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Wednesday, 21 November 2012 15:33

Christmas parades roll into WNC

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Snowflakes sprinkle the high peaks, while a stiff breeze cascades into the valleys. Elaborate decorations are being put up in…
Wednesday, 21 November 2012 15:18

Byer’s book brings us a sense of place

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Kathryn Stripling Byer lives in Cullowhee. Poet Laureate Emeritas of North Carolina for a number of years, she was this…
Wednesday, 21 November 2012 15:09

Internet businesses do benefit community

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To the Editor: In a recent column, writer Jeff Minick implored holiday shoppers to consider shopping locally and using the…
Wednesday, 21 November 2012 15:08

Cowee School project part of a larger plan

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To the Editor: I’ve been a fan of The Smoky Mountain News for 12 years since you very ably reported…
Wednesday, 21 November 2012 15:07

Any act of appreciation is worthwhile

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To the Editor: After reading your piece this week, “Speaking too loudly sometimes belittles the message,” my reaction was “let’s…
Wednesday, 21 November 2012 15:04

The right to a job does not exist

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By Ken Jacobine • Guest Columnist The idea of the United States of America was born during the Age of…
Wednesday, 21 November 2012 15:03

Cullowhee presents a great opportunity

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We have many vibrant, attractive commercial districts in the mountains, some very small and some large and sprawling. I’m talking…
Wednesday, 21 November 2012 14:59

Former FBI agent shares exploits with students

Traveling around the world, taking down bad guys and helping exonerate the wrongly accused, Steve Moore’s life sounds glamorous — and he will agree that he has loved every minute.
It’s a dreaded intersection for anyone who frequents downtown Waynesville behind the wheel. You slowly edge the nose of your car forward, inching past the stop sign and bit-by-bit into the oncoming lanes, straining forward in your seat in hopes…
“Take me out to the ballgame,” is how the old song goes. But the question for Macon County residents in coming years may be “which one?”, as county commissioners lay plans to purchase an expanse of land that would be…
Waynesville seafood restaurant Maggie’s Galley will soon be forced to move from its longtime location at the intersection of Howell Mill Road and Russ Avenue to make way for a road-widening project.
Sequoyah National Golf Course, a signature course built and operated by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, is slowly being weaned from tribal subsidies that have helped prop up its operations since it opened several years ago. This month, tribal…
Wednesday, 21 November 2012 14:49

Flying club trying to takeoff again

The Smoky Mountain Flying Club is trying to get some wind under its wings again with a campaign to attract new members and buy a sporty plane, or two, for its pilots to use collectively. Instead of the small planes…
Wednesday, 21 November 2012 14:47

Off-color graffiti hits Swain recreation area

A riverside park in Swain County was plastered with graffiti two weeks ago, with several cans of spray paint unleashed on the public outdoor recreation area. Nothing went un-tagged, even the trees were spray-painted at the Old N.C. 288 park,…
When Monica Manrique was four months pregnant with her first child, her feet got so swollen with fluid she took to wearing slippers because her bulging ankles wouldn’t fit into regular shoes.
Down by six touchdowns to the University of Alabama at halftime, Western Carolina University head coach Mark Speir never gave up on his team. “When you’re getting into an ugly ball game like that, our players didn’t quit playing; they…
Wednesday, 21 November 2012 14:36

Creating a cohesive vision for WNC’s future

Six months after meeting with Haywood County residents to discuss ways to improve the community, a group called GroWNC is returning to the county to present various scenarios for the region’s future growth.
Wednesday, 21 November 2012 14:35

Funeral home buys old Mountaineer press building

Wells Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Waynesville has purchased a large building downtown that once housed The Mountaineer Publishing Company’s printing press. The old press building is located on Wall Street directly behind The Mountaineer’s newspaper office and adjacent…
The Haywood County Board of Commissioners seem poised to adopt a policy that would severely limit the display of Confederate flags on county property.
Wednesday, 21 November 2012 13:53

Feast your eyes on wild turkey facts

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The domestic, farm-raised turkey most Americans eat on Thanksgiving Day is nothing like the wild turkey feasted on by the…
Wednesday, 30 January 2013 00:00

Outdoors news briefs

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Rains cause wastewater spills in Haywood Beginning Jan. 14, and due to the heavy rains, Waynesville had several wastewater overflows.…
Wednesday, 21 November 2012 13:49

Tuscola wins annual FFA dirt competition

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Tuscola High School students placed first among the 13 competing teams at the 2012 Area Land Judging contest hosted earlier…
Wednesday, 21 November 2012 13:48

Funding helps turn teachers into rangers

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Friends of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park has received a $12,000 grant from Verizon to empower teachers with science…
Wednesday, 21 November 2012 13:45

Build it and they will come

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Back in spring of 2011 I wrote about a wetlands restoration project at Lake Junaluska - www.smokymountain news.com/archives/item/3686-a-perfect-fit. Candace Stimson,…
Wednesday, 21 November 2012 13:42

Snow guns get ski season off with a bang

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As superstorm Sandy hurled itself toward the Northeast, soon to leave a wreckage of flooded streets, sunken boardwalks and dangling…
Wednesday, 21 November 2012 13:35

Novel is both shocking and admirable

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Anyone who remembers Ira Levin’s Rosemary’s Baby (1967) and the Roman Polanski film that came out about a year later,…
Wednesday, 14 November 2012 00:00

New book celebrates diversity and Biological Station

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In regard to floral diversity, the Southern Appalachian region is unsurpassed by any other temperate region in the world. Whenever…
Wednesday, 14 November 2012 00:00

Backpacking 101 held Nov. 17 in Cullowhee

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Novice outdoor adventurers can learn the basics of wilderness excursion at a 45-minute workshop beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday,…
Wednesday, 14 November 2012 00:00

Cherokee 5k to benefit cancer support group

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The annual Cherokee Choices 5k Run, Walk or Roll will be held at noon on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the…
Wednesday, 14 November 2012 00:00

Residents recognized for land stewardship and research

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Two environmentalists were honored by the Franklin-based Land Trust for the Little Tennessee at its annual celebration Nov. 3 in…
Wednesday, 14 November 2012 00:00

Community asked to weigh in on regional bike plan

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The Land-of-Sky Regional Council will host a round of community input meetings Nov. 5 through Dec. 6 to gather input…
Wednesday, 14 November 2012 00:00

Discussion focuses on climate change and the Appalachians

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A discussion about the local effects of climate change and development will be held at the historic Rickman Store near…
Wednesday, 14 November 2012 00:00

Venus and moon dance in front of the sun

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Early mornings kind of go with the territory around here. With work, kids and the never-ending list of chores, every…
They stood in a line, trigger fingers poised, eyes fixated on the target.  It was early morning, and the predawn…
Wednesday, 14 November 2012 00:00

Diversity within unity — a book for the ages

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From the foothills of the Southern Appalachians, and in the tradition of such spiritual classics as Gurdjieff’s Meetings With Remarkable…
Wednesday, 14 November 2012 00:00

Sandi Patty, Jason Crabb to perform in Franklin

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Sandi Patty and Jason Crabb will bring “A Celebration of the Christmas Season” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, at…
Wednesday, 14 November 2012 00:00

Tickets available for ‘Tarzan’

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Western Carolina University has announced its 2013 line-up of “golden age of radio” re-creations.
Wednesday, 14 November 2012 00:00

Liars Bench to perform Carden drama Nov. 15

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The Liars Bench will present “Birdell” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Western Carolina University Mountain Heritage Center.…
Wednesday, 14 November 2012 00:00

Holiday craft show celebrates 25 years

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“Hard Candy Christmas” Fine Art and Craft Show will celebrate 25 years from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 23-24,…
Wednesday, 14 November 2012 00:00

Hear about the life of a special agent

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A former FBI agent and terrorist hunter will discuss his new book at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14, in…
Wednesday, 29 May 2013 00:00

Arts scene

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Brand marketing, quilting classes at SCC There will be a brand marketing and quilting class offered at Southwestern Community College…
Wednesday, 14 November 2012 00:00

Take a class

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Classes offered in Stecoah There will be a handful of crafting classes offered at the Stecoah Valley Center in Robbinsville.…
Wednesday, 14 November 2012 00:00

Mountain music

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Bryson City community jam A community music jam will be held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15,…
Wednesday, 14 November 2012 00:00

Movie briefs

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Film club showing 'The Way' Groovy Movie Club will show the film “The Way” on Friday, Nov. 16, in Waynesville. A…
Wednesday, 14 November 2012 00:00

Brass quintet to perform at WCU

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Smoky Mountain Brass Quintet will perform its fall recital at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, in the recital hall of…
Wednesday, 14 November 2012 00:00

Gallery holds small works show

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Haywood County Arts Council’s Gallery 86 announces its annual small works show, “It’s a Small, Small Work 2012,” from Wednesday,…
What sounded like a jet engine echoed out of the building tucked away on the hill. Peering into the large…
Wednesday, 14 November 2012 00:00

GOP should control House for years

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To the Editor: The 2012 Election results are in and it gives me hope. Tip O’Neill, the former distinguished Democratic…
Wednesday, 14 November 2012 00:00

Tax the rich and we all pay more

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To the Editor: Harry Reid, the leader of the Democrat Senate in Washington says, “Tax the rich.” Is Harry a…
Wednesday, 14 November 2012 00:00

Get ready for onslaught of new taxes

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To the Editor: During the campaign, Barack Obama let it be known that he believes in redistribution of your income…