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Marty Stamey, like any county manager, takes pride in crafting a water-tight budget: one that squares up the minutia of how many reams of computer paper and tanks of gas county employees will use on one side of the ledger…
Wednesday, 09 May 2012 19:37

‘Cars and Cornmeal’ event to debut at Francis Mill

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To celebrate the 125th anniversary of Francis Grist Mill and National Preservation Month, the Francis Mill Preservation Society is hosting…
Wednesday, 09 May 2012 19:36

Maggie Valley craft shows seeking vendors

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The Labor Day Weekend Craft Show and the October Leaves Craft Show are looking for vendors to display their crafts…
Wednesday, 09 May 2012 19:34

Macon library to house Civil War photography exhibit

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In observance of the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources has organized the “Freedom, Sacrifice,…
The Haywood County Arts Council is hosting a barbecue supper from 4:30-6 p.m. and old-time community JAMboree from 6-8 p.m.,…
Wednesday, 09 May 2012 19:32

Arts and crafts workshop for kids May 12

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Elementary school-aged children and their families are invited to a free ARTSaturday workshop from 10 a.m. to noon on May…
Wednesday, 09 May 2012 19:31

Basket weaving class in Franklin May 19

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The Macon County Arts Council will sponsor a one-day basket-weaving class from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., May 19, in…
Wednesday, 09 May 2012 19:30

Three teachers awarded Learning Links grants

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Three Jackson County teachers — Jennifer Dall at Smoky Mountain Elementary, Kansas Heiskell at the HUB, and Gayle Woody at…
Restless Heart and Little Texas, two classic American country music bands, will perform their all-time fan favorites at the Smoky…
Wednesday, 09 May 2012 19:27

Whole Bloomin’ Thing celebrates its 10th year

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Waynesville’s 10th Annual Whole Bloomin’ Thing Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., May 12, in historic…
Wednesday, 09 May 2012 19:26

Rupert Fike presents poetry at City Lights

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Georgian poet Rupert Fike will read from his collection Lotus Buffet at 6:30 p.m., May 12, at City Lights Bookstore…
Wednesday, 09 May 2012 19:24

Macon’s artist of the month

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Natalie Bucki was named artist of the month for May at the Macon campus of Southwestern Community College. Bucki is…
Wednesday, 09 May 2012 19:23

WCU to host summer theater camp

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Young people can explore the world of theater this summer during a weeklong camp hosted by Western Carolina University’s College…
After years of sideline painting and photography as a pastime, a now retired Sue Weathers is finding an abundance of…
Thanks to our dear Smoky Mountain News readers, some excellent ideas for slogans poured in through our Facebook site over the past week. We snuck a few of our own in as well. Enjoy! Waynesville Your home away from Florida…
Wednesday, 02 May 2012 12:17

Full-color plates still not a sure thing

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By Holly Demuth What does your car believe in? Here in Western North Carolina, many people choose to express their…
Thursday, 03 May 2012 02:12

Twice sold lands now part of Bryson City

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This is the peculiar story of the land transactions, disputes, and incidents that led to the establishment of Bryson City…
Thursday, 03 May 2012 02:11

HCC ranked No. 1 in state in RecycleMania

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Haywood Community College won the N.C. RecycleMania competition again this year. HCC beat out UNC-Chapel Hill and N.C. State University.…
Thursday, 03 May 2012 02:09

WCU named one of top ‘green’ colleges in US

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For the second year in a row, Western Carolina University is included among The Princeton Review’s list of the most…
Thursday, 03 May 2012 02:08

Fishing surveys are in the mail for some

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Anglers in North Carolina soon will be randomly selected to receive a state fishing survey designed to determine anglers’ view…
Thursday, 03 May 2012 02:07

Adventure Travel Film Festival at NOC

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Get set for three days and 16 films at Nantahala Outdoor Center during the Adventure Travel Film Festival May 4…
Thursday, 03 May 2012 02:06

5K trail race up to benefit conservation

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If you are looking for a tough but short trail race, the Bearwallow Beast 5K might be just the ticket.…
Thursday, 03 May 2012 02:05

Free golfing for tribe members

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Members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians can take advantage of enrolled member day at Sequoyah National Golf Club…
Thursday, 03 May 2012 02:04

Endurance mountain bike race set for Tsali

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One of the southeast’s premier endurance mountain bike races, 12 Hours of Tsali, returns to the Tsali Recreation Area from…
Thursday, 03 May 2012 02:03

‘Wicked Plants’ exhibit opens at arboretum

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A new 4,000-square-foot exhibit at the North Carolina Arboretum opening Saturday, May 5, will introduce visitors to the evildoers lurking…
Thursday, 03 May 2012 02:02

