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Wednesday, 28 November 2007 00:00

Jonathan Creek project is just not a good fit

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Rumors have been circulating for years about the proposed mega-development in the Jonathan Creek area, the one with a thousand…
Wednesday, 28 November 2007 00:00

Trischka doubles the pleasure with modern banjo greats

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By Chris Cooper It hardly needs to be said that the banjo has taken major leaps in the hands of…
Wednesday, 28 November 2007 00:00

Bear Care

By Jennifer Garlesky • Staff Writer Kathy Sherrard and Anne Allison have dedicated their lives to educating the public about black bears.
Wednesday, 28 November 2007 00:00

Making a list, forgetting to check it

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By David Curtis Wool socks, silk long johns, cotton turtleneck, boots, down vest, wool jacket, Gortex insulated camo gloves. Deer…
By Jennifer Garlesky • Staff Writer Imagine having the flu and sitting in a folding chair in a crowded waiting room for five hours just to see a doctor. For those with no health insurance this is probably the best…
By Jennifer Garlesky • Staff Writer Macon County commissioners spoke in favor of committing nearly $40 million to fund school construction at their meeting Nov. 26 but stopped short of taking any formal vote on the projects.
Wednesday, 28 November 2007 00:00

Sarge’s scraps plans for Hall Top shelter

By Julia Merchant • Staff Writer Sarge’s Animal Rescue has scrapped its plans to build a no-kill animal shelter in a location that was fiercely opposed by nearby residents. The Haywood County non-profit originally won approval to build the shelter…
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 14:09

World beat hits Main Street

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By Garret K. Woodward • Staff Writer If Norman Rockwell ever ventured out of New England, as the crow flies,…
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 14:08

The ties that bind – one high five at a time

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By Garret K. Woodward • Staff writer I had just finished my third steamed carrot when the yelling began. It…
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 14:04

The evocative power of the color blue

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Green used to be the color that caught my eye. Now it’s blue. So much so that I wrote an…
Dr. Dan Pittillo will explore the natural history of the southern Appalachians at 7 p.m. on Aug. 2 at the…
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 14:02

Local produce to make its way to students’ trays

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A Farm to School project will provide food awareness and better nutrition education for students and staff at five Haywood…
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 14:01

Volunteers needed at Cataloochee Ranch

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Volunteers are being sought for a workday at Cataloochee Ranch in Haywood County that will enhance the habitat for migratory…
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 14:00

Reward for elk information upped

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 A $20,000 reward is being offered for information about the recent killing of three elk near the Great Smoky Mountains…
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 13:59

Hear the creeks’ cry for help

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While heavy rains have washed wayward trash into creeks in recent weeks, kids from Whitehouse, Tenn., helped scoured the banks…
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 13:58

Get a taste of space science

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Several all-day Space Science Labs for adults or kids will be held on various dates in late July and early…
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 13:57

Clinic teaches horsemen to lighten their impact

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Treading lightly on the land isn’t always easy if you’re sitting on top of 1,000 pounds and four stout hooves,…
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 13:57

Volenteers needed to man Clingmans Dome

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park is recruiting volunteers to help staff the visitor contact station at Clingmans Dome through Nov.…
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 13:56

Revel in rail history at the Cradle of Forestry

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Learn about the early locomotives and logging railroads that once wound their way through mountain hollers and hillsides during the…
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 13:56

Trapper Rob and his wolves to greet children in Jackson

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Kids can get up close and personal with wolves and their owner, Trapper Rob, at the Jackson County Public Library in…
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 13:55

Try your hand at backyard chickens

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A class for people who have an interest in the benefits of raising their own chickens and/or turkeys will be…
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 13:54

Coping with gray treefrogs

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The call of, “Come see! A frog!” is one oft repeated in the Hendershot household from spring through fall as…
By Melanie Threlkeld McConnell • Correspondent A rolling stone gathers no moss, so says the proverb, but it would if…
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 13:50

Special children’s story time

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Curtis Sikes and Sheena Kohlmeyer will present their new children’s book, The Heart of a King, at 11 a.m. on…
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 13:50

Medical thriller writer comes to library in Sylva

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The Jackson County Public Library in Sylva will host author Dennis Murphy at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 31, for…
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 13:48

