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Wednesday, 01 June 2011 18:56

Will WCU ever see Kimmel pledge fulfilled?

Six years ago, amid great fanfare, Joe Kimmel pledged $6.9-million dollars to Western Carolina University. Based on that pledge, with payments expected to come in over an eight-year period, WCU went forward with a new school: the Joe W. Kimmel…
Above national average. Above state average. Highest regional composite ranking. These are a few of the phrases that stand out in a recent letter from Haywood County Schools Superintendent Anne Garrett and Assistant Superintendent Bill Nolte. The missive is not…
A local Dillsboro inn had four recipes featured in the Southern Living cookbook, Off the Eaten Path: Favorite Southern Dives…
Wednesday, 01 June 2011 18:48

Celebrate Appalachian History in Waynesville

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An Appalachian Lifestyle Celebration will come to downtown Waynesville from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June, 11. The…
Wednesday, 01 June 2011 18:47

Bach Choral brings Irish music to the mountains

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The Bach Chorale Children’s Choir of Lafayette, Ind., will perform a program called “Ireland Ascending” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday,…
Wednesday, 01 June 2011 18:45

Summer music series begins with Dusk and Sky

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A summer music series will kick off at 7 p.m. on June 9 with musician Dusk Weaver at the Marianna…
Wednesday, 01 June 2011 18:45

Disney classic comes to life on stage

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Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is coming to Haywood Community College at 7 p.m. on June 10, and 2:30 p.m.…
Wednesday, 01 June 2011 18:44

Broadway thriller comes to Haywood

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“Deathtrap,” a murder-mystery by Ira Levin, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. on June 3, 4 and 9 through 11,…
Wednesday, 01 June 2011 18:42

Mountain music on Franklin town square

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Balladeers Anne and Rob Lough will present a concert of traditional music at 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 5, on…
Wednesday, 01 June 2011 18:42

WCU series offers foray into glassblowing

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A series of introductory glassblowing classes will begin in June at the Jackson County Green Energy Park. Students may choose…
Wednesday, 01 June 2011 18:41

Learn to spin, throw and pull with pottery classes

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Adult pottery courses will be offered this summer by Southwestern Community College’s Heritage Arts Institute at the SCC Swain Center.…
Wednesday, 01 June 2011 18:40

Women awaken their consciousness

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A Women’s Circle focusing on the divine feminine within will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 2, at The…
Wednesday, 01 June 2011 18:39

Discover the art in nature with workshops

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Art workshops that provide encounters with nature will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 5, with…
Wednesday, 01 June 2011 18:38

Good Old Time Camp to be offered

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The Good Old Time camp, a summer day camp for children, will be held 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., June…
Wednesday, 01 June 2011 18:37

Quilt festival celebrates history and heritage

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The 6th annual Patchwork Folk and Fabric Festival is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 4,…
Wednesday, 01 June 2011 18:37

Waynesville’s Art After Dark is June 3

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The Waynesville Gallery Association will present Art After Dark  from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, June 3. Art After…
Wednesday, 01 June 2011 18:33

The secret of silk

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For 3,000 years, the source of silk — shimmering, luxurious and terribly expensive — was a closely guarded secret. Silk…
Serpents are among the world’s most storied creatures. We are at once attracted to and repelled by them. Many view…
Thursday, 26 May 2011 04:52

Get kids involved in free fishing fun

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Kids can fish for free and register to win prizes, including two lifetime licenses, at a variety of fishing events…
Thursday, 26 May 2011 04:51

Kids get first crack at delayed trout waters

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The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will open approximately 63.5 miles of trout streams and one lake classified as delayed-harvest trout…
A Salamander Soiree is set for June 2 at 6 p.m. as the kickoff to “Think About Thursdays,” a summer…
Thursday, 26 May 2011 04:50

Smokies conducts search for missing man

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Rangers at Great Smoky Mountains National Park are continuing to search for a Cary man who was reported missing April…
Thursday, 26 May 2011 04:49

Author to speak at Pisgah Center

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On June 4, from 10 a.m. until noon at the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education, Tim Spira will give a…
Thursday, 26 May 2011 04:48

Donation box theft ends in conviction

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Another Swain County man, Gregory Cline, 35, was convicted of one count of tampering in federal court for breaking into…
Thursday, 26 May 2011 04:47

Ginsing poachers in national park fined and jailed

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Two Swain County men were convicted and sentenced in federal court last month in Bryson City for stealing ginseng from…
Thursday, 26 May 2011 04:46

