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Key Updates: Haywood County has opened vaccination to all groups eligible under North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services…

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Macon County Public Health received notification that two Macon County residents diagnosed with COVID-19 have passed away.

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SYLVA – Just one short phase remains before a major bridge project in Jackson County is functionally complete.

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A major milestone has been reached in the planning phase of a project to improve Corridor K in Graham County.

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To the Editor: As a member of the AAPI (Asian American and Pacific Islander) community in Jackson County, the attack…

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To the Editor: Protecting our freedom of speech may be one circumstance where liberals, conservatives, Republicans, Democrats, Independents virtually all…

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To the Editor: I can’t recall ever writing a letter to the editor in all my 64 years; but I…

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We who live in Western North Carolina are fortunate in many ways. We know that. It’s a beautiful place with…

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I’ve missed chaotic mornings fighting for the bathroom, looking for shoes under beds, packing lunches, slinging bagels in the toaster…

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A recently published report shows significant loss in seagrass along the North Carolina coast. 

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The new Cashiers Greenway Ramble StoryWalk is now complete, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. Friday, April 2, set…

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This spring, the eastern United States will play host to one of nature’s great marvels — periodical cicadas, mysterious insects…

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During its business meeting Feb. 25, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission reviewed proposed rule changes and accepted 40 of them. 

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Newfound Gap Road has been designated an All-American Road, joining the Blue Ridge Parkway in claiming a designation that recognizes…

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February and early March were a little rough on your reviewer. We got slammed with some bad weather — snow…

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On March 14, 2020, Songs From The Road Band jumped onstage in the backroom of the Wicked Weed Funkatorium in…

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Stepping out of my old apartment in downtown Waynesville on Monday afternoon, I placed my old laundry basket on the…

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In 2019, registered nurses were listed as the third most in-demand job in the U.S., and even though enrollment in…

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As a respiratory therapist, Bruce Moyle is trained to deliver breathing therapies to people who struggle to draw oxygen. As…

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For students in the nursing program at Western Carolina University, the Coronavirus Pandemic sauntered into their world during spring break…

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Vaccination numbers have nearly doubled in the four-county area of Haywood, Jackson, Swain and Macon counties over past month and…

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It’s been an open secret for a while now, but two-term incumbent Democratic Sheriff of Haywood County Greg Christopher made…

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A pair of public hearings slated for April 1 will determine the fate of two proposed apartment developments in Sylva. 

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The Town of Waynesville’s chances at being awarded a $500,000 grant for greenway infrastructure could drastically improve — with your…

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The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians’ new sports betting venue is now open following a ribbon-cutting ceremony held Thursday, March…

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North Carolina State legislators have voted to send more students back to in-person learning with the passage of Senate Bill…

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National Park Service officials are seeking help from the public in identifying a suspect believed to be connected to a…

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As coronavirus case counts continue to decline and vaccination totals continue to rise, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper issued a…

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Anyone 18 or older can now schedule a vaccine appointment with the Jackson County Department of Public Health, regardless of…

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A Georgia resident suspected of supplying illegal drugs to the local community was arrested last week after a Sylva Police…

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Haywood County Health and Human Services have received notice of another COVID-19 death, bringing the total number now to 94.

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The Jackson County Department of Public Health (JCDPH) has transitioned to a new online scheduling portal, https://myspot.nc.gov/. To make an…

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It’s been an open secret for a while now, but two-term Democratic Sheriff of Haywood County Greg Christopher made it…

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Macon County has identified an additional rabies positive raccoon, bring the total of rabies positive wildlife detected in Macon County…

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By Tom Fiedler | Asheville Watchdog — Back in 2006, when Scott Shuford was Asheville’s planning director, he reluctantly accepted a…

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Thomas “Tommy” Glenn Palmer, 38, recently admitted in a Jackson County courtroom he shot and killed his stepfather, Tim Norris,…

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The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians’ new sports betting venue is set to open following a ribbon-cutting ceremony tomorrow at…

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A concerning number of goldfinch and pine siskin birds have been reported dead across the state over the past few…

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Invasive zebra mussels have been found in commercially available aquatic moss balls in North Carolina, and consumers who have purchased…

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A new flower species has been found in a South Carolina county bordering the Western North Carolina mountains, according to…

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When spring sprung in 2020, so did the Coronavirus Pandemic, forcing farmers to make life-altering decisions in the face of…

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News flash: Buncombe County author Wayne Caldwell is also a poet! Evidenced by his just-released collection Woodsmoke (Blair Publications, Durham)…

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Wander along Everett Street in downtown Bryson City these days and you’ll be hard-pressed to find two things: a parking…

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It was probably one of the most uneasy beers I’d ever drank. Sitting on the back porch of Frog Level…

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A year later. We’re still mourning the deaths and illnesses, the disruption of life as we knew it, the months…

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By Case Brown • Guest Columnist | The on-and-off again investment deals for the embattled Ghost Town amusement park are…

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To the Editor: In last week’s edition of The Smoky Mountain News the editor gave us his thoughts of the…

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To the Editor: In the recent election Joe Biden received a majority of 7.1 million popular votes and 74 Electoral…

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When life as we knew it slammed to a sudden stop in mid-March of 2020, the novel coronavirus from Wuhan…

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Think back to 2019. Back when things were normal. Back when masks were only for Halloween, or for bank robbers.…

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