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Wednesday, 18 January 2017 16:26

What’s the value of a mural?

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The Appalachian Mural Trail has developed a long-range plan to include these priceless murals and all future murals into a…
Wednesday, 28 December 2016 16:10

2016 in A&E

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Each year, we here at The Smoky Mountain News showcase our “Spoof Awards.” Sometimes they’re meant in good tongue-and-cheek fun,…
It’s the heartbeat of a town. Coming into its 37th year, the Smoky Mountain Community Theatre has become a beacon…
Wednesday, 14 December 2016 16:54

Haywood, Jackson Arts grant recipients

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The Haywood County Arts Council (HCAC) and Jackson County Arts Council (JCAC), co-administrating organizations of this year’s program, are pleased…
Wednesday, 14 December 2016 16:53

HCAC receives gifts

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In 2016, the Haywood County Arts Council’s (HCAC) Gallery Committee set out to improve its Gallery & Gifts retail space…
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…
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.…
Tuesday, 29 November 2016 21:48

Lines in the Sand: Balsam Range looks ahead

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The eternal struggle of bluegrass is being able to balance evolution with tradition. How does one adhere to the pickin’…
Wednesday, 23 November 2016 15:34

Local writers, film wins awards

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Two local authors and the Bethel Rural Community Organization’s Historic Preservation Committee were among award winners at the annual meeting…
Tuesday, 08 November 2016 21:36

Haywood art grants given

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The Haywood County Arts Council (HCAC), serving as a Designated County Partner of the North Carolina Arts Council, is pleased…
Wednesday, 02 November 2016 15:17

JCAC receives grant funding

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The Jackson County Arts Council has received four grants from the North Carolina Arts Council to fund various programs for…
Wednesday, 26 October 2016 16:08

Tuscola attends GWU Choral Clinic

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Gardner-Webb University welcomed nearly 160 high school chorus students to campus Oct. 13 as the university’s music department sponsored the…
Wednesday, 19 October 2016 15:33

Pisgah wins 50th anniversary rumble

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It was the tale of two halves as the Pisgah Black Bears went toe-to-toe against their Haywood County rivals, the…
Wednesday, 12 October 2016 16:38

New Haywood dance initiative

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It has been over 10 years since the Haywood County Arts Council brought the Atlanta Ballet to Haywood County to…
Wednesday, 12 October 2016 16:37

WCU professor receives Cherokee honor

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Brett Riggs, Sequoyah Distinguished Professor of Cherokee Studies at Western Carolina University, has received the 2016 Cherokee National Worcester Award…
Wednesday, 05 October 2016 14:38

Waynesville songwriter nominated by IBMAs

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Although he resides in Nashville these days, songwriter Milan Miller is never too far away from his Waynesville roots. As…
Though they walked away empty-handed at last week’s International Bluegrass Music Association award show in Raleigh, acclaimed group Balsam Range…
Wednesday, 05 October 2016 14:26

‘Fear No Art’ Exhibit

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The Jackson County Arts Council in Sylva announces a new exhibit entitled "Fear No Art" by Isabella Jacovino, an artist…
Wednesday, 05 October 2016 14:21

American Pickers to film in North Carolina

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Mike Wolf, Frank Fritz and their team are excited to return to North Carolina. They plan to film episodes of…
Wednesday, 05 October 2016 14:08

Kephart collection at WCU

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A showcase on the life and times of Horace Kephart will be on display from Oct. 11-March 31 in the…
Wednesday, 28 September 2016 15:24

Craft students win national awards

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Haywood Community College Professional Crafts Fiber students Abigail Ahlberg and Tony Embrey both were recently recognized with national awards.
Wednesday, 28 September 2016 15:17

Brews news

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Bryson City welcomes second brewery With the former brewmaster for Lazy Hiker Brewing (Franklin), Noah McIntee, at the helm, Mountain Layers…
Wednesday, 14 September 2016 15:09

Fangmeyer Theater open house

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The Haywood Arts Regional Theatre in Waynesville is finally ready to show off its new second main stage, the Daniel…
Wednesday, 07 September 2016 15:42

HCC Shine & Dine Gala

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The Haywood Community College Foundation will hold a Shine & Dine Gala from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16,…
Tuesday, 30 August 2016 20:36

