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Wednesday, 03 October 2007 00:00

It’s all over but the texting

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By David Curtis The 21st Century arrived at the Curtis residence this past Friday. We have evolved from caveman, cavewoman…
Wednesday, 03 October 2007 00:00

Hoss: clawing their way to the top

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Bands just have to stick with it. Whether on the grand scale of being a signed, touring group or one…
Wednesday, 03 October 2007 00:00

NC birding trail wings its way to the mountains

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Site nominations for the mountain region of the North Carolina Birding Trail kicked off Oct. 1. Sites for the coastal…
Wednesday, 03 October 2007 00:00

In the heat of summer, it’s every tomato for itself

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By Stephanie Wampler With a long flash of silver, the golf club revolved in a wide, smooth arc. The glinting…
Wednesday, 03 October 2007 00:00

Taking stock of our local treasures

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By Kathleen Lamont There has been a lot of planning, talking and meeting lately regarding the buzzword of the decade:…
Wednesday, 03 October 2007 00:00

Not such a safe place

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The Pesthouse by Jim Crace. Nan A. Talese, 2007. 255 pages “Let’s drop the big one and see what happens.”…
Wednesday, 03 October 2007 00:00

Shrills in the night

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When I was growing up in the tobacco-farming portion of the southern Virginia piedmont, there were many haunted outbuildings throughout…
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 14:19

Zeke was a friend I won’t forget

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Dogs have been a part of my life since I was a boy. My first dog — part one thing,…
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 14:18

Learn about seed saving and lending

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A program on the local seed lending library in Jackson County will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Aug. 8…
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 14:17

Learn to identify plants from the best

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Dr. Dan Pittillo will lead a two-part workshop on plant identification beginning at 10 a.m. on Aug. 6 at the…
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 14:17

Carnivorous plant tour in Highlands

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The Highlands Botanical Garden will offer a free tour focusing on carnivorous plants of the Southern Appalachians at 10:30 a.m.…
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 14:16

Teachers and students become park rangers

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Local teachers and students will return to school with a wealth of knowledge and experience gained from a summer working…
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 14:15

15K trail run at Camp Daniel Boone

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The Daniel Boone Scramble 15k Trail Run will take place on Aug. 11 at Camp Daniel Boone in Haywood County.…
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 14:14

Teddy Roosevelt helps J-MCA raise money

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Joe Wiegand, regarded as the nation’s premiere Theodore Roosevelt impersonator, will bring the conservation-minded president to life during a fundraising…
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 14:14

‘Why do you love AT’ video contest

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The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) — to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the completion of the AT — is hosting…
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 14:13

GSMNP visitation trending upward

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Visitation to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is on the rise, a good sign for Western North Carolina counties…
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 14:12

Appalachian Trail turns 75

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This year marks the 75th anniversary of the completion of the Appalachian Trail (A.T.), the longest hiking-only footpath in the…
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 14:10

Classic hike series heads to Mt. Cammerer

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The Friends of the Smokies next “Classic Hike of the Smokies” will be to the top of Mt. Cammerer, where…
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 14:09

Main Street Mile in Waynesville is Aug. 10

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The third annual Main Street Mile will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 10 in downtown Waynesville. The event…
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 14:08

Biking the Trail of Tears

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Seven members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee and 16 members of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma recently participated in…
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 14:06

From the darkness to the light – literally

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Legend has it that curious fishermen watching trout seemingly disappear into Humpback Mountain back in 1822 discovered an entrance into…
By Jack Moore • Contributor J.R.R. Tolkien wrote, “Not all those who wander are lost,” and he may as well…
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 13:59

Author to present her debut short story collection

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Stephanie Powell Watts will read from her new collection of short stories, We Are Taking Only What We Need, at 6:30…
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 13:59

Appalachian authors to read from compilation book

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Contributors of the Pine Mountain Sand & Gravel Literary Journal will visit City Lights Bookstore at 6:30 p.m. on Friday,…
Rutherford County resident and New York Times bestselling author Kay Hooper will visit regional bookstores this week to read from…
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 13:58

