Did you know? Rants and Raves from Waynesville's "Man about town"

By Paul Viau
Photo by: Staff Paul Viau, Guide columnist, shares his unique look at life in our 'neck of the woods.'

As a weekly columnist for The Mountaineer's "Guide" entertainment magazine, Paul Viau is "out and about" throughout Haywood County, uncovering interesting stories about local people, events, businesses, and popular culture — and sometimes the absurd.

His writing style is quirky and offbeat, but usually entertaining. That's because Paul spent 30-plus years as a creative director in the whacky world of advertising.

Paul and his wife, Carol, moved to Waynesville in 2008, to spend their retirement years in the beauty of the Smoky Mountains. You'll find his "Did you know?" column in the "Guide" on Wednesdays, a golf column every couple of weeks in The Mountaineer's sports section and his on-again, off-again blog at www.themountaineer.com.

You can reach Paul Viau via e-mail at jpviau@me.com.