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Wednesday, 28 September 2011 20:43

Become an advocate with Guardian ad Litem

The Jackson/Swain/Macon County Guardian ad Litem office is currently recruiting new volunteers for an upcoming class. Across North Carolina, cases of child abuse and neglect are petitioned to the court system. In each case, a volunteer advocate is needed to…
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 20:42

Sylva library parking complaints subside

The parking crunch at Jackson County’s new library in Sylva has largely eased, thanks to a new sidewalk that allows employees and exercise-minded readers to park farther away and walk safely. The library opened earlier this summer.  It is housed…
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 20:41

State to help cover meth-lab cleanup costs

Counties are shouldering the cost of cleaning up clandestine methamphetamine labs for now, but the state is promising some dollar relief starting in January. The State Bureau of Investigation announced the start of the Clandestine Laboratory Hazardous Waste Storage Container…
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 20:40

Housing market prompts revaluation scrutiny

Macon County might postpone revaluating property — again — from 2013 to 2015, a remarkably different response to the crushingly bad housing market than Jackson County is taking. Richard Lightner, longtime tax assessor for Macon County, said there simply hasn’t…
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 20:39

Free talks to address health issues

Free community health talks are resuming at the Mission Outpatient Care Center in Clyde. ‘Get Back to Your Life After a Back or Neck Injury’ will be presented from 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29, by orthopedic spine…
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 20:39

Republican women to hear Tea Party speakers

Wendy Woods and Nathan Jones will review the evolution of the Tea Party in North Carolina and the future of the group to the Mountain High Republican Women’s Club at 11 a.m. on Tuesday. Oct. 4, at Country Club of…
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 20:38

Come out to clean up in Maggie Valley

Saturday, Oct. 1, is Caring For Our Community Day in Maggie Valley. Teams of volunteers, along with the town’s public works department, will clean up trash along the roadsides in Maggie Valley, along Highway 19 from Ghost Town to the…
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 20:37

New Cherokee Home Center fills a void

While the rest of the mountains remain mired in a construction slowdown, a new building supply and home improvement store opened in Cherokee last month, filling what seems to be a very real void. A steady stream of construction workers…
Every year, members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians get around $6,000, give or tax a few hundred here or there. In 1995, it was $1,190. In 2010, it was just over $7,000. It’s their cut, 1/28,890 of the…
Casino dollars, and lots of them, have brought the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians newfound clout this past decade, from the legislature in Raleigh to the halls of Congress in Washington, D.C. “It has put us at the table,” Larry…
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 20:29

Maggie hears complaints, revisits noise ordinance

Maggie Valley doesn’t usually spring to mind as the noisiest of places in Haywood County. It’s a place known more for its pastoral mountain setting and quaint old-time kitsch than bustling nightlife. But a spate of protests have prompted town…
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 20:29

31-year-old appointed to Maggie town board

For the second time this year, Maggie Valley can boast a brand new alderman on its five-member town board. Mike Matthews was picked by an uncharacteristically unanimous vote at the board’s meeting last Tuesday, filling the seat left vacant by…
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 20:28

Football fans needed for can drive

Pisgah and Tuscola football fans will have two opportunities to catch some football during county rivalry week on Oct. 6 and 7. The JV game will be in Canton on Thursday, Oct. 6, and the Varsity game will be in…
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 20:13

Hit the track with roller derby

Roller derby is gaining speed in Western North Carolina, with one league looking for its start and one looking for more members. The Smoky Mountain Roller Girls, a roller derby league in Bryson City, will be having regular practices in…
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 20:12

Music & Poetry evening at the Rickman Store

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Songwriter and singer Angela Faye Martin will host an evening of music and poetry at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept.…
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 20:12

Tony Award winner coming to the Highlands Playhouse

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Tony Award-winning actor Anthony Crivello will direct the hit play, “Heart What’s In the Heart,” which will run Sept. 30…
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 20:11

Learn to preserve your stories and heritage

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The Jackson County Public Library will host a program on preserving family stories with author Julia Ebel at 10:30 a.m. on…
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 20:11

HART presents Broadway comedy hit

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The Haywood Arts Regional Theater will present “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” opening on Sept. 30 for a…
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 20:10

Student revival at Lake Junaluska

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The Solid Rock Revival, a free student community event, will be held on Oct. 1 in Stuart Auditorium at Lake…
The Haywood Arts Council will present an exhibition by the Southern Appalachian Photographers Guild through Saturday, Oct. 15, at Gallery…
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 20:08

Get a taste of Motown at Bascom

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“Celebration!” the annual fundraiser for the Bascom center for the visual arts, will be held on Friday and Saturday, Sept.…
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 20:07

Capture nature at pastel workshop

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A pastel workshop is being offered from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, at Nature’s Home Preserve in…
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 20:06

Cherokee Indian Fair celebrates 99th year

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The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians hosts the 99th annual Cherokee Indian Fair Oct. 4 through 8 at the Cherokee…
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 20:06

Learn about local gems

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Staff from the Franklin Gem and Mineral Museum will present a program on local geology and gemstone identification at 7…
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 20:05

Test your dog’s manners at Bark in the Park

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A Canine Good Citizen Test will be offered on Sunday, Oct. 2, at the Jackson County Recreation Complex by the…
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 20:04

‘I Hate Hamlet’ onstage at WCU

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“I Hate Hamlet,” the story of an actor in career limbo, will hit the stage at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday…
Never tell people how to do things, said the indefatigable General George S. Patton. Instead, he said, tell them what…
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 15:46

Horn removal task best done early and well

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I have learned, yet again, the virtues of doing something right the first time. My sloppiness was a bloody and…
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 14:51

Shooting frogs through the car window

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This is about frogs. Of late, I’ve been thinking about them … especially the frog that snores. As I recently…
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 14:50

Author Janisse Ray leads retreat, speaks to trail group

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The Wilderness Society will host a three-day nature writer’s intensive with author Janisse Ray at The Mountain Retreat & Learning…
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 14:50

Hunting and Fishing Day activities in Pisgah

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Looking for a way to celebrate national hunting and fishing day with your kids? Head to The Pisgah Center for…
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 14:49

Have a barrel of rain water

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Need a rain barrel? You can buy one through Haywood Waterways Association, the Haywood County Chamber of Commerce and the…
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 14:48

Explore Smokies’ Cataloochee Valley on guided hike

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 Catch the first glimpses of autumn color, explore old cabins and cemeteries, and even ring the bell of a picture-perfect…
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 14:47

NOC honors guests with free festival

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Nantahala Outdoor Center’s popular Guest Appreciation Festival begins Friday, Sept. 23, and continues through the weekend, offering free attractions, live…
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 14:47

Local races raise breast-cancer awareness, funds

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Road races by three area hospitals this month shine the spotlight directly on breast-cancer awareness. You don’t have to be…
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 14:46

Photo contest highlights state trail

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Want an excuse to get some great hiking in and take photographs? The Outdoor Provision Co. is recognizing Mountains to…
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 14:45

WNC outdoor school program garners conservation award

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Muddy Sneakers, an innovative program that brings the joy of learning outside to fifth-grade students, has been named the Conservation…
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 14:44

Experts introduce kids to trail-bike riding

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Bryson City Bicycles will take young riders on a free youth mountain-biking event on Saturday, Oct. 1, beginning at 9…
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 14:44

BicycleHaywoodNC helps out Haywood schools

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BicycleHaywoodNC has donated 15 bicycles and 15 helmets to Haywood County Schools this month to use in physical education classes.…
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 14:43

There’s still time

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Migration is at full tilt across the region right now. In the passerine (songbird) department thrushes, grosbeaks and tanagers are…
When droves of Haywood Community College wildlife and forestry students scrambled down the banks of Richland Creek last weekend with…
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 14:31

Frazier’s new novel a fast, good read

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In a tale set to the tune of Johnny Ace’s “Never Let Me Go” that’s told as if shown through…
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 14:31

Memoirist and poet visits City Lights

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Janisse Ray will read from two of her most recent books at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 28, at City…
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 14:29

Creedence Clearwater Revival comes to WNC

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The original members of Creedence Clearwater Revival will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27, at Harrah’s Cherokee Event…
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 14:28

Fall art classes to begin

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Inspired Art Ministry’s fall term begins the week of Sept. 27, offering classes for adults in drawing and painting, photography …
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 14:27

Catch the final of Haywood’s Got Talent

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Some of the areas most talented citizens will be featured in Haywood Arts Regional Theater’s first Haywood’s Got Talent event…
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 14:26

WCU brings Chinese orchestra, comedy to stage in September

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A traditional Chinese orchestra and famed sketch comedy troupe will both perform in September at Western Carolina University’s Fine and…
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 14:26

Bates tells cancer story

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Grace Church in the Mountains will present Barbara Bates Smith in “The C Word: Her Own Cancer Story,” at 3…
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 14:25

Mark summer’s end with free concert, picnic

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The Friends of Panthertown will host a picnic and concert from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22, on…
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 14:24

Grammy winner returns to Cataloochee Ranch

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Grammy-award winner Laurie Lewis will give an after-dinner performance on Sunday evening, Sept. 25, at Cataloochee Ranch. The cost of…