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Liner notes for the new album released by the Great Smoky Mountains Association — “Carroll Best and The White Oak…
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 03:48

Presentation on Canton at Mountain Heritage Center Sept. 4

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Author Michael Beadle will present an illustrated talk focusing on the history of the town of Canton and, specifically, the…
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 03:45

Quilt Discovery Evening at Mountain Heritage Center

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Local residents will have an opportunity to learn interesting and historical details about their family quilts during the Quilt Discovery…
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 03:42

SCC’s first craft beer program to kickoff

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With new equipment secured from onsite craft brewing, Southwestern Community College will host a brewing program from 10 a.m. to…
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 03:41

McGraw to hit Harrah’s stage

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Country megastar Tim McGraw will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31, at Harrah’s Cherokee.
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 03:39

Smoky Mountain Folk Festival returns to Lake J

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The 44th annual Smoky Mountain Folk Festival will be held Aug. 29-30 at the Stuart Auditorium in Lake Junaluska.
Tuesday, 19 August 2014 15:34

Discounted Penland classes available for area residents

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Penland School of Crafts has open spaces in a number of workshops in two upcoming sessions available at half tuition…
Tuesday, 19 August 2014 15:33

Open call for artists at Shining Rock Riverfest

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An open call for artisans is currently underway for the Shining Rock Riverfest that will be held from noon to…
Tuesday, 19 August 2014 15:32

Local Food Crawl served up in Haywood

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The Buy Haywood initiative will host the inaugural Uniquely Local Food Crawl around Haywood County Aug. 21-24 and 28-31.
Tuesday, 19 August 2014 15:31

Bigfoot film to premier in Waynesville Aug. 23

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A red carpet release party to celebrate the release of “Bigfoot Wars,” a major motion picture based on the novel…
Tuesday, 19 August 2014 15:30

Botanical watercolor class in Highlands

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A botanical watercolor workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, at the Highlands Biological…
Tuesday, 19 August 2014 15:29

Southern gospel to hit Franklin stage

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Acclaimed southern gospel groups The Whisnants and The Old Paths will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, at the…
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 13:18

Craft beer fest returns to Waynesville

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The Waynesville Craft Beer Faire will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at the American Legion…
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 13:16

In search of the best sweet potato recipe

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The 40th annual Mountain Heritage Day will be held Saturday, Sept. 27, at Western Carolina University.  The event will once…
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 13:16

Masters of Illusion come to Harrah’s

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The Masters of Illusion’s Believe The Impossible professional magic showcase will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at…
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 13:15

WCU Big Birthday Bash celebrates 125 years

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Western Carolina University’s 125th anniversary Big Birthday Bash will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, at the…
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 13:14

Music, animals and fun return to Haywood fair

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The 2014 Haywood County Fair will be held Aug. 19-24 at the Haywood County Fairgrounds in Lake Junaluska. Bingo will…
Wednesday, 06 August 2014 14:10

Franklin welcomes Dailey & Vincent

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Bluegrass/gospel legends Dailey & Vincent will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15, at the Smoky Mountain Center for the…
Wednesday, 06 August 2014 14:09

Pisgah/Tuscola tailgate in Canton

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The inaugural Haywood County Fall Sports Tailgate Kickoff Party will be from noon until 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at…
Wednesday, 06 August 2014 14:08

Student films to screen in Cashiers

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Some of the most riveting and moving student-created films from Western Carolina University’s Controlled Chaos Film Festivals in recent years…
Wednesday, 06 August 2014 14:07

Energy park open call for artists

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In anticipation of the growing popularity of the Youth Arts Festival, the Jackson County Green Energy Park is seeking both…
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 13:22

BBQ Festival & Car Show in Franklin

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The 6th Annual Mountain High BBQ Festival and Car Show will be held Aug. 8-9 at the Wayne Proffitt Agricultural…
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 13:19

Knight brings ‘Songcatcher’s Notebook’ to Bryson

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“A Songcatcher’s Notebook: Traditional Music and Storytelling” with singer-songwriter/storyteller Lee Knight will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 31,…
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 13:18

Sylva welcomes Whitewater Bluegrass Co.

