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Wednesday, 14 October 2015 14:28

WCU Friends welcome Steep Canyon Rangers

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Grammy Award-winning bluegrass supergroup Steep Canyon Rangers will perform at a membership concert for the Western Carolina University Friends of…
I was told “good luck.” In August 2012, as one of my first assignments for The Smoky Mountain News, I…
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 15:53

GIMP, lightroom seminars

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The Sylva Photo Club will host seminars covering “GIMP” and “Lightroom” at the Cullowhee Methodist Church on the Western Carolina…
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 15:52

Lake J Singers present fall concert

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The Lake Junaluska Singers will perform their fall concert 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, and at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct.…
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 15:51

Inspirations are ‘Singing in the Smokies’

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Acclaimed gospel group The Inspirations will host the ‘Singing in the Smokies’ fall color festival at 11 a.m. Oct. 15-17…
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 15:51

ColorFest rescheduled for Oct. 17 in Dillsboro

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The annual ColorFest: Dillsboro Fine Arts & Crafts Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct.…
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 15:50

Local food showcase in Canton

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A Little Taste of Local will offer samples from locally owned restaurants and markets on Oct. 13 at Champion Credit…
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 15:49

‘Beards for Boobs’ in Cherokee

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A regional breast cancer charity truck show, “Beards for Boobs,” will be held from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct.…
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 15:49

‘Believe The Impossible’ this Halloween at Harrah’s

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The Masters of Illusion “Believe The Impossible” professional magic Halloween showcase will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17,…
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 15:48

Highlands presents senior comedy

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The production of “Over the River and Through the Woods” will hit the stage at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22-24 and…
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 15:47

Gemboree in Franklin

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The 26th Annual Leaf Lookers Gemboree will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 16-17 and 11 a.m.…
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 15:45

Church Street Art & Craft Show returns

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The 32nd annual Church Street Art & Craft Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct.…
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 15:15

New hospital building to open in Cherokee

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The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians will celebrate the completion of the new $80 million, 150,000-square-foot Cherokee Indian Hospital building…
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 15:12

Recycling business starts up in Haywood

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A new company that sorts and resells recyclable materials announced its plans this week to locate in Haywood County, adding…
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 15:10

Agencies join forces to address elk concerns

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Elk and humans are still trying to figure out how to cohabitate in Western North Carolina since the herd was…
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 15:08

Lawsuit filed against former tribal leadership

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The day after Cherokee’s new chief and vice chief took their oaths of office, a lawsuit naming nearly all the…
Haywood County Commission Chairman Mark Swanger publicly announced this week that he plans to retire from elected office next year…
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 15:00

Jackson passes climate change resolution

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The Jackson County Commissioners unanimously passed a resolution last week that’s likely the first of its kind for the far…
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 14:58

Franklin makes way for indoor gun range

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Franklin residents may soon have a closer and safer place to practice their shooting skills now that indoor gun ranges…
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 15:48

Taste of Sylva returns

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Featuring local food, music and children’s activities, the sixth annual Taste of Sylva culinary tour will run from 1 to…
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 15:31

WNC recipients of Folklore awards

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Numerous Western North Carolina residents and organizations received awards by the North Carolina Folklore Society, which will be celebrated at…
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 15:30

Quilt show celebrates 25 years

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The High Country Quilters 25th annual show “High Country Lilies” will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct.…
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 15:29

Fairchild gets elected into Bluegrass Hall of Fame

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Acclaimed banjoist Raymond Fairchild was recently elected into Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass Hall of Fame in Bean Blossom, Indiana.
Wednesday, 16 September 2015 15:44

Roller derby slides into Bryson

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The Smoky Mountain Rollergirls will take on the Middle Georgia Derby Demons on Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Swain County…
Wednesday, 16 September 2015 15:43

Asheville Symphony, WCU team up

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Western Carolina University student musicians will join members of the Asheville Symphony Orchestra for a performance of orchestral masterworks at…
Wednesday, 16 September 2015 15:41

Mountain Heritage Day celebrates Appalachian culture

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The 41st annual Mountain Heritage Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at Western…
Wednesday, 16 September 2015 15:39

