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Wednesday, 05 October 2011 19:44

Learn watercolor techniques with Ann Vasilik

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Watercolor artist Ann Vasilik will present at the next meeting of the Blue Ridge Watermedia Society, from 6:45 to 9…
The tri-venue Cashiers Valley Leaf Festival will run from Oct. 7-9, in the three festival villages: Cashiers, Glenville and Sapphire.…
In Tara Melton-Miller’s basement studio, the soft, rhythmic chatter of wood clanking repetitively against wood creates a soothing metronomic singsong…
Wednesday, 05 October 2011 19:40

Penley to discuss a life of art Oct. 7

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Painter Steve Penley will give a free talk about his art, his life, his faith and experiences at 7 p.m.…
Wednesday, 05 October 2011 19:39

Film series continues with screening of ‘Mars’

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There will be a free screening of “Mars,” a romantic comedy that follows three astronauts on the first manned mission…
Wednesday, 05 October 2011 19:17

Variety show entertains for Make-A-Wish

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Angie Toomey and Friends will present a variety show to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct.…
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 13:39

An Appalachian ‘original genius’

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(Note: Since its publication several years ago, this column about Evan O. Hall has sparked a number of comments. Something…
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 13:38

Paddling Club to hold organizational meeting

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A meeting to organize the Smoky Mountain Paddling Club will be held at the meeting room in United Community Bank…
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 13:38

Celebrate mountain heritage at the ‘Cradle’

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Celebrate the heritage of Western North Carolina during the annual Forest Festival Day on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 9 a.m.…
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 13:37

Testing the waters

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The Summit Charter School’s eighth-grade class tested seven water sources commonly used by hikers along the Appalachian Trail in Macon…
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 13:36

Certain trout waters open next month, under specific rules

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Delayed-harvest trout water rules on 15 Western North Carolina counties start Oct. 1, replacing a different set of regulations on…
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 13:35

Seed swap taking place in Sylva

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Time to swap those seeds, plants and bulbs at the annual Jackson County Farmers Market exchange scheduled for 9 a.m.…
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 13:34

Hone those birding skills

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A guided bird walk sponsored by the Land Trust for the Little Tennessee is set for Friday, Sept. 30, near…
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 13:34

Monarchs to be monitored by students

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For the second year in a row, sixth-grade students from Macon County will find themselves galloping through goldenrod to catch,…
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 13:33

“Two Special Rocks” program at the Pisgah Center

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“Two Special Rocks,” a program on how Looking Glass and John Rock were formed, will be held on Oct. 1…
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 13:32

Hope is a thing with wheels

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Avid birder and burgeoning cyclist Lena Gallitano has come up with an ambitious plan to combine two of her passions.…
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 13:31

New segment added to Overmountain Victory Trail

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A celebration of a new piece of the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail will be held at 3 p.m. on…
Haywood Community College students are learning best management practices to reduce stormwater runoff by using the campus itself as laboratory,…
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 13:29

Teen library meeting in Bryson City

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The next teen friends of the library meeting will be held at the Marianna Black Library at 3:30 on Thursday,…
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 13:28

Wreath-making and heritage at City Lights

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Author and culture historian Julia Taylor Ebel will give a reading and wreath-making demonstration at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct.…
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 13:14

A little American history could be enlightening

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Often the people, places, and things that we love most in this world become so familiar to us, so much…
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 12:55

Slope rules could help protect Macon

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To the Editor: Wildflower is back, and a lot of people are worried, especially here in the northern part of…
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 12:54

Lower corporate taxes won’t create jobs

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To the Editor: In the ongoing debate about job creation, much misinformation is being bandied about in an effort to…
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 12:53

Legislators need some time in the desert

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To the Editor: After recently returning to North Carolina from three years in the Southwest, I am saddened to learn…
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 12:53

Macon County needs to use landslide maps

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To the Editor: The North Carolina Geological Survey landslide hazard map prepared for Macon County is a valuable resource for…
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 12:51

We don’t need Rep. Phil Haire in office

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To the Editor, Rep. Phil Haire’s recnt letter contains the pathetic non sequitur: “to place (the Defense of Marriage Bill)…
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 12:49

Winter garden success come those who labor

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I cut my first fall salad this weekend: baby kale, tatsoi, mizuna, baby mustards and more. Following a summer of…
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 12:47

A witness to the Cherokee renaissance

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The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians has a resilient, independent spirit. When the U.S. government forced the majority of the…
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 20:49

Marines to hike 1,000-mile trail

Fortunate Sons, a group of 18 active duty Marines, is planning to collectively hike the entire 1,000-mile North Carolina Mountains-to-Sea Trail in the name of both charity and awareness. Their 42-day journey begins on Oct. 2 at Clingman’s Dome in…
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 20:49

