Beadle to speak on Haywood history Oct. 17
 

Beadle to speak on Haywood history Oct. 17

Haywood County writer Michael Beadle will give a program on Haywood County history at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 17,…
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Classic trucks roll into Cherokee Oct. 15
 

Classic trucks roll into Cherokee Oct. 15

The 5th Annual Big Rigs and Antique Trucks Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct.…
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Haywood Apple Harvest Festival returns Oct. 16
 

Haywood Apple Harvest Festival returns Oct. 16

The 22nd annual Haywood County Apple Harvest Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 16,…
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It’s chili season
 

It’s chili season

Bryson City The 20th annual Bryson City Chili Cook-off will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 16…
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Smythe sets up shop in downtown Sylva
 

Smythe sets up shop in downtown Sylva

Artist James Smythe has opened a new upstairs art studio in the Downtowner Building at 563 West Main Street in…
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Learn art mold making at Green Energy Park
 

Learn art mold making at Green Energy Park

The Green Energy Park in Jackson County will hold a two-part mold making workshop Oct. 18 and Oct. 22. Experienced…
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Gallery 86 to host national juried pastel show
 

Gallery 86 to host national juried pastel show

The Haywood County Arts Council will host the Appalachian Pastel Society’s second National Juried Exhibition beginning Wednesday, Oct. 20, through…
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Two Cherokee artists featured in OICA Gallery
 

Two Cherokee artists featured in OICA Gallery

The Gallery at Southwestern Community College’s Oconaluftee Institute for Cultural Arts will feature two Cherokee artists in October as part…
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Taking ownership: Exhibit explores the exploitation of Native American stereotypes
 

Taking ownership: Exhibit explores the exploitation of Native American stereotypes

By Leon Grodski de Barrera • Guest writer There are a lot of ways to spin Christopher Columbus’ accomplishments or…
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Dialect of the southern highlands
 

Dialect of the southern highlands

I’m no expert on regional linguistics, but through the years I have delighted in the dialect English still spoken here…
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Wildlife-friendly subdivisions encouraged
 

Wildlife-friendly subdivisions encouraged

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, along with the North Carolina Wildlife Federation and the North Carolina chapter of the American…
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Rabies vaccine kibbles to be scattered by air
 

Rabies vaccine kibbles to be scattered by air

Raccoons across WNC may stumble upon unexpected tasty treats this week: fish-flavored morsels containing an oral rabies vaccine. More than…
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Paddling put-in on Nantahala gets makeover
 

Paddling put-in on Nantahala gets makeover

A put-in on the Nantahala River that had seen better days has gotten a stunning new makeover. The put-in at…
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Gear up for Franklin’s Halloween Hunard charity bike ride
 

Gear up for Franklin’s Halloween Hunard charity bike ride

Bicyclists, ghosts and goblins will be on the road for the Tour de Franklin “Halloween Hunard” charity bicycle ride on…
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Local disc golf course to star in regional tournament
 

Local disc golf course to star in regional tournament

Parks and rec departments around WNC are jointly hosting a unique disc golf tournament for the first time ever on…
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Program to offer armchair journey of Bartram’s Trail
 

Program to offer armchair journey of Bartram’s Trail

An outdoor author who embarked on a modern day pilgrimage to follow in the footsteps of William Bartram, a naturalist…
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Icelandic National Park connects with the Smokies, Parkway
 

Icelandic National Park connects with the Smokies, Parkway

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway are playing host to a visiting entourage from Iceland,…
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The Naturalist's Corner
 

The Naturalist's Corner

Foggy fall morning at Lake Junaluska I decided to get out and get a breath of autumn air this morning…
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Shadow of the bear in Jackson County
 

Shadow of the bear in Jackson County

The “shadow of the bear,” located in southern Jackson County near Cashiers, will be visible for 30 minutes daily between…
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Lace up for the Bethel Half Marathon
 

Lace up for the Bethel Half Marathon

The 17th annual Bethel Half Marathon and 5K race will be held Saturday, Oct. 9. The two routes follow back…
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Benton MacKaye trail celebrates milestone
 

Benton MacKaye trail celebrates milestone

By Reggie Jay • Guest writer As the Benton MacKaye Trail turns 30 this year, a dedicated group of volunteers…
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Art and authors at Blue Ridge Books
 

Art and authors at Blue Ridge Books

Blue Ridge Books in Waynesville is offering a full lineup of special events this month. For more information on any…
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REACH gets help from local book author
 

REACH gets help from local book author

Mary J. Messer, author of Moonshiner’s Daughter, the recently published Haywood County based Appalachian memoir, presented a check to REACH…
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Crews’ world is full of blood and bone
 

Crews’ world is full of blood and bone

Getting Naked with Harry Crews, edited by Erik Bledsoe. University of Florida Press, 1998. The first time I ever heard…
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The resurrection will arrive, sayeth the gardeners
 

The resurrection will arrive, sayeth the gardeners

There is a story about Katharine White — an editor and writer for The New Yorker magazine — that I…
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Give Obama more time to succeed
 

Give Obama more time to succeed

To the Editor: I am going to the dentist in the coming week. As a self-employed artist and educator, I…
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What happened to driver courtesy?
 

What happened to driver courtesy?

By David Redman • Guest Columnist When did we, as a nation, transition from courteous and abiding by the ”…
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The truth still matters, even in politics
 

The truth still matters, even in politics

Just tell the truth. That’s what we teach our children, it’s what we need from our loved ones, and it’s…
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A festive evening planned for annual JCAC gala
 

A festive evening planned for annual JCAC gala

The Jackson County Arts Council’s annual Members Gala will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 17,…
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Fiddling Dills Sisters bring free concert to Jackson library
 

Fiddling Dills Sisters bring free concert to Jackson library

The well-known Fiddling Dills Sisters will perform gospel, bluegrass and traditional mountain music at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 18,…
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Dailey & Vincent to perform in Franklin
 

Dailey & Vincent to perform in Franklin

Bluegrass fans attending the 7:30 p.m. performance on Friday, Oct. 8, of Dailey & Vincent at the Smoky Mountain Center…
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Master the art of yo-yoing
 

Master the art of yo-yoing

Learn the unique art of yo-yoing and all the different tricks to master with a yo-yo with a new club…
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Workplace yoga DVD released by WNC business owner
 

Workplace yoga DVD released by WNC business owner

Nicole Polzella, owner of AccessDance WNC, has released the instructional DVD, “Workplace Yoga with Nicole Polzella.” The program offers viewers…
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Traditional dinner awaits in Waynesville
 

Traditional dinner awaits in Waynesville

Maple Grove United Methodist Church in Waynesville will have its annual harvest dinner beginning at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct.…
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Travel to Serbia and the Philippines through dance
 

Travel to Serbia and the Philippines through dance

The Serbian group Talija, which was very popular at the 2009 Folkmoot Festival, will perform at 7 p.m. on Sunday,…
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Chinese acrobats to perform at Harrah’s
 

Chinese acrobats to perform at Harrah’s

Cirque Shanghai, a troupe of China’s most talented acrobatic performers will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9 at…
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Bring your best to Sylva’s Chilly Fest
 

Bring your best to Sylva’s Chilly Fest

The 3rd Annual Chilly Fest in Sylva is looking for professional and amateur chili cook-off contestants as well as crafters…
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Learn the intricacies of creating chainmail
 

Learn the intricacies of creating chainmail

Medieval chainmail classes will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on four Wednesdays from Oct. 13 to Nov. 3,…
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Slow races and more at Full Throttle Bike Nite
 

Slow races and more at Full Throttle Bike Nite

Full Throttle Bike Nite will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 8, at Cycle Motorsports in…
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Auction to benefit children’s choir
 

Auction to benefit children’s choir

Western North Carolina’s s internationally acclaimed children’s choir, Voices in the Laurel, will perform a concert on Sunday, Oct. 10,…
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‘Romantic Fools’ stages at WCU
 

‘Romantic Fools’ stages at WCU

Theater students from Western Carolina University will present “Romantic Fools” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, Oct. 6-9, in Niggli Theatre on…
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HCC alums reunite at Jammin’ at the Mill Pond
 

HCC alums reunite at Jammin’ at the Mill Pond

Jammin’ at the Mill Pond, a free bluegrass event to showcase Haywood Community College and the Appalachian heritage of Western…
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Balsam Range to perform at Stecoah
 

Balsam Range to perform at Stecoah

Balsam Range will headline the Annual Harvest Festival with a performance at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 16, in the…
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Apple Festival returns to North Hominy Oct. 16
 

Apple Festival returns to North Hominy Oct. 16

The North Hominy Community Center will have its annual Apple Festival breakfast beginning at 7 a.m. on Oct 16, at…
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Leaf Festival this weekend in Cashiers
 

Leaf Festival this weekend in Cashiers

The Cashiers Valley Leaf Festival will be held Oct. 8-10 in and around Cashiers. The festival main stage is at…
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Exhibit of student art to run Oct. 7-24 at WCU
 

Exhibit of student art to run Oct. 7-24 at WCU

Students of the fine arts at Western Carolina University will show work from their senior portfolios from Thursday, Oct. 7,…
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Workshop on gourd art offered in Sylva
 

Workshop on gourd art offered in Sylva

Decorated gourds are popular handmade accessories for homes today. Learn to make decorative gourds by attending “Wood Burning on Gourds”…
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Woodturning magic returns to The Bascom
 

Woodturning magic returns to The Bascom

A new exhibition of lathe-made bowls from acclaimed artists Philip and Matt Moulthrop will be on display in the Bascom’s…
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Nurturing a creative thread
 

Nurturing a creative thread

It’s an overcast day, hints of early fall in the air, and Neal Howard is in her yard in Cullowhee.…
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Swain embarks on new vision for old library
 

Swain embarks on new vision for old library

More bestsellers? A computer lab? Meeting space? This month, Swain County residents will be asked what it is they crave…
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