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Wednesday, 05 February 2014 00:00

REO Speedwagon to rock Harrah’s

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Iconic rockers REO Speedwagon will play at 9 p.m. Feb. 14 at Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center. Formed in 1967, signed…
Wednesday, 29 January 2014 16:04

WCU kicks off celebration of 125 years

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A yearlong celebration of Western Carolina University’s 125th anniversary kicked off Thursday, Jan. 23, in Cullowhee.
Wednesday, 29 January 2014 16:02

Beatles tribute band comes to WCU

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Recreating the music of the Beatles, “1964: The Tribute,” will perform at 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, in the John…
Wednesday, 29 January 2014 16:01

HCC to offer new creative arts classes

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Haywood Community College’s Continuing Education Department will offer a number of classes in the Creative Arts Building in the coming…
Wednesday, 29 January 2014 15:59

Sarge’s pet photo contest begins

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Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation is now accepting photographs for its 8th annual “Pet Photography Contest.”
Wednesday, 22 January 2014 15:11

NC Arts Council grants open call

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The deadline for submitting applications for grants from the North Carolina Arts Council is Monday, March 3. The grant programs…
Wednesday, 22 January 2014 15:10

Haywood County’s ‘Homegrown Picks’ for 2014

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The Haywood County Tourism Development Authority has announced its “Homegrown Picks” for 2014. Buy Haywood, is the only county-specific agritourism…
Wednesday, 22 January 2014 15:09

Jackson County Arts Council awards grants

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Six Western North Carolina artists have received funding from the Jackson County Arts Council to support their artistic endeavors. Regional…
Wednesday, 22 January 2014 15:08

Cullowhee fire victims fundraiser at WCU

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Donations for people affected by a November fire in Cullowhee will be collected at Western Carolina University’s men’s basketball game…
Wednesday, 15 January 2014 00:00

‘Good Thoughts Better’ exhibit opens at WCU

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An exhibit of work by Edward J. Bisese titled “Good Thoughts Better” will open with an artist talk and reception…
Wednesday, 15 January 2014 00:00

The Stuart Brothers to play The Strand

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Appalachian fiddle and banjo duo The Stuart Brothers will perform at 7:45 p.m. Jan. 16 at The Strand at 38…
Wednesday, 15 January 2014 00:00

2014 marks 125th year for WCU

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This year marks the beginning of Western Carolina University’s 125th year of existence, and university faculty, staff and students are…
Wednesday, 15 January 2014 00:00

Reenactment, other activities planned in honor of MLK

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Play Shop, a free event in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service and Celebration, will be…
Wednesday, 15 January 2014 00:00

FUN ZONE ribbon cutting, customer appreciation skate

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Smoky Mountain Sk8way & FUN ZONE will host a ribbon cutting ceremony and customer appreciation skate on Wednesday, Jan. 15,…
Wednesday, 15 January 2014 00:00

Apollo Winds brings chamber music to WCU

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Apollo Winds, a professional chamber music group, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, in the recital hall of…
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,…