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A project that will add 10 additional miles of mountain biking and hiking trails to the Wilson Creek Area in…

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Maranda Bradley knows exactly what her 2015 self would say if she knew what the 2020 version was up to…

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Registration is now open for 2021 summer and adult programs at the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont. 

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A 10-month-long construction project to restore a retaining wall and expand a parking lot washed out during heavy rains in…

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A new round of winners has been announced for the annual EcoForester Awards, honoring the people and organizations that are…

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Inland fishing and hunting license sales have skyrocketed in 2020, with a 23 percent increase in licenses sold since stay-at-home…

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Harper Lee of To Kill A Mockingbird fame once wrote, “Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved…

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By Jesse Lee Dunlap • Guest Columnist | As someone whose politics are centered on bodily autonomy, I sympathize with…

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By Erick Mendez • Guest Columnist | According to the U.S. House records, at 25 years old, Madison Cawthorn —…

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To the Editor: With the most contentious presidential election in modern American history coming to a close, there is enough…

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To the Editor: I wanted to let everyone know what an amazing medical community we are fortunate enough to live…

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At a school board meeting Monday, Dec. 14, Haywood County School Board members were split on how to pay for…

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With a frigid wind pushing across the parking lot of the Clyde Volunteer Fire Department last Saturday afternoon, Santa Claus…

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As Amanda McLeod celebrated her sweet 16 birthday last week, she wasn’t thinking about herself or the rare auto-immune disease…

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The COVID-19 vaccine distribution has begun in Western North Carolina with the first doses going to healthcare workers and emergency…

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Each year around this time, North Carolina takes a look at the economic prosperity, or lack thereof, in every one…

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When the Cherokee Tribal Council waded through its final hours of discussion — and, ultimately, a vote — on the…

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As the Jan. 6 hearing that will determine the project’s fate draws nearer, opposition is mounting to a plan that…

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I live in a one-bedroom apartment in downtown Waynesville. Been here going on eight and a half years. Aside from…

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Haywood Community College in Clyde recently wrapped up an exhibition to celebrate graduates in the Professional Crafts Fiber program from…

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Haywood County Health and Human Services is reporting seven more COVID-19 deaths, bringing the total number now to 62. 

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Macon County Public Health has identified a COVID-19 cluster of positive cases in the Macon County Sheriff’s Office.

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At the regularly scheduled meeting of the Shining Rock Classical Academy Board of Directors, the decision was made to begin…

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Vision Cashiers, a not-for-profit organization led by volunteers and devoted to improving the Cashiers community, recently announced it has received…

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Following the semester and holiday break, Haywood County Schools will return for blended and in-person learning on Monday, Jan. 11,…

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Tribal Council decided by a razor-thin margin last week to pursue a $280 million deal to purchase the gaming operation…

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Caught out and arrested by a sharp-eyed deputy sheriff, a Franklin man is headed to state prison after a failed…

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Altrusa of Waynesville is part of an International nonprofit organization that emphasizes community service including literacy, education and other needs…

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Between Dec. 12 and Dec. 14, Haywood County Public Health has received notice of 112 new cases of COVID-19.  As…

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 “… one of the most significant facts about us may finally be that we all begin with the natural equipment…

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Apple was once a small business that was started in a garage by two college dropouts. It was the pipe…

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To the Editor: Please allow me a moment to respond to last week’s op-ed by Patrick Gleason “Local government-run broadband a…

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To the Editor: I have always  been a history buff. It was my major in college. I studied WWII in great…

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To the Editor: This is in response to your article: “DA undergoes breast cancer treatment,” concerning our elected/head District Attorney,…

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To the Editor: IF socialism is: “any of various theories or systems of the ownership and operation of the means…

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It was the fall of 2019, and Bill Zimmerman had just hopped in a truck with other members of the…

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A Waynesville Parks and Recreation employee was recently certified as a playground safety inspector. 

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A new contact center is available for people with questions for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. 

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More than 35 Carolina Mountain Club members banded together to create an updated version of the widely popular “100 Favorite…

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In his short essay, “Dear Santa (Again),” Rick Bragg writes, “For my big brother Sam, I would like you to…

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Passing modest, nondescript houses with swing sets and dog houses in their yards, the big red pickup truck lumbered up…

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North Carolina is regularly ranked as one of the 10 hungriest states in the nation. According to Feeding America data…

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Food insecurity in Western North Carolina has nearly tripled during the COVID-19 pandemic as people struggle to put food on…

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Food pantries and meal delivery programs have had to change how they operate during the pandemic while still trying to meet…

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The Town of Sylva joined the Village of Forest Hills last week in formerly supporting a request from the Eastern…

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The cost of attendance at Western Carolina University will increase by $152 in the 2021-2022 school year for on-campus, in-state…

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The media received a press release from GOP leaders in Western North Carolina inviting all Christian conservatives to a “Can’t…

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A routine update to the Town of Waynesville’s State of Emergency ordinance finally passed on Dec. 8 after being tabled…

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Tribal Council voted 10-1 today to table a resolution that would have allowed the tribe to move forward with a…

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