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Tuesday, 16 August 2016 19:55

Boost in N.C. arts funding

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The new budget signed by Gov. Pat McCrory will allow the North Carolina Arts Council to support an extensive arts…
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park requires permits for a number of activities beyond simply camping — getting married, holding…
Miles and miles of film have been shot in Haywood County, but it’s not just about national recognition or local…
Tuesday, 02 August 2016 20:39

Green Energy Park wins grants

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The Jackson County Green Energy Park in Dillsboro was recently the recipient of two new grants, both intended to further…
Tuesday, 02 August 2016 20:36

What’s life in Cuba like right now?

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You can get answers to that question and more first-hand information about the island nation during a symposium and art…
Wednesday, 27 July 2016 14:44

An Artist’s Visit to Cuba

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By Christopher Holt • Special to SMN When my plane touched down at Havana International Airport to loud applause from the…
Wednesday, 27 July 2016 14:43

Discussion to focus on Cuba

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You can get answers to that question and more first-hand information about the island nation during a symposium and art…
Wednesday, 27 July 2016 14:29

Second Bryson City brewery to open

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The Mountain Layers Brewing Company has begun construction on a seven-barrel craft microbrewery and taproom located on Everett Street in…
Tuesday, 19 July 2016 20:35

It’s raining cats and dogs (quilt blocks)

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Inspired by the popular Haywood County Quilt Trail and the “Adopt Me” quilt block located at the Waynesville Animal Hospital,…
Tuesday, 19 July 2016 20:35

The true story of Sparklehorse

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The documentary “The Sad & Beautiful World of Sparklehorse” will be shown at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 28, at the…
Tuesday, 19 July 2016 20:33

Canton Labor Day schedule announced

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The 110th Canton Labor Day Festival schedule released on July 11 shows that organizers have been working just as hard…
Tuesday, 19 July 2016 20:31

J. Creek Cloggers win top honors

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The J. Creek Cloggers picked up wins at the Appalachian Clogging Classic at Haywood Community College and ShinDig In The…
Wednesday, 13 July 2016 14:50

Dogwood Crafters celebrates 40 years

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The Dogwood Crafters Cooperative will be celebrating 40 years of creating space for local crafters at 1 p.m. Saturday, July…
Visitors to the Lake Junaluska Singers web page over the past day or so were shocked to see that the…
Tuesday, 21 June 2016 19:50

Open call for Folkmoot guides, volunteers

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Applications are now being accepted for Folkmoot USA Festival 2016 volunteers and guides. This year, Folkmoot is seeking volunteers for…
Tuesday, 07 June 2016 20:55

The legend of the Boojum

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Celebrating the lore and legend of the “Boojum,” the inaugural Boojum Festival & Hunt will be June 10-12 in Canton.
Tuesday, 07 June 2016 20:54

Sylva art gallery opening

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The Jackson County Visual Arts Association (JCVAA) will hold its “Grand Opening” gallery show from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday,…
Wednesday, 01 June 2016 15:27

Celebration to recognize career of WCU’s Frizzell

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The Jackson County Genealogical Society, City Lights Bookstore, the Jackson County Museum, and the Jackson County Public Library plan to…
Wednesday, 01 June 2016 15:24

Cherokee Bluegrass Festival

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The Cherokee Bluegrass Festival will run from June 2-4 at the Happy Holiday RV Village & Campground, located at 1553…
Wednesday, 01 June 2016 15:23

Stecoah announces ‘Youth Talent’ winners

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The third annual “Mountain Youth Talent Contest” was held at the Stecoah Valley Bluegrass Festival in Robbinsville on Saturday, May…
Wednesday, 25 May 2016 15:24

Fiddler wins youth competition

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Wednesday, 25 May 2016 15:23

Cherokee bonfire opens for summer

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The ceremonial Cherokee bonfires will kickoff the summer season on Friday, May 27, at Oconaluftee Island Park in Cherokee. The…
Wednesday, 25 May 2016 15:19

Unto These Hills opens for summer

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The Unto These Hills outdoor drama will run at 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday from May 28 to Aug. 13…
Wednesday, 11 May 2016 15:12

Roller derby to benefit Relay for Life

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The Smoky Mountain Roller Girls will be hosting their second double header of the season on Saturday, May 14, at…
Wednesday, 11 May 2016 15:08

JAM concert to honor Stuart

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Old-time music fans and friends of the Junior Appalachian Musicians (JAM) program are invited come together for a concert honoring…
Heading up the stairs at the historic Imperial Hotel, there’s an electricity in the air, a vibe that’s familiar, yet…
Tuesday, 03 May 2016 20:35

