Lake Junaluska, Waynesville tire of uphill merger battle
Leaders of Lake Junaluska and the town of Waynesville are weighing whether to try once again to push a merger bill through the General Assembly next year, or whether they are better off staying outside the political arena for a while.
Waynesville bans smoking on public sidewalks, subtly and with a smile
A smoking ban in public places took effect in Waynesville last week, making it illegal to light up a cigarette on town sidewalks.
Waynesville Mayor Gavin Brown thumps Cure at the polls
Waynesville Mayor Gavin Brown pulled off a resounding victory against his challenger Jonnie Cure — a landslide of 1,394 to 216 votes that can only be interpreted as a voter mandate for the vision for the town Brown has carried out over the past 16 years.
Ingles makes a few tweaks to expansion plans
Ingles Markets has gotten approval for a few minor changes to its site plan as it moves forward with a $7.5 million expansion project off Russ Avenue, which includes a Chick-fil-A, gas station, car wash, a parking lot makeover and additional retailers.
Waynesville’s window dressing: Candidates, others weigh in on whether town’s reputation for hampering business development has merit
Some candidates running for office in Waynesville are accusing the town of running off businesses and claim the town’s development rules are hampering development.
Financial record of Waynesville mayor candidate shows history of liens and tax debt
Jonnie Cure, a challenger in the Waynesville mayor’s race, has a history of liens, unpaid property taxes, foreclosures, small claims and personal bankruptcy over a 20-year span.
Waynesville candidates weigh in on array of budget questions
What to spend money on and what to pass up? The Waynesville town board faces this question month in and month out. Seemingly small budget decisions can have some of the biggest impacts on residents’ daily lives.
Who loves Waynesville most? Town board candidates pledge undying devotion to Waynesville
Candidates running for the Waynesville town board can’t seem to talk about their campaign platforms without first saying how much they love Waynesville, and, for good measure, repeating it often. Sometimes very often.
Waynesville’s mayor race is talk of the town
Waynesville Mayor Gavin Brown has the public endorsement of six out of the seven alderman candidates running for the town board this fall.
Friendly but formidable forum puts Waynesville town candidates on record
Candidates for the Waynesville town board faced off in a forum last week before a packed crowd in the Haywood County historic courtroom.