Appalachian Animal Rescue Center Presents 'SUPER ADOPTION DAY' :: Saturday, April 25 from 11am to 4pm at The West Gate Shopping Center :: click here for more info!

Click for Franklin, North Carolina Forecast

Arts & Entertainment

Be sure to stop by the new home of the Licklog Players on March 17 from 5-7 at Creek Side Suite 15 across from the ABC Liquor Store on Hwy 69 in Hayesville.

There will be refreshments, door prizes and live music by The Burl Cash Revue.

The Licklog Players are working on their new theater, and there is a lot to hear and see. You can find out about many opportunities for volunteers from putting up posters to building sets.

Come get more information about our new season and upcoming events such as “The Diary of Adam and Eve” as well as our summer youth program, Peacock Pride.


“The Why,” a play by Victor Kaufold that examines the absurdity and influence of violence in the media, will stage at the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center on the campus of Western Carolina University at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, through Friday, March 23, and 3 p.m. Saturday, March 24.

One part modern satire, one part investigation into violence and its portrayal by the media, “The Why” is a 90-minute tragicomedy where the central story concerns an American teenager guilty of murdering three of his classmates. The play originally opened at the Blank Theatre in Los Angeles in 2000 to critical acclaim. D.V. Caitlyn, WCU associate professor of theater, will direct. “The Why” is the final production of the University Theatre’s 2011-12 Mainstage season.



Macon County News has teamed up with Read2Me, a community-wide initiative geared toward promoting early literacy for children throughout the county, and award winning North Carolina author Gloria Houston, to publish her book Littlejm.

Houston’s book is centered around twelve-year- old Littlejim, a bookish boy living in a rural Appalachain North Carolina community in the early years of the twentieth century. While living through World War I, Littlejim finds himself being one of the best students in his school and a tremendous help around his farm home, but continuously finds himself struggling with gaining the acceptance of his father, Bigjim. Littlejim enters a newspaper essay contest which he hopes will help him gain the respect of his stern father.

The MCN has worked with Houston and Bright Mountain Publishing to acquire serialization rights to Littlejim. To help promote the Read2Me initiative, the MCN is publishing chapters from Houston’s book each week in hopes of providing Macon County parents with free, easy access to a book that they can read to their children.


Local artist, Justin Moe, will be highlighted in an exhibit at the Macon County Library throughout March. “I have always felt compelled to create. It was not until 2002 though that I started painting and realized creating is something I must do. It is a welcomed compulsion innate within me. For me, art reinforces my humanity. It is my mirror and a filter for how I experience and interpret reality. I suppose the same could apply to the viewer.

The things I create, in whatever medium I am working with, are brought to fruition via my subconscious and conscious meeting, intermingling, debating, sometimes coming to blows, but, eventually finding they can share the same space and time, and in turn, speak in unison while still retaining their individual voices and unique spheres of existence within me.


Page 210 of 325

Macon County News is now on:
Find the Macon County News on Facebook! and Find the Macon County News on twitter!
Facebook   Twitter