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New head coach for Pisgah football

In a rare split vote, the Haywood County School Board approved the hiring of a new head football coach for the Pisgah Bears — Rick Brindley.

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Haywood County Schools recognizes academic success

After the last school year, Haywood County Schools held onto its seventh-place ranking in the state, out of 115 school districts, in academic performance. The school system first attained this historic high-water mark during the 2021-22 school year, prior to which it was ranked 10th. 

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Macon firefighters battle multiple blazes in one day

Fire crews responded to three structure fires in Macon County over a 24-hour period. 

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Ice Festival coming this weekend

Get ready to chill out at the NC Smokies Ice Festival on January 26-28 at locations throughout the county. 

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NCDOT Provides Free Bicycle Helmets

Applications are open to receive free bicycle helmets from the N.C. Department of Transportation. 

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Public input wanted for Bryson Park upgrades

With Allen Street now operational, the Town of Sylva is set to begin work on renovations to Bryson Park. But before any decisions are made about what that work will entail, the town is soliciting input from members of the public about what they would like to see at the upgraded park.

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Edwards, Reagan trade jabs in N.C.-11 Primary Election debate

A Republican congressional primary debate hosted by the Clay County Republican Party on Jan. 13 revealed clear differences between the two candidates, incumbent Rep. Chuck Edwards (R-Henderson) and Hayesville businessman Christian Reagan, despite mostly avoiding major hot-button issues and topics important in rural Western North Carolina. 

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Sylva considers panhandling ordinance, again

With three new members seated following November elections, the Sylva Town Council is once again considering an update to the Streets and Sidewalks section of its code of ordinances to include a section on panhandling. 

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Cherokee cannabis business shows forward movement

After months of stalemate, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians appears ready to advance its cannabis enterprise.

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