After digging out from multiple rounds of winter weather, families across the area are looking forward to spring in western North Carolina. While this winter was not the worst on record, it was the coldest it has been in several years. In a year when many indoor activities have been canceled or limited, many families have felt like they were stuck inside their homes for several months. Fortunately, we have been able to safely provide in-person classes throughout the school year; however, many parents have been working remotely, so we’re not immune to cabin fever.

As the temperatures warm up, make sure your family is making the most of the mild weather. Here are eight tips for enjoying life in western North Carolina during spring. 



How To Celebrate Easter as a Family in 2021

Tuesday, 02 February 2021 13:24

This has been the snowiest winter Haywood County has seen in several years. After experiencing the first white Christmas in a decade, the cold has never really let up. While sledding and building snowmen are fun for the kids, many parents are looking forward to the warmth of spring. The valleys will soon come to life with blooming flowers and trees, and then the mountains will become lush and green again. 

Spring brings one of the most cherished Christian celebrations. As the trees and mountains come back to life each year, we are reminded of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who was dead and buried for three days before He rose to life again. By His resurrection, He conquered death for all who believe in Him. 

While families look forward to celebrating Easter together with their churches, it is likely to look a little different this year than most. Many churches have pandemic protocols in place, and large gatherings are discouraged. We want to help you make the most of the holiday while emphasizing Jesus.

Here are seven ideas for celebrating Easter with your family.



We have had a cold winter in Haywood County, NC. Waynesville has already experienced several rounds of snow and ice. Some families cannot get enough of it, while others are ready for it to be over. Regardless, it may be hard to believe, but spring break is just around the corner for students in Haywood County. Your children will be excited to get a reprieve from classroom time, but you may be scrambling to figure out how you will entertain them. Although the weather outside may still be frightful, here are five ideas for how Haywood County families can make the most of spring break.



There are a lot of factors that attract people to western North Carolina. People move to Waynesville and surrounding areas for the excellent housing market, the beautiful mountains, the wonderful people, an abundance of career options, and a variety of incredible restaurants. Additionally, western North Carolina residents enjoy some of the best weather in North Carolina. The summer offers warmer weather, but it is not nearly as hot as other parts of the state. Spring and fall bring mild, cooler temperatures that allow for a spectacular display of changing colors and pleasant weather for various outdoor activities. Temperatures through the winter are relatively comfortable compared to other high elevation cities; however, it is by far the coldest season. Millions of tourists visit the area for these very reasons. For parents of students in Haywood County, options are abundant for activities to do together as a family.



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