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Lamb of God, the musical to arrive on the stage of Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts on April 22, 23, 24 and 7:30 p.m. and April 25 at 2:30 p.m.

A dramatic telling of the life of Jesus Christ told from the viewpoint of the Prophets who announced His birth, the folowers who walked with Him, and the enemies that condemned Him to die.

Lamb of God proclaims the great message of love, hope, faith, grace, and the gift of salvation.


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.


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