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Wednesday, 07 September 2011 12:53

WCU to host annual Red Zone campaign

Western Carolina University’s Division of Student Affairs will coordinate WCU’s annual Red Zone campaign during the fall semester. The Red Zone refers to the period of time early in students’ first or second years at college during which they are…
Western Carolina University Chancellor David O. Belcher has appointed a 36-member committee that will help guide the university’s direction over the next decade. The group includes representatives from the university community and from the broader external community. “Because they are…
Comments by Jackson County Sheriff Jimmy Ashe about a rape victim published in the weekly Cashiers newspaper two weeks ago have sparked protests from local and state groups that combat sexual violence, as well as individuals from the Cashiers community.…
Principal Chief Michell Hicks won Thursday’s election in Cherokee, becoming only the second chief ever to be elected to a third term. All incumbents in Cherokee managed to hang on to their seats in the election, signaling that voters believe…
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 13:26

Screech owls don’t really screech

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The Eastern Screech Owl has the broadest ecological niche of any owl in its range. It occurs east of the…
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 13:25

Youth dove hunt to be held in Haywood

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About 20 young hunters, accompanied by licensed-to-hunt adults, will take part in a dove hunt Saturday, Sept. 3, at the…
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 13:25

Learn about Monarchs on the Parkway

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Monarch butterflies are back. The first of the monarch butterflies have been spotted recently on the Blue Ridge Parkway, a…
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 13:24

Swain kid launch outdoor adventure club

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Swain’s newest 4-H Club, the Outdoor Adventurers, waded into a mountain stream recently looking for salamanders, damselflies and other critters…
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 13:20

Moonlight Race makes a comeback

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The Maggie Valley Moonlight Race this past weekend had 430 runners take to the street, a respectable comeback after a…
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 13:19

Cataloochee Ranch commemorates the chestnut tree

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Come celebrate the return of the great American chestnut tree Saturday, Sept. 10, at Cataloochee Ranch outside Maggie Valley. This…
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 13:18

HCC student turns business plan into business reality

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Dustin Cornelison of Haywood County has turned his belief in living a sustainable and frugal lifestyle into an actual business.…
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 13:17

New heirloom corn strain discovered

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It’s not everyday that someone gets credit for contributing a previously unidentified variety of seed to the national seed bank,…
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 13:16

Friends of the Smokies telethon tops $200,000

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Friends of Great Smoky Mountains National Park raised $201,209 through its 17th annual “Friends Across the Mountains” telethon — topping…
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 13:16

Save seed with Frankebelle and the greasy-bean team

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Macon County’s Frankebelle Scruggs and a local “greasy-bean team” from the Cowee community will show folks how best to collect…
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 13:16

Save seed with Frankebelle and the greasy-bean team

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Macon County’s Frankebelle Scruggs and a local “greasy-bean team” from the Cowee community will show folks how best to collect…
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 13:15

Twenty promising crops to “farm” in the forest

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Learn about turning your woodlot into a farm through a Mountain BizWorks workshop on Forest-Farming Practices from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept.…
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 13:05

Feathered hurricane hunter

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On Aug. 24 Chinquapin soared into the dangerous northeast quadrant of then category 3 Hurricane Irene. The Lockheed Martin C-130…
A maze of pores and rock fractures in the Appalachian Mountains make it one of the most complex hydrological systems…
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 13:02

Local author published “breathtaking” tabletop designs

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Kathryn Greeley of Waynesville has published The Collected Tabletop, a book showcasing ways to create “easy, fun, and breathtaking tabletop…
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 13:02

Girl in Hyacinth Blue to be discussed at the book group

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Book Ends, the book discussion group at the Jackson County Public Library, will gather for the first time in the…
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 12:59

Seek truth, good and beauty

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According to recent polls, Americans are angry. They are angry about the economy, about the role of government in their…
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 12:45

That awful smell, yeah, that’s me. Seriously.

