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Wednesday, 20 April 2011 19:55

Cross-country cyclist to tell tales of trek

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Local lawyer Bill Jacobs will chronicle his cycling journey across the United States in a program at 7 p.m., Thursday,…
Wednesday, 20 April 2011 19:54

Musical theater workshop takes applications

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Students ages 16 to 22 who dream of a life on stage can have the opportunity to work with musical…
Wednesday, 20 April 2011 19:53

Documentary and discussion look at education issues

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The documentary “Waiting for Superman” will be screened at 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, at the Albert-Carlton Library in…
Wednesday, 20 April 2011 19:53

Grace Noon presents flute and oboe concert

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A free flute and oboe concert will be held at noon on Thursday, April 21, at Grace Church in the…
Wednesday, 20 April 2011 19:52

Taste of Chocolate calls for bakers

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Taste of Chocolate is coming April 30 to the Maggie Valley Country Club, and the Haywood Jackson Volunteer Center is…
Wednesday, 20 April 2011 19:51

Library looks for volunteers

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When the new Jackson County Public Library Complex opens in early June, an active team of volunteers will be needed…
Wednesday, 20 April 2011 19:51

Library asks readers to help with move

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With the Jackson County Library poised to move to its new home, patrons with valid library cards are asked to…
Wednesday, 20 April 2011 19:49

Maggie gets Quilt Trail block

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The Haywood County Arts Council’s Quilt Trails project will unveil its first quilt block in Maggie Valley at 5 p.m.…
Wednesday, 20 April 2011 19:48

Art as spectator sport

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Great art isn’t often associated with speed – the Mona Lisa wasn’t painted in an hour. Michelangelo took more than…
Wednesday, 20 April 2011 19:33

5K Run/Walk kicks off festivities

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The Jackson County Recreation/Parks Department is still accepting registration for this year’s 5K Run/Walk at Greening Up the Mountains. The…
Wednesday, 20 April 2011 19:33

Kids become superheroes at Greening Up

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What child wouldn’t love to be a super hero for the day? The Downtown Sylva Association is sponsoring a “Recycled…
Wednesday, 20 April 2011 19:32

Talent contest showcases WNC’s youth

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The 2011 Heritage Alive! Mountain Youth Talent Contest at Greening Up the Mountains has really exploded. The start time for…
Wednesday, 20 April 2011 19:31

Performance schedule

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Smoky Mountain Stage (Suntrust Parking Lot, Area D) 10-10:15 — Jackson County Heritage Preservation Commission Poster Contest Awards 10:30-11:30 —…
Wednesday, 20 April 2011 19:30

Greening Up the Mountains returns to Sylva

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The 14th annual Greening Up the Mountains Festival is slated for Saturday, April 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.…
Wednesday, 13 April 2011 12:40

Swain DSS: Related documents

RELATED DOCUMENTS:• Swain commissioners call for DSS board resignations• Jim Gribble and Bob Thomas resignation letters• Public statement by DSS Board Chairman Jim Gribble• Public statement by DSS Board member Bob Thomas• Read the warrant
Wednesday, 13 April 2011 19:59

Book captures the essence of waterfalls

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Flowing water was the primary agent that sculpted the mountains as we know them today. Long before the first Europeans…
Wednesday, 13 April 2011 19:58

Macon birding hike follows Little Tennessee

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The Land Trust for the Little Tennessee and the Franklin Bird Club will host a bird outing at the Tessentee…
Wednesday, 13 April 2011 19:57

Celebrate Earth Day

Haywood Community College’s Earth Day celebration will include demonstrations of renewable energy and sustainable technologies, a Green Business Expo, green games and green films. The Earth Day activities will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April…
Wednesday, 13 April 2011 19:57

Recycle cell phones

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In honor of Earth Day, Steve and Mary Abranyi of Green Mountain Builders & Realty Group are collecting unused cell…
Wednesday, 13 April 2011 19:56

Freestyle Shootout and Demo Days at NOC

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The annual Freestyle Shootout and Demo Days are set for April 15-17 at the Nantahala Outdoor Center. The competition in…
Wednesday, 13 April 2011 19:55

Tour de Cashiers rolls on April 30

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More than 200 riders are expected to participate in the 19th anniversary of the annual Tour de Cashiers on April…
Wednesday, 13 April 2011 19:54

Sponsored bicycle rides begin in Haywood

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BicycleHaywoodNC is sponsoring group rides for new and newly returning bicycle riders. The focus of the rides will be to…
Wednesday, 13 April 2011 19:53

Cherokee Runners Organization seek sponsorships for race

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The Cherokee Runners Organization is seeking sponsors for its first Cherokee Runners Moonlight Race 5K Run/Walk, which will take place…
Wednesday, 13 April 2011 19:53

Mushroom workshop planned for April 14

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A workshop on preparing shiitake or oyster mushroom long will take place at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, at…
Wednesday, 13 April 2011 19:52

Junior ranger day set for April 16

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The Great Smoky Mountains National Park will celebrate its fifth-annual National Junior Ranger Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.…
Wednesday, 13 April 2011 19:52

Help clean-up Panthertown Valley

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The Friends of Panthertown and the Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust will hold a clean-up day along trails in Panthertown Valley at…
Wednesday, 13 April 2011 19:49

Got Mud?

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I wrote a few weeks back about my kayak adventure with my daughters to Sister Island (The Naturalist’s Corner Mar.…
Wednesday, 13 April 2011 19:48

Visitor center state-of-the-art earth friendly

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Tom Robbins came out of retirement for two months to help the National Park Center open up the new Oconaluftee…
To describe the new visitor center on the North Carolina side of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park as a…
Wednesday, 13 April 2011 19:43

‘Catman’ pens new cat book

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Harold Catman Sims has published a new book titled Kevin Tames the Bullies. Sim operates the Catman2 no-kill cat shelter…
Wednesday, 13 April 2011 19:41

Bart Ehrman to read at Blue Ridge Books

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Author Bart D. Ehrman will read from his latest book, God’s Problem: How the Bible Fails to Answer Our Most…
Wednesday, 13 April 2011 19:29

A Southern siren among Manhatten’s literati

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In A Ticket to the Circus: A Memoir (978-1-4000-6794-7, $26), Norris Church Mailer gives an account of her marriage to…
Wednesday, 13 April 2011 19:29

Military budget is where we should look for cuts

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To the Editor: If the Republican Congress were really serious about balancing the budget they would take a long hard…
Wednesday, 13 April 2011 19:28

Haywood revaluation will kill jobs

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To the Editor: The commercial property owners, the merchants who rent property for their small, medium and large businesses, deserve…
Wednesday, 13 April 2011 19:25

In my dreams, it’s raspberry fields forever

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Raspberries, like any fruit we plant, represent an act of faith. As others are doing this time of year, this…
Wednesday, 13 April 2011 19:23

Finding a creative way out of the real estate dilemma

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By Mark Jamison • Guest Columnist A fellow once asked me, about a car I was selling, “What’s the least…
Wednesday, 13 April 2011 19:22

Discounted cat adoptions

Cat adoption fees will be discounted from April 16 to 19 at Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation in Waynesville. Cats between four months and four years old will be $1 per pound.  The adoption fee will be waived completely for cats…
Wednesday, 13 April 2011 19:22

March against domestic violence

Men and boys are encouraged to gather in Sylva to take a stand against violence against women at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 16. The 100-Man March will begin at the Sylva Bridge Park for the official count of all…
Wednesday, 13 April 2011 19:21

Macon County airport getting longer soon

A 600-foot extension of Macon County’s airport runway is scheduled for completion by mid-May and plans for a ribbon-cutting ceremony are in the works, Miles Gregory, chairman of the airport authority, told local leaders last week. The $4.5 million project…
Wednesday, 13 April 2011 19:20

Documentary on school crisis in America

The documentary on the state of education in America “Waiting for Superman” will be shown at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 21, followed by a talk with a school reform activist at the Cashiers Library. Charter school advocate and activist Ned…
Wednesday, 13 April 2011 19:20

Life coach teaches how to be a better person

Life coach Marne Harris will conduct a workshop “Alter Yourself: 5 Fundamentals of Fulfillment” from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, at Old Mountain Health Center in Waynesville. The course focuses on core changes people can make to…
Wednesday, 13 April 2011 19:19

Program teaches raw food diet for pets

Learn about the benefits of raw food diets for cats and dogs at the Western Carolina Dog Fanciers Association’s April meeting held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, at Creature Comforts near Lake Junaluska. Founder of Earth Green Pet Foods,…
Wednesday, 13 April 2011 19:19

Learn conversational Spanish in Haywood

A new class for people who want to learn conversational Spanish is being setup by the Latino Institute for Human Development in Waynesville. Conversational Spanish can be a resume builder, allowing people to communicate with Spanish-speaking employees or facilitate interaction…
It required barely 15 minutes and a minimum of discussion for Western Carolina University’s Faculty Senate to unanimously vote it be given a role in any future reorganization efforts. Whether they get what they ask for will depend on WCU’s…
A county commissioner got financial aid from the Swain County Department of Services last year while his niece was serving…
An interim director is now at the helm of the Swain County Department of Social Services, bringing to the table…
David Cozzo is sitting behind a table at the Holiday Inn in Cherokee, trying to sell a ’76 Volkswagen to a teenager. “The maintenance on these is rough, but you’d look good in it,” Cozzo pitched to his potential buyer,…
Wednesday, 13 April 2011 19:13

Help children dealing with split custody

Children In The Middle, a class for any parent who shares custody of children, will be held from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.April 26 and 27 in Canton. The program was developed to reduce children’s experiences with loyalty conflicts that often…
Wednesday, 13 April 2011 19:13

Swain chamber to hold annual banquet

Swain County Chamber of Commerce will host its annual banquet from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 21, at the Fryemont Inn in Bryson City featuring an evening of food and entertainment. Business Citizen of the Year will be announced,…
Wednesday, 13 April 2011 19:12

Tea Party rally in Waynesville on tax day

Fiscal responsibility and property revaluation in Haywood County will be among the main topics discussed at the annual tax day rally in Waynesville. “Are You Taxed Enough Already?” will take place from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 15, on…