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Southern stories for summer reading

Perhaps like many people, summer is a time for me to finally read those books I’ve been wanting to get to. While this summer began with determination to dwindle the stack of my “to-read” books, that stack has ended up bigger than smaller.

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Rock rolls into NOC

Asheville rock group The Andrew Thelston Band will hit the stage at 5 p.m. Thursday, July 4, at the Nantahala Outdoor Center in the Nantahala Gorge. 

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HART to present 'Footloose'

A special production of “Footloose” will hit the stage at 7:30 p.m. July 5-6, 11-13, 18-19, 25-27 and 2 p.m. July 7, 14, 20-21 and 28 at the Haywood Arts Regional Theatre in Waynesville. 

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Chamber music returns to Waynesville

The popular Chamber Music Society of the Carolinas (CMSC) will perform at 4 p.m. July 14, 21 and 28 at First United Methodist Church in Waynesville. 

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Experience ‘Textures’ at Haywood Arts

The Haywood County Arts Council’s (HCAC) latest exhibit, “Textures,” will run through Sept. 1 at the HCAC gallery on Main Street in downtown Waynesville. 

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Bryson City community jam

A community jam will be held from 6 -7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 18, at the Marianna Black Library in Bryson City. 

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Time to stop the bashing, says Nina Power

When I heard British writer and philosopher Nina Power interviewed recently, I ordered her book. I was interested in her ideas, but also in her. I liked her curiosity and intellect, her attitude of respect and her low-key sense of humor.

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Reflections on lessons learned at Bonnaroo

Wednesday morning, June 12, I left my sister’s house in Sapphire for my very first music festival. 

I’d been to plenty of other concerts, raves and shows but had never dedicated more than a few hours to live music at any one time.

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Scarred but smarter: A conversation with Drivin N Cryin

In the annals of American rock music, few storied bands have withstood the test of time and endured with such integrity and grit as Drivin N Cryin. Formed in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1985, the group is quickly approaching its 40th anniversary, another milestone along its melodic road of life, legend, lore and legacy — still rockin’, still rollin’. 

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