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The Whitewater Bluegrass Company will perform as part of the Concerts on the Creek Series at 7: 30 p.m. Friday,…
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 13:17

WCU dance program director wins national teaching award

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Karyn Tomczak, director of the Western Carolina University dance program, will receive the 2014 Dance Teacher Award for Higher Education…
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 13:14

In other beer news

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A home brewing class for beginners will be led by Clark Williams of Frog Level Brewing Company every Tuesday from…
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 13:12

Franklin brewery readies for spring opening

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As the snow melts in Southern Appalachia, the beer will begin to flow from the taps of the Lazy Hiker…
When Shirley Finger was younger, she never did too much clogging. Or dancing of any kind, really. “Back when I…
For two weeks every July, the old Hazelwood School in Waynesville becomes a mini United Nations.  Performance groups from around…
The whirling skirts and clacking heels of Folkmoot USA represent eight different nations spanning the globe, but while the diversity…
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 13:11

Kansas string duo to play Bryson City

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Sister string duo Scenic Roots will continue the Summer Music Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 24, at the Marianna…
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 13:11

Bluegrass to hit Robbinsville stage

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Acoustic bluegrass quartet The Special Consensus will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at the Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts…
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 13:05

Dinosaur Train rolls into Bryson City

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The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad has partnered with Rail Events Inc. and The Jim Henson Company to bring the PBS…
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 13:05

HCC instructor elected to Craft Guild Board

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Haywood Community College Professional Crafts Wood instructor Brian Wurst was recently elected to the board of the Southern Highland Craft…
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 13:01

Change in leadership at WCU arts college

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Western Carolina University Provost Alison Morrison-Shetlar announced a change in leadership in the College of Fine and Performing Arts. Robert…
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 13:00

Hillbilly Woodstock returns to Maggie

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The 5th Annual Hillbilly Woodstock will be held 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Aug 1-2 at the Maggie Valley Festival…
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 12:59

Fountain sculpture dedication, Frog Hop in Waynesville

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The Waynesville Public Art Commission will hold a dedication of a new public art piece entitled “Chasing Tadpoles” during the…
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 12:58

Join Jackson’s Farm, Garden & Studio Tour

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Metalsmith William S. Rogers is one of several studios participating in the July 26-27 Jackson County Farm, Garden, & Studio…
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 12:57

Tritt presents country hits July 26

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Country music megastar Travis Tritt will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at the Smoky Mountain Center for the…
Wednesday, 16 July 2014 15:26

New changes, dates for Folkmoot

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With a property deed to their headquarters in hand and more than 30 years of cultural performance already in the…
Wednesday, 16 July 2014 15:25

Parade of Nations set for Saturday, July 26

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The annual Parade of Nations will showcase international folk troupes along Main Street in Waynesville on Saturday, July 26, as…
Wednesday, 16 July 2014 15:22

Building towards the future

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Standing in the hallway of the former Hazelwood Elementary School in Waynesville, amid old furniture, dusty windows and walls with…
Wednesday, 16 July 2014 15:21

The countries of Folkmoot ‘14

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Wednesday, 16 July 2014 15:20

Folkmoot generates $9.2 million economic impact

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Folkmoot USA had a $9.2 million impact on Western North Carolina in 2013, according to an economic impact study conducted…
For Joe Ahuna, it’s about one word — “ohana.” “Ohana means family,” he said. “[We want people] inspired to go…
Wednesday, 16 July 2014 14:45

Chamber music in Waynesville

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The Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival will continue with the Jasper Quartet at 7:30 p.m. July 20 at the Haywood Arts…
Wednesday, 16 July 2014 14:45

Storytellers at Franklin Folk Festival

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Two renowned storytellers will be performing during the Franklin Folk Festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 19,…
Wednesday, 16 July 2014 14:42

Roddick, Courier to play tennis exhibition in Cashiers

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The Andy Roddick Mountain Challenge will be July 25-26 at the Cedar Creek Racquet Club in Cashiers.
Wednesday, 16 July 2014 14:41

BBQ festival in Maggie Valley

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The Smokin’ in the Valley Western North Carolina BBQ Festival will be from noon to 9 p.m. July 25 and…