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Wednesday, 26 September 2012 00:00

Flying Cat Studio celebrates a decade

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Professional potters Susan Phillips and Velda Davis will hold a special kiln opening and pottery sale from 10 a.m. to…
Wednesday, 26 September 2012 00:00

Skate Jam rolls into Cherokee

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The inaugural “SK8 Jam” will take place at noon Oct. 6 on the SK8 Park in Cherokee, with registration available…
Wednesday, 26 September 2012 00:00

Georgia historian to deliver talk at WCU

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A historian and author from the University of Georgia who specializes in Native American history will speak at 7 p.m.,…
Wednesday, 26 September 2012 00:00

Scarecrow festival coming to Bryson City

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The scarecrows are coming to Bryson City from Oct. 6 through Oct. 20.
Wednesday, 26 September 2012 00:00

Illusionist coming to WCU

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Western Carolina University brings magician Jason Bishop to the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center in Cullowhee at…
Wednesday, 26 September 2012 00:00

Rooted in the Mountains to be held at WCU

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The Rooted in the Mountains symposium — designed to raise awareness of the intersection of health, language, environmental and indigenous…
Wednesday, 26 September 2012 00:00

Cherokee Indian Fair turns 100

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The Cherokee Indian Fair will mark its 100th year Oct. 2-6 with a five-day celebration of great music and traditional…
Wednesday, 26 September 2012 00:00

Cashiers Valley Leaf Festival is Oct. 5-7

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The Cashiers Valley Leaf Festival will include everything from concerts to crafts during its three-day run Oct. 5-7. The Lovin’…
Wednesday, 26 September 2012 00:00

Cruisin’ show coming to Franklin

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The “Cruisin’ in the Mountains” car, truck and bike show will be held Oct. 5 and 6 at Southwestern Community…
Wednesday, 26 September 2012 00:00

WCU to celebrate Homecoming in October

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Western Carolina University will celebrate Homecoming 2012 — whose theme is “Tradition Long, Catamount Strong — with a host of…
Wednesday, 26 September 2012 00:00

Mountain Heritage Day returns to Cullowhee

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Mountain Heritage Day gets under way Sept. 29 at Western Carolina University with a variety of arts and crafts, music,…
Wednesday, 26 September 2012 00:00

Celebrate Oktoberfest in Waynesville

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Celebrate Oktoberfest with the Haywood County Arts Council from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 6 on the patio at the Classic Wineseller…
Wednesday, 26 September 2012 00:00

WCU presents ‘British Invasion’

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Western Carolina University School of Music will present “British Invasion,” an evening of 20th century music for clarinet and piano,…
Wednesday, 26 September 2012 00:00

Sacred Music Songfest coming to Franklin

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“Hymns We Know By Heart,” a sacred music songfest, will be held at 4 p.m. Sept. 30 on Franklin’s Town…
Wednesday, 26 September 2012 00:00

‘Beethoven Project' to perform

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The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will perform all 10 Beethoven violin sonatas during a series of five concerts this fall and…
Wednesday, 26 September 2012 00:00

The Bee Gees tribute band comes to Franklin

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Stayin’ Alive Canada, the world’s number one tribute to The Bee Gees, will hit the stage at 7:30 p.m. Oct.…
Wednesday, 26 September 2012 00:00

Winners chosen in Haywood talent competition

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Haywood Arts Regional Theater’s regional talent show finals played to a standing room only on Sept. 22 at the HART…
Wednesday, 26 September 2012 00:00

‘Smoke on the Mountain’ stages in Franklin

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The Overlook Theatre Company will present “Smoke on the Mountain: A Rip-Roaring Musical Comedy Revival” at 7:30 p.m. throughout the…
Wednesday, 26 September 2012 00:00

HART to present musical

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The Haywood Arts Regional Theater will stage the musical “The Light in the Piazza” Oct. 5 through Oct. 21 at…
Wednesday, 26 September 2012 00:00

Sarge’s plans Furry Friends Benefit Bash

Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation’s 4th Annual Furry Friends Benefit Bash will be held on Oct. 4 at the Cork and Cleaver in the Waynesville Inn on Country Club Drive in Waynesville.   The event will be a sit-down dinner, with…
It’s noon on a Wednesday and Scott Peterson already has beer on the mind.
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 15:35

WestCare votes to dissolve hospital partnership

The WestCare Hospital Board voted 13-1 Tuesday night to dissolve its affiliation with Haywood Regional Medical Center. WestCare, which includes both Harris Regional Hospital in Sylva and Swain County Hospital, partnered with Haywood Regional in early 2010 under theMedWest banner.…
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 14:21

Southern mountains a peninsula of northern climes

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Geographically speaking, where are the Great Smoky Mountains in regard to the other mountain ranges in the southern Appalachians. Where…
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 14:20

Pour Le Pink 5K to raise money for breast cancer services

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The Highlands-Cashiers Hospital Foundation will hold a breast cancer benefit 5K run/walk at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, in Highlands.…
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 14:19

Streak along the Tuck for a good cause

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The annual Smoky Streak run will be held Saturday, Oct. 6, along the Tuckasegee River in Sylva to raise money…
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 14:18

Library to host local herbalist

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Discover the world of herbs, from cooking to healing to the best ways to grow them, at 7 p.m. Tuesday,…
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 14:17

Discover where Civil War history intersects with hiking trails

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The Macon County Public Library will present “Hiking Through History” with Leanna Joyner at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, in…
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 14:16

‘Beauty Beneath the Dirt’ to be screened at REI

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A film about three Appalachian Trail thru-hikers will be shown 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, at the REI in Asheville.…
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 14:14

Celebrating 35 years of the Bartram Trail

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The North Carolina Bartram Trail Society will celebrate its 35th anniversary on Saturday, Sept. 29, in Franklin with a program…
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 14:13

Spotlight hunting of coyotes challenged

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State wildlife officials have gone too far in their goal of putting a dent in the coyote population, particularly when…
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 14:12

Nantahala Hiking Club hosts family hiking day

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The Nantahala Hiking Club, along with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, is holding a free “Family Hiking Day” on Saturday, Sept.…
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 14:10

Wildlife group can’t find a hero in state legislative

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In an unprecedented move, the North Carolina Wildlife Federation has declined to honor a Legislator of the Year for the…
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 14:08

Foliage forecaster predicts good, but spotty, colors

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Visitors to Western North Carolina’s mountains can look forward to a good display of color this autumn, although some areas…
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 14:07

Monarchs migrate through WNC

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A program called “Bring Back the Monarchs” will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Cradle of…
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 14:06

Hummingbird expert to give talk

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A free program titled “Hummingbirds: Delicate Gems or Sky Kings?” will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at…
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 14:03

A clear path

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Last Saturday, Sept. 15, was surely a gorgeous day to be ridge running high in the Plott Balsams — clear…
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 14:00

Forest service ignites firestorm over proposed burn

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The U.S. Forest Service is proposing a controlled burn in Panthertown Valley, a popular recreation area in Jackson County dissected…
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 13:51

Coffee with poet Katherine Soniat

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Katherine Soniat will discuss her new collection, A Raft, A Boat, A Bridge, at City Lights Bookstore’s Coffee with the…
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 13:50

New book motivated by Washington, D.C.

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City Lights bookstore will host Macon County resident Jim Staggers reading from his book, Messages To My Descendents: Please Fix…
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 13:50

Author comes to Lake Junaluska

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Author Bob Plott will be the speaker for the Lake Junaluska Live and Learn Committee at 2 p.m. Sept. 20…
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 13:49

Celebrate Bilbo Baggins’ birthday

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City Lights Bookstore will celebrate the 75th anniversary of the publication of The Hobbit and character Bilbo’s birthday on Saturday,…
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 13:47

Real stories and lessons on how to tell them

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Here is a book about storytelling that strikes a responsive chord in my own heart. Not only is Mary Hamilton a gifted…
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 13:45

Kephart play comes to Bryson City

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Western North Carolina writer Gary Carden will present his play “Outlander” at 7 p.m., Sept. 25, at the Swain County…
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 13:45

Mainstage season kicks off with ‘Pump Boys’

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The musical “Pump Boys and Dinettes” will start off the 2012-13 mainstage season, presented by the students and faculty of…
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 13:44

Library to host community jam

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Bryson City will host a community music jam from 6-7:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Marianna Black Library. Anyone with…
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 13:44

Concerts to hit Franklin

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“Rock the Square,” a vintage rock concert and street dance, will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 21 on the…
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 13:42

Darryl Worley to perform in Franklin

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Acclaimed country artist Darryl Worley will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing…
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 13:42

WCU presents faculty brass recital

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Western Carolina University’s School of Music will present a free faculty brass recital at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 25 in the…
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 13:41

Youth arts festival to be held in Dillsboro

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The fifth annual Youth Arts Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 22 at the…
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 13:40

Smithsonian exhibit opens at WCU

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“Journey Stories,” an exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution, will be on display at Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center from…