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Wednesday, 25 May 2016 15:23

Cherokee bonfire opens for summer

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The ceremonial Cherokee bonfires will kickoff the summer season on Friday, May 27, at Oconaluftee Island Park in Cherokee. The…
Wednesday, 25 May 2016 15:19

Unto These Hills opens for summer

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The Unto These Hills outdoor drama will run at 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday from May 28 to Aug. 13…
Wednesday, 11 May 2016 15:12

Roller derby to benefit Relay for Life

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The Smoky Mountain Roller Girls will be hosting their second double header of the season on Saturday, May 14, at…
Wednesday, 11 May 2016 15:08

JAM concert to honor Stuart

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Old-time music fans and friends of the Junior Appalachian Musicians (JAM) program are invited come together for a concert honoring…
Heading up the stairs at the historic Imperial Hotel, there’s an electricity in the air, a vibe that’s familiar, yet…
Tuesday, 03 May 2016 20:35

Greening Up Youth Talent winners

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The 19th annual Mountain Youth Talent Contest was held at the Greening Up the Mountains Festival in Sylva on Saturday,…
Tuesday, 03 May 2016 20:29

Art exhibit at Canton Library

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The Canton Library Visual Arts Exhibit is currently featuring work by Denise McCullough, a 94-year-old acrylic artist.
Tuesday, 26 April 2016 20:34

Lake Logan artist, writer retreat

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Cullowhee Mountain Arts invites artists and writers to come to a special five-day retreat for art-making, writing, resting and exploring…
Tuesday, 26 April 2016 20:13

Nominations sought for Mountain Heritage Awards

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Western Carolina University is accepting nominations for the Mountain Heritage Award, an honor bestowed annually on one individual and one…
Wednesday, 20 April 2016 16:40

Greening Up The Mountains welcomes spring

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Drawing thousands of visitors each year, the 19th annual Greening Up The Mountains Spring Festival will be held from 10…
Tuesday, 19 April 2016 20:32

Controlled Chaos Film Festival returns

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Films created by Western Carolina University students will be screened at the eighth annual Controlled Chaos Film Festival at 7…
Tuesday, 19 April 2016 20:10

‘King of Pop’ tribute show

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The “Man In The Mirror” production will hit the stage at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at Harrah’s Cherokee.
Tuesday, 19 April 2016 17:22

Jackson celebrates NC Beer Month, Ale Trail

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Whether you enjoy sipping a smooth golden ale, something hoppy or a dark IPA, Jackson County’s craft breweries have you…
Tuesday, 12 April 2016 16:51

Mural unveiling in Asheville

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A 6x12-foot interpretive art mural showcasing the cultural heritage of the “Shindig on the Green” at Pack Square Park will…
Tuesday, 12 April 2016 16:50

Country Western Show returns to Tuscola

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The Tuscola High School Summit Choir will present the 34th annual Country Western Show at 7 p.m. April 15-16 and…
Tuesday, 12 April 2016 16:48

WCU jazz festival returns

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Western Carolina University’s 14th annual jazz festival will feature an afternoon and evening of music, special guests and celebration from…
Tuesday, 12 April 2016 16:44

Get in the tub

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One of the true beauties of living in the mountains of Western North Carolina is the sheer fact that you…
Tuesday, 05 April 2016 20:19

Haywood art entities come together

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The Haywood County Arts Council (HCAC) recently solidified partnerships with Haywood Arts Regional Theatre (HART) and The Strand at 38…
Tuesday, 05 April 2016 20:17

WCU Road Works for organizations, communities

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Western Carolina University has a new free outreach program called WCU Road Works that will present theatrical, music, film and…
Tuesday, 05 April 2016 20:15

New sculpture at The Bascom

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Artist John Kenneth Melvin will break ground on a new site-specific sculpture at the entrance of The Bascom art center’s…
Tuesday, 05 April 2016 20:14

Beloved locomotive returns to Bryson City

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After long awaited anticipation Great Smoky Mountains Railroad (GSMR) is excited to announce that the historic #1702 Steam Engine will…
Tuesday, 29 March 2016 17:27

WCU students join The Heritage Calendar project

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There will be Catamount paw prints on the next edition of a calendar highlighting North Carolina’s African-American heritage as Western…
Tuesday, 29 March 2016 17:25

Creative arts workshop retreats

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From the beginning Cullowhee Mountain Arts (CMA) has been committed to hosting high-quality workshops taught by instructors with national and…
Wednesday, 23 March 2016 14:10

Want to own a quilt block?

