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Wednesday, 26 October 2011 12:39

Cherokee Youth Center will be built in Graham

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians will build a youth center facility on approximately 20 acres of national forest land near Robbinsville. The youth center, affiliated with the Boys and Girls Club of America, will offer a variety of programs…
Wednesday, 26 October 2011 12:39

Pigeon River truss bridge gets replacement

The state’s oldest metal truss bridge will be replaced with a new, $1.7-million bridge built beside the old one. The truss bridge, which was constructed in 1891, is located over the Pigeon River on Chambers Farm Lane near the intersection…
Less than two weeks after the Bryson City Board of Aldermen voted unanimously to fire Fire Chief Joey Hughes, state officials searched his home as part of an ongoing investigation into whether he misdirected funds. Investigators with the North Carolina…
When Walmart of Franklin moves from U.S. 441 to its new location next spring, at least two — perhaps three — of the other businesses in Holly Springs Plaza will move right along with the retail giant. That’s not a…
Wednesday, 26 October 2011 20:54

Mission Hospital monopoly debated

More than 300 people packed a public hearing last week to debate whether Mission Hospital in Asheville is an overbearing monopoly and is unfairly squeezing out smaller hospitals in the region. Doctors, hospital leaders and patients from across Western North…
Wednesday, 26 October 2011 20:54

Walk for a good cause in Asheville Nov. 5

An HIV/AIDS Awareness Walk will be held Saturday, Nov. 5 at 11 a.m. in Asheville. Walkers will gather at The Grove House Complex at 11 Grove Street, and then move uptown to rally at Pack Square. County Commissioner David Gantt,…
Wednesday, 26 October 2011 20:53

Cherokee Youth Center will be built in Graham

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians will build a youth center facility on approximately 20 acres of national forest land near Robbinsville. The youth center, affiliated with the Boys and Girls Club of America, will offer a variety of programs…
Wednesday, 26 October 2011 20:53

Carolina Readiness Supply thanks customers

Carolina Readiness Supply will have a Customer Appreciation Day at their new location, 72 Montgomery Street in Waynesville, just below the Main Street Sun Trust Bank on Oct. 29 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.   There will be book…
Inspired by a Global Poverty Project presentation on campus, the president of Western Carolina University’s Student Government Association and the wife of Chancellor David O. Belcher will eat on just $1.50 per day for five days. To help raise awareness…
Wednesday, 26 October 2011 20:51

WCU chancellor cans athletics director

Western Carolina University Chancellor David O. Belcher this week fired C. Joseph “Chip” Smith, the director of intercollegiate athletics. Belcher announced that Fredrick Q. Cantler, WCU’s longtime senior associate athletic director for internal operations, has agreed to come out of…
Design work on a proposed gym and fine arts center will move forward at Smoky Mountain High School in Sylva, with commissioners this week giving the school board an unofficial thumbs up. Additionally, upgrading the men’s dressing room at Blue…
Wednesday, 26 October 2011 20:50

Sylva explores historic district designation

There’s a move afoot in Sylva to designate some of the downtown area as a national historic district. A study, expected to take about six months to complete, will help determine whether and which parts of town have enough historic…
Wednesday, 26 October 2011 20:49

HCC president to leave legacy of sustainability

When Rose Johnson took over at Haywood Community College five years ago, she was clearly a woman on a mission to transform both the campus and curriculum into a model of sustainability. It wasn’t always obvious at the time, but…
Wednesday, 26 October 2011 20:48

Cherokee Indian Hospital CEO to speak Nov. 2

Casey Cooper, chief executive officer for Cherokee Indian Hospital, will deliver Western Carolina University’s annual public lecture on Indian health at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2. Cooper will address the topic “The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians: Issues in Health”…
Wednesday, 26 October 2011 20:48

Foster care, adoption awareness event set

Homeward Bound, a foster care/adoption awareness event coordinated by the Haywood County Department of Social Services and Western North Carolina foster care agencies, will be held from 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 5, at Long’s Chapel United Methodist Church.…
Wednesday, 26 October 2011 20:47

Help a kid, give a coat

The final day to donate “Coats for Kids” through the Cullowhee United Methodist Church and Cullowhee Valley Elementary School is Monday, Oct. 31. Donations of good-condition used or new warm clothing, hats, gloves, shoes and coats can be dropped off…
Four years ago, candidates for office in Canton wanted new faces. Two years ago, their platforms were cooperation. And this year, business development and recreation are the common threads among candidates. “I think we also need to look at doing…
Wednesday, 26 October 2011 20:43

Too fancy or just right?

