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Nothing says summer more than the Fourth of July. And in Western North Carolina, we celebrate Independence Day with gusto. 

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The Village Green has announced that the Friday night summer concert series, Groovin’ On the Green is canceled for the…

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Due to North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper’s announcement on Wednesday, June 24, to extend Phase 2 of Covid-19 restrictions until…

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Back in January, the Haywood County Arts Council was setting itself up for another year of growth, creatively and financially.…

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BearWaters Brewing in Canton has announced a new partnership with longstanding Asheville taqueria and music hall The Grey Eagle this…

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Concerts on the Creek are held from 7 to 9 p.m. every Friday night through Labor Day. The series is…

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