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What could’ve been a lifelong haunting moment for most turned out to be an epiphany for Josh Merrell. “I farted in front of my fourth-grade class. The teacher asked who did it and instead of sheepishly hiding at my desk,…
Wednesday, 26 September 2012 00:00

Call for art/writing submissions

Daydreamz Project is partnering with several local entities to display artistic expressions that promote healing of domestic violence, sexual assault and dating. Those who want to take part are encouraged to submit poetry, prose, drawings, paintings or decorations of any…
Wednesday, 26 September 2012 00:00

Demonstrations at Dogwood Crafters

Craft demonstrations at Dogwood Crafters in Dillsboro this week include Susie Ray, Susan Lingg, Claudia Lampley and Mary Ethel Prater. Crafters will demonstrate their work and discuss their craft in the Gallery Room. • Sept. 27 from 2-3 p.m. —…
Wednesday, 26 September 2012 00:00

Art/craft exhibition opens in Highlands

“American Craft Today” opened on Sept. 22 and will run through Dec. 29 in the Bunzl Gallery at The Bascom in Highlands. Fifty-seven craftspeople from across the nation have been chosen to exhibit baskets, ceramics, decorative and wearable fiber, furniture,…
Wednesday, 26 September 2012 00:00

Flying Cat Studio celebrates a decade

Professional potters Susan Phillips and Velda Davis will hold a special kiln opening and pottery sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 29 and 30 and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday at their studio located in the…
Wednesday, 26 September 2012 00:00

Skate Jam rolls into Cherokee

The inaugural “SK8 Jam” will take place at noon Oct. 6 on the SK8 Park in Cherokee, with registration available before the start of the competition. Besides the street comp/open bowl comp, there will also be food and live music…
Wednesday, 26 September 2012 00:00

Georgia historian to deliver talk at WCU

A historian and author from the University of Georgia who specializes in Native American history will speak at 7 p.m., Sept. 27, at Western Carolina University in Room 130 of the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center. Claudio…
Wednesday, 26 September 2012 00:00

Scarecrow festival coming to Bryson City

The scarecrows are coming to Bryson City from Oct. 6 through Oct. 20.
Wednesday, 26 September 2012 00:00

Illusionist coming to WCU

Western Carolina University brings magician Jason Bishop to the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center in Cullowhee at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 7.
Wednesday, 26 September 2012 00:00

Rooted in the Mountains to be held at WCU

The Rooted in the Mountains symposium — designed to raise awareness of the intersection of health, language, environmental and indigenous issues with the stewardship of Appalachia and its resources — will be held Oct. 4 and 5 in the A.K.…
Wednesday, 26 September 2012 00:00

Cherokee Indian Fair turns 100

The Cherokee Indian Fair will mark its 100th year Oct. 2-6 with a five-day celebration of great music and traditional games, dancing, music, crafts, displays and food. Music acts include Sawyer Brown on Oct. 4 at 9:30 p.m. and Lonestar…
Wednesday, 26 September 2012 00:00

Cashiers Valley Leaf Festival is Oct. 5-7

The Cashiers Valley Leaf Festival will include everything from concerts to crafts during its three-day run Oct. 5-7. The Lovin’ Spoonful will appear “On the Slope” in Sapphire on Oct. 5. Gates open at 5 p.m. General admission is $25…
Wednesday, 26 September 2012 00:00

Cruisin’ show coming to Franklin

The “Cruisin’ in the Mountains” car, truck and bike show will be held Oct. 5 and 6 at Southwestern Community College’s Driving Course on Industrial Park Loop. Registration is now being accepted at the Franklin Chamber of Commerce. Registration forms…
Wednesday, 26 September 2012 00:00

WCU to celebrate Homecoming in October

Western Carolina University will celebrate Homecoming 2012 — whose theme is “Tradition Long, Catamount Strong — with a host of activities Oct. 4-7.
Wednesday, 26 September 2012 00:00

Mountain Heritage Day returns to Cullowhee

Mountain Heritage Day gets under way Sept. 29 at Western Carolina University with a variety of arts and crafts, music, clogging, folk arts, contests and other activities.
Wednesday, 26 September 2012 00:00

Celebrate Oktoberfest in Waynesville

Celebrate Oktoberfest with the Haywood County Arts Council from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 6 on the patio at the Classic Wineseller in downtown Waynesville. The event includes a traditional Bavarian meal of bratwurst, potato salad, sauerkraut and tea or soda. From…
Wednesday, 26 September 2012 00:00

WCU presents ‘British Invasion’

Western Carolina University School of Music will present “British Invasion,” an evening of 20th century music for clarinet and piano, at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 2, in the Coulter Building recital hall on the Western Carolina University campus. Shannon Thompson, on…
Wednesday, 26 September 2012 00:00

Sacred Music Songfest coming to Franklin

“Hymns We Know By Heart,” a sacred music songfest, will be held at 4 p.m. Sept. 30 on Franklin’s Town Square gazebo. The event is a front porch-style sing-along of familiar hymns and spirituals, from “Amazing Grace” and “In The…
Wednesday, 26 September 2012 00:00

‘Beethoven Project' to perform

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will perform all 10 Beethoven violin sonatas during a series of five concerts this fall and spring at Western Carolina University. “The Beethoven Project” will feature concerts of two Beethoven sonatas, plus a significant work for…
Wednesday, 26 September 2012 00:00

The Bee Gees tribute band comes to Franklin

Stayin’ Alive Canada, the world’s number one tribute to The Bee Gees, will hit the stage at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts in Franklin. It was The Bee Gees contribution to the…
Wednesday, 26 September 2012 00:00

Winners chosen in Haywood talent competition

Haywood Arts Regional Theater’s regional talent show finals played to a standing room only on Sept. 22 at the HART Theatre in Waynesville, with 16 acts competing for a top prize of $1,000.
Wednesday, 26 September 2012 00:00

‘Smoke on the Mountain’ stages in Franklin

The Overlook Theatre Company will present “Smoke on the Mountain: A Rip-Roaring Musical Comedy Revival” at 7:30 p.m. throughout the month of October at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts in Franklin. Show dates are Oct. 2, 5,…
Wednesday, 26 September 2012 00:00

HART to present musical

The Haywood Arts Regional Theater will stage the musical “The Light in the Piazza” Oct. 5 through Oct. 21 at the Performing Arts Center in Waynesville. The musical tells the story of a woman from Winston-Salem whose husband, a tobacco…
It’s noon on a Wednesday and Scott Peterson already has beer on the mind.
Wednesday, 04 July 2007 00:00

An artist for life

By Michael Beadle Painter Susan Lanier remembers how she used to get in trouble as a young artist. In first grade, she was drawing a princess for her cousin, who could only do stick figures. The teacher grabbed the paper…
Wednesday, 04 July 2007 00:00

Celebrating a jazz guitar legend

By Chris Cooper Up for review this week is a live set of inspiring music from an incredibly influential musician in his genre: a burning birthday celebration from one of jazz guitar’s brightest and most enduring lights, the inimitable Kenny…
Wednesday, 04 July 2007 00:00

Recommended diversions

Bruce Springsteen: Nebraska Oh, he’s the boss alright. But sometime around ’82 he holed up in a friend’s studio, with nothing but a Tascam 4-track recorder, and decided to let everybody in on a little secret- Springsteen ain’t all “Born…
Wednesday, 03 October 2012 19:52

More A&E briefs

Orchestra to play fairy tales and Mozart Blue Ridge Orchestra begins its 2012-2013 season with a musical visit to Cinderella, Mother Goose and the witch from Hansel and Gretel at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Colonial Theater in Canton. The…
Wednesday, 03 October 2012 19:51

WCU jam series kicks off with Sons of Ralph

The First Thursday Old-Time and Bluegrass Jam Series at Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center will get underway with a concert by the Sons of Ralph at 7 p.m. Oct. 4 on the ground floor of WCU’s H.F. Robinson Administration…
Wednesday, 03 October 2012 19:48

Comedy troupe ready to bring laughs

Upright Citizens Brigade will bring its comedy theater to Western Carolina University with a show at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11 in the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center. 
Wednesday, 03 October 2012 19:48

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…
Wednesday, 03 October 2012 19:47

Oktoberfest to benefit medical center

Oktoberfest, put on by the Foundation for Angel Medical Center, will be held at 6 p.m. Oct. 6 at the National Guard Armory. The event will benefit the renovations for the Outpatient Medicine Department at the hospital.  There will be…
Hoptoberfest will kick off at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 13 at Fontana Village Resort. The daylong festival will start with a disc golf tournament and end with The Sharkadelics. Enjoy live music by the Caribbean Cowboys from 1-4 p.m. while sampling…
Wednesday, 03 October 2012 19:44

