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By Curtis Cochran • Guest Columnist As sheriff of Swain County, I would like to take this opportunity to respond…

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T&S Hardwoods General Manager Jack Swanner sat in his office with an ashtray full of cigarette butts next to him…

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Jackson Paper employee Tim Coggins Jr. has something a lot of people don’t have these days — job security. Jackson…

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As a task force continues to probe solutions to the drought-induced water shortage in Jackson County, one idea on the…

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By Christi Marsico • Staff Writer Feb. 3 marked the 50th anniversary of the death of music legend Buddy Holly,…

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Anyone who reads this column regularly knows I am a fan of backyard bird feeding. The constant feathered activity just…

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Q: Haywood County has a growing Hispanic population. How will you address language barriers in serving that population? Hollifield: Would…

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Tom McDevitt, the former director of the Smoky Mountain Center for Mental Health who resigned amid scrutiny last fall, was…

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It’s not too late to weigh in on a few controversial changes to the state’s hunting laws under study by…

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A proposed expansion to the Sylva Volunteer Fire Department building could be up in the air now that the project…

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By Christi Marsico • Staff Writer An exhibit focusing on the history of Haywood County is now on display at…

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A controversial bill to regulate development on steep slopes to prevent landslides will be reintroduced in the state legislature this…

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An effort to end a six-year-long dispute between Jackson County and Duke Energy failed in a 3-2 vote last week,…

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For nearly a year, my 3-year-old son Jack has been obsessed with heavy machinery. We rent films from the library…

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The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians has recently begun funding the school lunches for enrolled members of the tribe who…

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Five candidates vying to be the next Haywood County Sheriff appeared at a question and answer forum Saturday, Jan. 24…

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By Christi Marsico While looking for something fun and inexpensive to do in these tough economic times, look no further…

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A hulking space in the strip mall along U.S. 74 in Clyde that has sat vacant since the departure of…

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Midwinter by Maurice Stanley. Whittler’s Bench Press, 2008. 208 pages. North Carolina’s folklore and music resonates with the pain of…

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The state legislative session began in Raleigh this week with the big issue being the budget during tough economic times.…

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The military remains a popular employment choice for young people today, and the poor economy is probably helping steer many…

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It was the ultimate David and Goliath battle. North Carolina officials, fed up with coal-fired power plants pumping pollution into…

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Joe Legge’s “official funeral ceremony” was held at the Estatoah Wayfarers’ Chapel in Dillard, Ga., on Jan. 17 at 4…

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Canton Mayor Pat Smathers is determined to realize his dream of turning a historic house in downtown Canton into a…

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The Friends of Panthertown has received a $7,500 grant from the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area to develop a trail…

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In the latest in Jackson County’s quest to save the Dillsboro dam from demolition, the county will get its day…

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Jackson County Commissioner Tom Massie is skeptical of whether it is legal for the county to withhold permits that Duke…

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By Chris Cooper The Derek Trucks Band: Already Free It’s tough to find something new and profound to say about…

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Art in America by Ron McLarty. Viking Adult, 2008. 384 pages. In Art in America (ISBN 978-0670—01895-6, $25.95), Ron McLarty…

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Bright colors, vibrant beats and contagious joy flood the room as the African Children’s Choir performs, and their boundless energy…

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A comprehensive review of the town of Waynesville’s award-winning land use plan is set to begin following the town’s selection…

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The attorney representing Jackson County in its legal fight against Duke Energy was expected to meet with county commiseting Tuesday…

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Duke Energy, which sued Jackson County two weeks ago for failing to issue county permits to tear down the Dillsboro…

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Swain County residents with family buried in cemeteries in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park claim the park service is…

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You hear it often, mostly from those of us who are guilty. I’m talking about making a promise of spending…

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An effort to end a six-year-long dispute between Jackson County and Duke Energy failed in a 3-2 vote Tuesday night…

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When Fontana Lake was constructed during WWII, some communities were submerged by the rising lake while others were merely rendered…

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Some years ago, when I was first interested in plant identification, I became curious about liverworts. They are one of…

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Jimmy Lawrence, the coach for Haywood Community College’s Woodsmen’s Team and president of the South Atlantic Woodsmen’s Association (SAWA), loves…

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Allegations that the Swain County Sheriff’s Department mishandled the capture of an escaped inmate earlier this month has strained the…

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We’ve talked about saving money by growing plants from seeds, and that many more plant varieties are available as seeds…

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It’s late January and it’s 15 degrees outside, snow is flying, the Alberta Clipper has the huge yellow buckeye swaying…

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Democratic officials in Haywood County are gearing up to choose a successor to outgoing Haywood County Sheriff Tom Alexander, who…

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When Brandon Lenhart of Sylva was laid off from his construction job, he looked for work for four months but…

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Editor’s note: (This is the second of a 3-part series on growing plants from seeds.) Growing plants from seeds can…

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The financially struggling WestCare Medical Center with hospitals in Sylva and Bryson City has eliminated 45 full-time positions, according to…

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A mentally ill man allegedly beat by a Bryson City policeman will not be charged with assaulting the officer involved…

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It appears Dillsboro has launched an official study into the pros and cons of merging with neighboring Sylva, although the…

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Christi Marsico • Staff writer Bright colors and inventive images offering a kaleidoscope of memories and historic moments will be…

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