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Environmental groups are decrying the Trump Administration’s execution of the Great American Outdoors Act and the Dingell Act, which permanently…

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By Tom Fiedler • AVLWatchdog.org | For the Rev. Franklin Graham, the scathing editorial in Christianity Today last year calling his friend…

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Haywood Community College (HCC) and Lees-McRae College (LMC) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a Guaranteed Admission Program…

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Melissa Metcalf Le Roy believes her father, the late Oscar William Metcalf Jr., would have been the first to apply for…

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Can we bridge the divide? That’s the most fundamental question facing us as Americans as we sort out the post-mortem…

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The Haywood County Commissioners have decided to move forward with a long-term plan to expand the existing jail at the…

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North Carolina has launched a new initiative to help the state prepare for the impacts of climate change while reducing…

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Usually, the K-8 Trailblazers group at Mountain Discovery Charter School in Bryson City can be found venturing out to trails…

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In the wake of COVID-19, 2020 has been a banner year for the outdoor recreation economy, and throughout the month…

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The annual Winter Lights event at the N.C. Arboretum in Asheville will be a drive-thru experience this time around. 

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Approximately 689 acres of fields in the Cades Cove area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park will be burned…

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A $4,000 grant from the Appalachian Trail Conservancy will help the Great Smoky Mountains National Park practice proactive bear management…

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So you’re a reader, a lover of books and the printed word, and if the pandemic permits, you visit your…

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The first phase of a development effort worth tens of millions of dollars is expected to open in 2022 following…

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Jessica Merritt is counting down the days until her husband returns home from his final days of service in the…

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Canton native Eric Hill was 18 when he decided to join the military. It was a quick decision. He wanted…

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Haywood Community College registration for spring semester is now open for both new and continuing students. 

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Families observing Thanksgiving this month will be following a tradition that arose several hundred years ago from events in Plymouth,…

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Election Day results showed Democrat Mark Jones edging Republican Mark Letson by a slim nine-vote margin in the race for…

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By Boyd Allsbrook • Contributing writer Before the Coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdowns gutted U.S. commerce back in March, the Canton…

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By Quintin Ellison • Special to SMN John Hindsman Jr. leaves his civilian job this week for his military one,…

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The 18th chief of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians was a lot of things — a World War II veteran,…

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The results are in — well, sort of — and Republicans in Western North Carolina don’t have much to complain…

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For the better part of the last 30 years, G. Love (aka: Garrett Dutton) has been radiating his message of…

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Do you want to make a crafty project with friends, but don’t have the materials, space or know-how? CRE828, a…

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The town of Franklin will soon be home to SECU Hospice House of WNC. This new facility will provide hospice…

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Haywood County Public Health received notice of 57 new cases of COVID-19 since Oct. 30.  As of 5 p.m. Nov.…

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November is Native American Heritage Month and events adhering to pandemic protocols have been scheduled for Western Carolina University. 

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Election Day results showed Democrat Mark Jones edging Republican Mark Letson by a slim nine-vote margin in the race for…

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Two employees at Skyland Care Center in Sylva have tested positive for COVID-19, meeting the N.C. Division of Public Health’s…

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It was one of those fairy tales that actually came true. Madison Cawthorn, a 25-year-old political unknown, pounced upon an unexpected…

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The Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina has purchased 322 acres in Burke County, completing the second and final stage of…

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Picture-perfect fall weather drew countless numbers of people to embark on outdoor adventures during the month of October, but some…

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When President Richard Nixon ‘s signature on the Clean Air Act of 1970 prompted North Carolina to create its Division…

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An Oct. 27 letter signed by 24 Democratic U.S. Congressmen is asking federal agencies to take urgent action on behalf…

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Hurricane Zeta has washed out a significant portion of a road used to access the Salt Rock Gap Trailhead at…

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Work has begun to replace seven bridges in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and repair seven others, improvements made…

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The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission wants to hear about hellbender sightings, part of agency biologists’ ongoing effort to learn more…

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The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is asking for help to monitor the spread of a deadly rabbit disease known as…

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An exhibit featuring the work of more than a dozen regional and local artists who have rendered William Bartram’s 18th…

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As the sun began its descent on Monday —  the eve of Election Day — I sat down to write this…

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To the Editor: Roe v. Wade, the 1973 landmark Supreme Court decision on women’s reproductive rights, has been in the…

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Franklin Republican Karl Gillespie will now become the third Macon County commissioner in the last decade to make the jump…

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After spending more than a year campaigning across Western North Carolina, 31-year-old Republican Kaleb Wingate will claim a District Court…

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The abrupt departure of Western North Carolina’s congressman, Asheville Republican Rep. Mark Meadows, wasn’t the only surprise of the 2019…

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Five seats were up for grabs on the Haywood County Board of Education this election — two in the Waynesville district,…

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A pair of Republican incumbents seeking to retain their seats will remain on the Haywood County Board of Commissioners after…

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The Macon County Republican political machine just keeps on cranking out winners.

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