Each year, we here at The Smoky Mountain News showcase our “Spoof Awards.” Sometimes they’re meant in good tongue-and-cheek fun,…
It’s the heartbeat of a town. Coming into its 37th year, the Smoky Mountain Community Theatre has become a beacon…
The Haywood County Arts Council (HCAC) and Jackson County Arts Council (JCAC), co-administrating organizations of this year’s program, are pleased…
In 2016, the Haywood County Arts Council’s (HCAC) Gallery Committee set out to improve its Gallery & Gifts retail space…
Heralding from just down the mountain in Greenville, South Carolina, Bear Rinehart is the front man for the rock group…
With the help of the Blue Ridge Parkway Association, the Appalachian Mural Trail Group began accomplishing its vision on Dec.…
The eternal struggle of bluegrass is being able to balance evolution with tradition. How does one adhere to the pickin’…
Two local authors and the Bethel Rural Community Organization’s Historic Preservation Committee were among award winners at the annual meeting…
The Haywood County Arts Council (HCAC), serving as a Designated County Partner of the North Carolina Arts Council, is pleased…
The Jackson County Arts Council has received four grants from the North Carolina Arts Council to fund various programs for…
Gardner-Webb University welcomed nearly 160 high school chorus students to campus Oct. 13 as the university’s music department sponsored the…
It was the tale of two halves as the Pisgah Black Bears went toe-to-toe against their Haywood County rivals, the…
It has been over 10 years since the Haywood County Arts Council brought the Atlanta Ballet to Haywood County to…
Brett Riggs, Sequoyah Distinguished Professor of Cherokee Studies at Western Carolina University, has received the 2016 Cherokee National Worcester Award…
Although he resides in Nashville these days, songwriter Milan Miller is never too far away from his Waynesville roots. As…
Though they walked away empty-handed at last week’s International Bluegrass Music Association award show in Raleigh, acclaimed group Balsam Range…
The Jackson County Arts Council in Sylva announces a new exhibit entitled "Fear No Art" by Isabella Jacovino, an artist…
Mike Wolf, Frank Fritz and their team are excited to return to North Carolina. They plan to film episodes of…
A showcase on the life and times of Horace Kephart will be on display from Oct. 11-March 31 in the…
Haywood Community College Professional Crafts Fiber students Abigail Ahlberg and Tony Embrey both were recently recognized with national awards.
Bryson City welcomes second brewery With the former brewmaster for Lazy Hiker Brewing (Franklin), Noah McIntee, at the helm, Mountain Layers…
The Haywood Arts Regional Theatre in Waynesville is finally ready to show off its new second main stage, the Daniel…
The Haywood Community College Foundation will hold a Shine & Dine Gala from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16,…
The annual Mountain Youth Talent Contest was held at the Franklin Area Folk Festival on Saturday, Aug. 20, at the…
The recently unveiled “Golden Threads” mural, located outside facing Pack Square Park in Asheville is now available as a limited…
Penland School of Crafts has open spaces in its upcoming eight-week session available at half tuition to area residents. These…
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…
The Jackson County Green Energy Park in Dillsboro was recently the recipient of two new grants, both intended to further…
You can get answers to that question and more first-hand information about the island nation during a symposium and art…
The Galaxy of Stars Series, the only professional entertainment series in Jackson County, enters its 12th season this fall. It…
By Christopher Holt • Special to SMN When my plane touched down at Havana International Airport to loud applause from the…
You can get answers to that question and more first-hand information about the island nation during a symposium and art…
The Mountain Layers Brewing Company has begun construction on a seven-barrel craft microbrewery and taproom located on Everett Street in…
Inspired by the popular Haywood County Quilt Trail and the “Adopt Me” quilt block located at the Waynesville Animal Hospital,…
The documentary “The Sad & Beautiful World of Sparklehorse” will be shown at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 28, at the…
The 110th Canton Labor Day Festival schedule released on July 11 shows that organizers have been working just as hard…
The J. Creek Cloggers picked up wins at the Appalachian Clogging Classic at Haywood Community College and ShinDig In The…
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…
Applications are now being accepted for Folkmoot USA Festival 2016 volunteers and guides. This year, Folkmoot is seeking volunteers for…
Celebrating the lore and legend of the “Boojum,” the inaugural Boojum Festival & Hunt will be June 10-12 in Canton.
The Jackson County Visual Arts Association (JCVAA) will hold its “Grand Opening” gallery show from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday,…
The Jackson County Genealogical Society, City Lights Bookstore, the Jackson County Museum, and the Jackson County Public Library plan to…
The Cherokee Bluegrass Festival will run from June 2-4 at the Happy Holiday RV Village & Campground, located at 1553…
The third annual “Mountain Youth Talent Contest” was held at the Stecoah Valley Bluegrass Festival in Robbinsville on Saturday, May…
ViolettesbyBecky.com, a music-themed gift company, held its third annual Youth Composition and Songwriter Competition for ages 10 through 18, with…
The ceremonial Cherokee bonfires will kickoff the summer season on Friday, May 27, at Oconaluftee Island Park in Cherokee. The…
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