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Wednesday, 20 June 2012 12:42

Signs as art

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  Jeff Marley is creating signs for Cherokee and the surrounding area proclaiming in Cherokee and in English, “We are…
Wednesday, 20 June 2012 12:27

Drum, song and dance highlight Powwow

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  With strong personal, familial and spiritual traditions and a healthy dose of competition, the 37th annual Cherokee Powwow will…
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 19:46

Watch out! Bigfoot sighted in WNC

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I’d never read a horror-fiction genre book in my life. That is, until I found myself at an author’s event…
Four of the contributing writers to the book 27 Views of Asheville will read their selections at 3 p.m. June…
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 19:44

Andrea Ford discusses the benefits of the Enneagram

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Holistic healer Andrea Ford will discuss the wisdom of the Enneagram at 2 p.m. June 16 at the City Lights…
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 19:43

Poetry reading in Highlands

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Poets Shannon Tharp and Whit Griffin will be reading their recently published works at 7 p.m. June 15 at the…
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 19:27

Explore unique, beautiful gardens

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By Shannan Mashburn • SMN Intern Gardeners, wannabe-gardeners and those who simply appreciate a fine garden can catch a behind-the-scenes…
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 19:26

Bog is good

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Mountain bogs are some of the rarest and most imperiled natural habitat in the country. They are generally small and…
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 19:25

Blue Ridge Breakaway registration discounts

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The first early registration discount for the third annual Blue Ridge Breakaway biking event in Haywood County has passed, but…
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 19:24

Woodland steward series held in July and August

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North Carolina State University’s Forest & Environmental Outreach Program is co-sponsoring a series of four workshops for private forest landowners…
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 19:24

Don your best kilt for the Braveheart 5K

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The Braveheart 5K footrace and one-mile kids’ fun run will streak into downtown Franklin on Saturday, June 16. The race…
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 19:23

MedWest hosts Triathlon

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MedWest is sponsoring a triathlon at 8 a.m. July 7 at the MedWest Health & Fitness Center in Clyde. The…
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 19:22

Map and GPS coordinates of fish attractors available

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  The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission now has an online map and the GPS coordinates for nearly 550 fish attractor…
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 19:21

Cradle of Forestry to host firefly tour

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The Cradle of Forestry in America will host its annual Firefly Twilight Tour from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. June 16…
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 19:20

Catch the summer solstice June 20

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The first moment of summer will occur at 7:09 p.m. June 20, say astronomers with the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute…
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 19:20

Invasive insect kills ash trees

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials confirmed that the invasive emerald ash borer beetles — which can kill ash trees…
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 19:19

Jackson growers to help Community Table

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This week the Community Garden will begin its Fresh Produce Initiative by taking weekly donations from vendors and customers at…
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 19:17

National Park Hosts “Women’s Work” Event

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National Park staff and volunteers will pay tribute to rural women of the past from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.…
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 19:15

Blue Ridge Parkway hike of the week

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The Blue Ridge Parkway is hosting a hike titled “Down to the Graveyard” at 10 a.m. June 15 on the…
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 19:12

The feisty, showy and talented grosbeak

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A couple of weeks ago I wrote about scarlet tanagers, a showy rather common species I assumed most were familiar…
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 18:59

Fight back against Alzheimer’s

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To the Editor: Ask yourself, for just one day, can I match the passion and dedication of Alzheimer’s caregivers and…
I found Booger at the Coffee Shop some 15 years ago – a tiny kitten with only one eye open,…
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 18:57

Teachers get sympathy from readers, peers

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You never know what subject in a column will incite readers and friends to open up and express their feelings.…
The Jackson County Board of Commissioners narrowly passed a resolution that would allow county governments more flexibility in how its human services departments are organized. Should Senate Bill 433 pass the General Assembly, county boards will have more leeway in…
Sam Miller, Western Carolina University vice chancellor for student affairs, has received the John L. Sanders Student Advocate Award, the highest honor bestowed by the University of North Carolina Association of Student Governments. The award is given annually in recognition…
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 18:55

Exhibit opens at WCU

“Collecting for the Community,” a new exhibit at Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center, opened June 7 and will be available for public viewing in the museum’s gallery B through Aug. 17. During the years, the Mountain Heritage Center’s collections…
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 18:52

