The 18th Annual Golf and Gala Event to Help Raise funds for a new Hospice

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The 18th annual Charitable Classic Golf and Gala event to be held at the beginning of September 2009 is now looking for sponsors.  For 17 consecutive years, this unique Golf and Gala event has helped raise funds for new programs, facilities and updated technologies for the Haywood Regional Medical Center Foundation.  This year, the Haywood Regional Medical Center Foundation would like …

Taste of Scotland Festival this Father’s Day Weekend in Highlands and Cashiers NC area

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This Father’s Day weekend is the perfect time to visit the Highlands and Cashiers NC area and experience Franklin’s 13th annual Taste of Scotland Festival. Beginning at 6 pm on June 19th, live Celtic music will fill the air with dancing and entertainment all part of the weekend festivities.  On Saturday, visitors will enjoy the Celtic dances and music as …

Fun Festivals Coming Up in June in the Jackson County NC area

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Several Festivals are in store for Jackson County NC in the coming week.  This Saturday, May 30 is The Cherokee Strawberry Festival from 9am to 2 pm which will feature story-telling, a talent show, dancing and singing, as well as various homemade products with Strawberries as the key ingredient; admission is free of charge at the Cherokee Indian Fair Grounds. …

First section of Jackson County NC’s “Greenway” will begin Construction next Month

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For a determined group of Jackson County NC residents, a dream will finally be coming to fruition.  Since 2000, when the Greenway Commission was formed, its committee members have dreamed of making a ‘greenway,’ or path that would span from one end of the county to the other; this path would go from Cashiers to Whittier and would pass through …

Jackson County NC officials planning new zoning ordinance

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Late last month, Jackson County officials announced the U.S. 441 Development Ordinance, which is in its first draft.  The ordinance is intended to ‘clean up’ the look of the U.S. 441 corridor in Whittier from a clash of billboards and ‘unregulated growth’ for a better mountain-themed look with careful landscaping and distinctive architecture.  For over a year now, the county-appointed …

North Carolina’s Official International Festival is Coming July 2009

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The 2009 Folkmoot Festival has recently finalized their official schedule and tickets are currently on sale.  The Folkmoot is one of three international folk festivals in the US and will feature over 300 dancers and musicians from all over the world.  Performers from such places as Serbia, Mexico, Netherlands, Kenya, Romania, Israel, Greece, India, and Spain will be coming to …

New Library in Jackson County NC will Retain Original Historic Look

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The new library complex in Jackson County NC is slated to be completed in 2010 as a shining example of modern Main Street’s redevelopment; despite usual worries about modernizing projects being more costly than just constructing a new building, this case proved to make economical as well as historical sense for the community. The historic courthouse is 95 years old …

Performances and Activities at this weekend’s Greening up the mountains event

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Don’t forget that the “Greening up the Mountains” event is here this weekend on April 25th.  Enjoy live performances with the Triple Threat Performing Arts Academy presenting the first performance of the day with dance and music.  Also slated to perform are Sugar Barnes and Dave Magill showcasing a vintage blues style, The Donnie Clay Band with the Rough Creek …

Great Events in Highlands North Carolina

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For all of you who are starting to fill up your calendars, pencil in these fine art events for the summer season on the Highlands Plateau. PROFESSIONAL THEATER Highlands Playhouse 2009 Schedule 362 Oak Street, Highlands Box Office 828-526-2695 June 18- July 5   THE TAFFETAS Musical paying tribute to the McGuire Sisters, The Fontane Sisters and The Chordettes.  July 9 – …

Springtime Cycling Event in Cashiers North Carolina

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Mark your calendar, grab your helmet and oil up that bike because the Tour de Cashiers is set for Saturday, May 2nd.     Three different rides are featured in the Tour de Cashiers varying in length from 25 miles to 100 miles.  The shortest ride, the 25-miler is perfect for those first time contestants into the Tour de Cashiers or …