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Community Spotlight – Franklin

In a valley surrounded by some of the oldest mountains on earth, the Cherokee knew the area as "Nikwasi" or "center of activity". The downtown area of Franklin was an old Cherokee Town and the remains of Nikwasi Mound are still visible today that mark the location of Nikwasi's townhouse. The city was named for [...]

Longer Hiking Trails for Adventure

or Visit for a Day Trip in North Carolina’s Wilderness Area Fires Creek Trail -  Hayesville The 25-mile Rim Trail follows the ridge around Fires Creek Wildlife Management Area.  The trail, marked with blue blazes, has several access roads and trails. Camping offered at Huskins Branch Hunter and Bristol Horse Camps. Dispersed camping sites are [...]

Waterfalls in SW North Carolina

Rufus Morgan Falls - moderate hike in the Franklin area Directions are as follows: Get on Hwy 64 west from the intersection of 64/28/441/23 in Franklin for about 4 miles and turn right on Old Murphy Rd. Then turn left on SR1310 - Wayah Rd - less than 1/4 mile down. It’s just past the [...]

Community Spotlight: Murphy, North Carolina

Step back in time to a place with beautiful tree lined streets and many historic buildings restored to their original state. Murphy, North Carolina is an old town with its origin dating back to 1830's and preservation of the historic sites are a must see when visiting. The Cherokee County Courthouse was built in 1927 [...]

Community Spotlight: Andrews & Nanatahala Gorge

Andrews is located in a serene valley in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The Valley Town Township is a long open valley floor that appears against the towering mountains surrounding this peaceful community. Valley River Mountains to the south, Snowbird Mountains to the north which are both a part of the Nantahala National [...]

Holiday Events Calendar 2017

Brasstown

December 16 Annual Holiday Contra/Square Dance & Dessert Potluck John C. Campbell Folk School
December 26-January 1 Winter Dance & Music Week John C. Campbell Folk School
December 31 New Year’s Possum Drop Clay’s Corner
January 5 Live Music: The Pressley Sisters John C. Campbell Folk School
January 19 Live Music: Guy George John C. Campbell Folk School
February 2 Live Music: Aaron Olwell John C. Campbell Folk School
February 9 Live Music: Zoe & Cloyd John C. Campbell Folk School
February 23 Live Music: Sarah Morgan John C. Campbell Folk School
March 2 Live Music: Wyatt Espalin & Trees Leave John C. Campbell Folk School

Andrews

December 16 Rain or Shine: Andrew Chastain Calaboose Cellars
December 23 The Pressley Girls Calaboose Cellars
December 30 Rain or Shine: Alma Russ Calaboose Cellars
January 6 Rain or Shine: The Sea Notes Calaboose Cellars
January 13 Rain or Shine: Twelfth Fret Calaboose Cellars

Robbinsville

March 30-April 1 Wake the Dragon – 10th Gen Civics Meet 17555 Tapoco Rd

Franklin

December 15 The Polar Express Smokey Mountain Center for the Performing Arts
December 16 A Merry Motown Christmas Smokey Mountain Center for the Performing Arts
December 22 Christmas with the Annie Moses Band Smokey Mountain Center for the Performing Arts
January 13 Atlanta’s Most Wanted Hits of the 60s & 70s Smokey Mountain Center for the Performing Arts
January 26 Tracy Lawrence Smokey Mountain Center for the Performing Arts
February 3 Zach Williams & Citizen Way Smokey Mountain Center for the Performing Arts
February 16 Laura Story – A “Date Night Event” Smokey Mountain Center for the Performing Arts
March 2-3 James & The Giant Peach: A Magical Puppet Adventure Smokey Mountain Center for the Performing Arts
March 16 The Nelsons: Ricky Nelson Remembered Smokey Mountain Center for the Performing Arts
March 23-24 The Day He Wore My Crown: The Resurrection Story Smokey Mountain Center for the Performing Arts

Hayesville

December 22 A Carpenter’s Christmas Peacock Performing Arts Center
January 13 Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’ Blues Peacock Performing Arts Center
March 2-11 ‘Til Beth Do Us Part Peacock Performing Arts Center
March 24 Johnny Peers & The Muttville Comix Peacock Performing Arts Center
April 7 The Legacy Motown Revue Peacock Performing Arts Center