Preschool alums reunite

Cullowhee Kids Preschool is hosting a reunion for all alumni and current students of the preschool program on Oct. 28. If you attended Cullowhee Kids Preschool at any time, call 828.293.9215 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and give the name of child,…
A Charlotte company wants to invest $25 million in a 400-person housing development for Western Carolina University students who are looking for the finer things in life. Monarch Ventures has asked the Village of Forest Hills, a tiny incorporated community…
Some of the lots in a 2,200-acre gated subdivision saddling the Cowee Mountain range in Macon County are being advertised across the Southeast for what’s being touted as bargain prices. The lots are slated for a big one-day, onsite sell…
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 20:47

Bourbon Barrel benefit for REACH of Haywood

Enjoy a good meal and benefit a good cause Oct. 3 at 6:30 p.m. at Bourbon Barrel Beef & Ale Restaurant, located at 454 Hazelwood Avenue. Tickets, sold in advance, are $50 each. The benefit dinner is for REACH of…
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 20:46

Meet and greet author, support R.E.A.C.H.

In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, R.E.A.C.H. of Macon County is sponsoring a talk and book signing by Angela Dove, the author of No Room for Doubt.  Her book is a nonfiction account of her family’s history and the…
Bryson City is short a fire chief after the town’s board voted unanimously to fire Joey Hughes at a special called meeting last Friday. Hughes was sacked as the result of a police investigation into the fire department that’s still…
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 20:44

WCU, SCC reach out to community

They are dubbed by some in the community as the Three Amigos: a new chancellor at Western Carolina university, David Belcher; a new president at Southwestern Community College, Donald Tomas; and a new superintendent of schools for Jackson County; Mike…
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 20:44

N.C. Court of Appeals meeting at WCU

The North Carolina Court of Appeals will pay a visit to the western part of the state Monday, Oct. 3, when it convenes at Western Carolina University. The court will hear arguments in two cases beginning at 1:25 p.m. in…
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 20:43

Business center named after $150,000 gift

The newly refurbished auditorium in the Western Carolina University College of Business now also has a new name: the Wells Fargo Business Center. The name is in recognition of $150,000 in gifts from the financial services company. In addition to…
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 20:43

Become an advocate with Guardian ad Litem

The Jackson/Swain/Macon County Guardian ad Litem office is currently recruiting new volunteers for an upcoming class. Across North Carolina, cases of child abuse and neglect are petitioned to the court system. In each case, a volunteer advocate is needed to…
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 20:42

Sylva library parking complaints subside

The parking crunch at Jackson County’s new library in Sylva has largely eased, thanks to a new sidewalk that allows employees and exercise-minded readers to park farther away and walk safely. The library opened earlier this summer.  It is housed…
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 20:41

State to help cover meth-lab cleanup costs

Counties are shouldering the cost of cleaning up clandestine methamphetamine labs for now, but the state is promising some dollar relief starting in January. The State Bureau of Investigation announced the start of the Clandestine Laboratory Hazardous Waste Storage Container…
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 20:40

Housing market prompts revaluation scrutiny

Macon County might postpone revaluating property — again — from 2013 to 2015, a remarkably different response to the crushingly bad housing market than Jackson County is taking. Richard Lightner, longtime tax assessor for Macon County, said there simply hasn’t…
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 20:39

Free talks to address health issues

Free community health talks are resuming at the Mission Outpatient Care Center in Clyde. ‘Get Back to Your Life After a Back or Neck Injury’ will be presented from 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29, by orthopedic spine…
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 20:39

Republican women to hear Tea Party speakers

Wendy Woods and Nathan Jones will review the evolution of the Tea Party in North Carolina and the future of the group to the Mountain High Republican Women’s Club at 11 a.m. on Tuesday. Oct. 4, at Country Club of…
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 20:38

Come out to clean up in Maggie Valley

Saturday, Oct. 1, is Caring For Our Community Day in Maggie Valley. Teams of volunteers, along with the town’s public works department, will clean up trash along the roadsides in Maggie Valley, along Highway 19 from Ghost Town to the…
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 20:37

New Cherokee Home Center fills a void

While the rest of the mountains remain mired in a construction slowdown, a new building supply and home improvement store opened in Cherokee last month, filling what seems to be a very real void. A steady stream of construction workers…
Every year, members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians get around $6,000, give or tax a few hundred here or there. In 1995, it was $1,190. In 2010, it was just over $7,000. It’s their cut, 1/28,890 of the…
Casino dollars, and lots of them, have brought the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians newfound clout this past decade, from the legislature in Raleigh to the halls of Congress in Washington, D.C. “It has put us at the table,” Larry…
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 20:29

Maggie hears complaints, revisits noise ordinance

Maggie Valley doesn’t usually spring to mind as the noisiest of places in Haywood County. It’s a place known more for its pastoral mountain setting and quaint old-time kitsch than bustling nightlife. But a spate of protests have prompted town…
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 20:29

31-year-old appointed to Maggie town board

For the second time this year, Maggie Valley can boast a brand new alderman on its five-member town board. Mike Matthews was picked by an uncharacteristically unanimous vote at the board’s meeting last Tuesday, filling the seat left vacant by…