NOC believes the future is in kids

Summer camp. It’s how generations of NOC paddlers got their first taste of whitewater, a fateful moment that ultimately grew into a lifelong love affair with the Nantahala. “So many people learned to paddle at summer camp,” said Wayne Dickert,…
Of the many challenges faced by the Nantahala Outdoor Center during the past decade, one of the most troubling — and the most difficult to fix — has been a national decline in paddling. NOC’s steady and robust growth since…
The Nantahala Outdoor Center rose rapidly from a scrappy operation spawned by idealistic river rats in the 1970s to one of the largest and most renowned outfitters in the country. Now in its 40th year, NOC has struggled during the…
In contrast to its peaceful and stunning high-mountain setting, Maggie Valley’s Cataloochee Ranch has been at the forefront of a battle — a battle to restore the American chestnut, the iconic Appalachian tree devastated by blight in the mid-20th century.…
The Haywood County Amateur Radio Club will construct an emergency station in the parking lot of the Employees’ Credit Union facility on Paragon Parkway June 23-24 to celebrate “Amateur Radio Week” with other ham radio operators across the U.S. The…
After a month of controversy surrounding the granting of alcohol permits, Sylva and Jackson County leaders have made it their goal to work amicably together and compromise when discussing how the county will handle its ABC operations in the future.…
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 18:41

Franklin and Eastern Band try to make peace

Franklin Mayor Joe Collins sent a letter to the chief of the Eastern Band of Cherokee last week, personally apologizing for the use of pesticides on an ancient Indian mound. “I personally apologize for the desecration caused to the mound,”…
By Paul Clark • Contributor • Norris Bunch called his dog Maxo to attention. Maxo, alert and ready, waited for his release. Barbara Holt, a judge for the U.S. Police Canine Association, gave the go-ahead, and Bunch, a K9 handler…
The Jackson County Sheriff has denied allegations that his department setup traffic checkpoints to racially profile Latinos and find possible illegal immigrants. The American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina Legal Foundation announced June 4 that it will investigate traffic…
The Sylva town board has trimmed the green energy features from its new police department project and boosted the proposed cost to more than $1 million. The town originally budgeted $786,500 for the construction. The lowest bid, however, came in…
Canton may end up defending its use of the property known as Camp Hope in court this August. John and Deborah Prelaz have filed a lawsuit against the town asking that Canton’s claim to the 38.15-acre property be deemed null…
Maggie Valley’s will no longer employ a festival director effective Sept. 5 — a decision that comes as no surprise to town leaders or the festival director herself. “I had a sneaking suspicion with the new direction,” said Festival Director…
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 18:33

Free day at rec center on June 23

All Haywood County residents can get in to the Waynesville Recreation Center for free from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on June 23. Also on Saturday, residents can enjoy the annual “Spring Fling” event sponsored by the Waynesville Kiwanis and…
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 18:32

Hunger Free Haywood to launch June 15

Haywood County businesses will join forces with MANNA food bank from June 15 to July 15 to help address hunger in the county through a program called Hunger Free Haywood. To give, just look out for the red barrel posted…
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 18:31

Café open at Stecoah

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The Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center Schoolhouse Café is now open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays…
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 18:29

Rayburn to lead lavender workshop

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A “Crafting with Lavender” workshop will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. June 21 in the conference room of…
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 18:29

Exhibit includes art, jewelry from Waynesville artist

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Waynesville painter and jewelry artist Kel Tanner will have her work on display at the Swain County Center for the…
Smoky Mountain Living prominently features images from across the southern Appalachians in each edition. Photo essays adhere to the issue’s…
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 18:27

Cullowhee Mountain ARTS spends week focused on pottery

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Four ceramics workshops are being offered as part of the Cullowhee Mountain ARTS Summer Visual ART Series at Western Carolina…
The Haywood County Arts Council will host a dedication ceremony for the “Stars & Stirrups” and “City Streets” quilt block…
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 18:25

Pauly D to perform at Harrah’s

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Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center will turn into an upscale night club when celebrity DJ and reality TV star Pauly D…
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 18:24

Next Liar’s Bench is June 15

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The Liars Bench, a successful regional authentic, traditional southern Appalachian storytelling, music, poetry, drama and folk arts presentation, will play…
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 18:23

Balsam Range to perform June 15

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The Concerts on the Creek series will present Balsam Range from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. June 15 at the downtown…
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 18:23

New artists join Waynesville gallery

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Four artists with a mix of media and styles have been invited to join the Main Street Artists’ Co-Op in…