Folkmoot’s Cultural Conversations: One big circle
Arriving in Waynesville shortly before last year’s Folkmoot Friendship Festival, I like many who’d come before me had no idea what it was.
ADA compliant park coming to Waynesville
The Town of Waynesville will soon build a very special playground, thanks to a successful Connect N.C. bond application made last fall.
Russ Avenue: growing pains in Waynesville
While most people agree that the $18 million Russ Avenue widening project in Waynesville is much-needed and long overdue, the long and winding road to groundbreaking has thus far been a rough one, even though construction won’t get a green light until at least 2022.
DOT spares part of Walnut Street, for now
A message sent by opponents of the Russ Avenue widening project’s Walnut Street segment appears to have been received loud and clear by state transportation officials.
Calvary Street lots to become Waynesville park
A new park in Waynesville’s Pigeon Street community can finally move forward thanks to an agreement reached between Haywood County and the town of Waynesville.
National Register possible for Pigeon Street
Special recognition could be coming to an overlooked quarter of Waynesville if a recently submitted grant application receives funding.
Faces and places from Pigeon Street’s past
Standing in the parking lot of the Jones Temple AME Zion Church on Pigeon Street in Waynesville, Phillip Gibbs doesn’t look 71 years old.
Behind the scenes: Artist brings theater productions to life
Haywood Arts Regional Theatre in Waynesville is fortunate to be one of few theaters to have a talented scenic artist on staff. Not only does Lyle Baskin produce some of the most stunning backdrops for HART productions, but the backdrops also allow the theater to make money by renting the pieces out to other theaters throughout the country.
• HART’s traveling backdrops wow theaters far and wide
• HART’s scenic artist sets the stage for drama
• Six life lessons from a backdrop artist
HART’s traveling backdrops wow theaters far and wide
Haywood Arts Regional Theatre is known for is top-rate shows and high-caliber acting not typical of community theaters.
But HART has a well-kept secret that pulls its stage action together, a secret that’s hidden in plain sight of audiences, always noticed but rarely noted: its stunning backdrops.
HART’s scenic artist sets the stage for drama
Lyle Baskin is a man of high places. He’s spent most of his life on a ladder.