Sylva endorses one-lane Mill Street

Mill Street in Sylva will likely become a one-lane road in the future following a vote from the town board last week.

After pedestrian fatality, county scrambles for funding

fr ledbetterAfter a June 9 accident that left a man dead and a community grieving, the effort to address a road that’s long been seen as dangerous is seeing a renewed surge of focus.

Balance sought in Howell Mill rezoning

fr howellmillAs the $11.6 million Howell Mill Road project was winding down in late 2015, the Waynesville Planning Board began to take a look at zoning within the burgeoning corridor; what the board found was commercial development encroaching on formerly rural areas and disagreements between neighbors on the future of their community.

Patience on Canton paving project ‘a virtue’

fr cantonpavingFor the past few months, downtown Canton’s long-awaited repaving and streetscaping projects seemed to be cruising right along in the fast lane. But now, residents and businesses alike are concerned that there’s a wheel in the ditch, and a wheel on the track.

Edwards: Canton paving delay ‘ridiculous’

fr cantonpavingCanton Town Board Member and Mayor Pro-Tem Carole Edwards had a hard time concealing her dismay at news that Canton’s downtown resurfacing projects weren’t proceeding according to plan.

Businesses rally to change Maggie town plan

fr maggieAn alliance of business owners opposing Maggie Valley’s proposed town center master plan is growing stronger and becoming more organized as it tries to derail the project. 

Maggie Valley to rethink town center design

fr maggieMaggie Valley leaders agreed to go back to the drawing board after several business owners expressed opposition to a portion of the proposed town center master plan.

Canton proposes downtown pedestrian improvements

fr cantonWhen Canton town officials were notified that the North Carolina Department of Transportation would be repaving all of Main Street starting in May, they knew it was the right time to complete some much-needed pedestrian improvement projects in downtown.

‘Big Slow Movers’ plague Cowee Mountain route

maconIt’s easy to spot the unstable embankments as you drive over Cowee Mountain between Macon and Jackson counties.

R-5000 contractor under suit: DeVere being sued by bonding company

fr 5000roadThere’s another kink in the knot surrounding the ill-fated R-5000 road project connecting N.C. 107 and N.C. 116 in Jackson County — a legal battle raging between DeVere Construction, the company originally hired to build the road, and its bonding company Liberty Mutual.

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