Galaxy of Stars opens with tribute to Groucho

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Award-winning actor and director Frank Ferrante will perform his acclaimed portrayal of legendary comedian Groucho Marx at 3 p.m. Sunday,…
Wednesday, 16 September 2015 15:37

Highlands gala welcomes Three Tenors and a Diva

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The Three Tenors and a Diva Gala will be held at 5 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Highlands Performing Arts…
Wednesday, 16 September 2015 15:36

Disco for a soulful cause

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The inaugural Mountain Disco Music Festival will be held from 1 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at Soul Infusion…
Wednesday, 09 September 2015 15:44

Fall harvest festival returns to Cherokee

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The annual Mountain Life Festival in Great Smoky Mountains National Park will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.…
Wednesday, 09 September 2015 15:43

Cherokee festival in Hayesville

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The Cherokee Heritage Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Cherokee…
Wednesday, 09 September 2015 15:42

Youth Art Festival coming to JCGEP

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The Youth Arts Festival will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Jackson County Green…
Wednesday, 09 September 2015 15:41

Mountain Faith ‘Welcome Home Parade’

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There will be a “Welcome Home Parade” for acclaimed bluegrass act Mountain Faith at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, in…
Wednesday, 02 September 2015 14:43

Balsam Range, Porch 40 to play Canton Labor Day

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The 109th Canton Labor Day Festival will be held Sept 5-7 at Sorrells Street Park in downtown.
Wednesday, 02 September 2015 14:22

So, why Canton?

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It’s a question I get a lot. “Why do you like Canton so much?”
Wednesday, 02 September 2015 14:21

In her own words

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Strolling Main Street in downtown Canton mid-morning, the steam stacks of nearby Evergreen Packaging rise high into another bluebird sky…
Wednesday, 02 September 2015 14:18

Memories for a lifetime

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Sitting down next to each other, it’s pretty apparent that Pat and Zeb Smathers are father and son.
Wednesday, 02 September 2015 14:10

Bluegrass, barbecue at Francis Mill

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The Francis Mill Preservation Society will celebrate the preservation of the 128-year-old mill during the 10th annual Music at the…
Wednesday, 02 September 2015 14:09

Seven Clans Rodeo rides into Cherokee

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The Seven Clans Rodeo will be held Sept. 4-5 at the intersection of U.S. 19/441 in Cherokee. Gates open at…
Wednesday, 02 September 2015 14:07

Dazzling Dahlias

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The fourth annual Dazzling Dahlia Festival will be Saturday, Sept. 12, at the Highlands Rec Park and Civic Center.
Wednesday, 02 September 2015 14:06

Chinese acrobats onstage in Cullowhee

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The Golden Dragon Acrobats will bring the 2,000-year tradition of Chinese acrobatics to the stage at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept.…
Wednesday, 02 September 2015 14:05

Wildlife photo exhibit in Macon

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There will be a wildlife photography exhibit showcasing the works of Ed & Cindy Boos through the month of September…
Wednesday, 02 September 2015 14:03

Folk Festival returns to Lake Junaluska

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Mountain music, dancing and tradition will be on display once again as the 45th annual Smoky Mountain Folk Festival celebrates…
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 15:48

Haywood County Fair returns

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The Haywood County Fair will be held through Aug. 31 at the Haywood County Fairground in Lake Junaluska.
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 15:19

Tony Award musical at HART

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The Stephen Sondheim Broadway hit comedy “Company” will hit the stage at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 4-5 and at 3 p.m.…
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 15:14

Clay activities at Cowee

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The Cowee Pottery School in Franklin, an emerging nonprofit outlet for people of all ages wanting to play in clay,…
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 15:08

Griffin photography exhibit at WCU

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An exhibition of works by photographer Cathryn Griffin will be on display through Friday, Sept. 25, in the Fine Art…
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 15:03

Best album earns IBMA nod

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Great Smoky Mountains Association’s “Carroll Best and the White Oak String Band” has been named among the best of the…
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 15:02

RailFest rolls into Bryson City

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The 14th annual RailFest will be held Sept. 5-6 at the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad depot in Bryson City.