View this email in your browser

Weekend Plans in Macon, Jackson, and Swain Counties!


The Friday edition of our weekly newsletter will be dedicated to letting YOU know what is happening in and around Western North Carolina. For FREE businesses, churches, and organizations can send us their sales, operating hours, events, worship services, yard sales, you name it. If it is happening Friday-Sunday in WNC, send it to with the who, what, where, and when details and I will publish it in the Friday newsletter!


Cowee Mountain repair plans switching to stone

DILLSBORO – The slide of U.S. 441 on Cowee Mountain may be stabilized by the end of the year as a contractor for the N.C. Department of Transportation changes construction plans. Click here to continue reading.

As the new proud owners of Primitive Outback Kayaking and Gem Mining we have made many updates to be more beautiful, fun, and family friendly. 
"Wow!! What an Amazing Hidden Gem!!" visitors say.
Come enjoy NATURE at its BEST with Gem Mining Fun 💎, a Kayaking Adventure 🚣‍and visiting our baby fainting goats🐐🐐 along the Beautiful Clear Little Tennessee River! 

Gem mine rain 🌧or shine🌞 under our covered outdoor flume along the peaceful river and our creek with little waterfalls!
Our open hours:
Sunday: 10am - 6pm
Monday: 10am - 6pm
Tuesday: by reservation
Wednesday: by reservation
Thursday: 10am - 6pm
Friday: 10am - 6pm
Saturday: 10am - 6pm
Your treasure and adventure awaits you! 
We do have a special event on Memorial Day with Sweet Caroline's Ice Shoppe being here and offering 50% off to Past and Present Military!

Ivan and Jen Glick 
Primitive Outback Kayaking and Gem Mining 
155 Robin Lynn Lane 
Otto, NC 28763. 828-349-1717 

Church Outdoors, Picnic, & Live Music The Grove Church // Bryson City, NC May 30th Sunday at 10:30 AM  – 2 PM  
Church Outdoors 10:30 - Worship & Story Picnic, Live Music, & waterslides start at 12pm. Free!!

The annual “Spring Market Day” will kick off at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 29, in downtown Franklin.

The Jackson County Coon Hunters Association will host a night hunt and bench show Saturday, May 29, in Sylva. The bench show will start at 5 pm., and the one-hour night hunt will begin at 9 p.m. The group will meet at 44 Oak Hill Drive. Matthew Bryson, 828.508.6465.

Arts & Crafts Demonstration and Sale: Joseph Firewolf
482 Tsali Blvd, Cherokee, NC 28719, United States Friday May 28th 10am- 5pm
Local Artist, Joeseph Firewolf demonstrates his variety of decorative and functional art including pottery, stonework, leather, etc. Stop by for some insightful conversation.

 June 4th from 630 to 830 p.m. Jackson County Fire & Life Safety will be having their annual water safety night at the Sylva Pool. This event is free and they encourage everyone to bring their families and come out and enjoy a night of fun! Free swimming, prizes, educational materials, and of course the return of the EPIC CANNON BALL CONTEST! 

The “Unto These Hills” stage production will be held at 8 p.m. Monday to Saturday from May 19 through Aug. 14 at the Mountainside Theater in Cherokee. There will also be a 10:30 a.m. show all Saturdays in July. For more information and to purchase tickets, click on

New Girl Scout Troop forming in Franklin. Now recruiting for Daisies, ages 5 and 6; Brownies, ages 7 and 8; and Juniors, ages 9 and 10. For more information, call (828)371-2823 or email 

MEC is a high school in Macon County offering a smaller academic environment that fosters growth and success. The early college program prepares students for college, career, and life by developing relationships, responsibility, and respect through relevant and rigorous coursework.  MEC serves grades 9-13 and is fully integrated into the Southwestern Community College system. Students have the opportunity to graduate in four or five years with a high school diploma and a two-year Associate’s degree with transferable credits to a four-year university.
Applications are available on their website at under the Parent Information tab. The deadline to submit an application is June 4th. For additional information, please contact the school at
Mary Alice Monroe: Author Talk Live
Friday, May 28, 2021 - 12:00pm- 
Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library 
Sat, May 29th, 12:30pm HUDSON LIBRARY - HIGHLANDS, NC 249 Frank Allen Rd. Cashiers NC 28717-
Call Hudson Library at 828-526-3031 to make your reservation.
Join us for this in-person author talk with bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe. We'll be talking about her latest book, The Summer of Lost and Found. Books will be available for purchase and signing at this free event.All events will be fully compliant with current COVID regulations and best practices.
Author Talks are sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

“Spring Fling Art & Craft Walk” will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 29, in downtown Dillsboro. Live music and craft demonstrations. 828.707.2004.


