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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.
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…