Wheels Through Time celebrates reopening
 

Wheels Through Time celebrates reopening

The Wheels Through Time Museum had a grand reopening in Maggie Valley after resuming five-day per week operations earlier this…
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MedWest chain aims for efficiency
 

MedWest chain aims for efficiency

MedWest’s three hospitals are undergoing major innovations in food service, housekeeping, plant operations and maintenance, and clinical engineering areas that…
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Franklin businesses gear up for StreetFest
 

Franklin businesses gear up for StreetFest

StreetFest 2010 will get underway at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 15, in Franklin, when Mayor Joe Collins cuts a…
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New spine center unveiled in Macon
 

New spine center unveiled in Macon

The grand opening of Mission Outpatient Spine Center at Angel Medical Center in Franklin brings close to home spine care…
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Estate-planning seminar set for Lake Junaluska
 

Estate-planning seminar set for Lake Junaluska

An estate-planning seminar will be held Tuesday, Sept. 28 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in the Bethea Welcome Center at Lake Junaluska…
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WCU homecoming to be held Oct. 8-10
 

WCU homecoming to be held Oct. 8-10

Western Carolina University will celebrate “The Power of Purple” during Homecoming festivities Oct. 8-10. The annual Alumni Scholarship Homecoming Golf…
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Health Department to begin flu vaccines
 

Health Department to begin flu vaccines

Flu vaccine is plentiful this year, and the N.C. Division of Public Health and federal Centers for Disease Control and…
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Public debates paving, widening Needmore Road
 

Public debates paving, widening Needmore Road

More than 100 people attended last week’s public hearing on a state Department of Transportation proposal to pave and widen…
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Documents reveal DOT tug of war over Needmore Road
 

Documents reveal DOT tug of war over Needmore Road

State and federal environmental agencies for more than a decade have questioned the need to make substantial improvements to Needmore…
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Railroad crossing workshop scheduled
 

Railroad crossing workshop scheduled

The N.C. Department of Transportation will hold a citizens’ informational workshop on Tuesday, Oct. 5, on closure of a railroad…
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Jackson forum on environmental issues
 

Jackson forum on environmental issues

A candidates’ forum on environmental issues will be held Thursday, Oct. 7, at 6 p.m. at the Jackson County Recreation…
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Golf tournament set for Saturday
 

Golf tournament set for Saturday

A golf tournament will be held Saturday, Oct. 2 at Mill Creek Golf Course in Franklin. Tee-off is 10 a.m.…
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Haywood’s quest for trash savings dumps costs on towns
 

Haywood’s quest for trash savings dumps costs on towns

Controversy over closing down the Haywood County trash transfer station has resurfaced now that commissioners have put the idea back…
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A simpler solution
 

A simpler solution

The recession bought Haywood County a little extra life in the landfill, thanks to less construction waste and commercial trash.…
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Landfill for sale? Profit motive may prompt Haywood to sell landfill space
 

Landfill for sale? Profit motive may prompt Haywood to sell landfill space

Haywood County commissioners are deciding whether to sell off space in the county’s landfill, allowing trucks from elsewhere to dump…
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Court filing disputes Moody claim of having no assets
 

Court filing disputes Moody claim of having no assets

Moody Funeral Home in Sylva has been accused of hiding its assets and income to avoid paying bills in violation…
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Whittier board in hot water  with state treasurer
 

Whittier board in hot water with state treasurer

The chairman of a board overseeing the water needs of just more than 100 residents in the Whittier community said…
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Federal money to help N.C. jobless dodge foreclosure
 

Federal money to help N.C. jobless dodge foreclosure

With North Carolina suffering from some of the worst unemployment rates in the country, the U.S. Treasury Department is dedicating…
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Forest Hills in holding pattern on WCU annexation
 

Forest Hills in holding pattern on WCU annexation

A timetable is still being hammered out on when Forest Hills leaders will receive a formal proposal from Western Carolina…
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Maggie may mandate mountain motif
 

Maggie may mandate mountain motif

The days of building as you like in Maggie Valley may be numbered, with design standards in the works to…
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Mica — from art to technology
 

Mica — from art to technology

“Oh, what is that shiny stuff in the rocks?” someone will ask during any sort of outing. And invariably, someone…
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Boy Scouts celebrate 100 years at Camp Daniel Boone
 

Boy Scouts celebrate 100 years at Camp Daniel Boone

The Boy Scouts of America will celebrate 100 years of scouting this weekend with a camporee at Camp Daniel Boone…
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Elk excursion to include ranger talk
 

Elk excursion to include ranger talk

A field trip to view the elk rut season in Cataloochee Valley will be held by the Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust…
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Net-wielding volunteers sought for butterfly and bird research
 

Net-wielding volunteers sought for butterfly and bird research

Monarch butterflies are migrating through the mountains on their way to Mexico for the winter, and volunteers are needed to…
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Take a tour of off-the-grid farm living
 