Acrylic demonstration of street scene

Artist and teacher Dominick DePaolo will demonstrate acrylic painting techniques in a street scene for Art League of the Smokies at 6:15 p.m. Oct. 4, at Swain County Center for the Arts in Bryson City. DePaolo will demonstrate how to…
Wednesday, 03 October 2012 19:44

Swain teacher exhibits art education thesis

The Swain County Center for the Arts will celebrate the paintings of area elementary and middle school art teacher Sheena Kohlmeyer with a meet-and-greet reception featuring the Rye Holler Boys at 3 p.m. Oct. 14. The exhibit, which is part…
Wednesday, 03 October 2012 19:43

HCC focus of new art council show

Haywood County Arts Council’s Gallery 86 is hosting an artist’s reception for the Haywood Community College’s professional craft faculty and 2012 graduates from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 5 in conjunction with the Waynesville Gallery Association’s Art After Dark event. Each faculty…
Two local artists who use unconventional materials will be featured from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 5 at Gallery 262 in downtown Waynesville. “Surreal Appalachia: The Works of Michelle Walker & Bobbie Polizzi” explores the work of Walker, who blends oils with…
Wednesday, 03 October 2012 19:41

Disney discussion

Blue Ridge Watermedia Society will hold their monthly meeting at 6:45 p.m. Oct. 9 at the First Baptist Church on Main Street in Waynesville. The guest speaker will be Jesse Clay, who was a senior illustrator at Disney World for…
Wednesday, 03 October 2012 19:39

Regional art grants available

Regional Artist Project grant of Western North Carolina (RAP go WNC) funding is available to developing art professionals for the 2012-13 year. RAP go WNC is intended to fund projects that will conclude by June 15, 2013.  Eligible artists must…
Wednesday, 03 October 2012 19:38

Integration topic of panel discussion

The Jackson County Public Library in Sylva will host a panel discussion about history of integration at 7 p.m. Oct. 9 in the community room.  The talk will revolve around “Journeys of Courage: Integrating Education in Jackson County,” a Western…
Wednesday, 03 October 2012 19:37

Leaf Lookers Gemboree comes to Franklin

The 23rd annual Leaf Lookers Gemboree is Oct. 26-28 at the Macon County Community Building in Franklin. The Gemboree will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. …
Wednesday, 03 October 2012 19:34

Italian love story warms up the HART

Bringing a little warmth to the impending fall weather, the Haywood Regional Arts Theatre in Waynesville presents “The Light In The Piazza” this month. Taking place in Florence, Italy (circa 1953), the story unfolds as a Winston-Salem mother and daughter…
Wednesday, 03 October 2012 19:31

Haywood theatre enters second act

It may look like a grassy field to some, but to Steven Lloyd, it’s a window of opportunity. Lloyd, executive director of the Haywood Arts Regional Theatre in Waynesville, is currently in the midst of a fundraising campaign to bring…
Wednesday, 10 October 2012 13:23

Civil War author to give talk

Jackson County Public Library will host a book talk with Emily Cooper, author of Queen of the Lost, a fictionalized account of former First Lady of South Carolina Lucy Pickens, at 7 p.m. Oct. 18 in downtown Sylva. Cooper’s book…
Wednesday, 10 October 2012 13:22

Authors to discuss works in Sylva

Two authors will present their latest works on Oct. 13 at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva. Ava Lindsey Chambers will speak at 2 p.m., with Amy Cortese at 5 p.m. Chambers will present her novel No Reservations, which tells the…
Wednesday, 10 October 2012 13:19

WCU to host guest saxophonist, pianist

The School of Music at Western Carolina University will present a guest artist recital featuring saxophonist Allison Dromgold Adams with pianist Liz Ames at 5 p.m. Oct. 23 in the recital hall of the Coulter Building. Adams is a member…
Wednesday, 10 October 2012 13:18

Students run to raise funds for research

Two weeks before the football teams from Western Carolina University and Appalachian State University tangle in their traditional rivalry game, students and faculty members from WCU athletic training program will embark on the Mountain Jug Run for Research Oct. 12…
Wednesday, 10 October 2012 13:17

Jazz festival visits Classic Wine Seller

The Classic Wine Seller and Satin Steel Jazz will host a fall jazz festival on four consecutive Saturdays, Oct. 13 through Nov. 3. Eve Haslam, Brian Felix and Zack Page will kick off the fest on Oct. 13; Oct. 20,…
Wednesday, 10 October 2012 13:17

Skateway looking for a partner

Smoky Mountain Sk8way is looking for a naming rights partner to rename the soon-to-be expanded Smoky Mountain Sk8way Sports and Entertainment Arena, in exchange for revenue to help expand. The partnership is not just about a name change but comes…
Wednesday, 10 October 2012 13:16

Audition for ‘Christmas Carol’ at HART

Haywood Arts Regional Theatre (HART) will hold auditions for its December production of “A Christmas Carol” at 1 p.m. Oct. 13 and 6:30 p.m. Oct. 14 in the Feichter Studio of the HART Theatre on 250 Pigeon Street in Waynesville.…
Wednesday, 10 October 2012 13:14

Top marching bands to compete

More than 20 top high school marching bands will assemble for Western Carolina University’s 12th annual Tournament of Champions at 8 a.m. Oct. 20 at E.J. Whitmire Stadium on campus.
Wednesday, 10 October 2012 13:14

Free arts and crafts for kids in Macon

Elementary school-aged children and their families are invited to a free ARTSaturday arts and crafts workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 13 in the children’s area of the Macon County Public Library.   Children will create take-home projects made…
Wednesday, 10 October 2012 13:13

Maggie Valley quilt show to celebrate fall

The High Country Quilters 22nd Annual Quilt Show, “Bear Foot In the Mountains,” will take place daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 11-13 at the Maggie Valley Town Hall and Pavilion/Civic Center. This year’s theme quilt is a…
Wednesday, 10 October 2012 13:11

Come ride with Charlie Brown

The Great Pumpkin Patch Express is returning throughout October to the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad in Bryson City. As the leaves begin to fade and pumpkins are ready to be carved, Charlie Brown, Lucy and Snoopy make their way to…
Wednesday, 10 October 2012 13:11

Dillsboro drum circle ready to boogie

The Dillsboro Community Drum Circle will hold their monthly show from 5-8 p.m. Oct. 13 at the old train depot. All are welcome, with instruments available to share. Bring your own instrument if you’d like. Dancers and hula hoopers are…
Wednesday, 10 October 2012 13:09

‘Miss Jane’ spins spooky stories

Canton Branch Library will transform into a spooky storytelling arena from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 11 in the meeting room. Jane Shipman, known as “Miss Jane” for many years when she worked as a children’s librarian in Waynesville, will tell Halloween…
Wednesday, 10 October 2012 13:09

Great Smokies storyteller to spin tales

Friends of the Smokies will host nationally acclaimed storyteller and Haywood County native Donald Davis at 3 p.m. Oct. 14 in Lake Junaluska’s Harrell Center. Davis is donating his performance to benefit Friends of the Smokies, a non-profit organization that…
Wednesday, 10 October 2012 13:08

Glassblowing, blacksmithing offered

Two art classes will be held at the Jackson County Green Energy Park in Dillsboro on Oct. 13. A glassblowing seminar will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (with 45-minute time slots available) while a blacksmithing class will…
Wednesday, 10 October 2012 13:07

Kephart items donated to library

A recent donation of Horace Kephart’s personal correspondence, photographs and other belongings will become part of the new “Horace Kephart and Laura Mack Kephart Family Collection” at Western Carolina University’s Hunter Library. An iconic figure of Western North Carolina history…
Church Street Art and Craft Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 13 in downtown Waynesville. 
Wednesday, 10 October 2012 13:03

Jammin’ at the Millpond

Haywood Community College’s Jammin’ at the Millpond will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 13 on the college campus in Clyde. The day showcases the college, its programs and alumni, and the Appalachian heritage of Western North…
Wednesday, 10 October 2012 13:01

Art grant looking for submissions

Regional Artist Project grant of Western North Carolina (RAP go WNC) is available for the 2012-2013 year. RAP go WNC is a partnership between the arts councils of Cherokee, Haywood and Jackson counties, Stecoah Valley Arts Center and the North Carolina…
Wednesday, 10 October 2012 13:01

Maggie Valley presents autumn craft show

The October Leaves Craft Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 13 and 14 at the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds. Quality artists and crafters will sell their handmade products and some will even demonstrate. Works of…
Wednesday, 10 October 2012 12:59

Sylva hosting art stroll

Jackson County Visual Arts Association and the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce will host the “Sylva Art Stroll” starting at 5 p.m. Oct. 12 with merchants staying open later to welcome visitors, shoppers and diners.
Wednesday, 10 October 2012 12:57

