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The Smoky Mountain Quilters Guild will present its 2010 quilt show, “Quilting New Trails” Aug. 19-21 at the Community Facilities building in Franklin. Established in 1983, the guild is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to stimulate an intelligent interest…
Tuesday, 10 August 2010 19:20

Balsam Range gears up for a busy weekend

Balsam Range will play Sylva’s Concerts on the Creek Friday, Aug. 13. The free concert takes place from 7-9 p.m. at the pavilion in the Bridge Park in downtown Sylva. Balsam Range has produced two CDs, Marching Home (2007) and…
Tuesday, 10 August 2010 19:21

Rye Holler Boys to play at BBQ fest

Expect mouth-watering BBQ accompanied by great mountain music at the 2nd Annual Mountain High BBQ & Music Festival, where the bluegrass band Rye Holler Boys will perform. The festival runs 10:30 a.m. until 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13, and 9…
Tuesday, 10 August 2010 19:23

Cold foods cooking class at Stecoah

Tired of heating up your kitchen this hot summer? The Stecoah Valley Food Ventures Kitchen is offering a cooking class from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 14 focusing on cool recipes to break the heat.  Participants will…
The Highlands Cashiers Players’ production “Dearly Departed” runs Aug. 19 through 22 and Aug. 27 through 29 with two performances scheduled for Sunday Aug. 29 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. All evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m., the matinees…
Tuesday, 10 August 2010 19:25

A capella performance in Franklin Aug. 15

The all-male Land of the Sky Chorus will sing classics in “Schtick to Singing,” a concert held 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 15, in Tartan Hall at First Presbyterian Church in downtown Franklin. With more than thirty members, Land of…
Tuesday, 10 August 2010 19:26

Peace, love and bugs in Cherokee

Volkswagen devotees make their way to Cherokee, Aug. 13 - 15 for the second annual VW Show at the Cherokee Event Center on Aquoni Road. Volkswagens of all makes and models will be on display, and all registered vehicles are…
Tuesday, 10 August 2010 19:27

Connect with your celestial guides

Join Mary O’Shannon of Spiritsong as she shares how to tap into the beneficial energies of the planets during “Connecting with Your Celestial Guides: Your Allies in These Times of Change!” at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13, at The Creative…
Tuesday, 10 August 2010 19:29

Learn more about intarsia woodworking

Patrons and visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the woodcarving artistry of intarsia at a program to be held at the Jackson County Public Library. Lebern Dills, an experienced intarsia artist and resident of Cullowhee, will show some…
Tuesday, 10 August 2010 19:29

Country music stars come out for teachers

Three of country music’s fastest rising stars are performing on Thursday, Aug 26, at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort Event Center to raise funds for the Development Foundation of the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching. Performances by Jason…
Tuesday, 10 August 2010 19:31

Odom, Parrini perform Gershwin Aug. 21

Soprano Lisa Odom and pianist Fabio Parrini will perform at the annual Classics and Chocolate concert at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 21, at the Performing Arts Center, 250 Pigeon Street in Waynesville. The annual concert pairs the highest quality…
Tuesday, 10 August 2010 19:32

‘Appalachian Evening’ series continues

The New North Carolina Ramblers will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, at the Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center. The New North Carolina Ramblers perform old-time string music in the fashion of the original North Carolina Ramblers formed in…
The Sawmill Creek Porch Band will reunite for a free performance at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 12, on the front lawn of the Marianna Black Library in Bryson City. Sawmill Creek Porch Band was one of the mainstay bluegrass…
Western Carolina University’s quintet in residence should consider letting the Travel Channel tag along before embarking on its next international tour. After returning from China last month, the Smoky Mountain Brass Quintet can count 49 first-time foods tasted in 14…
Many people might say Lilian Parks is a staple to the regional art community. “Lil” as she is known to her students and fellow artists, is originally from San Francisco and has lived in Haywood County for more than 20…
Catch the Spirit of Appalachia and the Appalachian Homestead Farm & Preserve recently presented a hand pieced, appliquéd quilt of Jackson County to the staff of Jackson County Recreation Center for its assistance for the past five years with the…
The last Cold Mountain Heritage Tour, sponsored by The Bethel Rural Community Organization, will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 26. This final tour includes some of the most popular and historic sites in Haywood County…
Aaron Plantenberg was relaxing by a lake in northern Wisconsin when his vacation was abruptly cut short by a phone call. Fortunately, it was a good surprise. Plantenberg and his bandmates in Bryson City-based Big House Radio learned they were…
The very beginning of the Nantahala Brewing Company story began — appropriately — at a local bar. Mike Marsden had long thought the 1,200-square-foot warehouse adjacent to Across the Trax, the bar he owns in Bryson City, would be perfect…
Attendees of the 2nd Annual Mountain Music Jamboree will not only enjoy delicious BBQ and traditional mountain music — they will help the Haywood County Fairgrounds stay alive. The festival will benefit the struggling venue, which has lost all funding…
Tuesday, 03 August 2010 18:52

Cloggers for life

Aileen “Poochey” Greene has been clogging for 44 years, and even at age 77, she has no intention of stopping. “That’s the place I am me, on the dance floor,” said Greene. “That’s the only time nothing bothers me.” Greene…
Temperatures boiled above 90 degrees as the dancers grabbed their partners and lined up on the floor. The caller patiently explained the moves for the first contra dance of the afternoon as members of a volunteer pickup band plucked notes…
Wednesday, 16 June 2010 14:19

Sylva woodworker goes back to the future

In our commodity-driven world, it may seem absurd to spend a year making a table. But for Sylva woodworker Brian Bartel, a year is just a fiber in the grand tapestry of tradition. “My grandpa lived across the street from…
Wednesday, 19 May 2010 13:19

Using music to write history

Bluegrass recording artist Buddy Melton feels like he owes Jackson County. He had never played an instrument until he started fiddling in his college dorm room in Cullowhee. He had never experienced the roots of mountain music until he found…
Country music recording artist Matt Stillwell returns for the third annual Shinefest Friday, Aug. 13, through Saturday, Aug. 14, at the Fontana Village Resort. The event features live concerts on both Friday and Saturday evening with a lake party at…
The Haywood Arts Regional Theatre kicks off summer with a hilarious backstage romp “Falling in Like” an “almost romantic comedy” written and directed by the playwright Jerry Sipp. This performance is a unique opportunity to have a playwright come into…
The Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers returns to Western Carolina University at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, with “Let Them Know: The Story of Youth Brigade and BYO Records,” a trip into Los Angeles’ underground punk scene in the…
An exhibition by critically acclaimed fiber artist Cat Chow opens with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, at The Bascom in Highlands. Chow, who has been hailed by The New Yorker magazine, will give an artist’s…
Wednesday, 09 September 2009 14:57

NC’s tourist trails

An Internet search for tourism trails spawns a list of results including biking in Texas, rail travel in England, a tour of “Sex in the City” sites in New York and a heritage trail in Washington, D.C. But the trail…
Wednesday, 09 September 2009 15:04

Follow the yellow brick road

• The Craft Heritage Trails of Western North Carolina are collected in a travel-size book that leads visitors on eight driving tours along scenic byways and back roads to more than 500 galleries, studios, heritage sites, historic inns, and restaurants…
By Julia Merchant • Contributing Writer Take a drive through the countryside of Western North Carolina, and you’ll likely notice brightly colored squares adorning the sides of barns and other rustic structures. Look closer, and they’ll tell you a story…
Wednesday, 16 September 2009 15:38

HCC crafts students awarded fine arts scholarships

Four Haywood Community College Professional Crafts students, representing each field of study, were recently awarded Gateway to the Arts Scholarships. Those receiving the $1,000 awards for the 2009-10 academic year were Stephanie Costa, fiber; Melinda Erwin, clay; Penny Jewett, wood;…
Bob Buckner, director of Western Carolina University’s Pride of the Mountains Marching Band, is one of the first two recipients of the Award for Excellence in Marching Music Education presented by MENC: The National Association for Music Education and Drum…
Wednesday, 23 September 2009 18:34

WCU announces 2009-10 theater season

The department of stage and screen is kicking off Western Carolina University’s 2009-10 “Mainstage” theater season with the hip, dark comedy “Manuscript.” This season also will feature productions of Shakespeare’s classic “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” the Pulitzer Prize-winning “A Chorus…
Wednesday, 30 September 2009 18:41

Recipes, 9/30/10

Watergate Salad • 1 (3.4 ounce) package instant pistachio pudding mix • 1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple, with juice • 1 cup miniature marshmallows • 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts • 1 (12 ounce) container frozen whipped topping,…
James Lyle is an internationally renowned illustrator and artist whose work appears in comic books, in campaigns for major corporations, in video games and in the Weekly Reader read by thousands of students each week. He lives in Haywood County…
September in the mountains is an emotionally poignant time as it signals the end of summer and the beginning of fall in a dramatic show of color against a sky of brilliant blue. It carries an air of bittersweet longing…
By Sarah Kucharski • Staff Writer The year was 1954. An up-and-coming singer named Elvis Presley was beginning his musical career. The inaugural edition of new magazine titled Sports Illustrated hit the newsstands. The U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Brown…
Wednesday, 05 August 2009 20:06

Qualla’s art goes worldwide

Known for its legendary craftsmanship, Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual, Inc. just launched its new website, www.quallaartsandcrafts.org. For the first time, art collectors from around the world can view online what is said to be the largest collection of Cherokee…
Western North Carolina has seen its share of Hollywood productions. But unlike many of the other movies filmed here, “Road to Nowhere” features a story that is actually set in the area. Very little had to be changed for the…
The Mountain High BBQ & Music Festival will be held at the Macon County fairgrounds Aug. 7-8. Gates open at noon on Friday. Barbecue cook teams from all over the United States will be cooking and competing to be crowned…
By Michael Beadle There’s a view on the way up to Clingmans Dome, an overlook where a maze of finger-like ridges unfurl at your feet and spread across the landscape before tumbling into the Oconaluftee River Valley below. Surveying this…
Wednesday, 12 August 2009 13:45

Methane-powered foundry opens at JCGEP

The Jackson County Green Energy Park recently opened the first landfill methane-fueled art foundry in the world. “Because of the increasing costs of fossil fuels, as well as the environmental impact of the fire arts in general, demonstrating that landfill…
Wednesday, 26 August 2009 14:44

The Bottle Rockets fly into WNC

By Joe Hooten • Guest Writer Americana-roots music has seen its fair share of imitators since its revival in the early 1990s. The explosive array of alt-country talent that preceded all the primed-for-CMT bands can be traced back to a…
Wednesday, 26 August 2009 14:59

Recipes, 8/26/09

Tomato Pie 1 deep dish pie shell (found in the frozen foods section) 6 medium ripe tomatoes Fresh basil leaves (optional) 1/4 cup finely chopped onion 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese 1 cup mayonnaise 1/4 cup parmesan cheese Salt and…
Wednesday, 26 August 2009 15:04

Ripe tomatoes and other simple pleasures

By Karen Dill • Special to The Smoky Mountain News August in the Appalachian Mountains is a time to enjoy the simple pleasures of life. Summer is winding down, and we look for simple and free escapes to get through…
Wednesday, 29 September 2010 12:28

Treat yourself to a ‘Taste of Fall’

Showcase your culinary skills, treat your taste buds, and support a good cause 6:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Maggie Valley Club. The culinary event is sponsored by Haywood Habitat for Humanity (HHGH). Bring a favorite food sufficient to provide…
The Marianna Black Library in Bryson City is hosting its Second Annual “Life in Swain” amateur photography contest. All photographs must be taken in Swain County. They may be of buildings, landscapes, nature shots, locally known locations, but the winning…
Wednesday, 29 September 2010 12:27

Hispanic Heritage Month celebration in Sylva

Celebrate Hispanic heritage in Western North Carolina from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 2, at the Aging Community Center in Sylva. National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated in recognition of the historical and cultural contributions of Hispanic Americans.…
Wednesday, 29 September 2010 12:26

HART presents ‘Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story’

Haywood Arts Regional Theatre’s next production is a crowd-pleaser that is sure to get feet tapping and may lead to dancing in the aisles. “Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story” debuted in the West End in London in 1989 and ran…
Wednesday, 29 September 2010 12:25

Jeff Bates performs country in Maggie Valley

Country music star Jeff Bates will perform 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 2, at Eaglenest Entertainment. Jeff Bates doesn’t cherry pick his life for the high spots. Whether he’s writing or singing a song, he’s always emotionally honest. A native…
Wednesday, 29 September 2010 12:21

Russian song and dance on stage Oct. 3 at WCU

An exuberant celebration of Russian heritage takes the stage at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3, at the Fine and Performing Arts Center at Western Carolina University. The Massenkoff Russian Folk Festival, part of WCU’s 2010-11 Galaxy of Stars Series, features…
Wednesday, 29 September 2010 12:20

Gary Carden premieres new play and artwork

The world premiere of Gary Carden’s “Signs and Wonders” and a special performance of “The Bright Forever” will take place at The Performing Arts Center in Highlands. Both plays will be presented starting 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 1, and…
Wednesday, 29 September 2010 12:19

Fall Craft Festival planned at The Old Mill

A Fall Craft Festival will be held from 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9, at the Old Mill 1886 in Cherokee. Artists from all over the Southeast will gather to demonstrate and sell their handcrafted works. Artists…
Talented artists and crafters from all over the Southeast will sell their handmade products and offer demonstrations at The Maggie Valley October Leaves Craft Show. The show takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9, and…
Enjoy a fine array of arts and crafts originating in the mountains at the Church Street Art & Craft Show, which runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9, in downtown Waynesville. Held during the height of…
Theater students from Western Carolina University will present a light look at relationships with “Romantic Fools” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, Oct. 6 to 9, in Niggli Theatre. With influences including Monty Python, the Marx Brothers, “Saturday Night Live” and classic…
Wednesday, 29 September 2010 12:13

Star-packed week at 98th Cherokee Indian Fair

Enjoy family friendly fun with this year’s Cherokee Indian Fair which runs from Oct. 5-9 at the Cherokee Indian Fair Grounds in Cherokee. Expect top-notch nightly entertainment, fireworks, a carnival midway full of rides and games, craft vendors, food vendors…
Wednesday, 29 September 2010 12:13

Dye workshop focuses on all-natural methods

A one-day natural dye workshop with instructor Cassie Dickson will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 2, at the Jackson County Green Energy Park in Dillsboro. Students will learn the processes for using native plant…
Wednesday, 29 September 2010 12:10

Stroll downtown for Sylva After Dark

For a pleasant evening of art, music, food, shopping and more, check out downtown Sylva from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, for the next Sylva After Dark. This event takes place the first Friday of each month from…
Wednesday, 29 September 2010 12:08

Kick off fall with Art After Dark

Enjoy a stroll through working studios and galleries on Waynesville’s Main Street, Depot Street and in Historic Frog Level during Art After Dark  from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 1. Art After Dark takes place the first Friday…
This weekend, doors to one private studio after another in Haywood County will be flung wide open to everyone curious enough to venture in. During the two-day Haywood Open Studios Tours, visitors get an intimate glimpse into the studios and…
Wednesday, 06 October 2010 20:06

A festive evening planned for annual JCAC gala

The Jackson County Arts Council’s annual Members Gala will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 17, at Riverwood Shops in Dillsboro. In addition to food and beverages, Western Carolina University’s gamelan and woodwind trio, “Six Foot…
The well-known Fiddling Dills Sisters will perform gospel, bluegrass and traditional mountain music at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 18, at the Jackson County Public Library. Amanda Dills Stewart and Sharon Dills, locally known as the Fiddling Dills Sisters, have…
Wednesday, 06 October 2010 20:05

Dailey & Vincent to perform in Franklin

Bluegrass fans attending the 7:30 p.m. performance on Friday, Oct. 8, of Dailey & Vincent at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts in Franklin, NC, now have even more to cheer about. Dailey & Vincent earned top honors…
Wednesday, 06 October 2010 20:04

Master the art of yo-yoing

Learn the unique art of yo-yoing and all the different tricks to master with a yo-yo with a new club headed by Conner Zranizan. Fun Things Etc., a toy store in downtown Waynesville, started up its Yo-Yo Club again on Sept.…
Nicole Polzella, owner of AccessDance WNC, has released the instructional DVD, “Workplace Yoga with Nicole Polzella.” The program offers viewers a chance to bring tranquility to their hectic schedules with simple Chair Yoga postures and deep stretches promoting relaxation, stress…
Wednesday, 06 October 2010 20:02

Traditional dinner awaits in Waynesville

Maple Grove United Methodist Church in Waynesville will have its annual harvest dinner beginning at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 16. The church is located off Russ Avenue across from the Maple Tree Veterinary Hospital. At the dinner, there will…
The Serbian group Talija, which was very popular at the 2009 Folkmoot Festival, will perform at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 24, in the Haywood Community College auditorium. Proceeds from the show will benefit the 2011 Folkmoot Festival Children’s Free…
Wednesday, 06 October 2010 19:59

Chinese acrobats to perform at Harrah’s

Cirque Shanghai, a troupe of China’s most talented acrobatic performers will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9 at the Harrah’s Casino Event Center in Cherokee. Cirque Shanghai – Bai Xi is a visually spectacular production combining astounding Chinese…
Wednesday, 06 October 2010 19:56

Bring your best to Sylva’s Chilly Fest

The 3rd Annual Chilly Fest in Sylva is looking for professional and amateur chili cook-off contestants as well as crafters for the event. Chilly Fest is set for noon through 5 p.m. on Nov. 6, at the Bridge Park and…
Wednesday, 06 October 2010 19:55

Learn the intricacies of creating chainmail

Medieval chainmail classes will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on four Wednesdays from Oct. 13 to Nov. 3, at the Jackson County Green Energy Park.   Chainmail technique hasn’t changed much since the Middle Ages, but the look…
Wednesday, 06 October 2010 19:54

Slow races and more at Full Throttle Bike Nite

Full Throttle Bike Nite will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 8, at Cycle Motorsports in Sylva. Bike Nite will feature slow races, in which the last one to touch their feet to the ground and…
Wednesday, 06 October 2010 19:53

Auction to benefit children’s choir

Western North Carolina’s s internationally acclaimed children’s choir, Voices in the Laurel, will perform a concert on Sunday, Oct. 10, at The Gateway Club, located at 37 Church Street in downtown Waynesville, during the Annual Voices Benefit Auction. The event…
Wednesday, 06 October 2010 19:52

‘Romantic Fools’ stages at WCU

Theater students from Western Carolina University will present “Romantic Fools” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, Oct. 6-9, in Niggli Theatre on campus. With influences including Monty Python, the Marx Brothers, “Saturday Night Live” and classic vaudeville, “Romantic Fools,” by Rich Orloff,…
Wednesday, 06 October 2010 19:52

HCC alums reunite at Jammin’ at the Mill Pond

Jammin’ at the Mill Pond, a free bluegrass event to showcase Haywood Community College and the Appalachian heritage of Western North Carolina, will take place from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 16, at HCC. The event will…
Wednesday, 06 October 2010 19:50

Balsam Range to perform at Stecoah

Balsam Range will headline the Annual Harvest Festival with a performance at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 16, in the Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center auditorium. Balsam Range has been nominated as the Emerging Artist of the Year for 2010…
Wednesday, 06 October 2010 19:48

Leaf Festival this weekend in Cashiers

The Cashiers Valley Leaf Festival will be held Oct. 8-10 in and around Cashiers. The festival main stage is at the Village Green and Commons in Cashiers where attendees will hear music from bluegrass to rock and roll on two…
Wednesday, 06 October 2010 19:46

Workshop on gourd art offered in Sylva

Decorated gourds are popular handmade accessories for homes today. Learn to make decorative gourds by attending “Wood Burning on Gourds” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Oct. 13, in the Conference Room of the Community Service Center in Sylva. Ronna…
Wednesday, 06 October 2010 19:45

Woodturning magic returns to The Bascom

A new exhibition of lathe-made bowls from acclaimed artists Philip and Matt Moulthrop will be on display in the Bascom’s Atrium Gallery through Nov. 6.   The Highlands-Cashiers plateau boasts a strong concentration of private Moulthrop collectors, in part because…
Wednesday, 06 October 2010 19:42

Nurturing a creative thread

It’s an overcast day, hints of early fall in the air, and Neal Howard is in her yard in Cullowhee. Her white skirt and lace-trimmed tank top are spattered with a kaleidoscope of colors, souvenirs of many days spent in…
The plaza at the entrance to the new Waynesville Police Station is nearing completion. Workers are placing the final touches to the brick paver design that captures the heritage of the town of Waynesville. Courtney Boessel, a rising senior at…
By Michael Beadle On a quiet perch atop Bethel Cemetery, two unmarked graves are all that’s left of a pair of Confederate soldiers who left Haywood County to fight a war far, far away, only to return and be shot…
Wednesday, 08 July 2009 18:27

Popcorn Sutton film wins regional Emmy

The Last One, a locally produced documentary film featuring moonshiner Popcorn Sutton, received an Emmy at the 35th Emmy Awards Southeast ceremony on June 27 in Atlanta, Georgia. The film depicts Sutton distilling his final batch of illegal liquor, while…
Wednesday, 08 July 2009 19:33

Heritage, naturally

By Joann B. Poindexter • Special to The Smoky Mountain News The Franklin Folk Festival will celebrate the region’s cultural heritage with music, historical re-enactments and preservation information during an all-day celebration from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July…
Wednesday, 13 October 2010 19:32

Brass quintet presents free concert Oct. 26

The Smoky Mountain Brass Quintet will perform a free concert at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, in the recital hall of the Coulter Building on the campus of Western Carolina University. Pieces include Contrapunctus IX by J.S. Bach, “Laudes” by…
Wednesday, 13 October 2010 19:32

Welcome fall during Fall Colors Festival

The famous Inspirations Gospel group will welcome fall at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts in Franklin on Oct. 15-16. The Fall Colors Festival will feature The Family and Friends Tour, The McKameys, and The Inspirations on Friday,…
Wednesday, 13 October 2010 19:31

Daylong marching band contest Oct. 16 at WCU

Approximately 3,500 students from 23 high schools will compete for top marching band honors during a daylong competition Saturday, Oct. 16, at Western Carolina University. The 10th annual Tournament of Champions, a showcase for elite high school marching bands, will…
Wednesday, 13 October 2010 19:30

Macon’s Gemboree planned for Oct. 15-17

The 21st Annual Leaf Lookers Gemboree will be held Oct. 15-17 at the Macon County Community Building just south of Franklin off U.S. 441. Gem and mineral dealers from across the country will be on hand displaying and selling fine…
The Fourth Annual Mountain Music Jamboree at Eaglenest Entertainment in Maggie Valley is Oct. 15-16 and will feature several well-known performers. Featured entertainers include: Bill Yates and Friends “A Tribute to the Country Gentlemen” is the result of the love…
Wednesday, 13 October 2010 19:29

Beadle to speak on Haywood history Oct. 17

Haywood County writer Michael Beadle will give a program on Haywood County history at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 17, at the Haywood County Public Library in Waynesville. The program includes a slide show of rare photographs from Haywood County’s…
The Smoky Mountain Community Theatre’s fall production will be “Twelve Angry Jurors – The Encore.” The play was performed in July, but now it is back by popular demand. A 19-year-old man has just stood trial for the fatal stabbing…
Wednesday, 13 October 2010 19:28

Classic trucks roll into Cherokee Oct. 15

The 5th Annual Big Rigs and Antique Trucks Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 15 and 16 at the Acquoni Expo Center in Cherokee. The event is sponsored by the Western NC Truck Chapter…
Wednesday, 13 October 2010 19:27

Haywood Apple Harvest Festival returns Oct. 16

The 22nd annual Haywood County Apple Harvest Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 16, in downtown Waynesville. The annual festival, which celebrates the beauty of the harvest season in Haywood County, features handmade arts…
Wednesday, 13 October 2010 19:26

It’s chili season

Bryson City The 20th annual Bryson City Chili Cook-off will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad Depot. The contest includes awards for both professional and amateurs and a people’s choice…
Wednesday, 13 October 2010 19:25

Learn art mold making at Green Energy Park

The Green Energy Park in Jackson County will hold a two-part mold making workshop Oct. 18 and Oct. 22. Experienced artists may skip the mold making workshop and bring their own molds on the day of the pour. • Mold…
Wednesday, 13 October 2010 19:25

Smythe sets up shop in downtown Sylva

Artist James Smythe has opened a new upstairs art studio in the Downtowner Building at 563 West Main Street in downtown Sylva. Smythe has created a salon style hallway gallery to display and sell paintings. For the past 40 years…
Wednesday, 13 October 2010 19:23

Gallery 86 to host national juried pastel show

The Haywood County Arts Council will host the Appalachian Pastel Society’s second National Juried Exhibition beginning Wednesday, Oct. 20, through Saturday, Nov.13. Grand prize for Best of Show is $1,000. Many other prizes will be awarded including pastel sets, other…
Wednesday, 13 October 2010 19:21

Two Cherokee artists featured in OICA Gallery

The Gallery at Southwestern Community College’s Oconaluftee Institute for Cultural Arts will feature two Cherokee artists in October as part of a new series of shows. Horizons: Dean Reed & Henrietta Lambert opened on Oct. 1 and will run through…