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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

A Jackson County family was the subject of honors recently announced and presented by the N.C. Society of Historians at their 78th annual Awards Ceremony on Oct. 12 at The Chambers Building on the Davidson College campus.

Wednesday, October 09, 2019

Jackson timber products a vital commodity during World War II

Wednesday, October 02, 2019
Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Despite pleas from the likes of Uncle Sam and Minnie Mouse, it was likely hard to part with bacon drippings

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

In the newspaper business, it’s important to get the facts right. Most reporters do almost all of the time, but reporters can be compared to offensive linemen in football: You only really notice them when they mess up.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Timekeeping has always been a challenge to mankind, particularly when it comes to calendars. The first calendars – and current calendars – are built around 24-hour days, but as the Earth wobbles around its yearly orbit it doesn’t add up to an exact number of days. This results in what’s call…

Wednesday, August 07, 2019
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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Automobiles became more and more common in North Carolina as the 1920s progressed. The combination of the new technology (half a million were registered as of 1929) and the often-inadequate roads of the era added up to a significant safety hazard: 690 North Carolinians died on state roads in 1929.

Wednesday, July 03, 2019

Editor’s note: This week’s history article and photos was provided by Gary Frye of Sylva, who provides details and stories about trucking for the W.C. Hennessee Lumber Company. In its heyday the locally-owned firm was a major employer and economic force in the county, being the largest singl…

Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Wednesday, June 19, 2019

The Western North Carolina Historical Association is now accepting nominations for the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award. The Award is a partnership between WNCHA and the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Advisory Committee and has been presented by WNCHA since 1955. The award comes with a $2,500 cas…

Wednesday, June 12, 2019
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