March against domestic violence
 

March against domestic violence

Men and boys are encouraged to gather in Sylva to take a stand against violence against women at 9 a.m.…
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Macon County airport getting longer soon
 

Macon County airport getting longer soon

A 600-foot extension of Macon County’s airport runway is scheduled for completion by mid-May and plans for a ribbon-cutting ceremony…
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Documentary on school crisis in America
 

Documentary on school crisis in America

The documentary on the state of education in America “Waiting for Superman” will be shown at 3 p.m. Thursday, April…
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Life coach teaches how to be a better person
 

Life coach teaches how to be a better person

Life coach Marne Harris will conduct a workshop “Alter Yourself: 5 Fundamentals of Fulfillment” from 6 to 8 p.m. on…
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Program teaches raw food diet for pets
 

Program teaches raw food diet for pets

Learn about the benefits of raw food diets for cats and dogs at the Western Carolina Dog Fanciers Association’s April…
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Learn conversational Spanish in Haywood
 

Learn conversational Spanish in Haywood

A new class for people who want to learn conversational Spanish is being setup by the Latino Institute for Human…
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WCU faculty seeks role in university restructurings
 

WCU faculty seeks role in university restructurings

It required barely 15 minutes and a minimum of discussion for Western Carolina University’s Faculty Senate to unanimously vote it…
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Swain commissioner got DSS aid while niece was agency’s director
 

Swain commissioner got DSS aid while niece was agency’s director

A county commissioner got financial aid from the Swain County Department of Services last year while his niece was serving…
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Interim director takes charge of Swain DSS amidst ongoing investigation
 

Interim director takes charge of Swain DSS amidst ongoing investigation

An interim director is now at the helm of the Swain County Department of Social Services, bringing to the table…
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Money Mosh puts real life money lessons in play for Cherokee youth
 

Money Mosh puts real life money lessons in play for Cherokee youth

David Cozzo is sitting behind a table at the Holiday Inn in Cherokee, trying to sell a ’76 Volkswagen to…
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Help children dealing with split custody
 

Help children dealing with split custody

Children In The Middle, a class for any parent who shares custody of children, will be held from 6 p.m.…
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Swain chamber to hold annual banquet
 

Swain chamber to hold annual banquet

Swain County Chamber of Commerce will host its annual banquet from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 21, at the…
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Tea Party rally in Waynesville on tax day
 

Tea Party rally in Waynesville on tax day

Fiscal responsibility and property revaluation in Haywood County will be among the main topics discussed at the annual tax day…
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Swain to host wedding expo
 

Swain to host wedding expo

The annual Swain County Wedding Expo will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at the…
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Business owners rally to make Maggie blossom
 

Business owners rally to make Maggie blossom

Maggie Valley is gearing up for its next round of beauty treatments in an ongoing effort to spruce up the…
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Maggie loses another attraction with closure of Eaglenest Entertainment
 

Maggie loses another attraction with closure of Eaglenest Entertainment

After eight years of entertainment, Maggie Valley’s largest venue is closing its doors, falling prey to the poor economy. 800-seat…
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Senior expo offers free health screenings
 

Senior expo offers free health screenings

A senior expo and health fair in Franklin will provide free seminars, health screenings, entertainment and refreshments from 10 a.m.…
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Tap personal potential with workshop
 

Tap personal potential with workshop

A workshop geared toward reaching emotional freedom and full-potential, “7 Keys to Self Empowerment,” will be held from 9 a.m.…
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Counties push back against state threat to shift its budget burdens
 

Counties push back against state threat to shift its budget burdens

Budget concerns that the state will dump responsibilities on local governments, and anecdotal assessments of the current economic climate, dominated…
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WCU meets its new chancellor: First new leadership in 16 years
 

WCU meets its new chancellor: First new leadership in 16 years

Western Carolina University’s next chancellor is David Belcher, a classically trained pianist who is currently a top administrator at the…
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Belcher brings unique skills to new post as WCU chancellor
 

Belcher brings unique skills to new post as WCU chancellor

The last time David Belcher played publicly was about a year or so ago, when he paired with cellist Melita…
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Repairs aim to get Lyn Lowry cross lit by Easter
 

Repairs aim to get Lyn Lowry cross lit by Easter

The cross on Mount Lyn Lowry still lies dormant, but repairs are under way with hopes that the bulbs will…
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The Bobcats are back at HCC
 

The Bobcats are back at HCC

“Go Bobcats!” can now be the cry at Haywood Community College, where they’ve adopted the feline as their new mascot.…
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Merchants fear higher rent in fallout from rising commercial property values
 

Merchants fear higher rent in fallout from rising commercial property values

Despite its vibrant façade, downtown Waynesville hasn’t been immune to the economic recession. So Richard Miller was surprised, to put…
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Civic orchestra wraps up season
 

