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An exhibition of works by Cathryn Griffin, professor of photography at Western Carolina University, continues on display through Friday, Sept. 25, at the university’s Fine Art Museum in the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center.

“Griffin’s work calls attention to the strange beauty that lies in those simple, unique, ephemeral moments that truly happen once in a lifetime,” said Denise Drury Homewood, director of the museum.

Griffin’s works have been featured in literary and art magazines, in solo and group exhibitions all over the country and in the permanent collections of art museums and galleries from Massachusetts to California. Some works currently appear on the websites of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Appalachian Photographers Project.


The rich and proud heritage of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI), which reportedly dates back more than 11,000 years, will be brought to life from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19, with live demonstrations and presentations at the Cherokee Heritage Festival in Hayesville.

Located next to the Clay County Historical Arts Museum, the Cherokee Homestead Exhibit is a replica of a 17th century homestead complete with winter house, summer house, corn crib, multi-use shelter and mound gardens, and will be the site of the festival, the perfect place to see the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians sharing their culture.


The Arts Council of Macon County recently hosted a Barbershop Chorus with Land of the Sky at Tartan Hall, First Presbyterian Church followed by an ice cream social.

Next on the calendar is pianist Will Ransom and violist Yinzi Kong on Sunday, Sept. 13, at 3 p.m.

For more information, visit www.artscouncilofmacon.org. Photo by Betsey Gooder

WCQS, Western North Carolina Public Radio, Inc. recently learned that its signal to the Highlands area at 101.7 FM will soon be bumped by another station. The other station, located in South Carolina, was granted a full power transmitter at the same frequency. Because the WCQS signal at 101.7 FM is a low-power translator, WCQS listeners in the Highlands area have experienced a signal loss effective Aug. 2.

WCQS engineers will install a directional antenna which will allow the station to broadcast at reduced power. Until the station is assigned a new frequency it will broadcast to a coverage area limited to the downtown Highlands area at 101.7 FM.

WCQS has filed the necessary paperwork with the FCC for expedited approval of a new frequency. Once granted, a new antenna will be installed and WCQS will restore service to its coverage area, which includes the communities of Highlands, Cashiers and Sapphire.


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