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Two held without bond in alleged mass shooting threat

Two men are being held without bond in the Jackson County Detention Center after allegedly threatening a mass shooting in a group text conversation on social media. Nicholas Selby, 23, and Robert Ryan, 21, both of Austin, Texas, are charged with communicating a threat of mass violence to an educational property. Additionally, Selby is charged with felony possession of a schedule I controlled substance, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and simple possession of a schedule III controlled substance. Ryan faces a charge of possession of a schedule VI controlled substance related to his arrest in Haywood County.
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Greenway project between Waynesville, Lake Junaluska takes first big step

WAYNESVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — A greenway connecting Waynesville to Lake Junaluska is taking shape. A 100-foot-long steel footbridge has been put into place. The bridge marks the first major step in the project's completion. "Greenways are in high demand right now. People want to be outside, especially this time...
WAYNESVILLE, NC
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LETTER: Commerce Secretary McCoy’s update on Cherokee Indian Fair and Fairgrounds

Siyo Cherokee Community! Hopefully this message can clear up and provide some context regarding the news about the upcoming Cherokee Indian Fair. We have gone through vigorous analysis of the best possible avenues for conducting the Fair, considering we have not been able to enjoy the event for several years due to the pandemic, but simply cannot take the risk of compromising the safety of our community. My team understands the frustration of the late news and limited options but will work hard to make sure we can have an event that the community can enjoy.
CHEROKEE, NC

Dolly Parton talks about new resort, upcoming projects in new interview

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (WJHL) – News Channel 11’s Josh Smith sat down with Dolly Parton for a one-on-one interview Friday. Parton discussed topics such as her new HeartSong Resort and an upcoming Christmas project. Parton was also awarded the Chestnut Conservation Champion Award by The American Chestnut Foundation which honors Bill Owens’s work helping the […]
PIGEON FORGE, TN
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Q&A: Pig farmer pivots by inviting glampers to the farm

“We traded the salt for the mud,” jokes Catherine Topel, who co-owns Smoky Mountain Mangalitsa pig farm with her husband, Rick, in Haywood County. Prior to their arrival in Western North Carolina in 2017, the pair traversed the high seas as yacht captains. “Yachting, just like any other, is a job,” says Catherine. “I mean, it’s certainly glamorous, and being on the water is extraordinary. But, we wanted to have our own canvas to create our own business. And we just wanted the idea of owning land.”
HAYWOOD COUNTY, NC

Why Are So Many Indiana and Kentucky Restaurants Featured on ‘America’s Best Restaurants’?

Recently I had the amazing opportunity to attend the Ribbon Cutting Event at Guy Fieri's new restaurant/family entertainment venue in Pigeon Forge, TN. While I was there, the crew from America's Best Restaurants was on hand to film a special episode. I chatted with Matt Plapp who happens to be the genius behind this push to generate excitement for locally-owned restaurants.
PIGEON FORGE, TN
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