Maggie should be a team player
There is no question that Maggie Valley businesses are hurting now more than ever. Residents and business owners who attended a special Maggie Valley Board of Aldermen meeting Monday night described the community as a ghost town.
Many Maggie hotel owners oppose increasing the occupancy tax from 4 to 6 percent in fear that it will only add another tax burden for their dwindling customers. Many others are worried about the lack of a plan to spend the extra money and so are we, but the community will have plenty of time to configure a plan after the legislative deadline of March 4 is met.
We applaud the Haywood County Tourism Development Authority for finally taking a broader look at Haywood County’s potential for putting more heads in beds. The goal of increasing the tax is to be able to ...