Farmer’s Market (with artisans) will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays through October at 117 Island Street in Bryson City. Stop by the old barn by the river for local, homegrown produce, as well as baked goods, jellies and preserves, authentic crafts, and more. Food truck, picnic tables and a strolling musician.

The annual “Spring Market Day” will kick off at 9 am - 4 pmSaturday, May 29, in downtown Franklin. www.franklin-chamber.comCrafters, vendors, merchants, antiques, and more

Jackson Arts Market- Saturdays 1:00-5:00 PM
533 West Main St Sylva, NC
Free outdoor arts experience with LIVE MUSIC , 20+ artists, and demos sharing their artistic process of creating hand made pieces. Saturdays in 2021, the Jackson Arts Market is coming to our gardens with beautiful, handcrafted items! Order a breakfast sandwich and a cocktail or beer at our service window, then Sip-N-Shop craftsman showcases, vendors booths with everything from craft jewelry to canned goods and breads, all the while enjoying the sounds of local musical artists! ALL OUTSIDE!! 

Bryson City Farmers Market  Fri. 7 May, 2021 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Farmer’s Market (with artisans) will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays through October at 117 Island Street in Bryson City. Stop by the old barn by the river for local, homegrown produce, as well as baked goods, jellies and preserves, authentic crafts, and more. Food truck, picnic tables and a strolling musician. 

Sports & Activities:

Registration for Adult Soccer league is open through May 31st! Ages 14 and up- Contact Andrew Sherling at 828-293-3053 ext. 6 or with any questions.

Sign up for Sandlot Baseball - All day   Signups are open through May 31 for sandlot baseball leagues in Cullowhee and Sylva. Participants must be between the ages of 5 and 7 by May 1. Games will be played from 6 to 7 p.m. starting the week of June 7. Fee is $25

Local Pubs in the area:
Bryson City:

 Unplugged Pub (Bryson City) will host Outlaw Whiskey May 29th. All shows begin at 8 p.m. Free and open to the public. 

Mountain Layers Brewing (Bryson City) will host Kate Thomas May 28 & Granny’s Mason Jar May 29. All shows begin at 6 p.m. Free and open to the public. 828.538.0115 or

Bryson City Wine Market offers a glass of wine and a Market Plate Monday through Saturday as well as special flight tastings from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. every Friday and Saturday 


Lazy Hiker Brewing (Franklin) will host Woolybooger (Americana/folk) May 29


Nantahala Brewing (Sylva) will host Shane Meade & The Sound (Americana/indie) at 7:30 p.m. May 28 & May 30th Free and open to the public. 828.641.9797 or

 Lazy Hiker Brewing (Sylva) will host Woolybooger (Americana/folk) May 28. All shows begin at 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Free and open to the public.

Paper Mill Lounge (Sylva) will host 

Balsam Falls Brewing (Sylva) will host an open mic from 8 to 10 p.m. every Thursday. Free and open to the public.

There will be a free wine tasting from 6 to 8 p.m. every Thursday and 2 to 5 p.m every Saturday at The Wine Bar & Cellar in Sylva. 828.631.3075.

Innovation Station in Dillsboro Go Big Thursday- 12pm- 9pm  As they say, "Go big or go home!" On Thursdays we are pulling out all the GIANT games. Join us anytime throughout the day or evening and we'll have all the games set up for you. On the railroad side patio we'll have two tables set up for Wicked Big Pong & Flip Cup. There will also be Giant Connect Four & Giant Jenga.
Of beer in the giant solo cups. Don't be silly, that's gross


Holly Springs Baptist Church, 2nd Mile Ministry is open 10 to Noon Mondays providing a food pantry, children's clothes and financial aid (rent and utilities) for families and seniors in need. 

Prentiss Church as a food pantry every month, the third thursday from 2 - 5:30.

