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Yard sale for MV community gardens is Sept. 23

MAGGIE VALLEY - The Maggie Valley Garden Club will host the Maggie Valley Community Gardens Fundraising Sale from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at the barn behind Maggie Valley United Methodist Church, 4192 Soco Road. The Maggie Valley Community Gardens enable churches to serve hot, nutritiou

THE MOUNTAINEER - 2017-09-19 15:42:00

CCC hauls 14 trash bags from Maggie Valley

MAGGIE VALLEY - The Commission for a Clean County (CCC) held its last litter pickup of the season on Saturday, Sept. 9, in Maggie Valley. The group met at Maggie Valley Town Hall, where Town Manager Nathan Clark gave instructions and pointed out the various areas where the group was to work along b

THE MOUNTAINEER - 2017-09-18 20:36:00

Anniversaries: Gene Gibson & Estella Gibson

Gene and Estella Gibson of Whittier celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on September 5, 2017. They were married on Estella's 20th birthday, September 5th 1947 in Clayton, Georgia. Lifelong residents of Jackson County, they have lived on the Gibson family Century Farm their entire married life.

CITIZEN TIMES - 2017-09-17 04:16:47

Nixing labels, young lead surge in N. Carolina unaffiliateds

RALEIGH - Spencer Stone of Cullowhee agrees with liberal viewpoints on almost everything. Jackson Lanier of Randleman leans mostly to the right. But both freshmen at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill deliberately chose to register as unaffiliated voters, joining a rapidly growing and y

BLUERIDGENOW.COM - 2017-09-17 02:42:32

Pray for Haywood rally is Sept. 27

What would it look like if a whole community of Christians came together, regardless of denominations or doctrine or background, and lifted up the name of Jesus? The Hope for Haywood rally will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, at C.E. Weatherby Stadium at Waynesville Middle School, 495 Brow

THE MOUNTAINEER - 2017-09-19 14:56:00

Drugs in Our Midst Prayer Walk is Sunday

The Annual Drugs in Our Midst Prayer Walk will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, near Waynesville First Baptist Church, 100 S. Main St. Prayer stops will be at downtown churches, the historic Haywood County Courthouse and The Open Door Ministries. The walk will end at First United Methodist Church o

THE MOUNTAINEER - 2017-09-19 14:43:00

Liner mill history kept alive

Teresa and Tommy Liner's home is lined with watercolor paintings. Each painting is a freeze frame of history, an exact moment in time that can never be restored. A painting in their living room shows downtown Waynesville. An older man sits on a bench with his dog sleeping peacefully underfoot. The m

THE MOUNTAINEER - 2017-09-18 07:15:00

Wedding businesses prep for busy season

Submitted Ben Jones installs a light fixture as part of renovations to the former King Branch Church of Christ. He and wife Jennifer Jones (standing) purchased the building, which dates to 1968, as a location for their nonprofit Angel Wings Memory Gowns. Volunteers work from the space to craft infan

MOUNTAIN PRESS - 2017-09-19 05:45:00

It's happy hour on the greenway

It was quitting time, and Joyce Hughes knew just where she was headed as she slipped off her work shoes, slid on something more comfy and made a beeline for her usual happy hour spot: a stroll along the Waynesville greenway with her walking buddy Cathy Reece. "We walk at least four days a week," sai

THE MOUNTAINEER - 2017-09-18 07:30:00

Speed blamed in Great Smoky Mountains National Park motorcycle crashes that killed one

Two separate motorcycle crashes Sunday evening in Great Smoky Mountains National park killed one man and the second operator was airlifted to the trauma center in Knoxville. Angela Gosnell/News Sentinel Authorities said speed is the common factor in two separate motorcycle crashes Sunday in Great S

CITIZEN TIMES - 2017-09-18 15:55:24

How to have a nature-filled weekend in East Tennessee

It's no secret that East Tennessee offers beautiful outdoor views and adventures. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GSMNP) has trails and hikes for all ages and skill levels, and some of the the towns housed around the mountains - Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Townsend - provide a

KNOXVILLE NEWS SENTINEL - 2017-09-18 12:00:02

One dead in motorcycle crash on the Spur

GSMNP (WVLT) -- The Great Smoky Mountains National Park has confirmed to Local 8 News one man died in a single motorcycle wreck on the Spur this evening. It happened just north of the tunnel on the Spur at 8:38 pm. Sunday evening. The man was declared dead at the scene by Gatlinburg EMS, who then tr

LOCAL8NOW.COM - 2017-09-18 05:13:00

GSMNP: 2 separate motorcycle crashes leave 1 dead, 1 injured

GATLINBURG (WATE) - Officials with the Great Smoky Mountains National Park confirms two separate motorcycle crashes Sunday night leave 1 dead, 1 injured. The first one happened at 6:20 p.m. along the Foothills Parkway West and involved one motorcycle. An adult male rider was transported by Lifestar

WATE - 2017-09-18 02:57:03

Lake Junaluska trail gets permanent signage

LAKE JUNALUSKA - The Fund for Haywood County, an affiliate of The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina (CFWNC), supported the improvement of a section of the Lake Junaluska walking trail, which was recently recognized with permanent signage. Due to the proximity of Lake Junaluska to the St

THE MOUNTAINEER - 2017-09-19 14:35:00

Armed robber strikes Ober Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg police are looking for leads after a robber broke into Ober Gatlinburg over the weekend and forced an employee to hand over money at gunpoint. Police said a masked person kicked down the accounting office door at Ober's hub at 1339 Ski Mountain Road early Sunday around 6:00 a.m. and forc

WBIR - 2017-09-19 15:04:04

Waynesville 6-year-old drowns in indoor hotel pool

MORGANTON - Authorities say a 6-year-old died in a hotel pool in North Carolina in what police say was an accidental drowning. Officials with the Morganton Department of Public Safety have told multiple media outlets that the child drowned Saturday night in an indoor pool at a Comfort Inn & Suites.

CITIZEN TIMES - 2017-09-18 10:41:05

Top local stories we are following today

Here are the top stories we are following for you today. Buncombe County Fire and Rescue a woman after reports she jumped in the French Broad River near Brevard Road. We are waiting to find out her condition. The Clyde Police Chief is back at his post this morning. This after town officials suspende

WLOS.COM - 2017-09-19 07:11:10

Elizabeth Hall named Stokely Memorial Library Director

NEWPORT-Stokely Memorial Library patrons are already familiar with her face, but they may not realize that Elizabeth Hall is now the institution's director. Hall assumed her new duties Sept. 1, replacing Meschelyn Barrett, who retired as the library's director on Aug. 31. She's one of the "English C

NEWPORT PLAIN TALK - 2017-09-19 09:00:00

Here's why the autumn color forecast is bright

The leaves should be at their peak beginning in October on the Parkway, later in the month in the Upstate. It's still too early to tell just how brilliantly colored the autumn leaves will be this year, but Clemson University's forest ecologist Donald Hagan says there's potential for a spectacular se

GREENVILLE NEWS - 2017-09-18 12:00:02

Changing leaves bring tourists to Sevier County in first fall since wildfires

PIGEON FORGE, TN - As the green of the trees begins to turn to gold and orange, the leaves fall to the ground marking the end of summer. In Sevier County, the sights and sounds of fall have arrived. The region is hoping to make the most of the first fall since the wildfires. "We're expecting a big

WBIR - 2017-09-17 22:23:06