An erudite look into the cultural wars

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Some years ago, a local artist mounted a painting in a local art show in which he painted Christ with…
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 13:47

Audition for upcoming HART production

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The Haywood Arts Regional Theatre will hold auditions for its October production of the hit Broadway musical “The Light in…
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 13:47

Kathy Griffin slated for Harrah’s Aug. 11

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Two-time Emmy winning comedian, Grammy nominee and best-selling author Kathy Griffin will appear at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino at 7:30 p.m.…
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 13:46

Benefit performance for Haywood County Democratic Party

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Local actress Barbara Bates Smith will star in a one-woman benefit performance titled “Go, Granny,Go: A Walk to Washington to…
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 13:45

Macon County Gemboree opens July 26

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Gem and mineral dealers and rock hounds from across the country will converge on Franklin for the 47th Annual Macon…
The hour-long radio show “Stories of Mountain Folk” airs every Saturday at 9 a.m. on Jackson County’s WRGC Radio at…
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 13:42

Learn more about modern roller derby

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Krista Robb of the Smoky Mountain Roller Girls will give a program and slide show presentation on modern Roller Derby at 7…
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 13:41

Two workshops planned at Franklin library

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The Macon County Library in Franklin will hold two programs on July 26. Avid coin collector Paul Biery will present…
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 13:41

Learn the art of faux finishing Aug. 4

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A class teaching beginning faux finish instruction will be held from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Aug. 4 at the Leapin’…
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 13:40

Join a community art show in Bryson City

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Local artists and artisans in Swain and surrounding counties are invited to submit up to four original works of art…
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 13:40

Lifelike drawing taught in Swain

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Art League of the Smokies will meet at 6:15 p.m. on Aug. 2 at the Swain County Center for the…
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 13:38

Sarge’s Dog Walk returns Aug. 4

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The 7th annual Downtown Waynesville Dog Walk hosted by Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug.…
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 13:37

Voices in the Laurel members make an appearance in Spain

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Members of Voices in the Laurel Children’s Choir recently returned from the Kingsway International Children’s Choir Festival in Spain.
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 13:36

Texas Tenors take the stage July 28

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The Texas Tenors, a phenomenal trio who has been entertaining sold out audiences around the world, will perform at 7:30…
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 13:36

Feel the beat of the tambourine Aug. 3

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The ABBA tribute band Arrival from Sweden will perform at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts in Franklin…
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 13:35

Summer music series continues in Bryson

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The Marianna Black Library in Bryson City continues its Summer Music Series with Carolina Dusk, fronted by Dusk Weaver, at…
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 13:34

Natalie Grant coming to Franklin Aug. 4

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Natalie Grant, an award-winning singer/songwriter of contemporary Christian music, will be in concert Saturday, Aug. 4, at the Smoky Mountain…
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 13:33

WCU brass quintet takes music to Jamaican schoolchildren

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The Smoky Mountain Brass Quintet, quintet-in-residence at Western Carolina University, made a seven-day educational tour of Jamaica this summer to…
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 13:32

Why Obama is not the rich man’s candidate

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To the Editor: It’s hard to understand why working people would ever vote Republican. The Republican Party is the party…
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 13:31

Jones does not support barking dog ordinance

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To the Editor: In a recent interview with David Joy in the Cashiers Crossroads Chronicle regarding a county wide barking…
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 13:30

Speak up about Citizens United

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To the Editor: Your readers may be interested to know the result of petitions signed this year by hundreds of…
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 13:29

Billions to buy votes without disclosure is bad policy

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To the Editor: There’s a “For Sale” sign in front of your home, but you didn’t put it there. What’s…
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 13:28

GOP leaders push unfunded mandate to counties

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North Carolina’s General Assembly — under the leadership of Republicans for the first time in more than a century— will…
MedWest Health System has opened its expanded Orthopaedic Therapy Services and Occupational Therapy/Hand Therapy Services in the MedWest Outpatient Care Center in Clyde. Expanded services include general physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech-language pathology. Specialized services include orthopedic-sports rehabilitation, spine…
MedWest-Haywood recently opened a psychiatric evaluation area in the hospital’s emergency department to reduce the time patients may spend waiting in examination rooms prior to being transferred to mental health facilities. Generous grant funding from The Evergreen Foundation, the Rural…