Landscape artist and instructor in watercolor painting and drawing Sandra Brugh Moore of Asheville will demonstrate watercolor techniques in a…
Master photographer Ed Kelley is teaching a four-week course in “Taking Control of Your Digital Photography” from 6:30-9 p.m., beginning…
The Haywood County Arts Council will hold registration for students wishing to enroll in the Junior Appalachian Musicians (JAM) program…
The music of The Stone Mountain Wobblers, a traditional old time string band, will highlight the Bascom Barn Dance from…
As part of the summer music series, the Marianna Black Library in Bryson City will present “The Future of Mountain…
Mountain music, dancing and tradition will be on display once again on the shores of beautiful Lake Junaluska as the…
Western Carolina University will receive a five-year grant of $642,960 to continue operation of the Center for Rapid Product Realization, which works to accelerate job creation and retention among existing businesses and emerging entrepreneurial enterprises in Western North Carolina. The…
The Catamount Pump & Go in Sylva is now offering biodiesel from the Asheville-based Blue Ridge Biofuels for use in vehicles. Blue Ridge Biofuels uses recycled, used cooking oil from area restaurants to produce the sustainable, renewable biodiesel that meets…
Smoky Mountain Sk8way outside Waynesville plans to add an additional 10,000 square feet to its existing facility, which will allow it to offer a much larger skating surface, a cafe, a climbing wall, a toddler area, mini-golf and a pro…
REACH of Haywood County has opened the Within REACH Home Store doors down from their popular Within REACH resale store on Hazelwood Avenue in Sylva. Hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. It features previously owned furniture,…
Harmony House Foods, a leading provider of dehydrated foods to backpackers, will open a new facility at the Macon County Business Development Center. Founded in 2005 in Eastern North Carolina, the company markets dehydrated meals primarily to outdoor adventurers with…
While the Pigeon River Trust Fund isn’t threatened in the short term, the lucrative water quality funding stream isn’t a sure bet forever. The annual payment of $290,000 ponied up by Progress Energy — and soon by Duke post merger…
A trust fund backed by Progress Energy that has funneled more than $2 million and counting to water quality projects in Haywood County since the mid-1990s is not in jeopardy following the merger of the utility with Duke Energy.
When Dr. Janine Keever hit the online shoe stores last month to hunt for the optimal pair of white knee-high platform boots, she wasn’t trying to spice up the look of her delivery room scrubs. Instead, the retro footgear would…
Exurbanites are invading Macon County, and the rest of Appalachia for that matter. Don’t be alarmed, they’re generally docile, but the ramifications of their settlement could mark, and to an extent already have marked, a permanent change in the region’s…
A public lecture on Indian health by a leading international epidemiologist will be held at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 5 at Western Carolina University’s new Health and Human Sciences Building. Epidemiologist Richard Wilkinson will perform the lecture from England via a…
The Third Annual Bogey Fore Golf Tournament will tee off Sept. 21 at 1 p.m. at Maggie Valley Club. The tournament will benefit the Haywood Jackson Volunteer Center. The fee to enter is $160 for a two-man team. The Volunteer…
Angel Medical Center will hold a Radiothon Sept. 8th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to raise funds for an Outpatient Medicine Expansion project. Pledges can be placed in person or by phone at 828.349.8200 during the event. A goal…
The Haywood County Democratic Party Headquarters, located at 286 Haywood Square in Waynesville, has expanded Saturday hours to 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Normal hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday. 828.452.9607 or haywooddemocrats.org. ••• A post…
The high salaries collected by the five members of the Alcoholic Beverage and Control Commission for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians have drawn criticism from some enrolled members. The ABC commission in Cherokee makes more than 10 times what…
When it comes to Southerners, there are a few topics that get their blood pressure elevated — and one of those topics is flags. They represent everything from historical ties, bloodshed, peace, pride and Nascar. They’re flown everywhere from government…
The Waynesville Public Art Commission has put together a 150-recipe cookbook to benefit future public art pieces. The Taste of the Great Smoky Mountains Cookbook is $10 and is the culmination a month-long process of collecting recipes from area residents.…
Though Aaron Stone has always had a love of mayonnaise, lately the condiment has become a real nuisance in his life. “It just gets all stuck in my beard,” he said. “That and soups, it’s just becomes a real mess.”
Economic development and tourism leaders in Swain County are treating the Freestyle Kayaking World Cup two weeks away as a dry run for the far more highly anticipated World Freestyle Kayaking Championship coming in 2013. “This will start the ball…
With torrential rain and a fierce wind blowing through the Haywood County Fairgrounds last Thursday evening, the harsh weather conditions didn’t deter several local fire departments from their mission of the day — to claim victory during the “Battle of…
Byron Ballard will discuss her book, Staubs and Ditchwater, at 6:30 p.m., Aug. 31, at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva.…
Two award-winning authors, Dawn Gilchrist-Young and Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle, who are also English teachers at Swain County High School, will…
Blue Ridge Books will host Margaret Dunbar Cutright, the co-author of A Case for Soloman: Bobby Dunbar and the Kidnapping…
It’s that time of year when yellow buses roll down country roads, when children disappear from the stores and streets…
The creeks and streams of the Southern Highlands are one of the most exciting natural areas we have. Unlike most…
The Commission for a Clean County debuted its new project called KEEP IT CLEAN! at Riverbend Elementary School in Haywood…
Youth with the 4-H Livestock Club in Haywood County will be front and center at the county fair this weekend…
Chef Chris Dole will be creating dishes to sample using farm fresh, in-season foods from vendors at the Jackson County…
Runners will kick up their heels down the main drag of Maggie Valley this Saturday evening in the annual night-time…
Volunteers are needed to lend a hand this Saturday, August 25, for the trails of Panthertown Valley, a popular and…
A nature discovery trail along Scott’s Creek in Dillsboro has been two years in the making and the Watershed Association…
The life and contributions of Horace Kephart, an outdoor writer, folklorist and founder of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park,…
A 2.5-mile bird walk around Fairfield Lake in Sapphire will be led by two expert birders with the Highlands Plateau…
A Western Carolina University professor studying social behavior of birds will present findings of his latest research at 7:30 p.m.…
Friends of Great Smoky Mountains National Park raised $192,157 last week during the annual “Friends Across the Mountains” telethon broadcast…
I was outside with Maddie (6) the other afternoon and there was a gentle breeze. “Daddy, doesn’t it smell like…
Frank King is on a mission to find the perfect meat. King, the owner of King Bio Natural Medicine, holistic…
As the small, all-terrain vehicle drew near, the buffalo snorted and then lowered its massive head. It shuffled its feet,…
To the Editor: I have always had a problem with numbers, I joke that numbers traumatized me at an early…
To the Editor: A recent area letter writer cautioned us to dig for truth and find facts before we go…
To the Editor: Recently, the Macon County League of Women Voters started a membership campaign and in our invitation, we…
To the Editor: A recent letter to the editor in another newspaper criticized Sen. Jim Davis’ supporters for wearing red…
To the Editor: Here are some questions that need to be addressed to the people who are leading our country…
To the Editor:  I have been out of town so I am late in responding to my neighbor, Joanna Swanson’s…
Count me among those who hope the MedWest affiliation between Haywood, Jackson and Swain hospitals survives. Otherwise, I fear none…
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