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There is nothing that smells quite as bad as a male goat in rut. During the mating season, excited billy…
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 12:43

Beware of cardboard coyotes

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I consider it a good thing when you meet someone new from a very different background that provides a chance…
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 12:43

Eichenbaum’s flip-flops can’t be ignored

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To the Editor: In response to Dr. Dan Eichenbaum’s announcement that he is running for Congress again in the 11th…
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 12:42

Democratic Party opposes rate increase

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To the Editor: At the July meeting of the Jackson County Democratic Party Executive Committee, the executive committee voted to…
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 12:41

Insurance mandate is not unconstitutional

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To the editor: If mandatory health insurance is unconstitutional, as the Republicans hope the Supreme Court will rule, what about…
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 12:40

State GOP leaders following a script

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To the Editor: I found it curious that the slew of bills rushed through the first session of our new…
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 12:39

The wheels of justice got stuck in the mud

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I’ve loved rock and roll music all of my life. When I was a teenager, I listened to Fleetwood Mac…
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 20:59

Crafters converging on Maggie Valley

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Maggie Valley will host a craft show this Labor Day weekend from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 3…
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 20:58

Fontana to ring in Labor Day lakeside

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A LakeAlooza Party is being held from 12 to 5 p.m. on Sept. 3 at Fontana Village Resort. There are…
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 20:57

Liars Bench returns to WCU

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The Liars Bench, a Southern Appalachian variety show, will start at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 1, at Western Carolina…
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 20:57

Animal shelter to hold wine tasting

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The P.A.W.S. Wine Tasting and Silent Auction, the largest fundraiser for the non-profit, no-kill animal shelter, will start at 7…
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 20:56

Music at the Mill heralds historic restoration

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Music at the Mill is coming to the Francis Grist Mill in Waynesville from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on…
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 20:56

Oldies concert on Franklin town square

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Rock the Square, a Labor Day weekend concert and street dance, will he held at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept.…
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 20:54

Gospel legends on stage in Franklin

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A weekend of gospel music will kick off at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 3, and continue through Sept. 4…
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 20:54

9/11 exhibit to visit Sylva

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A 9/11 Memorial Exhibit containing replica banners sent by school children to the volunteers, police, firefighters and EMS at Ground…
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 20:53

Learn to photograph your art

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Tim and Beth Thrift will give a presentation on Photographing Your Artwork at 6:15 p.m. on Sept. 8, for the…
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 20:52

Celebrate Labor Day with art and craft in Cashiers

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The Cashiers Arts and Crafts Show will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 3 and 4 at…
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 20:52

Discounted Penland classes for locals

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Penland School of Crafts has open spaces in several of its eight-week fall classes available at half tuition to Western…
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 20:51

Haywood’s Got Talent to showcase regional performers

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The Haywood Arts Regional Theater will give area talent a chance to strut their stuff and win prize money in…
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 20:50

Plein air painters visit the mountains

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Area outdoor painters will bring their paint boxes and easels to Macon County for Paint the Macon Mountains on Sept. 10…
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 20:49

Dance into Labor Day with block party

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Waynesville’s Labor Day Block Party will run from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 3, in downtown. Main Street…
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 20:47

Browse galleries and studios with Art After Dark

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The Waynesville Gallery Association will present Art After Dark from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 2, in downtown…
Four decades of tradition have built the foundation for the Smoky Mountain Folk Festival, which will launch into its 41st…
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 20:40

So this comedian walks into a bar in Sylva ...

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Terrifying, exciting and kind-of liberating. That’s how Tom Scheve describes the inaugural experience of telling jokes on stage. And usually,…
The Haywood County Chamber of Commerce exceed goals set for its 2011 “Goin’ Coastal” Membership and Sponsorship Campaign. The campaign teams recruited 68 new members and approximately $61,000 in sponsorship dollars. The original goal was 50 members and $50,000. During…
Drake Enterprises CEO Phil Drake, who owns a family of 18 businesses based in Macon County, will give a free seminar called “Guiding Business Expansion: There Is More Than One Way“ from 9:15 to 11:15 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, in…
A new urgent care center in Sylva is proving a welcome addition to the community. Before MedWest Health System opened the urgent care center in early August, Jackson County residents seeking immediate medical care but that doesn’t rise to the…
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 20:35

Dog owners lobby for pooch park

Hampered by a leash law that keeps their canine friends at heel, an ad hoc group of Sylva residents hope to find a place — a puppy park — where dogs can just be dogs, enjoying various doggie things. In…
Electric car owners rejoice. Haywood County may soon be home to two electric car charging stations for the sustainably inclined. The idea is still in its infancy, but the town of Waynesville hopes to house two of 25 charging stations…