Canton Branch Library will transform into a spooky storytelling arena from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 11 in the meeting room. Jane…
Friends of the Smokies will host nationally acclaimed storyteller and Haywood County native Donald Davis at 3 p.m. Oct. 14…
Two art classes will be held at the Jackson County Green Energy Park in Dillsboro on Oct. 13. A glassblowing…
A recent donation of Horace Kephart’s personal correspondence, photographs and other belongings will become part of the new “Horace Kephart…
Church Street Art and Craft Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 13 in downtown Waynesville. 
Haywood Community College’s Jammin’ at the Millpond will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 13 on the…
Regional Artist Project grant of Western North Carolina (RAP go WNC) is available for the 2012-2013 year. RAP go WNC is…
The October Leaves Craft Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 13 and 14 at the…
Jackson County Visual Arts Association and the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce will host the “Sylva Art Stroll” starting at…
Amid the blinking lights and stuffed animal prizes at the Cherokee Indian Fair, a scream echoes from behind the trees.…
To the Editor: So, here we had it. Live TV for all the world to see. In one corner was…
To the Editor: I am concerned about North Carolina’s unemployment rate of 9.7 percent and the country as a whole.…
To the Editor: We in the mountains are known to be suspicious of outsiders who want to tell us how…
To the Editor: The inflexibility of the North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission (NCWRC) is alarming. The killing of a three-legged…
To the Editor: The Great Smoky Mountains National Park plans to begin charging fees for backcountry camping and implement a…
I’ve always believed in the adage that success builds success. It’s one of life’s truisms that anyone with eyes wide…
Last week a late evening thunderstorm with high winds and occasional flashes of lightning rolled out of the high Smokies…
Like the Roach Motel of commercial fame, synthetic scents have crept into our homes and lives and are not going…
The hilltop above Sylva that’s home to the iconic historic courthouse is back on as a potential site for a new Jackson County library. The location has been in the running on and off over the past several years during…
Jackson County commissioners are poised to make numerous changes to a slate of proposed development regulations billed as the most stringent in Western North Carolina and possibly the state. Commissioners intend to pass the regulations by the end of July.…
An age-old question has emerged in the raging debate over the Chattooga River wilderness: how many people is too many…
Bruce Springsteen: Nebraska Oh, he’s the boss alright. But sometime around ’82 he holed up in a friend’s studio, with…
Mill workers at Blue Ridge Paper Products are optimistic about their future under a new owner. The buyer, a billionaire from New Zealand named Graeme Hart, has been gobbling up market share in the milk and juice carton industry over…
By Julia Merchant • Staff Writer Two newly licensed teachers with ties to Western North Carolina offered a very different perspective on the recruitment process, including why they chose to either stay in the region or relocate elsewhere.
When Blue Ridge Paper employees voted to accept the recent buyout offer from the Rank group of New Zealand, union…
Just when the fate of the Road to Nowhere through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park seemed sealed, road supporters are rallying their troops for one final hurrah.
By Chris Cooper Up for review this week is a live set of inspiring music from an incredibly influential musician…
By Julia Merchant • Staff Writer The surprisingly large crowd at a presentation on Maggie Valley’s proposed land-use plan seemed impressed with the details but questioned how applicable it was. The land-use plan, created by Kannapolis-based firm Benchmark, would divide…
From Violins to Violence: A Memoir by Marshall Frank. Fortis Book, 2007. 308 pages In Tom Stoppard’s Lord Malquist and…
Slope and ridgetop development, protecting waterways, and farmland and open-space preservation emerged as the top land-management concerns of those responsible for implementing regional planning.
By Julia Merchant • Staff Writer Paula Ledford is getting worried. With a little over a month to go before school starts in Macon County, the school human resources director still has to find 15 people to fill vacant positions.…
By Michael Beadle Painter Susan Lanier remembers how she used to get in trouble as a young artist. In first…
You need some space. Believe me, I understand. The closets are so full, it takes two of you to press…
Editor’s note: Naturalist Don Hendershot is writing a series of articles exploring alternative fuels. Natural gas is the fossil alternative…
Balsam Mountain Preserve, a 4,500-acre development in Jackson County, has been fined $300,000 for ongoing sediment and erosion control violations by the county. The fine comes on the heels of a dam break that sent hundreds of tons of mud…
Allergies are a type of immune reaction. Normally, the immune system responds to foreign microorganisms, or particles, like pollen or…
A new exhibit at The North Carolina Arboretum, After the Dinosaurs: The Age of Mammals and Ice, unlocks the mysteries…
A pesticide collection day for unwanted pesticides will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, at…
A guided hike to the summit of Rock Mountain in the Highlands area will be held from 9 a.m. until…
Farmers in Western North Carolina can tap $3,000 to $6,000 grants from the N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund Commission to help…
A new national poll released last month shows sportsmen prioritize protecting public lands above energy production. The poll conducted for…
An organic winter gardening workshop be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Cullowhee home…
Hikers are needed to hike proposed Mountain-to-Sea Trail routes in Jackson and Swain counties in and give feedback about the…
The Highlands Nature Center will host a program on fall colors from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct.…
Blue Ridge Parkway rangers will lead an easy to moderate 2.5 mile roundtrip hike to the summit of Sam Knob…
The Land Trust for the Little Tennessee will host a guided hike to Yellow Creek Falls in Graham County on…
Apparently what was apparent to many scientists and researchers back in 2008 is becoming more apparent — or not. Honeybee…
Gorges State Park born just more than 10 years ago is now finally on its way to becoming one of…
The Jackson County Public Library and City Lights Bookstore in Sylva will both host Star Wars Family Nights this week.…
Kind hearts, winter has come. That dire prediction that began over 4,000 pages ago with A Game of Thrones has…
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