WCU opens $29 million building

With fall classes newly underway, 420 Western Carolina University students are settling into their rooms in brand new Noble Hall, a $29.3 million building that the university just completed. 

Franklin gets answers on new Ingles project

Many rumors were put to rest Monday night as Ingles Market representatives laid out the plan for its newest grocery store in Franklin.

Mountain Projects eyes new facility

fr mtnprojectsFor more than 50 years, Mountain Projects has been known for helping the most vulnerable in the community, but with a resolution passed by the Haywood County Board of Commissioners on June 20, they’ll be helping themselves — and the county.

Franklin property proposals focus on outdoors, gardening

fr whitmireThe Franklin Board of Aldermen has yet to agree on what it should do with a 13-acre tract it owns just off East Main Street, but two proposals from the public are leaning toward utilizing the green space for public recreational purposes.

Planning under way for new science building at WCU

fr wcusciencebuildingWith the N.C. Connect bond passed, Western Carolina University is moving forward with plans to bring a $110 million natural sciences building from vision to reality.

Contract commits county to pay for central office move

fr schoolboardA little-known contract crafted in 1980 will take center stage in coming months as Haywood County school officials and county leaders sort out who owes who what if the school system gets the boot from its central office location.

Haywood’s central office move contingent on fate of old hospital

fr schoolboardDSSHaywood County School officials could be ousted from their central office by early spring 2017 to make way for an affordable housing project.

New stage to open next month

art frSitting on a bench one recent sunny afternoon, Steven Lloyd gazes to his right, a big smile immediately rolling across his face.

“When I look over there, I see potential — a lot of potential,” he said.

The long road to the big screen

fr longroadGetting a movie to come to town isn’t something that happens overnight.

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