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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Balsam Mountain Preserve is inviting locals to enjoy all the amenities on the mountain with a 90-day Garnet Membership.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Whittier author B.D. West has released a new science fiction novel “Wynter of Wolves.” West has been writing since age 15. She is best known for her poetry and her love for science fiction and local folklore, which can be seen in some of her writings, she said.

Triple Threat Performing Arts Academy competed against dozens of dance studios from around the state and area for top honors at Showstopper, the largest dance competition in the country.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

An independent film, award-winning authors and student poets are just some of the highlights of this year’s Spring Literary Festival at Western Carolina University.

The Jackson County Public Library Recipe Swap is a quarterly event consisting of a recipe gathering, the making of a cookbook and a potluck dinner using the recipes collected.

Wednesday, March 04, 2020
Wednesday, February 26, 2020

The Jackson County Green Energy Park opens the spring class schedule Saturday, March 7, offering hot glass classes and blacksmithing classes throughout the day.

During its recent annual meeting, the Jackson County Genealogical Society announced the winners of its three annual awards and installed officers for 2020.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Candice Littlejohn will be coming to City Lights Bookstore at 3 p.m. Saturday for a signing and discussion of her latest novel, “The Adventures of Dr. Dorothy Jarrod Volume 1: THE ORACLE.”

The Old-Time and Bluegrass Series at Western Carolina University continues at 7 p.m. Monday, March 2, featuring the Berea Bluegrass Ensemble.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Penland School of Craft has open spaces in its upcoming eight-week session available at half tuition to area residents. These long workshops are an unusual opportunity to spend two months working with first-rate instructors in professionally-equipped studios. The discount is available to res…

Wednesday, February 05, 2020

The Sylva Photo Club’s program on Saturday is for anyone who just got into photography or would like a refresher on how to improve their photographic skills.

Western Carolina University Distinguished Professor Ron Rash has been awarded the 2020 Sidney Lanier Prize for Southern Literature from Mercer University. Rash is a poet, short story writer and novelist, whose writings reflect life in the Southern Appalachians.

The annual N.C. State Poetry Contest is a free literary competition open to all North Carolina residents (including out-of-state and international students who are enrolled in North Carolina universities).

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Floyd Clown Sr., a family elder of Lakota war chief Crazy Horse, will join author William Matson from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, to discuss and sign their book “Crazy Horse: The Lakota Warrior’s Life and Legacy” at the Jackson County Public Library.

Floyd Clown Sr., a family elder of Lakota war chief Crazy Horse, will join author William Matson from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, to discuss and sign their book “Crazy Horse: The Lakota Warrior’s Life and Legacy” at the Jackson County Public Library.

The Mountain Heritage Center holds the next concert in its annual First Thursday Old-Time and Bluegrass Jam series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6. Local band Frogtown will play at HomeBase on the Western Carolina University campus.

The Western Carolina University Fine Art Museum at Bardo Arts Center will host a new exhibition – Time and Again: Glass Works by Kit Paulson and SaraBeth Post. The exhibition brings together two Penland-based artists whose works explore ideas about time, history, memory and the antique.

The Jackson County Public Library is beginning a Silent Book Club. The first meeting will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, at the Paper Mill Lounge. The club will continue on the second Thursday of each month.

United  Christian Ministries held their annual meeting Jan. 12 at the First United Methodist Church in Sylva. UCM welcomed Frances Hess, Linda Fulk, Joyce Pope and Frank Royce as new board members. UCM officers for the 2020 year were elected. Board Chairman Steve Metcalf, Vice Chairman David…

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

The Fisk Jubilee Singers will perform at the Bardo Arts Center on the Western Carolina University campus at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13.

The Western Carolina University Bardo Arts Center Performance Hall opens the spring season with a film screening of the acclaimed live production of “Kinky Boots” from London’s Theatre Royal at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, as part of the Bardo Arts Center Sunday Cinema Series. The screening will b…

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

In the early hours of the morning on Saturday, Nov. 30, slightly more than 500 students at Western Carolina University met in the football stadium parking lot and packed into 12 buses. What did they have in common? They all were members of WCU’s Pride of the Mountains Marching Band. Their de…

For a full decade, the Town of Sylva, Jackson County Parks and Recreation Department and Jackson County Chamber of Commerce have teamed up to bring live music to Sylva on summer evenings.

Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center is hosting an exhibit by Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist José Galvez on Latino life in North Carolina in the museum’s second-floor gallery at Hunter Library.

Waynesville author Holly Kays will present her newest book, “Trailblazers & Traditionalists: Modern-day Smoky Mountain People,” at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva. At 3 p.m. there will be a book reading and exploration of some of the stories contained in the book.

Wednesday, January 08, 2020

The Governor’s Volunteer Service Award program, created by the Office of the Governor in 1979, recognizes North Carolina’s most dedicated volunteers.

Wednesday, January 01, 2020
Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Recently two of our volunteers for Circles of Jackson, Bill and Julie Ogletree, took the time to write a letter of nomination for the 2019 Humanitarian Award. Their letter serves as a wonderful summary of all that Circles provides to Jackson County. 

David Preston was the Dogwood Crafters raffle winner for a handmade quilt stitched by Larry Walther, a long-time member of the craft collective in Dillsboro. A customer on Dec. 16 drew Preston’s name from a handmade basket full of tickets. Walther is in his 80s and still quilting.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

The 39th annual Candlelight Christmas event in Webster is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the historic Webster United Methodist Church. The event opens with Christmas music played on the 1881 Estey organ, and guitar played by David Magil. The Christmas story from the Bible will be read by…