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By Sarah Kucharski • Staff Writer On a cold, grey Sunday afternoon just before Thanksgiving, Polly Smith sits behind the…

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By Sarah Kucharski • Staff Writer This Friday (Dec. 2) marks the close of what Waynesville Gallery Association chairman David…

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By Joe Hooten Scene: A Friday night, Firebirds and Camaros fill a Main Street parking lot after the big high…

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By Michael Beadle Dillsboro becomes a village of glittering lights for the first two Friday and Saturday nights in December…

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By Greg Sessoms • Correspondent Upon entering Susan Balentine’s home off of Howell Mill Road in Waynesville, one could be…

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“Elizabethtown,” Soundtrack From everything I hear, the movie turned out to be entirely less than it was cracked up to…

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By Sarah Kucharski • Staff Writer David Lamotte is a safe driver. Headed south to Columbus, Ga., last Friday afternoon…

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By Chris Cooper Let’s just go ahead and say it: terrible title for an album. Thankfully, a lot of the…

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By Sarah Kucharski • Staff Writer The crowd held its breath, barely shifting in creaky metal chairs as a stunned,…

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In The Three Sisters, Anton Chekhov tells audiences that suffering, education and work will lay the foundation for a new…

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Jack Russells I was surprised to discover that Jack Russell terriers bear the name of a 19th century English clergyman…

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By Joe Hooten Popular music is made trendy by sweaty handshakes, neon dollar signs, shady deals, and artificial relationships that…

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By Michael Beadle On pedestals they stand. Whimsical arrangements of colored glass bottles, leaning, bending to resemble animated statues caught…

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Jesse Wills, a local artist who has autism, will present his paintings at an art show at Hardwood Gallery at…

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By Michael Beadle By the end of the 19th Century, the once powerful Russian aristocracy was crumbling, and playwright Anton…

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Schoolhouse Rock Growing up on mindless hours of Saturday morning cartoons, I never knew how much fun parts of speech…

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By Chris Cooper Eric Brace writes damn fine songs. His band Last Train Home plays these songs pretty damn well,…

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By Michael Beadle Journey back to Christmas Eve, December 1941. The United States has just entered World War II after…

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Wild animal sightings I was driving in Francis Cove near Waynesville before sunrise one day last week.

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A study released earlier this month by the North Carolina Arts Council shows that cultural travelers to the state spend…

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By Michael Beadle • Staff Writer As the retail industry gears up for another busy holiday season of sales, some…

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