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The voters of Forest Hills will get the chance to weigh in on their preference for mayor this fall after being trumped by a coin toss in the last election.
By Chris Cooper It’s warm out, people are out wandering the streets later in the evening, guitars clang and drums…
Jackson County commissioners heard yet another round of public comment last week in the final countdown to passing the most restrictive slate of development regulations in the state. The public hearing was billed as the final one on the issue,…
Wednesday, 25 July 2007 00:00

Town elections are important for future of WNC

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A coin toss. That’s what decided the race for mayor two years ago in the Jackson County town of Forest…
Wednesday, 25 July 2007 00:00

Hike to Pinnacle Peak

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There are two ways to hike to Pinnacle Peak, renowned for its 360-degree views from the Plott Balsams. Option one:…
Wednesday, 25 July 2007 00:00

Recommended diversions

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Canton Two weeks ago this Thursday my husband and I moved to Canton. Anyone who’s been in the area for…
Cherokee Middle School students have been getting a dose of hands-on science in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park this…
Wednesday, 25 July 2007 00:00

Conserving Fisher Creek

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The steep slopes of the Fisher Creek watershed provided drinking water to the town of Sylva for many decades, from…
Wednesday, 25 July 2007 00:00

Sicklefin redhorse and the Cherokee

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An article by Jon Ostendorff headed “Rare fish released into Oconaluftee River” appeared in this past Monday’s edition of the…
Wednesday, 25 July 2007 00:00

It’s not about the trees at all

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I really don’t think we are as stupid as they think we are. Developers of commercial retail shopping centers have…
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 13:10

Kudzu’s unstoppable march across the South

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Few people want to get close enough to observe the attractive flowers that kudzu produces. The plant probably won’t actually…
The Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust and John Warren will lead an Eco Tour to Timber Ridge, part of the Warren Estate…
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 13:07

Kids in the Creek invites community to take part

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The 15th annual Kids in the Creek program for Haywood County eighth-graders will be held Sept.17-19 at the Canton Recreation…
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 13:07

Trout Unlimited brings conference to WNC

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Trout fishermen from across the country will convene in Asheville this weekend for the Trout Unlimited annual conference Sept. 14-16.…
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 13:06

Blaze a farm trail through the mountains

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Farms across Western North Carolina will welcome the public to traipse through their fields, barns and greenhouses during the annual…
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 13:05

Pitch in for the Big Sweep along your local waterways

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Volunteers will rescue creeks and rivers from a tangle of accumulated trash that builds up along the banks and in…
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 13:05

Get a taste of fishing, archery and shooting

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National Hunting and Fishing Day will be celebrated with family-oriented outdoor events at the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education from…
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 13:04

Potentially fatal disease could pose risk to deer

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An outbreak of a disease spread by biting gnats has turned up deer populations in several foothill counties.
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 13:02

Local adventurers share their stories at Jackson Library

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The adventure stories of several Jackson County residents is the subject of a new collection of exhibits and a program…
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 13:02

Inaugural Tuck River Festival set for Sept. 16

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The inaugural Tuckasegee River Festival — “Fiddler on the River” — is sponsored by the Watershed Association of the Tuckasegee…
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 13:01

Restaurants take part in Parkway fundraiser

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The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation will hold the first annual Plates for the Parkway event on Sept. 18 in which…
10 percent of Mast General Store sales in Waynesville on Sept. 15 will go to the Friends of the Smokies…
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 13:00

Learn about growing organic broccoli

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North Carolina State University is hosting a workshop on organic broccoli production from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sept. 19 at…
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 12:59

Ginseng seminar offered in Sylva

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The Jackson County Public Library in downtown Sylva will host Cooperative Extension agent Christy Bredenkamp for a free seminar on ginseng production for homeowners…
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 12:58

Last splash

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Everyone who woke up to 48 degrees Fahrenheit this morning knows that the days of “butts in the creek” are…
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 12:55

When disaster hits, horses will still hold their own

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Will it be a bomb, an oil shortage, energy grid damage or an electromagnetic pulse that renders America’s modern modes…
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 12:54

