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Wednesday, 15 February 2017 16:40

Sharing the craft: Jo Ridge Kelley Fine Art

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With the traffic and noise of a busy Main Street in downtown Waynesville zooming by outside her window, Jo Ridge Kelley creates works of tranquility and natural wonders inside her cozy studio. 

“I love being able to pull from myself,” she said. “I’m a very soulful person, and painting is a way to work with my feelings — to be living in the moment.”

Within almost two decades together, Greensky Bluegrass has grown from a scrappy string band to one of the premier live stage acts currently touring the country.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017 16:44

Mardi Gras Ball is foundation’s largest fundraiser

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The ninth annual Haywood County Schools Foundation Mardi Gras Ball is at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 25, at Laurel Ridge Country Club in Waynesville. The race for this year’s King and Queen is well underway, and candidates have already been seen around the county petitioning for donations for the Haywood County Schools Foundation.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017 16:32

WCU welcomes ‘Queen of Bluegrass’

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Bluegrass legend Rhonda Vincent & The Rage will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, in the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center at Western Carolina University.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017 16:24

Outhouse Race returns to Sapphire Valley

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The 11th annual Outhouse Race will be held on Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Sapphire Valley Ski Area.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017 16:21

Folk art at City Lights

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Local folk artist and writer Brent Martin will host an opening reception for a new folk art series from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, at City Lights Café in Sylva.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017 16:15

‘Blackbeard’s Ghost’ wins national award

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Western Carolina University’s 2016 original radio-style production of “Blackbeard’s Ghost and the Queen Anne’s Revenge” has won a “best of festival” award from the national Broadcast Education Association.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017 16:14

‘Schoolhouse Rock’ at HART

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Western Carolina University’s 2016 original radio-style production of “Blackbeard’s Ghost and the Queen Anne’s Revenge” has won a “best of festival” award from the national Broadcast Education Association.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017 16:13

Vendors needed for Folkmoot

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Two crowd-pleasing events, part of the annual Folkmoot Festival, are seeking professional artists, community craftspeople, nonprofit organizations, and food vendors. Specifically, vendors are sought for the 2017 Many Cultures Children’s Carnival and the International Festival Day.

Wednesday, 08 February 2017 16:01

HART welcomes Arnette, Dykes

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The board of directors of the Haywood Arts Regional Theatre (HART) in Waynesville held its annual meeting recently in the newly opened Daniel and Belle Fangmeyer Theatre.