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Stepping out of my truck, it was a cold wind rolling off the nearby mountains late Monday afternoon. A stiff…

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Calling the stakes dire and the situation “a matter of life and death,” North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper announced a…

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Weeks after controversy erupted due to a mischaracterization of a routine local government housekeeping measure in Waynesville, conspiracy theorists continue…

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Haywood County is currently experiencing a rapid increase in positive cases of COVID-19, indicating unchecked community spread. Thus, with the…

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Between Dec. 1 and Dec. 3, Haywood County Public Health received notice of 79 new cases of COVID-19. As of…

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After a yearlong delay, the effort to bring sports betting to Harrah’s Cherokee Casinos is finally moving forward following Gov.…

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N.C. Department of Transportation officials recently awarded three separate contracts totaling more than $6.7 million to resurface more than 26.2…

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Jorge Hernandez, arrested last year after crashing into a motorcyclist on N.C. 107 near Glenville, killing him, pleaded guilty Tuesday…

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The Jackson County Board of Commissioners said goodbye to outgoing Commissioners Ron Mau and Mickey Luker on Tuesday, Dec. 1,…

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Two people have died related to a COVID-19 outbreak at Maggie Valley Nursing Home and Rehabilitation, bringing Haywood County’s total…

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When the Lyft driver asked where we were from, our answer was, “outside Asheville, in the mountains.” His reply: “Wow,…

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The pandemic forced me to slow down. I’ve always been a busy body, planning trips or parties, purchasing tickets for…

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Diann Catlin • Guest Columnist | Every American should want and demand evidence as to the integrity of the recent…

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For five years or so, Nick Hornby’s Ten Years In The Tub: A Decade Soaking in Great Books has occupied…

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The All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory has hit a new milestone in its quest to document the incredible biodiversity of the…

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Masks must be worn inside gyms and other fitness facilities following Gov. Roy Cooper’s latest executive order. 

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By Laura Lauffer • Contributing writer | During the holiday season, we often recognize and appreciate the farmers in our community for…

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An Alabama man is dead following a fall from an overlook in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. 

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The U.S. Forest Service’s Southern Region received the 2019 National Rise to the Future — Fish Your National Forest Award…

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Ornithology Season is underway for the N.C. Arboretum’s ecoEXPLORE program, which encourages kids to connect with the outdoors and engage…

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In response to concerns about the surge of COVID-19 cases across North Carolina and the U.S. and in consultation with…

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Sitting at a table in the dining room of The Rivers & Rails Tavern in Dillsboro, Craig Szymanski looked out…

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Though the baseboard heat was on in the living room, my downtown Waynesville apartment was quite chilly come Tuesday morning.…

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The North Carolina Department of Commerce released the county tier designations for 2021, showing that Haywood moved to a more…

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COVID-19 is surging in Western North Carolina counties, and eight nursing homes in Haywood, Jackson and Macon counties are currently…

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UPDATE: The N.C. Board of Transportation unanimously approved the renaming during its Dec. 2 meeting.  The 4.2-mile stretch of U.S.…

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Shining Rock Classical Academy’s Board of Directors recently voted to terminate its long-time partnership with TeamCFA, a national network of…

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The name of Leah Hampton’s new book will likely grab your attention. If it does, let it pull you in.…

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Round two of the Haywood County Republican Party’s candidate screening process is now complete, and after fielding more than two…

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After Jackson County voters narrowly approved a Nov. 4 referendum to bring an indoor pool to Cullowhee, the lanes are…

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A 150-foot section of Allen Street in Sylva has been closed since April as the town board decides what to…

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Four people at Hermitage Assisted Living and Memory Care in Sylva have tested positive for COVID-19, constituting a new outbreak.

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The Jackson County Branch of the North Carolina Conference of the NAACP was recently awarded a $25,000 grant from the…

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The Haywood County Health and Human Services Agency has identified COVID-19 outbreaks at Autumn Care of Waynesville, Maggie Valley Nursing…

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During the month of November thus far, three people diagnosed with COVID-19 have died in Jackson County, bringing the county’s…

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A Macon County resident diagnosed with COVID-19 passed away Sunday. The person was over the age of 65 and had…

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Haywood County Health and Human Services has reported three more COVID-19 related deaths as of Nov. 24, bringing the county’s…

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Alarka Institute in Cowee is now selling seeds and young plants of the Franklinia, one of the most rare shrubs…

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Despite the pandemic, the recently formed WNC Climate Action Coalition is still hard at work.

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Blue Cross NC has contributed $275,000 to the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project this year to help combat food insecurity caused…

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Public lands in Western North Carolina are set to get a chunk of the $950 billion approved for deferred maintenance…

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A trio of conservation groups is suing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for alleged violations of the Endangered Species…

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More than 50 volunteers showed up for MountainTrue’s 10th annual Lake Chatuge Shoreline Cleanup on Nov. 7, removing 1.8 tons…

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The beloved discount outdoor gear store The Frugal Backpacker has announced that it will close its stores in Asheville and…

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As someone who was an anthropology major in college and have been somewhat obsessed by the truth behind the idea…

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To the Editor: This is my first letter to the editor, ever.  So you know that I feel strongly enough…

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To the Editor: I read with understanding and sadness the article about people leaving the cities and moving to Western…

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To the Editor: Like government and business leaders across the country, I am continually looking for ways to help prevent…

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To the Editor: To counter the recent assertions from some suggesting that this past election was fraudulent and illegitimate, I…

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Let me wish each and every one of you a Happy Thanksgiving. Each year at the Passover celebration, there is…

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