Land of Sky Regional Council hosts a community meeting

Land of Sky Regional Council is currently shepherding a 20-year planning process for the five county region of Buncombe, Henderson, Haywood, Madison and Transylvania called GroWNC. By looking at existing regional and local plans and extensive public input, this initiative strives to look for implementable action in the fields of Economic Development, Energy, Health, Housing, […]

Reward notice issued after eagle found shot in Haywood County

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission are investigating the shooting of a bald eagle in Haywood County. A reward of up to $5,000 is offered to anyone for information leading to a conviction of the person or persons responsible for killing the eagle. The Humane Society of the United States has matched the original $2,500 reward amount offered by the public agencies, bringing the reward total up to $5,000.

The conversation

I was just driving along a country road. No particular place to go—just driving and letting my mind wander. Then I saw it! I slowed down and blinked, but it was still there. I stopped my truck in the middle of the road, and when I came to myself I was standing in front of […]