The United States Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency will begin accepting nominations for county committee members on Friday. Agricultural producers who participate or cooperate in an FSA program may be nominated for candidacy for the county committee. Individuals may nominate t…

Western Carolina University’s Hunter Library received over $49,000 as part of $2 million in 2019-20 Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grants for local North Carolina libraries.

Western Carolina University had two players selected on the third day of the 2019 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft which concluded Wednesday evening. Catamount senior outfielder Matthew Koehler was selected by the Oakland Athletics in the 31st round, while draft-eligible redshir…

Western Carolina University Head Football Coach Mark Speir has stressed the importance of creating the best home atmosphere at E.J. Whitmire Stadium/Bob Waters Field, not only in the Southern Conference but in all the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision.

Obituaries

Juanita Beasley Payne, 95, of Robbinsville, went home to be wi…

Clara “Mamaw” Bryson, 72, of Cullowhee, went home to be with t…

Charlie “Gadget” Woodring, 63, of Sylva, passed away Friday, J…

Marion Beegle, 85, of Cullowhee went home to be with the Lord …

Letters to the Editor

Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Arkansas and a former Army officer, wrote a touching essay which was published in the April issue of the Hillsdale College Journal, “Imprimis.” The title of the essay is “Sacred Duty: A Soldier’s Tour at Arlington National Cemetery.” Cotton describes vividly how each perso…

I wasn’t too upset when I first learned the Economist in Chief was imposing tariffs on China. I frankly have been disgusted with plastic do-das and T-shirts that didn’t hold their shape after a wash. Good. At last maybe the country who has no clue what fair trade is about will be brought to task.

Injectable epinephrine is a drug that one may administer into their own body to prevent anaphylaxis following an allergic reaction. Millions of people are diagnosed with an allergy that requires the purchase of injectable epinephrine every year. This inelastic good has been dominated by one …

On Saturday I went to the Jackson County Recreation Center for a workout. I was guided into the parking lot by some very nice young people and greeted by a number of vendors selling food and gifts. “What is the celebration?” I wondered, and learned that a well known young lady, suffering fro…

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 June 3 and June 10: