Fifth Annual Fall Craft Festival

Celebrating 126 years of history, the fifth annual Fall Craft Festival at The Old Mill 1886 will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 13 on U.S. 441, a mile south of Cherokee.

The daylong free festival will feature gem mining, fresh barbeque, live music (bluegrass, country and gospel), an array of Appalachian crafts, jewelry designers and fresh apple fritters.

The Naturalist's Corner

  • The eagles have landed
    The eagles have landed The eagles’ neighbors have known for months, observant birders and other Lake Junaluska regulars have either known or suspected, and I have sat on the news for a while as I consulted with North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC) and U.S. Fish & Wildlife, but…
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Back Then with George Ellison

  • Colorful reminders of long-ago homesteads
    Colorful reminders of long-ago homesteads A chimney standing all alone where a fire burned a house down long ago … a crumbling stone wall overgrown with tangles of vines … a flattened area on a slope above a creek or abandoned roadbed … all are likely locations for a dwelling…
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