Cherokee find tradition, respect through sport

Amid the blinking lights and stuffed animal prizes at the Cherokee Indian Fair, a scream echoes from behind the trees. The source of the noise is a group of young men and village elders huddled in a circle. Each face…
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 12:29

Film series to screen adult documentary

Western Carolina University Sociology Club’s “A New Lens Film Series” will continue at 7 p.m. Oct. 23 with a screening of “The Price of Pleasure: Pornography, Sexuality and Relationships” in Room 130 of the John W. Bardo Arts Center. The…
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 12:29

Author to read memoir

Judy Goldman will read from and discuss her new memoir, Losing My Sister, at 1 p.m. Oct. 20 at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva.   Losing My Sister tells of Goldman’s relationship with her sister, the struggles they face, either apart…
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 12:28

Coalition launches craft recycling campaign

Clean Slate Coalition has launched a fundraising campaign called “Sew Crafty” that will create a funding stream to help women leaving jail or prison by recycling and selling sewing and craft items that can be repurposed by local crafters. Clean…
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 12:27

Talk to discuss art after atomic bomb

Elin O’Hara Slavick, distinguished Professor of Art at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will give a public talk titled “Art after Aftermath” at 4 p.m. Oct. 29 in Room 130 of the John W. Bardo Fine and…
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 12:26

Russian nutcracker hits Harrah’s

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker will be performed at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Nov. 24 at Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center. Celebrating its 19th year, it’s the largest Russian ballet tour in North America.
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 12:26

Introduction to Cherokee language

A one-day “Introduction to Cherokee Language” class will be offered from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 19 in Western Carolina University’s Cordelia Camp Building. Thomas Belt and Hartwell Francis from WCU’s Cherokee language program will begin the class by…
Cherokee basket artist Betty Maney and Western Carolina University crafts scholar Anna Fariello will host a program entitled “From the Hands of our Elders: Cherokee Traditions” at 7 p.m. Oct. 23 in the Jackson County Public Library in Sylva.  This…
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 12:24

Come out to the barn dance

REACH of Haywood County will be putting on a “barn dance” at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at a new barn nestled in the Camp Branch area.
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 12:23

Bryson City Chili Cook-off is Oct. 20

The Bryson City Chamber Chili Cook-off will take place 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad Depot.
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 12:22

Liars Bench presents scary stories

The Liars Bench will present “Appalachian Spook Tales” at 7 p.m. Oct. 18 at Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center auditorium.
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 12:20

Movie briefs

Christie mystery to be screened Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap” will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19-22 at the Smoky Mountain Community Theatre in Bryson City. The film portrays a snowstorm that traps boarders at Monkswell Manor Guest House with…
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 12:19

Jubilee to showcase speakers, gospel music

Western North Carolina Encouragement Jubilee will be held at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 21 through Oct. 24 in the Beall Auditorium at Haywood Community College in Clyde. WNC Encouragement Jubilee begins Sunday evening with a gospel music concert featuring The Browns…
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 12:18

Beer and pottery auction to support nonprofit

The Community Table in Sylva has two fundraising events coming up. The Community Table is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing nutritious meals to neighbors in need in a welcoming environment. • You can bid from 10 a.m. to 3…
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 12:18

Library to host community jam

The next community music jam at the Marianna Black Library will be from 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 18 in downtown Bryson City. Anyone with a guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle or dulcimer (anything unplugged) is invited to join. Singers are also welcomed…
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 12:17

Children’s costume ball to be held in Sylva

A costume character ball will be held during family night at 6 p.m. Oct. 25 in the Jackson County Public Library in Sylva. Children are invited to come dressed as their favorite story character. There will be snacks, crafts and…
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 12:17

Writers/artists wanted for publication

Submissions are now being taken for the 2012-13 edition of “Milestone,” the biennial art and literary review published by Southwestern Community College. “Milestone” is a publication that showcases the creative expressions of local writers and visual artists. All residents of…
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 12:16

Fall art and craft festival hits Franklin

The Smoky Mountain Fall Art and Craft Festival will celebrate 20 years on Oct. 19-20 and Oct. 26-27 at the Macon County Fairgrounds in Franklin. The fairgrounds will be decorated for the season and artisan booths will be filled to…
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 12:15

