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Wednesday, 04 October 2006 00:00

Simple living

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By Kathleen Lamont Buying local produce enables you to: • Eat fresher, better tasting, and healthier foods.
Wednesday, 31 July 2013 14:31

Another eventful day in Bryson City

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The whistle of the excursion train on the far side of the river shrieked three times. From where I sat…
Wednesday, 31 July 2013 14:27

Wooden bats only in Waynesville softball league

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The Waynesville Parks and Recreation Department will offer an old school, “wooden bat” softball league this summer. The organizational meeting…
Wednesday, 31 July 2013 14:27

Sylva man given state conservation award

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A retired Western Carolina University professor and Jackson County environmentalist has been given top honors for his work in education…
Wednesday, 31 July 2013 14:26

Students and teachers make the Smokies their classroom

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This summer was no waste for teachers and students who enrolled in a Great Smoky Mountains Park program that put…
Wednesday, 31 July 2013 14:24

Conservationist recognized for Dillsboro Dam work

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials have honored a Duke Energy scientist for his work in helping to restore aquatic…
Wednesday, 31 July 2013 14:23

Folkmoot center gardens get TLC

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Main Street Waynesville wasn’t the only place to get a spit and polish before visitors and performers from around the…
Wednesday, 31 July 2013 14:22

Take a journey into space and back in time

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The Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute will host a program about the role of the astronomical site in the Pisgah National…
Wednesday, 31 July 2013 14:20

Taking the smart out of growth

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North Carolina House Bill 94 (Amend Environmental Laws) has passed the House and Senate and awaits the governor’s signature. HB…
No, it’s not Aquaman’s preferred mode of commuting; nor the latest urban workout trend or new-fangled underwater gym equipment. The…
Priscille Sibley’s The Promise of Stardust (ISBN 978-0-06-219417-6, 399 pages, $15.99) is a fine first novel by a woman who…
Wednesday, 31 July 2013 14:03

Illustrator to hold demos in Bryson City

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The Art League of the Smokies will meet at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, at the Swain County Center for…
Wednesday, 31 July 2013 14:02

Dharma teachings offered in Cullowhee on Aug. 3

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Dharma teacher Trish Thompson, ordained by Thich Nhat Hanh and a certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction instructor, will offer a workshop…
Wednesday, 31 July 2013 14:02

Dining out for The Bascom

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“Dining for The Bascom” will be from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, at the Lakeside Restaurant in Highlands. …
Wednesday, 31 July 2013 14:01

Renowned illusionist family brings spectacle to Franklin

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Spencers Theatre of Illusion will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Smoky Mountain Center for…
Wednesday, 31 July 2013 14:00

Downtown Waynesville goes to the dogs

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The 8th annual Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation Downtown Waynesville Dog Walk will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3. Sign up…
Wednesday, 31 July 2013 13:57

Tanner exhibition at Gallery 86

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Painter Kel Tanner will have a solo exhibition from Aug. 7 to Sept. 2 at Haywood County Arts Council’s Gallery…
Wednesday, 31 July 2013 13:51

Pop Ferguson brings the blues to Stecoah Arts Center

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The Pop Ferguson Blues Review will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center…
Wednesday, 31 July 2013 13:49

The Black Crowes come to Harrah’s

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Legendary southern rock group, The Black Crowes, performs at 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, at Harrah’s Cherokee.
Wednesday, 31 July 2013 13:47

This must be the place

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I wanted to be close to the source. When I was 20 years old, I decided to become a writer.…
Wednesday, 31 July 2013 13:45

Festival honors moonshine, Popcorn Sutton

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The 4th Annual Popcorn Sutton Summer Jam will be from 4 to 11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, and 11 a.m.…
It was the only thing he knew how to do. It was the only thing he wanted to do.  Marvin…
Wednesday, 31 July 2013 13:37

State GOP leaders are bought and paid for

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To the Editor: In a recent letter to the Editor, Sen. Thom Goolsby, R-Wilmington, changed his name for the weekly…
Wednesday, 31 July 2013 13:37

Runway widening will harm rural valley

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To the Editor: An article in a local paper on July 5 states that the Macon County Airport Authority met…
Wednesday, 31 July 2013 13:36

Jake brakes are a needed safety measure

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To the Editor: I absolutely object to the conclusions in your article about Jake brakes in last week’s edition of…
Wednesday, 31 July 2013 13:36

