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After more than two years of planning and public presentations the Town of Waynesville’s new comprehensive land use plan is…

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In recognition of the 19th Amendment’s centennial anniversary this month, The Smoky Mountain News is doing a series of stories to…

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As of Tuesday, Aug. 4, Jackson County schools entered phase two for school athletics. The North Carolina High School Athletic…

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Haywood County Health and Human Services are reporting six additional COVID-19 associated deaths. The individuals died within the last week,…

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A fifth COVID-19 death has been confirmed in Jackson County.

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After hearing nearly two hours of public comment and receiving countless emails, phone calls and texts from constituents, the Jackson…

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The town of Franklin may employ a majority of men, but the women are making more on average than their…

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Pay for Macon County employees is constantly on the mind of Macon County Manager Derek Roland, and every year putting…

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Bryson City is a small town with a lot of big responsibilities and limited financial resources. While it is a…

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Swain County might still be led by men, but women are key contributors in the day-to-day operations of the county…

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The Equal Pay Act, which mandates equal pay for equal work and forbids employers from paying men and women different…

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Sylva is a town that’s run by women, both on the board of commissioners and among staff positions in town…

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While men hold the highest-paying and highest number of jobs in most Western North Carolina governments, Jackson County is a…

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As the largest North Carolina town west of Asheville, Waynesville often sets the bar for how other municipal governments handle…

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From the very birth of this nation, the words “All men are created equal” never really meant all men, and…

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The Aug. 1 Black Lives Matter demonstration in Maggie Valley may have been bigger and louder than its predecessor on…

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In a resolution passed last month, Tribal Council decided that it will not hold budget hearings this year but will…

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As states throughout the Southeast consider allowing or expanding commercial gaming in their jurisdictions, Tribal Council has voted to enter…

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By Andrew Dundas • Contributing Writer | Bowls in various stages of production scattered the workshop around Mike McKinney, piled onto tables…

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Haywood County Schools Title IX Coordinator Jason Heinz recently discussed policy changes that must go into effect by Aug. 14…

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According to the Haywood County Health Department, a significant number of the close contacts of positive COVID-19 cases recently identified…

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At a July 30 special called meeting, Dr. Trevor Putnam presented the Haywood County School Board with a contract in…

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Macon County Public Health has identified a COVID-19 outbreak in staff and residents at Drake Cottage, a congregate living facility.…

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A new COVID-19 death has been confirmed in Jackson County, bringing the county’s total death toll to four.

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BRYSON CITY – A band of heavy rains late Friday night started a mudslide that closed U.S. 19/74 in the Nantahala…

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Sylva Town Manager Paige Dowling is currently out on maternity leave, but Sylva will be in experienced hands until her…

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Some new rules will be in place for all future protest activity in Maggie Valley after the town’s board unanimously…

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Public schools and colleges are being forced to develop plans, contingency plans and worst-case scenarios as they prepare for the…

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