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Wednesday, 09 September 2015 15:31

Three’s Company: Sylva welcomes third craft brewery

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John Duncan won’t forget Aug. 19 anytime soon. “It was damn scary,” he chuckled. That day not only marked the…
It is the heartbeat of a town and its people. While some communities pride themselves on their Christmas, 4th of…
Wednesday, 02 September 2015 13:57

This must be the place

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With the cornfields as high as an elephant’s eye, apples just ripe for the pickin’ and the last of the…
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 14:53

This must be the place

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It was the line in the sand. During the summer of 2005, I left one existence and embraced another. In a…
Mountain music, dancing and tradition will be on display once again as the 45th annual Smoky Mountain Folk Festival celebrates…
Wednesday, 19 August 2015 15:43

This must be the place

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My eyes fluttered open and, for a moment, I didn’t know where I was. The room was familiar. The sheets…
Wednesday, 19 August 2015 15:32

The Road to Rock — The Freeway Revival

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Manic, menacing and mesmerizing. That’s how rock-n-roll is supposed to make you feel. It’s meant to be a bit jarring,…
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 15:17

This must be the place

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I rolled the windows down and stuck my head out. The air was crisp and salty, with a slight hint of…
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 15:13

Onstage at WCU

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Galaxy of Stars offers a variety of entertainment  A tribute to a comedic icon, a holiday show featuring the “Redneck…
Wednesday, 05 August 2015 16:02

This must be the place

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It’s the only place I feel at home. The open road. Once it gets into your system, you’ll spend the rest…
Wednesday, 05 August 2015 15:59

All’s fair in beer and lore

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Is Stacy J. Cox disliked by Western North Carolina craft beer lovers? “I think so, but I don’t know why,”…
Wednesday, 29 July 2015 15:17

This must be the place

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I stopped going. For the better part of the last decade, my life during the summer was music festivals. From…
Sitting at a table at the Rathskeller Coffee Haus & Pub, Brittney Raby knows exactly what’s going to walk through…
Wednesday, 22 July 2015 15:28

This must be the place

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Often times as a journalist, you just simply can’t get to everything.
Covered in paint speckles, Drew Duncan walked into O’Malley’s Pub & Grill on a recent Thursday evening. Finishing up work…
Wednesday, 15 July 2015 17:22

This must be the place

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My dog died. Not to be Debbie Downer or anything, but that sentence has been ricocheting around my head all…
I was a little apprehensive. Strolling into The Strand at 38 Main this past Friday evening, the buzz around downtown…
Wednesday, 08 July 2015 14:39

This must be the place

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Standing on the edge of the cliff, I knew what I had to do. Fifty feet above Fort Loudoun Lake in…
By Wil Shelton • SMN intern Visitors of the Qualla Boundary now have the opportunity to experience Cherokee culture in a…
Wednesday, 01 July 2015 01:43

This must be the place

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Y’all are doing it wrong. You know, that thing? Social media? What happened? How did the endless fun and unlimited…
Are your ears playing tricks on you? As you turn the radio dial to a country music station these days,…
Wednesday, 24 June 2015 15:08

This must be the place

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I fixed my hair in the rearview mirror and exited the truck. Heading up the steps, I was already five…
Heading down N.C. 28, between Bryson City and Robbinsville, is a flat stretch of highway, unusual to the continuous curves…
Wednesday, 17 June 2015 14:39

This must be the place

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There is a lot of truth to it. “Money can’t buy happiness,” the old adage goes. It’s a sentiment that…
Wednesday, 17 June 2015 14:36

A world of art in your backyard

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Coming into its fourth year, Cullowhee Mountain ARTS has grown into a vast array of workshops, one that seamlessly brings…
He stood out like a sore thumb. Standing on the red carpet at the International Bluegrass Music Association awards in…
Wednesday, 03 June 2015 15:48

This must be the place

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Part Two: The Wedding As I adjusted my tie in the hotel mirror, I noticed more grey hairs in my beard.
In art, as in life, what matters most is following your heart, never compromising your beliefs and holding steady to…
Wednesday, 27 May 2015 15:23

This must be the place

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Part One: The Ride It had been eight years to the day. Putting the car into park, I emerged from the…
Cruising through downtown Franklin, one begins to wonder where exactly is the Lazy Hiker Brewing Company. You’ve been told it’s…
Wednesday, 20 May 2015 20:03

This must be the place

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They are my brothers. Well, in terms of genetics, they technically aren’t. But, when it comes to heart and soul,…
Turning the corner at Church and Main streets in downtown Waynesville, I saw them out of the corner of my…
Wednesday, 13 May 2015 20:19

This must be the place

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So, what’s it like out there? That was a recent question posed to me by an older friend, one who…
Taking a left off U.S. 64 onto Settawig Road in rural Clay County, the busy commercial thoroughfare transforms into lush…
Wednesday, 06 May 2015 15:54

This must be the place

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I don’t get it. I woke up this morning (April 28) and listened to the news. I heard of the…
It’s a recent Saturday afternoon at Nantahala Brewing Company in downtown Bryson City. With bluebird skies overhead and the mountains…
Wednesday, 29 April 2015 21:02

The act of words to paper

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For Wiley Cash, being a writer is not about milestones in his career that define his passion. Rather, it’s the…
Tuesday, 28 April 2015 21:08

This must be the place

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She knows me better than anybody. She’s a little rough around the edges. Her beauty has seen better days. She’s…
Wednesday, 22 April 2015 15:09

This must be the place

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It is the single most essential thing in my life. Running. The action of putting on jogging shorts, a comfortable…
Caleb Burress sees a rebirth — in himself and his music. “2014 was an education for us on many levels…
Wednesday, 15 April 2015 14:02

This must be the place

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They fascinate me the most — in a way that is captivating and haunting, ancient and mysterious. Women. The opposite…
Debbie Milner has a simple philosophy. “If I won’t eat it, I won’t sell it,” she said. Standing next to…
Tuesday, 07 April 2015 14:01

This must be the place

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It’s my favorite place to sit. In a diner, tucked away in a booth, with a notebook, pen and endless…
A writer looking at a blank page is a like a painter staring at a fresh canvas, a sculptor facing…
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 14:49

This must be the place

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My friend died yesterday. Way up in New York State, 1,000 miles or so away from me, my friend passed…
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 14:46

One day at a time

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Don’t hire C.J. Deering. “I don’t know why people hire me,” she laughed. “Maybe I’m just lucky, maybe they see…
Wednesday, 25 March 2015 15:22

This must be the place

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As I took the first sip of my second cup of coffee, my shoulders began to relax.
Wednesday, 25 March 2015 15:19

All in the family

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Louis Perrone loves being part of an Italian family. “I come from a big family — always a reason to…
Nicole Dexter and Chip Owen haven’t been able to sleep well lately. “I think all I’ve been feeling the last…