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By Steve Wall • Guest Columnist | On Sept. 10, 2020, Donald Trump greeted a cheering crowd in Freeland, Michigan,…

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I’m semi-quarantining in the week leading up to Thanksgiving due to a potential exposure to COVID. At this very moment…

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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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By Boyd Allsbrook • Contributing writer | This year’s post-Thanksgiving weekend of shopping holidays will be unlike any other. This…

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The National Park Service announced it is partnering with the U.S. Forest Service on a project that includes a proposal…

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Blythe Winchester has known since a young age that she wanted to be a doctor. She remembers “doctoring” her dolls…

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As November is recognized as Native American Heritage Month, it seemed like a perfect time for Nikwasi Initiative leaders to…

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The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is hoping to close a deal to buy Caesars Southern Indiana Casino, with Tribal…

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Haywood County is applying for federal funds that would allow for a major renovation project at the Clyde armory building,…

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When the COVID-19 pandemic began spreading in North Carolina in March of 2020, public schools were forced to close their…

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The face of Cashiers could change significantly if a proposed 55.52-acre development is approved. Planned as a mixed-use development in…

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A vacancy on the Haywood County Board of Commissioners will soon be filled, albeit through an unusual method that gives…

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A recount of votes cast in the race for the District 4 seat on the Jackson County Board of Commissioners…

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District Attorney Ashley Hornsby Welch announced that she has breast cancer and is undergoing medical treatment.

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It’s an unusually warm and sunny day for late November in Macon County. The patio tables at Lazy Hiker Brewing…

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Like every Thanksgiving, I’ll figure something out.  With my family over 1,000 miles away back up in the North Country,…

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Eliada works hard to make the holidays a special time for the children in our care. This year, due to…

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Allegiant recently announced a new nonstop route to McCarran International Airport (LAS) in Las Vegas from Asheville Regional Airport beginning March…

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Western Carolina University assistant professor Amy Stringer has been named North Carolina College/University Physical Education Teacher of the Year by…

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Haywood County Health and Human Services is reporting its 38th and 39th COVID-19 deaths. 

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The Haywood County Health and Human Services Agency has identified a COVID-19 cluster among Haywood County Detention Center staff. The…

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Western Carolina University students will be allowed to request grades of satisfactory or unsatisfactory for 2020 fall semester classes following…

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Macon County Public Health has identified a COVID-19 outbreak at Drake Cottage, a congregate living facility. Three individuals have tested…

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The Pisgah National Forest plans to conduct prescribed burns in multiple areas of the forest this week.

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If you’re feeling COVID fatigue, it’s no wonder.  It seems this all started “a long time ago in a galaxy…

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I’ve started listening to Christmas music and it’s not even Thanksgiving, but you know what? It’s 2020 and anything goes.…

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To the Editor: Joe Biden won, period. Biden won by the same “landslide” of 306 electoral votes as Trump declared…

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To the Editor: It sickens me — a 72-year-old, seven-year U.S. Air Force and Vietnam veteran — the depths to…

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To the Editor: I hope all the idiots who voted for Biden are happy. Our country is going down the…

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The fourth annual Cades Cove Loop Lope has raised $70,000 for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park despite having to…

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The few remaining leaves hanging in the trees shine like stained glass as the morning sun rises high enough to…

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Friends of the Smokies and its supporters have raised $89,000 this year to fund search and rescue efforts in the…

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As I write this book review, the presidential election is one day away. Like many of my readers, I have…

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Friday morning in downtown Waynesville and Orchard Coffee is bustling. There are those entering and waiting patiently for strong coffee…

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So, where am I right now?  Well, physically, I’m sitting in the back of our office, by myself in the…

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This year Junaluska Woman’s Club members have crafted plans for wonderful, supportive projects and fundraising events that, during the pandemic,…

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With the real estate market in Western North Carolina booming right now, it’s clear the region is reaping the economic…

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Patrick Cochran and Blair Smoker have lived in the Atlanta area their whole lives, but they’ve long believed that Sylva…

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Jane Pickett is originally from Atlanta, Georgia. She has lived the last 15 years of her life in Los Angeles,…

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By Todd Vinyard • Contributing writer | Each athletic season has its challenges, but the 2020-2021 season has more obstacles…

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The Waynesville Parks and Recreation Department recently earned national accreditation through the Commission for Accreditation of Parks and Recreation Agencies. 

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By Boyd Allsbrook • Contributing writer | There were many things I expected to experience as a direct result of…

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At the recommendation of County Manager Derek Roland, Macon County commissioners recently approved hazard pay for its 300-plus employees. 

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A longtime leader in the Glenville-Cashiers Rescue Squad is facing criminal charges and a civil suit claiming he used lies…

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Following canvass Friday, Nov. 13, Democrat Mark Jones is still ahead in the race for the Jackson County Board of…

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The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree will visit Asheville today, making its appearance 3 to 6 p.m. at the Asheville Outlets…

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The new Hayesville Primary School opens Monday to students and teachers, providing a brand-new place of learning in Clay County…

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Haywood County Health and Human Services is reporting its 37th COVID-19 death. The individual died at home and COVID-19 was listed…

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Emergency personnel were called to a residence in the North Hominy/Canton area in reference to a structure fire with entrapment…

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