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Wednesday, 25 April 2012 20:48

HART opens its season with ‘Look Homeward Angel’

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The Haywood Arts Regional Theatre will open its 2012 season on April 27 with “Look Homeward Angel,” a Pulitzer Prize…
Wednesday, 25 April 2012 20:47

NC Symphony to perform in WNC

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The North Carolina Symphony will perform its “Beethoven and Beyond” at Cherokee Central Schools and Haywood Community College. The symphony…
Wednesday, 25 April 2012 20:46

Orchestra to feature student performances

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The Western Carolina Civic Orchestra will play the final concert of its season at 7:30 p.m. on April 28 in…
Wednesday, 25 April 2012 20:46

Community chorus to host spring concert

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The Haywood-Junaluska Community Chorus’ spring concert will be held at 4 p.m., April 29, at The First United Methodist Church…
Wednesday, 25 April 2012 20:45

Students to present ‘Rhythm and Rhymes’

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Western Carolina University’s Catamount Singers and Electric Soul instrumental group will present its spring showcase “Rhythm and Rhymes” at 7:30…
Wednesday, 25 April 2012 20:44

Folkmoot USA to host a Hawaiian Luau

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Folkmoot USA will host a luau from 5 to 8 p.m., May 11, at the Haywood Regional Arts Theater in…
Most things in life start out small — acorns grow into oak trees, babies are reared into adulthood, small patches of…
Wednesday, 18 April 2012 12:53

Cherokee masks come in many guises

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A mask is a mechanism employed to cover the face as a protective screen or disguise. For protection, they have…
Wednesday, 18 April 2012 12:52

Rally to protest Smokies backcountry camping fee

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A backcountry fee rally will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., April 21, at the Sugarlands Visitor Center…
Wednesday, 18 April 2012 12:51

Spring wildflower and bird pilgrimage

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The 40th annual Spring Wildflower and Bird Pilgrimage will be held April 27-29, with registration at 6:30 p.m., April 27,…
Wednesday, 18 April 2012 12:50

5k race set for Sylva Greening Up

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The Greening up the Mountains 5k Run & Walk will be held in downtown Sylva at 9 a.m. on Saturday,…
Wednesday, 18 April 2012 12:49

HCC to hold Earth Day celebration

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Haywood Community College’s fifth-annual Earth Day Celebration will focus on renewable energies, clean transportation and getting in touch with your…
Christine Kelly of Asheville, a wildlife diversity biologist with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, has been awarded the 2011 Recovery…
There’s now a local outlet to authenticate and check the purity of botanical ingredients via the U.S. Botanical Safety Laboratory…
Wednesday, 18 April 2012 12:47

Enjoy a night under the stars in the Smokies

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Attend a stargazing event at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, at one of Haywood County’s clearest views of the…
Wednesday, 18 April 2012 12:46

Learn about the Smokies’ best hikes

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Discover the very best trails out of the 800 miles of them in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park from…
Wednesday, 18 April 2012 12:45

Hit the trail for wildflower hike in Highlands

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A guided spring wildflower hike will be held on the historic Kelsey Trail in Highlands on Friday, April 10, as…
Wednesday, 18 April 2012 12:43

Hone your outdoor photography skills

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An outdoor photography workshop that includes field shoots and classroom critique sessions will be during the month of May in…
Wednesday, 18 April 2012 12:42

Birds of Prey come to life

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A special program on Birds of Prey including live birds will be held on at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 26,…
Wednesday, 18 April 2012 12:40

Haywood farmers produce coming soon to a school near you

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A $22,200 grant will fund a Farm to School program at five Haywood County Schools designed to address concerns about…
Wednesday, 18 April 2012 12:38

Pisgah, Nantahala National forests get a new boss

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A new forest supervisor, Kristin Bail, has been selected to head the national forests in North Carolina. Bail brings a…
Wednesday, 18 April 2012 12:32

The “New” Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage

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The 62nd Annual Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park will be April 25 – 28. I…
As Tommy Yon carried his kayak up the side of a waterfall in Tennessee, he tried not to over-think the…
Wednesday, 18 April 2012 12:28

Light-hearted take on life’s last lingering years

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I remember, I remember The house where I was born, The little window where the sun Came peeping in at…
Wednesday, 18 April 2012 20:48

Call them statesmen, not “republicrats”

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To the Editor: There has been too much name-calling in the media lately criticizing the way in which some of…
Wednesday, 18 April 2012 20:47

Dilapidated mobile homes should be illegal

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To the Editor: Old Cullowhee Road in Cullowhee is a beautiful route for viewing land, homes, water and sky. Lately…
To the Editor: One of the more interesting races in the May 8 Democratic primary is the race for U.S.…
Wednesday, 18 April 2012 20:46

The new world of political advertising

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To the Editor: I’m going to be as “tacky” in my public response to Mr. Swanson as he was in…
Wednesday, 18 April 2012 20:45

