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Wednesday, 21 September 2011 14:47

Local races raise breast-cancer awareness, funds

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Road races by three area hospitals this month shine the spotlight directly on breast-cancer awareness. You don’t have to be…
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 14:46

Photo contest highlights state trail

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Want an excuse to get some great hiking in and take photographs? The Outdoor Provision Co. is recognizing Mountains to…
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 14:45

WNC outdoor school program garners conservation award

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Muddy Sneakers, an innovative program that brings the joy of learning outside to fifth-grade students, has been named the Conservation…
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 14:44

Experts introduce kids to trail-bike riding

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Bryson City Bicycles will take young riders on a free youth mountain-biking event on Saturday, Oct. 1, beginning at 9…
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 14:44

BicycleHaywoodNC helps out Haywood schools

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BicycleHaywoodNC has donated 15 bicycles and 15 helmets to Haywood County Schools this month to use in physical education classes.…
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 14:43

There’s still time

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Migration is at full tilt across the region right now. In the passerine (songbird) department thrushes, grosbeaks and tanagers are…
When droves of Haywood Community College wildlife and forestry students scrambled down the banks of Richland Creek last weekend with…
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 14:31

Frazier’s new novel a fast, good read

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In a tale set to the tune of Johnny Ace’s “Never Let Me Go” that’s told as if shown through…
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 14:31

Memoirist and poet visits City Lights

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Janisse Ray will read from two of her most recent books at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 28, at City…
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 14:29

Creedence Clearwater Revival comes to WNC

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The original members of Creedence Clearwater Revival will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27, at Harrah’s Cherokee Event…
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 14:28

Fall art classes to begin

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Inspired Art Ministry’s fall term begins the week of Sept. 27, offering classes for adults in drawing and painting, photography …
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 14:27

Catch the final of Haywood’s Got Talent

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Some of the areas most talented citizens will be featured in Haywood Arts Regional Theater’s first Haywood’s Got Talent event…
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 14:26

WCU brings Chinese orchestra, comedy to stage in September

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A traditional Chinese orchestra and famed sketch comedy troupe will both perform in September at Western Carolina University’s Fine and…
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 14:26

Bates tells cancer story

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Grace Church in the Mountains will present Barbara Bates Smith in “The C Word: Her Own Cancer Story,” at 3…
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 14:25

Mark summer’s end with free concert, picnic

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The Friends of Panthertown will host a picnic and concert from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22, on…
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 14:24

Grammy winner returns to Cataloochee Ranch

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Grammy-award winner Laurie Lewis will give an after-dinner performance on Sunday evening, Sept. 25, at Cataloochee Ranch. The cost of…
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 14:24

HART to hold auditions for ‘Ah Wilderness!’

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The Haywood Arts Regional Theatre will hold auditions for its production of Eugene O’Neil’s comedy “Ah Wilderness!” at 6:30 p.m.…
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 14:18

Sculpting demonstration

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Painter-sculptor M.L. Carpenter will present a demonstration in sculpture on Monday, Sept. 26, for the Art League of Highlands at…
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 14:17

Country Memories brings music to library

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The musicians of Country Memories will play at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27, in the Jackson County Public Library…
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 14:16

Art contest on what it means to be Native

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Contemporary Native American Life is the theme of an art competition sponsored by Western Carolina University, Southwestern Community College and…
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 14:14

Historic Haywood County photos exhibit at HART Gallery

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A series of historic Haywood County photographs will be on display at the Haywood Arts Regional Theatre (HART) gallery from…
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 14:10

Celebrate history at Mountain Heritage Day

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The traditional folk ways of the Southern Appalachian Mountains will take center stage as Western Carolina University presents the 37th…
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 13:51

CuRvE wants to build on WCU’s strengths

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The article about the Western Carolina University Strategic Planning Commission caught the attention of the Cullowhee Revitalization Endeavor (CuRvE), a…
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 13:51

Attacks on Tea Party inaccurate

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To the Editor: The gangland-style, fist pounding threat to “take out the sons of b_____s shouted by union leader Jimmy…
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 13:50

Do we really want leaders like this?

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To the Editor: At the Republican presidential debate on Sept. 12, the moderator posed a hypothetical question to Representative Ron…
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 13:49

Bothwell supports health care for all

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To the Editor: Last March, I realized everyone’s worst nightmare when a doctor diagnosed my 44-year-old husband, Ben, with a…
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 13:49

New Franklin Wal-Mart is a blight on landscape

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To the Editor: Last week I had the great misfortune of seeing first-hand the results of wanton destruction of acres…
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 13:48

Is our region a threat or an opportunity?

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To the Editor: It was exciting last week to read of Western Carolina University’s move to re-open its strategic planning…
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 13:48

Rep. Haire votes against same-sex ban

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To the Editor: Recently my office received more than 125 written requests from Haywood, Jackson and Swain counties requesting that…
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 13:46

WCU’s future important for entire region

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Once you hit the Haywood County line after heading west on Interstate 40 out of Asheville, Western Carolina University is…
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 13:45

Clip your way to savings

Interested in saving money? The Waynesville Parks and Recreation Department is offering a coupon class. Nicole Chouinard will teach the class, which will take place at the Old Armory Recreation Center at 44 Boundary St. in Waynesville. The classes will…
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 13:45

I-40 lane closure forces detour through Canton

Work on a the exit 33 bridge in Canton on Interstate 40 will cause night lane closures next week from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 26, to Wednesday, Sept. 28 for westbound lanes. To follow the alternate…
A public hearing to discuss the White Oak Landfill’s future In Haywood County was little more than a formality this week, with only one person standing up to question the plan. Haywood County has been in talks with Tennessee company…
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 13:43

Mountain BizWorks to close Sylva field office

You know economic times are tough when the business that helps other businesses thrive shuts its doors, too. The Mountain BizWorks office in Sylva, which serves would-be entrepreneurs and other small business owners in the state’s seven westernmost counties, will…
Organizers of the World Freestyle Kayaking Championship in 2013 have a short-term fix for getting telecommunication capabilities into the Nantahala Gorge, but have yet to find a long-term solution for business owners and residents there. BalsamWest FiberNet, a company jointly…
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 13:40

Bark In the Park to be held in Cullowhee

The annual Bark in the Park will be held Sunday, Oct. 2, from 1-5 p.m. at the Jackson County Recreation Complex in Cullowhee. Western Carolina Dog Fanciers Association and the Jackson County Parks and Recreation Department are sponsoring this event…
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 13:39

Help women in need by riding your bike

A motorcycle ride and concert to help benefit Haywood Regional Medical Center Foundation and the Power of Pink is set for Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Festival Grounds in Maggie Valley. The ride will depart from the Festival Grounds at…
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 13:39

Protect your pets against rabies

If you have pets that need a rabies vaccination, mark your calendars for the week of Sept. 26-30. This has been a busy year for rabies in Haywood County. In June and July, four cases of rabies were reported in…
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 13:38

Republican women hold inaugural meeting

A new tri-county Republican’s women’s organization will hold its first meeting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Iron Skillet Restaurant in Bryson City. Brunch will be at 10 a.m., and the meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m.…
For the second time this year, a Maggie Valley alderman is resigning from his seat, leaving it up to the rest of the board to pick a replacement. But in what appears to be an about-face from the process used…
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 13:36

The greatest show in town?

Watching the sausage being made at local government meetings isn’t most people’s idea of high entertainment … or low entertainment, or entertainment of any kind of all, for that matter. Outside of the occasional spat between elected board members or,…
Getting a kidney dialysis center in Franklin grew more likely last week after a state committee agreed Macon County had demonstrated a tangible need for such a facility. With a county population older than that of many surrounding communities, an…
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 13:35

Focusing on dementia

Developing empathy and understanding what it’s like for someone to have Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia prompted “the virtual dementia tour.” The tour is for family caregivers and others interested; the multi-sensory experience is free of charge, available…
A $250,000 gift from Mission Health System will provide financial assistance to students from Western North Carolina who want to study in health-related programs at Western Carolina University. Mission Health System will provide $50,000 annually over the next five years…
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 13:34

Raise Your Hand against AIDS at fundraiser

Raise Your Hand 2011, a fundraiser for the Western North Carolina Aids Project, will begin at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Doubletree Hotel in Biltmore. From 6 to 8 p.m., a silent and live auction will be…
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 13:33

Public asked to weigh in on road projects

Care about what new roads should be built or which existing ones should be widened or redesigned? Or perhaps the bigger question when it comes to some of the region’s controversial roads, which ones should be nixed? Here’s your chance…
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 13:31

Magistrate cuts cause consternation for cops

A state plan to eliminate a part-time magistrate in Highlands is being roundly condemned — and resisted — by Macon County law enforcement leaders and government officials. Slashing the positions in the name of savings has been likened to a…
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 13:27

Same-sex marriage heads to the ballot

Next spring, voters in North Carolina will voice their opinions on gay marriage when a constitutional amendment banning the practice will appear on the spring primary ballot. The question isn’t whether gay marriage should be allowed; it’s already outlawed in…
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 13:22

It should not be so in America

Editor’s note: North Carolina legislators have voted to place a proposed constitutional amendment banning same sex marriage on the ballot in the May 2012 primary (see related story). The Smoky Mountain News asked Marilyn Jody, a professor emeritus at Western…
Help wanted signs aren’t too common these days. But there’s an anomaly here in the far end of the state,…