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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.…
Wednesday, 09 December 2015 16:14

Christmas at Lake J

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“Appalachian Christmas” at the Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center will deliver the nostalgic charm of mountain hospitality to visitors…
Wednesday, 09 December 2015 16:00

Haywood Habitat looks to 2016

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With the holidays currently underway, there’s plenty for all of us to be grateful for living here in Western North…
Wednesday, 02 December 2015 16:24

Art After Dark in Waynesville

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The final Art After Dark of the year will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, in…
Wednesday, 25 November 2015 16:43

Cullowhee Mountain ARTS gala

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A benefit for Cullowhee Mountain ARTS, the “Gala Imagine” will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, in the…
Wednesday, 25 November 2015 16:41

Dailey & Vincent to bring holiday cheer to Franklin

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Award-winning bluegrass band Dailey & Vincent will kick off the holiday show season with their Christmas Show at 7:30 p.m.…
Wednesday, 18 November 2015 16:44

Stecoah ‘Drive About Tour’

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The 14th annual “Stecoah Arts & Crafts Drive About Tour” will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 27-28…
Wednesday, 18 November 2015 16:42

Tuscola brings Broadway to Haywood

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The performance of “Tuscola Loves Broadway, 50 Years of Celebration!” will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 21 and 2:30…
Wednesday, 18 November 2015 16:41

Baker, Boggs bring country, TV premier to Waynesville

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Country singers Kaitlyn Baker and Reagan Boggs will host a viewing party for the Baker/Boggs episode of “Song of the…
Wednesday, 11 November 2015 16:21

Jicha art exhibit opening

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The Jackson County Arts Council will be hosting an art exhibit opening for Jon Jicha from 7 to 8 p.m.…
Wednesday, 11 November 2015 16:18

TerKeurst to bring message of faith to Franklin

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Acclaimed faith speaker Lysa TerKeurst will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, at the Smoky Mountain Center…
Wednesday, 11 November 2015 16:16

Whitters to perform at The Strand

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Pop/space country singer-songwriter Hailey Whitters will perform at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, at The Strand at 38 Main in…
Wednesday, 11 November 2015 16:13

‘David Holt’s State of Music’ at WCU

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“David Holt’s State of Music — Live” will take to the stage from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22,…
Tuesday, 03 November 2015 21:40

Lake Junaluska Peace Conference begins Nov. 12

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World Music artist, composer and peace activist Yuval Ron will appear in concert with his international ensemble of musicians at…
Tuesday, 03 November 2015 21:39

WCU ‘haunted walking tours’

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Halloween might be over, but the scariness continues at Western Carolina University with a series of “haunted walking tours” on…
Tuesday, 03 November 2015 21:37

Mountain Faith to play WCU

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Jackson County-based bluegrass/gospel act Mountain Faith will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, in the John W. Bardo Fine…
Wednesday, 28 October 2015 14:52

Jamison to discuss mountain dance, new book

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Warren Wilson College professor Phil Jamison will present his new book Hoedowns, Reels, and Frolics: Roots and Branches of Southern…
Wednesday, 21 October 2015 15:59

Haywood Art Studio Tour to showcase local artists

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The Haywood Art Studio Tour will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 23-24.
Wednesday, 21 October 2015 15:58

Spookmoot at Folkmoot

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A celebration of all things Halloween will be held Oct. 30 to Nov. 1 at the Folkmoot Friendship Center in…
Wednesday, 21 October 2015 15:57

WCU Homecoming

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“Purple on the Prowl!” will be the theme as the Western Carolina University community comes together to celebrate Homecoming 2015…
Wednesday, 21 October 2015 15:56

Ready for ‘Designer Bag Bingo’?

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Michael Kors, Coach, Dooney & Bourke, Nine West, Anne Klein, The Sak and Fossil will be featured during “Designer Bag…
Wednesday, 21 October 2015 15:55

‘Family Fun Night’ to feature Darren Nicholson Band

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Bluegrass/Americana act The Darren Nicholson Band will perform during the “Family Fun Night” fundraiser on Friday, Oct. 30, at the…
Wednesday, 21 October 2015 15:53

Gibson Brothers at Cataloochee Ranch

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Acclaimed bluegrass act The Gibson Brothers will perform at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, at Cataloochee Guest Ranch in Maggie…
Wednesday, 14 October 2015 14:30

PumpkinFest rolls into Franklin

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The 19th Annual PumpkinFest will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, in downtown Franklin.
Wednesday, 14 October 2015 14:29

Hunter Hayes to play WCU

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Country star Hunter Hayes will begin his “21 Tour” at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, in the Ramsey Regional Activity…
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…