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Wednesday, 15 January 2014 00:00

HART to hold 2014 season auditions

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There’s an open call for actors to audition for “To Kill A Mockingbird” Feb. 2-3 at the Haywood Arts Regional…
Wednesday, 08 January 2014 00:00

WCU events commemorate the life of Martin Luther King Jr.

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Western Carolina University has several speakers and programs as part of its annual Martin Luther King celebration, which is themed…
Wednesday, 08 January 2014 00:00

Haywood celebrates MLK weekend

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Haywood County will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a pride march and a weekend full of services, including…
Wednesday, 08 January 2014 00:00

Earl Scruggs Center documents the life of a premier musician

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The new Earl Scruggs Center, honoring one of the nation’s premier banjo artists, will celebrate its grand opening at 11…
Wednesday, 08 January 2014 00:00

Cherokee exhibit at Jackson County library

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The touring exhibit “Understanding our Past, Shaping our Future,” will be on view through Feb. 9 at the Jackson County…
Wednesday, 08 January 2014 00:00

‘Galaxy of Stars’ presents ‘50s rock revue

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“Smokey Joe’s Café,” a song and dance revue of hit tunes from the rock ’n’ roll era before the Beatles,…
Balsam Range’s annual “Winter Concert Series” will continue with John Driskell Hopkins at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 4, at the historic…
Wednesday, 01 January 2014 00:00

WCU Mountain Dulcimer Winter Weekend at Lake J

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Dulcimer fans and aficionados will gather for the annual Mountain Dulcimer Weekend held Jan. 9 through 12 at Lake Junaluska,…
Wednesday, 01 January 2014 00:00

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…
Wednesday, 01 January 2014 00:00

Ellison to host watercolor, collage demo

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Painter and paper maker Elizabeth Ellison will demonstrate the use of collage in a landscape painting at the Art League…
The Franklin Chamber of Commerce hosted its inaugural “Gingerbread House Competition” at Franklin’s Town Hall during this year’s Winter Wonderland.
Wednesday, 25 December 2013 00:00

GSMR plans New Year’s Eve Gala

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The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad is ringing in the New Year at 7:45 p.m. Dec. 31 in Bryson City. The…
Wednesday, 25 December 2013 00:00

Kool & The Gang, ZZ Top to play Harrah’s

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Funk group Kool & The Gang and rock band ZZ Top will perform at Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center. Kool & The…
Wednesday, 25 December 2013 00:00

Film and TV at the Haywood County Tourism Office

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The Haywood County Tourism Development Authority has officially revived the Haywood County Film Commission.  Becky Seymour, video marketing manager of…
Wednesday, 18 December 2013 15:36

Cataloochee documentary to be screened at HCC

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The new documentary “Cataloochee” will be shown in a special preview at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, in the Charles…
Wednesday, 18 December 2013 15:35

WCU annual holiday video greeting is unveiled

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Western Carolina University has unveiled its third annual holiday video greeting card, “Moments to Remember” and hosted at the website…
Wednesday, 18 December 2013 15:25

Quilters present work to National Guard

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The Smoky Mountain Quilters Guild of Franklin, together with members of Misty Mountain Quilters Guild from Blairsville, Ga. and the…
Wednesday, 18 December 2013 15:24

Neff painting exhibit at WCU

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Work by painter Edith Neff will be on exhibit through Jan. 31 in the Fine Arts Museum at Western Carolina…
Wednesday, 18 December 2013 15:23

National Park hosts Holiday Homecoming

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The Great Smoky Mountains National Park will host a Holiday Homecoming from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3…
Wednesday, 18 December 2013 15:21

Tipping Point celebrates anniversary

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On Dec. 21, Tipping Point Brewing in downtown Waynesville will be celebrating its third year in operation with a “Customer…
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 15:27

Faculty member and students light and learn

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The Lights and Luminaries festival will be held in downtown Dillsboro, Dec. 13-14. Helping Dillsboro glow for the town’s annual…
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 15:27

Cherokee Healing and Wellness Coalition plans potluck dinner

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The Cherokee Healing and Wellness Coalition is sponsoring a Snow Moon (Usgiwi) celebration and potluck lunch will be from 11:30…
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 15:25

Young poets compete

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Haywood Early College students recently participated in the National Career Development Association’s Poetry and Poster Contest, “Charting the Course for Our…
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 15:24

Student film wins award at Asheville festival

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The Western Carolina University student-created film “Jerry,” a dark comedy about a homeless man who comes back to haunt the…
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 15:21

