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Wednesday, 21 November 2007 00:00

Horton returns to WNC as Macon county manager

By Jennifer Garlesky & Becky Johnson • Staff Writers An influential yet controversial figure in public policy is reclaiming a leadership post in the mountains three years after his forced departure as Haywood County’s manager.
Wednesday, 21 November 2007 00:00

How the cookie crumbles

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I look at you. You look at me. We’re dancing sort of, but I’m not much of a dancer and…
By Julia Merchant and Becky Johnson • Staff Writers One of the consultants involved in pulling off Cataloochee Wilderness Resorts — a 4,500 acre development supposedly coming to Haywood County — has raised some eyebrows in the community.
Wednesday, 21 November 2007 00:00

Aerial assassins

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Alaskan shooters are poised to take to the skies again this year to slaughter as many wolves as possible. This…
Wednesday, 21 November 2007 00:00

Allen ends bid for re-election

By Jennifer Garlesky • Staff Writer Sylva town board member Danny Allen conceded his race against fellow board member Ray Lewis on Monday, settling the tie between the two candidates following the Nov. 6 election.
Wednesday, 21 November 2007 00:00

Quiz time

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Naturalists are always being quizzed about this or that. Turn about is fair play. So, are you ready for a…
By Michael Beadle For the longest time, Buffy Queen and John Buckley wanted to share their love of movies with…
Wednesday, 28 November 2007 00:00

Burrell, Setzer plug plan for Southern Loop

By Jennifer Garlesky • Staff Writer Members of Jackson County Smart Roads Alliance are sifting through paperwork at the North Carolina Department of Transportation Division 14 office in Webster to find out how the Southern Loop road project suddenly appeared…
Wednesday, 28 November 2007 00:00

Even Grinch knows Christmas isn’t in the store

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“And they’re hanging their stockings!” he snarled with a sneer. “Tomorrow is Christmas! It’s practically here!” Then he growled, with…
Wednesday, 28 November 2007 00:00

Pardon the irruption

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Common redpolls have been reported in Chatham County and evening grosbeaks in Catawba County here in North Carolina. Bohemian waxwings…
Wednesday, 28 November 2007 00:00

Today’s youth are missing in action

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I was 22 years old in 1967. Although it’s become fashionable to downgrade the sweeping changes brought about by my…
Wednesday, 28 November 2007 00:00

An English breakdown

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Sister Bernadette’s Barking Dog: The Quirky History and Lost Art of Diagramming Sentences by Kitty Burns Florey. Melville House Publishing,…
By Julia Merchant • Staff Writer Looking to start your own business? You should do well in Western North Carolina. Seeking a job in traditional manufacturing? Good luck, experts say — it won’t be easy to find.
Wednesday, 28 November 2007 00:00

Recommended diversions

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“The Santaland Diaries” If you’re reading this, you may already be too late — get thee right now to a…
Wednesday, 28 November 2007 00:00

Smokies plates lead to annual sales record

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Friends of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park appear to have hit a home run with a new license plate…
Wednesday, 28 November 2007 00:00

The essential nature of winter

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When late November finally arrives, my wife, Elizabeth, and I go into another mode. Her busy season in the gallery-studio…
Wednesday, 28 November 2007 00:00

Jonathan Creek project is just not a good fit

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Rumors have been circulating for years about the proposed mega-development in the Jonathan Creek area, the one with a thousand…
Wednesday, 28 November 2007 00:00

Trischka doubles the pleasure with modern banjo greats

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By Chris Cooper It hardly needs to be said that the banjo has taken major leaps in the hands of…
Wednesday, 28 November 2007 00:00

Bear Care

By Jennifer Garlesky • Staff Writer Kathy Sherrard and Anne Allison have dedicated their lives to educating the public about black bears.
Wednesday, 28 November 2007 00:00

Making a list, forgetting to check it

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By David Curtis Wool socks, silk long johns, cotton turtleneck, boots, down vest, wool jacket, Gortex insulated camo gloves. Deer…
By Jennifer Garlesky • Staff Writer Imagine having the flu and sitting in a folding chair in a crowded waiting room for five hours just to see a doctor. For those with no health insurance this is probably the best…
By Jennifer Garlesky • Staff Writer Macon County commissioners spoke in favor of committing nearly $40 million to fund school construction at their meeting Nov. 26 but stopped short of taking any formal vote on the projects.
Wednesday, 28 November 2007 00:00

Sarge’s scraps plans for Hall Top shelter

By Julia Merchant • Staff Writer Sarge’s Animal Rescue has scrapped its plans to build a no-kill animal shelter in a location that was fiercely opposed by nearby residents. The Haywood County non-profit originally won approval to build the shelter…
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 14:09

World beat hits Main Street

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By Garret K. Woodward • Staff Writer If Norman Rockwell ever ventured out of New England, as the crow flies,…
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 14:08

The ties that bind – one high five at a time

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By Garret K. Woodward • Staff writer I had just finished my third steamed carrot when the yelling began. It…
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 14:04

The evocative power of the color blue

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Green used to be the color that caught my eye. Now it’s blue. So much so that I wrote an…
Dr. Dan Pittillo will explore the natural history of the southern Appalachians at 7 p.m. on Aug. 2 at the…
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 14:02

Local produce to make its way to students’ trays

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A Farm to School project will provide food awareness and better nutrition education for students and staff at five Haywood…
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 14:01

Volunteers needed at Cataloochee Ranch

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Volunteers are being sought for a workday at Cataloochee Ranch in Haywood County that will enhance the habitat for migratory…
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 14:00

Reward for elk information upped

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 A $20,000 reward is being offered for information about the recent killing of three elk near the Great Smoky Mountains…
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 13:59

Hear the creeks’ cry for help

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While heavy rains have washed wayward trash into creeks in recent weeks, kids from Whitehouse, Tenn., helped scoured the banks…
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 13:58

Get a taste of space science

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Several all-day Space Science Labs for adults or kids will be held on various dates in late July and early…
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 13:57

Clinic teaches horsemen to lighten their impact

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Treading lightly on the land isn’t always easy if you’re sitting on top of 1,000 pounds and four stout hooves,…
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 13:57

Volenteers needed to man Clingmans Dome

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park is recruiting volunteers to help staff the visitor contact station at Clingmans Dome through Nov.…
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 13:56

Revel in rail history at the Cradle of Forestry

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Learn about the early locomotives and logging railroads that once wound their way through mountain hollers and hillsides during the…
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 13:56

Trapper Rob and his wolves to greet children in Jackson

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Kids can get up close and personal with wolves and their owner, Trapper Rob, at the Jackson County Public Library in…
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 13:55

Try your hand at backyard chickens

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A class for people who have an interest in the benefits of raising their own chickens and/or turkeys will be…
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 13:54

Coping with gray treefrogs

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The call of, “Come see! A frog!” is one oft repeated in the Hendershot household from spring through fall as…
By Melanie Threlkeld McConnell • Correspondent A rolling stone gathers no moss, so says the proverb, but it would if…
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 13:50

Special children’s story time

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Curtis Sikes and Sheena Kohlmeyer will present their new children’s book, The Heart of a King, at 11 a.m. on…
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 13:50

Medical thriller writer comes to library in Sylva

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The Jackson County Public Library in Sylva will host author Dennis Murphy at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 31, for…
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 13:48

An erudite look into the cultural wars

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Some years ago, a local artist mounted a painting in a local art show in which he painted Christ with…
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 13:47

Audition for upcoming HART production

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The Haywood Arts Regional Theatre will hold auditions for its October production of the hit Broadway musical “The Light in…
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 13:47

Kathy Griffin slated for Harrah’s Aug. 11

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Two-time Emmy winning comedian, Grammy nominee and best-selling author Kathy Griffin will appear at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino at 7:30 p.m.…
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 13:46

Benefit performance for Haywood County Democratic Party

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Local actress Barbara Bates Smith will star in a one-woman benefit performance titled “Go, Granny,Go: A Walk to Washington to…
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 13:45

Macon County Gemboree opens July 26

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Gem and mineral dealers and rock hounds from across the country will converge on Franklin for the 47th Annual Macon…
The hour-long radio show “Stories of Mountain Folk” airs every Saturday at 9 a.m. on Jackson County’s WRGC Radio at…
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 13:42

Learn more about modern roller derby

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Krista Robb of the Smoky Mountain Roller Girls will give a program and slide show presentation on modern Roller Derby at 7…
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 13:41

Two workshops planned at Franklin library

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The Macon County Library in Franklin will hold two programs on July 26. Avid coin collector Paul Biery will present…
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 13:41

Learn the art of faux finishing Aug. 4

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A class teaching beginning faux finish instruction will be held from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Aug. 4 at the Leapin’…