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October, of course, is the month for haunting, when lawns become littered with skeletons and witches fly in through branches of trees shedding their leaves. Store shelves are stocked with masks and makeup and an array of costumes, all designed…
Wednesday, 06 November 2013 00:00

Mountain Momma

If you can eek out the time for a trip to Asheville, here’s a great excursion for the last lingering weeks of fall sunshine before winter puts a damper on outside activities. Giant LEGO sculptures have put down roots on…
Wednesday, 06 November 2013 00:00

Events celebrate Native American Heritage Month

Native American Expo set for WCU The 5th annual Native American Expo at Western Carolina University will run Nov. 11-13, with a series of events and presentations centered on Native American values, traditions and culture. All events will be held…
Wednesday, 06 November 2013 00:00

AWAKE celebrates 20 years

AWAKE (Adults Working and Advocating for Kids’ Empowerment) will host a 20th anniversary celebration from 3 to 6 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Nichols House in Sylva. AWAKE’s mission is to coordinate and advocate services for abused children in Jackson…
In the coming weeks, Western Carolina University senior Mike Hill may go out after dark to drive up and down the interstates. He’ll be looking at rest areas, hoping to find a brightly lit one with a deserted parking lot…
Wednesday, 06 November 2013 00:00

Zombies stalk WCU stage

The world premiere of “Zombies on Campus! A SlaughterPocalypse!” hits the stage nightly at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13-19 in the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center at Western Carolina University.
Wednesday, 06 November 2013 00:00

African acrobatics swing into Franklin

“African Acrobatics International Presents: Zuma Zuma” will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts in Franklin. Celebrate the richness of African cultures with this show that blends acrobatics, dance and music…
Wednesday, 06 November 2013 00:00

‘In the Round’ series continues

Bobby Tomberlin, Candi Carpenter and Bill LaBounty will bring an adventurous musical spirit to the Songwriters in the Round series from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Balsam Mountain Inn.
Wednesday, 06 November 2013 00:00

Atkins brings country swagger to Cherokee

Country star Rodney Atkins will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center. Atkins has had six No. 1 hits on his first three albums, from “Watching You” and “These Are My People” to his most…
Wednesday, 06 November 2013 00:00

Bluegrass legend plays Franklin

Bluegrass star Rhonda Vincent will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts in Franklin.
Wednesday, 06 November 2013 00:00

This must be the place

Pizza. French fry. Those were the initial instructions I was given the first time I went skiing. I must’ve been around four or five years old. Growing up in the Champlain Valley, surrounded by the Adirondack Mountains of Upstate New…
“I can’t sing.”  “Nobody wants to hear my voice.”  “I couldn’t carry a tune in a bucket.”  They’re recognizable refrains, the shield of the perceived non-musical whenever the Christmas carolers come around or it’s time for someone to jump-start a…
Wednesday, 13 November 2013 00:00

Mountain Momma

I don’t buy the theory that texting has fueled an explosion in writing among kids. The claim is texting is like a “gateway drug.” Kids who normally wouldn’t read or write very much now do so prolifically, albeit in truncated…
“Telling Your Story,” a workshop that combines business management, marketing, entrepreneurial activity and economic strategies with the art of storytelling, will be offered from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, in the Cordelia Camp Building at Western Carolina…
Wednesday, 13 November 2013 00:00

Open call for Balsam Mountain Roller Girls

The Balsam Mountain Roller Girls want you. A flat track female roller derby league based out of Haywood County, the team is looking to grow its team at the Smoky Mountain Sk8way & Fun Zone in Waynesville. The team holds two…
Wednesday, 13 November 2013 00:00

Nantahala Brewing to host bottle launch party

The craft beer bottling line launch party will be a 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, at Nantahala Brewing Company in Bryson City.
Wednesday, 13 November 2013 00:00

Mural opening at Canton Library

A reception for the opening of a new mural in the children’s room of the Canton Branch Library will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 14, at the library.
Tickets are now available for iconic rockers REO Speedwagon and pop star Robin Thicke who will perform at Harrah’s Cherokee. REO Speedwagon plays at 9 p.m. Feb. 14, with Thicke at 8 p.m. Feb. 25.
Wednesday, 13 November 2013 00:00

This must be the place

My ears are still ringing. From Nov. 1-5, I went and saw nine bands. Yep, that’s nine acts in the matter of five days. It was a musical odyssey, to say the least. If there ever were evidence of my…
Wednesday, 13 November 2013 00:00

Appalachia comes to life, through food and music

Exiting your vehicle at Cataloochee Ranch in Maggie Valley, a cold, late fall wind hits you in the face like a frying pan. Standing atop the 5,000-foot mountain retreat, the vastness and endless beauty of Western North Carolina lies below.…
Wednesday, 20 November 2013 00:00

‘Hard Candy Christmas’ returns to WCU

The 26th annual “Hard Candy Christmas Arts & Craft Show” will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 29-30 at the Ramsey Center at Western Carolina University. This popular event features the original work of over 100 regional artisans. Customers…
Wednesday, 20 November 2013 00:00

Mountain Momma

Dear Pottery Barn photographers, Please consider hiring a consultant who actually has kids before you shoot your next product magazine. Otherwise, your catalogs will be reclassified and shelved in the comedy section.  From, Been-there-done-that-and-it-sure-didn’t-look-like-that.
Wednesday, 20 November 2013 00:00

Salute to Johnny Cash at WCU

“Ring of Fire — The Music of Johnny Cash” comes to life at 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, in the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center at Western Carolina University.
Wednesday, 20 November 2013 00:00

Santa Claus, author bring cheer to Franklin

Joe Moore, author of the Santa Claus Trilogy, will make a special appearance from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 29 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 30 at Santa’s Gift Shop at the Macon County Community Facilities Building…
Wednesday, 20 November 2013 00:00

Holt brings holiday bluegrass cheer to Highlands

Four-time Grammy Award winner David Holt will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, at the Martin Lipscomb Performing Arts Center in Highlands. Holt will be joined by musician Josh Goforth. 
Wednesday, 20 November 2013 00:00

Music, art converge in Bryson

Asheville blues/rock group Mojomatic will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at Swain County Center for the Arts Bryson City. Following the concert there will be a meet and greet reception for the musicians and exhibiting artist, Vickie S.…
Wednesday, 20 November 2013 00:00

This must be the place

Editor’s Note: After receiving a heartfelt letter in the mail recently from an inmate at a North Carolina correctional facility, Garret decided to write back. Here is his response. Dear A***, First off, thank you from the bottom of my…
By Jacob Flannick • SMN Correspondent After ending a series of lessons in which she learned the basic steps of clogging, Dee Decker did not want to stop dancing. So she held out hope for another floor, eventually moving into a…
Wednesday, 27 November 2013 15:50

Exhibit showcases artist Joshua Grant

The Southern Appalachian Office of the Wilderness Society will host a reception for “Land of the Crooked Water,” an exhibit of works by Joshua Grant from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Macon County Public Library in Franklin.…
Wednesday, 27 November 2013 15:49

‘Enchanted Broadway Holiday’ at WCU

“An Enchanted Broadway Holiday Show” performed by award-winning recording artists Lee Lessack and Joanna O’Brien begins at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, in the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center at Western Carolina University.  The show will feature…
Wednesday, 27 November 2013 15:47

Mountain Momma

I was caught flat-footed last year when my oldest daughter began questioning the myriad Santa spottings of the Christmas season. Santa’s peripatetic ways just didn’t compute.
Wednesday, 27 November 2013 15:46

Christmas parade, food drive in Franklin

The 2013 Franklin Christmas Parade will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1 in downtown.
Wednesday, 27 November 2013 15:45

Museum fundraiser begins

The Appalachian Women’s Museum has kicked off its first fundraiser since reaching an agreement with the Town of Dillsboro to restore and preserve the 1908 Farmhouse at the Monteith Farmstead.
Wednesday, 27 November 2013 15:44

Hayweird Holiday Jam in Waynesville

The inaugural Hayweird County Hometown Holiday Jam will be at 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, at the Water’n Hole Bar and Grill in Waynesville.
Wednesday, 27 November 2013 15:41

This must be the place

Cruising up Utah Mountain Road outside Maggie Valley, one begins to get the feeling if they drove any further up the hill their vehicle might just disappear off the face of the earth. 
By Colby Dunn • Correspondent This week, kids across America will learn the story of the first Thanksgiving. How the pilgrims, beleaguered and starving, broke bread with their Wampanoag neighbors, who extended a helping hand, teaching them to grow the corn…
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 16:16

Model train set open house, Dec. 7-8

This holiday season pull the kids away from their headsets and video games and show them another version of an electronic toy.
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 15:06

Sale, demos and classes at Green Energy Park

A holiday sale and demonstrations of glassblowing and blacksmithing will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Jackson County Green Energy Park in Dillsboro.
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 15:02

‘Sounds of the Season’ at WCU

The School of Music at Western Carolina University will present its annual “Sounds of the Season” holiday concert, a performance featuring faculty and students in small chamber groups and larger ensembles, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at the John…
Renowned bluegrass/gospel group Balsam Range 4th annual “Winter Concert Series” will return to the Colonial Theatre in Canton.  Guest artists for each of the five concerts include The Jeff Little Trio with Steve Lewis and Josh Scott on Dec. 7;…
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 14:59

Ringing in Christmas in Franklin

Brasstown Ringers will present “A Brasstown Christmas” at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at the First United Methodist Church in Franklin.
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 14:57

This must be the place

The strings of tradition and progress echoed from the back alley. Upon further inspection (and a lone door cracked open), the harmonic tone was radiating from the mandolin of Darren Nicholson.
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 14:52

Holiday Roundup: Christmas comes to Appalachia

As the temperatures drop in Western North Carolina, the fun only heats up. The holiday season here is filled with events and activities aimed at celebrating the best way we know how — with friends, family and visitors alike. Families…
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 15:27

Faculty member and students light and learn

The Lights and Luminaries festival will be held in downtown Dillsboro, Dec. 13-14. Helping Dillsboro glow for the town’s annual Lights and Luminaries festival are Carroll Brown, an associate professor in the hospitality and tourism program at Western Carolina University,…
The Cherokee Healing and Wellness Coalition is sponsoring a Snow Moon (Usgiwi) celebration and potluck lunch will be from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, at the Cherokee Youth Center.  The event will honor retired Cherokee educators for…
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 15:25

Young poets compete

Haywood Early College students recently participated in the National Career Development Association’s Poetry and Poster Contest, “Charting the Course for Our Second Century” held by Haywood Community College.
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 15:24

Student film wins award at Asheville festival

The Western Carolina University student-created film “Jerry,” a dark comedy about a homeless man who comes back to haunt the local politician who ran him over, won the jury award for the best student film at the 2013 Asheville Cinema…
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 15:21

Nature photographer showcased in Waynesville

Wildlife/nature photographer Ron Brunsvold will be the featured artist for December at the Mahogany House Gallery in Waynesville.
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 15:17

Franks joins Opry House ‘Christmas Show’

Television star and International Bluegrass Music Museum legend Randall Franks, “Officer Randy Goode” of the former show “In the Heat of the Night,” will be a special guest during the “Christmas Show” at 8 p.m. Dec. 14, at the Maggie Valley Opry…
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 15:15

Haynes takes pride in ties to Asheville, WNC

By Joe Hooten • Correspondent Asheville will once again be the home of the annual Warren Haynes Christmas Jam at the Asheville US Cellular Center Dec. 13-14, where hometown hero and all-around guitar god Haynes will present yet another impressive lineup…
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 15:12

This must be the place

Named of the “12 Comics to Watch” for 2013 by LA Weekly, Atlanta-bred comedian Dave Stone has been taking over the stage with his southern flare meets keen observations of modern society.
On a recent crisp early winter evening, hundreds of folks from around Western North Carolina and beyond converged onto the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts in Franklin. “This year, 2013, was a great year for us,” said Paul…
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 16:21

Mountain Momma

Last weekend, I sat down with a calendar and began sifting through all the fabulous Christmas-related events happening this month. As I plotted out which ones we could try to squeeze in — Christmas parades, Christmas concerts, Christmas plays, live…
Wednesday, 18 December 2013 15:36

Cataloochee documentary to be screened at HCC

The new documentary “Cataloochee” will be shown in a special preview at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, in the Charles M. Beal Auditorium at Haywood Community College in Clyde. Cataloochee Valley in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is well…
Wednesday, 18 December 2013 15:35

WCU annual holiday video greeting is unveiled

Western Carolina University has unveiled its third annual holiday video greeting card, “Moments to Remember” and hosted at the website www.seasonsgreetings2013.wcu.edu.  Created by WCU’s Office of Communications and Public Relations, this year’s greeting card is patterned after the popular “Good…
Wednesday, 18 December 2013 15:26

Mountain Momma

Like many of you, I’ve been amassing Christmas presents for months now — stocking up at consignment sales, cruising craigslist for good deals, and slipping irresistible stocking stuffers into the shopping basket when the kids aren’t looking. There’s something slightly…
Wednesday, 18 December 2013 15:25

Quilters present work to National Guard

The Smoky Mountain Quilters Guild of Franklin, together with members of Misty Mountain Quilters Guild from Blairsville, Ga. and the Cashiers Guild, presented Quilts of Valor on Dec. 8 to members of the North Carolina National Guard’s 210th Military Police…
Wednesday, 18 December 2013 15:24

Neff painting exhibit at WCU

Work by painter Edith Neff will be on exhibit through Jan. 31 in the Fine Arts Museum at Western Carolina University.
Wednesday, 18 December 2013 15:23

National Park hosts Holiday Homecoming

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park will host a Holiday Homecoming from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, at the Oconaluftee Visitor Center.
Wednesday, 18 December 2013 15:21

Tipping Point celebrates anniversary

On Dec. 21, Tipping Point Brewing in downtown Waynesville will be celebrating its third year in operation with a “Customer Appreciation Day.” Starting as a restaurant/tavern, the business has grown into an acclaimed brewery in the bustling Western North Carolina…
Wednesday, 18 December 2013 15:20

This must be the place

Next week will mark my second Christmas in Western North Carolina. And, like last year, I won’t be making it back home to Upstate New York for the festivities. This has also been the case for Thanksgiving and New Year’s…
Wednesday, 18 December 2013 15:18

WNC Artists find new home at Mahogany House

Bouncing around her gallery like a rubber ball, the energy of Teri Siewert is contagious. “The ambiance here is something you can’t buy or make. It’s either there or it’s not, and it’s definitely here,” she said. 
Wednesday, 25 December 2013 00:00

Film and TV at the Haywood County Tourism Office

The Haywood County Tourism Development Authority has officially revived the Haywood County Film Commission.  Becky Seymour, video marketing manager of the Haywood TDA, is committed to draw more TV and film production to Haywood County. The TDA is currently working…
Wednesday, 25 December 2013 00:00

Kool & The Gang, ZZ Top to play Harrah’s

Funk group Kool & The Gang and rock band ZZ Top will perform at Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center. Kool & The Gang performs at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29. The group has sold over 70 million albums worldwide and influenced the…
Wednesday, 25 December 2013 00:00

GSMR plans New Year’s Eve Gala

The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad is ringing in the New Year at 7:45 p.m. Dec. 31 in Bryson City. The train leaves the Bryson City depot at 9 p.m. and returns after midnight.
The Franklin Chamber of Commerce hosted its inaugural “Gingerbread House Competition” at Franklin’s Town Hall during this year’s Winter Wonderland.
Wednesday, 25 December 2013 00:00

This must be the place

Who in the hell is that? Standing on the porch at Camp Hope in Bethel, I found myself in amazement of the sound echoing from the nearby pavilion. It was the inaugural Shining Rock Riverfest this past September. The voice…
Wednesday, 25 December 2013 00:00

A Santa for all occasions

By Colby Dunn • Correspondent This time of year, there’s a Santa around every corner. There’s the jolly Santa flying around in Coke commercials, the harassed-looking Santa on his mall throne, the grandfatherly, rosy-cheeked Santa in “Miracle on 34th Street,” but…
Wednesday, 01 January 2014 00:00

Ellison to host watercolor, collage demo

Painter and paper maker Elizabeth Ellison will demonstrate the use of collage in a landscape painting at the Art League of the Smokies meeting at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, at the Swain County Center for the Arts in Bryson…
Wednesday, 01 January 2014 00:00

Folkmoot generates $9.2 million economic impact

Folkmoot USA had a $9.2 million impact on Western North Carolina in 2013, according to an economic impact study conducted by Tom Tveidt of SYNEVA Economics.
Wednesday, 01 January 2014 00:00

WCU Mountain Dulcimer Winter Weekend at Lake J

Dulcimer fans and aficionados will gather for the annual Mountain Dulcimer Weekend held Jan. 9 through 12 at Lake Junaluska, put on by Western Carolina University’s continuing education program. The conference will offer more than 50 hours of instruction on…
Balsam Range’s annual “Winter Concert Series” will continue with John Driskell Hopkins at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 4, at the historic Colonial Theatre in Canton. Hopkins is a multi-award winner and founding member of the Zac Brown Band. 
Wednesday, 01 January 2014 00:00

This must be the place

Every Jan. 1, a clean slate arrives. It’s a chance to start over, to push into exciting pursuits where curiosity roams free. The past year is already in the history books. Everyone has returned to square one — a level…
Wednesday, 01 January 2014 00:00

Taking to the open road of success

The real deal is hitting the airwaves. Blasting out of the backwoods of Robbinsville, My Highway is a crossroads for country, rock-n-roll and mountain music. Led by Josh Beasley and Josh Lane, the quintet has been making names for itself…
Wednesday, 25 December 2013 00:00

Mountain Momma

Supposedly just 8 percent of Americans who make a New Year’s resolution keep it. The obvious reason is human beings just aren’t very good at self improvement. But some resolutions are doomed from the start.
“Smokey Joe’s Café,” a song and dance revue of hit tunes from the rock ’n’ roll era before the Beatles, will hit the stage as part of the Galaxy of the Stars series at 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, in…
Wednesday, 08 January 2014 00:00

Cherokee exhibit at Jackson County library

The touring exhibit “Understanding our Past, Shaping our Future,” will be on view through Feb. 9 at the Jackson County Library in Sylva. The exhibit focuses on Cherokee language and culture, using sound recordings as the basis for presenting a…
The new Earl Scruggs Center, honoring one of the nation’s premier banjo artists, will celebrate its grand opening at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, in the Cleveland County Court Square in Shelby.
Wednesday, 08 January 2014 00:00

Haywood celebrates MLK weekend

Haywood County will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a pride march and a weekend full of services, including the 24th annual MLK prayer breakfast at Lake Junaluska. • A pride march will be at 11 a.m. Jan. 18…
Western Carolina University has several speakers and programs as part of its annual Martin Luther King celebration, which is themed “Beloved Community: Peace and Unity,” running from Jan. 20 to Jan. 25.
Wednesday, 08 January 2014 00:00

This must be the place

The train came to a halt. Looking out the foggy window, a cold, snowy landscape awaited me.  “The current temperature is 10 below zero. Make sure you all bundle up. It’s like Siberia out there,” the conductor said over the…
By Colby Dunn • Correspondent If someone asked you to describe the world of competitive, non-electronic gaming, your first thought might be poker, perhaps followed closely by chess. Dungeons and Dragons might get a mention in there somewhere, but cribbage…
Wednesday, 15 January 2014 00:00

HART to hold 2014 season auditions

There’s an open call for actors to audition for “To Kill A Mockingbird” Feb. 2-3 at the Haywood Arts Regional Theatre in Waynesville. Professional actors are asked to be there at 6 p.m., with community theater actors at 7 p.m.…
Wednesday, 15 January 2014 00:00

Apollo Winds brings chamber music to WCU

Apollo Winds, a professional chamber music group, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, in the recital hall of the Coulter Building in Cullowhee.  The concert features Francis Poulenc’s “Sextet,” a three-movement work with an extensive part for the…
Smoky Mountain Sk8way & FUN ZONE will host a ribbon cutting ceremony and customer appreciation skate on Wednesday, Jan. 15, in Waynesville. The ribbon cutting will be from 4 to 6 p.m. followed by a customer appreciation night from 6…
Play Shop, a free event in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service and Celebration, will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, at the Swain County Regional Business Education and Training Center, 45…
Wednesday, 15 January 2014 00:00

2014 marks 125th year for WCU

This year marks the beginning of Western Carolina University’s 125th year of existence, and university faculty, staff and students are planning a yearlong celebration to mark the milestone.
Wednesday, 15 January 2014 00:00

The Stuart Brothers to play The Strand

Appalachian fiddle and banjo duo The Stuart Brothers will perform at 7:45 p.m. Jan. 16 at The Strand at 38 Main in Waynesville.
Wednesday, 15 January 2014 00:00

‘Good Thoughts Better’ exhibit opens at WCU

An exhibit of work by Edward J. Bisese titled “Good Thoughts Better” will open with an artist talk and reception at 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, in the Fine Art Museum at Western Carolina University.
Wednesday, 15 January 2014 00:00

This must be the place

Hailing from the Green Mountains of Burlington, Vt., The DuPont Brothers have emerged as a breath of fresh air in an often stifling, suffocating music industry. 
Wednesday, 15 January 2014 00:00

Tossing fate into the air

What started as a backyard game one afternoon has turned into a passionate career for Nathan Lowe. “I just got addicted to playing cornhole,” the 28-year-old chuckled. Lowe was at his sister’s college graduation party at North Carolina State in…
Wednesday, 22 January 2014 15:11

NC Arts Council grants open call

The deadline for submitting applications for grants from the North Carolina Arts Council is Monday, March 3. The grant programs are designed to sustain and advance the state’s arts industry, to enhance the education of the state’s children and youth,…
The Haywood County Tourism Development Authority has announced its “Homegrown Picks” for 2014. Buy Haywood, is the only county-specific agritourism initiative in Western North Carolina and works diligently to introduce high-quality farm products to community-minded consumers. Each year Buy Haywood…
Wednesday, 22 January 2014 15:09

Jackson County Arts Council awards grants

Six Western North Carolina artists have received funding from the Jackson County Arts Council to support their artistic endeavors. Regional Artist Project grants support professional artists at any stage in their careers to pursue projects that further their artistic development.
Wednesday, 22 January 2014 15:08

Cullowhee fire victims fundraiser at WCU

Donations for people affected by a November fire in Cullowhee will be collected at Western Carolina University’s men’s basketball game at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, at the Ramsey Regional Activity Center.
Wednesday, 22 January 2014 15:06

This must be the place

If Keith Richards had been born below the Mason-Dixon Line, his name might have been Mike Cooley.
Nearly 30 years after Bill Eleazer put the finishing touches on “Chasing Tadpoles,” a multi-piece bronze sculpture of three children playing in a pond, the former Tuscola High School art teacher’s work has come home to Waynesville. The only question…
There’s a buzz going on at the Mahogany House in Waynesville. Normally, one could attribute that to a woodturning tool, handheld blowtorch or whatever else an artist might need to turn one’s vision into a physical reality. But today, that…
Wednesday, 29 January 2014 16:04

WCU kicks off celebration of 125 years

A yearlong celebration of Western Carolina University’s 125th anniversary kicked off Thursday, Jan. 23, in Cullowhee.