Youth Talent Contest winners

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The annual Mountain Youth Talent Contest was held at the Franklin Area Folk Festival on Saturday, Aug. 20, at the…
Tuesday, 30 August 2016 20:29

Mural prints, album available

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The recently unveiled “Golden Threads” mural, located outside facing Pack Square Park in Asheville is now available as a limited…
Tuesday, 30 August 2016 20:28

Discounted classes at Penland

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Penland School of Crafts has open spaces in its upcoming eight-week session available at half tuition to area residents. These…
Tuesday, 16 August 2016 19:55

Boost in N.C. arts funding

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The new budget signed by Gov. Pat McCrory will allow the North Carolina Arts Council to support an extensive arts…
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park requires permits for a number of activities beyond simply camping — getting married, holding…
Miles and miles of film have been shot in Haywood County, but it’s not just about national recognition or local…
Tuesday, 02 August 2016 20:39

Green Energy Park wins grants

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The Jackson County Green Energy Park in Dillsboro was recently the recipient of two new grants, both intended to further…
Tuesday, 02 August 2016 20:36

What’s life in Cuba like right now?

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You can get answers to that question and more first-hand information about the island nation during a symposium and art…
Wednesday, 27 July 2016 14:44

An Artist’s Visit to Cuba

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By Christopher Holt • Special to SMN When my plane touched down at Havana International Airport to loud applause from the…
Wednesday, 27 July 2016 14:43

Discussion to focus on Cuba

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You can get answers to that question and more first-hand information about the island nation during a symposium and art…
Wednesday, 27 July 2016 14:29

Second Bryson City brewery to open

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The Mountain Layers Brewing Company has begun construction on a seven-barrel craft microbrewery and taproom located on Everett Street in…
Tuesday, 19 July 2016 20:35

It’s raining cats and dogs (quilt blocks)

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Inspired by the popular Haywood County Quilt Trail and the “Adopt Me” quilt block located at the Waynesville Animal Hospital,…
Tuesday, 19 July 2016 20:35

The true story of Sparklehorse

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The documentary “The Sad & Beautiful World of Sparklehorse” will be shown at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 28, at the…
Tuesday, 19 July 2016 20:33

Canton Labor Day schedule announced

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The 110th Canton Labor Day Festival schedule released on July 11 shows that organizers have been working just as hard…
Tuesday, 19 July 2016 20:31

J. Creek Cloggers win top honors

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The J. Creek Cloggers picked up wins at the Appalachian Clogging Classic at Haywood Community College and ShinDig In The…
Wednesday, 13 July 2016 14:50

Dogwood Crafters celebrates 40 years

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The Dogwood Crafters Cooperative will be celebrating 40 years of creating space for local crafters at 1 p.m. Saturday, July…
Visitors to the Lake Junaluska Singers web page over the past day or so were shocked to see that the…
Tuesday, 21 June 2016 19:50

Open call for Folkmoot guides, volunteers

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Applications are now being accepted for Folkmoot USA Festival 2016 volunteers and guides. This year, Folkmoot is seeking volunteers for…
Tuesday, 07 June 2016 20:55

The legend of the Boojum

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Celebrating the lore and legend of the “Boojum,” the inaugural Boojum Festival & Hunt will be June 10-12 in Canton.
Tuesday, 07 June 2016 20:54

Sylva art gallery opening

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The Jackson County Visual Arts Association (JCVAA) will hold its “Grand Opening” gallery show from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday,…
Wednesday, 01 June 2016 15:27

Celebration to recognize career of WCU’s Frizzell

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The Jackson County Genealogical Society, City Lights Bookstore, the Jackson County Museum, and the Jackson County Public Library plan to…
Wednesday, 01 June 2016 15:24

Cherokee Bluegrass Festival

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The Cherokee Bluegrass Festival will run from June 2-4 at the Happy Holiday RV Village & Campground, located at 1553…
Wednesday, 01 June 2016 15:23

Stecoah announces ‘Youth Talent’ winners

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The third annual “Mountain Youth Talent Contest” was held at the Stecoah Valley Bluegrass Festival in Robbinsville on Saturday, May…
Wednesday, 25 May 2016 15:24

Fiddler wins youth competition

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ViolettesbyBecky.com, a music-themed gift company, held its third annual Youth Composition and Songwriter Competition for ages 10 through 18, with…
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…