Logan Murrell will be performing from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. June 22 and 29 at the Wildwood Grill at…
“Broadway and More” with Glory Crampton will be at 8 p.m. June 23 at the Highlands Performing Arts Center. Crampton…
A Steampunk Jewelry & Creations Workshop will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. June 28 at the Macon County…
A “Cooking With Soy” class will be offered at 1 p.m. June 25 in the Conference Room of the Community…
The Waynesville library will unveil the traveling exhibit “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War” at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday,…
Franklin and Dillsboro Ubuntu Choirs will perform a concert of music from around the world and here at home at…
The Grace Noon Concerts season finale will feature flutists Sarah Cifani and Kathy Alley at noon on Thursday, July 21,…
Novelist Vicki Lane will hold a book talk with a question and answer session at 7 p.m. June 26 at…
The Overlook Theatre Company will present “Peter Pan: The High-Flying Musical Adventure” at 7:30 p.m. June 21-23 and at 2:30…
The Galaxy of Stars Series at Western Carolina University will open its eighth season this fall with a lineup featuring…
Storyteller and singer Michael Reno Harrell will perform an afternoon full of Smoky Mountain stories at 4 p.m. June 30…
A showing of Japanese glass artist Tadashi Torii’s works will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. June 21 at…
The historic Rickman Store in Macon County will once again become a stage for one of the most accomplished monologues…
  Jeff Marley is creating signs for Cherokee and the surrounding area proclaiming in Cherokee and in English, “We are…
  With strong personal, familial and spiritual traditions and a healthy dose of competition, the 37th annual Cherokee Powwow will…
I’d never read a horror-fiction genre book in my life. That is, until I found myself at an author’s event…
Four of the contributing writers to the book 27 Views of Asheville will read their selections at 3 p.m. June…
Holistic healer Andrea Ford will discuss the wisdom of the Enneagram at 2 p.m. June 16 at the City Lights…
Poets Shannon Tharp and Whit Griffin will be reading their recently published works at 7 p.m. June 15 at the…
By Shannan Mashburn • SMN Intern Gardeners, wannabe-gardeners and those who simply appreciate a fine garden can catch a behind-the-scenes…
Mountain bogs are some of the rarest and most imperiled natural habitat in the country. They are generally small and…
The first early registration discount for the third annual Blue Ridge Breakaway biking event in Haywood County has passed, but…
North Carolina State University’s Forest & Environmental Outreach Program is co-sponsoring a series of four workshops for private forest landowners…
The Braveheart 5K footrace and one-mile kids’ fun run will streak into downtown Franklin on Saturday, June 16. The race…
MedWest is sponsoring a triathlon at 8 a.m. July 7 at the MedWest Health & Fitness Center in Clyde. The…
  The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission now has an online map and the GPS coordinates for nearly 550 fish attractor…
The Cradle of Forestry in America will host its annual Firefly Twilight Tour from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. June 16…
The first moment of summer will occur at 7:09 p.m. June 20, say astronomers with the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute…
Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials confirmed that the invasive emerald ash borer beetles — which can kill ash trees…
This week the Community Garden will begin its Fresh Produce Initiative by taking weekly donations from vendors and customers at…
National Park staff and volunteers will pay tribute to rural women of the past from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.…
The Blue Ridge Parkway is hosting a hike titled “Down to the Graveyard” at 10 a.m. June 15 on the…
A couple of weeks ago I wrote about scarlet tanagers, a showy rather common species I assumed most were familiar…
To the Editor: Ask yourself, for just one day, can I match the passion and dedication of Alzheimer’s caregivers and…
I found Booger at the Coffee Shop some 15 years ago – a tiny kitten with only one eye open,…
You never know what subject in a column will incite readers and friends to open up and express their feelings.…
The Jackson County Board of Commissioners narrowly passed a resolution that would allow county governments more flexibility in how its human services departments are organized. Should Senate Bill 433 pass the General Assembly, county boards will have more leeway in…
Sam Miller, Western Carolina University vice chancellor for student affairs, has received the John L. Sanders Student Advocate Award, the highest honor bestowed by the University of North Carolina Association of Student Governments. The award is given annually in recognition…
“Collecting for the Community,” a new exhibit at Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center, opened June 7 and will be available for public viewing in the museum’s gallery B through Aug. 17. During the years, the Mountain Heritage Center’s collections…
Summer camp. It’s how generations of NOC paddlers got their first taste of whitewater, a fateful moment that ultimately grew into a lifelong love affair with the Nantahala. “So many people learned to paddle at summer camp,” said Wayne Dickert,…
Of the many challenges faced by the Nantahala Outdoor Center during the past decade, one of the most troubling — and the most difficult to fix — has been a national decline in paddling. NOC’s steady and robust growth since…
The Nantahala Outdoor Center rose rapidly from a scrappy operation spawned by idealistic river rats in the 1970s to one of the largest and most renowned outfitters in the country. Now in its 40th year, NOC has struggled during the…
In contrast to its peaceful and stunning high-mountain setting, Maggie Valley’s Cataloochee Ranch has been at the forefront of a battle — a battle to restore the American chestnut, the iconic Appalachian tree devastated by blight in the mid-20th century.…
The Haywood County Amateur Radio Club will construct an emergency station in the parking lot of the Employees’ Credit Union facility on Paragon Parkway June 23-24 to celebrate “Amateur Radio Week” with other ham radio operators across the U.S. The…
After a month of controversy surrounding the granting of alcohol permits, Sylva and Jackson County leaders have made it their goal to work amicably together and compromise when discussing how the county will handle its ABC operations in the future.…
Franklin Mayor Joe Collins sent a letter to the chief of the Eastern Band of Cherokee last week, personally apologizing for the use of pesticides on an ancient Indian mound. “I personally apologize for the desecration caused to the mound,”…
By Paul Clark • Contributor • Norris Bunch called his dog Maxo to attention. Maxo, alert and ready, waited for his release. Barbara Holt, a judge for the U.S. Police Canine Association, gave the go-ahead, and Bunch, a K9 handler…
The Jackson County Sheriff has denied allegations that his department setup traffic checkpoints to racially profile Latinos and find possible illegal immigrants. The American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina Legal Foundation announced June 4 that it will investigate traffic…
The Sylva town board has trimmed the green energy features from its new police department project and boosted the proposed cost to more than $1 million. The town originally budgeted $786,500 for the construction. The lowest bid, however, came in…
Canton may end up defending its use of the property known as Camp Hope in court this August. John and Deborah Prelaz have filed a lawsuit against the town asking that Canton’s claim to the 38.15-acre property be deemed null…
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