Greening Up Youth Talent winners

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The 19th annual Mountain Youth Talent Contest was held at the Greening Up the Mountains Festival in Sylva on Saturday,…
Tuesday, 03 May 2016 20:29

Art exhibit at Canton Library

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The Canton Library Visual Arts Exhibit is currently featuring work by Denise McCullough, a 94-year-old acrylic artist.
Tuesday, 26 April 2016 20:34

Lake Logan artist, writer retreat

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Cullowhee Mountain Arts invites artists and writers to come to a special five-day retreat for art-making, writing, resting and exploring…
Tuesday, 26 April 2016 20:13

Nominations sought for Mountain Heritage Awards

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Western Carolina University is accepting nominations for the Mountain Heritage Award, an honor bestowed annually on one individual and one…
Wednesday, 20 April 2016 16:40

Greening Up The Mountains welcomes spring

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Drawing thousands of visitors each year, the 19th annual Greening Up The Mountains Spring Festival will be held from 10…
Tuesday, 19 April 2016 20:32

Controlled Chaos Film Festival returns

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Films created by Western Carolina University students will be screened at the eighth annual Controlled Chaos Film Festival at 7…
Tuesday, 19 April 2016 20:10

‘King of Pop’ tribute show

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The “Man In The Mirror” production will hit the stage at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at Harrah’s Cherokee.
Tuesday, 19 April 2016 17:22

Jackson celebrates NC Beer Month, Ale Trail

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Whether you enjoy sipping a smooth golden ale, something hoppy or a dark IPA, Jackson County’s craft breweries have you…
Tuesday, 12 April 2016 16:51

Mural unveiling in Asheville

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A 6x12-foot interpretive art mural showcasing the cultural heritage of the “Shindig on the Green” at Pack Square Park will…
Tuesday, 12 April 2016 16:50

Country Western Show returns to Tuscola

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The Tuscola High School Summit Choir will present the 34th annual Country Western Show at 7 p.m. April 15-16 and…
Tuesday, 12 April 2016 16:48

WCU jazz festival returns

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Western Carolina University’s 14th annual jazz festival will feature an afternoon and evening of music, special guests and celebration from…
Tuesday, 12 April 2016 16:44

Get in the tub

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One of the true beauties of living in the mountains of Western North Carolina is the sheer fact that you…
Tuesday, 05 April 2016 20:19

Haywood art entities come together

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The Haywood County Arts Council (HCAC) recently solidified partnerships with Haywood Arts Regional Theatre (HART) and The Strand at 38…
Tuesday, 05 April 2016 20:17

WCU Road Works for organizations, communities

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Western Carolina University has a new free outreach program called WCU Road Works that will present theatrical, music, film and…
Tuesday, 05 April 2016 20:15

New sculpture at The Bascom

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Artist John Kenneth Melvin will break ground on a new site-specific sculpture at the entrance of The Bascom art center’s…
Tuesday, 05 April 2016 20:14

Beloved locomotive returns to Bryson City

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After long awaited anticipation Great Smoky Mountains Railroad (GSMR) is excited to announce that the historic #1702 Steam Engine will…
Tuesday, 29 March 2016 17:27

WCU students join The Heritage Calendar project

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There will be Catamount paw prints on the next edition of a calendar highlighting North Carolina’s African-American heritage as Western…
Tuesday, 29 March 2016 17:25

Creative arts workshop retreats

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From the beginning Cullowhee Mountain Arts (CMA) has been committed to hosting high-quality workshops taught by instructors with national and…
Wednesday, 23 March 2016 14:10

Want to own a quilt block?

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If you have ever wondered what those giant, colorful blocks are on the sides of buildings and other structures throughout…
Wednesday, 23 March 2016 14:04

Entries sought for Taste of Chocolate

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An open call for entries to the 17th annual Taste of Chocolate Plus is currently underway. The event will take…
Wednesday, 09 March 2016 16:26

Shelton House seeks volunteers, board members

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The Shelton House, which houses the Museum of North Carolina Handicrafts in Waynesville, is in need of people interested in…
Tuesday, 01 March 2016 20:51

Musical tribute to Civilian Conservation Corps

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Author Bill Jamerson will present a music and storytelling program about how the Civilian Conservation Corps camps improved the surrounding…
Wednesday, 24 February 2016 15:08

Mountain Heritage Center selected for accreditation academy

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Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center is among 10 museums selected to participate in the American Alliance of Museums’ new…