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Wednesday, 04 July 2012 00:00

HART raising funds for second stage

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Haywood Arts Regional Theatre will kick off a $1 million capital fund drive to build a second theater space at…
Wednesday, 04 July 2012 00:00

Ghost stories, monsters to visit Macon library

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The public library in Franklin is hosting two days of haunting teen events exploring monsters and the paranormal. The Haunted…
Wednesday, 04 July 2012 00:00

WCU to present stage version of ‘Lincolnites’

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Actress Barbara Bates Smith will star in a stage adaptation of the short story “Lincolnites” at 7 p.m. July 12…
Old Mater Farm is set to host Junior Sisk and Darrin and Brooke Aldridge for its first summer benefit at…
Artists from around the Southeast will set up their easels and ready their colors in an outdoor painting spree around…
Wednesday, 27 June 2012 14:13

Combating things that sting and itch

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This is about critters and plants that sting and itch. There are lots of things out there in the woods…
Wednesday, 27 June 2012 14:05

An evening with George Ellison and Lee Knight

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As part of a summer series of music, the Marianna Black Library in Bryson City is presenting a special program…
Wednesday, 27 June 2012 14:05

Local author publishes second mystery set in WNC

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Morgan James of Macon County will sign copies of her book Quiet Killing at Books Unlimited in Franklin at 10…
Wednesday, 27 June 2012 14:02

Snake handlers riveting but cliché

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“... and these signs shall follow those who believe: in my name they will cast out demons, they will speak…
Wednesday, 27 June 2012 14:02

SummerVoice camp supported by Young Singers Foundation

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Voices in the Laurel’s SummerVoice Music Camp will expand this year to become the Voices in the Laurel Summer Music…
Wednesday, 27 June 2012 14:01

WCU to hold Dulcimer U

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Registration continues for Dulcimer U, a residential program at Western Carolina University that draws dulcimer enthusiasts from across the country…
Wednesday, 27 June 2012 14:00

Professor to teach stars and planets program

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Paul Heckert, professor of astronomy and physics at Western Carolina University, will present a special program about stars and planets…
Wednesday, 27 June 2012 13:59

Rickman Store to host ‘Music, Art & Poetry Night’

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“Music, Art & Poetry Night,” an open mic arts night, will begin at 7 p.m. June 29 at the Rickman…
Wednesday, 27 June 2012 13:58

Sew it in Sylva

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Ann Gill-Johnson, a member of the Sew Easy Girls Extension and Community Association, will offer a sewing class at 1…
Wednesday, 27 June 2012 13:58

Learn to solve common painting problems

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The Art League of the Smokies will meet at 6:15 p.m. July 5 at the Swain County Center for the…
Wednesday, 27 June 2012 13:57

Arts series features ceramics workshops

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The Cullowhee Mountain ARTS Summer Visual ART Series is offering three weeklong ceramics workshops at Western Carolina University’s School of…
Wednesday, 27 June 2012 13:56

Workshop series brings art to the masses

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Cullowhee Mountain ARTS is offering weeklong workshops through Aug. 3 as part of its Summer Visual Arts Series at Western…
Wednesday, 27 June 2012 13:56

Top artisans from Southeast to convene for crafts show

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The 23rd annual Mountain Artisans Summertime Art & Crafts Show will present the top artisans and crafters in the Southeast…
Wednesday, 27 June 2012 13:55

The Mad Batter to celebrate spirits in Cullowhee

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The Mad Batter is celebrating their introduction of beer to their menu with live music and a beer tasting from…
Wednesday, 27 June 2012 13:54

Joe Penland to open Songcatchers series

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Ballad singer and storyteller Joe Penland will kick off the 2012 Songcatchers Music Series at 4 p.m. July 1 at…
Wednesday, 27 June 2012 13:54

A cappella group to sing at Franklin arts center

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Voices of Lee, an a cappella ensemble from Lee University, will perform at 2:30 p.m. July 1 at the Smoky…
Wednesday, 27 June 2012 13:52

Bascom to host barn dance

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The Bascom, a visual arts center in The Highlands, will hold its first Summer Barn Dance of the season from…
Wednesday, 27 June 2012 13:50

Celebrate world cultures through Folkmoot

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Nearly 300 performers from nine countries will descend on Haywood County July 18 to 29 for the Folkmoot Festival held…
Neil Diamond impersonator and tribute artist Tom Sadge will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. June 29 at the Smoky…
Wednesday, 27 June 2012 13:48

