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The Small Business Center of Haywood Community College will offer a free seminar on business lending through the NC Rural Center Microenterprise program from 6-8 p.m. on April 10 on campus in the first floor of the student center. The…
Wednesday, 04 April 2012 19:51

Writer/choreographer to present new play in Cherokee

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A read-through of the new play “A Cherokee Family Reunion” will take place from 4-6 p.m. on April 13 at…
Wednesday, 04 April 2012 19:51

Cooking with ramps book published

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A cookbook, titled RAMPS: Cooking with the Best Kept Secret of the Appalachian Trail, features a collection of ramp recipes…
Wednesday, 04 April 2012 19:50

Carden premieres ‘Mother Jones’

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Well-known Western North Carolinian Gary Carden will present the first showing of his new monologue “Mother Jones” at 6 p.m.,…
Wednesday, 04 April 2012 19:50

Allan Wolf visits City Lights Bookstore

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Poet, author and educator, Allan Wolf will return to City Lights Bookstore at 7 p.m. on April 6 to discuss…
Award-winning author Scott Huler will lecture April 13 at Western Carolina University and the Jackson County Public Library in recognition…
Wednesday, 04 April 2012 19:48

Joel Frahm to perform at WCU Jazz Festival

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Saxophonist Joel Frahm will perform at Western Carolina University’s annual Jazz Festival from April 14-15. The New York Times praised…
Wednesday, 04 April 2012 19:45

Easter events

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All hats on deck for Easter Hat Parade The town of Dillsboro will host its 24th annual Easter Hat Parade…
Wednesday, 04 April 2012 19:44

Saxophone quartet to perform April 16

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The award-winning Assembly Saxophone Quartet will present a free concert at 6 p.m., April 16, in the theater of A.K.…
Wednesday, 04 April 2012 19:44

Ronnie Dunn to play Harrah’s

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Country legend Ronnie Dunn will perform at 9 p.m., April 27, at Harrah’s Casino and Hotel in Cherokee. Dunn is now…
Wednesday, 04 April 2012 19:43

WCU series to close with film about Georgia crematorium

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The Southern Circuit film tour at Western Carolina University ends its 2011-12 season with a free screening of “Sahkanaga” at…
Wednesday, 04 April 2012 19:41

Bridge Park concerts return

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The Concerts on the Creek summer music series returns for its fourth season in May featuring live bands each Friday…
Two artists were selected to paint various versions of the historic Bethel Presbyterian Church. Nick DePaolo, owner of Long Grove…
Wednesday, 04 April 2012 19:40

WCU to celebrate youth artwork

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Western Carolina University will celebrate the artwork of local students with the 2012 Jackson County Youth Art Month exhibit from…
Wednesday, 04 April 2012 19:38

Photo gallery opens in Waynesville

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The Lonebackpacker Gallery of World Photography, owned by artist Adam Malis, opened last week on Depot Street in Waynesville. The…
An artistic marriage of fine gardens and fine art is on display now at Haywood County Arts Council’s Gallery 86,…
Wednesday, 28 March 2012 12:58

Convicted by a jury of my peers

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Last year around this time I wrote about the honor of being nominated for Wild South’s Roosevelt-Ashe Society’s “Outstanding Journalist…
Wednesday, 28 March 2012 12:52

Nomenclature has meaning when it comes to plants

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What’s in a name? Well, sometimes a lot, especially when you’re considering the names we assign plants. The striking little…
Wednesday, 28 March 2012 12:51

Geologists to converge on the mountains

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Western Carolina University will host more than 700 professional geologists and geology students during the 61st annual meeting of the…
Wednesday, 28 March 2012 12:51

Get ready to do some haggling

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Bartering Day is on tap for the old T.M. Rickman Store in Macon County’s historic Cowee Valley from 10 a.m.…
Wednesday, 28 March 2012 12:50

AT Founder’s Bridge Festival coming to NOC

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A storied Appalachian Trail event is on tap April 6 and 7 at Nantahala Outdoor Center with the AT Founder’s…
Wednesday, 28 March 2012 12:50

Bats in Smokies threatened by fungus

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Biologists in the Smokies have confirmed that two different kinds of bats found in a park cave have white-nose syndrome,…
Wednesday, 28 March 2012 12:50

Smokies camping fee to take effect

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The Great Smoky Mountains National Park plans to collect fees next year from backpackers despite the proposal receiving opposition from…
Wednesday, 28 March 2012 12:48

Troops rally to fight off invasive species

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More than 300 Macon County students and others interested in the natural landscape will attend Invasive Species Awareness Day from…
Wednesday, 28 March 2012 12:48

Hatchery-supported trout waters open

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Approximately 1,100 miles of hatchery-supported trout waters in 25 western counties will open at 7 a.m. on April 7. The…
Wednesday, 28 March 2012 12:47

Cherokee Reservation trout season opens

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Hundreds of anglers will line the 30 miles of streams on the Cherokee Indian Reservation Saturday, March 31, with the…
Wednesday, 28 March 2012 12:47

