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Novels written by a Western Carolina University professor and by his former student are among the 147 titles in the running for the 2017 International Dublin Literary Award, widely acknowledged as one of the top — and most lucrative — honors in the publishing world. Ron Rash, WCU’s Parris Distinguished Professor of Appalachian Culture, is nominated for his Above the Waterfall, while David Joy, who holds…
Wednesday, 07 December 2016 16:05

When I sing: An interview with Bear Rinehart

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Heralding from just down the mountain in Greenville, South Carolina, Bear Rinehart is the front man for the rock group NEEDTOBREATHE. He has that rare quality of voice that allows him to stand out from other singers in his genre. Not only does Rinehart have the chops, he’s also a talented songwriter and musician.
Wednesday, 07 December 2016 16:04

Porch 40 at the Water’n Hole

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The Water’n Hole Bar & Grill (Waynesville) will host popular Western North Carolina act Porch 40 (rock/funk) at 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10.
Wednesday, 07 December 2016 16:03

Jingle Bell Bash at the Wineseller

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The Classic Wineseller (Waynesville) will host the Jingle Bell Bash with Dulci Ellenberger (left) & Kevin Williams at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9.
Wednesday, 07 December 2016 16:02

Get on the ‘Appalachian Mural Trail’

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With the help of the Blue Ridge Parkway Association, the Appalachian Mural Trail Group began accomplishing its vision on Dec. 1.
Wednesday, 07 December 2016 16:01

Celtic Woman Christmas show

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Renowned music group Celtic Woman will be performing “Home For Christmas: The Symphony Tour” at 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, at Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center.
Wednesday, 07 December 2016 16:00

Civic Orchestra Christmas concert

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The Western Carolina Civic Orchestra will present the annual Community Christmas Concert on Tuesday, Dec. 13, at the Jackson County Public Library in Sylva.
Wednesday, 07 December 2016 15:41

Christmas in Appalachia: Regional events

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As the temperatures drop in Western North Carolina, the fun only heats up. The holiday season here is filled with events and activities aimed to celebrate the best way we know how — with friends, family and visitors alike. Families can partake in wagon rides, iceless skating, craft sales and art demonstrations, all the while enjoying authentic mountain music, clogging and parades through several downtowns. These…
Tuesday, 29 November 2016 21:40

Point of Grace, craft show at ‘Appalachian Christmas’

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All are invited to an “Appalachian Christmas,” a weekend of concerts and a craft fair Dec. 9-11 at Lake Junaluska.
Tuesday, 29 November 2016 21:13

‘Fear No Art’ Exhibit in Franklin

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The exhibit entitled “Fear No Art” by Isabella Jacovino, an artist and author of many dark-epic fantasy novels, will be on display throughout December at the Macon County Public Library in Franklin. An artist reception will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, at the library.
Wednesday, 23 November 2016 15:38

‘Snowkus Pocus Cirque Holiday Show’

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The “Snowkus Pocus Cirque Holiday Show” will usher in the season in an acrobatic way at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, in the Bardo Arts Center at Western Carolina University.
Wednesday, 23 November 2016 15:37

Lights & Luminaries returns to Dillsboro

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The Festival of Lights & Luminaries will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Dec. 2-3 and 9-10 in downtown Dillsboro.
Wednesday, 16 November 2016 16:52

Christmas in Bryson City

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Santa Claus and other Christmas activities will be held through Dec. 17 at the Swain County Heritage Museum in Bryson City.