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The Cullasaja Gorge Fire & Rescue held an open house this past Saturday.

Firemen offered live demonstrations of rescue equipment including the “Jaws of Life,” smoke trailer, fire extinguisher simulator and infrared camera.

Kids were able to try their hand at putting out a fire and saw first hand the workings of a fire truck.


The Oak Ridge Boys, a widely-acclaimed award winning country music group, will be in concert at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, Oct. 20, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $33 each.

With more than 30 top ten hits and over a dozen number one singles to their credit, The Oak Ridge Boys have one of the most distinctive and recognizable sounds in the music industry. Their four-part harmonies have earned them multiple Grammy, Dove, County Music Association (CMA), and Academy of Country Music (ACM) awards. They have produced 12 gold, three platinum, and one double platinum album throughout their career with hits such as “Elvira,” “Bobby Sue,” and “Fancy Free.”


Back by popular demand, The Overlook Theatre presents “Smoke on the Mountain,” a rip-roaring musical comedy revival.

Set in the 1930s, this musical tale introduces the singing Sanders family, who perform their traditional and bluegrass gospel songs for the members of the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in celebration of their new electric light bulb.


VLF takes part in state conference to promote economic development

With the fate of the nation's economy arguably resting on the backs of small business owners, North Carolina has taken the charge to lead the way in small business creation by talking to those who start it all, entrepreneurs.

Last week, entrepreneurs from across the state convened at the U.S. Cellular Center in Asheville for the N.C. Entrepreneurial Summit.


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