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Haywood County Arts Council’s will host an artist reception for its new exhibit, “Celebrating Appalachia,” from 6-9 p.m., June 1,…
The Cherokee Voices Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on June 9 at the Museum of…
Catch the Spirit of Appalachia awarded the Elmer and Irene Hooper Civic Leadership Scholarship to Autumn Skye Baird. The scholarship…
Wednesday, 30 May 2012 13:13

Take time to traverse the quilt trail

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The Haywood County Quilt Trails project is bringing tourists to Haywood County with the colorful display of traditional quilting patterns.…
Wednesday, 30 May 2012 13:12

Midtown Men to perform in Franklin June 2

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The Midtown Men will take the stage at The Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m., June…
Wednesday, 30 May 2012 13:11

Two comedy acts to perform at Smoky Mountain Center

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The Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts will welcome two comedy acts to its stage at 7:30 p.m., May…
Wednesday, 30 May 2012 13:10

Free concert by Smoky Mountain Brass Band

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Smoky Mountain Brass Band will perform a free concert at 2 p.m., June 2, on the lawn of the historic…
Wednesday, 23 May 2012 18:53

Mountain Garden Club to hold yearly plant sale

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The Mountain Garden Club will host its annual plant sale from 9 a.m. to noon on May 26. The sale…
Wednesday, 23 May 2012 18:52

New belly dance troupe to offer classes in Bryson City

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Belly dancing group Smoky Mountain Shimmy will teach its first “Introduction to Belly Dance” class from 10 a.m. to noon,…
The Chapter 2 Books in Cashiers will host a Memorial Day fund-raising event to benefit the Special Operations Adventure Race…
Wednesday, 23 May 2012 18:50

Pisgah student receives Bryson scholarship

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The Annie Lee Bryson Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Skylar Clark from Pisgah High School. The scholarship provides $500 to…
Wednesday, 23 May 2012 18:49

HART to preview musical for REACH fundraiser

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The Haywood Regional Arts Theater will preview its next musical production, The Marvelous Wonderettes, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 24,…
Wednesday, 23 May 2012 18:49

Highlands Cashiers Players hosting auditions

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Auditions for “The Fox on the Fairway” by the Highlands Cashiers Players will be held at 3 p.m. on June…
Wednesday, 23 May 2012 18:47

Concert to benefit children’s programs

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A gala concert will be held to benefit the summer program at Pigeon Community Multi-Cultural Development Center at 7 p.m.…
Wednesday, 23 May 2012 18:47

‘Twelfth Night’ comes to Bryson City

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Smoky Mountain Community Theatre in Bryson City is hosting “Twelfth Night” by William Shakespeare at 7:30 p.m., May 25-28. Tickets…
Wednesday, 23 May 2012 18:41

Green Energy Park to offer paperweight-making class

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Jackson County Green Energy Park in Dillsboro is offering a class that will teach students how to create a glass…
Wednesday, 23 May 2012 18:41

Mainstreet co-op adds three new artists

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Three new artists — Crystal Allen from Canton, Hank Shuler from Franklin and Janice Swanger from Waynesville — will now exhibit…
Wednesday, 23 May 2012 18:39

Stecoah Valley Leftovers to host spring concert

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The instructors of Stecoah Junior Appalachian Musicians will host a Spring Bluegrass Celebration at Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center on…
Wednesday, 23 May 2012 18:38

Sheryl Crow hits the stage at Harrah’s

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Sheryl Crow will be performing at Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center at 7:30 p.m. June 24. Crow has sold 16 million…
Wednesday, 23 May 2012 18:37

Shady Ladies Quilt Show to debut in Haywood

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The Shady Ladies Quilting Group is selling tickets for a chance to win a unique quilt made by the entire…
Wednesday, 16 May 2012 20:45

Stecoah Valley Leftovers to host spring concert

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The instructors of Stecoah Junior Appalachian Musicians will host a Spring Bluegrass Celebration at Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center on…
Wednesday, 16 May 2012 20:44

Last weekend of ‘The Dixie Swim Club’

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The Highland Cashiers Players will spend their last weekend as Sheree, Lexie, Dinah, Vernadette, and Jeri Neal of “The Dixie…
Wednesday, 16 May 2012 20:43

Foreigner to perform in Cherokee in June

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Legendary rock band Foreigner will take the stage at Harrah’s Casino and Hotel at 9 p.m., June 8. With over…
Wednesday, 16 May 2012 20:43

Green art and mud coming to The Bascom

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New exhibits are heading to The Bascom art gallery in Highlands this month. Admission for these exhibitions is free. • …
The Jackson County Public Library will host a free two-part drawing class with Norma Hendrix at 7 p.m. on May…
Wednesday, 16 May 2012 20:41

OICA to offer summer art program

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This summer, high school students and recent graduates can participate in a summer art program at Oconaluftee Institute for Cultural…
Wednesday, 16 May 2012 20:40

Coffee with the Poet to feature Dave Waldrop

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The City Lights Coffee with the Poet series continues at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 17, and will feature the…
Wednesday, 16 May 2012 20:39

Tail Wagging Tutors returns to Cashier

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The summer Tail Wagging Tutors reading hours will return to the Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library, starting May 23. The reoccurring…
Wednesday, 16 May 2012 20:39

HART to stage ‘The Marvelous Wonderettes’

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The Haywood Arts Regional Theater will perform “The Marvelous Wonderettes” at 7:30 p.m., May 25, 26, June 1, 2, 8…
Wednesday, 16 May 2012 20:38

Bryson City library to hold Blacklight Party

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The Marianna Black Library in Bryson City will host a Blacklight Party for teens in sixth-12th grade from 3:30-5 p.m. on…
The 18th Annual Swain County Heritage Festival will take place on Memorial Day weekend and feature local arts and crafts,…
Wednesday, 16 May 2012 20:36

Sunday series features singers and ringers

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The SongSpinners and the First Ringers will perform at 3 p.m., May 20, at the Waynesville Public Library as part…
The Liars Bench will perform the third of the Balsam Chronicles series with the story of Osley Bird Saunooke, colorful…
Wednesday, 16 May 2012 12:57

Letter was wonderful declaration of dedication

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To the Editor: I thought that the letter by Dr. Laci Jamison (www.smokymountainnews.com/component/k2/item/6931) in the May 2 edition was a…
Wednesday, 16 May 2012 12:56

Privatizing marriage would settle issue

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To the Editor: Statistics claim that the purpose of licensure laws is to protect people and produce quality results. They…
Wednesday, 16 May 2012 12:55

Amendment One sends wrong message

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To the Editor: The passage of Amendment One by a majority of North Carolinians this week adds fuel to a…
Wednesday, 16 May 2012 12:54

Shouldn’t tolerance go both ways

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To the Editor: If you have listened to TV news or seen the national print media since Tuesday, May 8,…
Wednesday, 09 May 2012 19:37

‘Cars and Cornmeal’ event to debut at Francis Mill

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To celebrate the 125th anniversary of Francis Grist Mill and National Preservation Month, the Francis Mill Preservation Society is hosting…
Wednesday, 09 May 2012 19:36

Maggie Valley craft shows seeking vendors

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The Labor Day Weekend Craft Show and the October Leaves Craft Show are looking for vendors to display their crafts…
Wednesday, 09 May 2012 19:34

Macon library to house Civil War photography exhibit

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In observance of the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources has organized the “Freedom, Sacrifice,…
The Haywood County Arts Council is hosting a barbecue supper from 4:30-6 p.m. and old-time community JAMboree from 6-8 p.m.,…
Wednesday, 09 May 2012 19:32

Arts and crafts workshop for kids May 12

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Elementary school-aged children and their families are invited to a free ARTSaturday workshop from 10 a.m. to noon on May…
Wednesday, 09 May 2012 19:31

Basket weaving class in Franklin May 19

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The Macon County Arts Council will sponsor a one-day basket-weaving class from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., May 19, in…
Wednesday, 09 May 2012 19:30

Three teachers awarded Learning Links grants

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Three Jackson County teachers — Jennifer Dall at Smoky Mountain Elementary, Kansas Heiskell at the HUB, and Gayle Woody at…
Restless Heart and Little Texas, two classic American country music bands, will perform their all-time fan favorites at the Smoky…
Wednesday, 09 May 2012 19:27

Whole Bloomin’ Thing celebrates its 10th year

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Waynesville’s 10th Annual Whole Bloomin’ Thing Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., May 12, in historic…
Wednesday, 09 May 2012 19:26

Rupert Fike presents poetry at City Lights

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Georgian poet Rupert Fike will read from his collection Lotus Buffet at 6:30 p.m., May 12, at City Lights Bookstore…
Wednesday, 09 May 2012 19:24

Macon’s artist of the month

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Natalie Bucki was named artist of the month for May at the Macon campus of Southwestern Community College. Bucki is…
Wednesday, 09 May 2012 19:23

WCU to host summer theater camp

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Young people can explore the world of theater this summer during a weeklong camp hosted by Western Carolina University’s College…