New book addresses Washington, D.C. gridlock

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Author Jim Staggers will read from and discuss his book Messages To My Descendents — Please Fix Our Government from…
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 12:53

A meet, greet and eat with Johnnie Sue Myers

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Johnnie Sue Myers, author of The Gathering Place, will visit City Lights Bookstore at 1 p.m. Sept. 16. The Gathering…
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 12:51

As fall nears, let’s clear the clutter

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By early September in these mountains the markers of autumn are very much with us. The cool nights diminish the…
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 12:50

The end is nigh, but too few will admit it

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By Kenn Jacobine • Guest Columnist According to data from the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, we are about to…
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 12:49

The GOP’s message of Social Darwinism

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To the Editor: The 2012 campaign illustrates two oft-quoted maxims: that war is a continuation of politics by other means,…
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 12:48

Alderman replacement process should be open

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To the Editor: As a full-time resident of Maggie Valley, I am shocked at the shenanigans taking place in our…
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 12:47

Some things should not be on public property

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To the Editor: While I support the display of the Confederate flag or the Ten Commandments as a means of individual personal…
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 12:46

Columnist misguided in supporting Obama

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To the Editor:  You printed an interesting, however misguided, guest column in the Sept. 5 issue. John Beckman (“Proud to…
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 12:45

We must protect religious freedoms

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To the Editor: Some like to claim that ours is a Christian nation. But this was not the intent of…
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 12:43

An open door makes for a great elementary school

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A trusted friend surprised me the other day. At his child’s elementary school, it had been decided parents should not…
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 12:42

Political roundup

John Tedesco, Republican candidate for superintendent of the North Carolina Department of Pubic Instruction, will be in town for two upcoming appearances on Sept. 15: an 11 a.m. lunch with the Macon County Republican Party at The Boiler Room Restaurant…
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 12:41

Preventing falls imperative for seniors

Falls are the leading cause of both fatal and non-fatal injuries for those 65 and older, and the chances of falling and being seriously injured in a fall increase with age. In recognition of annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day, students…
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 12:40

New school buildings get green light in Jackson

Jackson County commissioners voted last week to take out a $10 million loan for the construction of a gymnasium and auditorium at Smoky Mountain High School in Sylva. County commissioners’ unanimous support of the project did not come as a…
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 00:00

Mountain Heritage Day to include traditional foods competition

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Western Carolina University’s 38th annual Mountain Heritage Day Local is set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 29 on…
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 00:00

ColorFest showcases fall colors and flavors

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Autumn’s colors and flavors take center stage from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 6 during the fourth annual “ColorFest…
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 00:00

Library hosting ‘Living around Bears’ program

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Macon County Public Library in Franklin will show a short film, “Living in Bear Country: Practical Advice on Living Responsibly…
The Haywood Arts Regional Theatre will hold auditions for its November production of the celebrated Broadway play “August Osage County”…
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 00:00

Experiment with art at Waynesville workshop

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Silvia Williams will instruct a workshop on experimental art from 1-3 p.m. on Sept. 14 at Leapin’ Frog Gallery. Williams…
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 00:00

Award-winning Christian trio to perform Sept. 21

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Phillips, Craig, and Dean, an award-winning contemporary Christian music trio, will be in concert at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21 at…
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 00:00

Jo Kelley to teach expressive landscape painting

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Well-known Waynesville artist Jo Kelley will teach a one-day painting workshop from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 6 at…
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 00:00

Piano legend Hornsby to play Harrah’s

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Tickets are on-sale to see pianist Bruce Hornsby at Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12. Hornsby writes…
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 00:00

Stay out late in Sylva Sept. 14

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Sylva businesses will stay open late Sept. 14 for its monthly art stroll. Sylva Art Strolls, which are sponsored by…
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 00:00

Beading, needlework focus of crafting demonstrations

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Craft demonstrations at Dogwood Crafters in Dillsboro during the next week include beading by Nan Smith and punch needlework by…
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 00:00

Duo, choir to be featured at Pickin' in the Square

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Guitar duo Jazz Mountain and the male choir Men Macon Music will perform at a double-bill concert starting at 4…