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Western Carolina University’s Hunter Library will have hundreds of books, DVDs, CDs and other media on sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 16.

Items for sale will include fiction and nonfiction popular reading materials, reference materials such as encyclopedias and dictionaries, children’s books, maps, and more. The sale is made up of materials that are no longer needed in library collections. Prices will be 25 cents for paperbacks and $1 for hard copies. Only cash purchases will be allowed.


The Macon County Quilt Trail will hold its first annual “Airing of the Quilts” on May 7, Mother’s Day weekend. Downtown merchants and Quilt Trail block owners have been asked to “air” quilts on the weekend of the event by hanging them on porches, benches, fences or other visible locations outside.

Deb Heatherly, owner of Deb’s Cats & Quilts, explained that the airing of quilts and bed linings done traditionally during spring cleanings has recently been given new significance in several small communities around the country which now hold festival-type events for the colorful quilt airings. The largest airing of the quilts festival takes place in Sisters, Ore., each July. In 2010, the Sisters festival celebrated its 35th year, attracting more than 26,000 visitors.


The final heat in the second annual “King of the Mountain Chefs Challenge” featured the same finalists as last year’s event—but with a different outcome. This year’s grand prize winner was Chef Johannes Klapdohr, executive chef at Old Edwards Inn & Spa.

The three-heat event was held before a live audience last Saturday afternoon and evening at Cyprus Restaurant and was modeled after the Food Network’s television show, “Iron Chef.”

The two preliminary heats took place in the afternoon. They differed from the Food Network’s show where the chefs have 45 minutes to think about and plan their creations prior to the event.



Robert Shaye, founder of New Line Cinema, will deliver a guest presentation at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 4, in Western Carolina University’s Fine and Performing Arts Center.

Sponsored by WCU’s College of Fine and Performing Arts, the lecture will include film clips from director Peter Jackson’s “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, which Shaye was responsible for approving, as well as a question-and-answer session. The three installments of the trilogy, in an unprecedented move, were put into production simultaneously and have earned nearly $3 billion worldwide, placing them among the highest-grossing films in history.


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