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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…
Wednesday, 02 May 2012 19:04

Community music jam planned in Swain

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The next community music jam at the Marianna Black Library in Bryson City will be from 6-7 p.m., May 3,…
Wednesday, 02 May 2012 19:04

Library to show Alvin and the Chipmunks

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The library in Bryson City will show Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel at 3:30 p.m., May 8. The movies…
Wednesday, 02 May 2012 19:03

Natalie Cole to perform at Harrah’s in May

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Nine-time Grammy award-winning singer and songwriter Natalie Cole will take the stage at 9 p.m., May 25, at Harrah’s Cherokee…
The Stecoah Artisans Guild will host an exposition and fund-raising dinner at 5 p.m. on May 8 at the Stecoah…
Wednesday, 02 May 2012 19:02

Waynesville to host first ever Mom’s Music Festival

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Women of Waynesville will host a Mom’s Music Festival this Sunday afternoon. The festival will take place from noon to…
Four Haywood Community College students and one faculty member will represent the college at the 2012 NC Community Colleges Art…
Wednesday, 02 May 2012 19:00

Macon to hold Airing of the Quilts

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Macon County will celebrate its quilting heritage with Airing of the Quilts on May 12. Centered in downtown Franklin, Airing…
Wednesday, 02 May 2012 18:58

Headwaters to host benefit for The Strand

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Headwaters Brewery will host “Lend a Hand for The Strand” starting at 4 p.m., May 6. The event is to…
Wednesday, 02 May 2012 18:58

Audition for ‘La Cage Aux Folles’ May 7-8

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The Haywood Arts Regional Theatre will hold auditions for its July production of the hit Broadway musical “La Cage Aux…
A reception will be held the evening of May 4 to mark the opening of a new photography exhibit at…
The Bascom visual arts center in the Highlands will hold its largest annual fund-raiser, Collective Spirits, May 17-19. On Friday…
The Waynesville Gallery Association will host its first Art After Dark of the year from 6-9 p.m., May 4. The…
Wednesday, 25 April 2012 20:57

Voices in the Laurel plans spring concert

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Children’s choir, Voices in the Laurel, will perform in its 16th annual spring concert at 2:30 p.m., May 6, at…
Two Western Carolina University student disc jockeys committed to offering “smashing good fun” on their morning radio show have been…
The library in Sylva will host a free energy healing workshop with Laura Elliott at 7 p.m. on May 1.…
Wednesday, 25 April 2012 20:53

Shelton House opening for 2012 season

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The Museum of North Carolina Handicrafts at historic Shelton House will open on May 1 for the 2012 season. In…
Wednesday, 25 April 2012 20:52

Winners announced for SCC Student Art Show

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The winning art pieces from the 2012 Southwestern Community College Student Art Show will be exhibited at the Oconaluftee Institute…
Wednesday, 25 April 2012 20:52

New gallery at GEP to showcase ‘Art + Energy’

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A new ‘Art + Energy’ gallery will have its grand opening from 5-7 p.m., April 26, at the Jackson County…
Wednesday, 25 April 2012 20:50

HART presents a collection of antique quilts

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The Haywood Arts Regional Theater will exhibit a collection of antique quilts during the production of “Look Homeward Angel,” scheduled…
Wednesday, 25 April 2012 20:50

Lyle Lovett set to perform at Harrah’s Casino

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Singer/songwriter Lyle Lovett will take the stage at 7:30 p.m., May 5, at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino and Hotel. Lovett is…
Wednesday, 25 April 2012 20:49

Near-death experiences subject of May 3 talk

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The Macon County Public Library will host a talk by local author Dennis Murphy at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May…
Wednesday, 25 April 2012 20:48

HART opens its season with ‘Look Homeward Angel’

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The Haywood Arts Regional Theatre will open its 2012 season on April 27 with “Look Homeward Angel,” a Pulitzer Prize…
Wednesday, 25 April 2012 20:47

NC Symphony to perform in WNC

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The North Carolina Symphony will perform its “Beethoven and Beyond” at Cherokee Central Schools and Haywood Community College. The symphony…
Wednesday, 25 April 2012 20:46

Community chorus to host spring concert

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The Haywood-Junaluska Community Chorus’ spring concert will be held at 4 p.m., April 29, at The First United Methodist Church…
Wednesday, 25 April 2012 20:46

Orchestra to feature student performances

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The Western Carolina Civic Orchestra will play the final concert of its season at 7:30 p.m. on April 28 in…
Wednesday, 25 April 2012 20:45

Students to present ‘Rhythm and Rhymes’

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Western Carolina University’s Catamount Singers and Electric Soul instrumental group will present its spring showcase “Rhythm and Rhymes” at 7:30…
Wednesday, 25 April 2012 20:44

Folkmoot USA to host a Hawaiian Luau

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Folkmoot USA will host a luau from 5 to 8 p.m., May 11, at the Haywood Regional Arts Theater in…
Tuesday, 24 April 2012 20:57

Talent show to benefit arts in Macon schools

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Macon County youth will take the stage in Showcase of Talent 2012, a non-competitive talent show for third- to 12th-graders,…
The Jackson County Public Library in Sylva will host Mindy Guillama-Ridriquez and Raul Rodriquez for a discussion of Cuban culture…
Wednesday, 18 April 2012 19:04

Innovative map designer to speak at WCU

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Map designer Bruce Daniel will speak at 4 p.m., April 19, in the atrium of the John W. Bardo Fine…
Wednesday, 18 April 2012 19:04

Good Cooks series continues April 26

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The next installment of Cooperative Extension’s “Good Cooks Series” will be held at 5:30 p.m. on April 26 in the…