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Wednesday, 17 September 2014 00:00

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• Western Carolina University has created a new series called LIFE@Western Carolina. Are you over 50 and interested in joining a community of learners? A presentation on the series will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22, at the Waynesville Public Library. Topics covered will be politics, media, music and more. 

• Bark in the Park will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, at Mark Watson Park in Sylva. Dog activities include sheep herding, agility demonstrations, costume contest, games, vendors, canine massages, raffles, an Ask the Vet booth, nail trims, pet photographer, and more. There will also be a pet food drive to help “Animeals.” The Canine Good Citizen testing will begin at 10:30 a.m., with attendees having to preregister at 845.548.6420 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Sponsored by the Western Carolina Dog Fanciers Association and the Jackson County Parks & Recreation Department. www.wcdfa.org. 

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This Must Be the Place

  • This must be the place

    art theplaceI did it again. It’s 9 a.m. last Saturday at the starting line of the Cashiers Trail Mix five-mile backwoods race. I knew I should have gotten more sleep the night before, should have at least had something to eat that morning. Shouldn’t have overindulged in the libations of Friday night, nor said the things I now regretted to my girlfriend.

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