The N.C. Cooperative Extension Service is now taking applications for participation in the 2019 Jackson – Swain Master Gardener Volunteer Program. Classes will be held at the Jackson Extension Center at 876 Skyland Drive, Sylva, every Wednesday morning for 11-12 weeks from 8:30 a.m. until no…

Smoky Mountain’s men’s basketball team defeated Brevard 69-53 Friday in the first round of the Mountain Six Conference Tournament at the SM gym.

Obituaries

Terry Smith, 63, of Sylva passed away peacefully on Feb. 17, 2019.

Mary Margaret Heim, 97, of Cullowhee, formerly of Salem, Ohio,…

Joseph Michael “Jody” Cooper, age 47, went to his eternal home…

Anita Katharina Oser of Cullowhee died unexpectedly Sunday, Fe…

Marsha Marie Sutton, 64, of Sylva went home to be with the Lor…

Letters to the Editor

For the homeowner with a woods border or land managers, late winter to early spring is a good time to dig out greening up vines, bushes, and trees.

When it comes to health insurance, North Carolina has the sixth largest uninsured population in the nation. One in five Jackson County residents under the age of 65 is uninsured, nearly twice the state average.

In response to “NC Schools Sliding Toward Resegregation,” Jan. 3 Opinion: I was interested in Nickole Hannah-Jones’ quote that “We lost the moral message of public schools: they are about the common, not an individual’s good.” This is a deceptive statement.

As the clowns in Washington dance, sing, and do their acrobatics, we are allowed to see a revival of The Greatest Show On Earth. Actually I think the neighbor’s dog would make a better president and a kindergarten class express better manners, show more compassion and humility and make bette…

In reference to the guest opinion in the Jan. 31 edition, I would like to emphasize the Food Drive for the Shutdown held by the Jackson County Democratic Party for Community Table was only for the Shutdown.

I would like to participate in the rational discussion as suggested by the guest columnist in the Jan. 24 edition of The Sylva Herald.

A thread of hope caught my attention on page 5A, top of the fold, in last week’s Sylva Herald. In the guest column and the three letters to the editor, I heard four folks asking all of us to come together for the common good. Each writer emphasized an immediate common need – food and basic p…

Court News

The following persons were arrested by the Sylva Police Department between Feb. 11 and 17:

Two administrative terms of Jackson County Superior Court were held last week at the Justice Center.