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Wednesday, 07 August 2013 00:00

Waynesville Jake break laws good for in town

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To the Editor: Referencing the article of two weeks ago about the Jake brakes in Waynesville and in reply to…
Wednesday, 07 August 2013 00:00

Some things Macon citizens may not know

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To the Editor: I’ve had several citiznes ask me why I voted against this or that. It’s time to clear the…
Wednesday, 07 August 2013 00:00

It’s painful, but state is on the right path

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To the Editor: On Monday this first week of August, a group of people showed up in Raleigh complaining about…
Wednesday, 07 August 2013 00:00

Saving specialty license plates great for WNC

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The General Assembly’s renewal of the specialty license plates for North Carolina drivers surprised many only because it seemed such…
Wednesday, 07 August 2013 00:00

Porsche club to raise money for Sarge’s

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The Carolinas Region, Mountain Area of the Porsche Club of America (PCA) is hosting the 5th annual People’s Choice Concours,…
Wednesday, 07 August 2013 00:00

Mountain momma

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Living within walking distance of the farmers market has lots of perks. For starters, it’s a great excuse when asked,…
Wednesday, 07 August 2013 00:00

Tickets on sale for WCU performances

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Tickets for the Western Carolina University Arts and Cultural Events Performance Series will go on sale Tuesday, Aug. 6.
Wednesday, 07 August 2013 00:00

Celebrate wood crafts at the Folk Art Center

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“Wood Day,” an annual celebration of wood crafts, will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, in…
Tuesday, 06 August 2013 18:54

Black brings country hits to Franklin

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Country singer Clint Black will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing…
Tuesday, 06 August 2013 18:53

Barbecue, classic cars roll into Franklin

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The 5th annual Mountain High BBQ Festival and Car Show will be from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 9 and…
Tuesday, 06 August 2013 18:52

Trace Adkins hits the stage at Harrah’s

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Country singer Trace Adkins performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at Harrah’s Cherokee.
Wednesday, 07 August 2013 00:00

This must be the place

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I was afraid of getting caught. As a teenager, I found myself sneaking into the back door of my grandfather’s…
About 30 people sat scattered around the 2,800-seat Mountainside Theater in Cherokee, watching the makings of something that has never…
Wednesday, 27 September 2006 00:00

Cherokee goes green with new biodiesel pump

By Michael Beadle Cherokee now has a biodiesel gas pump at its filling station to fuel up Tribal transit and maintenance vehicles as well as buses from the Cherokee Boys Club.
Wednesday, 27 September 2006 00:00

Minimum wage battle in Congress marked by politics

When Congress proposed raising the minimum wage from $5.15 to $7.25 an hour this summer, the resulting vote epitomized the mixed-up world of Washington politics.
Wednesday, 27 September 2006 00:00

What is your position on raising the minimum wage?

Charles Taylor: My opponent has made numerous allegations about my record on the federal minimum wage, but the fact is that I have supported — and will continue to support — a fair federal minimum wage.
Wednesday, 27 September 2006 00:00

Silent Segways lead to noisy debate

By Sarah Kucharski • Staff Writer Reviews on the on the Zerve.com Web site all rave about Mountain Glides’ Segway tours of the Macon County Greenway.
Richard Morrison wiled away the hours last Thursday in front of Pop’s Mini Mart in Clyde in hopes of hitching a lift to Waynesville for a mid-day meal at the Open Door soup kitchen.
Wednesday, 27 September 2006 00:00

Nuts about acorns

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Acorns are elegant. They are one of our most beautiful fruits, sometimes produced in such numbers by the varied oak…
Wednesday, 27 September 2006 00:00

Don’t call me Charlie, I’ll call you

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By Margene Roper • Guest Columnist Around 7:30 this evening my telephone rang and I rushed into the house from…
Wednesday, 27 September 2006 00:00

Let the at-risk kids compete

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It probably shouldn’t have gotten to me. But it did, in a big way.
Wednesday, 27 September 2006 00:00

New leadership could bode well for Smokies

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Each time the president and Congress choose a new leader for the National Park Service, those of us in Western…
Wednesday, 27 September 2006 00:00

The life of a hellbender

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Most salamanders are born in the water as tadpoles. Later they grow legs and emerge onto land, albeit with a…
Wednesday, 27 September 2006 00:00

The hunt for hellbenders

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As a passel of high school interns tugged and squirmed their way into wetsuits along the edge of the Oconaluftee…
Wednesday, 27 September 2006 00:00

Local racers score high in Tsali Triathlon

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More than 300 competitors converged on Tsali Recreation Area earlier this month for the 14th annual Tsali Challenge Triathlon, a…
Wednesday, 27 September 2006 00:00

Ivory-billed redux?

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Here we go again Grail bird’s back in town again
Wednesday, 27 September 2006 00:00

What threatens the salamander

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Illegal poaching of hellbenders, a gigantic prehistoric-looking salamander, has become so problematic scientists like Dr. Michael Freake are omitting data…
By Sarah Kucharski • Staff Writer It’s late at night and Georgie is standing at the door waiting for Dave…
Wednesday, 27 September 2006 00:00

Fine playing on a Kinky collaboration

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By Chris Cooper I have to admit — I really don’t know much about Kinky Friedman. I mean, most of…
Wednesday, 27 September 2006 00:00

HART: Thinking outside of the (ticket) box

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By Sarah Kucharski • Staff Writer In most rural small-town communities, local theater isn’t known for being particularly racy, daring,…
By Michael Beadle Appalachian storyteller and musician Jerry Harmon will perform at Eaglenest in Maggie Valley for one special performance…
Wednesday, 27 September 2006 00:00

Recommended diversions

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Los Lobos: The Town and the City Remembered by most as “that band that revived ‘La Bamba’,” this criminally under-appreciated…
Wednesday, 27 September 2006 00:00

Truer and grittier

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If you remember Charles Portis’ wonderful 1968 novel, True Grit (and the subsequent Kim Darby/John Wayne film), you are likely…
Wednesday, 27 September 2006 00:00

One board seat up for grabs in Jackson

By Sarah Kucharski • Staff Writer Jackson County commission candidate Mark Jones, a Democrat, will face Republican Geoff Higginbotham this November in the only contested race for the county board.
Wednesday, 27 September 2006 00:00

Bonfoey discusses shelter safety issues

Following the brutal shooting death of a Jackson County woman staying at a local shelter for battered women, District Attorney Mike Bonfoey met with representatives of domestic violence victim advocacy groups in the 30th Judicial District last week to discuss…
Wednesday, 04 October 2006 00:00

When a book becomes an industry

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By Michael Beadle “Where is Cold Mountain?” Nearly a decade after Charles Frazier’s debut novel became an international success, folks…
Wednesday, 04 October 2006 00:00

The eighties uncovered

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By Chris Cooper It’s all too easy to dismiss the ‘80s as an era of day-glow clothes, poofy hair and…
By Michael Beadle It’s a gorgeous autumn afternoon in Asheville just a few days before author Charles Frazier begins an…
Wednesday, 04 October 2006 00:00

Haywood Open Studios Tour features more than 30 artists

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By Michael Beadle The world where artists create can often be a private place off limits to the general public.
Wednesday, 04 October 2006 00:00

Recommended diversions

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If you do a lot of surfing on the Internet, you probably know that astonishing changes are taking place there.…
Wednesday, 04 October 2006 00:00

The way things could have been

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Back some 30 years ago when I still had some tenuous claim to academic respectability (I taught literature), my teaching…
Wednesday, 04 October 2006 00:00

About the candidates

Bob Cathey Cathey worked for the U.S. Forest Service for 34 years in timber inventory and currently serves on the soil and water board. He has served on the school board and Haywood Community College Board.
Wednesday, 04 October 2006 00:00

Beale resigns from planning board

Citing his candidacy for county commissioner, Macon County planning board chairman Ronnie Beale announced his resignation last Wednesday (Sept. 27) putting vice-chairman Larry Stenger in line for the job.
A long-standing controversy over extending water and sewer lines to the semi-rural community of Bethel could be a defining issue in the election for the Haywood County Soil and Water Conservation District board this November.
Wednesday, 04 October 2006 00:00

Commissioners weigh in on Bethel sewer debate

A survey conducted by the Bethel Community Club asked candidates for the Haywood County Board of Commissioners to weigh in on the controversial issue of running water and sewer lines to Bethel.
By Sarah Kucharski • Staff Writer Prices at the gas pump began falling last month with the announcement that a new pocket of deep-sea oil had been found off the Gulf of Mexico. Locally, regular unleaded hit a mere $2.25…
Wednesday, 04 October 2006 00:00

Jackson Green Energy Park opens

The Jackson County Green Energy Park will celebrate the opening of Phase 1 of the park with an open house to be held from 3 to 9 p.m. Oct. 6.
Taylor: Each time we visit the gasoline pump, it is clear that the U.S. has become overly dependent on foreign sources of oil for our energy needs. While the previous Administration – joined by environmental extremists – refused to allow…
Slope proposal • Cut-and-fill slopes taller than 40 feet are not allowed.
Wednesday, 04 October 2006 00:00

Planning issues dominate Macon election

By Sarah Kucharski • Staff Writer Macon County commissioner candidates fielded several questions about growth and the county’s future during a forum conducted by the League of Women Voters last Thursday night (Sept. 28).