Waynesville has spent $7 million over the past four years building a new fire station, police station and town offices — projects that have come under fire by some challengers for the town board. Opponents point to the architecture — the…
Waynesville mayor: Pick one Mayor Gavin Brown, 64, attorney. Mayor for four years, town alderman for eight Every morning Mayor Gavin Brown dons his town of Waynesville pin on his suit lapel before heading out the door to his law…
Wednesday, 26 October 2011 20:26

Brass quintet to offer free concert Nov. 1

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The Smoky Mountain Brass Quintet will perform a free concert Tuesday, Nov. 1, in the recital hall of the Coulter…
Wednesday, 26 October 2011 20:26

Overlook Theatre to stage ‘Wizard’

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The Overlook Theatre Company will present the “Wizard of Oz” Nov. 3-6 at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing…
Wednesday, 26 October 2011 20:25

Cruise the Smokies Nov. 4-6

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The Cherokee Rodders are hosting the popular “Cruise the Smokies” Rod Run Nov. 4-6 at the Acquoni Expo Center (the…
Wednesday, 26 October 2011 20:23

Guitar and cello duo perform at Jackson, Macon libraries

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Two award-winning, classically trained artists — guitarist Brad Richter and cellist Viktor Uzur — will perform this weekend at the…
Wednesday, 26 October 2011 20:21

Low Tech to perform gamelan concert Nov. 3

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The Low Tech Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, in the Coulter Building recital hall on the…
Wednesday, 26 October 2011 20:20

WCU Percussion Ensemble to perform Nov. 2

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The Western Carolina University Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Mario Gaetano, will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday,…
Wednesday, 26 October 2011 20:19

Potters show their skills at Dillsboro Pottery Fest

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A talented lineup of potters is coming to Dillsboro for the seventh annual Western North Carolina Pottery Festival on Nov.…
Wednesday, 26 October 2011 20:16

Mixed Media workshop to be held at Leapin’ Frog

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A two-hour workshop in mixed media techniques will be taught at Leapin’ Frog Gallery on Friday, Nov. 4, by local…
Wednesday, 26 October 2011 20:15

Peggy Duncan presents ‘Fleeting Images’

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Artist and gallery owner Peggy Duncan has 31 of her paintings in pastel, acrylic, oil and mixed media on exhibit…
Wednesday, 26 October 2011 20:03

Frightober festivities

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Halloween officially falls on Monday, Oct. 31, but that means even more fun because celebrations are taking place throughout the…
Smoky Mountain Living magazine prominently features images from across the southern Appalachians in each edition. Photo essays adhere to the…
This winter Smoky Mountain Living is celebrating the home. Help share the joys of home by telling about your hometown in 300 words or less. Some questions to consider as you think about writing are: What was it like growing…
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 13:47

An early description of Haywood’s vegetation

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Roland M. Harper was born in Maine but spent practically his entire professional life in the South, where his work…
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 13:45

Opponents prep for Duke rate hike hearing

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Public comment will be taken on a proposed 17.4 percent rate hike by Duke Energy at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct.…
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 13:44

Adelgid researchers to meet in Haywood

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The Alliance for Saving Threatened Forests is hosting a one-day symposium, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., about host resistance…
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 13:44

Archaeology presentation at Hiwassee

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Learn from experts about the rich American Indian history of Cherokee and Clay counties at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct.…
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 13:43

Rooted in the Mountains symposium coming to WCU

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The second annual Rooted in the Mountains symposium at Western Carolina University will be held Thursday, Oct. 20, and Friday,…
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 13:42

Party lined up for farmers market

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A fall party will be held at Haywood’s Historic Farmers Market on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. There…
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 13:42

Need some farm equipment? Here’s your chance

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A farm equipment auction will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Haywood County Fairgrounds on…
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 13:41

Recycle that old bike for a good cause

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Bryson City Bicycles is in search of gently used bikes to be tuned and donated to kids in need. The…
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 13:40

HCC takes first at Woodsmen’s meet

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The Haywood Community College Timbersports Team finished in first place in the John G. Palmer Intercollegiate Woodsmen’s Meet and Forest…
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 13:39

See historic farmhouse and silo on guided hike

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A nature walk by The Land Trust for the Little Tennessee will be held Friday, Oct. 21, at Tessentee Bottomland…
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 13:37

Final lecture in Rickman Store series

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The Wilderness Society’s Brent Martin will lead the final presentation in the “Gardening for Wildlife” series of lectures at 7…
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 13:37

Take a hike in the Waynesville Watershed

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Come hike the 8,600-acre Waynesville Watershed property at the head of Allens Creek in Haywood County, which is normally off-limits…
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 13:36

Cooking with wild game at the Pisgah Center

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Learn how to cook wild game outdoors in a class from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Oct. 22 at…
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 13:36

Kids hike the Appalachian Trail as part of school work

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Earlier this month the fourth-grade classes from Cartoogechaye Elementary School hiked 4 miles on the Appalachian Trail from Wayah Crest…
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 13:33

WCU group completes fundraising relay run in record time

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Western Carolina University faculty and students from the athletic training program finished the fourth annual Mountain Jug Run for Research…
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 13:32

Homage to Mariah

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“Mariah blows the stars around And sends the clouds a’flyin’ Mariah makes the mountains sound Like folks were up there…
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 13:29

Close encounters of the bear kind

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The battle has been an epic one, but Wolfgang Restaurant in Highlands might have finally gotten the best of a…
Steve Hewitt of the Villages of Plott Creek in Haywood County already has a pretty good idea about the concept…
A bad year for acorns in the higher elevations, coupled with a poor berry crop region wide, has resulted in…