The Mountaineer (Waynesville, NC) Continues Contest Coverage

The Mountaineer (Waynesville, NC) Continues Contest Coverage

Waynesville isn’t giving up without a fight! In response to falling into 2nd place in the Best Shopping On Main competition, The Mountaineer ran this article, a follow-up to their first:

Waynesville drops to second place in ‘Best Main Street’ contest

By Vicki Hyatt | Feb 16, 2016

Waynesville’s Main Street has dropped into second place in the “Best Shopping on Main Street” contest, but could still win the top prize.

The contest rules have been modified so that three winners will be selected. Waynesville falls into the “Quaint” category, towns with a population of under 10,000. Town in the “Charming” category have populations between 10,001 and 50,000 while “Bustling” cities have between 50,001 to 100,000.

In the voting, Waynesville is second with slightly more than 2,000 votes while Holland, Michigan, has about 2,300 votes.

The Michigan community that’s in the lead has a population of 33,341, which puts it first in the “Charming” category, while Waynesville leads the “Quaint” voting.

Galena, Illinois, is about 1,000 votes behind Waynesville in the “Quaint” division, and the next closest competitor for this category is Lititz, Pennsylvania, with just 247 votes.

Voting has been extended until March 31, and winners will be notified within a week or so.

Prizes will be awarded to the winners of each category. Winners will appear in video with Jann & Rodney of the television show “Small Town, Big Deal” seen on RFD-TV and each winning town will be featured on the show.

Winning towns and local businesses will also receive featured listings on

Each individual can only vote once, but those who have voted can share the link to vote with others on their email and Facebook pages. Support Waynesville on