Friends of the Greenway  FROG Quarters is now open Wednesday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to  2 p.m.,  at 573 E. Main in Franklin. Stop by for coffee or a soft drink and a snack, use our free internet.  You can also reserve the shelters for your events there.

Smoky Mountain Pregnancy Care Centers in Cullowhee and Franklin have an educational parenting program to earn “points” to use to obtain free items for your family. The centers carry formula, diapers, wipes, baby items and clothing up to size 6, as well as strollers, car seats, high chairs, pack n’ plays, etc. Donations are always welcome. Services are free and confidential. For more information or an appointment, call (828)349-3200, (828)293-3600 or

CareNet on Bidwell Street will be open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  A box of food may be picked up once a week.

Uptown Gallery on Main Street new hours are Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Five Fire Departments in Macon County – Nantahala, Cullasaja, Sky Valley, Clarks Chapel, and Burningtown – are open Monday thru Fridays for drive up food deliveries from 1 to 4 p.m. for anyone who needs food.

Employment assistance is offered by NC Works Career Center from 1:30-4 p.m. on the first Friday of every month at Marianna Black Library in Bryson City. 488.3030 or
Huge Indoor Yard Sale with All kinds of baby Clothes, adult items, Baby toys, paw patrol, Thomas the train and tons more!! Go Check them out @1921 Highway 441 in Cherokee From 8am-3pm 

To have your yard sale included here for FREE, email it to

Prentiss Church as a food pantry every month, the third thursday from 2 - 5:30.

All Saints Episcopal Church, Franklin. Rite I at 8:00 a.m. without music and Rite II at 10:15 a.m. with music, every Sunday. 1st and 3rd Sundays at St. Agnes Chapel, 66 Church St. and 2nd and 4th Sundays at St. Cyprian's Chapel, 216 Roller Mill Rd. Each Sunday's 10:15 a.m. service can be viewed live on our website: and past Sundays can be viewed on YouTube by searching "All Saints Franklin" to find our YouTube page.

Franklin First United Methodist Church is on Facebook at Franklin First United Methodist Church either live at 9:30 a.m. on Sundays or later on recorded video while they are social distancing due to COVID19.  The church is located at 66 Harrison Avenue in downtown Franklin; senior pastor is Rev. David Beam. for more information, call (828)524-3010 or visit

Grace Baptist Church services are held on Sunday,  11 a.m.  Frank Rodriguez will deliver the message. All are welcome to attend. The church is located at 130 Setser Branch Rd

Celebrate Recovery at Discover Church every Monday night at 6 p.m. Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, 12-step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, pain or addiction of any kind. Celebrate Recovery is a safe place to find community and freedom from the issues that are controlling our life. Free childcare up to five years old for attending parents. Discover Church is located at 47 Macon Center Dr (behind Bojangles). For more information, email for questions.

Prentiss Church of God is holding Sunday worship service in its sanctuary beginning at 10:30 a.m. Social distancing is observed and safety measures are in place.  Services are also streamed online on the Prentiss Church of God Facebook page. The church is located at  59 Church Hill Lane, off Addington Bridge Road. Phone: (828)369-3885.

Memorial United Methodist Church Anonymous Call-in Prayer Line. If you need prayer,  call (828)369-0707. Leave a message with your prayer request, and the church will be happy to pray for you or whoever you request prayers for. You may also leave a request for a call back if you need one.  

Tellico Baptist Church is now having in-person Sunday School at 10 a.m. and worship service at 11 a.m. inside the church building with the Reverend L. E. Angel. Everyone is welcome.

Everything Bagel- 
Now hiring all positions pizza maker servers and cooks

Ferrara Pizza and Pasta Sylva- 
Please apply in person any day during business hours
We are looking for both FOH and BOH employees! Part time hours are available immediately (10am-3pm) with opportunity for more hours in summer months. Weekend and summer availability is REQUIRED!

