Author: J. B. Bost


Night One of ‘Best in the West’ Debate a Slobberknocker

“Best in the West: North Carolina’s 11th Congressional District Forum” are a series of two debates across Sept 4-5 between retired USAF Col. and Democratic nominee Moe Davis, against the young rising star of the Republican Party Madison Cawthorn.  Hosted by Blue Ridge Public Radio, Mountain Xpress and Smoky Mountain […]


Maggie Valley protests to reignite Aug. 1

The July 18 march in Maggie Valley had managed to catch some Saturday afternoon rain, though it was less of a portent and more of an annoyance, I would imagine.  I wouldn’t know, I was sitting at home, watching the protest on Facebook live via Smoky Mountain News. A camouflaged […]


Factions War Over Sylva’s Confederate Statue

Editor’s note: JB is in favor of removing the statue but has attempted to present this article relatively free of bias. In the wake of the George Floyd protests, the 2017 call to remove the local confederate statue “Sylva Sam” from the steps of the old courthouse is reawakened and […]


Ghosts and Moore

She had always been drawn to Moore building.  “It’s not the ghosts that scare me, it’s getting caught and getting kicked off campus.”  Fired, right when she was about to be working on campus again, the recent graduate who moved back to Cullowhee to be close to her people. “It’s […]