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Waynesville mayor: Pick one Mayor Gavin Brown, 64, attorney. Mayor for four years, town alderman for eight Every morning Mayor Gavin Brown dons his town of Waynesville pin on his suit lapel before heading out the door to his law…
Wednesday, 26 October 2011 20:26

Brass quintet to offer free concert Nov. 1

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The Smoky Mountain Brass Quintet will perform a free concert Tuesday, Nov. 1, in the recital hall of the Coulter…
Wednesday, 26 October 2011 20:26

Overlook Theatre to stage ‘Wizard’

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The Overlook Theatre Company will present the “Wizard of Oz” Nov. 3-6 at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing…
Wednesday, 26 October 2011 20:25

Cruise the Smokies Nov. 4-6

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The Cherokee Rodders are hosting the popular “Cruise the Smokies” Rod Run Nov. 4-6 at the Acquoni Expo Center (the…
Wednesday, 26 October 2011 20:23

Guitar and cello duo perform at Jackson, Macon libraries

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Two award-winning, classically trained artists — guitarist Brad Richter and cellist Viktor Uzur — will perform this weekend at the…
Wednesday, 26 October 2011 20:21

Low Tech to perform gamelan concert Nov. 3

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The Low Tech Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, in the Coulter Building recital hall on the…
Wednesday, 26 October 2011 20:20

WCU Percussion Ensemble to perform Nov. 2

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The Western Carolina University Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Mario Gaetano, will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday,…
Wednesday, 26 October 2011 20:19

Potters show their skills at Dillsboro Pottery Fest

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A talented lineup of potters is coming to Dillsboro for the seventh annual Western North Carolina Pottery Festival on Nov.…
Wednesday, 26 October 2011 20:16

Mixed Media workshop to be held at Leapin’ Frog

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A two-hour workshop in mixed media techniques will be taught at Leapin’ Frog Gallery on Friday, Nov. 4, by local…
Wednesday, 26 October 2011 20:15

Peggy Duncan presents ‘Fleeting Images’

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Artist and gallery owner Peggy Duncan has 31 of her paintings in pastel, acrylic, oil and mixed media on exhibit…
Wednesday, 26 October 2011 20:03

Frightober festivities

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Halloween officially falls on Monday, Oct. 31, but that means even more fun because celebrations are taking place throughout the…
Smoky Mountain Living magazine prominently features images from across the southern Appalachians in each edition. Photo essays adhere to the…
This winter Smoky Mountain Living is celebrating the home. Help share the joys of home by telling about your hometown in 300 words or less. Some questions to consider as you think about writing are: What was it like growing…
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 13:47

An early description of Haywood’s vegetation

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Roland M. Harper was born in Maine but spent practically his entire professional life in the South, where his work…
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 13:45

Opponents prep for Duke rate hike hearing

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Public comment will be taken on a proposed 17.4 percent rate hike by Duke Energy at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct.…
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 13:44

Adelgid researchers to meet in Haywood

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The Alliance for Saving Threatened Forests is hosting a one-day symposium, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., about host resistance…
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 13:44

Archaeology presentation at Hiwassee

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Learn from experts about the rich American Indian history of Cherokee and Clay counties at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct.…
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 13:43

Rooted in the Mountains symposium coming to WCU

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The second annual Rooted in the Mountains symposium at Western Carolina University will be held Thursday, Oct. 20, and Friday,…
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 13:42

Party lined up for farmers market

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A fall party will be held at Haywood’s Historic Farmers Market on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. There…
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 13:42

Need some farm equipment? Here’s your chance

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A farm equipment auction will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Haywood County Fairgrounds on…
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 13:41

Recycle that old bike for a good cause

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Bryson City Bicycles is in search of gently used bikes to be tuned and donated to kids in need. The…
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 13:40

HCC takes first at Woodsmen’s meet

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The Haywood Community College Timbersports Team finished in first place in the John G. Palmer Intercollegiate Woodsmen’s Meet and Forest…
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 13:39

See historic farmhouse and silo on guided hike

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A nature walk by The Land Trust for the Little Tennessee will be held Friday, Oct. 21, at Tessentee Bottomland…
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 13:37

Final lecture in Rickman Store series

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The Wilderness Society’s Brent Martin will lead the final presentation in the “Gardening for Wildlife” series of lectures at 7…
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 13:37

Take a hike in the Waynesville Watershed

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Come hike the 8,600-acre Waynesville Watershed property at the head of Allens Creek in Haywood County, which is normally off-limits…
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 13:36

