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To the Editor: “I hope they both die” are words expressed by some lefty Trump haters when they heard that…

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To the Editor: I recently received a mailer from the Trump campaign purportedly to tell the truth about what Trump…

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To the Editor: I noticed in your Sept. 30 edition that all your letters to the editor are nothing but…

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To the Editor: Trump tends to project onto others what he is planning to do or has done. When he…

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To the Editor: Simply put, I’m a Texas tourist (airline pilot on leave of absence) who was on my first…

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A visitor to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park died Tuesday, Sept. 29, following a cardiac event in Cades Cove. 

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Gordon Meyers, retired executive director of the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, has received the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies’…

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Back in the 1990s, Karen and Johnny White were in a nomadic phase of life, spending several months traveling the…

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The official 2021 Great Smoky Mountains Association wall calendar, featuring stunning macro photography of butterflies and moths found in the…

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A new subscription-based program from the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont aims to connect families through nature-based activities and…

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Right after Labor Day, my friend John and I traveled to Virginia’s Historic Triangle: Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Yorktown. A paper…

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Crossing the threshold of the White Moon café in downtown Sylva, one is immediately drawn in by the scent of…

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Approaching the backside parking lot of Upslope Brewing Company in Boulder, Colorado one recent evening, I was immediately greeted by…

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As the 2020 election draws near, The Smoky Mountain News will continue to interview all willing candidates at the local,…

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Macon County’s Robert C. Carpenter Community Building will begin to open under limited capacity.

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William Ray Hartsell, 27, of Charlotte, was arrested in Haywood County on Sept. 23 by the Haywood County Sheriff’s Office…

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In September, students in Dr. Bucky Dann’s Social Problems class hosted debates featuring candidates for national and local office.

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A policy adopted by the Town of Waynesville that was designed to alleviate financial hardship during the early stages of…

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On Aug. 21 the Highlands Cashiers Health Foundation announced it would fund a weekly COVID-19 testing program for Highlands School,…

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Even though it’s largely a ceremonial post, North Carolina’s lieutenant governor has an important role in state government — especially…

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There are few races in North Carolina this cycle that hold more consequence than that for the United States Senate…

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Like voters across the country, Jackson County residents are electing representatives for offices ranging from congressman to commissioner, but this…

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As in the District 4 race, the ballot for the District 3 county commission seat in Jackson County is devoid…

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A dozen candidates are running to fill five open seats on the Haywood County School Board. Among them, four are…

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After years of planning, public meetings and emotionally charged back-and-forth, right-of-way acquisition for the N.C. 107 project in Sylva was…

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Following a phased reopening plan, the Haywood Regional Health & Fitness Center is pleased to announce it will reopen (some…

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The Dogwood Health Trust Board of Directors announced today that Antony Chiang is stepping down from his role as Chief…

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District Attorney Ashley Hornsby Welch announced Thursday that Jim Moore has joined the 43rd Prosecutorial District as an assistant district…

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City director quits, cites resistance, lack of support By Sally Kestin AVL Watchdog The CEO of the YWCA of Asheville…

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Western Carolina University has announced changes to the spring 2021 schedule related to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.

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A Jackson County man who crashed into an Ohio couple’s car last year along U.S. 23/441, seriously injuring both, must…

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Continuing what he called the state’s “dimmer switch” approach to reopening, Gov. Roy Cooper announced today that North Carolina will…

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Several local youth have been named winners at the WNC Youth Livestock Expo, which took place at the WNC Ag…

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A man was pronounced dead after suffering a cardiac event on Friday, Sept. 25, along Laurel Creek Road in the…

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Mike Wurman visited Max Patch for the first time in May 2014, and the experience changed his life.  Wurman, an…

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An online series of agriculture workshops for kids ages 8 to 11 will soon launch for the fall, offering a…

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The Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute in Transylvania County has been awarded the prestigious designation of International Dark Sky Park, recognizing…

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In mid-August, I was sitting in the waiting room of my local auto repair shop typing away on my computer…

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To the Editor: First, we had to deal with Haywood County School Superintendent Bill Nolte’s ridiculous posting of white kids…

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To the Editor: In the upcoming District 119 House of Representatives race between Rep. Joe Sam Queen and Mike Clampitt,…

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To the Editor: If you or any of your loved ones has a pre-existing medical condition and private medical insurance,…

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To the Editor: President Trump issued an executive order that between September 1 and the end of this year, employees…

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To the Editor: There is a defiant child in the White House, and he is our President.  He is not…

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To the Editor: I woke up the day after the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with a mix of…

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To the Editor: Madison Cawthorn says he is a “Washington outsider.” Who is he kidding? His campaign has worked with…

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To the Editor: The Western North Carolina Climate Action Coalition (CAC), a Haywood County-based organization, supports efforts to protect the Arctic…

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To the Editor: We have a lot to decide this November on the 2020 ballot, but one thing I hope…

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To the Editor: Folks we have a big decision to make. House District 119 — covering Swain, Jackson and Haywood…

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To the Editor: “Trump lied, people died.” I can’t even begin to describe the range of emotion I felt when…

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To the Editor: Madison Cawthon’s website states: “Send a fighter to Congress.” In fact, the term “fight” is referenced several times throughout…

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