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Wednesday, 07 October 2015 15:50

Local food showcase in Canton

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A Little Taste of Local will offer samples from locally owned restaurants and markets on Oct. 13 at Champion Credit…
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 15:49

‘Beards for Boobs’ in Cherokee

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A regional breast cancer charity truck show, “Beards for Boobs,” will be held from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct.…
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 15:49

‘Believe The Impossible’ this Halloween at Harrah’s

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The Masters of Illusion “Believe The Impossible” professional magic Halloween showcase will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17,…
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 15:48

Highlands presents senior comedy

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The production of “Over the River and Through the Woods” will hit the stage at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22-24 and…
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 15:47

Gemboree in Franklin

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The 26th Annual Leaf Lookers Gemboree will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 16-17 and 11 a.m.…
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 15:45

Church Street Art & Craft Show returns

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The 32nd annual Church Street Art & Craft Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct.…
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 15:43

This must be the place

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He sat two seats up from me. In seventh grade advanced algebra class, Tom Pearo was your typical late-1990s kid. A…
It was another banner year for Western North Carolina bluegrass acts at the International Bluegrass Music Association awards in Raleigh…
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 15:26

America’s ‘culture of me’ has got to change

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If we are ever going to have any hope of stemming the bloody tide of mass shootings — which happens…
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 15:26

Help children stay warm with clothing donation

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To the Editor: October is the last month for donations to the 2015 Coats for Kids of Jackson County Coat…
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 15:25

Don’t buy the corporate charm offensive

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To the Editor: This week we’ve heard from the BB&T Distinguished Professor of Capitalism at Western Carolina University, hyping the…
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 15:15

New hospital building to open in Cherokee

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The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians will celebrate the completion of the new $80 million, 150,000-square-foot Cherokee Indian Hospital building…
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 15:12

Recycling business starts up in Haywood

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A new company that sorts and resells recyclable materials announced its plans this week to locate in Haywood County, adding…
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 15:10

Agencies join forces to address elk concerns

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Elk and humans are still trying to figure out how to cohabitate in Western North Carolina since the herd was…
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 15:08

Lawsuit filed against former tribal leadership

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The day after Cherokee’s new chief and vice chief took their oaths of office, a lawsuit naming nearly all the…
Candidates for the Waynesville town board faced off in a forum last week before a packed crowd in the Haywood County historic courtroom.
Haywood County Commission Chairman Mark Swanger publicly announced this week that he plans to retire from elected office next year…
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 15:00

Jackson passes climate change resolution

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The Jackson County Commissioners unanimously passed a resolution last week that’s likely the first of its kind for the far…
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 14:58

Franklin makes way for indoor gun range

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Franklin residents may soon have a closer and safer place to practice their shooting skills now that indoor gun ranges…
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 14:15

Women in Business 2015

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Women climbing the corporate ladder or owning their own businesses is nothing new, and in fact North Carolina is among…
Weather Hazard: An Upper Low moving across our WNC Mountains, coupled with Hurricane Joaquin will produce heavy rain and wind gusts in Haywood County.  From now through Monday morning communities south of Maggie Valley, Waynesville, Clyde and Canton can expect about…
Haywood County convened an emergency joint conference Friday to ensure response readiness in the event of flooding or mudslides triggered by the heavy rain expected over the next three days. SEE ALSO: Public advised to take precautions, be alert
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 16:28

Put a halt on whirling disease

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With whirling disease confirmed in North Carolina, the Tuckaseigee River Chapter of Trout Unlimited is planning an informational session on…
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 16:27

Loan program for agriculture storage

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A program aimed at making it easier for farmers to upgrade their storage facilities — from barns to cold-storage to…
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 16:12

Mapping fall color

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A new map from Appalachian State University’s Michael Denslow gives a visual prediction of fall color’s schedule in the mountains,…
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 16:09

Horny hickory devil

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OK, OK, you can bring the kids back into the room, we’re not talking that kinda horny here. The hickory…
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 16:07