Mountain heritage at harvest festival

A harvest festival will take place Oct.19-21 at the Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center on the grounds of the Stecoah School. Friday evening begins with a campfire and storytelling with Civil War-era soldiers on patrol. Saturday starts at 8 a.m.…
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 12:14

North Hominy Apple Festival is Oct. 20

The North Hominy Apple Festival will take place from 7 a.m. until closing Oct. 20 at the North Hominy Community Center on Newfound Road in Canton. The festival will feature a variety of apple pies, butter and jellies. There will…
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 12:12

Waynesville to host Apple Harvest Festival

The Haywood County Apple Harvest Festival will be held 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 20 in downtown Waynesville. The annual festival, which celebrates the beauty of the harvest season in Haywood County, features handmade arts and crafts, locally grown…
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 12:05

Children of the corn

Sliding into the parking lot of the Cold Mountain Corn Maze, the smell of campfire and old, fallen leaves fills the nostrils. Soon, the sounds of screaming fill the ears.
Wednesday, 24 October 2012 00:00

Upcoming music in Waynesville

Jazz festival continues in Waynesville The Classic Wineseller and Satin Steel Jazz continue their month-long jazz series with the Michael Jefry Stevens Duo at 7 p.m. Oct. 27 in downtown Waynesville. Besides music, the evening also includes dinner from Angelino’s…
Wednesday, 24 October 2012 00:00

Franklin welcomes multi-talented ventriloquist

World-class ventriloquist and musician Taylor Mason will perform at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts in Franklin.
Wednesday, 24 October 2012 00:00

WCU to host percussion recital

Mario Gaetano, professor in the School of Music at Western Carolina University, will present a percussion recital at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6 in the recital hall of the Coulter Building at WCU.
Wednesday, 24 October 2012 00:00

Waynesville goes trick-or-treating

“Treats on the Street” for Halloween will go from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 31 in downtown Waynesville. The event welcomes trick-or-treaters to local businesses. Many stores will add coupons to their treats for the parents. www.downtownwaynesville.com.
Wednesday, 24 October 2012 00:00

Halloween comes to Jackson County

Jackson County will be rounding out October with a week full of scary and fun activities taking place in Sylva, Cullowhee and Dillsboro. Halloween Egg Haunt from 7-9 p.m. Oct. 25 at Mark Watson Park in Sylva. Halloween eggs will…
Wednesday, 24 October 2012 00:00

Scary stories at Shelton House

A Ghosts & Goblets storytelling event will occur at 7 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Shelton House in Waynesville.
Wednesday, 24 October 2012 00:00

More A&E events

Tavern of Terror at Tipping Point Oct. 31 The 2nd annual Tavern of Terror will occur at 7 p.m. Oct. 31 at Tipping Point Brewing in downtown Waynesville. The event features Halloween trivia, prizes for most creative team costumes, as…
Wednesday, 24 October 2012 00:00

‘Dracula’ to air on WWNC

Western Carolina University’s original radio broadcast adaptation of Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel Dracula will hit the Western North Carolina airwaves at 9 p.m. Oct. 31 in a special Halloween night program on WWNC-AM/570.
Wednesday, 24 October 2012 00:00

Gemboree returns to Franklin

The 23rd annual Leaf Lookers Gemboree is Oct. 26-28, at the Macon County Community Building in Franklin. The Gemboree will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.…
Wednesday, 24 October 2012 00:00

WCU to feature glass artists, demos

The Fine Art Museum at Western Carolina University will host the exhibit “North Carolina Glass 2012: In Celebration of 50 Years of Studio Glass in America” from Oct. 28 through Feb. 1. A reception will be held from 2-5 p.m.…
Wednesday, 24 October 2012 00:00

Cherokee loses art advocate

Long-time Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual manager Betty Dupree has passed away. Dupree worked for 27 years as the manager at Qualla. She was an advocate for the promotion of Cherokee art and artists and became a recognized expert in…
Wednesday, 24 October 2012 00:00

NOCtoberfest takes over Nantahala Gorge

Showcasing all the great things fall has to offer, NOCtoberfest will be an all-day event Oct. 27 at the Nantahala Outdoor Center in Nantahala Gorge. Besides food and a beer garden, there will also be the inaugural Flint Ridge 5-mile…
Wednesday, 24 October 2012 00:00

WNC Pottery Festival hits Dillsboro

The 8th annual Western North Carolina Pottery Festival takes place from 1-5 p.m. Nov. 2 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 3 in Dillsboro.