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Wednesday, 22 August 2012 13:34

Kephart Days pays tribute to Smokies icon

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The life and contributions of Horace Kephart, an outdoor writer, folklorist and founder of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park,…
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 13:33

Guided bird walk to be held in Sapphire

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A 2.5-mile bird walk around Fairfield Lake in Sapphire will be led by two expert birders with the Highlands Plateau…
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 13:33

The life and times of song sparrows unveiled by professor

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A Western Carolina University professor studying social behavior of birds will present findings of his latest research at 7:30 p.m.…
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 13:32

Telethon rallies funding support for Smokies

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Friends of Great Smoky Mountains National Park raised $192,157 last week during the annual “Friends Across the Mountains” telethon broadcast…
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 13:31

It’s in the wind

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I was outside with Maddie (6) the other afternoon and there was a gentle breeze. “Daddy, doesn’t it smell like…
Frank King is on a mission to find the perfect meat. King, the owner of King Bio Natural Medicine, holistic…
As the small, all-terrain vehicle drew near, the buffalo snorted and then lowered its massive head. It shuffled its feet,…
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 13:15

Tell Obama the numbers still need to add up

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To the Editor: I have always had a problem with numbers, I joke that numbers traumatized me at an early…
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 13:12

Letter writer should follow her own advice

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To the Editor: A recent area letter writer cautioned us to dig for truth and find facts before we go…
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 13:12

League forums are non-partisan events

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To the Editor: Recently, the Macon County League of Women Voters started a membership campaign and in our invitation, we…
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 13:11

Davis supporters were not out of line

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To the Editor: A recent letter to the editor in another newspaper criticized Sen. Jim Davis’ supporters for wearing red…
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 13:11

Elect those who support capitalism, free markets

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To the Editor: Here are some questions that need to be addressed to the people who are leading our country…
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 13:10

Intelligent voters need to use their brains

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To the Editor:  I have been out of town so I am late in responding to my neighbor, Joanna Swanson’s…
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 13:05

Hospital affiliation may be best chance for survival

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Count me among those who hope the MedWest affiliation between Haywood, Jackson and Swain hospitals survives. Otherwise, I fear none…
Haywood Community College has not only expanded its search for a new president, but is now on the hunt for an interim president as well. It’s the second bump in what was initially mapped out as a smooth transition following…
Former Bryson City Fire Chief Joey Hughes and his wife, Cylena, were arrested and indicted on embezzlement, fraud, and other charges last week for allegedly purloining money from the volunteer fire department’s fundraising arm. More than $200,000 was taken over…
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 12:57

WCU takes over off-campus shuttle service

The university’s parking and transportation services office has assumed responsibility for running an off-campus shuttle service previously provided by Jackson County Transit. “Other than the look and color of the bus, not much will change for the students and other…
Greg Snyder was perturbed when he addressed the Maggie Valley Board of Aldermen in June. In March, Snyder had plunked down $4,625 to connect five new RV sites at Twinbrook Resorts to the town’s sewer system. Less than two weeks…
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 12:52

Meet fellow Franklin entrepreneurs Aug. 23

The Macon County Economic Development Commission will host an entrepreneur networking night at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 23 at the Appalachian Harvest in downtown Franklin. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required at www.maconedc.com. The…
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 12:51

Families sought to host international students

Ayusa, an international student exchange organization, is looking to match willing families with international high school students. The program is government-regulated and brings students from more than 60 countries. All types of families are eligible to host an international student.…
Longtime alderman and Maggie Valley resident and business owner Phil Aldridge resigned from the town board last week. Aldridge was a staple around town and owned Phil’s Grocery on Soco Road — the only grocery store in the valley for…
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 12:48

Sylva welcomes new town board member

Barbara Hamilton participated in her first Sylva Town Board meeting last week after being newly appointed to fill the vacated seat of Stacy Knotts, who resigned to move with her husband to South Carolina. Hamilton was one of three candidates…
The mayor of Sylva, Maurice Moody, was first to receive a violation notice for an allegedly illegal sweepstakes establishment in one of his rental properties along U.S. Highway 441. And Jackson County Commission Chairman Jack Debman may be next.
Ingles has unveiled plans to build a new gas station on Russ Avenue, Waynesville’s most heavily trafficked commercial corridor. It marks a slight change to previous plans, which called for a gas station along the entrance road leading to Ingles…
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 12:43

Ingles chain to make big splash in Waynesville

Waynesville will be home to the largest Ingles grocery store in Western North Carolina following major renovations and expansion at its Russ Avenue location. Shoppers will have a larger beer and wine selection, expanded deli and prepared food counter and…
Winners of Cherokee Preservation Foundation’s 10th anniversary photo contest will be announced at a reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Aug. 23 at Qualla Arts & Crafts. Residents living on the Qualla Boundary and the seven western counties have…
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 12:40

Political corner

Mike Clampitt, a candidate running for the state House, is hosting “Mornings with Mike” from 7-8 a.m. every Tuesday at 58D Sunrise Park Dr. in Sylva through Oct. 30. The event features Clampitt, but other Republican candidates running for office…
It’s been more than three months since voters in Jackson County approved a countywide alcohol initiative. Yet, except for a few telltale signs, a look around Cullowhee on the doorstep of Western Carolina University wouldn’t lead anyone to believe that…
Western Carolina University Chancellor David O. Belcher gave an opening address to kick off the fall semester last week and called on members of the university community to help realize the vision articulated by the 2020 Vision: Focusing Our Future…
North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue and other dignitaries gathered at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino and Hotel Tuesday to officially mark the introduction of live table games at the casino.
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 12:35

Canton bridge work finished ahead of schedule

Traffic headaches caused by bridge work in downtown Canton for the past nine months are now over. Detour signs were taken down Monday, marking the end of the $3.5 million project to replace the 1920s-era Park Street bridge over the…
About 20 Southern heritage supporters lined a bench of Haywood County’s historic courtroom in Waynesville Monday, a show of force county commissioners were likely prepared for as they took on the perpetually controversial issue of Confederate flags: are they a…
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and former lead singer of The Temptations, Dennis Edwards, will take the stage at…
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 00:00

An evening of music with Ron and Julia Thompson

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As part of a Summer Music Series, the Bryson City library will present acoustic country music by Ron and Julia…
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 00:00

Ceramicist to show at Green Energy Park

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The Jackson County Green Energy Park will host a reception at its art gallery from 5-7 p.m. Aug. 23 for…
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 00:00

Patton String Band to entertain in Macon

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The Macon County Public Library will host the Patton String Band at 7 p.m. Aug. 30. Come and enjoy old…
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 00:00

Labor Day LakeAlooza party at Fontana Village

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Fontana Village Resort will host the third annual LakeAlooza celebration Aug. 31-Sept. 1. Local residents and visiting guests are invited…
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 00:00

Art raffle to benefit nonprofit arts program

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Cullowhee Mountain ARTS is raffling off 24 original art works ranging from painting and printmaking to mixed media and ceramics.…
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 00:00

Back a cat to help support Catman2

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Hard economic times have taken a toll on animal rescue groups, and Catman2 is no exception. Harold Sims, commonly known…
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 00:00

Clogging classes starting in Bryson City

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Beginner clogging classes will be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. every Tuesday at the N.C. Cooperative Extension at 60 Almond School…
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 00:00

Metal artist featured in lecture

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Noted artist Grace Cathey will share the story about her chosen craft genre – metal sculpture – with her presentation…
The Overlook Theatre Company in Franklin will present “The Civil War, an American Musical,” at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 23-25…
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 00:00

‘Fox on the Fairway’ opens this week

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The comedy “Fox on the Fairway” opens the Highlands Cashiers Players at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 23 at the Performing Arts…
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 00:00

WCU screens series of free documentaries

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Western Carolina University will offer a series of films on topics from local food to the life of a forgotten…
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 00:00

Lee Knight to present free educational music program

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Folk singer/storyteller Lee Knight will bring his unique sounds to the stage of the Village Commons in Cashiers at 7…
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 00:00

Ellison to lead reading at Rickman Store

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Writer and naturalist George Ellison will read from his new collection of poems, Permanent Camp, at the Rickman Store at…
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 00:00

Tablescapes luncheon at Grace Church

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Grace Church in the Mountains in Waynesville will be having its annual “Tablescapes” luncheon starting at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 25. The…
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 00:00

Audition for Haywood’s Got Talent

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The Haywood Arts Regional Theater is once again presenting a chance for area talent to show take home the gold…
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 00:00

Labor Day celebrations

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Canton Labor Day Festival The town of Canton will kick off its annual Labor Day Festival on Aug. 31. The…
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 00:00

2012 Haywood County Fair

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It’s that time of year again. The Haywood County Fair will be taking place from Wednesday, Aug. 22, to Sunday,…