Don’t tax the hand that feeds us

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To the Editor: I have been reading the news regarding the Jackson County Occupancy Tax and the discussion around the…
Wednesday, 18 April 2012 20:45

Women should make their voice heard on Election Day

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To the Editor: Recently there were two letters to the editor locally by Shirley Ches and Marge Abel which expressed…
I was fortunate enough this past weekend to be present when a mother goat gave birth to two babies, and…
The Haywood County Board of Commissioners will hold a work session at 4 p.m., Thursday, April 19, at the Bethea Welcome Center at Lake Junaluska. The purpose of the work session is to conduct a roundtable discussion with community leaders…
Despite rumors that cuts at Tuscola High School in Waynesville could reduce the number of advanced courses, academically gifted students will have just as many courses to chose from next school year. Tuscola will lose five teaching positions, which is…
Wednesday, 18 April 2012 20:39

Sylva man gets seven years for 2008 murders

The last of six people accused of playing a role in the murders of two Swain County residents back in 2008 has been put away. Mark Goolsby of Sylva plead guilty to nine counts of accessory after the fact to…
Wednesday, 18 April 2012 20:38

Learn how to sell, serve alcohol

The N.C. ABC Commission is holding a series of free Responsible Alcohol Seller/Server Program classes to educate businesses with alcohol permits and their employees about the responsible sales and service of alcoholic beverages. This is part of a region wide…
Wednesday, 18 April 2012 20:36

Nursing scholarship available

The Judy Moore Memorial Scholarship Endowment Committee is accepting scholarship applications for 2012. The scholarship program for nurses was established in 1997 as a memorial to Judy Moore, a registered nurse who was killed in a car accident. At least…
Go online and vote for Waynesville as your favorite Main Street in the contest “Great Places in North Carolina.” A panel of experts chose six “People’s Choice” award finalists from the more than 40 nominations submitted by North Carolina residents.…
The use of weed killer to temporarily denude an ancient Indian mound in Franklin has some critics accusing the town of cultural insensitivity. Nikwasi Indian Mound, which is located within Franklin’s town limits and is tended to and maintained by…
A group of Jackson County doctors say they want out of the two-year-old partnership with the hospital in Haywood County and instead would like to look toward Mission Hospital in Asheville as a future partner. There have been murmurings for…
As Lake Junaluska weighs whether to become part of the town of Waynesville or form its own town, a public forum for residents to ask questions or share comments will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 26, at Bethea…
The shell of a vacant four-story hotel sitting partially finished on Sylva’s main drag for three years is finally going somewhere. Developers from Greensboro bought the vacant hotel along N.C. 107 for $850,000 and are promising to pump an additional…
About two dozen people gathered outside the tribal council house broke into song with the words “Praise God, Praise God, Praise God,” after the final results of Cherokee alcohol vote were tabulated last week. The Cherokee Reservation will remain dry,…
A class action complaint aims to hold the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians responsible for money lost when the stock market crashed in 2008 and eroded the personal accounts of Cherokee youth held in trust by the tribe. All 14,000…
Wednesday, 18 April 2012 19:57

Seniors, start training

Seniors around the county are gearing up for the 2012 Haywood County Senior Games from May 7-22. For just $10, seniors can participate in as many events as they choose in both athletic events such as shuffleboard, tennis and pickleball,…
Wednesday, 18 April 2012 19:57

Prevent child abuse

For the month of April K.A.R.E in Haywood County, Kids Advocacy Resource Effort, will join thousands of communities throughout North Carolina and the nation in recognizing Child Abuse Prevention Month with a pinwheel garden. The pinwheel is the new symbol…
Wednesday, 18 April 2012 19:56

Walk in her shoes

The fourth-annual “Take A Walk In Her Shoes” sexual assault awareness event will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, in front of the historic Haywood County Court House. The walk will be around the…
A movement to rein in the dominance of Mission Hospital in Western North Carolina’s healthcare landscape has hit a critical juncture. A legislative committee studying whether smaller hospitals are suffering from aggressive, monopoly-like tactics by Mission will unveil its recommendations…
Maggie Valley has emerged victorious in an ongoing tug-of-war with Jackson County over who can rightfully lay claim to tourists en route to Harrah’s Cherokee Casino and Resort. The N.C. Department of Transportation rejected a request from Jackson County leaders…
Wednesday, 18 April 2012 19:51

Haywood Republicans must narrow their slate

Like a game of musical chairs, three Republican candidates for county commissioners are circling Haywood County and hoping they can secure one of the two places on the November election ballot. Only two of the Haywood County Board of Commissioners…
One thing is for certain. Whichever of two Democrats Jackson County voters pick in the May 8 primary will be bringing a lot of governmental experience to the table in their bid for a seat on the Board of Commissioners.…