There are many reasons to watch your step in a garden. Most beds are usually teeming with fragile sprouts, tiny creatures and various tripping hazards, all of which would be best for you to avoid. But after a rain, especially in areas with heavy clay soils, walking through a garden could hav…

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, which is a general term for memory loss and other cognitive abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer’s makes up 60-80 percent of dementia cases.

Obituaries

On Tuesday, May 26, 2020, Pamela Sue Bissell Graves, a loving …

On Monday, May 25, 2020, Gary Wayne Menninger, loving husband …

Letters to the Editor

One cannot avoid seeing the increase in food insecurity/hunger since the COVID-19 pandemic took hold. Across all media there are pictures of massive lines at food banks and pleas for support from our local Western North Carolina food banks.

Unaffiliated voters often find the issues more compelling than the political party of candidates for public office. Therefore, they should consider Moe Davis for Congress.

I am now a widow and have been moved by law to the “singles” tax bracket, paying more than in the “married with no dependents” tax bracket.

The COVID-19 pandemic has further exposed many societal issues in our country – inadequate healthcare, the ever-widening gap between the rich and the poor, racial injustice, a lack of funding for our educational institutions, extreme partisan bickering, etc. You might say there’s another kin…

On Feb. 23, 2020, Ahmaud Arbery, a black man who was jogging in a residential Brunswick, Georgia neighborhood, was murdered by a group of white men who said they thought he was suspicious looking. The local police took no action for 70 days, until the press got involved, leaving them no choi…

N.C.-11 Congressional Candidate Lynda Bennett is a mother of two, a wife of 26 years, and a successful business woman for the past 34-plus years. She has fought through tough economic downturns in the real estate business which will serve N.C.-11 well at this critical time when we need to br…

Court News

The following persons were arrested by the Sylva Police Department between May 25 and 31.

While most court matters are on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a few cases are being heard, primarily to reduce the inmate population at the Jackson County Detention Center.