Book sale goes into second week

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The Haywood Friends of the Library‘s Annual Book Sale will go into the second week on Aug. 3-4. On Friday,…
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 13:55

New religions and powerful women aplenty

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Well, kind hearts, here we are in the fourth of a five-book series.  At the risk of being accused of…
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 13:48

Obama wants to limit free speech rights

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To the Editor: Albert Einstein, who was a genius both in mathematics and in understanding human motivation, said the following:…
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 13:46

Forest Service should not tear up hillside

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To the Editor: I live at the head of Tilley Creek, where my family has been since the early 1800s,…
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 13:46

People, not dogs, are the problem

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To the Editor: Having read about the dispute of the barking dogs and a push for a county-wide ordinance, I…
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 13:45

Affordable Health Care Act is good legislation

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To the Editor: Republicans in Raleigh and Washington who want to repeal the Affordable Health Care Act — and those…
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 13:36

Barking dogs problem a symptom of a cultural shift

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By John Beckman • Guest Columnist I’ve read the letters regarding the barking dogs issue and the responses from both…
From Staff Reports Patrick Willis is a history buff of the first order, so when he landed a part-time job staffing the front desk at the Canton Area Historical Museum while working on his masters in history from Western Carolina…
By Paul Clark • Contributor Long caravans of traffic streamed into Cherokee on U.S. 441 recently, but relatively few passengers cast more than a disinterested glance at the small excavation by the Oconaluftee River. There a dozen local high school…
Regular patrons of Joey’s Pancake House will notice a different view when they enter the restaurant that is a social center of Maggie Valley.
Suzanne DeFerie, CEO and president of Asheville Savings Bank, will be the guest speaker at the Haywood County Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business luncheon from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Aug. 9 at the Gateway Club. DeFerie was born, raised…
A community yard sale held from noon to 8 p.m., Friday, Aug. 10, and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 11, in the MedWest-Harris parking lot will benefit the Mother and Baby Unit at MedWest-Harris. People wishing to…
Every year on the first weekend in August, Linda Maxwell and other heirs of patriarch H.B. Wood make a pilgrimage to family land in the rural reaches of Little Canada and gather at the Wood cemetery where so many of…
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 13:23

Tunnel work to cause delays on I-40

The N.C. Department of Transportation will conduct inspections of three tunnels in the Pigeon River Gorge on Interstate 40 in Haywood County, causing traffic delays for motorists during August. The tunnels being examined are located between the Tennessee border and…
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 13:23

League hosts forum for senate hopefuls

The League of Women voters of Macon County will host a candidate forum at 12:15 p.m. Aug. 9 for N.C. state Senate candidates Democrat John Snow and Republican Jim Davis. Snow, a retired chief District Court Judge from Murphy, will…
The vandalized, charred restrooms in the Waynesville Recreation Park will soon get a long-awaited facelift.
Waynesville has once again denied Haywood County’s proposition for extending its sewer lines several miles beyond the town limits toward Balsam along U.S. 23/74. The county has asked the town to augment its sewer lines near the rest stop a…
The director of a mental health nonprofit falsely posed as the landlord for a building he didn’t own for nearly a decade, collecting more than $371,000 in rent on office space that in fact belonged to Haywood County, according to…
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 13:15

McDevitt loses CPA license

The former director of Smoky Mountain Center for Mental Health has lost his CPA license over allegations he backdated his first day of state employment to bolster his retirement benefits.
The medical community in Jackson and Swain counties has renewed its call to part ways with Haywood Regional Medical Center less than three years after forging an alliance under the MedWest banner.
Western Carolina University will unveil a state-of-the art $46 million Health and Human Sciences building when students return to campus in a few weeks.
The new Health and Human Sciences building is the first building to crown WCU’s Millennial Campus, and hopefully a stepping stone to help realize the initial vision for the 344-acre addition to campus.
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 00:00

Haywood arts council seeking artists

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The Haywood County Arts Council invites artists to submit work samples for consideration in its art in business program, which…
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 00:00

Writing workshop offered in Waynesville

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Teachers Curt and Julie Cloninger will lead a writing seminar designed to help teachers and parents teach writing to their…
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.