Old Savannah Baptist Church’s Live Nativity, titled “The Way In A Manger,” will be at 138 Sutton Branch Road, Sylva, across from Country Road Farms, on Friday and Saturday. Gates open at 7 p.m. and close at 8:30 p.m. There is no cost.

The N.C. Department of Commerce moved Jackson County from Tier 1 to Tier 2 in its county tier designations for 2019 released Nov. 30 The designations, which are mandated by state law, play a role in several programs that assist in economic development.

Obituaries

Arlene Bishop, 80, of Franklin went home to be with the Lord W…

Giles Adams, 81, of Andrews passed away Monday, Nov. 19, 2018,…

William “June” Bennett, Jr., 86, of Cullowhee went home to be …

Letters to the Editor

The Nov. 15 edition of The Sylva Herald published a letter by Ronnie Mau, son of Jackson County Commissioner Ron Mau, concerning a post on the Jackson County Democratic Party website that compared his father to Chairman Mao Zedong.

My name is Ronnie Mau, son of Ron Mau, a current member of the Jackson County Board of Commissioners. Congratulations on the wins in Jackson County, especially to Brian McMahan, Boyce Deitz and Gayle Woody. The turnout of voters from both parties was an encouraging sign for political engagem…

Over the past month I’ve had the opportunity to attend several Sylva town board meetings. At each meeting there have been individuals in attendance that have spoken during the public comments section of the meeting. This time allows the board to hear from community members. These individuals…

The other night I dreamed that Fox News reported on two helicopters: one hovering over Washington, D.C.; the other over the U.S./Mexico border. A bearded, robed, long-haired Jew dropped thousands of leaflets from each chopper. As citizens, elected politicians and appointed officials picked t…

I would like to thank The Chef’s Table and Harrah’s Cherokee Casino for their generosity of inviting all Veterans for a fantastic free buffet on Veterans Day Monday.

Individuals on Medicare and who are retired teachers with United Health Care’s Medicare Advantage are covered for out of network services at the same rate as in network services. Individuals with UHC Medicare Advantage need only to call the Customer Service number on the back of their card t…

With all the polarized, nasty discussions and behavior over politics there may be a desire to get into your bunker and just withdraw.

Court News

Two sessions of Jackson County District Court were held last week at the Justice Center with Judge Donna Forga presiding.

The following persons were arrested by the Sylva Police Department between Nov. 26 and Dec. 2: