Younger generation changing the face of Franklin

fr franklinfacesYoung people growing up in a small town usually have one main goal — to get out.

Women weave talents into successful yarn store

wib silverthreadsThree women in Franklin have been able to weave their multiple talents together to run a successful downtown business.

Proud past, progressive future: Canton Labor Day celebrates 109 years

coverIt is the heartbeat of a town and its people.

While some communities pride themselves on their Christmas, 4th of July or Memorial Day festivities, the town of Canton showcases Labor Day — a time every year when any and all cheer the workingman, the blue-collar nature of a place as special and unique as its inhabitants.

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So, why Canton?

So, why Canton?

art whycantonIt’s a question I get a lot. “Why do you like Canton so much?”

In her own words

art herwordsStrolling Main Street in downtown Canton mid-morning, the steam stacks of nearby Evergreen Packaging rise high into another bluebird sky day in Haywood County. Train cars shuffle to and fro in the rail yard surrounding the enormous paper mill.

Memories for a lifetime

art smathersSitting down next to each other, it’s pretty apparent that Pat and Zeb Smathers are father and son.

Bryson City considers closing Fry Street

fr fryestThe Bryson City Board of Aldermen is formally asking for public input after mulling over the idea of closing Fry Street in downtown for almost a year.

Sylva merchants against two-way Main Street

sylvaBased on public input and survey results, it appears the overwhelming majority of folks in Sylva are opposed to creating two-way traffic in the downtown area. 

Mini-park comes to Mill Street

fr miniparkBegonias are blooming and umbrella-shadowed tables awaiting lunchtime as the finishing touches go into the newly renovated Depot Park in Sylva.

Sylva to take public comment on two-way Main Street

sylvaAsk around downtown Sylva, and it’s not hard to find someone with an opinion about traffic. Main Street should be two-way. It should remain one-way. There’s not enough parking. The new parking area on Mill Street is a godsend. The recently installed posts and left-turn lanes are obnoxious and confusing to visitors, or they are a great way to slow the speed of traffic and prevent accidents.

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