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Farmer retires following 20 year career serving in law enforcement

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Columnist: This community will get through coming roadwork disruptions

Recently, I wrote about the importance of being sensible about the N.C. 107 project. Since then, it seems like collars have gotten hotter, … Read more

Pair sentenced in sex with minor case

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Recovering from opioid addiction a long and difficult journey

Second in a three-part series Read more

Citizens galvanize to oppose road project

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News

Think about fall risk as we head into fall of the year

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WCU changing leadership for Division of Advancement

Western Carolina University Chancellor Kelli Brown announced Monday that Lori Lewis is stepping down from her position as the university’s … Read more

Copperheads venomous, but not always deadly

The copperhead is familiar, at least by name, to most North Carolinians. Deriving its common name from its coppery brown head, the copperhe… Read more

Sports

Change, addition made to women’s basketball staff

Western Carolina Coach Kiley Hill has announced that Shyla Coleman has been promoted to assistant women’s basketball coach. Read more

Smoky Mountain will start soccer season against Owen

Smoky Mountain’s soccer team will open its season Monday at Owen. Read more

Tom Tabor is winner of golf club’s tournament

Tom Tabor won the Jackson County Golf Club’s tournament played Aug. 5 at Smoky Mountain Country Club. Read more

Obituaries

Jimmy Woodard

Jimmy Woodard, 58, of Sylva went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019. Read more

Dorothy Painter

Mrs. Dorothy Farrior Painter of Sylva, N.C., was peacefully called home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 201… Read more

Frances Anderson

Frances Nations Anderson, 93, of Waynesville passed away on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, at Autumn Care of Waynesville. Read more

Arts & Entertainment

AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: Ongoing WCU Fine Art Museum Exhibitions:

RESOUNDING CHANGE:  Read more

Fine arts, music and drama kick off season at WCU

Fine arts, music and drama kick off season at WCU Read more

Adventure series begins with Libecki presentation

Explorer Mike Libecki, National Geographic’s 2013 “Adventurer of the Year,” is coming to the campus of Western Carolina University at 7 p.m… Read more

Upcoming Events

6th Annual New Years Resolution Run

The 6th Annual Resolution Run 10 Mile Run & 5k Run/Walk races through the streets of Downtown A… Read more

Trick or Trail 5k & Spooky Sprint

The only race of its kind in the region, participants will strap on headlamps and light up the nigh… Read more

Asheville Off Road Series

The Asheville Duathlon, is a 5k road run, 13.25 mile off-road bike, and a final 5k packed dirt off-… Read more

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