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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Dede Styles gives visitors to the 2019 Mountain Heritage Day an exhibition on yarn dying. The annual event, a celebration of mountain culture on the Western Carolina University campus, runs from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday, with free admission, parking and shuttle service. The day is a sho…

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

The Jackson County Arts Council will host the Fitzallen Eldridge Artist Reception at the Rotunda Gallery of the Jackson County Public Library from  5:30-7:30 p.m. today (Thursday).

Wednesday, September 08, 2021

When Mountain Heritage Day returns to campus at Western Carolina University on Saturday, Sept. 25, so will the presentation of the annual Mountain Heritage Awards, which honor an individual and an organization for contributions to Southern Appalachian history, culture and folklore.

Western Carolina University’s Fine Art Museum at the Bardo Arts Center is displayng “Jefferson Pinder: Selections from the Inertia Cycle 2003-2014,” a new exhibition featuring video performance works.

During the Greening Up the Mountains Festival in Sylva, the Acteens missions group from Sylva First Baptist Church held a fundraising event for disaster relief in Haywood County.

On each Tuesday in September from 6-7 p.m. the Jackson County Public Library is presenting a series of lectures/discussions on Existentialism led by Clemson professor Todd May.

Wednesday, September 01, 2021

Two educational workshops are being offered by Dogwood Crafters Co-Op in September. Both will be held at the Dillsboro Masonic Lodge and are open to the public. To register for classes, call 586-2248 by the deadlines given below.

Wednesday, August 18, 2021
Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Lora “Pokey” Watson, left, and Helen Clark visiting last month in Cullowhee. Watson, 97, and Clark, 95, met in 1943 and haven’t seen each other for two years. They talked and retold stories of past times. 

Registration for the annual Greening Up the Mountains Festival 5K Run is now open. The race begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 28 at Mark Watson Park in Sylva.

Wednesday, August 04, 2021

The 11th season of Concerts on the Creek at Bridge Park in Sylva continues at 7 p.m. Friday, with a performance by Shane Meade & the Sound. Meade is a singer/songwriter and catalyst behind the soul-infused folk rock project, Shane Meade & the Sound. Through a diverse mix of acoustic …

Graham Sharp of the bluegrass band Steep Canyon Rangers takes the stage Sunday at Nantahala Brewing in Sylva. The Steep Canyon Rangers are a Grammy award-winning band from Brevard, and have played together for more than 20 years. Sharp released his first solo album, “Truer Picture,” in early…

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Mike Jones will visit City Lights Bookstore at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14. He will present his novel, “Dear Old Town,” where Francis Todd returns to his Southern coastal hometown to lay his father to rest, but a host of memories from his childhood, centering around the unsolved 1956 murder of …

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Author and artist Emily Eve Weinstein comes to the American Museum of the House Cat from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, July 11, to sign copies of her “Cat Book.” Proceeds will benefit the Catman2 Shelter, a nonprofit cat shelter and sanctuary in Cullowhee. The museum at 5063 U.S. 23/441 South will be ope…

The Jackson County Farmers Market is operating the TNT fireworks stand at the Sylva Walmart Plaza this year. Operating hours are when volunteers are available but are generally noon until dark daily until July 5, with 10 percent of sales going directly to support the nonprofit Farmers Market…

With the Mountain Heritage Day festival returning to campus at Western Carolina University on Saturday, Sept. 25, nominations are being sought for Mountain Heritage Awards to honor an individual and an organization for contributions to Southern Appalachian history, culture and folklore.

Wednesday, June 23, 2021
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Take a step back to the ’80s Saturday when the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce welcomes the band Electric Circus to perform for ’80s Night at Bridge Park from 6-8 p.m.

Jayne Zanglein, author of “The Girl Explorers,” comes to City Lights Bookstore in Sylva at 3 p.m. Saturday. She will greet folks and sign books.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Flip-flops, shorts and beachwear are in order when Steve Weams and the Caribbean Cowboys Band perform for Beach Night at Bridge Park in Sylva from 6-8 p.m. Saturday.

Marybeth Druzbick poses with the trophy her restaurant, Front Street Takeout in Dillsboro, won in a May sandwich competition to support local businesses and raise money for a mural in downtown Sylva. The contest, which called for 11 restaurants to create new sandwiches for the event, was org…

Wednesday, June 09, 2021

The First Friday Book Club Group will begin meeting at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 6, in Room 129 of the Jackson County Senior Center.

The Pic’ & Play Mountain Dulcimer Players of Sylva are resuming in-person jam sessions at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the St. John’s Episcopal Church fellowship hall in Sylva. The group welcomes beginners and experienced dulcimer players, including mountain (lap) dulcimer and hammered dulcimer…

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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors held a grand opening/ribbon cutting ceremony for new restaurant Lucy in the Rye on March 25. Located at 612 W. Main St. in Sylva, Lucy in the Rye is open Wednesday through Monday (closed Tuesdays) from 7:45 a.m. until 3 p.m. They serve break…

Wednesday, March 03, 2021

The Hendersonville City Council recently recognized Sylva-Webster High School graduate Scott Chovan for his work as supervisor at the Hendersonville Wastewater Plant. He has served the Hendersonville lab for 36 years. He is the son of William and Martha Chovan of Cullowhee.

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Sylva native Ruby Virginia Ward Morgan celebrates her 100th birthday on Feb. 21. She worked at Skyland Textile for 25 years. She and her husband, Basil Morgan, had four children, six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She is a member of Victory Baptist Church. 

Wednesday, February 03, 2021

Two practicing artists from two different cultures – India and the United States – came together to collaborate on a temporal experience of visual language. Now, the distinct result of those efforts is on display in the exhibition hall of the Robinson Building at Western Carolina University.

When asked to name a major film that they like featuring a person with a disability, the subjects of the documentary film “Code of the Freaks” respond with “No, I can’t name any” and “Yeah, that’s a pretty short list.”