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Wednesday, 07 November 2012 00:00

Water stewardship videos shown in Swain

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Four short videos that are part of a Watershed Film Series titled “It’s Our Water” will be shown the evening…
Wednesday, 07 November 2012 00:00

Trails initiative seeks input from Haywood residents

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A public workshop focusing on ideas for Haywood County trails that could become part of a Regional Trails Plan will…
Wednesday, 07 November 2012 00:00

Fourth-graders conquer Appalachian trails on hiking trip

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More than 70 fourth-graders and parents trekked across the Appalachians in Macon County as part of an annual student trip…
Wednesday, 07 November 2012 00:00

New trout website aims to hook anglers

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The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has fired up its new trout fishing webpage, which provides useful information for trout anglers…
Wednesday, 07 November 2012 00:00

Diamond Brand partners to produce outdoor rec website

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Asheville retailer Diamond Brand Outdoors has partnered with RootsRated.com to introduce a new, locally-sourced digital outdoor recreation guide for the…
Wednesday, 07 November 2012 00:00

Lily effort takes root around WCU

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An effort to re-establish a favorite local flower while also growing a scholarship fund at Western Carolina University is off…
Wednesday, 07 November 2012 00:00

A WCU campus run with a twist and a message

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Western Carolina University, as part of its Love Your Body Week, will hold a station run on campus at 4:30…
Wednesday, 07 November 2012 00:00

Stranded hiker rescued from national park backcountry

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A hiker stranded on the Appalachian Trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park was successfully evacuated by rescuers last…
Wednesday, 07 November 2012 00:00

Some things never get old

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Last Saturday (Nov. 3) was this year’s annual fall hike in the Waynesville watershed. The hikes started back in 2007,…
In Cherokee, a dead coyote is worth more than a live one — about $25 more. In the coming weeks,…
Wednesday, 07 November 2012 00:00

For the love of local bookstores

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When I was a child living in Boonville, N.C., a town of 600 people, my mother would load us into…
Wednesday, 07 November 2012 00:00

Consequences of intervention not so good

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To the Editor: Almost all actions of politicians have unintended consequences. In times of tragedies their mistakes are amplified. Last…
Wednesday, 07 November 2012 00:00

Points about Mormonism obviously misunderstood

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To the Editor: Your correspondent William Fisher has written a constructive response to my recent letter about religion and politics,…
Wednesday, 07 November 2012 00:00

Election is over, so use newfound time wisely

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To the Editor: I am writing this letter in celebration that the elections are now over. I will not miss…
Wednesday, 07 November 2012 00:00

Jackson commissioners off the mark on tourism

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To the Editor: As a nearly 50-year-veteran of the tourism industry and one of the “authors” of the Florida accommodation…
Wednesday, 07 November 2012 00:00

Income disparity much more than a campaign issue

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I’m a late-blooming entrepreneur from a lower middle-class upbringing. My parents came from farming and mill-town childhoods, and they bought…
The tribal council for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians recently approved a $28 million upgrade for the sewage treatment plant, which will double the capacity and accommodate demand fueled in part by growth of Harrah’s Cherokee Casino.
Eight new monitoring wells will be drilled an old landfill in Haywood County, the latest step in an ongoing effort to track and measure groundwater contamination emanating from the now-closed landfill.
Orthopedic physical therapist Todd Watson will speak at a free Dine and Learn seminar that addresses the links between physical therapy and back pain from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at the MedWest Rehabilitation Service office on the MedWest-Harris campus…
The Waynesville Recreation Center recently had a new design placed on the basketball courts. This was the first time the lines had to be removed so the Waynesville Parks and Recreation Department decided to go with a new layout. The…
Wednesday, 07 November 2012 00:00

Girl Scouts offer affordable and fun activities

Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont (GSCP2P) has opportunities for volunteers who are committed to helping girls develop courage, confidence and character. Volunteers are the heart and soul of Girl Scouting – whether you have an hour, a day, a…
A $12,000 tractor stolen in Macon County and sold as scrap in Georgia for a fraction of the price; rusting automobiles yanked from lawns in the middle of night; copper wiring stripped from construction sites — rising scrap metal prices…
When Kevin Seagel slipped into Swain County’s courthouse during a mock exercise brandishing a pretend weapon, it only took emergency responders one minute to find him, but by then, he had already killed several people.
Swain County may heighten security measures at the courthouse and administration building to stop guns and weapons from being carried into the lobby.
In an effort to extinguish delinquent vehicle taxes, the North Carolina General Assembly passed a law that will combine vehicle property tax and car registration into one bill. When it goes into effect, drivers can’t get their tags renewed until…
A committee of Waynesville residents is putting the community in the term “community policing.”
Two years ago, Gregg Fuller tried to fill a void in Sylva’s nightlife scene when he opened the No Name Sports Pub, featuring drinks, food and live bands three to four nights a week. But soon, the increasingly boisterous crowds…
Despite pleas for leniency, the owner of a Sylva auto dealership faces a $500 fine for failing to build a sidewalk in front of his car lot. Russ Cagle, owner of Concept Automotive, initially agreed to build the sidewalk last…
Western Carolina University is seeking applicants for the next class of its University Participant Program, which offers a two-year, on-campus living and learning experience for college-age persons with intellectual disabilities. The goal of the UP Program is to facilitate the…
Wednesday, 07 November 2012 00:00

