News and information from the western North Carolina region covering Haywood, Jackson, Macon and Swain county
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- NASA helps geologists try to understand WNC landslides
- Bridging the gap between young, old
- Long time street cleaner replaced by work crew
- Landslide forces family into unsettled lifestyle
- Even in tight times, libraries deserve priority funding
- Like a good neighbor
- Swain revaluation bumps values up 16.5 percent
Haywood County just got a little sweeter.
Specializing in “handcrafted, locally produced, artisan beverages,” Waynesville Soda Jerks is a new business that has opened at the Waynesville Historic Farmer’s Market. At the center of it all are founders Megan Brown and Chris Allen.
Ronan MacGregor didn’t know where he came from.
He knew he was of Scottish decent, but that was about it. It wasn’t until he moved to Macon County several years ago and wandered ...
By Doug Woodward • Guest Columnist
What entity in our community serves the needs of every one of our citizens, whether that person is 3 years old or has been around for 90 y...
Robert Morgan has a rare and cunning gift: he can sift through the detritus of the past, pluck objects and images from his memory (especially his childhood) and elevate them to th...
With each passing day, the first-person accounts of what life was like in the Smokies before Google, iTunes or even black-and-white television slip away. So, Beth Bramhall, a seas...
- News in brief
- On the street
- Smoky Mountain Living magazine seeks reader photos
- Events for readers and writers
- A&E roundup
- Stecoah arts center receives grant
- Appalachian storyteller to play Haywood library
- Predator birds come to Waynesville
- Learn to co-exist with mountain black bears
- Eat to support the Blue Ridge Parkway
- Outdoors roundup
- First of the Floppy Disc: Almond SchoolWritten on Wednesday, 12 June 2013 12:49
I wrote first by hand and then with a manual typewriter. Starting about 1990, I moved “up” to a Tandy writing machine generated by an IBM “Writing Assistant” program diskette that stored information on floppy discs. No hard drive. During the last decade of the 20th century (before I moved “up” again to a “real” computer), I generated a lot of floppy discs.
Western Carolina University is grappling with whether to cut unpopular or obsolete majors, posing a conundrum as it and other universities examine their deeper role in society: to provide a well-rounded, liberal arts education or steer students toward degrees in promising career fields?
The curriculum at Western Carolina University is fluid — every year, degrees are added and subtracted from its list of offerings to meet shifts in student demand.
You’ve sung it in the shower, in the car with the windows rolled down, at weddings, in karaoke bars, and perhaps just because you simply can’t get it out of your head.
“All Out o...
It was a great day for a picnic … or a baseball game. The sun hung there above the horizon like a hanging curveball, warm and inviting, and the air was as still as a sleeping cat ...
In The Last Self-Help Book You’ll Ever Need: Repress Your Anger, Think Negatively, Be a Good Blamer, and Throttle Your Inner Child (ISBN 0-465-05486-2), renowned neuropsychologist...
A mountainside in Macon County once destined for a housing development is now destined to be a community forest area comparable to the arboretum in Asheville.
The Hall Mountain T...
- The mystical allure of moving waterWritten on Wednesday, 05 June 2013 13:53
We are attracted to water. Mountain paths always wind down to water. Water is the essence of our very being ... especially here in the mountains.