Civic orchestra wraps up season

The Western Carolina Civic Orchestra will end the season with a concert at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, in…
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HCC brings marketing to the arts
 

HCC brings marketing to the arts

A free seminar entitled Marketing for the Craftsperson and Artist will be offered from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday,…
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WCU percussionists perform original work
 

WCU percussionists perform original work

Western Carolina University’s Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Mario Gaetano, will perform at 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 14,…
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HART presents ‘The Cemetery Club’
 

HART presents ‘The Cemetery Club’

The comedy “The Cemetery Club” opens April 15 at Haywood Arts Regional Theater’s Studio Theater in Waynesville,with performances at 7:30…
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HART to hold auditions for ‘Deathtrap’
 

HART to hold auditions for ‘Deathtrap’

The Haywood Arts Regional Theatre will hold auditions for its June production of “Deathtrap” at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday and…
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Duncan performs for album release
 

Duncan performs for album release

Barbara Duncan will hold a release party for her new album, Music Says Go, at 7 p.m. on Friday, April…
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Put together your Peeps diorama
 

Put together your Peeps diorama

A Peeps Diorama Contest is being held at the Marianna Black Library for teens in grades six through 12. Entrants…
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Learn Coptic bookbinding in Franklin April 16
 

Learn Coptic bookbinding in Franklin April 16

Learn the art of Coptic bookbinding with artist Katherine Cays from 11 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 16,…
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Create cards with local artist
 

Create cards with local artist

A Craft Club workshop teaching the art of crystal acetate card making will last from 10 a.m. until noon on…
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WNC welcomes Easter traditions
 

WNC welcomes Easter traditions

When the sun crests the mountains’ edge Easter morning, it will creep down through the hills and fall on Lake…
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Tutorial: How much is your neighbor’s home worth?
 

Tutorial: How much is your neighbor’s home worth?

It’s what everyone wants to know: is their neighbor’s house worth more or less than their own? It’s not hard…
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In the beginning… some very eloquent sentences
 

In the beginning… some very eloquent sentences

As I begin writing this it’s midnight, April 4-5, 2011. When insomnia strikes I always look for something to read.…
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Poetry contest for Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest
 

Poetry contest for Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest

“I think that I shall never see, a poem lovely as a tree” … wait, that’s been done, hasn’t it?…
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Stocked trout season has arrived
 

Stocked trout season has arrived

Fishermen took to the creeks and rivers last weekend with the opening of hatchery-supported trout waters. The N.C. Wildlife Resources…
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Spring brings trout stocking and U.S. championship
 

Spring brings trout stocking and U.S. championship

The Western North Carolina Fly-fishing trail is being stocked with 49,400 trout up through June, with the U.S. National Fly…
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Fontana bass fishing tournament
 

Fontana bass fishing tournament

The annual Fontana Classic Bass Tournament will be held April 9 and 10, a chance for anglers to compete for…
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Racers get ready for Lake Junaluska duathlon
 

Racers get ready for Lake Junaluska duathlon

Local athletes who enjoy the challenging combination of a mountain-terrain duathlon — a 2.2-mile run, followed by a 20-mike bike…
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Looks like this race is a winner
 

Looks like this race is a winner

The Lilly of the Valley half-marathon attracted a whopping 164 runners last weekend, triple what organizers expected for the inaugural…
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Volunteer to keep the Tuck clean
 

Volunteer to keep the Tuck clean

Raft loads of volunteers will take to the Tuckaseigee River on Saturday, April 16, for the 27th annual clean-up organized…
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WCU outdoor adventure summer camp
 

WCU outdoor adventure summer camp

From kayaking to rock climbing, elementary and middle school students can sample outdoor adventure through the Catamount Adventure Camps this…
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Gorges State Park hosts spring celebration
 

Gorges State Park hosts spring celebration

Gorges Gratitude Day will be held Saturday, April 16, featuring special presentations on a variety of topics, live music, food,…
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A perfect fit
 

A perfect fit

The planets must have been in alignment when Buddy Young, director of residential services at Lake Junaluska, and Candace Stimson,…
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Gearing up for spring
 

Gearing up for spring

Kathy Calabrese, who makes herbal-medicine products such as lip balms, sprays and salves using herbs she grows at her Whittier…
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Sentimental story is also very memorable
 

Sentimental story is also very memorable

The Memory of Running is a “road book.” In some respects it resembles what critics in the 19th century called…
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Thomas Rain Crowe to Read from New Poetry Collection
 

Thomas Rain Crowe to Read from New Poetry Collection

Tuckasegee poet Thomas Rain Crowe will be at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 8,…
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Take N.C. 107 bypass off priority list
 

Take N.C. 107 bypass off priority list

To the Editor: Jackson County Commissioners are ranking road improvement projects in the County’s Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP) at their…
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