Cooking with wild game at the Pisgah Center

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Learn how to cook wild game outdoors in a class from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Oct. 22 at…
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 13:36

Kids hike the Appalachian Trail as part of school work

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Earlier this month the fourth-grade classes from Cartoogechaye Elementary School hiked 4 miles on the Appalachian Trail from Wayah Crest…
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 13:33

WCU group completes fundraising relay run in record time

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Western Carolina University faculty and students from the athletic training program finished the fourth annual Mountain Jug Run for Research…
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 13:32

Homage to Mariah

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“Mariah blows the stars around And sends the clouds a’flyin’ Mariah makes the mountains sound Like folks were up there…
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 13:29

Close encounters of the bear kind

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The battle has been an epic one, but Wolfgang Restaurant in Highlands might have finally gotten the best of a…
Steve Hewitt of the Villages of Plott Creek in Haywood County already has a pretty good idea about the concept…
A bad year for acorns in the higher elevations, coupled with a poor berry crop region wide, has resulted in…
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 13:11

Coffee with the Poet continues Oct. 20

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City Lights’ “Coffee with the Poet” series continues at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20 with local artist and author…
Three of the authors who contributed to the poetry book Every Breath Sings Mountains will appear at Blue Ridge Books…
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 13:09

An intriguing, intricate tale with plenty of twists

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When I was a teenager, I became addicted to a late-night horror movie host named Bestoink Dooley. Based in Atlanta,…
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 13:08

Don’t cut Postal Service jobs prematurely

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Editor’s note: Rep. Health Shuler wrote this letter to U.S. Postmaster Pat Donahoe to express his concern for potential job…
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 13:08

Cashiers Leaf Festival was huge success

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To the Editor On behalf of the Greater Cashiers Area Merchants Association we would like to thank everyone who contributed…
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 13:07

Let Duke know rate hike request is too much

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To the Editor: Duke Energy has applied to the N.C. Utilities Commission for yet another rate increase in an attempt…
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 13:06

SMN needs to practice balanced journalism

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To the Editor: I was born and raised in Cashiers and have always disliked the phrase “country come to town.”…
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 13:00

The killer is among us, and she is Tuppence

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When I moved to Sylva from Bryson City, two dogs stayed and three cats came with me. These are Edgar…
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 12:55

Optimism in the public sphere is always refreshing

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The Occupy Wall Street movement is leaderless, somewhat vague and lacking vision. Still, people are joining in growing numbers around…
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 12:54

Sunburst Trout opens Waynesville location

Sunburst Trout Farm has opened a retail location in downtown Waynesville, offering a convenient spot to pick up local trout products without driving out to the farm itself. “This has been an idea we have had for many years, but…
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 12:54

WCU ranked among best for business

The Princeton Review has named Western Carolina University’s College of Business one of the top business schools in the country. The annual ranking received high marks for its master’s degree in business administration and finance and management preparation. “These accolades…
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 12:53

MedWest focuses on fall prevention

Programs at the Osteoporosis Center at MedWest-Haywood already promote the prevention, detection and treatment of osteoporosis, but the doctors at the center want to do more. They want to identify people who are at risk for falling, which can lead…
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 12:53

Nominate volunteers for citizenship award

Duke Energy and the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce is looking for nominees for its Duke Energy Citizenship and Service Award, which honors volunteers. Nominees should be individuals or groups who make a difference in their community or workplace by…
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 12:50

Barking dogs spark pleas for ordinance change

Residents in a Cashiers subdivision weary of incessant dog barking called on county commissioners this week to help them find some peace and quiet. “For the past six years, our community has had to deal with a kennel of dogs…
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 12:49

Jackson nixes consumption of booze at library

Jackson County commissioners won’t allow alcohol to be served during private functions at the newly renovated historic courthouse and library. Library supporters have been marketing the venue as an ideal spot for receptions, weddings and other functions as a way…
Suitcase in hand, freshman Jared Conrad was ready to move into his box and prepare for the night to come. The day was plagued with off and on rain — a concern for Conrad and other Tuscola High School students who…
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 12:47

Mark your calendars, Catamounts!

Western Carolina University is holding its “Forever a Catamount”-themed homecoming Oct. 21 thru 23. FRIDAY • The annual Alumni Scholarship Homecoming Golf Tournament at 11 a.m. at Sequoyah National Golf Club in Whittier. It costs $85 per person. • Professor…
The Town of Waynesville might join the 60 percent of local governments in North Carolina that have adopted a formal business incentive policy. Mayor Gavin Brown introduced the notion of a policy at last week’s town board meeting. He suggested…