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For many, the issues of race, injustice and reconciliation of our violent history seem insurmountable. How do we solve problems…

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The Haywood County School Board and central office administration will undergo unconscious bias training on Tuesday, Jan. 26. The training…

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A $250 million deal between the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and Caesars Entertainment will go forward after Tribal Council…

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First it was 10,000. Then, 15,000. Then, 20,000. Now, they say, there are 25,000 National Guard troops in this city…

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It’s a label that some avoid at any and all costs. But, for Becky Robinson, it’s a sincere and genuine…

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I didn’t grow up, nor have I ever lived, in the state of Vermont. That, and I’m not a musician,…

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A collaboration between Western Carolina University, the University of North Carolina Asheville and the Blue Ridge Pride Center will gather…

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No garbage cans. Temporary fencing, bolted together top and bottom. Armed soldiers in black ski masks every 50 feet.

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The Haywood County Health and Human Services Agency has identified a COVID-19 cluster connected to the Waynesville Police Department. Six…

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Macon County Public Health has established an additional Call Center with the assistance of Drake Enterprises and Macon County Administration…

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Newly elected Chief Justice Paul Newby wants judicial districts, not state officials, deciding when and how to resume full court…

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Mountain BizWorks is once again partnering with Dogwood Health Trust in a targeted effort to provide increased access to another…

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The N.C. Division of Health and Human Services modified its guidelines for vaccine distribution today, and Jackson County has modified…

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A trio of resolutions seeking to put three alcohol-related referendum questions before Cherokee voters this year was withdrawn in Tribal…

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Haywood County has implemented the following proactive measures for its government buildings, effective 9 a.m., Friday, Jan. 15, to limit…

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At a Maggie Valley Board of Aldermen meeting Tuesday, Jan. 12, The Swag was voluntarily annexed into Maggie Valley. 

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Jackson County hopes to vaccinate 200 first responders and front-line emergency services staff with the first in a series of…

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Western Carolina University has shifted its spring semester schedule in response to record-high COVID-19 cases and a resulting strain in…

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Classes at Cullowhee Valley School will transition to remote-only instruction tomorrow due to a spike in COVID-19 cases among staff…

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I recently saw a funny political sign that said, “Presidents are temporary, Grateful Dead is forever.” Did you know that…

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By Martin Dyckman • Guest Columnist | During the Spanish Civil War, which the Fascists won, one of their generals…

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To the Editor: As one of Mr. Madison Cawthorn’s constituents in the 11th District, I wish to inform him that…

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To the Editor: In 1974 Gerald Ford pardoned Richard Nixon for all offenses against the United States which he committed,…

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Appalachian Trail thru-hiker season was already in full swing when coronavirus fears prompted widespread lockdowns in March, and the Appalachian…

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As 2020 shifts to the rearview, Friends of Panthertown is celebrating a slew of accomplishments earned despite an ongoing pandemic. 

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A section of the Blue Ridge Parkway near Linville Falls will be closed through summer for a bridge rehabilitation project…

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Two road sections in the Greenbrier area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park are closed for bridge replacement through…

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More than 200 acres have been added to the Pisgah National Forest at Linville Gorge thanks to a recently completed…

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A new photography exhibit will open at the N.C. Arboretum in Asheville on Jan. 16. 

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Not everyone will enjoy Michael Walsh’s Last Stands: Why Men Fight When All Is Lost (St. Martin’s Press, 2020, 358…

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The Franklin Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Banquet will be postponed until later in the year after a vote by…

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Macon County Public Health was overrun with phone calls to schedule COVID-19 vaccination appointments and testing appointments on Monday and…

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Haywood County Public Health has received notice of 191 new cases of COVID-19 in the last four days.

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Last week, as elected members of the House of Representatives and the Senate gathered in their respective chambers to certify…

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The future of a massive development proposed for the Cashiers crossroads is still up in the air following a Jan.…

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With the first full semester of pandemic instruction now in the books, preliminary numbers at Western Carolina University show dips…

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In the process of implementing new systems to create a fair and equitable COVID-19 vaccine distribution, Haywood County Public Health recently…

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A nonprofit health care foundation serving Haywood County is set to discuss whether one of its trustee’s anti-vaccine, anti-mask advocacy…

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An internationally beloved musician, Claude Coleman, Jr. would often find himself in Asheville while on tour drumming with his band,…

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Finishing up my second cup of coffee at Orchard in Waynesville, I gazed out the large bay window onto Depot…

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In the interest of transparency, all responses from local officials regarding the Jan. 6 insurrection have been published online, in…

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Over 80 firefighters, EMS, and rescue squad personnel who are frontline care providers were vaccinated Wednesday afternoon at a drive-through…

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Between Jan. 5 and Jan. 7, Haywood County Public Health has received notice of 155 new cases of COVID-19.  As…

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Vaccinations are underway in Haywood County and currently, we are nearing completion on the first phase, known as 1A, which…

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With the Jackson County Board of Commissioners’ first public discussion about changing the county’s namesake scheduled for Jan. 12, the…

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Two years after tribal members voted down a similar referendum, the Tribal Alcohol Beverage Control Commission is seeking to place…

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Newly-elected Western North Carolina Republican Congressman Madison Cawthorn, R-Hendersonville, hadn’t yet been on the job for three whole days before…

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District Attorney Ashley Hornsby Welch has been named prosecuting attorney commissioner for the N.C. Innocence Inquiry Commission.

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Lake Junaluska began the drawdown of the lake on Dec. 30. The lake drawdown, which happens every few years, allows…

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Macon County Public Health has identified a COVID-19 outbreak at Macon Valley. Thirteen residents and four staff members have tested…

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