Paddle, swim and run against the elements in Outdoorsman Triathlon
 

Paddle, swim and run against the elements in Outdoorsman Triathlon

The Outdoorsman Triathlon is coming to the Little Tennessee River in Swain County this weekend, Sept. 25 and 26. The…
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A rare romp in the watershed
 

A rare romp in the watershed

A guided hike in the Waynesville watershed preserve, an 8,600-acre tract typically off-limits to the public, will be offered at…
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Center to engage girls in science
 

Center to engage girls in science

SciGirls, a science program for girls ages 9 to 14, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. the last…
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The Naturalist's Corner
 

The Naturalist's Corner

Panther Top fire tower My family spent a wonderful sunny Sunday afternoon this week in the Tusquitee Ranger District of…
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A place where everyone belongs: Equine rescue effort leads to higher calling
 

A place where everyone belongs: Equine rescue effort leads to higher calling

As the recession worsens, more and more animals need help, and fewer and fewer funding sources are available to animal…
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Jackson County Public Library observes twenty-ninth annual Banned Books Week
 

Jackson County Public Library observes twenty-ninth annual Banned Books Week

The twenty-ninth Banned Books Week Sept. 25 through Oct. 2 celebrates not only the freedom to choose what to read…
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Southern stories don’t disappoint
 

Southern stories don’t disappoint

The publication of New Stories from the South 2010 marks the 25th anniversary of this prestigious series. Obviously, the folks…
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Excuses, excuses – don’t give me that
 

Excuses, excuses – don’t give me that

I remember my outrage bubbling up as she spoke. “Mrs. Langley,” my fellow first-grade classmate and yellow-bellied, snitch-of-a-former friend said…
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Miller is choice in 11th District
 

Miller is choice in 11th District

To the Editor: If you are unfamiliar with Jeff Miller, the Republican candidate for the 11th Congressional District, or if…
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Don’t muzzle public input in Haywood
 

Don’t muzzle public input in Haywood

To the Editor: As citizens of Haywood County, we would like to call your attention to some proposals that the…
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Incumbents are best for commissioner seats
 

Incumbents are best for commissioner seats

To the Editor: The race is on now that Labor Day has come and gone. For a while we will…
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Democrats are the problem solvers
 

Democrats are the problem solvers

To the Editor: I am a proud Democrat. An intelligent, articulate Democrat became President and he brought back America’s honor…
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Why we need a public forum in Jackson County
 

Why we need a public forum in Jackson County

To the Editor: Why did the Jackson County Home Builders Association organize the upcoming Jackson County Town Hall Forum at…
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I go to carnivals, therefore I love my children
 

I go to carnivals, therefore I love my children

Part of becoming a parent is making peace with the proposition that virtually everyone in the world except you knows…
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Digging out Lake Junaluska … again
 

Digging out Lake Junaluska … again

In the ongoing battle to keep Lake Junaluska from filling with silt, the lake will once again be partially lowered…
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Bryson AM station lights up the airwaves again after year-long hiatus
 

Bryson AM station lights up the airwaves again after year-long hiatus

The airwaves in Bryson City are active again now that WBHN is back up and running. The radio station, the…
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Open House to be held on WCU campus Oct. 2
 

Open House to be held on WCU campus Oct. 2

Prospective college students who want to learn the ins and outs of campus life will have an opportunity for a…
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Rabies clinics planned around Haywood
 

Rabies clinics planned around Haywood

Haywood County Animal Control, the Haywood County Health Department and veterinarians from the county’s six animal hospitals are collaborating on…
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Spruce sell will benefit Haywood schools
 

Spruce sell will benefit Haywood schools

TCA Tree Farm in Ironduff is selling “dig your own” 4-foot Norway spruce trees Sept. 25 and Oct. 2 as…
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Radical makeover
 

Radical makeover

A major remodeling job to convert the abandoned Wal-Mart in Clyde to house the Haywood County Department of Social Services…
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Maroon Devil Classic Golf Tournament
 

Maroon Devil Classic Golf Tournament

The Seventh Annual Maroon Devil Classic Golf Tournament to will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 2, at…
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Seminar focuses on Internet “findability”
 

Seminar focuses on Internet “findability”

The Haywood County Tourism Development Authority and Haywood Community Colleges’ Small Business Center will co-sponsor a seminar for small business…
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HCC offers new solar course series
 

HCC offers new solar course series

Haywood Community College’s Division of Continuing Education will offer a new solar course series called Harnessing the Power of the…
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Haywood Chamber to host candidates
 

Haywood Chamber to host candidates

The Haywood County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Meet and Greet the Candidates forum at 8 a.m. on…
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Jackson County candidate forum
 

Jackson County candidate forum

The Jackson County Home Builders Association will hold a Jackson County Town Meeting Forum at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 28,…
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Needmore Road debate heats up
 

Needmore Road debate heats up

Dorothy and Steve Poole are among the few who live along a 3.3-mile stretch of Needmore Road the state Department…
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A snake in the courthouse? Believe it
 

A snake in the courthouse? Believe it

Deputy Gregory Wood was looking forward to a mundane Monday morning manning the metal detector at the Haywood County courthouse…
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Violations stack up against Cherokee bear zoo
 

Violations stack up against Cherokee bear zoo

Chief Saunooke Bear Park in Cherokee has been cited with federal violations for the treatment and condition of captive bears…
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Panel finally formed to pick Sylva’s top cop
 

Panel finally formed to pick Sylva’s top cop

One town commissioner, the town manager and two business owners will help pick Sylva’s next police chief. The panel, agreed…
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New SCC president takes the helm after health setback
 

New SCC president takes the helm after health setback

Richard Collings suffered a stroke the night he arrived in Western North Carolina to take over as president of Southwestern…
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Macon sheriffs race features two experienced officers
 

Macon sheriffs race features two experienced officers

Two veteran officers, Sheriff Robert Holland and George Lynch, are vying to fill Macon County’s top law-enforcement post. The campaigns…
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Jackson sheriffs race marked by acrimony
 

Jackson sheriffs race marked by acrimony

Mary Rock wants to become the first female sheriff in Jackson County, but gaining that title against two-term incumbent and…
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Haywood sheriff challenger pledges modern approach
 

Haywood sheriff challenger pledges modern approach

Voters will have a choice between a fresh or familiar face in this year’s Haywood County sheriff’s race. Democratic incumbent…
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Swain sheriff candidates head for final showdown in high stakes race
 

Swain sheriff candidates head for final showdown in high stakes race

It’s nearing showtime for the most heated race in Swain County: the battle between Republican Sheriff Curtis Cochran and his…
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Carden play premiers in Highlands Oct. 1-3
 

Carden play premiers in Highlands Oct. 1-3

The Martin Lipscomb Performing Arts Center and the Highlands Cashiers Players will present the world premier of Gary Carden’s newest…
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Barbara Bates Smith performs ‘Confessions of a Clergy Wife’ in Waynesville
 

Barbara Bates Smith performs ‘Confessions of a Clergy Wife’ in Waynesville

“Confessions of a Clergy Wife,” performed by Barbara Bates Smith, will take the spotlight at 3 p.m. Sept 26 in…
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Fiddling Dills Sisters to perform in Sylva Oct. 18
 

Fiddling Dills Sisters to perform in Sylva Oct. 18

The Fiddling Dills Sisters will appear at the Jackson County Public Library at 7 p.m. on Oct. 18. Amanda Dills…
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Chamber music ensemble Trio de Llano to perform at WCU
 

Chamber music ensemble Trio de Llano to perform at WCU

A free guest artist concert beginning at 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4, at Western Carolina University Coulter Building recital hall…
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Fiddling, dancing Hunt Family to perform at WCU Sept. 24
 

Fiddling, dancing Hunt Family to perform at WCU Sept. 24

Irish dancing and fiery fiddling take center stage when the Hunt Family performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, at…
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Tickets on sale for WCU gala event
 

Tickets on sale for WCU gala event

Western Carolina University will mark five years of art and entertainment beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct.22, at the…
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Oct. 2 motorcycle ride to benefit Haywood school
 

Oct. 2 motorcycle ride to benefit Haywood school

Registration for Central Haywood High School’s eighth Annual Dawgs on Hawgs Motorcycle Ride fundraiser will be held from 11:30 a.m.…
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Senior belly dancing offered in Waynesville
 

Senior belly dancing offered in Waynesville

Middle Eastern (belly) dancing classes for seniors will be held every Thursday from 9 to 10:15 a.m. at the Creative…
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Artists sought for Haywood’s third annual Small Works show
 

Artists sought for Haywood’s third annual Small Works show

The Haywood County Arts Council is seeking artists for its third annual Small Works show to be held Nov. 17-Dec.…
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Fontana to host clogging weekend
 

Fontana to host clogging weekend

The eighth-annual Fontana Clogging weekend will be held at The Fontana Village Resort Sept. 24-26. Dancers from more than 20…
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Wildlife artist to speak in Highlands
 

Wildlife artist to speak in Highlands

Bruce Bunch — outdoorsman, conservationist and wildlife artist — will be the guest speaker at the Art League of Highlands…
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Landscape painting workshop at Waterrock
 

Landscape painting workshop at Waterrock

Catch the Spirit of Appalachia (CSA) will hold a landscape-painting workshop from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, as…
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Art workshop series kicks off Sept. 27
 

Art workshop series kicks off Sept. 27

Fall art classes for all ages will be held at the First Baptist Church of Waynesville beginning Sept. 27. The…
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Jackson celebrates crafters Oct. 1
 

Jackson celebrates crafters Oct. 1

In conjunction with the national American Craft Week, Jackson County craftsmen are hosting and opening for the exhibition “Hand +…
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Treat yourself to a ‘Taste of Fall’
 

Treat yourself to a ‘Taste of Fall’

Haywood Habitat for Humanity (HHGH ) is providing a way for citizens to showcase their culinary skills, treat their taste…
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Mountain Heritage Day to offer continuous entertainment, new Children’s Tent
 

Mountain Heritage Day to offer continuous entertainment, new Children’s Tent

The talents of Western North Carolina’s top traditional musicians and singers will be showcased during the 36th annual Mountain Heritage…
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