Zombie apocalypse comes to WCU

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The fastest runners at the Zombie 5K Race Chase Saturday, Oct. 31, will have survival of the zombie apocalypse to…
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 16:06

Pro paddlers headed for NOC

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Elite slalom paddlers from across the U.S. will converge at Nantahala Outdoor Center this month for the 2015 USA Canoe…
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 16:05

Smokies area closed to protect bats

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The Whiteoak Sink area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is closed through March 31 to protect the bats…
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 16:04

$50K awarded to help save hemlocks

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The Hemlock Restoration Initiative is hoping that the $50,000 worth of grants it recently awarded will help restore North Carolina’s…
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 16:03

Trout waters catch-and-release only until summer

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Seasonal restrictions on trout harvesting will go into effect in the western counties on Thursday, Oct. 1, meaning that anglers…
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 16:02

Emerald ash borer quarantine now statewide

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Emerald ash borers have been found in more North Carolina counties, prompting Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler to place the entire…
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 16:01

Bryson gears up to celebrate fly fishing

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A festival celebrating all things fly fishing will liven up Bryson City Saturday, Oct. 10, just as the mountains come…
There’s excitement in the air as the class, its members scattered across the Pigeon River under cloudy skies in Canton,…
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 15:42

Fabulous novel is rife with words of wisdom

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In The Little Paris Bookshop (Crown Publishers, 2015, 400 pages), novelist Nina George, who lives in both Germany and France,…
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 15:31

WNC recipients of Folklore awards

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Numerous Western North Carolina residents and organizations received awards by the North Carolina Folklore Society, which will be celebrated at…
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 15:30

Quilt show celebrates 25 years

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The High Country Quilters 25th annual show “High Country Lilies” will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct.…
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 15:29

Fairchild gets elected into Bluegrass Hall of Fame

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Acclaimed banjoist Raymond Fairchild was recently elected into Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass Hall of Fame in Bean Blossom, Indiana.
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 15:20

This must be the place

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So, you’re Canadian? Not quite, y’all. During my three years living here in Western North Carolina, I’ve lost count of…
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 15:17

The Tale of Two Bands

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Variety is the spice of life. Within the realm of music, those spices can range from the hot heat of New…
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 15:08

Let’s avert another shutdown

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To the Editor: If Congress fails to reach a federal budget resolution by midnight, September 30, the Great Smoky Mountains…
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 15:08

GOP has too many contradictory views

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To the Editor: I am not much of a religious scholar, but I did have 16 years of excellent Catholic education.…
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 15:07

Telling Washington just what we will do

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To the Editor: Tried to take a nap but couldn’t get my mind off of some of the enormous problems…
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 15:07

Skip the theatrics and let’s debate issues

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To the Editor: Recent letters have presented opposing views on the future funding for Planned Parenthood. Some are based on…
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 15:03

Legislature pushes state into a freefall to the right

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Just a few more dollars, that’s all. When you get your car fixed or a new dishwasher installed, now you’ll…
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 14:49

SCC’s annual Health Fair is Oct. 1

Representatives of more than 40 different vendors from throughout the area – as well as all 15 of SCC’s Health Sciences programs – will be in the Burrell Building on Southwestern Community College’s Jackson Campus from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on…
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 14:49

Good Samaritan receives $80,000 grant

The Good Samaritan Clinic of Jackson County is the recipient of an $80,000 grant from the Sisters of Mercy of North Carolina Foundation that will help fund the clinic’s Nurse Case Management Program over the next two years.   This…
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 14:45

Shining Rock adjusting to growing pains

Operating a new charter school can be a learn-as-you-go process, and the Shining Rock Classical Academy board of directors is already adjusting to the expected growing pains as it moves into its second month of classes.
A public walking tour of Green Hill Cemetery in Waynesville with living history talks will be held at 4 p.m. Oct. 10. The walking tour will feature re-enactments of famous or storied people buried in the cemetery with graveside tales…
Historians in Waynesville are building a case to get Green Hill Cemetery listed on the National Register of Historic Places.