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Rob Young, director of Western Carolina University’s Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines, was recently appointed by Virginia Gov.…

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Biologists with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission are asking the public, particularly anglers, to submit any sightings of mudpuppies to…

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All families have their secrets, but some families have deeper and darker secrets than others. In June Titus’s novel Banjo Man…

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This year has prompted a reckoning unlike any in memory, so we’re all looking to put a bow on 2020…

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In February 2020, I was in New York City attending a children’s book writing conference. My boyfriend attended the conference…

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To the Editor: Republicans seem to have given up on our Constitution and democracy. Instead, they have opted to follow…

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To the Editor: Your recent report about Waynesville’s Emergency Ordinance (“Waynesville passes State of Emergency ordinance”) includes a description of Janet…

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To the Editor: I recently read an article that asked, “What will be your story of 2020?” I’ve since given…

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By Cory Vaillancourt • Fake News Editor | When I started writing this yearly feature five years ago, it was…

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They say hindsight is 2020 and that is definitely true as we’re all eager to put this disaster of a…

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Macon County Human Services building (which includes the Department of Social Services, Macon County Public Health, and Code Enforcement) was…

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Macon County has identified a rabies positive raccoon. The raccoon was turned over to Macon County Animal Services after it…

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In the pantheon of legendary jam-grass acts, a handful of pioneering bands broke new ground in the 1980s and 1990s…

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Christmas Eve. Downtown Waynesville. Sitting alone in my one-bedroom apartment, I was bummed that I couldn’t be back home in…

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Between Dec. 23 and Dec. 28, Haywood County Public Health has received notice of 185 new cases of COVID-19.  

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Macon County Public Health has identified a COVID-19 cluster of positive cases in Macon County’s 9-1-1 Communication Center.

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Macon County Public Health has identified a COVID-19 cluster of positive cases at the nonprofit Macon Program for Progress.

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Teachers from across North Carolina have been selected as finalists for the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching…

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Between Dec. 18 and Dec. 21, Haywood County Public Health has received notice of 129 new cases of COVID-19. 

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To allow all employees an opportunity to get tested for COVID-19 after the winter break, Southwestern Community College will be…

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Ceasars Entertainment and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians today released a formal announcement regarding the sale of operations at…

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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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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 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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