Garden forum April 3

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Experienced growers Ron and Kathy Arps will lead a panel discussion about home gardening at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, in…
Wednesday, 28 March 2012 12:46

National park to restore views at overlooks

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The views in the Smokies might get a little easier to see after a contractor cuts back encroaching trees from…
Responding to missing or injured hikers this time of year is expected in Macon County, where the Appalachian Trail winds…
Wednesday, 28 March 2012 12:41

Anatomy of a Smokies search

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Things weren’t looking good. After five days of searching and zero clues, a massive search for a missing man in…
Wednesday, 28 March 2012 12:38

Motives of missing man remain a mystery

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It’s probably not the view sightseers in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park were expecting last week when they pulled…
Wednesday, 28 March 2012 12:37

Book signing for three mountain women

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Barbara Woodall, Amy Ammons Garza and Doreyl Ammons Cain will sign books at City Lights Bookstore at 2 p.m. on…
Wednesday, 28 March 2012 12:31

Forgotten but not gone — emphasizing grammar

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Fifteen years ago, when I was the temporary teacher of Latin at Tuscola High School in Waynesville, I was discussing…
Wednesday, 28 March 2012 20:37

Staring over the edge of the political divide

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Question: How does one come to the conclusion that the upcoming General Assembly short session will almost certainly be an…
Wednesday, 28 March 2012 20:36

Affordable Care Act already helping families

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To the Editor, For my entire working life, I have paid for medical insurance, first for myself and later for…
Wednesday, 28 March 2012 20:35

Hayden Rogers made right debate decision

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To the Editor: In the Thursday, March 15, edition of The Asheville Citizen-Times, Jon Ostendorff takes issue with Hayden Rogers,…
Wednesday, 28 March 2012 20:34

Land use criticisms were off the mark

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To the Editor: I have been a full time resident and small business owner in the Cashiers area since 1988…
Wednesday, 28 March 2012 20:34

Women treated unfairly in health care debate

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To the Editor: We’ve all heard the remark “Follow The Money.” It’s more important than ever to look behind all…
Wednesday, 28 March 2012 20:30

My critics just can’t get enough of me

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I’m sitting here writing this column in the company of Suki, a 13-year-old Golden Retriever mix. Suki is not actually…
Haywood Community College leaders told a gathering of elected state leaders this week that students and the economy would suffer if funding cuts to the college continue. While college leaders were making their points about funding, state legislators participated in…
After successful programs in Cashiers, Glenville and Sapphire, the Literacy Council of Cashier expanded its Dolly Parton Imagination Library to Cullowhee. Children, from birth to age 5, can register to have a free age appropriate book mailed to them each…
Wednesday, 28 March 2012 20:24

Waynesville welcomes new town manager

After nearly six months of searching nationwide, Waynesville found a new town manager close to home from the town of Black Mountain. Marcia “Marcy” Onieal recently inked a contract with town leaders to become Waynesville’s new town manager, the first…
Wednesday, 17 July 2013 00:00

Business news

New Bethel restaurant opens its doors  A new restaurant called Breaking Bread Café has opened on Pigeon Road in the Bethel community of Haywood County. Steven and Barbara Eaffaldano have operated a concession business at festivals and events from Knoxville…
Wednesday, 28 March 2012 20:21

News in brief

Lake Junaluska will hold its second-annual Beautification Day Thursday, April 12. Members of the community are asked to join the Lake Junaluska staff and residents in an effort to add to the natural beauty of Lake Junaluska through the completion…
There’s no clear winner in a complex and multifarious new system for ranking roads projects when it comes to the ongoing debate over Sylva’s main commercial drag. In just-release road rankings, redesigning N.C. 107 out ranked the competing proposal to…
A Maggie Valley man wants to extract himself from the town limits, claiming the services he gets from the town don’t warrant the taxes he pays. He stands to save $2,450 a year in town property taxes if successful in…
Haywood County will again honor its men and women who have served in the military with a Memorial Day Parade at 11 a.m., May 28, on Main Street in downtown Waynesville. The parade will feature several National Guard and Reserve…
Wednesday, 28 March 2012 20:16

Get help with business development

A workshop designed to help businesses develop and market their products and services is set for 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, at the Fryemont Inn in Bryson City. The North Carolina Division of Tourism and the…
Wednesday, 28 March 2012 20:16

WCU event welcomes the community

Western Carolina University will throw open the doors to campus and invite residents in on Thursday, March 29. “Community on Campus” is designed to provide residents of Western North Carolina a chance to discover the range of entertainment, cultural, health…
Wednesday, 28 March 2012 20:15

Belcher to take oath during WCU ceremony

David Belcher will be installed as chancellor of Western Carolina University during a traditional ceremony, capping a week of activities in late March designed to highlight and celebrate the accomplishments of the university’s students, faculty, staff, alumni and community partners.…