Blue Ridge Books celebrates 15 years
In this day and age of Amazon, Kindles, big box bookstores, streaming services and social media that fight for more of our attention everyday, local, independent bookstores are in constant competition with these heavy hitters. And yet, those like Blue Ridge Books seem to weather it all. So what’s the secret?
Waynesville will explore establishment of social districts
A piece of legislation passed last year has given rise to a novel idea that could liven up outdoor festivals and events not only in downtown Waynesville, Frog Level and Hazelwood, but also in any other county or municipality interested in giving it a shot — social districts.
In Western North Carolina, memories of old-time baseball endure
For much of the 20th Century, small-town life in Western North Carolina revolved around the large-scale industrial enterprises that had sprung up across some of the most rural settlements in the state.
Haywood Pathways Center expansion to help homeless
The causes of homelessness — and homelessness in Haywood County — are varied and numerous, but according to the Haywood Pathways Center more must be done locally to address the problem regardless of source.
Public art set for Hazelwood
The Town of Waynesville has selected an artist and an art piece for its latest public art installation.
High hopes in Hazelwood hang on revamped parking lot
A small assortment of businesses in the 400 block of Hazelwood Avenue have been flourishing of late despite suffering through decades of decline, but an expanded parking lot may just be the key to increased prosperity in the once heavily industrialized area.
Huge expansion planned for Hazelwood Ingles
Ingles Markets Inc. is growing in Waynesville again — this time, on Brown Avenue in Hazelwood.
Public restrooms, art coming to Hazelwood
The tiny but blossoming business community along Hazelwood Avenue is about to get a major boost from the town of Waynesville.
Revamped Hazelwood parking lot may revitalize downtown
Hard-luck Hazelwood may be creating a more lucrative future not by building, but by tearing down.
Meet John Burgin, the wizard of Hazelwood
From the outside, John Burgin looks like a lucky guy, a guy in the right place at the right time to cash in on the revitalization sweeping Hazelwood.