CANTON — A state investigation will reveal more details about an early morning fire at Evergreen Packaging’s paper mill on Monday that killed two contract workers. Read more

Haywood election officials have seen a massive increase in requests for absentee ballots — a development that is accompanied by an increase in duplicated requests and spoiled ballots. Read more

GOP hopeful Madison Cawthorn and Democratic challenger Moe Davis laid out their cases for representing North Carolina’s 11th congressional district in a wide-ranging and sometimes contentious debate hosted by Southwestern Community College Sept. 9. Read more

Haywood Regional Medical Center (HRMC), a Duke LifePoint Hospital, announced that Greg Caples has been named its new chief executive officer (CEO), effective Sept. 30. Read more

Despite many Haywood County businesses being closed for part of March, plus all of April and May, sales appear to have come roaring back in June. Read more

Haywood Community College recently welcomed three new members to the Board of Trustees to replace those who completed their terms. Phillip Gibson was appointed by the Haywood County Board of Education. Tammy McDowell was appointed by Governor… Read more

Haywood County Public Health received notice of 25 new cases of COVID-19 since the last press release on Sept. 11. As of 5 p.m. Sept. 17, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has recorded 567 cases in Haywood County. Read more


Business News

Roughly 40 supporters of VFW Post 5202’s riding club set out to discover a bounty of eclectic items during a pirate-themed scavenger hunt on Saturday, Sept. 19. Read more

One of Maggie Valley’s most beloved spots has long been its Opry house, and almost a year after its founder’s death, it’s getting a new life. Read more

CULLOWHEE – The annual U.S. News & World Report rankings of colleges and universities for 2021 places Western Carolina University firmly in an upper echelon of institutions of higher education. Read more

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