Materials left over from campus demolition, renovation projects are finding new uses

Written by: Marlon Morgan, Communications and Public Relations Staff at Western Carolina UniversityEver wonder what happens to all of the materials from the buildings that have been recently torn down or renovated on Western Carolina University’s…

Haywood County songwriters kick off ‘Art of Music’ festival in Waynesville

It all starts with a song! And there’s no better way to open the Balsam Range Art Of Music Festival than to gather some of Americana’s most impactful and influential songwriters for a special night of music, fellowship and fun in the historic…

Southern Storytellers Series Continues at Folkmoot

In the final fall 2018 installment of the Southern Supper Series, Folkmoot, Blue Ridge Books, Haywood County Public Library and Smoky Mountain News will welcome Affrilachian author and artist, Ann Miller Woodford on Saturday, November 3,…
It's a concert hall, a commercial kitchen and cafeteria, a dormitory, an event space - it's the Folkmoot Center.
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It's a concert hall, a commercial kitchen and cafeteria, a dormitory, an event space - it's the Folkmoot Center.

It's a concert hall, a commercial kitchen and cafeteria, a dormitory, an event space - it's the Folkmoot Center.And it's open for business - your event businessThe Folkmoot Center is literally - or was for many years - a school house…
Folkmoot travels to Russia for CIOFF World Congress
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Folkmoot travels to Russia for CIOFF World Congress

Folkmoot travels to Russia for CIOFF World Congress later this week and will join hundreds of others from many of the world's folklore, folkdance and folk arts festivals.CIOFF - the International Council of Organizations of Folklore Festivals…
It was a beautiful, sublime & golden evening
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It was a beautiful, sublime & golden evening

It was a beautiful, sublime & golden evening with legendary Haywood County artists Buddy Melton & Milan Miller.Two of Haywood County's favorite sons, awarding winning vocalist and musician for the world-renowned Balsam Range band, Buddy…
Southern Storyteller Suppers: the homespun mountain life of Ashley English
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Southern Storyteller Suppers: the homespun mountain life of Ashley English

Southern Storyteller Suppers: the homespun mountain life of Ashley English is set for October 4 and will feature homesteading, living well off our mountain land and Appalachian nourishment of body and soul.English's presentation will be…
Folkmoot runs on volunteers!
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Folkmoot runs on volunteers!

Folkmoot runs on volunteers!That is true of any non-profit organization, of course, but volunteers are essential, indispensable, crucial, critical, cannot-exist-without when the non-profit organizations produces an annual 10-day international…
Cherokee has always been a big day for visiting Folkmoot performers!
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Cherokee has always been popular with visiting Folkmoot performers!

Cherokee has always been popular with visiting Folkmoot performers!The town of Cherokee and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians always draw the particular interest of international dance troupes visiting Western Carolina from around the…
Step into the circle characterized by diversity
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Step into the circle characterized by diversity

Step into the circle characterized by diversity.“We inhabit a universe that is characterized by diversity,”  said human rights activist and Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu. An essay by Nina Dove (Editor's Note: the author is a senior…
Images of Folkmoot 2018 - Intrepid Media
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Images of Folkmoot 2018 - Intrepid Media

Oh, most certainly, we have many of those stunning images of Folkmoot 2018!Folkmoot is a veritable feast for photographers, videographers, artists of all kinds who love to capture colorful, compelling, engaging images and share them with…
Images of Folkmoot 2018 - Ezekiel Coppersmith
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Images of Folkmoot 2018 - Ezekiel Coppersmith

Oh, to be sure, we have many of those stunning images of Folkmoot 2018!Folkmoot is a veritable feast for photographers, videographers, artists of all kinds who love to capture colorful, compelling, engaging images and share them with the…