The Smoky Mountain High School Science Olympiad team will compete at the state tournament in April as a result of the showing of team members at the regional tournament in Asheville on March 2.


Francis Marion Webster Jr., 89, of Denver Colo., formerly of J…

Arilla M. Jones, 83, of Sylva passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2019.

Gartrell Roy Mosteller, 88, of Live Oak, Fla., passed away Mon…

Mrs. Irene Annia Williams Craine, 81, of High Point passed awa…

Robert Morris England, age 94, passed away at his home in Sylv…

Letters to the Editor

After listening to the hue and cry about this proposal on news shows and trying to understand how it was being used by all sides, I took the unusual step of reading the “inflammatory” document.

Believing in conservative values, too many of us thought that just any ole chump would be better than Hillary. Were we ever wrong!

Jackson County Habitat for Humanity, under the leadership of Director Jeff Baldwin, has undertaken a giant step in its relocation at the former Sneak E Squirrel building just west of Mark Watson Park.

I would like to share a couple of thoughts on last week’s “Herald report” story about the newspaper’s efforts to obtain a document concerning the Western Carolina University-owned dam on the Tuckaseigee River.

I am writing to thank the residents of Sylva and Jackson County for sharing the true meaning of Christmas with children in need in the holiday season. The generosity of Sylva and Jackson County and the Western North Carolina Area Team enabled us to collect 19,070 shoebox gifts for Operation …

A letter in the Feb. 21 edition of The Sylva Herald, “The American people aren’t stupid” needs a little clarification and a few facts added to be a complete description.

Court News

Two sessions of Jackson County District Court were held last week at the Justice Center.

A session of Jackson County Civil Superior Court will begin Monday, April 8. Potential jurors should report to Room 220 of the Jackson County Justice Center on that date.

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