Reward offered for capture of elk killer

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One of the original elk brought to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park 10 years ago as part of a…
A bald eagle was shot and killed at the Maggie Festival Grounds, a large open field off the main drag…
Thursday, 26 May 2011 04:44

Shop and hike for National Land Trust Day

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Mast General Store in Waynesville will donate a portion of its sales on Saturday June 4 to the to Southern…
Thursday, 26 May 2011 04:43

Rain barrels all the rage for eco-conscious yards

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Rain barrels, which hook into your gutters to catch rain coming off your roof, are being sold for $75 in…
Thursday, 26 May 2011 04:42

Take guided tour in Waynesville’s watershed

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A Waynesville watershed hike is scheduled for Saturday, June 11, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Naturalist Don Hendershot and…
Thursday, 26 May 2011 04:41

Pretty in pink

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I have had the opportunity to make several trips along the Blue Ridge Parkway, in the vicinity of Devils Courthouse…
“The good ones always get wet.”   That, says Ben McFall, is how he tells a decent fly fisherman from…
Thursday, 26 May 2011 04:38

Learn local plants with botanist and author

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Botanist Tim Spira will present a program based on his new book, Wildflowers and Plant Communities of the Southern Applachian…
Thursday, 26 May 2011 04:35

C.S. Lewis’ love story and its lessons

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Nearly 50 years have passed the death of C.S. Lewis — he died of illness in 1963 on the same…
Thursday, 26 May 2011 04:34

Gourd artists celebrate 9th year in Cherokee

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The Cherokee Gourd Artists Gathering, themed “Gourds in the Wind,” will take place from Friday, June 3, to Sunday, June…
Thursday, 26 May 2011 04:33

Raising money with mahjong

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A Mahjong Party will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 7, at the home of sponsor Kay Isserman…
Thursday, 26 May 2011 04:32

Local talent shines in Franklin

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Who’s Got Talent?, a local talent competition featuring singers, dancers and variety acts, will be held at 7:30 p.m. on…
Thursday, 26 May 2011 04:31

Dip into experimental art this summer

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Local artist Silvia Cabrera Williams will teach an experimental watermedia workshop from 2 to 4 p.m. each Thursday in June…
Thursday, 26 May 2011 04:30

90s icon and Southern rock to grace WCU lawns

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Katharine Whalen and Chimney Choir will perform on Thursday, June 2, and The Back Pages will perform on Thursday, June…
Thursday, 26 May 2011 04:29

Quilt raffle to benefit those in need

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One hundred quilts made by the Shady Ladies quilting group will be on display at their annual Quilt Show from…
Thursday, 26 May 2011 04:28

McEntire makes stop in Cherokee

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Country music, film and TV star Reba McEntire will perform from 7:30 p.m. to midnight on Sunday, May 29, at…
Thursday, 26 May 2011 04:27

Accordion master brings skills to Maggie

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Accordion virtuoso Tony Lovello will perform at the Smoky Mountain Accordion Jam at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 4, at…
Thursday, 26 May 2011 04:26

Summer art classes starting in Cherokee

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Oconaluftee Institute for Cultural Arts in Cherokee is offering the chance to learn mixed media drawing and realist oil painting…
Thursday, 26 May 2011 04:25

Get a taste of folk and fabric

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Tatting, caning, quilting and spinning demonstrations will highlight the 6th annual Patchwork Folk and Fabric Festival scheduled for 9 a.m.…
Most people snip flowers, drop them into a jam jar with some water, call it an arrangement and place them…
Wednesday, 25 May 2011 22:44

The rise and the fall of outdoor recreation

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Maybe it’s the fear of snakes, mountain lions, or Bigfoot. Or the perceived boredom of time spent unplugged. Perhaps it’s…
Wednesday, 25 May 2011 22:43

A thank you to our elected officials

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To the Editor: I’d like to thank the state House of Representatives for putting rich white kids first in North…
Wednesday, 25 May 2011 22:42

As engaged citizens, we must vote priorities

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To the Editor: Do you think more of your car than you do of your children? If something is wrong…
Wednesday, 25 May 2011 22:41

Transportation plan won’t help economy

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To The Editor: I attended the recent public hearing on the Comprehensive Transportation Plan and came away confused.  First, according…
Wednesday, 25 May 2011 22:40

Bryan Garden is a true treasure for the region

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To the Editor: I’d like to thank Quintin Ellison and The Smoky Mountain News for Ms. Ellison’s excellent article about…