Mountain Farm Museum comes to life
 

Mountain Farm Museum comes to life

“An Evening on the Farm” will be held at the Mountain Farm Museum on Thursday, Oct. 14, from 5 to…
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Stimulus money funds exotic plant eradication
 

Stimulus money funds exotic plant eradication

A team of a dozen people will spend the next three years scouring the Cheoah River corridor in Graham County…
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Workshop for environmental activists
 

Workshop for environmental activists

A three-day workshop called “Inspiring Ourselves to Save the Planet: Courage in the Face of Melting Glaciers” will be held…
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Poetry and wine on the farm while helping the Little Tennessee
 

Poetry and wine on the farm while helping the Little Tennessee

A poetry reading accompanied by local wines and foods will be held as a fundraiser for the Little Tennessee Watershed…
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Author to recount old hunting tales of the Smokies
 

Author to recount old hunting tales of the Smokies

Author Bob Plott, an expert on the cultural heritage of the Smokies, will share stories of life during the past…
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Birds of prey on display in the Smokies
 

Birds of prey on display in the Smokies

Naturalist Doris Mager, also known as the Eagle Lady, will introduce the public to some of her favorite birds of…
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Exhibit journey’s into life and times of famed plant explorer
 

Exhibit journey’s into life and times of famed plant explorer

A new exhibit on the early natural history explorer William Bartram is on display at the Macon County library. The…
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Grants encourage new ways of farming
 

Grants encourage new ways of farming

Mountain farmers are encouraged to tap into two different grants to expand and diversify what they grow, as well as…
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Conservation makes strides in the mountains
 

Conservation makes strides in the mountains

Blue Ridge Forever, a coalition of nine land trusts in the mountains, will exceed its five-year goal of protecting 50,000…
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Reunion brings back memories of Fontana town
 

Reunion brings back memories of Fontana town

The children of workers who constructed the Fontana Dam in the 1940s are holding their annual reunion this week, returning…
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Live wolves coming to Maggie
 

Live wolves coming to Maggie

A program on wolves, featuring a couple of live wolves, will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 19,…
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Peregrines have much better year in 2010
 

Peregrines have much better year in 2010

According to a recent report from Chris Kelley, N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission Mountain Wildlife Diversity Biologist, seven of 12 nesting…
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Watershed forestry back on the table
 

Watershed forestry back on the table

Waynesville town leaders are weighing whether to conduct selective logging of an old white pine plantation in the Waynesville watershed,…
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The smells of autumn
 

The smells of autumn

Fall is the odiferous time of the year. I don’t possess a very discriminating sense of smell, but certain fragrances…
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Young writers win recognition
 

Young writers win recognition

Western North Carolina students captured most of the prizes in the Student Laureate Awards sponsored by the North Carolina English…
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Upcoming events at City Lights in Sylva
 

Upcoming events at City Lights in Sylva

David Watkins of Cullowhee will offer a free personal budgeting workshop at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva at 1 p.m.…
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A new collection of mountain writers
 

A new collection of mountain writers

Many of us have attended a Methodist or Baptist “dinner on the grounds.” At these events, once popular across the…
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Jackson commissioners responsive to veterans
 

Jackson commissioners responsive to veterans

To the Editor: In a few days, Jackson County voters will be choosing the leadership of the county for the…
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Jackson challengers don’t have good ideas
 

Jackson challengers don’t have good ideas

To the Editor: Over the course of the past year or so our Jackson County commissioner have been faced with…
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Sylva’s cool factor rising, and keeping Annie’s helps
 

Sylva’s cool factor rising, and keeping Annie’s helps

I’ve been thinking recently about what makes Sylva so cool. In my view, it has only been in the last…
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Celebrate Halloween with dodgeball tournament
 

Celebrate Halloween with dodgeball tournament

Sign-up for teams is now under way for Haywood Regional Health & Fitness Center’s Night of Fright Dodgeball Tournament, to…
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Franklin Chamber to hold e-mail seminar
 

Franklin Chamber to hold e-mail seminar

The Franklin Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a seminar entitled “The Power of Email Marketing” from 3-5 p.m. on…
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Groves said goodbye, but comes back again
 

Groves said goodbye, but comes back again

Cecil Groves, former president of Southwestern Community College, is the new CEO of BalsamWest FiberNet. Groves, who had moved to…
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Sylva stays in-house for new police chief
 

Sylva stays in-house for new police chief

Davis Woodard, a veteran law enforcement officer in Jackson County, has been selected as Sylva’s new police chief.
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Gummi bears and Kool Aid? State says not at daycares
 

Gummi bears and Kool Aid? State says not at daycares

A new state bill aims to encourage children to put down the sugary juices and frolic on the playground outside.
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Canton grant empowers citizens to develop revitalization plan
 

Canton grant empowers citizens to develop revitalization plan

Canton may be looking toward a new era of revitalization, thanks to a grant from the North Carolina Rural Center.…
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Swain sheriff receives federal grant
 

Swain sheriff receives federal grant

The Swain County Sheriff’s Office has received a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice under the 2010 COPS Hiring…
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New Choices moves to REACH thrift store
 

New Choices moves to REACH thrift store

The job training and life skills program, sponsored by REACH of Jackson County, has moved from its original location at…
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Golf tournament to benefit REACH
 

Golf tournament to benefit REACH

A golf tournament will be held Monday, Oct. 18, at Highlands Falls Country Club in Highlands. Registration begins at 9…
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Haywood Hospice volunteer training
 

Haywood Hospice volunteer training

Training for hospice is scheduled for the end of this month at Lake Junaluska First Baptist Church. Haywood Regional Medical…
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Candidates forum held in Franklin
 

Candidates forum held in Franklin

A forum for Macon County Commissioner candidates will be hosted by the League of Women Voters of Macon County at…
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As American as apple pie
 

As American as apple pie

On a chilly Wednesday night in early October, the small parking lot of the North Hominy Community Center in Haywood…
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Big lot mandate hampers housing growth in Sylva
 

Big lot mandate hampers housing growth in Sylva

Residential density is coming under scrutiny in Sylva after town leaders learned they require larger lots than most similar-sized towns.
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Sylva merchant fights back against employee parking ban downtown
 

Sylva merchant fights back against employee parking ban downtown

Dodie Allen might be an unlikely hero for those business owners and downtown employees in Sylva who believe a new…
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Brazilian energy company to set up shop on WCU campus
 

Brazilian energy company to set up shop on WCU campus

A partnership between Western Carolina University and a Brazilian-based company could eventually result in up to 300 new jobs for…
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Search for new chancellor could be silent process
 

Search for new chancellor could be silent process

A national search for a new Western Carolina University chancellor will start immediately following longtime leader John Bardo’s announcement this…
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WCU chancellor to retire
 

WCU chancellor to retire

John Bardo, chancellor of Western North Carolina since 1995, announced this week he would step down. It’s been an extraordinarily…
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Franklin gets reprieve from oversized radio tower
 

Franklin gets reprieve from oversized radio tower

A radio tower that caused an outcry in Franklin because of its height — 471 feet — and its location…
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Late-night shuttle to keep  drunken WCU students off the road
 

Late-night shuttle to keep drunken WCU students off the road

The “buzz bus” soon will be ferrying students from bars in Sylva back to the Western Carolina University campus.
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Western caught in crosshairs of First Amendment battle
 

Western caught in crosshairs of First Amendment battle

A First Amendment battle is not what Western Carolina University senior Justin Caudell expected when he returned to campus this…
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WCU student paper accused of plagiarism
 

WCU student paper accused of plagiarism

Though The Sylva Herald and the Western Carolinian are still at odds about whether plagiarism occurred this summer, The Smoky…
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Lake Junaluska Multicultural Conference early registration approaches
 

Lake Junaluska Multicultural Conference early registration approaches

A conference at Lake Janaluska Dec. 2-4 will be, “Embracing Christ’s Multi-Ethnic Body: Breaking Down Barriers and Building Bridges.” This…
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Few takers step up to run Haywood’s landfill
 

Few takers step up to run Haywood’s landfill

Selling space in the Haywood County landfill might not be the windfall some county leaders were hoping for.
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Homeowners in limbo as sides volley blame in Maggie landslide lawsuit
 

Homeowners in limbo as sides volley blame in Maggie landslide lawsuit

The latest filing in a lawsuit over the massive landslide in Maggie Valley last winter claims the collapse of the…
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Welcome fall during Fall Colors Festival
 

Welcome fall during Fall Colors Festival

The famous Inspirations Gospel group will welcome fall at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts in Franklin on…
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Brass quintet presents free concert Oct. 26
 

Brass quintet presents free concert Oct. 26

The Smoky Mountain Brass Quintet will perform a free concert at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, in the recital hall…
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Daylong marching band contest Oct. 16 at WCU
 

Daylong marching band contest Oct. 16 at WCU

Approximately 3,500 students from 23 high schools will compete for top marching band honors during a daylong competition Saturday, Oct.…
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Eaglenest hosts Mountain Music Jamboree Oct. 15-16
 

Eaglenest hosts Mountain Music Jamboree Oct. 15-16

The Fourth Annual Mountain Music Jamboree at Eaglenest Entertainment in Maggie Valley is Oct. 15-16 and will feature several well-known…
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Macon’s Gemboree planned for Oct. 15-17
 

Macon’s Gemboree planned for Oct. 15-17

The 21st Annual Leaf Lookers Gemboree will be held Oct. 15-17 at the Macon County Community Building just south of…
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‘Twelve Angry Jurors’ returns for encore performance
 

‘Twelve Angry Jurors’ returns for encore performance

The Smoky Mountain Community Theatre’s fall production will be “Twelve Angry Jurors – The Encore.” The play was performed in…
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