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If you have ever wondered what those giant, colorful blocks are on the sides of buildings and other structures throughout…
Wednesday, 23 March 2016 14:04

Entries sought for Taste of Chocolate

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An open call for entries to the 17th annual Taste of Chocolate Plus is currently underway. The event will take…
Wednesday, 09 March 2016 16:26

Shelton House seeks volunteers, board members

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The Shelton House, which houses the Museum of North Carolina Handicrafts in Waynesville, is in need of people interested in…
Tuesday, 01 March 2016 20:51

Musical tribute to Civilian Conservation Corps

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Author Bill Jamerson will present a music and storytelling program about how the Civilian Conservation Corps camps improved the surrounding…
Wednesday, 24 February 2016 15:08

Mountain Heritage Center selected for accreditation academy

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Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center is among 10 museums selected to participate in the American Alliance of Museums’ new…
Wednesday, 17 February 2016 17:12

Discounted Penland classes for WNC residents

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Penland School of Crafts has open spaces in a number workshops in its second summer session available at half tuition…
Wednesday, 10 February 2016 16:34

Open call for artists, designers

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The Jackson County Arts Council is looking for local artists/designers to participate in their spring fundraiser event “Trashion Show” to…
Wednesday, 03 February 2016 15:47

An award-winning nap

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‘Cat on a Ledge’ by acclaimed Waynesville painter Jenny Buckner was recently named an “Honorable Mention for Artistic Excellence 2015”…
Wednesday, 27 January 2016 19:47

Bachelor auction to raise funds for WOW

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With less than two weeks to go, the Women of Waynesville (WOW) are eager with excitement to bring to Haywood…
In a long-awaited strategic move, Nantahala Brewing in Bryson City will soon be putting the final touches on the purchase…
Wednesday, 13 January 2016 16:05

HART to present Ephron hit, new café

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The production of the Nora Ephron play “Love Loss and What I Wore” will take place at 7:30 p.m. Jan.…
Wednesday, 13 January 2016 16:02

Events honor legacy of MLK

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Wednesday, 06 January 2016 16:38

Folkmoot reflects on 2015, celebrates the New Year

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Dear Friends: It’s New Years Eve and I wanted to take a moment to thank you for all that you contribute…
Wednesday, 06 January 2016 16:35

Waka Flocka Flame to play WCU

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Acclaimed rapper Waka Flocka Flame will hit the stage at 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, in the Ramsey Regional Activity…
Wednesday, 30 December 2015 16:06

New direction for ‘Stories of Mountain Folk’

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In 2008, Catch the Spirit of Appalachia (CSA), a Western North Carolina not-for-profit 501c3 organization, began recording “Stories of Mountain…
Wednesday, 30 December 2015 16:03

New Year’s Eve at The Imperial

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A New Year’s Eve Masquerade Party will be held from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 31, at The…
Wednesday, 30 December 2015 16:02

Open call for vendors

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An open call is currently underway for artists, crafters, environmental groups and food vendors for the 19th annual Greening Up…
Wednesday, 30 December 2015 16:01

Balsam Range Winter Concert Series returns to the Colonial

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Renowned bluegrass/gospel group Balsam Range will kick off the sixth annual “Winter Concert Series” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2,…
Tuesday, 22 December 2015 18:28

The man behind the white beard

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So, just who is the “Smokey Mountain Santa”? After an appearance last week at North Canton Elementary School, Santa and Mrs.…
Tuesday, 22 December 2015 18:27

The gift of reading

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Atop all the festivities surrounding the holidays, the students of North Canton Elementary School each received one more gift “under…
Tuesday, 22 December 2015 18:07

Green Energy Park artist wins scholarship

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A glass artist at the Jackson County Green Energy Park in Dillsboro and recent Western Carolina University graduate, Cole Johnson…
Tuesday, 22 December 2015 18:07

Apple Creek Café moves downtown

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Following the recent closure of Nick & Nate’s pizzeria in downtown Waynesville, Apple Creek Café will take over the Main…
Tuesday, 22 December 2015 16:32

Christmas in Appalachia

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As the temperatures drop in Western North Carolina, the fun only heats up. The holiday season here is filled with…
Wednesday, 16 December 2015 16:41

Behling art exhibit opening

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The Jackson County Arts Council will host an art exhibit opening for Dawn Behling, the 2014-15 Regional Artist Project Grant…
Wednesday, 16 December 2015 16:41

Waynesville Rec offers senior trips

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Seniors may begin registering for the following trips in January, which will be hosted by the Waynesville Parks and Recreation…
Wednesday, 16 December 2015 16:39

Interactive Cherokee history program

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“Cherokee Friends” will offer free programs for visitors throughout the month of December at the Museum of the Cherokee Indian.…