When this year’s high school seniors were freshmen, their worlds change suddenly as schools shut down in response to the global pandemic. As graduation day approaches, Xpress sat down with eight local members of the class of ’23 to look back on their experiences of attending four years of school in the era of COVID.
High school football is king in the Haywood County communities of Waynesville and Canton, and they’re not alone. Throughout many towns Western North Carolina, Friday night football provides the glue that brings people together.
Director Keith Dunnavant discusses making his latest documentary sports film.