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7 hrs ago | The Mountaineer Publishing Company

TDA announces visitor tourism impact for 2013

The North Carolina Division of Tourism, Film and Sports Development announced Friday, Aug. 15, that domestic visitors to and within Haywood County spent $155.38 million in 2013, an increase of 4.54 percent from 2012.

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Related Topix: Pat McCrory, US Governors

11 hrs ago | The Mountaineer Publishing Company

Within Reach volunteers needed

REACH of Haywood County is looking for volunteers, both women and men, who would like to assist in its newly expanded resale store, Within Reach, located at 456 Hazelwood Ave., Waynesville.

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Related Topix: Waynesville, NC

11 hrs ago | The Mountaineer Publishing Company

HRMC's annual golf classic, gala is Aug. 26-27

Part of the funds raised this year are being used to purchased 100 drug safes for patients to lock up their prescription drugs at home.

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Related Topix: Maggie Valley, NC

15 hrs ago | WPTF-AM Raleigh

NC Adjournment Approved, 2-Year Session Ends

North Carolina's legislature finally wrapped up their two-year session Wednesday after passing a coal ash cleanup measure, but falling short on goals involving Medicaid and a budget fix with teacher assistant funds.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Pat McCrory, US Governors, Rockingham, NC

Wed Aug 20, 2014

WLOS

NC taxpayers to spend $12M for plant to meet code

Taxpayers will help one of the largest industrial employers and worst polluters in western North Carolina get cleaner to stay in production.

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Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Law, Law

The Mountaineer Publishing Company

Comic Books at the Canton Library

The Haywood County Public Library system has always had a section of graphic novels and comic trades at each of their branches.

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Related Topix: Libraries, Arts, Literature

The Robesonian

GOP House splits, kills incentives package

A cadre of Republicans in the North Carolina House broke ranks with their leadership Tuesday to vote down a sweeping economic incentives and tax bill they said violated core conservative principles.

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Related Topix: Pat McCrory, US Governors

Tue Aug 19, 2014

The Mountaineer Publishing Company

Flashback: Black Camp Gap in the late 1800s

Dorothy McGaha of Jonathan Creek provided this photo of Black Camp Gap, a logging community near the present-day Maggie Valley.

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Related Topix: Maggie Valley, NC

WWNC-AM Asheville

GOP House Members Help Defeat Incentives Bill

An economic incentives bill that included $12 million for Evergreen Packaging in Canton fails in the state House.

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Related Topix: Canton, NC

The Mountaineer Publishing Company

Jack J. Rice

Jack was born Nov. 8, 1927, to William Crawford and Beulah Kate Smathers Rice. Jack was born and raised in the Rice Cove section in the Beaverdam community of Haywood County.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Navy

The Mountaineer Publishing Company

Two Haywood bridges to be replaced

As part of a continuing effort to upgrade and improve infrastructure across the state, the N.C. Department of Transportation has awarded a contract to replace two Haywood County bridges.

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Related Topix: Jackson County, NC, Simpson, NC

The Mountaineer Publishing Company

March for Babies is Aug. 23

Local business leaders have joined March for Babies to raise funds to prevent preterm birth and give more babies a healthy start in life.

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Related Topix: Canton, NC, Lake Junaluska, NC, Family, Kids, Waynesville, NC

The Mountaineer Publishing Company

First ever SeptemberFest is Sept. 13

Paul Nelson will talk about the relationship between gardening and community in her culture at the first ever SeptemberFest on Sept.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Waynesville, NC

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Daily Dispatch

GOP at odds for final adjustment

A disagreement between Republican lawmakers about their goals and the role of government is adding to the extended wrangling over the final few measures before the North Carolina General Assembly decides when to shut down for the year.

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Related Topix: Pat McCrory, US Governors

WBTV

NC Gop lawmakers diverge on core Gop positions

Extended wrangling over the final measures before the North Carolina General Assembly is caught up in differences over Republican philosophy.

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The Mountaineer Publishing Company

Waynesville Kiwanis announce 2014 grants

The Kiwanis Club of Waynesville announced that $34,505 in grants have been awarded to improve the lives of children in Haywood County.

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Related Topix: Waynesville, NC

The Mountaineer Publishing Company

Waynesville First Baptist says goodbye to the Maples

With much sadness, First Baptist Church of Waynesville said goodbye to Dick and Mary Jo Maples.

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Related Topix: Waynesville, NC

The Mountaineer Publishing Company

YES you can - Youth Environmental Stewardship Camp is a big hit

Front row, from left, are Caleb Richie, Austin Gregory, Nicholas Sawyer, Alyse Blaylock, Teagan Lamberty, Ayla Cuddihy and Jack Wimmer; back row, from left are water plant employee Don Elliot, Elijah Wilson, Jarvis Hampton, Alexis Balog, Valeria Villrroel, Izzy Hendershot, Rose Torda, Kayden Cox, Jennifer McHenry, Chloe Wilson, Kate Wimmer, Mark ... (more)

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Related Topix: Entomology, Family, Kids

Sun Aug 17, 2014

The Mountaineer Publishing Company

Haywood ranks low in car crashes

Haywood County has some of the safest roads in the state, according to AAA Carolina's 20th annual ranking of the most dangerous counties for traffic.

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Related Topix: North Carolina Government, North Carolina, Graham County, NC

The Mountaineer Publishing Company

PETA video relied on fear-mongering tactics

The PETA video taken at a small Haywood County dairy farm and released last week is the latest prop being used to advance the animal rights organization's agenda.

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Related Topix: Activism, Animal Rights, Drink, Milk

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