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Wednesday, 15 August 2007 00:00

Heading Home waffles but New Stories shines

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Choosing the genre in which to write is, of course, a major factor in the success with which we communicate…
Wednesday, 15 August 2007 00:00

Is summer over already?

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When I went back to teaching full time about three years ago, one of the things I looked forward to…
Wednesday, 15 August 2007 00:00

Profile: Rose Johnson

By Julia Merchant • Staff Writer The woman at the forefront of Haywood Community College’s progressive new vision of sustainability didn’t come to the college to champion that cause. Her vast life experiences, though, did help to mold her desire…
Wednesday, 15 August 2007 00:00

Bury Ed in Appalachia

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By Brett Martin Western North Carolina is rich with great literature written on the region, and there are still a…
Haywood County experienced its best tourism year ever during the 2006-2007 fiscal year, according to lodging tax figures released by the Haywood County Tourism Development Authority. From July 2006 through June 2007, Haywood County accommodations collected more than $700,000 in…
Wednesday, 15 August 2007 00:00

Ginkgo — a living fossil

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When a street was being cut in front of the new county administration building here in Bryson City back in…
Every morning, the dispatcher for Haywood Emergency Medical Services starts his shift with a call to the emergency room of Haywood Regional Medical Center. “Is there an orthopedist on call today?” the dispatcher asks.
Duke Energy has cleared a major hurdle in its efforts to tear down the nearly 100-year-old Dillsboro dam. Duke got approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission last month to tear down the dam. Removal could happen as early as…
By Michael Beadle Actress Barbara Bates Smith was bound to meet novelist Lee Smith. Back in 1985, a friend sent…
Wednesday, 15 August 2007 00:00

Recommended diversions

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One thing I've noticed over these years of teaching guitar lessons is the principle that not only do we all…
Wednesday, 15 August 2007 00:00

Hats off to Jackson County commissioners

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Last week Jackson County commissioners passed what is being called the strongest set of development regulations in North Carolina. They’ve…
Wednesday, 15 August 2007 00:00

Hot stuff

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An unplanned trip to Louisiana the first weekend in August sent us to the land of the heat-index factor. Of…
By Julia Merchant • Staff Writer One of the driest periods in the last 118 years is prompting TVA to draw down waters on Fontana Lake to wintertime levels, a move costing boat dock owners thousands of dollars of business.
Candidates for vice chief of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians shared their views on an array of issues facing the tribe during a debate last week.
Wednesday, 15 August 2007 00:00

Sustainability at HCC

By Julia Merchant • Staff Writer If Dr. Rose Johnson has her way, the future campus of Haywood Community College will serve as a model of sustainable practices. The college is making it its goal to practice what it preaches.…
Macon County will be the first in Western North Carolina to test the idea of a new tax on real estate transactions. Commissioners voted unanimously Monday night to put the new property transfer tax on the ballot in November, along…
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 03:06

Dueling was a common way to right a wrong

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Let’s suppose that you intentionally or unintentionally insult someone; after all, that’s something that does happen from time to time.…
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 03:05

Adult soccer league sign-up in Haywood

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Sign-ups are underway for an adult soccer league in Haywood County. The league is run by Haywood County Recreation &…
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 03:04

Freestyle paddlers converge on the Gorge

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The 2012 Freestyle Kayaking World Cup Champion will culminate Sept. 7-9 on the Nantahala River with athletes from more than…
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 03:04

Spring into fall with Cherokee Harvest run

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The Cherokee Harvest Half-Marathon and 5K will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, in Cherokee. Both races will…
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 03:02

5K paired with WCU’s Mountain Heritage Day

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A 5K race will be held at Western Carolina University at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, as part of festivities…
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 03:01

Blue Ridge Parkway vista protected Near Waynesville

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A 34-acre tract along the Blue Ridge Parkway near Waynesville has been preserved, protecting important views along the scenic road…
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 03:00

A smorgasboard of sustainablity how-to’s

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The Southern Green Living Expo will offer a weekend of solution-based, interactive, family oriented events on a host of environmental…
Wednesday, 14 October 2015 03:00

Town of Waynesville holds fall mulch sale

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Waynesville will have compost and double-ground mulch available for pickup from 8 a.m. to noon at the town yard waste…
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 02:59

GSMA to convene in Bryson City

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The Great Smoky Mountains Association will gather for three days of hiking, special programs and camaraderie in Bryson City Sept.…
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 02:58

Farmer’s market come to Cullowhee

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A new farmer’s market has joined the local food scene in the mountains. The ‘Whee Farmer’s Market in Cullowhee community…
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 02:57

Swap insight with top trail hounds

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Trail advocates from several states will converge for the Southeastern Foot Trails Coalition annual gathering Sept. 20-23 at Falls Creek…
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 02:57

Share your trail wish-list at upcoming public workshop

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Trail users are invited to share their ideas for a comprehensive regional trail plan at a public workshop from 5:30…
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 02:56

Friends of the Smokies trek to Big Creek

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A guided hike along picturesque cascades of Big Creek in the Haywood County section of the Great Smoky Mountains National…
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 02:55

Nature photography program to highlight wildlife travelogue

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Photos of wildlife and special places taken by members of the Highlands Plateau Audubon Society will be shared during a…
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 02:54

Get a sneak peak of Pisgah Astronomical Institute Sept. 14

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Go behind the scenes at the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute during a special program held from 5 to 9 p.m.…
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 02:52

It’s bird-tember!

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Those quiet mornings are starting to set in. Yesterday, the only morning chorister in full song, in my yard was…
The fight for survival is nothing new for high-elevation species in Southern Appalachia. After the glaciers receded at the end…
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 02:44

Author to share insight on touching environmental crusade

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Jay Erskine Leutze will discuss his book, Stand Up That Mountain at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 7 at City Lights Bookstore…
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 02:42

An environmental saga and a mountain story

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By Brent Martin It is a rare event these days to come across a work of non-fiction dealing with any…
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 02:39

More A&E briefs

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Fall storytimes to get under way at Sylva library The Jackson County Public Library in Sylva will begin its fall…
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 02:39

RailFest rolls in to Bryson City

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The Great Smoky Mountain Railroad’s 11th Annual RailFest will be held the weekend of Sept. 15 and 16 in Bryson…
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 02:37

Dynamic flute and guitar duo to perform in Canton

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Flutist Kate Steinback and guitarist Amy Brucksch will play in concert at 3 p.m. on Sept. 16 at the Canton…
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 02:36

See country legend Don Williams in concert Sept. 15

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Don Williams, a highly acclaimed country music singer and songwriter, will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 15 at the…
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 02:35

‘Simply Sinatra’ to kick off Galaxy of Stars at WCU

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The sounds of Frank Sinatra will arrive at Western Carolina University on Sept. 16 for the first installment of the…
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 02:34

Sock Hop brings Golden Oldies to Junaluska

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Disc jockey Alan Price will be hosting a “Golden Oldies Sock Hop Extravaganza” at the Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat…
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 02:34

Contra dance your way to Sylva library

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The next Second Sunday Contra Dance will be held from 2:30-5 p.m. on Sept. 9 in the community room on…
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 02:33

Guest trumpeter to give free recital at WCU

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Trumpet player Brandon Craswell will perform a free recital at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 7 in the Coulter Building recital…
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 02:33

Grab your instruments for a community jam

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The next community music jam at the library in Bryson City will be from 6-7:30 p.m. on Sept. 6 in…
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 02:32

Making music in Maggie Valley

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Accordion stars to appear in Maggie Valley The second annual Smoky Mountain Accordion Festival will be held at 2 p.m.…
Karen Peck and New River, an award-winning Southern gospel group from Gainesville, Ga., and The Kingsmen Quartet, a Southern gospel…
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 02:30

Bluegrass bands to duel in Highlands

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The Highlands Performing Arts Center will present the Bluegrass Duel 8 p.m. on Sept. 15. The event will feature Asheville’s…
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 02:29

Youth art classes back at The Bascom

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Kids can enjoy a wide range of youth art classes at The Bascom this September and October. • Creation Station,…
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 02:29

Artist reception to kick off ColorFest in Dillsboro

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ColorFest’s “Art & Taste of Appalachia Artist’s Reception” will be held at the historical Jarrott House in Dillsboro at 6…
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 02:28

Waynesville celebrates local artists with weekend art event

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The Waynesville Gallery Association presents Art After Dark from 6–9 p.m. on Sept. 7 and a Saturday Stroll from 11…