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Wednesday, 13 June 2012 18:55

Exhibit opens at WCU

“Collecting for the Community,” a new exhibit at Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center, opened June 7 and will be available for public viewing in the museum’s gallery B through Aug. 17. During the years, the Mountain Heritage Center’s collections…
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 18:52

NOC believes the future is in kids

Summer camp. It’s how generations of NOC paddlers got their first taste of whitewater, a fateful moment that ultimately grew into a lifelong love affair with the Nantahala. “So many people learned to paddle at summer camp,” said Wayne Dickert,…
Of the many challenges faced by the Nantahala Outdoor Center during the past decade, one of the most troubling — and the most difficult to fix — has been a national decline in paddling. NOC’s steady and robust growth since…
The Nantahala Outdoor Center rose rapidly from a scrappy operation spawned by idealistic river rats in the 1970s to one of the largest and most renowned outfitters in the country. Now in its 40th year, NOC has struggled during the…
In contrast to its peaceful and stunning high-mountain setting, Maggie Valley’s Cataloochee Ranch has been at the forefront of a battle — a battle to restore the American chestnut, the iconic Appalachian tree devastated by blight in the mid-20th century.…
The Haywood County Amateur Radio Club will construct an emergency station in the parking lot of the Employees’ Credit Union facility on Paragon Parkway June 23-24 to celebrate “Amateur Radio Week” with other ham radio operators across the U.S. The…
After a month of controversy surrounding the granting of alcohol permits, Sylva and Jackson County leaders have made it their goal to work amicably together and compromise when discussing how the county will handle its ABC operations in the future.…
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 18:41

Franklin and Eastern Band try to make peace

Franklin Mayor Joe Collins sent a letter to the chief of the Eastern Band of Cherokee last week, personally apologizing for the use of pesticides on an ancient Indian mound. “I personally apologize for the desecration caused to the mound,”…
By Paul Clark • Contributor • Norris Bunch called his dog Maxo to attention. Maxo, alert and ready, waited for his release. Barbara Holt, a judge for the U.S. Police Canine Association, gave the go-ahead, and Bunch, a K9 handler…
The Jackson County Sheriff has denied allegations that his department setup traffic checkpoints to racially profile Latinos and find possible illegal immigrants. The American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina Legal Foundation announced June 4 that it will investigate traffic…
The Sylva town board has trimmed the green energy features from its new police department project and boosted the proposed cost to more than $1 million. The town originally budgeted $786,500 for the construction. The lowest bid, however, came in…
Canton may end up defending its use of the property known as Camp Hope in court this August. John and Deborah Prelaz have filed a lawsuit against the town asking that Canton’s claim to the 38.15-acre property be deemed null…
Maggie Valley’s will no longer employ a festival director effective Sept. 5 — a decision that comes as no surprise to town leaders or the festival director herself. “I had a sneaking suspicion with the new direction,” said Festival Director…
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 18:33

Free day at rec center on June 23

All Haywood County residents can get in to the Waynesville Recreation Center for free from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on June 23. Also on Saturday, residents can enjoy the annual “Spring Fling” event sponsored by the Waynesville Kiwanis and…
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 18:32

Hunger Free Haywood to launch June 15

Haywood County businesses will join forces with MANNA food bank from June 15 to July 15 to help address hunger in the county through a program called Hunger Free Haywood. To give, just look out for the red barrel posted…
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 18:31

Café open at Stecoah

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The Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center Schoolhouse Café is now open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays…
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 18:29

Rayburn to lead lavender workshop

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A “Crafting with Lavender” workshop will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. June 21 in the conference room of…
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 18:29

Exhibit includes art, jewelry from Waynesville artist

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Waynesville painter and jewelry artist Kel Tanner will have her work on display at the Swain County Center for the…
Smoky Mountain Living prominently features images from across the southern Appalachians in each edition. Photo essays adhere to the issue’s…
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 18:27

Cullowhee Mountain ARTS spends week focused on pottery

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Four ceramics workshops are being offered as part of the Cullowhee Mountain ARTS Summer Visual ART Series at Western Carolina…
The Haywood County Arts Council will host a dedication ceremony for the “Stars & Stirrups” and “City Streets” quilt block…
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 18:25

Pauly D to perform at Harrah’s

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Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center will turn into an upscale night club when celebrity DJ and reality TV star Pauly D…
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 18:24

Next Liar’s Bench is June 15

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The Liars Bench, a successful regional authentic, traditional southern Appalachian storytelling, music, poetry, drama and folk arts presentation, will play…
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 18:23

Balsam Range to perform June 15

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The Concerts on the Creek series will present Balsam Range from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. June 15 at the downtown…
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 18:23

New artists join Waynesville gallery

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Four artists with a mix of media and styles have been invited to join the Main Street Artists’ Co-Op in…
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 18:22

Library to host free Aikido class

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A free Aikido class for participants ages 16 and older will take place at 7 p.m. June 19 at the…
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 18:21

Taste of Scotland Dinner is June 16

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A Scottish Dinner will be held at 6 p.m. June 16 at the Mill Creek Country Club. A traditional Celtic…
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 18:21

Teen events to feature trivia, journals, zombies

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A series of summer events for teenagers will be held from June 20 to June 22 in the Program Room…
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 18:20

WCU announces summertime theater camp

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Western Carolina University’s College of Fine and Performing Arts is hosting a theater summer camp from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. …
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 18:18

Sing-A-Long-A-Sound of Music

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By Shannan Mashburn • SMN Intern Singing, lonely goat herders, nuns, and Julie Andrews are just a few things Western…
Season in and season out, one of the more interesting common plants in our woodlands is sassafras, which may be…
Wednesday, 06 June 2012 13:31

Andrews Bald: A Smokies class act

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Enjoy the high elevation views from Andrews Bald in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park during a guided 7-mile hike…
Wednesday, 06 June 2012 13:30

Hike a preserved river tract in Macon

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The Land Trust for the Little Tennessee is hosting a nature walk at Gibson Bottoms at 8:30 a.m. June 9.…
Wednesday, 06 June 2012 13:29

Embark on a guided trip of the Little Tennessee

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A guided canoe trip down the Little Tennessee River will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 15, with the…
Wednesday, 06 June 2012 13:28

When the garden floweth over

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Learn how to safely preserve locally-grown foods using the pressure canner and high acid foods using the boiling water bath,…
An exhibit called “Ferns of the Smokies” that showcases the beauty and diversity of ferns is on display at the…
Wednesday, 06 June 2012 13:26

Biological station to host course for teachers

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The Highlands Biological Station is hosting a Mountain Biodiversity course for science educators June 25 to 29. This field-based course…
Wednesday, 06 June 2012 13:26

Snakes and lizards pay a visit to Jackson Library

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Two dozen snakes and lizards will make their debut at the Jackson County Library in Sylva during a special “Snakes…
From plant identification to map reading to fly fishing to canoeing, the Cradle of Forestry is encouraging Americans to enjoy…
Wednesday, 06 June 2012 13:22

Paint Rock

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As one whom is often standing on the shoulder of the road peering through binoculars, I’m accustomed to people slowing…
Wednesday, 06 June 2012 13:19

‘Permanent Camp’ reveals raw moments, crazy wisdom

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By Brent Martin • Contributor Mention the name George Ellison to most people living in western North Carolina and what…
Wednesday, 06 June 2012 13:13

Sequel picks up enticing tale

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Although A Clash of Kings, the second in George R. R. Martin’s epic series, has a multitude of unforgettable characters,…
Wednesday, 06 June 2012 13:01

End of school year teaches some bad lessons

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Each spring as the school year winds down, I can’t decide whether to laugh or cry. As preparations for end-of-year,…
Wednesday, 06 June 2012 13:01

Corporations are not people

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To the Editor: This letter is in direct response to Ginny Jahrmarkt’s May 30 letter titled, “Jones made wrong vote…
Wednesday, 06 June 2012 13:00

Commissioner’s actions were disappointing

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To the Editor: It was disappointing to read that Commissioner Mark Jones representing District 4 voted to support a resolution…
Wednesday, 06 June 2012 13:00

Arrogant is the word for Sheriff Ashe

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To the Editor: When I think of the word arrogant, I usually think of someone who is so intelligent or…
Wednesday, 06 June 2012 12:59

Both sides scratching their own backs

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To the Editor: The word austerity seems to have saturated world and national news of late, sometimes used in a…
Wednesday, 06 June 2012 12:55

Time to take out the long knives

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Suppose this was your household budget: • Annual family income………………....$23,400 • Money family spends annually….....$35,900 • New debt added to…
When Nantahala Outdoor Center burst onto the whitewater scene 40 years ago, it became ground zero for a new world of paddling — one where boundaries of the sport were being pushed, old paradigms were being broken, and new realities…
Wednesday, 06 June 2012 12:48

Horace Holden’s ‘hunch’ pays off

Horace Holden remembers the deal like it was yesterday. He set out from Atlanta with a few blank checks in his pocket and a portable typewriter on the back seat of his car. He checked in to his favorite room…