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Surrounded by piles of debris, old wood and gravel, Joe Rowland sees opportunity. “This is the inevitable next step for us,” he said.

Co-owner of Nantahala Brewing in Bryson City, Rowland wanders around a four-acre lot at the end of Depot Street, less than a block from the flagship brewery. Purchased by Rowland in early 2016, the property consists of an abandoned warehouse (formerly the RC Cola bottling company) and large open field. Initially, the 11,000-square-foot building was going to be used for Nantahala’s equipment storage, barrel aging program and bottling line. But, as time went along, an idea for the remaining 3,200 square feet of unused space crept into the minds of Rowland and Co. — a restaurant and indoor/outdoor brew pub.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 15:33

Church Street Art & Craft Show returns

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The 33th annual Church Street Art & Craft Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, on Main Street in downtown Waynesville.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 15:26

Play deals with race, class

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Issues of race and class status in New York City at the turn of the 20th century will be explored as Western Carolina University’s School of Stage and Screen presents “Intimate Apparel” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5 through Saturday, Oct. 8.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 15:25

Bolz-Weber to speak at Lake J

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Celebrated author and speaker Nadia Bolz-Weber will visit Lake Junaluska during their weekend conference Oct 7-9.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 15:24

Craft students win national awards

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Haywood Community College Professional Crafts Fiber students Abigail Ahlberg and Tony Embrey both were recently recognized with national awards.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 15:23

New Waynesville art gallery, reception

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Downtown Waynesville is home to a new gallery and working artists’ studio at 163 South Main Street. Celebrated contemporary plein air painter Jo Ridge Kelley and precious metal jewelry artist Keri Kelley Hollifield have combined their talents in one historic and creative space. 

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 15:22

Branford Marsalis Quartet at WCU

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The legendary Branford Marsalis Quartet with special guest Kurt Elling will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, in the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 15:21

Claire Lynch to play Cataloochee Ranch

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Acclaimed bluegrass singer-songwriter Claire Lynch will perform on Sunday, Oct. 2, at Cataloochee Ranch in Maggie Valley.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 15:20

.38 Special to rock Harrah’s

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Classic rockers .38 Special will perform at 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, at Harrah’s Cherokee.

Tuesday, 20 September 2016 20:40

Fall, art comes alive at ColorFest

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The eighth annual “ColorFest: Dillsboro Fine Arts & Crafts Fair” will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, in downtown Dillsboro.

Tuesday, 20 September 2016 20:36

Folk School celebrates fall

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The 42th annual John C. Campbell Folk School’s Fall Festival will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 1-2 in Brasstown.

Tuesday, 20 September 2016 20:33

Gov’t Mule to rock Harrah’s

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Legendary rock-n-roll act Gov’t Mule will perform on Friday, Sept. 30, at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort.