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Last Wednesday was a day women have been waiting for, working for, speaking out of turn for, making trouble for…

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Growing up I wasn’t a fan of Larry King. As a little girl in the 1980s, I was more concerned…

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To the Editor: Our Haywood county government is planning to build a new jail at a cost of over $14…

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To the Editor: Checking a track record, a review of past performance, is a good way to determine a decision…

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To the Editor: My 89-year-old dad got his first COVID vaccine this afternoon.

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To the Editor: Today, January 21, I received my first Covid-19 vaccine shot administered by the Haywood County Health Department…

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David  Suzuki is an internationally renowned geneticist and environmentalist and is the author of more than 40 books and recipient…

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An online public hearing at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, will take comment on proposed revisions to the N.C. Groundwater…

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REI in Asheville is offering a full schedule of outdoor classes and activities for the adventurous this winter. 

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Volunteers are needed to help plant rivercane at Rivers Edge Park in Clyde at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29. 

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Thousands of volunteer birdwatchers will mobilize this March for the first-ever N.C. Bird Atlas survey, a statewide community science survey…

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Photojournalist Jeffrey Delannoy spent four days on assignment for The Smoky Mountain News in Washington, D.C. both before and after…

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Staff at Jackson County Public Schools looking forward to COVID-19 vaccination got a welcome surprise last week when an impromptu…

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Just last week, Swain and Macon county health officials lamented over a limited supply of COVID-19 vaccines making it to…

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It’s always hard to predict what kind of flu season the U.S. should expect and how severe cases could be. Add…

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Swain County Tourism Development Authority plans to take another step toward separating itself from the Chamber of Commerce after the…

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The Catawba Nation of South Carolina cleared an important hurdle in its quest to open a casino in Kings Mountain…

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Jackson County Commissioners unanimously passed a policy change last week that makes it clear that sitting commissioners are expected to…

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In his over 30 years of being part of the Haywood Arts Regional Theatre in Waynesville, longtime Executive Director Steven…

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The nonprofit Oscar Hammerstein Museum and Theatre Education Center (OHMTEC) recently announced the semifinalists in our international solo contest. 

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Madison Cawthorn, rolling himself around the Longworth House Office Building, draws attention from around every corner and down every straightaway…

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A new vaccine pre-registration process is in effect at the Jackson County Department of Public Health, which is currently vaccinating…

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Rich Price, a passionate and proud 1988 graduate of Western Carolina University, has spent the last seven years as the…

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Vaccinations by the numbers: Total number vaccinated in Haywood County: Over 6,000 Total vaccinated this week in drive-through events: 1,500

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More than three years after the cold February day when 26 FBI agents descended on the Qualla Housing Authority building…

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It wasn’t exactly the fall of the Berlin Wall, but on Thursday, Jan. 21, workers in Washington, D.C. began disassembling…

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Stealing a leaf blower in Haywood County ended last week with a hefty prison sentence for an Asheville man, who…

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Jackson County commissioners approved five pieces of legislation during their regular meeting Jan. 19 that will allow work to begin…

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Ahhh, there it is! There’s the D.C. we all remember.

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Seasonal closures in the Pisgah and Nantahala National Forests have begun, with affected roads closed to motorized vehicles through April.…

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Waynesville resident Kaleb Rathbone is now serving as an assistant commissioner to N.C. Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler, overseeing Western N.C.…

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The 3.5-mile hike to the top of Pinnacle Rock is a heart-pumping one, the old logging roads that now serve…

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Twelve rock faces in the Pisgah and Nantahala National Forests are closed to climbing, rappelling, hang-gliding and other activities through…

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A recreational racing program will offer skiers and snowboarders of all abilities the chance to push their speed with weekly…

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Before taking a look at Ann Hood’s Kitchen Yarns: Notes on Life, Love, and Food (W.W. Norton & Company, 229…

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Short escapes from all of the noise coming from everywhere are so refreshing, so worthwhile.  The holidays were a fantastic…

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To the Editor: It is totally baffling. At a time when the pandemic is pretty much out of control, vaccines…

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To the Editor: Barely a week after the violent and deadly attack on our nation’s capital by domestic terrorists, The…

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To the Editor: A ray of hope has appeared in a strange but clear way over the past number of…

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To the Editor: Who is going to make a difference? Who’s going to clean up the mess this GOP administration…

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To the Editor: In your article, “Words matter: Rhetoric became rage in D.C. insurrection,” Rep. Madison Cawthorn admits that he…

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To the Editor: Let’s look at the definitions. Sedition: “conduct or speech inciting people to rebel against the authority of a…

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Like any organization that brings people together, Folkmoot USA had a difficult 2020. Without the ability for travel or gathering,…

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As the afternoon sun sank in the wintry sky Jan. 15, a line of first responders stretched 50-deep outside the…

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As of Tuesday, Jan. 19, Haywood County Public Health received notice of 130 new cases of COVID-19 within the last…

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Rural counties in Western North Carolina are feeling the frustrations with the national COVID-19 roll out plan. 

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A task force founded by Gov. Roy Cooper in the wake of violent protests after the police killing of Minneapolis man…

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