Take a tour of off-the-grid farm living

A tour of an off-the-grid, sustainable farm and homestead in Macon County will be held on Saturday, Oct. 2. Lara…
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Help harvest a garden for a good cause
 

Help harvest a garden for a good cause

The Haywood County Meals on Wheels Community Garden is seeking volunteers to help harvest potatoes at the Johnson Farm Road…
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NOC festival to cap off summer outdoor season
 

NOC festival to cap off summer outdoor season

Nantahala Outdoor Center’s famous end-of-season Guest Appreciation Festival is this weekend starting at 9 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 24, and…
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Paddle, swim and run against the elements in Outdoorsman Triathlon
 

Paddle, swim and run against the elements in Outdoorsman Triathlon

The Outdoorsman Triathlon is coming to the Little Tennessee River in Swain County this weekend, Sept. 25 and 26. The…
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A rare romp in the watershed
 

A rare romp in the watershed

A guided hike in the Waynesville watershed preserve, an 8,600-acre tract typically off-limits to the public, will be offered at…
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Center to engage girls in science
 

Center to engage girls in science

SciGirls, a science program for girls ages 9 to 14, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. the last…
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The Naturalist's Corner
 

The Naturalist's Corner

Panther Top fire tower My family spent a wonderful sunny Sunday afternoon this week in the Tusquitee Ranger District of…
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A place where everyone belongs: Equine rescue effort leads to higher calling
 

A place where everyone belongs: Equine rescue effort leads to higher calling

As the recession worsens, more and more animals need help, and fewer and fewer funding sources are available to animal…
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Jackson County Public Library observes twenty-ninth annual Banned Books Week
 

Jackson County Public Library observes twenty-ninth annual Banned Books Week

The twenty-ninth Banned Books Week Sept. 25 through Oct. 2 celebrates not only the freedom to choose what to read…
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Southern stories don’t disappoint
 

Southern stories don’t disappoint

The publication of New Stories from the South 2010 marks the 25th anniversary of this prestigious series. Obviously, the folks…
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Excuses, excuses – don’t give me that
 

Excuses, excuses – don’t give me that

I remember my outrage bubbling up as she spoke. “Mrs. Langley,” my fellow first-grade classmate and yellow-bellied, snitch-of-a-former friend said…
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Miller is choice in 11th District
 

Miller is choice in 11th District

To the Editor: If you are unfamiliar with Jeff Miller, the Republican candidate for the 11th Congressional District, or if…
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Don’t muzzle public input in Haywood
 

Don’t muzzle public input in Haywood

To the Editor: As citizens of Haywood County, we would like to call your attention to some proposals that the…
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Incumbents are best for commissioner seats
 

Incumbents are best for commissioner seats

To the Editor: The race is on now that Labor Day has come and gone. For a while we will…
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Democrats are the problem solvers
 

Democrats are the problem solvers

To the Editor: I am a proud Democrat. An intelligent, articulate Democrat became President and he brought back America’s honor…
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Why we need a public forum in Jackson County
 

Why we need a public forum in Jackson County

To the Editor: Why did the Jackson County Home Builders Association organize the upcoming Jackson County Town Hall Forum at…
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I go to carnivals, therefore I love my children
 

I go to carnivals, therefore I love my children

Part of becoming a parent is making peace with the proposition that virtually everyone in the world except you knows…
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Digging out Lake Junaluska … again
 

Digging out Lake Junaluska … again

In the ongoing battle to keep Lake Junaluska from filling with silt, the lake will once again be partially lowered…
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Bryson AM station lights up the airwaves again after year-long hiatus
 

Bryson AM station lights up the airwaves again after year-long hiatus

The airwaves in Bryson City are active again now that WBHN is back up and running. The radio station, the…
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Open House to be held on WCU campus Oct. 2
 

Open House to be held on WCU campus Oct. 2

Prospective college students who want to learn the ins and outs of campus life will have an opportunity for a…
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Rabies clinics planned around Haywood
 

Rabies clinics planned around Haywood

Haywood County Animal Control, the Haywood County Health Department and veterinarians from the county’s six animal hospitals are collaborating on…
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Spruce sell will benefit Haywood schools
 

Spruce sell will benefit Haywood schools

TCA Tree Farm in Ironduff is selling “dig your own” 4-foot Norway spruce trees Sept. 25 and Oct. 2 as…
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Radical makeover
 

Radical makeover

A major remodeling job to convert the abandoned Wal-Mart in Clyde to house the Haywood County Department of Social Services…
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Maroon Devil Classic Golf Tournament
 

Maroon Devil Classic Golf Tournament

The Seventh Annual Maroon Devil Classic Golf Tournament to will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 2, at…
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Seminar focuses on Internet “findability”
 

Seminar focuses on Internet “findability”

The Haywood County Tourism Development Authority and Haywood Community Colleges’ Small Business Center will co-sponsor a seminar for small business…
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HCC offers new solar course series
 

HCC offers new solar course series

Haywood Community College’s Division of Continuing Education will offer a new solar course series called Harnessing the Power of the…
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