County Road Farms Nursery-
Seeking Full Time GreenHouse Assistant 
Responsibilities include, but not limited to Customer Service, Plant Care & Maintenance, Ground Maintenance, Some Lifting, and Loading. Apply in person and for more information call 828-586-5515

Macon County Public Library 

The Macon County Public Library is seeking an enthusiastic and energetic candidate to fill the part-time position of Library Assistant I/Courier driver. Macon County Public Library is a member of Fontana Regional Library, a public library system with six member libraries providing service in Jackson, Macon and Swain counties. The ideal candidate for the Library Assistant I will be a team player who can provide library services to meet the needs of the public. If you thrive in a rapidly changing environment while maintaining a friendly and helpful attitude, this may be the job for you. Job posting here
Macon County Dept. of Social Services 
Child Welfare Social Workers needed.  Advanced, professional-level casework providing protective and on-going case management services.  Details at
To Apply – Complete State of NC Application PD-107 submitted to NC Works at 5 West Main St. Franklin, NC 28734.

 Full-time additional administrative staff to our local Edward Jones team in Franklin, NC.

Job Description:

* Ability to deepen and broaden client relationships

* Experience in identifying opportunities to create efficiency

* Experience working independently and managing multiple priorities in a deadline-driven environment

* Proficiency in current office technology

* Willingness to learn how financial services/markets work

To apply for this position, visit and enter 58173BR in the search field.

- Bill DeWandeler
   Financial Advisor
   81 W Main St
   Franklin, NC 28734
   (828) 369-5383

Macon Citizens Habilities, Inc
Macon Group Home - Franklin
39 Hour Shift: Mon, Thurs, Fri (5PM-10PM) Sat, Sun (7AM-7PM) Iotla Group Home - Franklin

37.5 Hour Split ShiF: Mon-Fri (7AM-10AM, 5PM-9PM)

40 Hour ShiF: Mon-Thurs (11PM-9AM)

Jackson County-

Smoky Group Home - Sylva

32 Hour Shift: Fri (5PM-9PM) Sat and Sun (7AM-9PM)

34 Hour Shift: Thurs (5PM-9PM) Fri, Sat, Sun (11PM-9AM)

36 Hour Shift: Mon-Fri (6AM-11AM) Mon-Wed (5PM-9PM)

60 Hour Shift (7 on 7 off): Mon-Fri (4PM-9PM) Sat and Sun (7AM-10PM)

60 Hour Shitf (7 on 7 off): Mon-Fri (4PM-9PM) Sat and Sun (7AM-10PM)

Webster Group Home - Sylva (Webster Community)

19 Hour Shift: Mon (4p-9P) Sat and Sun (7A-2P)

19 Hour Shift: Tues (4p-9P) Sat and Sun (2P-9P)

22.5 Hour Shift: Mon-Fri (630AM-11AM)

35 Hour Shift: Fri (4P-9P) Sat and Sun (7A-10P)

Visit our Facebook Page "Macon Citizen HabliBes, Inc" for Benefits and Requirements.


Grandview Manor Care Center

We are looking to hire two individuals to join our personal care team! Both positions will work directly with our residents to ensure all of their needs are met. 

We have an opening on our second shift (3PM-11PM) and an opening on our third shift (11PM-7AM). Both positions can be full or part-time and come with flexible scheduling, educational opportunities and a great team to work with. Please apply on here, or send us a direct message with any questions. 


Hampton Inn Franklin

 Front Desk Person Fri thru Sunday 8am-4pm $9.45 Personable & Reliable, Housekeepers full and part-time $9.25. Applications at front desk 244 Cunningham Rd., No phone calls.


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Western North Carolina,

a nonprofit mentoring organization is searching for a part-time (20 hours a week) Program Coordinator of its Swain County branch. Under the supervision of the Executive and Assistant Director, the Program Coordinator proactively performs the leadership role in the program team approach in the areas of enrollment and matching. Qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree in social work or related human services field. Experience in related field is desired, but not required. Ability to travel within service area and to work flexible hours, including weekends, is required. To learn more, including job responsibilities and how to apply, visit


Habitat for Humanity of Macon/Jackson County
Habitat needs volunteers to share some their skills or gain some experience learning new ones. From carpentry to cleaning, marketing to moral support, computer skills, planning and organizing or just plain common sense, the greatest gift you could ever give is your time. Any amount is good. Some great times, lasting friendships and rewarding experiences await.  Call (828)369-3716 or (828)371-5442.

Copyright © 2021 The Southern Scoop, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
Po Box 274 Franklin, NC 28744

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.


This email was sent to <<Email Address>>
why did I get this?    unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences
The Southern Scoop · PO Box 274 · Franklin, NC 28744-0274 · USA

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp