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Taking a right off East Main Street, just before crossing the bridge into downtown Franklin, you pull onto Lakeside Drive and keep your eyes peeled. You know Currahee Brewing is somewhere around here, but where? It must be behind that large warehouse sitting alongside the Little Tennessee River. And it’s just in that moment you realize Currahee is the large warehouse looming over you.
Tuesday, 19 July 2016 20:35

It’s raining cats and dogs (quilt blocks)

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Inspired by the popular Haywood County Quilt Trail and the “Adopt Me” quilt block located at the Waynesville Animal Hospital, the Haywood County Tourism Development Authority is now offering smaller, single replicas of the blocks for purchase. 
Tuesday, 19 July 2016 20:33

Canton Labor Day schedule announced

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The 110th Canton Labor Day Festival schedule released on July 11 shows that organizers have been working just as hard as the Western North Carolina workers the festival seeks to honor. The South’s longest-running Labor Day festival takes place Sept. 4-5 in downtown Canton.
Tuesday, 19 July 2016 20:32

Ready for some BBQ?

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The “Smokin’ in the Valley” Western North Carolina BBQ Festival will be July 22-23 at the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds.
Tuesday, 19 July 2016 20:31

J. Creek Cloggers win top honors

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The J. Creek Cloggers picked up wins at the Appalachian Clogging Classic at Haywood Community College and ShinDig In The Valley in Maggie Valley, placing first in both for four-or-more ‘Couple Open Hoe Down.’
Tuesday, 19 July 2016 20:22

Country star Pickler in Franklin

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Kellie Pickler, a small-town North Carolina native who competed on NBC’s “American Idol” and then again when she won ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars,” will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 30, at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts in Franklin.
Tuesday, 19 July 2016 20:20

Aaron Lewis to play Harrah’s

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Country/rock star Aaron Lewis will perform at 9 p.m. Friday, July 29, at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort.
Wednesday, 13 July 2016 14:49

‘Superstar’ stages in Haywood

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The production of ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ will hit the stage at 7:30 p.m. July 21-23, 28-30 and 2 p.m. July 17, 24 and 31 at the Haywood Arts Regional Theatre in Waynesville.
Wednesday, 13 July 2016 14:48

Folkmoot returns to WNC

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Folkmoot USA will present the 33rd annual International Folk Festival July 21-31.
Wednesday, 06 July 2016 19:51

Swannanoa Chamber fest returns

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The Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival will be held at 7:30 p.m. July 24 at the Haywood Arts Regional Theatre in Waynesville.
Wednesday, 11 May 2016 15:15

Want to learn pastel painting?

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Catch the Spirit of Appalachia’s co-founder Doreyl Ammons Cain will be offering a wide variety of opportunities to those desiring to learn about the basics of pastel painting while enjoying the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains.