Conley’s War Woman seamlessly weaves fact, fiction

When the late author Robert J. Conley passed recently, the world lost one of the greatest Cherokee writers to have put pen to paper. He was also prolific, having written and published 59 books, as well as some short stories, and was the recipient of three Spur Awards.

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By Scott On Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

Fight Lab 39 MMA Event to be held at Harrah’s Cherokee

Fight night returns to Cherokee with Fight Lab 39. Featuring 10-12 action-packed, mixed martial Arts bouts, the Fight Lab MMA is renowned for their wall to wall aggression, action, gogo-dancing ring girls and unique form of entertainment. Whether you are a seasoned MMA fan or a newcomer to the sport: the striking characteristic of a […]

By Scott On Monday, June 9th, 2014

Wildlife ranger, AT thru-hiker to sign their books in Park  

A recently-retired Great Smoky Mountains National Park wildlife biologist and an Appalachian Trail thru-hiker, both of whom turned author following their experiences in and around the national park, will sign copies of their books at national park visitor centers in the coming weeks. For Kim DeLozier, truth is stranger than fiction, especially when his job […]

By Scott On Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Tribal member is a finalist for prestigious book prize

Herman Melville, author of Moby Dick, once said, “To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme.” That is exactly what one EBCI tribal member has done, and it has paid off.

By Scott On Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

WCU free summer concert series starts June 10

Western Carolina University’s annual Summer Concert Series will open with a free show featuring Joe Basile in the Central Plaza on campus on Tuesday, June 10, at 7 p.m.

By Scott On Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Firefly viewing scheduled for June 4-11

Park officials have announced the Elkmont Firefly Viewing event in Great Smoky Mountains National Park will take place from Wednesday, June 4 through Wednesday, June 11. For this year’s viewing event, the on-line ticketing system, operated through, will again provide visitors with parking passes to guarantee they will be able to park at Sugarlands […]

By Scott On Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Folkmoot to perform twice in Cherokee

Folkmoot USA is presenting the 31st Folkmoot Festival on July 18 – 27, and two of those performances will take place in Cherokee.  One Cherokee group will join a Folkmoot group for a performance/workshop at the Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds on Saturday, July 19 at 2pm and Saturday, July 26 at 3pm.  General admission: Adults $10, […]

By Scott On Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

Masters of Illusion LIVE to perform all-ages show at Harrah’s Cherokee

Believe the Impossible! Nothing beats the experience of seeing a magic show in person. You’ll see grand illusions, levitating women, appearances and vanishes, escapes, comedy magic, sleight of hand and beautiful dancers…everything you could possibly imagine and performances that you never dreamed possible – all rolled up into a live show! Masters of Illusion LIVE! […]

By Scott On Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

Dark Chocolate Truffles

I hope you all had a great Mother’s Day! This week, I decided to continue with the chocolate theme from last week and make some awesomely delicious truffles!

By Scott On Friday, May 2nd, 2014

WCU unveils schedule for 10th annual Galaxy of Star Series

The Galaxy of Stars Series at Western Carolina University will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a lineup highlighted by a return engagement of country-western icons Riders in the Sky, a Grammy Award-winning group that performed during the inaugural season of the series.