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When the trail bends sharply to the right, I know the waterfall is just behind the brush. I can’t see…

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District Attorney Ashley Hornsby Welch said a Macon County man who went on school property in violation of his sex…

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The world watched with bated breath Jan. 6 as what is normally a perfunctory proceeding — the Senatorial certification of…

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Jackson County will close its phone-based vaccine appointment registration system on Friday, Feb. 26, as the county prepares to offer…

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CLYDE – A late-night operation at the interchange of U.S. 74 West and U.S. 19 South in Haywood County requires…

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The Town of Maggie Valley recently decided on several upgrades and changes to the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds this month.…

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, the past year’s likely been topsy-turvy in all kinds of unexpected ways. With…

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Due to the forecast for windy, cold weather, the Annual Lake Cleanup at Lake Junaluska, originally scheduled to take place…

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Daniel “Danny” Steven Lucas will spend a minimum of almost 19 years in prison for operating a substantial opiate and…

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Western Carolina University is one of four University of North Carolina System campuses that has opened or will soon open…

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Gladys Knight, “Empress of Soul,” and her husband William McDowell recently received their COVID-19 vaccinations in Haywood County. The couple,…

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A new online platform now allows visitors to the Nantahala, Pisgah and Croatan National Forests to pay day-use and annual…

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Two popular springtime events at the N.C. Arboretum in Asheville won’t take place this year due to ongoing virus-related safety…

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A pilot project that last year kept Cades Cove Loop Road vehicle-free on Wednesdays will continue this year. 

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Despite the pandemic, Sylva’s Cub Scout Pack 999 has been staying active and is currently seeking new members to join…

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By Mary Jane Curry • Guest Columnist “Nature never did betray the heart that loved her.” — William Wordsworth, 1798…

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To the Editor: Budgets, it has been said, are moral documents. This is because how a community chooses to spend…

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To the Editor:  There has been a bit of discussion and controversy over the proposal for Haywood County to spend…

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To the Editor:  Thank you for your February 3 primer on the history of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) as well as…

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Sometimes I feel waist deep not in flood waters, troubles, quandaries, or even grandchildren, but in books, literature, literary classics,…

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Ron Davis Sr. was just 17 years old when he arrived in the tiny town of Clyde, completely alone.  It…

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Vaccination coverage is picking up in Western North Carolina, with the percentage of the population receiving at least one dose…

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The Smoky Mountain District of the First United Methodist Church has created a Justice and Reconciliation Team to take on…

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North Carolina’s fiscal and economic health, along with years of budgetary discipline and a commitment to economic freedom, bode well…

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After years of pecking away at Western North Carolina’s broadband problem at the state level, a large-scale federal investment in…

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Nikwasi Initiative, the nonprofit that took over ownership of the Nikwasi Mound in Franklin two years ago, recently announced some…

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It’s a rivalry that runs as deep as the waters of Lake Logan and as wide as the Pigeon River…

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As promised, members of Down Home North Carolina presented to Haywood County commissioners a budget alternative that prioritizes treatment and…

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Another aesthetic improvement to Canton’s emerging downtown business district — rundown and dilapidated for years, until recently — will soon…

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A woman who wrecked while driving impaired, killing a close friend after the two left work from the now-shuttered No…

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Before the pandemic and eventual shutdown, The Get Right Band was one of the hardest work musical acts in Western…

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Hoisting myself up onto the leather chair, I flipped over and laid on my stomach. I could feel the sharp…

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Over the past decade at Southwestern Community College, serving as Heritage Arts Department Chair has become much more than a…

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Uncertainty about university schedules, childcare and other variables prevented some prospective students from enrolling in college classes this spring.

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The supply of COVID-19 vaccine from N.C. DHHS to Macon County remains limited at this time and a waitlist was…

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On Tuesday, Feb. 9,  Haywood County Sheriff’s Office deputies stopped a vehicle on North Canton Road around 4 p.m. A search…

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Haywood County Health and Human Services has received notice of three more COVID-19 deaths, bringing the total number now to…

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Two investigations and subsequent arrests in cases that were first initiated in Fall 2020 has Macon County Sheriff’s Office detectives…

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The Great Backyard Bird Count will return this year, with experienced and novice birders alike encouraged to spend at least…

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With freezers now on campus, staff in place, and volunteers on the way, Western Carolina University is in the final…

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As a college student in the 1990s, Callie Moore would frequently find herself driving along the Pigeon River on Interstate…

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Several parking areas in DuPont State Recreational Forest will be closed the next few months due to N.C. Forest Service…

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The N.C. State Parks system has crossed the 250,000-acre mark thanks to recent acquisitions at Deep River and Salmon Creek. 

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About 10 years ago, I was standing in the checkout line at my local Ingles. The clerk, age 19 or…

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When I read that Annie McCord-Wilson was among those leading the charge to have the rebel removed as the mascot…

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I started snowboarding when I was 15. Even though neither of my parents were athletes, especially skiers or snowboarders, I…

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To the Editor: We all probably hate something. It could be a certain vegetable, a hard or distasteful task like doing…

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To the Editor: Since 1963, Blue Ridge Health (BRH) has provided essential healthcare to residents with the greatest need in…

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To the Editor: In January 2020, Virginia became the 38th and final state needed for ratification of the Equal Rights…

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