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The Junaluska Woman’s Club Creative Endeavors Craft Show will exhibit custom-made table lamps from Kenneth Lambert, a.k.a. Sir Lamps-A-Lot, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 10-11 at Harrell Center Auditorium at Lake Junaluska.
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 00:00

Glass blowing class at the Green Energy Park

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The Green Energy Park in Dillsboro will host a glass blowing classes on Aug. 4. The classes will be split…
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 00:00

WestCare supporters vie for ‘Disco King and Queen’

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Six professionals are hoping to be crowned Disco King and Queen, based on donations they collect for the MedWest-Harris &…
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 00:00

Mountain High BBQ Festival and Car Show comes to Franklin

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Franklin will be hopping with all things barbecue when the fourth annual Mountain High BBQ Festival and Car Show comes to…
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 00:00

Bryson City library to host community jam

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The next community music jam at the Marianna Black Library in downtown Bryson City will be from 6-7:30 p.m. Aug.…
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 00:00

WCU to offer stained glass course

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A course in “Creating Stained Glass” is being from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays for the month of August at…
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 00:00

Russian pianist to perform in Waynesville

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Russian pianist Margarita Shevchenko will display her chops at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 10 at the Performing Arts Center on…
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 00:00

Shady Ladies ‘Pushing Tradition’ with Gallery 86 show

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The Haywood County Arts Council’s Gallery 86 will host an exhibition of art quilt pieces by the Shady Ladies quilting…
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 00:00

Visual arts series hosting open house, fundraiser

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The public is invited to Western Carolina University’s School of Art and Design at 1 p.m. Aug. 3 for an…
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 00:00

Mater Fest returns to Canton Aug. 3-4

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The town of Canton will host the ninth annual Mountain Mater Fest from noon on Friday, Aug. 3, to 11…
The Land Trust for the Little Tennessee (LTLT) will host festivities on Aug. 4 to celebrate its purchase of T.M.…
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 00:00

Stanley slated for Franklin Aug. 11

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Dr. Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys will bring traditional bluegrass music to the stage of the Smoky Mountain…
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 00:00

Country music legend Ray Price to perform

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Ray Price, a country music singer, songwriter and guitarist who has often been praised as one of the best male…
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 00:00

Guitarist Pete Friedman to play at Sylva library

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The Jackson County Public Library in Sylva will host a free concert by local guitarist Pete Friedman at 7 p.m.…
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 00:00

Calvary Chapel hosts Messianic singer Aug. 10

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Joshua Aaron will host an evening of Messianic worship and singing at 7 p.m. Aug. 10 at Calvary Chapel in…
Friends and family of Popcorn Sutton are holding a reunion from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Aug. 3-4 at the Stompin’…
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 00:00

Popcorn Sutton festival returns to Maggie Valley

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Maggie Valley will celebrate one of its most infamous moonshiners with the third annual Popcorn Sutton Acoustic Jam Aug. 3-4.
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 00:00

The rich history of an award-winning wood carver

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By Shannan Mashburn • SMN Intern Wood carver Cliff Hannah is deeply rooted in Western North Carolina. The internationally renowned…
Wednesday, 10 October 2007 00:00

Tourism change could cost chambers

By Jennifer Garlesky • Staff Writer As Macon County officials work to create a new tourism development association, the financial picture for the Franklin and Highland chambers of commerce could change drastically. Right now, the Highland’s chamber receives an estimated…
The vast majority of candidates running for the Waynesville town board say they would support a major traffic redesign on Russ Avenue.
Wednesday, 10 October 2007 00:00

Ghost Town hires new general manager

By Julia Merchant • Staff Writer Ghost Town in the Sky has named Kevin Bailey as its new general manager effective Oct. 1.
Wednesday, 10 October 2007 00:00

Drive-thru decision-making is maddening

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Let me say this first. This is not really a column about restaurants. The last time I wrote a column…
Wednesday, 10 October 2007 00:00

In local elections, support those who embrace planning

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How’s this for a political endorsement: cast your votes in the upcoming municipal elections for those candidates who support land-use…
Wednesday, 10 October 2007 00:00

Beauty of the cardinal flower

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The fall wildflower season has arrived. Along roadsides and woodland edges some of our more robust native plants are now…
All the candidates running for Waynesville town board and mayor seem to agree on one thing when it comes to the land-use plan: that a comprehensive review of how it’s working can’t hurt.
Wednesday, 10 October 2007 00:00

Candidates reveal their take on land use plan

Four years ago, the Waynesville town board passed a revolutionary land-use plan that elevated Waynesville to a state example of smart growth principles. Few could disagree the town’s commercial districts are already looking better as a result: landscaped parking lots,…
By Chris Cooper David Holt is a happy guy. In a recent phone (cell phone, no less) conversation as he…
Wednesday, 10 October 2007 00:00

Growth a major concern for Highlands hopefuls

By Jennifer Garlesky • Staff Writer Six candidates are vying for three spots on the Highland’s Town Board of Commissioners.
By Julia Merchant • Staff Writer What to do with advice to give, but no audience to receive it? That’s the dilemma facing participants of the Haywood County Growth Readiness Roundtable. The diverse group of Haywood County representatives — including…
Wednesday, 10 October 2007 00:00

Sandy Mush land owners receive conservation grant

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More than 400 acres on a mountain in Sandy Mush have been protected thanks to a special conservation fund created…
By Julia Merchant • Staff Writer The town of Canton will experience an infusion of dollars Oct. 12 when Blue Ridge Paper workers get their cash payouts from the company’s Employee Stock Ownership Plan.
Wednesday, 10 October 2007 00:00

Verdict out on the North Shore Road

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The National Park Service announced its long-awaited but much expected decision last week over the North Shore Road: don’t build…
When Matt Rosenthal opened the doors of a new fly-fishing shop in Waynesville last week, word spread quickly among the…
By Michael Beadle Making a mess never looked so fun. It’s Friday morning at Studio 598 in downtown Sylva, and…
Wednesday, 10 October 2007 00:00

Where do postage stamps come from?

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By Sami Felmet • Columnist My muse seems to be marred in divorce and family issues lately. I think it…
Wednesday, 10 October 2007 00:00

The wilderness around the corner

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For the more intrepid sojourner, the word “wilderness” may conjure up visions of Death Valley, the Alaska Peninsula or the…
Wednesday, 10 October 2007 00:00

New owners cut 150 jobs at paper mill

By Julia Merchant • Staff Writer A round of layoffs struck Evergreen Packaging (formerly Blue Ridge Paper) last week when officials cut the positions of 28 salaried employees outright and decided to eliminate 122 hourly positions through attrition.
Wednesday, 10 October 2007 00:00

Crowded field seeks Canton seats

By Julia Merchant • Staff Writer Five candidates are stepping up to challenge the four incumbents on Canton’s town board, who are all running for re-election. For the past several election cycles, the board has gone unopposed. Two major issues…
Wednesday, 10 October 2007 00:00

An undefined culture gets its own guide

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Emo. Emo. Emoooooo. Occasionally the word (pronounced, I believe, I-moo) pops up on the Internet or jumps out of some…
Wednesday, 10 October 2007 00:00

Recommended diversions

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The Green Book Looking for more ways to help save energy costs and be more environmentally responsible? Check out this…
Wednesday, 17 October 2007 00:00

A Storm in the Big Easy

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The Tin Roof Blowdown by James Lee Burke. Simon & Schuster, 2007. 384 pages. Fans of James Lee Burke’s bayou…
Wednesday, 17 October 2007 00:00

Ex Tempore: Impromptu excellence

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By Chris Cooper I first heard Johnny Irion years ago at a little venue in Charlotte. He was performing with…
Wednesday, 17 October 2007 00:00

Wildland etiquette: The right and wrong way to view wildlife

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By Kathryn Sherrard • Contributing Writer Do you like to visit a state or national park? Why? For thousands of…
Wednesday, 17 October 2007 00:00

Recovering a ghost

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NBC News did a segment of their “Fleecing of America” on the $27.8 million proposed by the recovery plan, which…
Wednesday, 17 October 2007 00:00

Breaking the made in China addiction

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By Angela Faye Martin My husband is unwittingly celebrating my month-long, albeit relative, independence from Chinese goods. He sits across…
By Julia Merchant • Staff Writer A mammogram costs $200 out of pocket. A round of radiation is close to $40,000. And so far, this bill doesn’t include chemotherapy, a mastectomy, or hospital stays.
Wednesday, 17 October 2007 00:00

Two more seek 11th District GOP nomination

By Julia Merchant • Staff Writer Spence Campbell, chair of the Henderson County Republican Club, declared his intentions two weeks ago to run for the 11th Congressional District seat against Rep. Heath Shuler.
Wednesday, 17 October 2007 00:00

Two more seek 11th District GOP nomination

By Julia Merchant • Staff Writer Last week, John Armor, a Highlands attorney, became the third candidate to declare his bid for the 11th District Congressional seat.
By Jennifer Garlesky • Staff Writer The removal of an anonymous opinion column in the Cherokee One Feather has sparked a heated freedom of speech debate among Cherokee leaders.
Wednesday, 17 October 2007 00:00

Uncovering winter’s delight

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Some trees that might be difficult to locate during the spring through fall foliage season become more apparent in winter.…