Community garden looking for volunteers

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New gardeners are being sought to participate in Waynesville’s community garden, located behind the Old Armory in Waynesville. This community…
Thursday, 03 May 2012 02:01

Adopt-a-Stream Volunteers needed in Haywood

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Haywood Waterways is looking for individuals and groups to adopt a section of stream and help remove litter. Groups are…
Thursday, 03 May 2012 02:00

Beekeepers meet features master beekeeper

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The Macon County Beekeepers Association will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 3, at the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service…
Thursday, 03 May 2012 01:59

Learn how to coexist with bears

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If you want to learn how to coexist with black bears, attend the Bear Education and Resources (B.E.A.R.) program at…
Thursday, 03 May 2012 01:58

Artful birding

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I had to take my shoes off to get there, but I believe last Saturday (April 28) was the 13th…
In the two years since the Dillsboro Dam was torn down, the Tuckasegee River has become home to a growing…
Blue Ridge Books will host a full day of activities to celebrate National Children’s Book Week starting at 10 a.m.,…
Thursday, 03 May 2012 01:42

Jenny Bennett to read

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Jenny Bennett will read from Murder at the Jumpoff on at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 4, at City Lights Bookstore…
Thursday, 03 May 2012 01:41

A Memoir of a Journey in Healing

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Usui and Karuna Reiki Master Deborah Lloyd will visit City Lights Bookstore at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, to…
Thursday, 03 May 2012 01:36

‘Raylan’ is business as usual for Leonard

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Like a growing number of FX addicts, I have become a devoted fan of “Justified” (Timothy Olyphant and Sylva’s own…
Thursday, 03 May 2012 01:34

A few lessons on getting the garden started

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With our average last frost date of May 10 or so it’s time to start planting the main garden. Corn…
Thursday, 03 May 2012 01:32

Davis ready to defend, clarify his positions

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To the Editor: In his April 25 letter to the editor, “Let me tell you why I'm a Democrat,” Ed…
Thursday, 03 May 2012 01:32

Vote “No” on marriage amendment proposal

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To the Editor: Please go to the poles on May 8 and vote “No” to amend the N.C. Constitution, an…
Thursday, 03 May 2012 01:31

Staying put and doing my best for WestCare

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To the Editor: I am writing to clarify my position on the recent events that have occurred within the Med-West…
Thursday, 03 May 2012 01:30

Tuckaseigee Baptists oppose Jackson alcohol

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To the Editor: Considering the tremendous harm that alcohol continues to cause our society, the churches of the Tuckaseigee Baptist…
Thursday, 03 May 2012 01:29

Is this really what this state wants?

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To the Editor: Amendment One sounds innocent enough. The wording is very precise and is carefully phrased to make approval…
Thursday, 03 May 2012 01:25

Voters should defeat bigotry and Amendment One

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If Amendment One is defeated on May 8, North Carolinians will have made the right decision by refusing to support…
Thursday, 03 May 2012 01:24

Registration under way for golf tourney

Registration is under way for the inaugural Bob Buckner Endowment Golf Tournament, an event to help raise financial support for a newly created fund in honor of the recently retired longtime director of Western Carolina University’s Pride of the Mountains…
Thursday, 03 May 2012 01:23

LEGO focus of upcoming workshop

Kids can learn more about LEGO building projects from 9:15-11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 12, at Western Carolina University. The LEGO Clubs at Cullowhee Valley and Fairview Schools are holding this free community event for children from kindergarten through eighth grade…
Thursday, 03 May 2012 01:22

Women in business luncheon, May 15

A program titled “Two Sides of the Leadership Coin, a Male and Female Perspective” will be held from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. on May 15 at the Gateway Club in Waynesville, sponsored by the Greater Haywood County Chamber of…
The Macon County Planning Board has been given one simple task: review the subdivision ordinance with the intention of making it more user friendly. The directive came in a relatively brief get together and make-pretty joint meeting with the Macon…
Thursday, 03 May 2012 01:19

Program on Cherokee mounds in Jackson

Ben Steere will discuss Cherokee pre-history and archaeology at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, in the community room of the Jackson County Public Library. Steere is the principal investigator for the Western North Carolina Mounds and Towns Project, which is…
A move by the town of Franklin to spray the ancient Nikwasi Indian Mound with weed killer is not sitting well with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. Principal Chief Michell Hicks last week described himself as “appalled” and called…
Haywood County leads the state in electronics recycling, based on a new survey released in March by the N.C. Department of Environmental and Natural Resources. The survey, which was presented during the recent Carolina Recycling Association annual conference, indicated that…
The Waynesville Board of Aldermen approved a revitalization plan for South Main Street last week despite a dispute over one aspect of the proposed design scheme. The town hired Rodney Porter, a consultant with LaQuatra Bonci in Asheville, last year…