|  Written by Madeline Smith  |  0

Country Side Lanes is a local bowling alley located at 347 Jackson Plaza in Sylva. It first opened on March 9, 2012 by Linda and Larry Henrion.

Starting a business is not easy. The two began their journey in September of 2011. After acquiring the location, which was once known as Thunder Lanes, they had to renovate, obtain their liquor licenses, speak with the landlord and so much more.

 |  Written by Jake Browning  |  0

Madeline Smith is a junior at Western Carolina University and a staff writer for The Western Carolinian. She has been with The Western Carolinian since Fall 2016, when she saw positions advertised on JobCat and thought it would be a good extracurricular activity for her English major.

Before coming to Western Carolina, Smith lived in Norwood with her mother, step mother and step brother. Music was always an important part of her life. In addition to being a drum major and trumpeter for her high school marching band, she studied piano for eight years.


 |  Written by Madeline Mayer  |  0

On Monday, April 10 from 7 – 9 p.m. in the UC Illusions room a small, warm concert was provided by country singersongwriter Austin Moody. Moody travelled to Western Carolina University from Johnson City, Tennessee which is a mountain away from Nashville. He had never been to Western Carolina but greatly enjoyed it.

 |  Written by Madeline Smith  |  0

Thursday, April 27:

• Thirsty Thursdays happens every Thursday at City Lights Café in Sylva - $3.25 Local Tap Beers, $3 Bottles, $4 Wines by the Glass, $5.95 for Local Flights - 5, 6 ounce pours. For more information, please call 838-587-2233.

• The Write Ones, an Adult Creative Writing Group, will meet at the Jackson County Public Library from 6-7 p.m.