The Highlands Neighborhood Coalition was formed by homeowners throughout Highlands to preserve the historic character of our town and to ensure that there are neighborhoods in Highlands that are purely residential and free from commercial activity, specifically short-term rentals (STR’s).
Can you imagine this: Michael Jordan, Oprah Winfrey, Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerburg, Bill Gates, Larry Page, Warren Buffett, Michael Bloomberg, Rob Walton, Charles Koch, Charles Schwab, Jerry Jones, Robert Kraft and a few other super-rich Americans having the epiphany that since they amassed their wealth in a democratic society they should support the fight for democracy in Ukraine?
The body of a 72-year-old man was recovered from Little River in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park after somebody reported seeing it approximately a mile west of Metcalf Bottoms, at 1:30 p.m. Monday, May 9.
The Western North Carolina Climate Action Coalition and the Outdoor Mission Community wish to express our sincere thanks to the residents of Haywood County for their support of our reusable bag giveaway called Bring Your Own Bag (BYOB) Haywood that took place in honor of Earth Day on April 22.
A recently released video shows Maddy and friends having fun and filming some foolish, immature pranks. I have no problem with that; he was young, foolish and immature. Who among us did not do foolish things when we were young?
In response to the Swain County commissioners’ opposition to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park parking fee proposal, I have several points. Most importantly, let’s agree that the national park provides a precious asset, both locally and nationally, and is well worth supporting.
Despite representing different spectrums of the agricultural community, participants in this year’s Appalachian Farm School have at least one thing in common: They all have expansion goals centered around agritourism.
The U.S. Forest Service is collecting Christmas ornaments to decorate the North Carolina tree set to adorn the U.S. Capitol this Christmas. The National Forests in North Carolina has been selected to provide the 2022 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree, the third time it’s been charged with that task.
Is inflation eating into your budget? Is your small business struggling to stay open? High prices at the grocery checkout or the gas pump are likely the result of huge corporations passing along costs to you because they can.
Fifty volunteers distributed more than 1,400 reusable bags in Haywood County on Earth Day and the following Saturday, April 22-23, to draw attention to the large number of single-use plastic bags consumed in the county and their impact on health and environment.
The late great singer Kenny Rogers recorded many songs written by other artists. Yet, he wrote one very powerful song. The title: “Sweet Music Man.” This was before the Donald Trump era, but, it evokes emotions about the man and the fraud he has foisted on America.
Join City Lights Bookstore for a conversation between authors, Luke Manget and Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle, at 3 p.m. this Saturday, April 30 in Sylva. Manget will be presenting his new book, “Ginseng Diggers: A History of Root and Herb Gathering in Appalachia.”
It’s a busy time in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park as visitation ramps up while the park works to complete needed maintenance projects. Stay up to date on what’s open, what’s closed and what’s new.
Breaking previous records, approximately 130 volunteers helped spruce up Highlands and surrounding highways this past Saturday, April 23, as part of the annual Plateau Pickup, organized and hosted by the Highlands Chamber of Commerce/Visit Highlands, NC. Volunteers collected approximately 15 tons of garbage along the roadways.
Folkmoot USA, home to North Carolina’s Official International Folk Festival, welcomes Evan Hatch as the new executive director to lead the nonprofit organization that embraces diverse cultures through music and dance.
The “Spirit of the Smokies” certificate program is starting up again, offered by the University of Tennessee’s Smoky Mountain Field School for adults who love the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and desire a deeper connection to this landscape. This will be the field school’s 45th season.
The long-awaited Chestnut Mountain Nature Park just outside Canton will open to the public Saturday, April 23, with a family-friendly grand opening 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Situated as a park-within-a-park, Berm Park will open to mountain bikers the same day.
The nuclear family in America has been the backbone of its strength. This sacred unit has been under attack since 1965 when then President Lyndon Baines Johnson along with its laws and policies of “The Great Society” gradually redefined “family.”
Every once in a while an every-day experience provides the perfect example of a major issue and one may not even realize it. I usually wear a baseball hat around Waynesville. I generally get positive comments about it.
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.
We’re all aware that many items in the supermarket have increased in price, so it will be no surprise to discover that this year it will be more expensive to put a Thanksgiving meal on the table. Here are some ways to save: