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Wednesday, 02 March 2011 19:31

Tuscola hosts 39th annual Country/Western Show

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By DeeAnna Haney • SMN Intern Donning their best flannel and cowboy boots and armed with harmonies and dance moves,…
Wednesday, 23 February 2011 19:43

Small town alive with music

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It’s unsurprising that in the mountain town of Sylva, the music scene is a pretty vibrant place to be. With…
In modern America, the term ‘women’s work’ is not exactly a complimentary phrase. It’s less descriptive, more derisive, not so…
By DeeAnna Haney • SMN Intern All it took was a knack for guitar playing and a single visit to…
When Jackson County opens its new library, it will be with a little more than just the usual fanfare. Thanks…
John Gernandt loves the word tactile. It’s not so much the word, really, as the whole concept. People, he says,…
While ice carving may seem like a delicate enterprise — a patient art form executed with a well-aimed chisel and…
Wednesday, 12 January 2011 21:23

Falling in love with the art of paper cutting

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A single piece of paper can bring all sorts of different things to our lives: the excitement of a love…
Everybody loves a classic. At least that’s what the minds behind Franklin’s Overlook Theater Company were banking on when they…
Wednesday, 22 December 2010 19:24

RTCAR: Enabling artisans to preserve tradition

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In the storefront of Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual, shelves and tables are laden with handmade baskets that shimmer dully…
In a crowded high-school classroom last Friday, under bright fluorescent lights, a little over 50 people crammed into hard, plastic…
Martin DeWitt, founding director and curator of the Fine Art Museum at Western Carolina University, has announced his retirement. “I…
Western Carolina University will host a public presentation and book signing featuring Arthur Anderson, one of the original radio performers…
By Brittney Burns • SMN Intern While preparing Western Carolina University’s Pride of the Mountains marching band for their debut…
Wednesday, 17 November 2010 20:25

Honoring a lost art

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By Kristen Davis • Contributing Writer The newest piece of public art in downtown Waynesville — a metal railing that…
The Haywood County Arts Council’s Gallery 86 will hold its third annual small works show titled, ”It’s a Small, Small…
By Kristen Davis • Contributing writer Triple-threat musician Bryan McDowell was first introduced to bluegrass music as a young child…
Wednesday, 27 October 2010 18:43

Thursdays at the gallery

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By Kristen Davis • Contributing Writer If a painter were to illustrate a Thursday morning at the Uptown Gallery in…
By Brittney Burns • SMN Intern Sylva native Matt Stillwell spent the last week of September as the opening act…
By Leon Grodski de Barrera • Guest writer There are a lot of ways to spin Christopher Columbus’ accomplishments or…
Wednesday, 06 October 2010 19:42

Nurturing a creative thread

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It’s an overcast day, hints of early fall in the air, and Neal Howard is in her yard in Cullowhee.…
The traditional folkways of the Southern Appalachian Mountains will once again take center stage as the Western Carolina University community…
Wednesday, 15 September 2010 18:54

Immersed in art

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Spiral Creek stands as a contrast to the everyday. Away from jarring news reports and routine responsibilities, the Bryson City…
Mountain music, dancing and tradition will be on display on the shores of beautiful Lake Junaluska as the Smoky Mountain…
Attendees of the 2nd Annual Mountain Music Jamboree will not only enjoy delicious BBQ and traditional mountain music — they…
On International Festival Day, Main Street in Waynesville will transform into a world bazaar where more than one hundred artists,…
Aaron Plantenberg was relaxing by a lake in northern Wisconsin when his vacation was abruptly cut short by a phone…
In a long-awaited strategic move, Nantahala Brewing in Bryson City will soon be putting the final touches on the purchase…
Wednesday, 13 January 2016 16:05

HART to present Ephron hit, new café

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The production of the Nora Ephron play “Love Loss and What I Wore” will take place at 7:30 p.m. Jan.…
Wednesday, 13 January 2016 16:02

Events honor legacy of MLK

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Wednesday, 06 January 2016 16:38

Folkmoot reflects on 2015, celebrates the New Year

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Dear Friends: It’s New Years Eve and I wanted to take a moment to thank you for all that you contribute…
Wednesday, 06 January 2016 16:35

Waka Flocka Flame to play WCU

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Acclaimed rapper Waka Flocka Flame will hit the stage at 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, in the Ramsey Regional Activity…
Wednesday, 30 December 2015 16:06

New direction for ‘Stories of Mountain Folk’

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In 2008, Catch the Spirit of Appalachia (CSA), a Western North Carolina not-for-profit 501c3 organization, began recording “Stories of Mountain…
Wednesday, 30 December 2015 16:03

New Year’s Eve at The Imperial

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A New Year’s Eve Masquerade Party will be held from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 31, at The…
Wednesday, 30 December 2015 16:02

Open call for vendors

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An open call is currently underway for artists, crafters, environmental groups and food vendors for the 19th annual Greening Up…
Wednesday, 30 December 2015 16:01

Balsam Range Winter Concert Series returns to the Colonial

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Renowned bluegrass/gospel group Balsam Range will kick off the sixth annual “Winter Concert Series” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2,…
Tuesday, 22 December 2015 18:28

The man behind the white beard

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So, just who is the “Smokey Mountain Santa”? After an appearance last week at North Canton Elementary School, Santa and Mrs.…
Tuesday, 22 December 2015 18:27

The gift of reading

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Atop all the festivities surrounding the holidays, the students of North Canton Elementary School each received one more gift “under…
Tuesday, 22 December 2015 18:07

Green Energy Park artist wins scholarship

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A glass artist at the Jackson County Green Energy Park in Dillsboro and recent Western Carolina University graduate, Cole Johnson…
Tuesday, 22 December 2015 18:07

Apple Creek Café moves downtown

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Following the recent closure of Nick & Nate’s pizzeria in downtown Waynesville, Apple Creek Café will take over the Main…
Tuesday, 22 December 2015 16:32

Christmas in Appalachia

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As the temperatures drop in Western North Carolina, the fun only heats up. The holiday season here is filled with…
Wednesday, 16 December 2015 16:41

Behling art exhibit opening

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The Jackson County Arts Council will host an art exhibit opening for Dawn Behling, the 2014-15 Regional Artist Project Grant…
Wednesday, 16 December 2015 16:41

Waynesville Rec offers senior trips

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Seniors may begin registering for the following trips in January, which will be hosted by the Waynesville Parks and Recreation…
Wednesday, 16 December 2015 16:39

Interactive Cherokee history program

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“Cherokee Friends” will offer free programs for visitors throughout the month of December at the Museum of the Cherokee Indian.…
Wednesday, 09 December 2015 16:14

Christmas at Lake J

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“Appalachian Christmas” at the Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center will deliver the nostalgic charm of mountain hospitality to visitors…
Wednesday, 09 December 2015 16:00

Haywood Habitat looks to 2016

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With the holidays currently underway, there’s plenty for all of us to be grateful for living here in Western North…
Wednesday, 02 December 2015 16:24

Art After Dark in Waynesville

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The final Art After Dark of the year will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, in…
Wednesday, 25 November 2015 16:43

Cullowhee Mountain ARTS gala

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A benefit for Cullowhee Mountain ARTS, the “Gala Imagine” will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, in the…
Wednesday, 25 November 2015 16:41

Dailey & Vincent to bring holiday cheer to Franklin

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Award-winning bluegrass band Dailey & Vincent will kick off the holiday show season with their Christmas Show at 7:30 p.m.…