Nature photographer showcased in Waynesville

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Wildlife/nature photographer Ron Brunsvold will be the featured artist for December at the Mahogany House Gallery in Waynesville.
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 15:17

Franks joins Opry House ‘Christmas Show’

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Television star and International Bluegrass Music Museum legend Randall Franks, “Officer Randy Goode” of the former show “In the Heat of the…
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 15:15

Haynes takes pride in ties to Asheville, WNC

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By Joe Hooten • Correspondent Asheville will once again be the home of the annual Warren Haynes Christmas Jam at the…
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 16:16

Model train set open house, Dec. 7-8

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This holiday season pull the kids away from their headsets and video games and show them another version of an…
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 15:06

Sale, demos and classes at Green Energy Park

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A holiday sale and demonstrations of glassblowing and blacksmithing will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7,…
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 15:02

‘Sounds of the Season’ at WCU

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The School of Music at Western Carolina University will present its annual “Sounds of the Season” holiday concert, a performance…
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 15:02

Balsam Range ‘Winter Concert Series’ returns to Canton

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Renowned bluegrass/gospel group Balsam Range 4th annual “Winter Concert Series” will return to the Colonial Theatre in Canton.  Guest artists…
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 14:59

Ringing in Christmas in Franklin

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Brasstown Ringers will present “A Brasstown Christmas” at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at the First United Methodist Church in Franklin.
Wednesday, 27 November 2013 15:50

Exhibit showcases artist Joshua Grant

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The Southern Appalachian Office of the Wilderness Society will host a reception for “Land of the Crooked Water,” an exhibit…
Wednesday, 27 November 2013 15:49

‘Enchanted Broadway Holiday’ at WCU

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“An Enchanted Broadway Holiday Show” performed by award-winning recording artists Lee Lessack and Joanna O’Brien begins at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday,…
Wednesday, 27 November 2013 15:46

Christmas parade, food drive in Franklin

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The 2013 Franklin Christmas Parade will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1 in downtown.
Wednesday, 27 November 2013 15:45

Museum fundraiser begins

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The Appalachian Women’s Museum has kicked off its first fundraiser since reaching an agreement with the Town of Dillsboro to…
Wednesday, 27 November 2013 15:44

Hayweird Holiday Jam in Waynesville

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The inaugural Hayweird County Hometown Holiday Jam will be at 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, at the Water’n Hole Bar…
Wednesday, 20 November 2013 00:00

Music, art converge in Bryson

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Asheville blues/rock group Mojomatic will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at Swain County Center for the Arts Bryson…
Wednesday, 20 November 2013 00:00

Holt brings holiday bluegrass cheer to Highlands

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Four-time Grammy Award winner David Holt will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, at the Martin Lipscomb Performing Arts…
Wednesday, 20 November 2013 00:00

Santa Claus, author bring cheer to Franklin

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Joe Moore, author of the Santa Claus Trilogy, will make a special appearance from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov.…
Wednesday, 20 November 2013 00:00

Salute to Johnny Cash at WCU

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“Ring of Fire — The Music of Johnny Cash” comes to life at 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, in the…
Wednesday, 20 November 2013 00:00

‘Hard Candy Christmas’ returns to WCU

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The 26th annual “Hard Candy Christmas Arts & Craft Show” will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 29-30 at…
Wednesday, 13 November 2013 00:00

Tickets on sale for REO Speedwagon, Robin Thicke at Harrah’s

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Tickets are now available for iconic rockers REO Speedwagon and pop star Robin Thicke who will perform at Harrah’s Cherokee.…
Wednesday, 13 November 2013 00:00

Mural opening at Canton Library

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A reception for the opening of a new mural in the children’s room of the Canton Branch Library will be…
Wednesday, 13 November 2013 00:00

Nantahala Brewing to host bottle launch party

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The craft beer bottling line launch party will be a 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, at Nantahala Brewing Company in…
Wednesday, 13 November 2013 00:00

Open call for Balsam Mountain Roller Girls

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The Balsam Mountain Roller Girls want you. A flat track female roller derby league based out of Haywood County, the team…
Wednesday, 13 November 2013 00:00

WCU workshop to combine business strategy, storytelling

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“Telling Your Story,” a workshop that combines business management, marketing, entrepreneurial activity and economic strategies with the art of storytelling,…
Wednesday, 06 November 2013 00:00

Bluegrass legend plays Franklin

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Bluegrass star Rhonda Vincent will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing…
Wednesday, 06 November 2013 00:00

Atkins brings country swagger to Cherokee

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Country star Rodney Atkins will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center. Atkins has had…