GOP-led legislature has wrong priorities

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To the Editor: The Republicans in Raleigh have approved their “tax reform” and budget, and we will suffer for both. …
Wednesday, 31 July 2013 13:35

Being in the right place at the right time

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Ever know you are in a good place at the right time? Every now and then that sentiment — about…
The Haywood Chamber of Commerce Women in Business group will host “Your Performance On Stage … Flourish, Engage, Inspire” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 8 at the Gateway Club with Susan Belcher, the wife of Western Carolina University’s…
Wednesday, 31 July 2013 13:32

School supply and clothing drives abound

Keller Williams Realty of Waynesville is holding its annual children’s clothes swap next weekend. Drop off new or gently used clothing at its Waynesville office, 2562 Dellwood Road, through Friday, Aug. 9. Then on Aug. 10 from 9 a.m. to…
To deal with a gaping budget shortfall, Macon County Schools might raid the local salary bonus it historically awards its teachers. 
At the end of every crop’s season, farmers pick the fruits or vegetables that are pretty enough to sell in the grocery store. Once they are done, they plow under the leftover produce. 
Wednesday, 31 July 2013 13:27

Handpicked appointments fill Jackson boards

It’s not the strength of your resume — it’s who your friends are. 
Wednesday, 31 July 2013 13:25

Cullowhee: meet your makers

Jackson County Commissioners have begun naming a task force that will shepherd Cullowhee along the way to becoming a bonafide  planning district, complete with tailored development guidelines to ensure compatible growth. 
Wednesday, 31 July 2013 13:24

Macon board plows into floodplain rules

The Macon County planning board signaled its intent this month to loosen rules on development in floodplains. 
Business owner Marion Jones claims to sit on Sylva’s Main Street watching traffic more than any other person in town. 
A new event center in Waynesville could be just the beginning of the vitalization of Wall Street, said Wells Greeley, owner of Wells Funeral Homes and Cremation Services. 
Bryson City’s library has storied yet humble beginnings — born from a suitcase of books toted around town by a lady named Marianna Black in the 1930s. 
The clock was ticking. There were just two days to go for mayor candidates to step up to the plate in the small village of Forest Hills — and still no takers.
Persistent vandals have pushed Sylva decision-makers to ramp up the town’s surveillance program.   Coming soon to two Sylva parks are several new security cameras. Both Bryson and Poteet parks have suffered a rash of vandalism, from smashed bathroom sinks…
The recently signed state budget bill will fund the hiring of 19 toxicology analysts for a new western crime lab, expanding available evidence testing in Western North Carolina. 
Wednesday, 31 July 2013 13:12

Specialty license plates rescued

Colorful specialty license plates have been spared the gallows thanks to a bill passed in the final hours of the General Assembly last week. 
A Ghost Town in the Sky gunfighter wounded during a staged fight has new hope of being compensated for his injury after all, despite initially being told he wouldn’t.
A candidate for Maggie Valley alderman was indicted this month on eight felony charges, including forgery.  The July 19 indictment alleges that Joe Maniscalco forged documents and knowingly tried to pass them off as valid records in an attempt to…
By Michael Beadle Miss Daisy Werthan is an elderly Jewish widow who has gotten too old to drive herself, so…
Wednesday, 11 October 2006 00:00

Art all day: 4th annual Bryson City Art Walk is Oct. 14

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By Michael Beadle With the blaze of leaf season in full swing, inspiration is all around — especially for local…
Wednesday, 11 October 2006 00:00

Southern Cross set to test its metal

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By Chris Cooper If you can imagine an even more ticked-off Phil Anselmo fronting a hybrid of COC and Black…
Wednesday, 11 October 2006 00:00

Recommended diversions

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Sports I’m sorry, I am an unabashed sports fan. Not one of those people who paints themselves in their team’s…
Wednesday, 11 October 2006 00:00

Evolution in Europe

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While Europe Slept: How Radical Islam is Destroying the West From Within by Bruce Bawer. Doubleday, 2006. 256 pages —…
The Cherokee Preservation Foundation has awarded a $500,000 grant to the Travel and Promotion program of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) to sustain an award-winning, multi-year marketing campaign to attract visitors interested in exploring the Cherokee culture to…
Wednesday, 11 October 2006 00:00

Debate plan could die due to demands

Voters who got excited at early reports that Congresman Charles Taylor and challenger Heath Shuler had agreed to a debate may have jumped the gun.