Join November Ladies Night Out

Macon County Public Health and Angel Medical Center are hosting a Ladies Night Out talk Nov. 13 The topic will be Diabetes Awareness, and the guest speaker will be Jennifer Trippe, a registered dietician with Macon County Public Health. She…
Wednesday, 07 November 2012 00:00

WCU eyes long-term infrastructure needs

Plans made in the coming months could set the tone for the following decade or two of construction, renovation and development on Western Carolina University’s campus. Faculty, staff, administrators and students at the school have been working since September to…
Wednesday, 07 November 2012 00:00

SCC to host craft festival

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Mountain Shapes and Colors Art and Craft Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10,…
Wednesday, 07 November 2012 00:00

HCC grads win woodworking awards

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Haywood Community College Professional Crafts Wood graduate Samantha Mallard and current student Brandon Skupski won the Design Emphasis contest at…
Wednesday, 07 November 2012 00:00

Poetry collective comes to WCU

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The Arts and Cultural Events Performance Series continues with The Strivers Row Poetry Show at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14,…
Wednesday, 07 November 2012 00:00

Upcoming movie events

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Documentary series continues Nov. 13 at WCU Western Carolina University’s next film in its series from the Southern Circuit Tour…
Wednesday, 23 January 2013 00:00

More A&E briefs

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Decorate your cake, and eat it, too A basic cake decorating class will be offered every Monday from 6:30 p.m.…
Wednesday, 07 November 2012 00:00

Madrigal Dinner tickets available

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Tickets for the Madrigal Dinners at Western Carolina University are now on sale. The event will be held at 6:30…
Wednesday, 07 November 2012 00:00

Duo to perform at Macon library

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Two award-winning classically trained artists will perform traditional and contemporary works at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, in the main…
Wednesday, 07 November 2012 00:00

Sylva hosts special candlelit art stroll

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Luminaries will light the way on Friday, Nov. 9, during a special candlelit Sylva Art Stroll. Candles will light up…
Wednesday, 07 November 2012 00:00

Music events at WCU

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Band invited to perform at championships Western Carolina University Pride of the Mountains Marching Band will attend the Bands of…
Wednesday, 07 November 2012 00:00

Musical family visits Franklin

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Renowned variety group The Lowe Family will be performing at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at the Smoky Mountain Center…
Wednesday, 07 November 2012 00:00

Tickets on sale for Little Big Town

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Tickets for Little Big Town in Cherokee are now available through Ticketmaster. The renowned country group will be performing at…
Wednesday, 07 November 2012 00:00

Carden receives prestigious state award

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Sylva native and renowned Southern Appalachian storyteller Gary Carden received the North Carolina Award for Literature, the state’s highest honor,…
Wednesday, 07 November 2012 00:00

Art and aspiration in Appalachia

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At first glance toward her work, you think Sara Alexander is a great photographer. At second glance, you realize that’s…
Wednesday, 31 October 2012 01:38

Beauty, form and function go hand in hand

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All too often, we tend to think of flowering plants as something beautiful put on this earth to stimulate human…
Wednesday, 31 October 2012 01:37

Pack your brownbag and head to WCU for garden talk

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A Western Carolina University lunch speaker series is drawing to a close for the fall with a talk about community…
Wednesday, 31 October 2012 01:36

Haywood Farmers Market moves indoors for November

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The Historic Haywood Farmers market will move indoors starting this weekend, with Saturday’s market held from 8 a.m. until noon…
Wednesday, 31 October 2012 01:35

Cataloochee Ski Area breaks records with October opening

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For only the second time in its history, Cataloochee Ski Area in Maggie Valley will be open for skiing in…
Wednesday, 31 October 2012 01:34

Bears descend on Panthertown Valley

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The U.S. Forest Service is discouraging people from backcountry camping of bringing food into the Panthertown Valley area outside Cashiers…
Wednesday, 31 October 2012 01:33

Backcountry camping fees coming soon in the Smokies

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park plans to implement changes to its current backcountry reservation and permitting process in early 2013.…