Cherokee recording artist to perform at Fontana June 30

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Cherokee Recording Artist Shea Keck will be performing from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. June 30 at the Wildwood Grill…
Wednesday, 27 June 2012 13:48

The Barefoot Movement to play in Jackson

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The Barefoot Movement will play a free concert at the Jackson County Public Library in Sylva at 7 p.m. July…
The Franklin Chamber of Commerce’s annual Fourth of July horseshoe and cornhole tournaments will begin at 10 a.m. at the…
Wednesday, 27 June 2012 13:43

WNC lights it up for the Fourth

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From cornhole tournaments to a homemade raft race, from a fireworks train ride to kids-only parade, mountain communities are pulling…
Wednesday, 27 June 2012 13:06

Firecracker 5K lights a fuse with runners

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  If you are looking to run a personal best, consider the Bryson City Firecracker 5k on July 4th. The…
Wednesday, 27 June 2012 13:05

Youth National Fly Fishing Championship held in Cherokee

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This year’s U.S. Youth Fly Fishing Championships were held in Cherokee last weekend, with venues including the catch-and-release waters in…
Wednesday, 27 June 2012 13:05

Horse exhibition to benefit Panthertown

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  The Bald Rock Horse Exhibition will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 30 in Sapphire to…
Wednesday, 27 June 2012 13:04

Lecture series travels into the world of bogs

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  From spider behavior to salamander pheromones, researchers with the Highlands Biological Station are seemingly undaunted by the finer, even…
 Building the original elevator to the mountain’s summit in 1949 took workers 18 months to blast through solid granite, creating…
Wednesday, 27 June 2012 13:02

Watch that stream

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  The Town of Waynesville has partnered with Haywood Waterways Association to strategically place stream-crossing signs around town and help…
Wednesday, 27 June 2012 13:01

Join rangers for a hike to Black Balsam

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Rangers with the Blue Ridge Parkway will lead a hike to the summit of Black Balsam Knob in the Shining…
 “Spectacular Southern Appalachians” is the theme of a Nature Photography Exhibit by the mountain chapter of the Carolinas Nature Photographers…
Wednesday, 27 June 2012 12:58

Growers needed for new Stecoah market

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  A new farmer’s market has opened at the Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center in Graham County every Wednesday morning…
The Canary Coalition’s annual membership gathering will take place from 6:30 to 9 p.m. June 29 at the Jackson County…
Artist Rick Hills, a studio owner in Waynesville, is donating 20 percent of the sale of his artwork on display…
  Gov. Perdue has to be weary. This weariness was apparent months ago when she declared she would not seek…
A sweeping review of the Pisgah and Nantahala national forests will get under way in a matter of months, a…
Wednesday, 27 June 2012 12:32

The changing face of WNC’s national forests

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 A million acres of national forests sounds like a lot, and indeed it is. But consider the 8.6 million people…
 A couple in Macon County is trying to raise $2 million to open a childcare center that would serve 120 children.
Don’t expect business as usual at the Cashiers Chamber of Commerce as a new director takes over for the first time in more than 20 years. The business organization became embroiled in controversy last year amid questions about whether the…
Wednesday, 27 June 2012 00:00

Maggie police under the gun in budget talks

The Maggie Valley Police Department will see minimal cuts to its new budget despite multiple discussions about whether the small valley has more officers than it needs. The budget was cut by $55,000 to $854,000. The town will postpone replacing…
Maggie Valley’s mayor and Board of Alderman voted quickly Monday to cut the tax rate by three cents and approve an amended version of the town’s budget — even though one alderman said she was not privy to the last minute…
The Sylva town board has lost what was arguably its most progressive member with the resignation of Stacy Knotts, who is following her professor husband Gibbs Knotts to the College of Charleston in South Carolina.
Western mountain counties will have a new representative on the N.C. Department of Transportation board with the departure of long-time board member Conrad Burrell, who has stepped down from the powerful post after more than 11 years.
 Lee Galloway never goes anywhere without a spare copy of Waynesville’s yard waste ordinance. Even a simple evening jaunt to the grocery store can find Galloway scanning the curbs
Wednesday, 27 June 2012 00:00

Haywood businesses catch the solar bug

 Two technology-related businesses in Haywood County are looking to save some green by going green.