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Western Carolina University is one of four University of North Carolina System campuses that has opened or will soon open…

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Gladys Knight, “Empress of Soul,” and her husband William McDowell recently received their COVID-19 vaccinations in Haywood County. The couple,…

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By Mary Jane Curry • Guest Columnist “Nature never did betray the heart that loved her.” — William Wordsworth, 1798…

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To the Editor: Budgets, it has been said, are moral documents. This is because how a community chooses to spend…

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To the Editor:  There has been a bit of discussion and controversy over the proposal for Haywood County to spend…

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To the Editor:  Thank you for your February 3 primer on the history of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) as well as…

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Sometimes I feel waist deep not in flood waters, troubles, quandaries, or even grandchildren, but in books, literature, literary classics,…

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Vaccination coverage is picking up in Western North Carolina, with the percentage of the population receiving at least one dose…

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The Smoky Mountain District of the First United Methodist Church has created a Justice and Reconciliation Team to take on…

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North Carolina’s fiscal and economic health, along with years of budgetary discipline and a commitment to economic freedom, bode well…

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After years of pecking away at Western North Carolina’s broadband problem at the state level, a large-scale federal investment in…

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Nikwasi Initiative, the nonprofit that took over ownership of the Nikwasi Mound in Franklin two years ago, recently announced some…

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It’s a rivalry that runs as deep as the waters of Lake Logan and as wide as the Pigeon River…

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As promised, members of Down Home North Carolina presented to Haywood County commissioners a budget alternative that prioritizes treatment and…

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Another aesthetic improvement to Canton’s emerging downtown business district — rundown and dilapidated for years, until recently — will soon…

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A woman who wrecked while driving impaired, killing a close friend after the two left work from the now-shuttered No…

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Hoisting myself up onto the leather chair, I flipped over and laid on my stomach. I could feel the sharp…

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Uncertainty about university schedules, childcare and other variables prevented some prospective students from enrolling in college classes this spring.

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The supply of COVID-19 vaccine from N.C. DHHS to Macon County remains limited at this time and a waitlist was…

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On Tuesday, Feb. 9,  Haywood County Sheriff’s Office deputies stopped a vehicle on North Canton Road around 4 p.m. A search…

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Haywood County Health and Human Services has received notice of three more COVID-19 deaths, bringing the total number now to…

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Two investigations and subsequent arrests in cases that were first initiated in Fall 2020 has Macon County Sheriff’s Office detectives…

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The Great Backyard Bird Count will return this year, with experienced and novice birders alike encouraged to spend at least…

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With freezers now on campus, staff in place, and volunteers on the way, Western Carolina University is in the final…

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As a college student in the 1990s, Callie Moore would frequently find herself driving along the Pigeon River on Interstate…

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Several parking areas in DuPont State Recreational Forest will be closed the next few months due to N.C. Forest Service…

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The N.C. State Parks system has crossed the 250,000-acre mark thanks to recent acquisitions at Deep River and Salmon Creek. 

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About 10 years ago, I was standing in the checkout line at my local Ingles. The clerk, age 19 or…

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When I read that Annie McCord-Wilson was among those leading the charge to have the rebel removed as the mascot…

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I started snowboarding when I was 15. Even though neither of my parents were athletes, especially skiers or snowboarders, I…

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To the Editor: We all probably hate something. It could be a certain vegetable, a hard or distasteful task like doing…

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To the Editor: Since 1963, Blue Ridge Health (BRH) has provided essential healthcare to residents with the greatest need in…

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To the Editor: In January 2020, Virginia became the 38th and final state needed for ratification of the Equal Rights…

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Haywood Regional Medical Center has been recognized by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina with a Blue Distinction…

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Dale Walksler, the founder and curator of the Wheels Through Time Museum in Maggie Valley, passed away peacefully, with his…

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Despite dire predictions of how local governments would be financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Macon County has fared well…

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On Jan. 20, President Joe Biden issued an executive order requiring coronavirus prevention protocols — including mask-wearing — on all…

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The Whitmire property on East Main Street in Franklin could soon become a public disc golf course.

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Every year, Sylva’s department heads have a chance to tell town commissioners what they need — and what they want…

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When Macon County Commissioners met on Jan. 12, health department staff was having a difficult time meeting the demands of…

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Jackson County is still lagging behind surrounding counties when it comes to the percentage of its population that’s received a…

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Last week, North Carolina officials recommended that all schools return to in-person learning as soon as possible. 

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A bill in the North Carolina General Assembly that would allow local governments to stop publishing mandated legal notices in…

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Opponents of Haywood County’s proposed $16 million jail expansion project are ramping up pressure on county commissioners to consider alternative…

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Following an 80-minute closed session discussion, Tribal Council voted 9-3 last week to override Principal Chief Richard Sneed’s veto of…

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The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is moving toward construction of an indoor baseball and softball facility following a Feb.…

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It’s 8:45 a.m. and 28 degrees outside of Amici’s in the Hazelwood neighborhood of Waynesville. The sidewalk has been shoveled,…

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Late Thursday night. I’m sitting in my recliner. Netflix and the half-full lukewarm beer next to the chair have both…

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Two years before a total solar eclipse left area residents breathless in 2017, Southwestern Community College started working with the…

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