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Wednesday, 17 October 2012 12:26

Introduction to Cherokee language

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A one-day “Introduction to Cherokee Language” class will be offered from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 19 in Western…
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 12:25

Cherokee craft traditions to be featured, demonstrated

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Cherokee basket artist Betty Maney and Western Carolina University crafts scholar Anna Fariello will host a program entitled “From the…
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 12:24

Come out to the barn dance

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REACH of Haywood County will be putting on a “barn dance” at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at a new barn…
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 12:23

Bryson City Chili Cook-off is Oct. 20

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The Bryson City Chamber Chili Cook-off will take place 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Great Smoky…
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 12:22

Liars Bench presents scary stories

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The Liars Bench will present “Appalachian Spook Tales” at 7 p.m. Oct. 18 at Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center…
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 12:20

Movie briefs

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Christie mystery to be screened Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap” will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19-22 at the Smoky…
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 12:19

Jubilee to showcase speakers, gospel music

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Western North Carolina Encouragement Jubilee will be held at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 21 through Oct. 24 in the Beall Auditorium…
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 12:18

Beer and pottery auction to support nonprofit

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The Community Table in Sylva has two fundraising events coming up. The Community Table is a nonprofit organization dedicated to…
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 12:18

Library to host community jam

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The next community music jam at the Marianna Black Library will be from 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 18 in downtown Bryson…
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 12:17

Children’s costume ball to be held in Sylva

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A costume character ball will be held during family night at 6 p.m. Oct. 25 in the Jackson County Public…
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 12:17

Writers/artists wanted for publication

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Submissions are now being taken for the 2012-13 edition of “Milestone,” the biennial art and literary review published by Southwestern…
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 12:16

Fall art and craft festival hits Franklin

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The Smoky Mountain Fall Art and Craft Festival will celebrate 20 years on Oct. 19-20 and Oct. 26-27 at the…
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 12:15

Mountain heritage at harvest festival

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A harvest festival will take place Oct.19-21 at the Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center on the grounds of the Stecoah…
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 12:14

North Hominy Apple Festival is Oct. 20

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The North Hominy Apple Festival will take place from 7 a.m. until closing Oct. 20 at the North Hominy Community…
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 12:12

Waynesville to host Apple Harvest Festival

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The Haywood County Apple Harvest Festival will be held 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 20 in downtown Waynesville. The…
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 12:05

Children of the corn

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Sliding into the parking lot of the Cold Mountain Corn Maze, the smell of campfire and old, fallen leaves fills…
To the Editor: A letter was recently circulated regarding the euthanizing of a black bear in the Mountain Aire community…
When Rob Kelly climbed behind the wheel of a bus two Saturdays ago for a relatively routine assignment shuttling paddlers up and down the Nantahala River, little did he know he would soon be face to face with death and…
Wednesday, 10 October 2012 14:58

State candidates wrangle over 1-cent sales tax

Democratic and Republican candidates squaring off in state races this year offer voters a clear choice on a key philosophical issue gripping North Carolina during the past two years: taxes versus budget cuts.
The building that once housed the downtown anchor O’Malley’s On Main Pub and Grill in Waynesville has a new owner.
Wednesday, 10 October 2012 14:56

Learn tips and tricks for coupon clipping

A Clip and Save Coupon Club meets from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Senior Resource Center in Haywood County. “It seems to me that now more than ever, people need help at the cash register, not…
Wednesday, 10 October 2012 14:55

Journey stories brought to light at WCU

A panel of veterans ranging from World War II to Afghanistan will discuss of the physical, emotional and psychological journeys of soldiers before, during and after war at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at the Mountain Heritage Center at Western…
Wednesday, 10 October 2012 14:55

Adult basketball leagues starting up

The Waynesville Parks and Recreation Department will hold an organizational meeting 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8, for the adult and masters basketball league at the Waynesville Recreation Center. This meeting is a mandatory meeting for anyone interested in entering…
Wednesday, 10 October 2012 14:54

HCC brings on interim president for short stint

Haywood Community College trustees have picked an interim president to replace current leader Rose Johnson who will retire at the end of this month. William Aiken will start as interim president at HCC on Nov. 1. He served as president…
The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is hiring an energy program coordinator to oversee a growing slate of energy-saving and green energy projects. The tribe already has a strategic energy plan in place to make Cherokee more environmentally sustainable but…
Wednesday, 10 October 2012 14:52

‘Coats for Folks’ drive is underway

People can drop off gently used or new winter clothing articles for children and adults at any Swain County governmental facility such as the County Administration Building, Health Dept., Social Services, all Swain County Schools, the bus garage and the…
Wednesday, 10 October 2012 14:52

Is your genealogy revolutionary?

A genealogical “how to” presentation will be held Monday, Oct. 15, at the Boiler Room restaurant in Franklin by the The Silas McDowell Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution. Dinner starts at 5:15 p.m. and the meeting starts…
The vision is grand: a snaking, multi-use recreational path along the shores of the Tuckaseegee River — approximately 20 miles stretching from East Laporte to Whittier — lined with trees, dotted with parks, fishing spots, river access, picnic tables and…
Although it has been spared for now, federal belt tightening could eventually lead the government to close its federal court site in Bryson City, which serves as the only one west of Asheville.
Haywood voters must pick two county commissioners from a field of four candidates. Both the sitting commissioners are running to keep their seats. Whoever wins come Nov. 6 will serve four years on the county’s highest decision-making board. Commissioners Mark…
Wednesday, 10 October 2012 14:43

Donate items for homeless veterans

Members of the Silas McDowell Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution are collecting items for homeless veterans in the region through Oct. 31. The group is working with the Veterans Restoration Quarters in Asheville and will be collecting…
The Liars Bench will present its third annual show of “Appalachian Spook Tales” at 7 p.m. on Oct. 18 at Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center auditorium. The Liars Bench is a southern Appalachian variety show started by writer and…
Wednesday, 10 October 2012 14:41

State, Jackson commission candidates square off

A candidate forum will be held from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, at the Jackson County Public Library. Candidates attending are: Republican Jim Davis and Democrat John Snow, candidates for the N.C. Senate’s 50th District; Republican Mike Clampitt…
A race for Jackson County commissioners this fall has come down to a contest of the Joneses. The similar names on the ballot — Mark Jones versus Marty Jones — will no doubt keep voters on their toes when they…
The three MedWest hospitals in Haywood, Jackson and Swain counties laid off 82 employees this week to cope with shrinking revenue and declining patient volume. The layoffs are part of a larger workforce reduction in recent months. Another 79 positions…
Wednesday, 10 October 2012 14:34

The battle before the war

It was a tranquil Saturday afternoon when the stampede began. Lines of vehicles, like mechanical horses with flags waving high, hurtle down the highway, resembling some cavalry charging into battle, desperately in search of a cherished parking space near the…
Wednesday, 10 October 2012 13:44

First frost ushers in winter

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It’s Oct. 7 as I write this. The first hard frost hasn’t as yet arrived. But it won’t be long…
Wednesday, 10 October 2012 13:41

Take outdoor photos with the experts

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The Lens Luggers outdoor photography group will host two excursions, Oct. 20 and 21, to give visual enthusiasts the opportunity…
Wednesday, 10 October 2012 13:40

Join a guided hike to Hemphill Bald at Cataloochee Ranch

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The Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy is leading a hike to Hemphill Bald at Cataloochee Ranch at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct.…
A free workshop for landowners interested in learning more about conservtion agreements with a land trust will be held from…
Wednesday, 10 October 2012 13:38

Old time campin’ on tap in the Pisgah Forest

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Historical and outdoor enthusiasts can go watch a small group of re-enactors in a reconstructed campsite of the early 1900’s…
Wednesday, 10 October 2012 13:34

Tuckasegee to receive 19,600 trout this fall

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The delayed harvest section of the Tuckasegee River in Jackson County, one of 15 spots on the Western North Carolina…
Wednesday, 10 October 2012 13:34

Massey Branch Boat ramp to close

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The U.S. Forest Service will close the Massey Branch Boat Ramp on Lake Santeetlah beginning Oct. 15 so that improvements…
A guided hike in the Cataloochee Valley area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park will be held Thursday, Oct.…
Wednesday, 10 October 2012 13:32

Raising hellbenders is no small feat

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Biologists with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission have launched a captive breeding program for the giant, odd-looking Hellbender salamander, also…
Wednesday, 10 October 2012 13:31

Leaf lookers take heed

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The U.S. Forest Service has launched a web site for “Leaf Viewing in Western North Carolina.” The site features scenic…
Wednesday, 10 October 2012 13:29

A braver, newer world

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Or at least a younger one anyway — one of the ranking members of the House’s Committee on Science, Space…
As Don Casada veered off-trail and began bushwhacking his way over fallen logs and through overgrown shrubs along the shore…
Wednesday, 10 October 2012 13:23

Writer talks about memoir

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Jackson County Public Library in Sylva will host a book talk with Barbara Taylor Woodall on at 7 p.m. Oct.…
Wednesday, 10 October 2012 13:23

Civil War author to give talk

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Jackson County Public Library will host a book talk with Emily Cooper, author of Queen of the Lost, a fictionalized…