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To the Editor: Please allow me a moment to respond to last week’s op-ed by Patrick Gleason “Local government-run broadband a…

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To the Editor: I have always  been a history buff. It was my major in college. I studied WWII in great…

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To the Editor: This is in response to your article: “DA undergoes breast cancer treatment,” concerning our elected/head District Attorney,…

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To the Editor: IF socialism is: “any of various theories or systems of the ownership and operation of the means…

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It was the fall of 2019, and Bill Zimmerman had just hopped in a truck with other members of the…

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A Waynesville Parks and Recreation employee was recently certified as a playground safety inspector. 

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A new contact center is available for people with questions for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. 

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More than 35 Carolina Mountain Club members banded together to create an updated version of the widely popular “100 Favorite…

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In his short essay, “Dear Santa (Again),” Rick Bragg writes, “For my big brother Sam, I would like you to…

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Passing modest, nondescript houses with swing sets and dog houses in their yards, the big red pickup truck lumbered up…

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North Carolina is regularly ranked as one of the 10 hungriest states in the nation. According to Feeding America data…

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Food insecurity in Western North Carolina has nearly tripled during the COVID-19 pandemic as people struggle to put food on…

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Food pantries and meal delivery programs have had to change how they operate during the pandemic while still trying to meet…

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The Town of Sylva joined the Village of Forest Hills last week in formerly supporting a request from the Eastern…

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The cost of attendance at Western Carolina University will increase by $152 in the 2021-2022 school year for on-campus, in-state…

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The media received a press release from GOP leaders in Western North Carolina inviting all Christian conservatives to a “Can’t…

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A routine update to the Town of Waynesville’s State of Emergency ordinance finally passed on Dec. 8 after being tabled…

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Tribal Council voted 10-1 today to table a resolution that would have allowed the tribe to move forward with a…

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The Cowee School Arts & Heritage Center recently announced the 2020-21 NC Arts Council Artist Support Grant Recipients for Region…

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A total of 37 people at Morningstar Assisted Living in Sylva have tested positive for COVID-19, making the facility the…

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Between Dec. 8 and Dec. 10, Haywood County Public Health has received notice of 107 new cases of COVID-19 and…

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A would-be lawyer found herself in handcuffs and headed to prison Thursday after pleading guilty in Jackson County Superior Court…

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The 2020-2021 budget Jackson County passed in June was a slimmed-down plan adopted in reaction to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis…

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A Whittier man is dead due to a self-inflicted gunshot wound following a 911 call that the Jackson County Sheriff’s…

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The Graham County Clerk of Superior Court’s office will be closed through Friday, Dec. 18, due to COVID-19 exposure.

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After several public meetings where intensive questions were posed by the Haywood County Republican Party to seven candidates, the party…

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The beloved Greening Up The Mountains Festival will once again be absent from its traditional date of the last Saturday…

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Mountain Projects 31 Days of Giving Campaign is seeking holiday contributions to support the well-being of families experiencing poverty in…

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Pay for top executives rose faster than for doctors, nurses By Peter H. Lewis and Barbara Durr, Asheville Watchdog For…

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Western Carolina University students living in residence halls will be asked to submit documentation of a negative COVID-19 test result…

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By Patrick Gleason • Guest Columnist | In times like these, with public resources scarce and taxpayer dollars facing tremendous…

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To the Editor: As a public middle school teacher in the great state of North Carolina, I could expound for…

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To the Editor: All the hype about President Donald Trump claiming voter fraud and the Rudy Giuliani’s traveling legal circus…

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To the Editor: It seems that Ali Baba Don intends to pardon his 40 thieves. 

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To the Editor: Doctors across America are literally begging people to mask, maintain safe distances, avoid large and small gatherings,…

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For Ash Rovecamp, keeping honeybees has never been about honey. “I don’t really consider myself a beekeeper,” he said. “I’m…

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A total of $1.25 million for six projects in far Western North Carolina received funding in this year’s round of…

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“I make a prayer for words. Let me say my heart.” — M. Scott Momaday As the winner of almost all…

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It was the Saturday after Thanksgiving, and Sylva resident Ben Guiney was spending the morning decorating the Christmas tree with…

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The first COVID-19 vaccines have already been administered overseas as FDA approval is still underway in the U.S. 

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As the holiday season progresses, Western North Carolina has seen a sharp uptick in COVID-19 cases. This rising spread has…

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County health officials are urging residents to comply with COVID-19 contact tracing efforts if contacted by the health department. 

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While the issue has not yet come before county commissioners, the Village of Forest Hills has passed a resolution supporting…

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In a closely divided vote following an at-times tense discussion Thursday, Dec. 3, the Cherokee Tribal Council removed Tribal Casino…

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The National Park Service Investigative Services Branch continues to seek information related to sexual assaults that may have occurred within…

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Macon County School Board has two new members following the 2020 election and a special appointment to fill a recent…

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Haywood County Schools Central Office began the process of relocating to Central Elementary last week. 

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For the better part of the last 25 years, the Drive-By Truckers has remained a melodic beacon of truth and…

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