the streets to demand reform of the police system is gratifying. Yes, we…

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To the Editor: All candidates for office: please, please reimagine justice for everyone and provide us a clear and comprehensive…

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To the Editor: The “Frame” is the view of the world news you get from the Main-Stream Media (MSM). The…

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By Bob Scott • Guest Columnist | I am in the market for a good, slightly used, Ouija Board.  I…

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Maybe we should have named our beagle-mix Lazarus, so often did he seemingly come back from the dead over the…

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The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services recently announced that the state’s Community Action Agencies have begun to…

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Speaking in Raleigh, District Attorney Ashley Hornsby Welch this week urged members of the N.C. Senate Judiciary Committee to close…

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While much of the nation is talking about removing monuments, the discussion in one Western North Carolina county is also…

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By Boyd Allsbrook • Contributing writer | Few issues raise as much political ire in Western North Carolina as that…

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As schools shut down during the pandemic, students were sent home and instructed to tune in online. Chromebooks were loaned…

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Seven counties in Western North Carolina have the opportunity to band together and receive money for affordable housing through the…

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Fontana Village Resort & Marina located in Graham County surrendered its lease back to the Tennessee Valley Authority on June…

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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Macon County Economic Development Commission has established the Reopening Macon Fund. The program,…

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Construction of SECU Hospice House in Franklin has crossed the 50 percent completion mark.  It is anticipated that the region’s…

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Republicans finally know who will face Democrat Moe Davis in the November General Election, and the results indicate a major…

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As Republicans across North Carolina’s 11th Congressional District head to the polls, some of them are bucking their party and…

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Southwestern Community College officials confirmed on June 20 that a student has reported testing positive for COVID-19.

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After widespread complaints about the way Georgia’s pandemic-influenced Primary Election was conducted last week, North Carolina’s top elections official isn’t…

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By Tom Fiedler AVL Watchdog The legendary Miami Beach police chief Rocky Pomerance was asked in an interview with People…

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Several events typically on the fall semester calendar at Western Carolina University are canceled for 2020 as part of significant…

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As part of its mission to continuously provide communication solutions that evolve with the needs of our world, TekTone (based…

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Entering the eighth grade, it didn’t look likely that Logan would get a Big Brother. Big Brothers Big Sisters has…

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A short video segment featuring NC11 congressional candidate Lynda Bennett that was produced by Asheville-based WLOS-TV at Haywood County’s early…

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Good girls are raised to be quiet, dainty and accommodating. Real boys are raised to be competitive, successful and tough.…

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To the Editor: When it comes to the internet, I am the first to proclaim myself as a troll. Although…

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To the Editor: Inequality plays out in all aspects of American life. For the past few weeks we have been…

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To the Editor: Don’t know who to vote for yet on Nov. 3 for Rep. Mark Meadows’ vacant U.S. House…

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To the Editor: Donald Trump talks about making America great again. But he ignores two sins that haunt America. Those…

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A new report from the National Park Service shows that the Blue Ridge Parkway’s 14.9 million 2019 visitors spent $1.1…

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After 11 months of stakeholder engagement and collaborative work, the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality has submitted the N.C. Climate…

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A $464,000 grant from the U.S. Forest Service’s Community Forest Program will support the Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina’s ongoing…

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The U.S. Forest Service has signed the final decision notice for the Buck Project, which will encompass more than 32…

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A 38-acre conservation purchase on the North Fork Catawba River in McDowell County will add to the body of public…

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Several previously closed facilities along the Blue Ridge Parkway reopened June 13. 

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Historian E. Raymond Adams has maintained that the warrior with the curious name of Dragging Canoe was “the greatest military…

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About halfway through Kate Russell’s My Dark Vanessa (William Morrow, 2020, 372 pages), I nearly put the novel aside. Like…

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For the second week in a row, many small Western North Carolina communities have seen demonstrations in response to the…

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The proposal to temporarily turn Main Street in downtown Waynesville into a one-way street has been shelved for now. 

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By Boyd Allsbrook • Contributing writer | Type “George Floyd Protests, Police” into your Google images search bar. What comes…

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Swain County commissioners are going to be giving more consideration to who they appoint to county boards after hearing a…

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More than half of the construction is complete on a major project to rehabilitate the westernmost 15 miles of Interstate…

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Macon County has seen the largest spike in COVID-19 cases recently, with 230 confirmed cases as of June 15.

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Over the past week the Jackson County Board of Commissioners has been discussing whether to pass the 2020-21 fiscal year…

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By Andrew Dundas • Contributing writer | Paper, a folder and pencils — both colored and No. 2. These are…

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