George Vanderbilt first opened Biltmore, his magnificent private estate, to family and friends on Christmas Eve 1895. Today, his descendants continue welcoming guests with that same spirit of gracious hospitality.
The latest drought map released Nov. 10 shows strengthening drought in the mountain region, but significant rain from Tropical Depression Nicole that fell after the Nov. 8 data cutoff may result in an improved situation when the new map comes out Nov. 17.
An environmental assessment investigating potential impacts of water and wastewater system repairs at Balsam Mountain Campground and Heintooga Picnic Area in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park came back with a finding of no significant impact, meaning the park can proceed with the project.
Let me start by saying that on November 8 I worked the polls, and the views I am expressing are strictly my own and should in no way reflect the opinions or policies of the Haywood County Board of Elections and its staff.
Could someone please explain to me why an experienced, qualified tax collector who has successfully run the office for Haywood County was voted out in favor of a college student with no experience and no qualifications that I am aware of?
On Sept. 14, 2022, Vecinos, a free clinic for uninsured, low-income adults in Western North Carolina, received a $1 million grant from the USDA Emergency Rural Health Care Grant to assist in renovating the upcoming Community Health Hub in Franklin.
Whether we like it or not, tourism sustains a quality of life for all WNC residents. This tourism naturally comes from living in area with a bounty of visual beauty that people come to see and experience.
Over four days, Haywood County Sheriff’s Office Deputies and agency partners led a large-scale operation that resulted in the seizure of 63 grams of methamphetamine, 112 grams of Fentanyl, 2.4 grams of cocaine, 6.8 grams of opioids and the arrests of 37 people.
Recently, Vecinos, serving a large Hispanic/Latino community in the six western counties of North Carolina, was granted $25,000 by The Hispanic Federation. The grant will be used to assist low-income, uninsured Hispanic people in Western North Carolina who have been impacted by COVID-19.
To the Editor: The Supreme Court recently shot down American women’s right to choose. Now conservative politicians are trying to convince voters that the economy trumps abortion. But, that is simply not so. Think about it! If a woman decides to abort, how will she pay? That is an economic question. If she decides to birth the child, how will she pay for that? An economic question.
To the Editor: Well folks the Republican leadership has been mum this past summer in revealing what they intended to do if they gained the majority in Congress in November. More recently, they have revealed their plans in the vague terms of impeach, investigate and obstruct the Biden administration at every turn.
To the Editor: When letter-writers lambaste a political party or official by repeating terrible accusations, they spread lies that can get criminals elected and people maimed or killed. Just last night, U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s husband was injured by a man who broke into their home asking “Where’s Nancy?”
To the Editor: Ted Budd is one of the wealthiest U.S. politicians. He and his family have received millions of dollars from the government. However he sees this as OK. But God forbid if the middle and lower class receive any government money or savings.
Due to a large concentration of bears eating acorns, two trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park are closed until further notice. These include the Gatlinburg Trail between Gatlinburg and Sugarlands Visitor Center and Twin Creeks Trail between Gatlinburg and the Twin Creeks Science and Education Center.
To the Editor: Your October 29 issue titled “Saving the Safety Net” borders on yellow journalism. Conflating the statement of one GOP senator to change entitlements to discretionary programs, to justify the title of the piece, “House GOP majority could target Social Security, Medicare,” is appalling.
To the Editor: With the election date drawing near, I am apprehensive about the Republican candidate for Haywood County Tax Collector. I am a resident of Haywood County and the fact that we have a young man representing us with little life experience concerns me.
To the Editor: You have to laugh at the way liberals in the news portray the big bad Republicans. They are all anarchists and should be put in a basket of deplorables. Well that is just a bunch of, to put it lightly, male cow patties.
To the Editor: Cheri Beasley is a liar. Without providing any proof she claims that the majority of folks in North Carolina believe that Roe v. Wade should dictate reproductive freedom. I think that the majority of people actually think it’s justified murder. There’s nothing reproductive if you kill the “product,” the child!
Anyone renewing their preparer tax identification number (PTIN) for 2023 will be asked to attest to their data security responsibility and whether they are aware of their obligation to have a data security plan in place to provide protections for all taxpayer information.
A special veteran pinning ceremony was held last week in honor of Air Force Veteran Edward Tobin of Waynesville. The event was held at his home and was provided by Haywood Hospice & Palliative Care and the VFW/American Legion Honor Guard.