A life full of love: Family and friends honor DeSimone’s memory
As family members and friends took turns paying tribute to Ron DeSimone at his memorial mass on Tuesday, one word kept being repeated — love.
DeSimone dies in construction accident
Last Friday started out just like many other workdays for Maggie Valley Mayor Ron DeSimone.
Write-in likely to run for mayor in Maggie following tragic death
The tragic accident that killed Mayor Ron DeSimone last week has left a hole in upcoming town elections this fall.
Five candidates seek Maggie board seats; two mayoral candidates step forward
The town of Maggie Valley is small and only an average of 300 residents vote in any given election, but this year’s race for spots on the town board is shaping up to be full of competition.
Ghost Town will remain closed for 2015
Despite aiming for a July opening, Ghost Town in the Sky will stay closed for the entire 2015 season.
Maggie moves forward with or without Ghost Town
Illuminated neon lettering indicated full occupancy on many of the hotels in Maggie Valley during the Fourth of July weekend.
SEE ALSO: Ghost Town will remain closed for 2015
“No Vacancy” signs translate into dollar signs for accommodation owners as well as all the other businesses in the valley. Despite Ghost Town in the Sky not opening this year, Soco Road traffic was bumper to bumper, every parking lot was packed and tourists lined the sidewalks on Saturday evening waiting for the fireworks to begin.
Maggie Valley welcomes new restaurant
By Katie Reeder • SMN Intern
When his restaurant doors are open, Chris Chagnon keeps busy, playing the role of owner, chef and greeter.
Maggie mayor may have competitor in election
The political dynamics in Maggie Valley have definitely changed in the last two years.
Ghost Town lacks ride inspections in advance of July opening
The clock is ticking for Ghost Town in the Sky entertainment park in Maggie Valley to get its humble trio of kiddie rides inspected and permitted before its target opening day of July 2.
Ghost Town aims for July 2 opening
After lying dormant for the winter, Ghost Town in the Sky was once again showing signs of life last week with preparation work under way for a July 2 season opener.